According to a long-awaited government-commissioned review no single party was directly to blame for the two nights of violence that led to the death of the Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati at Manus detention centre.
We speak to Victoria Martin Refugee Rights Action Network’s about the report and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s response to it.
Despite the wealth existing in Perth, poverty and homelessness are problems that are on the rise, with many people forced to sleep rough on our streets. Indymedia spoke to Ruah Community Services chief executive Francis Lynch about how things need to change.
We speak with Craig Comrie Executive Officer of the Youth Affairs Council of WA and Brooke Chapman youth worker and lecturer at Edith Cowan University on the proposed changes to the Newstart allowance as announced in the recent federal budget.
We’re joined by Jess Ison, editor of the soon-to-be released book ‘To the Exclusion Of All Others: Queers Questioning Gay Marriage’. Jess discusses the book and how she came to this position of being pro-queer but anti-same sex (and other) marriage.
The release last week of a budget which breaks almost every Liberal election promise, prompted strong opposition on the streets of our major cities. We spoke to Perth March in May organiser Alex Bainbridge about the march itself, and plans for future organising.