On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Julie Sonnemann, Acting School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute to discuss Victoria’s $250 million plan to help students who fell behind catch up on their education, and her piece in The Conversation arguing what is necessary for the plan’s success.
And, how does Australia prosecute war crimes? Rawan Arraf, Principal Lawyer and Director of the Australian Centre for International Justice discusses the instalment of the Office of the Special Investigator within the Department of Home affairs to investigate alleged war crimes perpetrated by Australian special forces in Afghanistan, and his call for a “dedicated and permanent program” to investigate and prosecute Australian war criminals.
Then, best-selling author, polymath, and champion of culture and innovation, Barry Jones chats about his new book ‘What is to be done: Political engagement and saving our planet’. Following up on his influential book ‘When Sleepers, Wake!’, Jones explores the changes to work, class, and climate in a post-truth digital era where conversation is dominated by marketing and the manipulation of ‘facts’ by political figures.
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: Reading Room with Sally Rippin; urban history with Dr David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update 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.