Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen

Volunteer Tourism Industry Faces Being Axed

Thursday 14th September / presented by Chris Mason

For the last 30 years, around 150 Australian school children have been travelling to third world countries each year to volunteer in orphanages.
This is about to change as global company World Challenge announced they will no longer be operating after research showed the practice was doing more harm than good.

Advocacy agency ReThink Orphanages say the revolving door involved with such volunteer work was contributing in making the children’s abandonment and attachment issues even worse.

Co-founder and coordinator of the agency, Leigh Matthews joined us on The Mag to tell us more.

Play Interview with Leigh Matthews 14th September 2017

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

Fitter Happier: Advanced Care Planning

Thursday 21st September

Fitter Happier: Advanced Care Planning

Advanced Care Planning is preparation for a time when a person may no longer be able […]

Myanmar: A Refugee Situation

Thursday 21st September

Myanmar: A Refugee Situation

The Australian Governmen has begun to consider moving the Rohingya people back to Myanmar despite the […]

Getting to the Root (TV) of connection

Thursday 21st September

Getting to the Root (TV) of connection

With many young Australians feeling marginalised from the mainstream, companies such as Roots TV are using […]

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Wonder

Thursday 21st September

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Wonder

Another instalment of our ever-popular question show.

Is it YES or NO?

Thursday 21st September

Is it YES or NO?

The fight for marriage equality is well under way, and while the ‘YES’ campaign has received […]

The Injury Prevention Unit

Thursday 21st September

The Injury Prevention Unit

Each year there are many preventable injuries and many avoidable deaths occurring across the state, but […]

Will a minimum floor price for alcohol reduce harm in the community?

Thursday 21st September

Will a minimum floor price for alcohol reduce harm in the community?

Health Minster Roger Cook has said that every 27 minutes a person in WA is hospitalized for […]

Ernie Awards (for Sexist Behaviour) 25 Years On.

Thursday 21st September

Ernie Awards (for Sexist Behaviour) 25 Years On.

Each September 300 women head to Sydney to judge the most sexist remarks made by public […]