Listen to The future of Community Television in Australia44:596 July 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine, Shane Dunlop Channel 31 General Manager gives an update on the community broadcaster’s last minute licence extension at the 11th hour and discusses the future of the station and community television going forward. 

 Plus Dylan speaks to Associate Professor Laurie Berg, Co-director of Migrant Worker Justice Initiative, about their new report’s findings that systemic wage theft and exploitation of international students and migrant workers is still rampant in Australia.

And Kate Griffiths, Budget Policy & Institutional Reform Fellow at the Grattan Institute explains their new report ‘The Recovery Book’, outlining innovative plans for Australia to get out of recession, and discusses the future of public support spending for those affected by the pandemic.

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.