Listen to Who will police the Australian police as they are granted extra pandemic powers?47:4713 April 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan speaks with executive officer of the Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre, Anthony Kelly,  about the implications of the extra powers police have been granted in enforcing social distancing and how they’re monitoring police conduct through their Policing Covid Initiative

And as term two recommences across Victoria, Julie Sonneman, school education research fellow at The Grattan Institute, discusses COVID-19’s impact on students.

Then, what happens when tenants can’t afford rent? Heather Holst, Victorian Commissioner for Residential Tenancies breaks down the struggle renters face and the challenges of developing public policy to stop those without work becoming homeless due to the pandemic.

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.