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The Daily Recap - Tuesday 19th July 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



Tuesday 19th July 2022


Former Project Host Claims The Show Ignored Her Multiple Pleas To Include More First Nations Representation


Popular news program, The Project, has been accused of ignoring an employee's plea for more First Nations representation.


Former Project host Meshel Laurie claims she reached out to TV executives a total of three times in an attempt to include First Nations panelists on the show.


"I mean… I also offered up my regular spot on the desk for a regular Indigenous panelist more than once on air," she says, "I guess this proves how few people were watching."



Meshel also criticised the show's treatment of NAIDOC week, claiming the white panellists "get credit every year during NAIDOC week" for simply "sitting next to an Aboriginal panellist on TV once a year."


"Let's not have a 'token' panellist for NAIDOC week," she wrote on social media, "I wrote a thorough pitch document for the executive - no reply ever."


TV and radio presenter Meshel Laurie (LEFT) on The Project with presenters Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson and Anthony Lehmann. Source: Ten

 

In Just Four Days Two Kids Have Been Killed In Australia


** Trigger Warning - This story discusses murder. If this story is triggering please contact 1800 RESPECT.**


In less than a week, two young children have been killed.


On Friday a six year old girl died in her Adelaide home after suffering multiple health conditions.


Detectives believe her death was caused by criminal neglect.


The young girl lived with her mother and five siblings aged between seven to 16 years old.


Since the investigation, all siblings have been removed from the home.


Meanwhile, on Sunday a baby was shot on a remote property near Alice Springs.


A 41 year old man and a 40 year old woman had also been shot in a suspected murder suicide.


NT Police Acting Commander Mark Grieve say police are treating this case as a "domestic violence incident." Source: ABC News

These devastating stories show the sad reality of domestic violence in Australia.


Twenty-three children have been killed in 2022 so far.



 

Australia Could Implement A National Approach To Abortion Laws


This week Australia's women's ministers will be meeting in Adelaide to discuss the legislation of abortion in Australia.


All eight state and territory ministers are in favour of streamlining each state's abortion legislation to make the procedure more accessible and affordable for people seeking to terminate their pregnancies.


Conversations about abortion in Australia have increased due to the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the America, which has sparked worldwide protests. Source: The Texas Tribune


Abortion is legal throughout Australia however the states and territories have varying regulations.


For example in the ACT, a patient can seek an abortion at any point in the pregnancy, however, in New South Wales and Queensland patients seeking an abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy must get permission from two specialist doctors and request their approval.text


 

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