Listen to Democracy in Australia: Government co-operation in the face of COVID-19.53:5530 March 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine Journalist George Megolagenis maintains social distancing by phoning in to discuss his article in The Age unpacking the politics of COVID-19 and the relationship between the States and Federal Government.

And Cam Walker, Campaign Coordinator for Friends of the Earth talks Covid-19 and the environment:  how will the pandemic impact emissions reductions targets and does it herald a new era for science-based government policy?

Then Donna Morabito, former Grapevine co-host and Media & partnership manager at The Diggers Club talks gardening. With a rush on seedlings and a renewed interest in the 'grow your own food' movement amid the crisis, what are the benefits of putting your hands in the soil and planting some crops?

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.