Listen to Why is the Government exploring a gas-lead recovery from a pandemic recession?50:038 June 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine, Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth gets on the line with Kulja and Dylan to discuss the likelihood of a gas-lead recovery from pandemic recession, Friends of the Earth remote Stay In Paddle Out action against off-shore drilling and the brumby issue. 

And why was Australia’s education system hit so hard by the pandemic? Professor John Quiggin from the University of Queensland talks about his article in Inside Story explaining how the business model of higher education set the system up for failure during a crisis like the pandemic.

Then, will social housing packages follow the Government’s HomeBuilder Scheme? Associate Professor from Swinburne University, Wendy Stone, explains the mixed reactions to HomeBuilder and the effectiveness of the Government’s approach to stimulus spending.

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.