Waleed Aly’s call for more money for services to tackle domestic violence reached a lot of people online and through the popular current affairs TV show The Project.
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This time we take on the lack of funding for services to tackle domestic violence in the federal budget. We’re joined by Jessica Ellen, a law student who has done research into domestic violence and volunteered at community legal centres.
We start by playing Waleed Aly’s #ShowMeTheMoney video on this issue, as well as Jessica’s follow-up video on this.
Jessica then discusses the importance of domestic violence services and education for men, government cuts and how this relates to domestic violence, the role of the law in addressing these issues, Waleed Aly’s interview with Malcolm Turnbull, gendered violence and why anger management alone doesn’t address it, and Jane Gilmore’s article ‘What the Coroner’s Court report reveals about domestic violence’.
Also covered on the episode is: 1800 Respect, non-profits and neoliberalism, religion and progressive values (check out episodes 87 and 88 for more on this), and we promote Indymedia on RTR92.1FM – 27 April episode features an interview with film-maker David Bradbury on his documentary ‘Remembering the Frontier Wars’ as well as a discussion about Anzac Day, 4 May episode covered the Melbourne protests against the closure of Indigenous communities.
For more feminist episodes from us, check out episodes 95 and 96.
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Question Time – Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Domestic Violence in Australia, Jerry Maguire ‘Show Me the Money!’, Waleed Aly grills Turnbull over domestic violence funding, Lisa Wilkinson questions the amount of money given to domestic violence in the budget, Sara Bareilles ‘King of Anything’, The Project ‘Waleed Aly says Show Me The Money to end Domestic Violence’, Interview with Jessica Ellen – part 1, jessicaellen ‘#ShowMeTheMoney: Life After Family Violence’, Star Fucking Hipsters ‘This Wal-Mart Life’, Interview with Jessica Ellen – part 2, Haim ‘Falling’.
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