Listen to Bringing Australians home: Balancing individual rights with public safety46:5016 August 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with PhD candidate at Melbourne Uni’s Law School, Elizabeth Hicks, and Greg Dore, infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at UNSW’s Kirby Institute, to discuss the epidemiological and policy challenges of bringing Australians returning from international travel.

Then in the wake of the IPPC report on the impact of 1.5 degrees of global warming, Editor of Renew Economy, Giles Parkinson, calls in to talk about economic solutions to the threat of climate change as the Tomago Aluminium smelter announces it intends to be fully renewable by 2030.

And following Sky News Australia’s one week account ban from YouTube, freelance journalist, author and journalism academic, Margaret Simons, breaks down her article for Inside Story, ‘Is Sky News taking Australia by Storm?’.

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.