This week the at the local team had a chat with Andrew Denmack from Bicycle QLD, Elenor Jackson from Helmets Are Hot and Ali Mclatchie from Brisbane Hard Court Bike Polo to discuss women in the diverse range of bicyle sports, activities and sub culture.
We interviewed SAC coordinator Catherine Laherty on the SACS campaign for fair pay.
Who is supporting the workers that support our communities? Guest Catherine Laherty from the Australian Services Union (ASU) spoke about the union’s campaign for equal pay for Social, Community and Disability Services workers. These workers, over 80% of whom are women, provide professional services to the most vulnerable members of our communities, like people with physical or intellectual disabilities, people escaping abusive relationships, children and young people at risk, or people in need of legal or tenancy advice.
In the legal case the ASU is running in Fair Work Australia, the work was found to be “caring” work and to be undervalued because the work is seen as women’s work. As the case draws to a close, union members are actively campaigning for the state and federal governments, which are the primary funders of these services, to increase funding to ensure the workers are paid fairly without cutting services to our communities.
People who work in the sector can get more information and join the union and its campaign at www.asuqld.asn.au. Everyone can support the campaign for equal pay for our invaluable community services workers at the campaign website www.payup.org.au.
Jason Maynard, a Brisbane local whose workplace was affected by the recent floods, dropped into the studios for a chat and some music. We traded flood stories, especially about the clean-up and the kindness of volunteers and strangers, and he played us a song that he wrote to thank all of the people who helped others during the trying times of late, called Thanks To You.
The lyrics to his song have been included in our playlist for the day's show.
At the Local spoke to people on the streets helping the city recover from the devastating flooding throughout Brisbane. We cross to Lucas in Auchenflower and Dom in West End who are getting muddy and mucking in with everyone else.
At The Local caught up with thirteen-year-old Mitchell Quinn the creator of Floodlight Pakistan; a CD he created to help raise money for the victims of the floods.
Micthell played a number of tracks from his album live in the studio - one with his sister Tashi.
At the Local crosses live to the State Library's digital culture Hub The Edge to discover what the Robowar is all about.
Dom and Kristy chat to MC and Catalyst Candy and Robot makers Miles and Jules.
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At the Local spoke to Stephanie Linquist of the State Library of Qld about the Of Love and War exhbition that is currently running. It features wedding dresses and explores relationships that were forged during war times.
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This week we chatted to Sandra Kovac about the awesome work of Harmony Support Links in Ipswich and the music compilations they have been creating with young people of different Cultures.
New 4ZZZ announcer Chloe also chatted to Sam Watson about the ongoing issue of Black Deaths in Custody.
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A new - hopefully annual - event has come to Brisbane to support emerging artists, and tells them: "we give you the stage, you put on the show."
Stephannie Mantell, creator and organiser of Live to Shine dropped into the studio to chat about the event, which aims to give up-and-coming performers and artists a chance to experience a professional event. She talks about what happened at the event, why she was inspired to create this event, and why she thinks it is important for the local live music and entertainment scene.