Listen to What's up with the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill?42:5729 November 2021

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with constitutional law expert, Associate Professor Luke Beck from the faculty of law at Monash University, to discuss the Federal Government’s third draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill. Prof Beck breaks down what’s in the bill, how it impacts state and federal powers, and what it could mean for the LGBTQI+ community.

And a new report has found climate activists are being institutionally suppressed. Senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, Yusur Al-Azzawi, joins the grapevine to chat about the new report she co-authored with Greenpeace and the Environmental Defenders Office, Global Warning: the threat to climate defenders in Australia, outlining how Australian governments are deterring climate action.

Then, Karen Ellis from Mend It Australia calls in to provide an update on the repairer's rights movement following an announcement from Apple that the tech company would provide spare parts for some products so customers can repair them.

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.