Human rights lawyer Roxy Moore from 'Change the Record' joins the show to speak about the continued over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people one year since the Pathways to Justice report was released. Tom Sulston, board member at Digital Rights Watch, explains the proposed laws making it a criminal offence for social media companies to host videos by terrorists on their sites. He also speaks about recent encryption legislation which has led many companies to not trust Australia with their data. Joel Townsend from Victoria Legal Aid speaks about Centrelink’s heavy-handed response to welfare recipients issued with ‘robo-debts’. Also in the studios will be local artist Nothinge, perrforming live on air and chatting about their newest release, The Passage Of The Obscurantist. Plus, Danielle Walker chats about her Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, Myths and Legends.

Playlist for The Grapevine – 1 April 2019

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.