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Housekeeping #5: Locked Out
There’s one group of Australian citizens in this country that we, as a society, have denied the right to vote.
In the fifth and final episode of Housekeeping – the Wheeler Centre's five-part mini-series of short podcast features on Australian democracy – Jarni Blakkarly looks at the confusing status of prisoners' voting rights in Australia.
Producer: Jarni Blakkarly
Supervising producer, mix and sound design: Jon Tjhia
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Jarni Blakkarly is a freelance journalist and radio producer currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He's worked in Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia across a range of local and international publications and networks, with a focus on reporting local and international politics, human rights, social justice, migration and refugee issues, religion, culture and the environment.
Jon Tjhia is the Wheeler Centre’s Senior Digital Editor.
He has worked on the Wheeler Centre's multimedia, editorial and digital projects since 2010, including #discuss, the short-form multimedia series Housekeeping, and long-form podcast series Better Off Dead and The Messenger, which won several awards. He's a co-editor and co-founder of the Australian Audio Guide, and has been a member of Audiocraft's 2017 programming committee, the 2018 New York Festivals Radio Awards Grand Jury and ABC RN's Ian Reed Foundation committee for audio fiction/drama.
Elsewhere, Jon produces the Paper Radio literary fiction and creative non-fiction podcast, makes the occasional radio thing, plays music with Speed Painters and has served on. In 2016, he was a top-ten finalist in Radiotopia's Podquest competition.
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