Listen to What does Barnaby Joyce’s re-election to the National Party leadership mean for climate action and the bush?52:4328 June 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined on the line by Nick Blandford, Gippsland farmer and member of Farmers for Climate Action, who also sits on Victoria’s Young Farmer’s Advisory Council. Blanford discusses climate attitudes in regional areas and the bush.

Then, Executive Director of Digital Rights Watch, Lucie Krahulcova, calls in to talk about their new project Rebalance the Internet Economy to discuss problems with the current media bargaining legislation, especially from a local lens and upcoming Melbourne events in the works from their outfit.

And following the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s report into Victorian prisons which found evidence of corruption and violence against inmates, Andreea Lachsz, head of policy, communications and strategy at Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) breaks down how ill-treatment of Indigenous Australians thrives in the private prison system, and their urgent calls for prison reform.

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: Reading Room with Sally Rippin; urban history with Dr David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update 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.