Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen
Alternative Frequencies
Check out the online media archive

Manus Island Closure

Thursday 28th April / presented by Paul Hunt

Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island has been ruled as illegal by Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court as it breaches the right to personal liberty, outlined in PNG’s constitution.

The ruling shows that the Papua New Guinea government ignored their own laws when they accepted the asylum seekers.

The result of this ruling is that the PNG government and the Australian government have been ordered to cease the illegal detention of 850 men currently at the Manus Island detention centre.

Barrister Julian Burnside AO QC is a human rights and refugee advocate who has gained insight into the Manus Island detention centre through doctors and workers. Paul Van Lieshout discusses with him the scandalous mistreatment and lack of personal liberty, revealed through his research.

Play Manus Island Ruling

Tags In This Story

All live musical performances are included in our podcasts with the express permission of artists, who reserve all other rights in their music. All music used in our podcasts is licensed under an APRA Community Broadcasting license agreement.

Latest Stories

Shannon Fox Comes Up for Air

Tuesday 21st November

Shannon Fox Comes Up for Air

Coming up for Air is a new short documentary by local first-time filmmaker Dominique Pratt. It […]

Pete Tongs classical Ibizan house

Monday 20th November

Pete Tongs classical Ibizan house

Pete Tong is an absolute legend – he’s a DJ, producer, host on BBC Radio 1 […]

Breaking the Ice: 25zero are documenting rapid, irreversible glacial melting

Monday 20th November

Breaking the Ice: 25zero are documenting rapid, irreversible glacial melting

Within 25 years scientist estimate that all the world’s glaciers will have completely melted.  25zero is […]

Ducking Dark Times with Michael Leunig

Monday 20th November

Ducking Dark Times with Michael Leunig

Modern life can feel like an injury. Where do we turn for hope when all seems […]

Michael Savage and Simone & Girlfunkle launch new singles

Monday 20th November

Michael Savage and Simone & Girlfunkle launch new singles

Michael Savage and Simone & Girfunkle have both just released a couple of magnificently melodic new […]

Squad Goals: Rhubarb Records are pressing King Gizzard

Monday 20th November

Squad Goals: Rhubarb Records are pressing King Gizzard

Every Monday, just after seven, Breakfast is all about the hobbies and extra-curricular activities that get us […]

Australia’s Funniest Hypnotist

Friday 17th November

Australia’s Funniest Hypnotist

Meet Rohan Gazzard with 10 years experience of Clinical Hypnotherapy It’s safe to say he’s become […]

Savage Garden

Friday 17th November

Savage Garden

We speak with Local Artist Emma Margetts about her new upcoming show Savage Garden. This new […]