Listen to Covid-19 welfare payments & stimulus packages, who’s really benefiting, and will it be enough?01:03:5123 March 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine Emma Dawson, Executive Director at Per Capita is back to discuss the Australian Federal Government effectively doubling the Jobseeker Allowance through “rescue packages” in response to the coronavirus crisis.

And Tracee Hutchison, Partnerships and Projects Manager at the Community Broadcast Foundation explains community radio’s response to COVID-19 and what the CBF is doing to support broadcaster’s wellbeing during this crisis.

Then, Rachael Hocking, NITV journalist and co-host of The Point talks about COVID-19’s effect on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the Victorian government’s announcement of a redress scheme for stolen generations.

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.