Rikki Hendon on Social Impact Bonds

In this interview, Rikki Hendon, acting branch secretary of the CPSU/CSA (public sector union), discusses the union’s opposition to the Barnett Government’s plan to introduce social impact bonds in the Corrective Services portfolio.

You can find further information about this by reading CPSU/CSA’s press release on this here:



5th August #nauru #refugees #jobcuts #localcouncilamalgamation

We hear from Nauruan freelance photographer and political observer Clint Deidenang on exactly what the Nauruan people think about the great big refugee prison in their midst, as well as the impact its had on the local political and economic landscape.

We speak to Community & Public Sector Union State Secretary Toni Walkington on Barnett’s ongoing cuts to the public sector.

And we catch up with Mayor of Mosman Ron Norris on the implications for local democracy of the move to regionally-based super-councils.

20th May #GMO #monsanto #studentactivism #indigenousrights

On the show anti-GMO campaigner Janet Grogan on this Saturday’s March Against Monsanto, and academic & union activist Claire Parfitt on last week’s strike at Sydney University.

Also a chat with law student, Aboriginal rights activist and tent embassy organiser Marianne Mackay about the possible looming showdown at Matagarup (Herrison Island) in the wake of Perth City Council’s approval of so-called redevelopment plans for the island.

Perth Indymedia 3rd September 2012;

Restream the show from 3rd September 2012;

Greens’ Senator Scott Ludlam talking on the Fukushima disaster and the shelving of the Olympic Dam mine expansion.

Tony Iltis from the Sydney Stop the War Coalition on the recent deaths of Australia soldiers in Afghanistan.

Also young Perth activist Chris Bonds talks to us about the recent Hungry Jacks national protest action.

Listen to the restream here http://www.rtrfm.com.au/restream/19419