National Co-director of Democracy in Colour, Neha Madhok joined Areej to discuss the recent report released by the Migrant Workers Justice Initiative, As If We Aren’t Human, that detailed the abandonment of temporary migrant workers in Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the recent announcement by the federal government to introduce an English language test prior to being accepted for a partner visa.
Areej is also joined by Tharawal and Yorta Yorta woman, activist and lecturer in criminology at Western Sydney University, Robyn Oxley who talked about her recent piece for IndigenousX and The Guardian, Defunding the police and abolishing prisons in Australia are not radical ideas. In the article, Oxley argues that the ongoing deaths of First Nations people in custody, high incarceration rates, and brutal policing require these systems to be dismantled.
Lastly, Sydney based writer, commentator, and author, Cole Brown jumps on the line to chat about his recent book Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World, a work that asks an important question: What is Blackness?
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