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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

Youth Mental Health in Schools, Gender Whisperers

11/11/2018
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On this week on Women on the Line look at mental health issues that LGBTIQ+ young people and rural and regional young people are facing today. We chat with Mel Gaylard, secondary school teacher who is committed to creating safer schools for LGBTIQ+ young people. Later in the show we hear from Pauline Neil – founder of Live4Life, a health promotion organisation addressing youth suicide in rural and regional Victoria.

Duration:00:28:03

Antimicrobial Stewardship

10/28/2018
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World Antibiotic Awareness Week occurs annually in November aiming to draw attention to the role of effective use of antibiotics in preventing and containing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In Melbourne, the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Safer Care Victoria are hosting aforum featuring a number of Australian clinical and research groups in a dynamic program covering all facets of the response to antimicrobial resistance.In this show, we speak with Lesley Hawes, a PhD...

Duration:00:28:27

Kids On The Streets, Kids Off Narau

10/21/2018
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In this week’s Women on the Line, we speak to Nyah and Romy, two young people who’ve spent many weeks organising a ‘Children’s March for Nauru’ in Melbourne. We talk about refugee advocacy and what it’s been like to get involved in activism and campaigning. Later in the show, we also chat to Gabrielle de Vietri from the Artists Committee who initiated working with children and young people for this event. This show also features singer and musician Gelareh Pour, also involved with the...

Duration:00:28:07

All the Feels – a mental illness/health fundraiser

10/14/2018
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On this week on Women on the Line we hear a live recording of ‘All the Feels’ – a mental illness and health fundraiser for In Sickness and In Stealth art collective. The event was held on National Mental Health Day, 10 October, at Loop Projection Bar in Melbourne. ‘All the Feels’ launched the second In Sickness and Stealth zine and featured a lineup of live music, poetry, visual art and zines.Artwork by Fox.

Duration:00:27:59

Disability Pride is Back

10/7/2018
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Women on the Line speaks with Larissa McFarlane, activist and artist based in Melbourne about disability pride and it's power against structural systems and attitudes which marginalise people with disability. We'll speak with Larissa about the recent re-installation of the Disability Pride mural which was removed last year by the local council, receiving national media at the time. We'll hear from Larissa about the ways in which she utilises her practice to engage her community to create...

Duration:00:28:03

Save Westernport

9/30/2018
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This week on the show we head to Westernport on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, where AGL have proposed the Crib Point gas import terminal. We’ll hear about the campaign to stop the floating gas infrastructure project from:- Louise Page of local activist organisation Save Westernport- Zianna Fuad, the coordinator of Quit Coal collective, part of Friends of the Earth Melbourne- Excerpts from the Environment Victoria live stream of the rally against the proposed project held outside the...

Duration:00:27:47

Precarious Housing and Refugee Health

9/23/2018
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In Melbourne, as part of a joint investigation between the Royal Melbourne Hospital Refugee Health Program and Cohealth Community Health Service, a team of public health professionals have been conducting research looking into the experience of precarious housing amongst refugees in Melbourne and the perceived health impacts of housing. We speak with Dr Kudzai Kanhutu, an infectious diseases physician at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service and current Refugee Health Fellow at the...

Duration:00:27:43

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