Listen to Gender inequality is still thriving in the Australian economy38:448 March 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja is joined by special guest co-host Judith Peppard for an International Women's Day edition of the program. They get on the line with Australian Council of Trade Unions President Michele O’Neil intersection of IWD and Labour day in 2021.

O’Neil discusses the disparity between the value of industries comprising mostly women in the Australian economy, and the inequality still present in the labour market and tax system – issues only exacerbated by the pandemic.

Then, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne Martha Hickey talks about her essay ‘Flesh After Fifty’ which was the genis for the exhibition of the same name currently showing at the Abbotsford Convent.

The exhibition explores and challenges negative stereotypes of aging and celebrates the image of older women through art. As part of the festival’s programming, Professor Hickey will appear on the ‘My Menopause’ council.

And, AP (aka Abbie Pobjoy), Director of ‘Why Did She Have To Tell The World’, explores the historic moment when the first lesbian couple were televised in Australia. The documentary screens as part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and ABC TV at 8pm Sunday March 14.

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.