Listen to Revelation after revelation, but will there be consequences for those at the seat of power?57:281 March 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Executive Director of Per Capita Emma Dawson to breakdown the Coalition Government losing their working majority in the house, the $3.50-a-day increase to JobSeeker, the revelations of the Aged Care Royal Commission, and the expose of Canberra’s toxic culture.

And, Don Weatherburn, Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales explains the dramatic decline of crime in Australia. Weatherburn’s new book ‘The Vanishing Criminal’ co-authored with Sara Rahman explores why violent crimes have dropped by around 40-80 percent in Australia in the last few decades.

Then, Sally Rippin, Australia’s highest-selling female author returns to talk all about her new book series coming out for early readers called ‘The School of Monsters’, coming out 3 March.

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.