Listen to Unlawful Detention, Weapons Litigation, Carbon Credit Critiques and Dr Pub's PhD01:15:3813 November 2023

Dylan is joined by human rights lawyer and Refugee Legal Executive Director, David Manne, to talk about the “new dawn” in Australia’s indefinite detention laws: will a new precedent be set after the High Court found them unlawful?

Rawan Arraf, Executive Director at the Australian Centre for International Justice, discusses a Federal Court legal action to uncover whether Australian arms exports are being used by Israel in the current conflict.

ANU Professor Andrew Macintosh chats about apparent flaws in the government’s carbon credit scheme, which he thinks will put Australia’s net-zero target at risk.

Plus, “Dr Pub”, aka Dr Sam Whiting from UniSA, discusses his new book Small Venues, analysing the cultural impact of small live-music venues across Australia.

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.