Women say: “Get a Yes!” before sex

getayes-2ASKING for someone’s consent before sex intimacy, and RESPECTING their decision is one of the key ways in which Australians can start to eliminate sexual violence in the community.  “Get a Yes!” is a community service announcement series giving voice to women’s ideas around consent.

The series will be released on Soundcloud on October 1 as part of Sexual Violence Awareness Month for 2016.

The 10 part series explores what consent is, and what it isn’t, and the impact it has on creating a positive culture around respectful and ethical sex.

The series was a result of interviews and a focus group including women from four Brisbane organisations assisting people who have experienced sexual violence. Continue reading

People Of the Air interview Victims of Crime worker Jane Barrett

ARPlogoThe People of the Air, a radio group with 4ZZZs Ability Radio Project, have been doing some great new stories you can listen to online:

In April they talked to Jane Barrett, Victims of Crime worker at WWILD-SVP, a sexual assault service for people with cognitive differences. Produced by Ben Stimpson. Thanks Ben, Jane and the POTA!

You can listen to the show online here: http://soundcloud.com/onlyhuman4zzz/09-050416onlyhuman-pota-2

Help #keepcommunityradio funding in 2016

unnamedAn important message from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia:

The Federal Budget has failed to maintain funding for metropolitan community digital radio services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The CBAA has launched a campaign to show just how much support there is for our sector and how important it is to secure our digital future.

The Federal Budget contains cuts of $1.4 million p.a., funding that currently keeps community radio stations broadcasting on digital in 5 capital cities. Community radio’s standing alongside public and commercial broadcasters is at risk.

Please, sign here and make sure your friends know about it so they can sign it too.
In the midst of a very close election campaign I believe we can turn this funding shortfall around, but the only thing that will make a difference is you, and everyone who cares about the future of community radio.

Keep the Community in Your Radio by adding your voice.

You can also:

  1. Sign our petition
  2. Share our Facebook post on your station page
  3. Forward this email to others at your station
  4. Tweet using our hashtag – #keepcommunityradio

Radio In Colour: 1971 & the day a future author saved a future QLD premier’s life

springboks springboks2Jackie French is Australian Children’s Laureate 2014-2015 and Senior Australian of the Year 2015 along with many other awards. She has written hundreds of books on topics ranging from organic gardening, to wombats, children’s and illustrated books, fantasy and history fiction.

Jackie grew up in Brisbane, where she became part of history herself as a university student caught up in the 1971 anti-apartheid protests that swept Australia in response to the tour of South African football team, the Springboks.

In this interview she tells us about the day she saved future Premier Peter Beattie from police violence.

Jackie talks to 4ZZZ’s Kim Stewart for the Radio In Colour series.

**NB This story contains descriptions of police violence and sexual assault that may upset some listeners** Continue reading

Radio In Colour: Brisbane vs The G20

g20-3In November 2014 Brisbane hosted one of the world’s biggest meetings of world leaders – the G20.

The then LNP governments led by Campbell Newman in Queensland and Tony Abbott at a federal level, resulted in predictable overkill of security measures, crackdown on dissent, and surprisingly, neglect of one of the most important global issues – Climate change. Continue reading