Listen to The homelessness crisis, gambling reform and the busy world of FOI45:4127 March 2023

Dylan and Kulja are joined by Deborah Di Natale, CEO of Council to Homeless Persons, who breaks down the new Census data revealing an alarming increase in the homelessness rate in Victoria; Charles Livingstone, Associate Professor at Monash University, discusses the state of gambling reform in New South Wales following Labor’s election win; and The Grapevine’s FOI correspondent and journalist Petra Stock gives an update on various Freedom of Information issues in light of the Federal FOI Commissioner stepping down after only a year in the role.

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.