Listen to How is COVID-19 affecting asylum seekers in immigration detention?51:1427 April 2020

This week on The Grapevine, David Manne, Executive Director at Refugee Legal, discusses the legal challenge filed in the high court on behalf of a refugee at covid-19 risk in immigration detention and the plight of asylum seekers during the pandemic.

And the question of how can Australia aid the Indonesian economy as it suffers from the pandemic is explored with Adam Triggs from the Asian Bureau of Economic Research at ANU. Triggs phones in to explain a cost-free option open to Australia as explored via his piece on Inside Story.

Plus Josh Earl,comedian and former 3RRR Breakfaster,  tells Kulja and Dylan about turning his podcast into a live-streaming event on his website after Melbourne International Comedy Festival was candled due to COVID-19. 

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.