Listen to What do the changes in Australia’s governance mean for a post-COVID democracy?55:5229 June 2020

As the National Cabinet is set to replace COAG as a forum for collective decision making, what do these changes mean for Australia’s democracy? Journalist George Meglogenis unpacks the impact of COVID-19 on Australian politics that his article discusses in The Age.

And following the demolishing of the Hazelwood coal mine chimneys, Dylan speaks to author Tom Doig whose book ‘Hazelwood’ provides an eye opening account of the 2014 fires that choked the community of Morwell for weeks in the La Trobe valley and the events following the disaster.

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.