Listen to Integrity Commissions, the future of news, and rising wealth inequality51:297 September 2020

On this episode of The Grapevine, as Victoria’s roadmap to ‘COVID normal’ is revealed, Dylan and Kulja get on the line with Independent Federal MP, Helen Haines to break down what’s happening with ‘border bubble’ issue in her seat of Indi, and discuss her push for a Federal Integrity Commission.

Then, will Google and Facebook have to pay for news? CEO of the Public interest Journalism Initiative, Anna Draffin breaks down their joint submission of recommendations with the Judith Neilson Institute, to the ACCC’s news media bargaining code draft legislation, attempting to ensure the regulation is balanced and reduce potential exploitation.

And, as Australians face a recession, ACOSS Chief Executive Cassandra Goldie discusses new research finding wealth inequality is growing in Australia, which will be exacerbated once the government removes COVID support.

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.