Listen to The Voice, West Papua, judicial independence, and Garry Starr01:01:309 October 2023

Dylan is joined by Tarneen Onus Williams, Community Organiser for Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, who explains their reasons for voting Yes in the upcoming referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament explored in their article for Crikey.

Marni Cordell, major projects editor at Guardian Australia, unpacks her investigative report into the Indonesian military targeting civilians, including children, in West Papua.

Isabelle Reinecke, lawyer and Executive Director of Grata Fund, joins to discuss her new book Courting Power: Law, Democracy & The Public Interest in Australia and the issue of judicial independence in the country.

Plus, Damien Warren Smith chats about his show ‘Greece Lightning’ for Melbourne Fringe 2023, which sees his alter ego Garry Starr performing stories from Greek mythology to help save Greece from economic ruin.

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.