Listen to Housing policy shake-up, Murdoch succession, dating app safety and Collingwood pride01:07:3625 September 2023

Dylan is joined by Benita Kolovos, Victorian state correspondent for The Guardian, who rounds up the state government’s changes to housing policy regarding short-stay rentals, planning scheme reforms and public housing redevelopments.

Journalist Stephen Mayne joins to discuss Rupert Murdoch stepping down from Fox and NewsCorp, with his son Lachlan Murdoch rising as his successor at the two companies.

Kath Albury, Professor at Swinburne University, talks about dating app safety in light of the federal government's call for an industry code of practice.

Plus, Collingwood Football Club mega fans Antoun Issa and ‘Swoop Luke’ drop in to bond with Dylan about their experience supporting the club over the years ahead of the team’s appearance in the AFL Grand Final.

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.