‘Embrace the diversity, its great for business’- Carolyn Mounce
This week on Wavelength, we are missing our beloved David, not to fear Jamie and Hamish have soldiered on.
We discuss what it’s like to find work as someone living with a disability, in 2021s covid impacted Australia economy. To understand how South Australia fits into this national picture, Cass talks to Carolyn Mounce the director from JobEdge about stigmas regarding people with disabilities gaining and keeping employment. Later in the episode, Cass talks to Lisa a job seeker who found herself living with an unexpected disability and the support she suddenly found herself eligible for. With more than 1 in 5 living with a disability making up 4 million Australians the subject of disability is more nuanced and necessary than ever, with the royal commission moving the conversation forward over the past year.
Also, Jamie does not hold back after recent news that a Tasmanian school was instructing year 8 girls to kneel and have their skirts measured. Hamish updates you on what has happened this week, including Melbourne’s wild scene after ending lockdown and the Extinction Rebellion protests here in Adelaide.
To finish off, Jamie interviews Annette Shun Wah the new Artistic Director from Ozasia about the upcoming festival starting on November 7th!
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Airdate: October 25, 2021
Reporters: David Simmons, Jamie Bucirde, Hamish Kearvell & Jarad Andrew Mcloughlin