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Community radio's national women's current affairs program. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).

Community radio's national women's current affairs program. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).
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Melbourne, VIC

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Community radio's national women's current affairs program. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 1277 Collingwood Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA 3066 +61 3 9419 8377


Episodes

Salome's Circle

9/16/2018
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Salome’s dance of the seven veils is inspiration for the name of a collective of strippers and adult industry performers who have come together to build community and improve working conditions as Salome’s Circle.In the new testament of the Christian bible, Salome danced before Herod with the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter, and has become a symbol of dangerous female seductiveness in art and literature over the centuries.In this week’s WOTL, we hear from Leigh Hopkinson, who...

Duration:00:28:07

Women and the Health Industrial Complex

9/9/2018
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This episode of Women on The Line we look at women, their bodies and the institutions which attempt to govern us – the health and medical industries.We’ll hear from Sheridon Byrne, a feminist activist, doula and educator, about birth justice and the struggles that women and other birthing people face to birth on their terms. You’ll also hear from Sangeetha Thanapal about issues surrounding fat identity, race, intersectionality, the gender pay gap and the experiences of marginality, stimga...

Duration:00:28:06

South African Protest Theatre

9/2/2018
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On this episode of Women on the Line we speak with three female cast members of The Fall - a protest theatre production documenting the South African student movement of 2015. we speak with Ameera Conrad, Thando Mangcu and Tankiso Mamabolo.

Duration:00:27:50

My Health Record

8/26/2018
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On this week on Women on the Line we take a closer look at the recent changes to the Australian Government's My Health Record system. Earlier this year the Government announced that the system would be changed from an opt-in to opt-out system. What are the implications of these changes? We chat with Katina Michael ,who is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong, about data and privacy issues with the My Health Record system. Later in...

Duration:00:27:59

OWLS - Older Women Lost in Housing

8/19/2018
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Women on the Line hears this week from OWLS, Older Women Lost in Housing. At an event hosted by the Justice Committee of the Victorian Women Lawyers, we hear from two speakers, Penny Leemhuis, an OWLs Advocate, and Lucy Adams from Justice Connect, a Victorian organisation which provides people locked out of the justice system with free legal help.The music for this week's show is Lost in the City by Anna Oliphant WrightFor more information seeOlder Women Lost In Housing...

Duration:00:27:49

Women, Food and Culture

8/12/2018
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"Food is more than sustenance and nutrition, it has social, cultural and symbolic meanings which structure not only our daily lives, but also life transitions...Food represents an arena where powerful values and beliefs about being a human are evident. Food practices also demarcate cultural boundaries of belonging and not belonging." (Dr Ruth de Souza, 2017) On today's show we chat with Cinday, owner of Shop Bao Ngoc - a Vietnamese Australian Tuckshop in Melbourne. We also chat with Saba...

Duration:00:27:49

Women on the Line - Violence Against Women with Disability

8/5/2018
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Whilst women with disability experience violence more extensively than any other group of women, these experiences are the most silent within feminist representations and the media. As todays show will highlight, the violence perpetrated against women with disability is enabled through the ableist culture we live within, which allows this violence to continue not only behind closed doors, but in full view of the public. On today’s show we’ll discuss the experiences of violence against women...

Duration:00:28:01

Feminism in the Pub: 'Because of Her, We Can!' (part two)

7/29/2018
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This week on Women on the Line we bring you the second part of the 2018 NAIDOC week panel discussion of Feminism in the Pub, “Because of Her, We Can!” presented by the Victorian Trades Hall Council.Listen back to the first part of the discussion here. The panel discussion took place on Wednesday July 4 at Trades Hall and featured speakers Celeste Liddle, Marayne Muller and Robyn Oxley in conversation with panel chair Edie Shepherd.

Duration:00:27:48

30 years since the Fairlea Wring Out

7/22/2018
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We commemorate 30 years since the first Fairlea Wring Out demonstration with community activists, academics and prison abolitionists Amanda George and Emma Russell. The first Wring Out Fairlea demonstration was organised by the Coalition Against Women's Imprisonment and took place at the former Fairlea women's prison in Melbourne on 26 June 1988. The Wring Out action was repeated three more times over the next eight years, bringing thousands of people to encircle Fairlea prison in protest...

Duration:00:28:15

Birthing on Country

7/15/2018
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‘Aboriginal women have been displaced from being the experts of their birthing experiences through tradition, culture and experience, to being passive recipients of medicalised and institutionalised pregnancy care’ (Ngaanyatjarra Health Service, 2006).We speak with Cherisse Buzzacott, an Arrernte woman from Alice Springs, a midwife and project Officer for Birthing on Country (BoC) - a Project aimed to establish Aboriginal Birthing on Country models of maternity care.

Duration:00:27:47

Feminism in the Pub: Because of Her, We Can!

7/8/2018
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This week on Women on the Line we bring you excerpts from a special NAIDOC week edition of Feminism in the Pub, “Because of Her, We Can!” presented by the Victorian Trades Hall Council. The panel discussion took place on Wednesday, July 4 at Trades Hall and featured speakers Celeste Liddle, Marayne Muller and Robyn Oxley in conversation with panel chair Edie Shepherd.

Duration:00:28:26

Women in Comedy

7/1/2018
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A celebration of women in comedy. Comedy is more than just a pleasant way to pass an evening, humour more than something to amuse. It is interwoven into the fabric of our everyday existence - humour is everywhere! However on a professional level, women comics are still fighting the unfunny fight for equal respect, equal opportunity and equal pay.In this episode we chat with Kirsty Webeck, a Melbourne-based comedian, host, radio presenter, freelance writer and editor. We also speak with Urvi...

Duration:00:27:48

The Problem of Mandatory Sentencing

6/24/2018
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Mandatory sentencing for attacks on emergency workers are proposed as a tough but fair health and safety measure. Yet this approach has been shown to be ineffective, while devastating the lives of community members with addiction, severe mental health challenges and people subject to family violence. Yet the Victorian State Government is now putting this bill on the table with bipartisan support.Meghan Fitzgerald, Social Action, Policy & Law Reform Manager at Fitzroy Legal Service, talks us...

Duration:00:27:49

Race and Community Care

6/17/2018
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On this episode of Women on the Line we look at race and community care. We chat with Caroline Ridler who is the Coordinator for the Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color (QTIPOC) project at Switchboard Victoria. Caroline chats with us about the upcoming panel she is coordinating and moderating, 'The Qtipoc project presents:Race and Community Care'. She shares with us her insights into anti-racism training and community sector issues when working with queer, trans and Indigenous people of...

Duration:00:28:08

Forced divorce, sex worker rights and the Nordic model and exclusion zones for abortion clinics: three legislative perspectives

6/10/2018
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This week on Women on the Line we feature three perspectives on legislation that has a significant impact on people's lives.Jiselle Hanna speaks with Sally Goldner of Transgender Victoria about the end of forced divorce laws for transgender people in Victoria in the wake of marriage equality.Emma Hart speaks with Jane Green of Vixen Collective about recent decisions made by the Victorian Liberal Party in relation to sex worker rights and the Nordic Model. Anya Saravanan speaks with Adrianne...

Duration:00:27:47

Feminist mentors and writers

5/20/2018
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On this episode of Women on the Line we chat with two feminist writers of colour about mentorship and writing feminism. We chat with Natalie Kon-Yu about the Feminist Writers Festival, mentorships in the australian literary industry, academia and motherhood. Later in the show we chat with Shu-Ling Chua about memoir writing, mothers and writing sexuality.BiosNatalie Kon-Yu is a creative writer, editor and academic, with a particular focus on creative writing by women and feminist literary...

Duration:00:30:13

Women and The Criminal Justice System

5/6/2018
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Today we look at violence against women and the response of the criminal justice system. The community response is often surrounding the need for greater police responses and a tougher approach on the perpetrators of these violent crimes. But is it within our criminal justice system’s interest to support and empower women?

Duration:00:28:01

Negro Speaks of Books

4/29/2018
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This week on Women on the Line we chat to Inez Trambas about Negro Speaks of Books.Negro Speaks of Books is an online platform created to host conversations about books written by authors of Colour. Taking its name from the poem ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ by Langston Hughes, Negro Speaks of Books celebrates the diversity of Bla(c)k literature across the Diaspora, and recognises the necessity of Bla(c)k literature in our struggle for liberation.We discuss black literature, authors who have...

Duration:00:28:18

SESTA – FOSTA & All Sex Workers Go To Heaven

4/22/2018
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On this episode of Women on the Line we look at the recent Trump legislation SESTA/FOSTA and how it impacts sex workers and internet censorship. We chat with Daisy who is the co-founder of All Sex Workers Go To Heaven (ASWGTH) and Sandy who who is a cam model and freelance artist who has studied performance and video art. They chat with us about representation of sex workers on the internet, in feminism, community and in art and how SESTA/FOSTA is impacting them. BiosDaisy is a queer brown...

Duration:00:28:51

Medically Supervised Injecting Centres

4/15/2018
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Medically Supervised Injecting Centres have been proven to be an effective way of preventing deaths from from drug overdoses, and helping people to access safe injecting equipment and support services. Late last year a trial of a medically supervised injecting centre for North Richmond in Melbourne was announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and is due to start in June this year. This week on Women on the Line we hear from Dr Marianne Jauncey, the Medical Director of the Uniting...