Listen to New reports’ findings on climate change renew concern over the Australian environment57:029 August 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to discuss his new report ‘An Icon at Risk: Current and Emerging threats to the Victorian High Country’, which explores the threat of climate change to Snow Gums, and other Australian flora. Walker discusses these threats in the context of the findings of the IPCC report into climate change released this week.

Then, CEO of VACCA and Joint Council member of the Coalition of Peaks, Muriel Bamblett, calls in to talk about their calls for the Queensland and Western Australian state governments to launch their own reparations and compensation programs for survivors of the stolen generation.

And Directors, John Harvey & Rhian Skirving, phone in to talk about their new documentary, ‘Off Country’ that’s screening as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival. The doco explores the problems around 3000 indigenous teenagers face when attending boarding schools like navigating exams, social dramas, and being isolated from their culture, families and communities.

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.