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Corruption, politics, and accountability

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning journalist and author, Jeff Sparrow, to talk about the current state of accountability for corrupt politicians…

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How a fully electrified household could save Aussies thousands

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Dr Saul Griffith, founder of the Rewiring Australia & Rewiring America, to discuss the benefits of a net-zero emission…

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US plot to assassinate Julian Assange revealed

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with author, journalist and research, Dr Suelette Dreyfus to discuss the newly released feature by Yahoo!News outlining a CIA plot…

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Has Australia’s hard border policy diminished human tracking?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with associate professor of history at Monash University, Julie Kalman, to talk about the book she co-authored, ‘Smuggled; an illegal history of…

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What does the AUKUS military alliance mean for Australia’s nuclear capabilities?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Dave Sweeney from the Australian Conservation Foundation to break down what Australia’s new nuclear submarine deal means for the…

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What does the High Court’s deformation ruling mean for the Australian media?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning author and journalist, Jeff Sparrow, to break down the High Court’s ruling that found Australian media…

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How can the Australian Government be held accountable with our current Freedom of Information laws?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Executive Director of Grata Fund, Isabelle Reinecke, to discuss the Coalition Government unlawfully blocking FOI requests and its impact…

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Will the Australian Government meet its obligations to Afghans?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Shamsiya Hussainpoor, an Afghan from the Hazra community, to discuss those left behind at the mercy of the Taliban…

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Bringing Australians home: Balancing individual rights with public safety

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with PhD candidate at Melbourne Uni’s Law School, Elizabeth Hicks, and Greg Dore, infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at UNSW’s…

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New reports’ findings on climate change renew concern over the Australian environment

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to discuss his new report ‘An Icon at Risk: Current and Emerging…

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Anti-lockdown protests and the expansion of Don Dale Detention centre

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning writer and broadcaster, Jeff Sparrow, to talk about the recent anti-lockdown protests across the country in…

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Is it in the public interest for Crown Casino to continue to operate in Victoria?

On this episode of The Grapevine, is Crown Casino too big to fail? Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Associate Professor Charles Livingstone from the School of Public Health and Preventive…

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Is the Australian Government’s public messaging around vaccination tone deaf?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined by CEO of VCOSS Emma King to discuss the ad campaign ‘Let's get back to the good things’ that encourages vaccination in…

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Why is sport such a quintessential element of Australian culture?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with AFL diversity consultant Rana Hussain, to talk about the significance of sport in Australia, and how it transcends the…

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How the Chinese Government is undermining Academic freedom in Australia

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan is joined on the line by journalist and researcher for Human Rights Watch, Sophie McNeill, to discuss the findings of their new report into Chinese government…

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What does Barnaby Joyce’s re-election to the National Party leadership mean for climate action and the bush?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined on the line by Nick Blandford, Gippsland farmer and member of Farmers for Climate Action, who also sits on Victoria’s Young Farmer’s…

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What happens now that Australia is leaving Afghanistan for good?

As Australia closes its embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning writer and broadcaster Jeff Sparrow to discuss Australia’s military legacy in Afghanistan…

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Will Victorians doing it tough be left out in the cold this winter?

On this episode of The Grapvine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) CEO, Emma King, to discuss the current state of Victoria’s social services as…

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Following a constitutional crisis, what does Samoa’s political deadlock mean for their democracy?

With Samoa in political deadlock since its elections last month, Lefaoali'i Dion Enari, PhD candidate at Bond University exploring Indigenous and diasporic culture, gets on the line with Dylan and Kulja to break…

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The future of higher education is uncertain with the return of International students nowhere in sight

On this episode of The Grapevine Kulja and Dylan are joined in the studio by Education Policy Fellow at the Mitchell Institute, Peter Hurley, to talk about the recovery of Australian Universities. With…

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Foreign correspondents in China, Israel-Palestine Crisis, and Victoria getting off the gas-led recovery

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja talks to the ABC’s International Affairs Analyst, Stan Grant, about his experience as a foreign correspondent in Hong Kong and Beijing over the last 10 years…

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Old and new wisdom to reverse the Anthropocene and take back power from corporate oligarchs

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined in the Triple R performance space by former Greens Senator for WA, Scott Ludlam, to discuss his new book Full Circle: A

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Will the Tasmanian Liberals achieve majority in the state election?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Crikey reporter, Charlie Lewis, to talk all about the Tasmanian State election. Lewis gives his on-the-ground updates of the…

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The cultural evolution of post-punk in Urban Australia

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined by Grapevine regular guest Dave Nichols and co-editor Sophie Perillo for a special longform conversation about their new book Urban Australia and

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The Afghan war, hotel quarantine, and forgotten rural violence

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan flies solo and gets on the line with Walkley-Award winning writer, editor and broadcaster, Jeff Sparrow, to discuss the Biden administration’s decision to pull out of…

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Will the Australian Government transition away from Carbon and Corruption?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with former chief scientist of Australia, Dr Alan Finkel AO, to discuss the challenges facing Australia reaching carbon neutral and…

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How are community recreation organisations recovering post-pandemic?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dave Wells, CEO of Reclink, a charity that funds a variety of community recreation groups, gets on the line to discuss some of the plans and projects…

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What role will hydrogen play in the future of the Australian energy sector?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker, campaign organiser at Friends of The Earth to discuss the world-first trail of using Latrobe Valley coal…

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Gender inequality is still thriving in the Australian economy

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja is joined by special guest co-host Judith Peppard for an International Women's Day edition of the program. They get on the line with Australian Council of…

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Revelation after revelation, but will there be consequences for those at the seat of power?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Executive Director of Per Capita Emma Dawson to breakdown the Coalition Government losing their working majority in the house…

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What are the global implications for the battle between the Australian Government and Facebook?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Jeff Sparrow, Lecturer in the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University, and long-time Triple R broadcaster, to…

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The Pacific Island Forum fiasco, and a retrospective analysis of climate action from a pandemic perspective

On this episode of The Grapevine Dylan and Kulja get on the line with Associate Professor in Pacific Studies at ANU, Katerina Teaiwa to break down what happened at the Pacific Island Forum…

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Victoria’s new rental laws, China & Hong Kong, and intergenerational poverty

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan break down Victoria’s new rental laws coming into effect in 2021 with Professor of Housing and Social Policy at Swinburne University Wendy Stone.

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Mining industry malfeasance, far-right extremism in Australia, and the Russia Protests…

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Professor of History at La Trobe University Clare Wright to discuss her essay for Griffith Review 71, ‘Masters…

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Who will come out on top of this brewing trade-war between Australia and China?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with author, guardian columnist, and former RRR Breakfaster, Dr Jeff Sparrow to breakdown Australia’s diplomatic fallout with China, and the…

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What can two isolated countries at the bottom of the world learn from each other in the post-COVID recovery?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan speak with journalist, author, and chief political correspondent of the ABC’s ‘7:30’, Laura Tingle about her Quarterly Essay ‘The High Road’. Tingle contrasts the…

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Investing in social housing is the first step, what else can be done to help resolve Victoria's Homelessness crisis?

On this episode of The Grapevine, how effective will Victoria’s $5.3 billion social housing project be for those threatened with, or experiencing homelessness?

Dr Sarah Taylor & co-author Juliet Watson discuss the…

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What happens to the Victorian students who fell behind during remote learning?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Julie Sonnemann, Acting School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute to discuss Victoria’s $250 million plan to…

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The role of religion in Bachar Houli’s life and career, making sense of the US election and the impact of nuclear weapons testing in Australia and the Pacific.

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with three-time Richmond Premiership player Bachar Houli to discuss his new memoir ‘Bachar Houli: Faith, Football and Family’ co-written with broadcaster…

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Where do Australia’s loyalties lie in the future as the US loses its influence in the Pacific Region?

On this episode of The Grapevine, what does Australia’s growing economic ties with Asia mean for the US alliance? Dylan and Kulja get on the line with US writer and journalist Patrick…