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A current affairs program produced at Triple R in Melbourne, Australia. Exploring domestic issues in a global context, The Grapevine features interviews with those in the know, providing insights into our politics, cities, rights, cultures and the environment. Hosted by Kulja Coulston and Dylan Bird. The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

A current affairs program produced at Triple R in Melbourne, Australia. Exploring domestic issues in a global context, The Grapevine features interviews with those in the know, providing insights into our politics, cities, rights, cultures and the environment. Hosted by Kulja Coulston and Dylan Bird. The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

A current affairs program produced at Triple R in Melbourne, Australia. Exploring domestic issues in a global context, The Grapevine features interviews with those in the know, providing insights into our politics, cities, rights, cultures and the environment. Hosted by Kulja Coulston and Dylan Bird. The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Language:

English

Contact:

+61393881027


Episodes

The annual Speakolie awards

12/12/2021
On the final episode of The Grapevine for 2021, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Melbourne author and broadcaster Tony Wilson for the fifth, and very prestigious, Speakolies awards! They analyse and break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of the most iconic speeches of the year that Tony has curated on his website speakola, and discuss the art of oration. Thank you to the listeners and the subscribers for making this year possible, we couldn’t do this without your support.

Duration:00:51:21

The year that was in Australian climate politics

12/5/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to talk about some of the biggest moments in climate politics in 2021. Walker discusses Labour’s new climate policies, including their announcement that they would increase emissions reduction targets if elected. Plus, Dr Catherine Williams, research director at the Centre for Public Integrity calls in to talk about what the updates and amendments to the Victorian Pandemic Bill mean. And...

Duration:00:51:05

What's up with the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill?

11/28/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with constitutional law expert, Associate Professor Luke Beck from the faculty of law at Monash University, to discuss the Federal Government’s third draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill. Prof Beck breaks down what’s in the bill, how it impacts state and federal powers, and what it could mean for the LGBTQI+ community. And a new report has found climate activists are being institutionally suppressed. Senior lawyer at...

Duration:00:42:57

How did corporate lobbying influence COP26?

11/14/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, as the COP26 climate summit wraps up, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning journalist, author and regular voice on The Grapevine, Jeff Sparrow, to break down the influence of corporations at the negotiations, along with accusations of greenwashing. Sparrow has a new book out; Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating, exploring the private sector’s role in driving climate change. Then, expert in gender-based violence,...

Duration:00:50:01

Vulnerable agricultural workers secure minimum wage

11/7/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with the Australian Workers’ Union National Secretary, Daniel Walton, to discuss the historic win for fruit workers – who have been historically exploited by the agricultural industry – securing a minimum casual rate of pay. Then, journalist Sean Kelly calls in to talk about his new book, The Game: A Portrait of Scott Morrison. Kelly exposes Morrison’s approach to politics as a game that is his to win, and how the Australian...

Duration:00:47:50

Is Victoria’s new pandemic law an overreach?

10/31/2021
Content Warning: This episode touches on some sensitive topics including sexual violence (segment discussing sexual assault at the 36:38 mark and ending at 59:30 if you’d prefer to skip this). If anything you hear is distressing please reach out to someone who can help keep you safe. Or remember you can call 1800respect on 1800 737 732. On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with Associate Professor William Partlett at Melbourne Uni’s Law School, to discuss his article in...

Duration:00:59:57

Lost memories of extinct Australian species

10/24/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja gets on the line with ecologist and historian Benjamin Gray to talk all about his new book Extinct: Artistic Impressions of our Lost Wildlife. Grey captures 39 unique Australian species that have been lost forever or are close to extinction. Then, Dylan speaks with singer and songwriter of Parquet Courts, Austin Brown, about the band’s new album Sympathy For Life. Dylan and Austin discuss Parquet Court’s connection to the Melbourne music scene and...

Duration:00:52:51

Corruption, politics, and accountability

10/17/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning journalist and author, Jeff Sparrow, to talk about the current state of accountability for corrupt politicians and why Australia doesn’t already have a federal corruption watchdog, as state investigators IBAC and ICAC scrutinise both major parties in NSW and Victoria. Then, emergency specialist who works across a number of Melbourne hospitals, Dr Stephan Parnis, calls in to break down what’s been...

Duration:00:50:35

How a fully electrified household could save Aussies thousands

10/10/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Dr Saul Griffith, founder of the Rewiring Australia & Rewiring America, to discuss the benefits of a net-zero emission economy. Dr Griffith breaks down the findings of the new report ‘Castles & Cars, savings in the suburbs through electrifying everything’ that details how Australian households could save up to $5000 on their bills through complete electrification. Then, regular guest on The Grapevine, Associate Professor...

Duration:00:57:08

US plot to assassinate Julian Assange revealed

10/3/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with author, journalist and research, Dr Suelette Dreyfus to discuss the newly released feature by Yahoo!News outlining a CIA plot to capture or assassinate Julian Assange. Assange is still being detained in London waiting to see if he will be extradited to the US to face charges of espionage. Then, Cam Walker, campaigns director Friends of the Earth calls in to discuss Australia’s climate policy considering the upcoming...

Duration:00:52:23

Has Australia’s hard border policy diminished human tracking?

9/26/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Dylan gets on the line with associate professor of history at Monash University, Julie Kalman, to talk about the book she co-authored, ‘Smuggled; an illegal history of Journeys to Australia’. Then, lawyer, activist, and chair of Digital Rights Watch, Lizzie O’Shea, calls in to discuss the News Media Bargaining Code in light of Facebook refusing to play ball with SBS & The Conversation in their recent negotiations over use of content on the social media...

Duration:00:47:16

What does the AUKUS military alliance mean for Australia’s nuclear capabilities?

9/19/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Dave Sweeney from the Australian Conservation Foundation to break down what Australia’s new nuclear submarine deal means for the future of the Australian energy sector, Australia's relationship with its Pacific neighbours and with other global powers. Then, journalist George Megalogenis discusses Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown, vaccination targets – and the consequences of getting it wrong. Megalogenis touches on the...

Duration:01:02:10

What does the High Court’s deformation ruling mean for the Australian media?

9/12/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning author and journalist, Jeff Sparrow, to break down the High Court’s ruling that found Australian media outlets are responsible for defamatory comments left on their social media platforms. Then, the worst is yet to come for Australian universities following last year’s 6 percent drop in revenue across the tertiary sector, Peter Hurley from the Mitchell Institute, calls in to talk about the fall out,...

Duration:00:41:51

How can the Australian Government be held accountable with our current Freedom of Information laws?

9/5/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Executive Director of Grata Fund, Isabelle Reinecke, to discuss the Coalition Government unlawfully blocking FOI requests and its impact on democracy in Australia. Then, contributing editor of Inside Story, Peter Mares, discusses his piece ‘A Line in the water’, reflecting on the anniversary of the Tampa incident in 2001. Mares talks about the Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers, how the 9/11 attacks...

Duration:00:52:26

Will the Australian Government meet its obligations to Afghans?

8/22/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Shamsiya Hussainpoor, an Afghan from the Hazra community, to discuss those left behind at the mercy of the Taliban back in Kabul. Hussainpoor talks about her story that was published on the ABC, what she fears will happen next. Then, Executive Director at Refugee Legal, David Manne, calls in to analyse the Australian Government’s response to the situation in Afghanistan. Manne talks about the support and support and...

Duration:00:45:11

Bringing Australians home: Balancing individual rights with public safety

8/15/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with PhD candidate at Melbourne Uni’s Law School, Elizabeth Hicks, and Greg Dore, infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at UNSW’s Kirby Institute, to discuss the epidemiological and policy challenges of bringing Australians returning from international travel. Then in the wake of the IPPC report on the impact of 1.5 degrees of global warming, Editor of Renew Economy, Giles Parkinson, calls in to talk about economic...

Duration:00:46:50

New reports’ findings on climate change renew concern over the Australian environment

8/8/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth to discuss his new report ‘An Icon at Risk: Current and Emerging threats to the Victorian High Country’, which explores the threat of climate change to Snow Gums, and other Australian flora. Walker discusses these threats in the context of the findings of the IPCC report into climate change released this week. Then, CEO of VACCA and Joint Council member of the Coalition of Peaks,...

Duration:00:57:02

Anti-lockdown protests and the expansion of Don Dale Detention centre

8/1/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Walkley Award winning writer and broadcaster, Jeff Sparrow, to talk about the recent anti-lockdown protests across the country in response to covid-19 restrictions – who are they? And what’s spurring them on? Then, managing solicitor for crime at North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, Beth Wild, calls in to breakdown the latest on Don Dale, the notorious youth prison in Darwin was set to close, but is now expanding...

Duration:00:33:03

Is it in the public interest for Crown Casino to continue to operate in Victoria?

7/25/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, is Crown Casino too big to fail? Kulja and Dylan get on the line with Associate Professor Charles Livingstone from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University to discuss the most recent developments of the Crown Royal Commission. Then, as the 2021 Olympics kicks off, regular guest Associate Professor of urban planning at Melbourne University, Dave Nichols, calls in to discuss the impact of the Games on host cities and the...

Duration:00:44:59

Is the Australian Government’s public messaging around vaccination tone deaf?

7/18/2021
On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan are joined by CEO of VCOSS Emma King to discuss the ad campaign ‘Let's get back to the good things’ that encourages vaccination in the community and analyses the efficacy of the Government's messaging. Then, Guy Morton, one of the founders of Voices of Kooyong, a group seeking better political representation for their community, calls in to discuss their independent candidacy, what they’re doing in the lead-up to the election, and the issues...

Duration:00:52:42