Constitutional Reform And Aboriginal Funding: Amy McQuire And Chris Graham On Let’s Talk


At night, Amy McQuire is a fearless columnist for New Matilda. But during the day, Amy runs Let’s Talk, a radio program produced by 98.9fm in Brisbane and made legendary by the great Tiga Bayles, who passed away a month ago after a long battle with cancer.

The legendary Tiga Bayles, pictured with Amy McQuire in 2015.
The legendary Tiga Bayles, pictured with Amy McQuire in 2015.

On Friday, Amy sat down with longtime colleague, her former boss (and her former employee… yes, it’s complicated) and our very own New Matilda editor Chris Graham, for a chat about all things Aboriginal affairs.

Let’s Talk is a nationally syndicated program through the National Indigenous Radio Service network (of which Chris is now the General Manager and News Director… while also serving as New Matilda).

Did we mention it was complicated… in any event, here’s Amy and Chris chatting in the 98.9fm studios in Brisbane. The video is produced by the students from Triple A Training, part of the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association.

Launched in 2004, New Matilda is one of Australia's oldest online independent publications. It's focus is on investigative journalism and analysis, with occasional smart arsery thrown in for reasons of sanity. New Matilda is owned and edited by Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist Chris Graham.