Listen to Will the Australian Government meet its obligations to Afghans?45:1123 August 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Shamsiya Hussainpoor, an Afghan from the Hazra community, to discuss those left behind at the mercy of the Taliban back in Kabul. Hussainpoor talks about her story that was published on the ABC, what she fears will happen next.

Then, Executive Director at Refugee Legal, David Manne, calls in to analyse the Australian Government’s response to the situation in Afghanistan. Manne talks about the support and support and opportunities available for Afghans in Australia – and what their futures look like.

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.