Listen to What does the High Court’s deformation ruling mean for the Australian media?41:5113 September 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning author and journalist, Jeff Sparrow, to break down the High Court’s ruling that found Australian media outlets are responsible for defamatory comments left on their social media platforms.

Then, the worst is yet to come for Australian universities following last year’s 6 percent drop in revenue across the tertiary sector, Peter Hurley from the Mitchell Institute, calls in to talk about the fall out, and what these dire straits mean for Australian universities.

And founder & facilitator of the Raise Our Voice Australia, Ashleigh Streeter-Jones, to discuss the campaign that’s providing a voice for young Australians to have their statements read out in Parliament by MPs – and how to get involved. 

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.