Listen to The federal election and the economy with George Megalogenis and Margaret Simmons00:254 April 2022

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with journalist and author,  George Megalogenis to shed some light on the federal budget in the context of the current state of the economy and Australia's reliance on WA's mineral trade with China. 

And then author and journalist Margaret Simons calls in to discuss the role that Independent candidates may play in the imminent federal election. Simmons explores the influence of the cross-bench in detail in her piece in The Monthly, 'Independants and the balance of power'.

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.