Listen to Gas bans in new buildings, homelessness on the rise, Australia ‘shrinking’ and public drunkenness49:107 August 2023

Dylan and Kulja are joined by regular guest Cam Walker who shares his thoughts on Victoria’s ban on new gas connections and its implications for emissions, as well recent concerns about the Great Barrier Reef and Antarctic Sea.

Kate Colvin, CEO of Homelessness Australia, unpacks the organisation’s new report confirming that Australia is in its worst housing crisis in living memory.

Graeme Turner, Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland, discusses the socio-political issues tackled in his new book The Shrinking Nation: how we got here and what can be done about it.

Plus, Danny Jeffcote, Outreach Cluster Leader at coheatlh, discusses Victoria decriminalising public drunkenness and cohealth’s involvement in the state’s first sobering up centre.

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.