Listen to Victoria’s new rental laws, China & Hong Kong, and intergenerational poverty52:578 February 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan break down Victoria’s new rental laws coming into effect in 2021 with Professor of Housing and Social Policy at Swinburne University Wendy Stone.

Then, ABC’s China correspondent Bill Birtles gets on the line to talk about the ‘Foreign Correspondent’ Hong Kong special on ABC TV ‘City of Fear’, and his coverage of China since he was forced to flee the country in September last year.

And CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Professor Glyn Davis AC, discusses his new essay ‘On Life’s Lottery’ that addresses how entrenched intergenerational poverty puts the poor at a serious disadvantage in a meritocracy, when wealth and privilege acts intergenerationally too.

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.