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Victorian state budget cuts homelessness spending

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Council to Homeless Persons chief executive, Jenny Smith, to discuss the funding cuts to the From Homelessness to a…

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert's story of surviving 804 days in an Iranian Prison

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert to discuss her resilience and courage in the face of her wrongful 804 days of incarceration…

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Neocolonialism and the Solomon Islands

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley award winning journalist and author Jeff Sparrow to break down the geopolitical maneuvering between China and Australia in…

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The infamous Montague St Bridge, the federal election, and tensions in the Solomon's

On this episode of the Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with urban planning guru Dave Nichols to discuss the Montague St Bridge and it's calamitous history. 

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The federal election and the economy with George Megalogenis and Margaret Simmons

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with journalist and author,  George Megalogenis to shed some light on the federal budget in the context of the current…

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Refugee deal, pork-barreling pollies and cyber security

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with executive director of Refugee Legal, David Manne, to talk about the Federal Government finally accepting New Zealand's offer for resettling refugees…

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Satyajit Das, Jeff Sparrow, and Federal misdirection

Presenter Dylan Bird is joined by Walkley Award winning journalist Jeff Sparrow to discuss whether battling back-to-back natural disasters is distracting Australians from fighting the climate crisis which he explores in his column…

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State government backflips on social housing levy in lead up to election

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined on the line by CEO of VCOSS, Emma King, to discuss how the State government has backflipped on a proposed levy on…

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Scott Ludlam, Jim White, AFLW Wages, Melbourne History

Kulja and Dylan are joined by urban planning expert Dave Nichols, who delves into the significance of the names of places, the convoluted origin of the name of Melbourne, and the truth behind…

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Australia’s coal fleet closures sooner than expected

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker to discuss Origin’s early closure of Australia’s largest coal fired power plant, Eraring in NSW which will…

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Why is Dutton picking fights with China?

On this episode of The Grapevine Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley award winning journalist and author Jeff Sparrow to break down Defence Minister Peter Dutton’s anti-China rhetoric in the…

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Pentecostals, power and politics

The Grapevine is back for 2022!  For their first show of the year, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with author and journalist Elle Hardy to discuss her new book Beyond Belief

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The annual Speakolie awards

On the final episode of The Grapevine for 2021, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Melbourne author and broadcaster Tony Wilson for the fifth, and very prestigious, Speakolies awards! They analyse…

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The year that was in Australian climate politics

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to talk about some of the biggest moments in climate politics in 2021. Walker…

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What's up with the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill?

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with constitutional law expert, Associate Professor Luke Beck from the faculty of law at Monash University, to discuss the Federal…

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How did corporate lobbying influence COP26?

On this episode of The Grapevine, as the COP26 climate summit wraps up, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning journalist, author and regular voice on The Grapevine, Jeff…

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Vulnerable agricultural workers secure minimum wage

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with the Australian Workers’ Union National Secretary, Daniel Walton, to discuss the historic win for fruit workers – who have…

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Is Victoria’s new pandemic law an overreach?

Content Warning: This episode touches on some sensitive topics including sexual violence (segment discussing sexual assault at the 36:38 mark and ending at 59:30 if you’d prefer to skip this). If anything you…

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Lost memories of extinct Australian species

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with ecologist and historian Benjamin Gray to talk all about his new book Extinct: Artistic Impressions of our Lost Wildlife. Grey…

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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…