Listen to Australian police departments using controversial facial recognition software - Clearview AI, what does does this mean?41:182 March 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine Hannah Ryan from Buzzfeed News comes in to share what she’s learned about Clearview AI – controversial facial recognition software being used by Australia’s police forces and others globally.

And Cam Walker, Campaigns Coordinator at Friends of the Earth discusses Equinor pulling out of drilling in the Bight, policy making surrounding climate change in Australia and how the UK bipartisan approach on climate compares to the Australian parliament's response.

Then Matt Kunkel, Director of Migrant Workers Centre, explains how the COVID-19 travel ban affects migrant workers and visa changes that allow backpackers to assist with bushfire recovery. What are the implications for the future of temporary migrant workers in Australian society?

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: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, 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.