On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with the Australian Workers’ Union National Secretary, Daniel Walton, to discuss the historic win for fruit workers – who have been historically exploited by the agricultural industry – securing a minimum casual rate of pay.
Then, journalist Sean Kelly calls in to talk about his new book, The Game: A Portrait of Scott Morrison. Kelly exposes Morrison’s approach to politics as a game that is his to win, and how the Australian people are the ultimate losers. Kelly’s book is out now via Black Inc.
And Sam Floreani, program lead at Digital Rights Watch phones in to break down Facebook’s re-branding to the new company name 'Meta' and its interest in being a key architect in the evolution of "The Metaverse” online. Floreani analyses what it is, and what’s the tech giant’s agenda behind this marketing move.
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.