Listen to The life and impact of Jack Mundey on activism in Australia.58:3918 May 2020

This week on The Grapevine, professor Verity Burgmann, adjunct professor of politics in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, talks to Dylan and Kulja about the life and influence of Jack Mundey, union leader and environmental activist, and the history of union movements and activism during the green bans.  Jack Mundey passed away earlier this month, age 90.

Plus John Martinkus, journalist, foreign correspondent, and author of The Road, explains the uprising in West Papua and the constant struggle for independence between the Melanesians and the Indonesian administration of the island as their most easterly province.

Finally, Adam Morton, The Guardian's Australian environment editor, discusses climate change amid the pandemic and his work on helping launch a new grassroots journalism project, the Tasmanian Inquirer.

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.