Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen

The Politics of Race

Tuesday 19th November / presented by Andy Snelling

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis are set to introduce legislation to repeal a section of the Racial Discrimination Act.

This will make it unlawful to offend and insult people because of their race -and the first legislation Senator Brandis will introduce to Parliament.

It will change the definition of racial vilification in what the government says is a move towards restoring free speech laws to their full power, but many are concerned the change will encourage persecution and racially motivated violence.

Australia’s newly-appointed Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soot-Pom-Ma-Sarn spoke with RTR’s Andy Snelling to discuss the possible consequences of this contentious issue.

Play Podcast The Politics of Race

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

Slightly Odway: Dianas Vs KUČKA & Hamjam

Wednesday 16th August

Slightly Odway: Dianas Vs KUČKA & Hamjam

This morning’s edition of Slightly Odway was brought to you by singer, guitarist and sound engineer […]

RVG Share’s The Love

Tuesday 15th August

RVG Share’s The Love

Romy Vager of Melbourne four piece RVG has been blowing the minds of Melbourne audiences this […]

Ed Kuepper Talks Community Radio

Tuesday 15th August

Ed Kuepper Talks Community Radio

RTRFM Turns 40 this year! So does the seminal album (I’m) Stranded by The Saints. Out […]

Life is Fine for Paul Kelly & Linda Bull

Tuesday 15th August

Life is Fine for Paul Kelly & Linda Bull

The music of Paul Kelly is so omnipresent the man himself feels like family. His songs […]

Grace Barbé in studio for chat and tune

Monday 14th August

Grace Barbé in studio for chat and tune

Local legend Grace Barbé is loved for her fusion of tropical rhythms with rock, afrobeat, reggae […]

Beckon spits lyrics live

Monday 14th August

Beckon spits lyrics live

Local MC Beckon is one of RTRFMs faves – his smart, easy flow, his on-point lyricism, […]

Abbe May talks new record

Monday 14th August

Abbe May talks new record

We’ve watched her grow as a musician and a human over the past 15 years – […]

Felicity Groom talks Age & Getting ‘Older’

Friday 11th August

Felicity Groom talks Age & Getting ‘Older’

Sure, Felicity Groom does music good but she also shares the love. She makes albums while […]