ISRC updates

Information on how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect the ISRC's events and activities.

Sending solidarity in this strange and uncertain time. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. In particular, our thoughts are with those at risk of losing their income, those separated from loved ones through travel bans, and of course those who are most vulnerable to the effects of the virus.


Critical Public Conversations “Eels and Livelihood” webinar – huge success! On Wednesday 18 March we held the first of our Critical Public Conversations seminars “Eels and Livelihood: Indigenous Rights, Resistance and Resource Management” as a webinar, and it went really well. Huge thanks to all who tuned in, if you have any comments, positive or constructive, email them to

One of our presenters, Damein Bell (CEO Gunditj Mirring), connected in from Gunditjmara Country and gave us a virtual tour of Budj Bim. We received heaps of positive feedback, especially from those interstate. The plan is to continue the Critical Public Conversations series as webinars. We are currently liaising with presenters and will update you all with details – keep the dates (22/4, 20/5, 3/6 @ 12pm) in your calendars.

If you are interested in the work of presenter Dr L Jane McMilan with the Mi’kmaq nation in regards to the implementation of their treaty and livelihood rights within and against state and corporate dominated eel fisheries, watch this short film: Seeking Netukulimk.

29 April ‘The Final Quarter’: Screening and panel POSTPONED – Unfortunately it is not safe to proceed with this event, and we do not feel like a digital version will do it justice. We are hoping instead to reschedule once things have settled down, but at this stage it is impossible to predict when that will be.

Look after each other and be particularly kind to supermarket workers.

Kind regards,

Eleanor and the ISRC team

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