This podcast was recorded on the lands of the Dharawal, the palawa of lutruwita nation, and the Wurundjeri of Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the work of those in community today. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.
Our plus guest today is anti-poverty activist and Communications Coordinator for the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union, Kristin O’Connell.
We discuss the despicable state of welfare in Australia, poverty by policy, the campaign to raise the rate to #80aDay, cropaganda, and how to get away with swearing in a podcast. There’s a lot to digest, especially if you’re the leader of the Australian Labor Party.