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As China cracks down on dissent of human rights breaches, new research reveals Australia has its own troubling censorship issues...

On this episode of The Grapevine, Sophie McNeill, Australia researcher for Human Rights Watch and Walkley Award winning investigative journalist, discusses the Chinese Government’s long track record of human rights breaches, following a…

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Integrity Commissions, the future of news, and rising wealth inequality

On this episode of The Grapevine, as Victoria’s roadmap to ‘COVID normal’ is revealed, Dylan and Kulja get on the line with Independent Federal MP, Helen Haines to break down what’s happening…

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Australia’s political duopoly; is 'branch stacking' a failure of representative democracy?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan explore the elitism of ‘branch stacking’ with Marija Taflaga. The Lecturer at ANU’s School of Political Science and International Relations breaks down the…

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Have you ever imagined a day in a life inside refugee detention in Australia? You don’t have to wonder anymore…

On this episode of The Grapevine, journalist Michael Green and Farhad Rafmati, a civil engineer and Iranian refugee currently in detention, give us a glimpse into the experiences of refugees detained in…

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Does the National COVID-19 Commission threaten democracy in Australia?

On this episode of The Grapevine, PhD candidate at Melbourne University’s Law School Elizabeth Hicks discusses the implications of her policy brief's findings concerning the implementation of increased executive powers during times…

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Urgent calls to ditch the diplomatic strategy as Kylie Moore-Gilbert is transferred to Iran's infamous Qarchak women's prison

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dr Jessie Moritz, Lecturer in Middle East Studies, at ANU talks to Dylan and Kulja about her article in The Conversation that called for the Australia…

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Misinformation or disinformation? The insidious implications behind 5G conspiracies

On this episode of The Grapevine,  Dr Michael Jensen, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canberra debunks 5G conspiracies and explains their impact on public policy that his article in The…

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After trading one crisis for another, how are the scars of the summer bushfires healing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Kulja Coulston flies solo on this week's episode of The Grapevine. She speaks with Tracee Hutchison, Partnerships & Projects Manager at the Community Broadcasting Foundation, about the Trauma Literacy and Resilience program…

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Responding to the humanitarian crisis at the Flemington and North Melbourne Public Housing towers

On this episode of The Grapevine, Heidi Lee, project lead for Beyond Zero Emissions’ ‘One Million Jobs Plan’ initiative gets on the line to discuss how job creation and industry modernisation can…

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The future of Community Television in Australia

On this episode of The Grapevine, Shane Dunlop Channel 31 General Manager gives an update on the community broadcaster’s last minute licence extension at the 11th hour and discusses the future of…

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: Reading Room with Sally Rippin; urban history with Dr David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass



The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.

https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion