Listen to Has Australia’s hard border policy diminished human tracking?47:1627 September 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with associate professor of history at Monash University, Julie Kalman, to talk about the book she co-authored, ‘Smuggled; an illegal history of Journeys to Australia’.

Then, lawyer, activist, and chair of Digital Rights Watch, Lizzie O’Shea, calls in to discuss the News Media Bargaining Code in light of Facebook refusing to play ball with SBS & The Conversation in their recent negotiations over use of content on the social media platform.

And as restrictions ease, what’s happening with Melbourne’s live music scene? Musician Clare Bowditch phones in to discuss her calls for better planning to get live music up and running once vaccination targets are met.

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.