Joshua Black on Susan Ryan, a pioneering politician

The ABR Podcast 11 November 2020

Joshua Black on Susan Ryan, a pioneering politician

The ABR Podcast 11 November 2020

In today's episode, Joshua Black reads his tribute to former Labor senator Susan Ryan, featured in our November issue. Ryan was a historic figure in Australian politics: she was the first woman from the ALP to serve in cabinet, and cemented her legacy with the Sex Discrimination Act (1984) – which prohibited sexual discrimination in the workplace. Here, Black recounts his interview with the pioneering politician only weeks before her death on 27 September 2020.

Joshua Black's article ‘After the Waves’ is one of a series of commentaries funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. It appears in the November issue.


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Music credit: 'Moonrise' and 'Negentropy' by Chad Crouch is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.

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