Listen to Anti-lockdown protests and the expansion of Don Dale Detention centre33:032 August 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning writer and broadcaster, Jeff Sparrow, to talk about the recent anti-lockdown protests across the country in response to covid-19 restrictions – who are they? And what’s spurring them on?

Then, managing solicitor for crime at North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, Beth Wild, calls in to breakdown the latest on Don Dale, the notorious youth prison in Darwin was set to close, but is now expanding as youth detainee numbers rise. Wild also updates us on the landmark class action lawsuit that has just been settled where the mother sued the Northern Territory Government for the mistreatment of her son which saw a $35 million dollar settlement. 

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.