Listen to Will the Tasmanian Liberals achieve majority in the state election?50:443 May 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Crikey reporter, Charlie Lewis, to talk all about the Tasmanian State election. Lewis gives his on-the-ground updates of the evolving situation of the incumbent Liberal Party’s struggle to gain a majority in the lower house and discusses the potential fall-out if the government fails to do so.

And, in the wake of Richard Flanagan’s reporting into Tasmanian Salmon, what seafood is actually sustainable and ethical that we can consider eating? Adrian Meder, Sustainable Seafood Program Manager for The Australian Marine Conservation Society, discusses the fallout of Flanagan’s revelations, what truly is “sustainable” when it comes to seafood and how consumers can find reliable information on how to shop ethically.

Then, Dr Nicole Kalms, co-director of Monash Uni XYX Lab explains the YourGround project, an interactive map to help make public spaces more inclusive and safe for women and gender-diverse Victorians through crowdsourcing community experiences. 

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.