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(Frieda Werden)


Australia has privatized the answering of crisis calls


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Length: 0:28:40
Uploaded: 14 May, 2017

Recording Date: 13 May, 2017
Recording Location: Melbourne and Sydney Australia, and Denman Island BC Canada
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #04-17 NO PROFIT FROM RAPE!
Description: Six years ago, the 50-year-old Sydney Rape Crisis Centre was given a government mandate to have its counselors answer national calls at 1800RESPECT, but no increase in funds to handle the tripling work load. Recently the government announced a vast increase in funds but gave it all to a for-profit insurance company to run a triage service using answerers working from home. Complaints, unionization, and a campaign called No Profit from Rape have ensued.

Host(s): Jiselle Hanna, Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Simone White, telephone trauma counsellor for the Sydney Rape Crisis Centre, and union organizer, giving two talks - one about the government's neoliberal approach to social services generally, and one, on International Women's Day, about the specific case of 1800RESPECT.

Credits: Originally produced by Jiselle Hanna for Women on the Line; adapted for WINGS by Frieda Werden, Series Producer.


Politics > Feminism
Science and Technology
Politics > Activism
Health > Policy
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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