Listen to Australia’s coal fleet closures sooner than expected01:12:2321 February 2022

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker to discuss Origin’s early closure of Australia’s largest coal fired power plant, Eraring in NSW which will now close in 2025.

Then, journalist and co-founder of Declassified Australia, Anthony Lowenstein, calls in to break down Australian corporate exploitation in Afghanistan, ‘Mystery surrounds how an Australian mining company sought access to Afghanistan’s 3-trillion treasure house of untapped minerals’.

And author Ed Coper talks about his book Facts & Other Lies: Welcome to the Disinformation Age and outlines some tips on how to combat misinformation, conspiracy theories and practicing good social media hygiene.

Finally, founder of Tibi Access, Dina Bassile, discusses improving accessibility in the live music scene for people with disabilities, and their upcoming gig ‘Groove Tunes’ at the Corner Hotel on Saturday March 19. 

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.