Listen to Should the Federal Government have the power to track suspected COVID-19 carriers?32:0320 April 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine, is the Federal Governments COVID-19 tracking app a step too far? Dr Suelette Dreyfus, Lecturer in School of Computing & Information Systems at the University of Melbourne discusses privacy concerns raised.

And community activist and head cook and owner of the Moroccan Soup Bar Hana Assafiri phones in to talk about her project Feed The Frontline where she hopes to supply 300 hot meals a day to hospital and healthcare workers.

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.