Listen to Labor's deportation bill controversy, Maria Birch-Morunga, Brown Women Comedy and the West Papua Film Festival01:21:0410 April 2024

This week, Samira is joined by Jana Favero, ASRC’s Head of Systemic Change & Betia Shakiba, Human Rights Lawyer and Refugee Advocate, to discuss Betia’s op-ed for The Guardian on Labor’s Deportation bill controversy, the vicious cycles of how Australia's current system treats refugees, and they work to answer the question: what’s been going on with immigration law in AU lately?

Maria Birch-Morunga, co-host of the Being Biracial podcast comes in to discuss her venture hosting the Creative Conversations series by Colour Box Studio. Maria and Samira talk all about creative process, making your own spaces as a biracial woman and run through some of the guests appearing at the FREE Creative Conversations events!

Daizy Maan, Co-Founder and director/producer of Brown Women Comedy brings in her friend and fellow comedian, Shyaire Ganglani, to talk about their show at MICF 2024. The multi-performer show is on until April 21 - go because it’s hilarious and you might end up in comedy!

PLUS, the National Inaugural West Papua Mini Film Festival is running across nine Australian cities from April 9, 2024. Organiser, Ronny Kareni, and organiser and film-maker, Charlie Hill-Smith, speak to Samira about the lack of representation of West Papuan stories in western media and why it can be really difficult to put on events like this. The festival comes to Melbourne on April 19.

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