Listen to Will the Australian Government transition away from Carbon and Corruption?59:3229 March 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with former chief scientist of Australia, Dr Alan Finkel AO, to discuss the challenges facing Australia reaching carbon neutral and to unpack the comprehensive roadmap he laid out in the Quarterly Essay ‘Getting To Zero, Australia’s Energy Transition’.

Then, Crickey’s politics editor, Bernard Keane, wades through the muck seeping out of Canberra to talk about their new series ‘The Dirty Country’, reporting on corruption in Australia and within Australian politics.

And Associate Professor Leach Ruppanner from Melbourne University explains new research into the experience of women in local government highlighting that toxic workplace culture is not isolated to Canberra, and ‘Just like Federal MPs, women in local government cop it all’.

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.