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Like I'm A Six-Year-Old

Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with interesting and passionate people to find out what they do and what they believe in. It's kind of like Kitchen Cabinet except Tom can't cook.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 24, 2016

January 26th is upon us again!

To reflect on the issues of blind nationalism and patriotism that Australia/Invasion/Survival Day (of Mourning) throws up, here's a slice of Stan Grant's speech on racism and my conversation with artist Jim Coad, the man behind the Castlemaine civil event named "Chuck another flag on the barbie?"

The World Keeps Happening at Perth Fringeworld

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF

Stan Grant's speech

IQ2 Debate: Racism is destroying the Australian Dream

Australia Day is a time for mourning, not celebration by Nakkiah Lui

The problem with Australia Day by Martin Flanagan

@jim_coad

Chuck another flag on the barbie? on Facebook

ABC article on Jim's event

#proudest100 

proudest100.com

Cause of the Week: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (asrc.org.au)

 

Jan 19, 2016

Mohammad Ali Baqiri is a former refugee who came to Australia by sea as a child. He spent three years in Australian immigration detention on Nauru. 

Here he kindly shares his story with me and explains what it's really like to be a "boat person".  

The World Keeps Happening at Perth Fringeworld

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF

@AliBaqiri

Mohammad on Facebook

Article: Burning the Stakeholders 

Cause of the Week: Road to Refuge (roadtorefuge.com)

Gimme Shelter! A Road To Refuge Fundraiser

 

 

Jan 12, 2016

Fiona Patten is a former lobbyist for the sex industry, she's the founder and leader of the Australian Sex Party and she was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 2014 as the member for the Northern Metropolitan Region.

Fiona is passionate about civil liberties and honest conversations about everything from sex to drugs to voluntary euthanasia. We had a great ol' time talking and laughing about sex work (and her personal experience with it), porn, the history of Fyshwick, abortion clinic buffer zones and more.

Midsumma Hypothetical - 2022: A Queer Odyssey

The World Keeps Happening at Perth Fringeworld

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF

@fionapattenMLC

fionapatten.com

sexparty.org.au

Guardian profile on Fiona

Cause of the Week: Harm Reduction Victoria (hrvic.org.au

 

Jan 5, 2016

Paul Farrell is a Guardian Australia journalist who writes about juicy stuff like national security, privacy and immigration. He’s concerned with what our government does and doesn’t let us know.

In this conversation Paul and I discuss Freedom Of Information, data retention, whistle-blowing, what’s happening inside Australia’s detention centres and the shocking truth behind Channel Nine’s Border Security.

The World Keeps Happening at Perth Fringeworld

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF

@FarrellPF

Paul's writings at Guardian Australia

The Detention Logs

Episode 34 with Freya Newman

Cause of the Week: Open Australia Foundation (openaustraliafoundation.org.au)

 

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