Listen to What does the AUKUS military alliance mean for Australia’s nuclear capabilities?01:02:1020 September 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Dave Sweeney from the Australian Conservation Foundation to break down what Australia’s new nuclear submarine deal means for the future of the Australian energy sector, Australia's relationship with its Pacific neighbours and with other global powers.

Then, journalist George Megalogenis discusses Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown, vaccination targets – and the consequences of getting it wrong. Megalogenis touches on the state of the federations, in light of apparent disparity in economic conditions and vaccine distribution.

And Farmers for Climate Action member, Alisdair Tulloch, calls in to talk about how the Australian agricultural sector could hit net zero emissions by 2040, and what support is needed to achieve this target.  

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.