2. Brooke Prentis: just world belief, Aboriginal deaths in custody, climate neighbourliness, carbon and nutrition, adulterated honey

In which Brooke Prentis - Waka Waka woman, Aboriginal Christian leader, Grasstree Gathering coordinator, Common Grace spokesperson - kicks Byron Smith's backside in trivia. And of course, together they explore some major contemporary issues facing those living in Australia and beyond, seeking to connect the dots and unearth the stories that matter.

Episode Outline

I. What's the big idea?

"Just world belief" is the idea that, fundamentally, the world is just, that we each get (more or less) what we deserve, that success is typically earned - and so is failure. It is a foundational conviction for many people, but has some disturbing consequences...

• Milgrim Lerner psychology experiment studying victim-blaming 


II. What's going on?

Story #1: More than 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody since the end of the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody in 1991

Story #2: Yatala Prison Inquest: Guards refused to cooperate over Wayne Morrison death, court told

Story #3: No Gatton Women's Prison

Story #4: Australia relationship with Pacific on climate change 'dysfunctional' and 'abusive'

Story #5: Rising CO2 levels could push 'hundreds of millions' into malnutrition by 2050

Story #6: Capilano, Australia's biggest honey producer, and supermarkets accused of selling 'fake' honey


III. What do we do?

Bruce Pascoe, Dark Emu (book)

Common Grace (website)

Common Grace (Facebook)

ADM 2019 Fellowships

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