Listen to What will Parliamentary representation, Pacific relations and Press Freedom look like under Labor?56:136 June 2022

On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with the CEO of the Grattan Institute, Danielle Wood, to discuss the gender balance in parliament as the newly elected Labor Government installs record numbers of women to the Cabinet. 

Then, as Anthony Albanese and Penny Wong jet all over the Pacific in the first days of governance, Director of the ANU Pacific Institute Dr George Carter helps analyse what the impact of the new federal government might be for Australia’s relationship with the Pacific.

And Political editor at Crikey, Bernard Keane, breaks down Labor's position on press freedom and whether the new government will halt the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, resist Julian Assange's extradition to the US and legislate for stronger whistleblower protections.

And to play us out, Baxter Dury had a chat with Dylan on his way to perform at RISING Festival.

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.