Listen to University industrial action, new Authority to act on net zero, and cost of living relief42:278 May 2023

Dylan and Kulja speak with journalist Ben Schneiders about the state of the university sector after revelations of wage theft that saw university staff across the country striking last week to demand better working conditions and pay; regular guest Cam Walker makes sense of the inconsistencies between Federal and State governments on climate action following recent announcements of the Net Zero Authority and fracking in the Beetaloo Basin; and Edwina MacDonald, Deputy CEO of ACOSS, discusses announcements ahead of the federal budget including a $14.6 billion relief package to tackle growing cost of living issues.

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.