Listen to Is the Australian Government’s public messaging around vaccination tone deaf?52:4219 July 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined by CEO of VCOSS Emma King to discuss the ad campaign ‘Let's get back to the good things’ that encourages vaccination in the community and analyses the efficacy of the Government's messaging.

Then, Guy Morton, one of the founders of Voices of Kooyong, a group seeking better political representation for their community, calls in to discuss their independent candidacy, what they’re doing in the lead-up to the election, and the issues their group is focused on.

And Canberra Writer Theodore Ell gets on the line to talk about his essay ‘Facades of Lebanon’ published in the latest issue of Australian Book Review which won the Fifteenth Calibre Essay Prize. Ell’s essay discusses his experiences in Lebanon witnessing political revolution, the pandemic, and an extraordinary explosion in Beirut that sent shockwaves around the world.

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.