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Urban environment issues, analysing government services, both federal and state and local campaigns.

Urban environment issues, analysing government services, both federal and state and local campaigns.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Urban environment issues, analysing government services, both federal and state and local campaigns.

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English


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City Limits

11/14/2017
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This week Kevin and Meg are joined by Crystal McDonald from Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG), to discuss the differences between social housing and public housing - there are many significant differences! We hear good news about how many older Victorians have found housing with assistance of HAAG. At the beginning of the show, we discuss varying approaches to homelessness, the skyrail project, and the uncanny alignments between the Melbourne cup and the anniversaries of the Russian...

Duration: 00:55:38


City Limits

11/7/2017
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City Limits 8-11-17 On today programme Kevin is joined on the phone by Helen Vandenberg they discuss enviromental pollusion caused by the waste industry, issue such as banned PCB'S in the air traveling as far as Hunter from Sydney. Then Kevin speaks with to Dave Sweeney from The Australian Conservation Foundation, they talk about how renewables are the way of the future and how competitive a market it is becoming with over a million properties in Australia with solar panels on their roof....

Duration: 00:53:27


City Limits

10/31/2017
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City Limits 1-11-17 On todays edition of City Limits Kevin is joined in the studio by Transport expert & Guru John McPherson. They discuss all things from the East West Link, The Westgate Tunnel, Cyclists, Level crossings and Train travel around Melbourne & the world. Join us Live Wednesday mornings 9 till 10am on 3CR, 855am.

Duration: 00:53:04


City Limits

10/24/2017
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City Limits 25-10-17 On todays City Limits Kevin chats with Dave Kerin about the propossed development of Queen Victorian Market. We also catch up with Professor Patty Moriarty on his take on the situation. For more info head to Friends Of Queen Victorian Market (FOQVM).

Duration: 00:55:16


City Limits

10/17/2017
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City Limits 18-10-17 On Todays programme Kevin Healy & April Bragg begin by speaking with Paul Adams, National Tertiary Education Union VU branch president about the forced redundancy at Victorian University targeting union branch officers, with up to 100 positions lost putting the university into finacial difficulties. If you would like more information go to the Friends of Victorian University (FOVU) facebook where you can find out about a rally being held on the 2nd of November. In the...

Duration: 00:50:32


City Limits

10/10/2017
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City Limits 11-10-17 On the programme Kevin is joined by Helen Vandenberg to talk about the Essendon Airports plan to lift curfews currently on Jets taking off, raising the weight limit & the noise restrictions in place. Then Kevin speaks with Professor Patty Moriarty, they discuss new infastructure projects propossed & how this new travel demand can be managed. With an increase per capita of up to 4 x the amount of distance traveled since 1947, they discuss congestion taxes, mobility Vs...

Duration: 00:53:36


City Limits

10/3/2017
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City Limits 4-10-17 On todays Programme Kevin is joined by usual Co-Host Meg and they speak to our Transport expert John McPherson about everything from the propossed Westgate Tunnel to the failed East West Link proposal. A retro spective of other countries and the way they've tackled their transport issues from Japan with its Bullet trains to new Lite rail systems propossed for Canberra and Tasmania. Join us.....

Duration: 00:57:27


City Limits

9/26/2017
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City Limits 27-9-17 On todays programme Kevin speaks with Laurie Werner & is also joined in the studio with Dave Kerin to chat about whats happening with Doyles massive over development of The Queen Victoria Market and his campaign with the group Friends of Queen Victoria Market.

Duration: 00:55:34


City Limits

9/19/2017
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City Limits 20-9-17 It's Housing week on City Limits, Kevin is joined by Co-Host Meg Kimber. They talk with Howard Marosi on the phone & April Bragg in the studio about all thing Housing.

Duration: 00:55:37


City Limits

9/12/2017
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City Limits 13-9-17 On todays programme we tackle our usual 2nd Wednesday of the month to discuss energy issues. Joined on the phone with guest Coal & Gas Community Campaigner Cloe Aldenhoven from Friends Of the Earth. Topics include The Adani Coal mine, Hazle Wood the Solar Thermal power plant built in Port Augusta & the Latrobe and Hunter Valley. I f you would like to follow any of Friends Of the Earths campaigns stop in at Friends Of the Earth at 312 Smith St, Collingwood (#86 Tramline...

Duration: 00:55:24


City Limits

9/5/2017
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City Limits 6-9-17 Today Kevin talks with regular guest, former Public Transport Users Association vice president, John McPherson about all things Trains, trams & roads.

Duration: 00:55:27


City Limits - Freedom of Speech in Universities

8/29/2017
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This week our guest is Colin Long, Victorian division secretary of the National Tertiary Education Union. In this extensive interview we discuss the changes to tertiary education employment and what the effects are on academic staff and students. We begin by discussing the recent news that Melbourne University has been accused of trying to stifle free speech for academics. Colin also discusses his work with the Australia Bangladesh Solidarity Network. Find out more about their work here:...

Duration: 00:52:45


City Limits - Gambling and Federal Political Corruption

8/22/2017
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Today on City Limits we speak with Mark Zirnsak,Chair of the Victorian Inter-Church Gambling Taskforce, about problem gambling and the power of poker machines. Kevin asks the question - are poker machines actually fun?And we learn about corruption and integrity in Federal politics, and what can be done to expose corruption and encourage accountability in our politicians, when we speak with Hannah Aulby from The Australia Institute in the second half of the show.

Duration: 00:56:45


City Limits - Recycling Fires and Affordable Housing

8/15/2017
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Kevin, Megan and Andy discuss the local and international news - the 'Dutch reach', Britney Spears, Melbourne station safety, homeless rights and negative gearing.In the first half of the show, we speak with Sonja Rutherford, a local resident of Broadmeadows who shares fascinating local information about the Coolaroo recycling plant fire. In the second half of the show, April Bragg from the Housing for the Aged Action Group discuss the privitisation of public housing and their successes in...

Duration: 00:55:47


City Limits - David Holmgren and RetroSuburbia

8/8/2017
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We are joined this week by the co-founder of the permaculture movement David Holmgren to discuss his ideas behind retrofitting the suburbs as part of our transition to a low carbon society. Have the suburbs been given a bad press when in fact they can be a tremendous resource? Is increasing densities a bad thing and if so, how do we prevent our conurbations from continuing to sprawl outwards? Can we return to localised, sharing economies? These questions are becoming ever more pertinent in...

Duration: 00:52:26


City Limits - The Crisis Of Public Transport

8/1/2017
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We are joined this week by transport commentator and regular guest John McPherson as well as a campaigner from People For Public Transport (www.publictransportpublichands.com). How damaging has privatisation been and what can we do to reverse the trend?We are joined later in the show by Dr John Stone who is a lecturer in transport planning at the University of Melbourne. Are we investing enough in public transport? Are we focussing too much on building places to live along railway lines at...

Duration: 00:49:17


City Limits - Closed loops: plastics recycling and uranium mining

7/25/2017
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City Limits 26-7-17On today's programme Kevin Healy and Megan Kimber discuss inequality, political trust funds, and quirky news from Florida, U.S.A.We then investigate two issues - the problems with local recycling centres, and the issues with Australia's uranium mining industry. Helen Vandenberg is a well-known activist from the North-Western Suburbs of Melbourne who talks to us about the recent Melbourne recycling centre fire that has taken 11 days to extinguish. More than 70 residents...

Duration: 00:55:16


City Limits - The Growing Campaign for Public Housing

7/18/2017
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This week we are joined by Howard Marosi from Friends of Public Housing and Shane McGrath from Housing for the Aged Action Group to discuss why the campaign for more public housing is growing and why older people are increasingly being exploited by the retirement industry.

Duration: 00:54:32


City Limits - Can Renewable Energy Save Us?

7/11/2017
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We are joined this week by Professor Patrick Moriarty from Monash University to discuss renewable energy, battery technology and the viability of electric/hydrogen powered vehicles.We also discuss World Population Day and how we should approach the topic at a global level. We also examine how this fits in with the issue of Melbourne's rapidly growing population.Finally, we premiere a new song from Shock Octopus, Fantasia. https://shockoctopus.bandcamp.com/album/roam-in-silence

City Limits this week

7/4/2017
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Duration: 00:57:27

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