As Australia closes its embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning writer and broadcaster Jeff Sparrow to discuss Australia’s military legacy in Afghanistan and what it says about conduct in future conflicts.
Then, human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Refugee Legal, David Manne, calls in to break down what’s happening with the Murugappan family and discuss Australia's asylum seeker regime.
And Karen Ellis, co-founder of Mend It, Australia, a group advocating the right to repair gadgets and appliances, talks about the Productivity Commission’s plan to recommend that manufacturers should provide consumers and repairers access to spare parts.
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.