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This week, Kevin and Meg talk to Shane McGrath from Housing for the Aged Action Group, then with Cathryn Murdoch and Jack Verdins from Friends of Public Housing and Defend and Extend Public Housing. With Shane we discuss the flood of eviction applications to VCAT following the end to the eviction moratorium, no further protections (save for a few n…
 
This week, Zeb and Kevin speak to Professor Paddy Moriarty to dissect the deceptively simple idea of a global switch to renewarbles from his perspective. They discuss the book he is writing on renewable energy and the "green economy", the science underpinning the renewable energy industry, and the importance of reducing energy consumption overall.…
 
Victorians with disabilities have been asking for accessible public transport for over 40 years. Most of our state’s public transport system is still inaccessible. This week Zeb and Meg are joined by Ally Scott and Martin Leckey from the Disability Resources Centre. They speak about the long-running campaigns to make public transport accessible to …
 
This week Kevin and Zeb chat with anti-nuclear campaigner from the Australian Conservation Foundation, Dave Sweeney. In the wake of the 76th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear issues still plague our country. Amongst topics discussed today: How do people who invent and manufacture nuclear weapons sleep at night? Federal …
 
This Transport Week, Zeb and Kevin chat with regular John McPherson about Victorian Public Transport, including accessibility, technical faults, the effects of short-term contracts on the basic functioning on a privatised PT system, questions about the proposed rail-link to the airport, the importance of getting our existing metro train lines up to…
 
In this jam-packed show, Zeb and Kevin speak with public housing tenant Cathryn Murdoch (Defend and Extend Public Housing), then Howard Marosi and Jack Verdins (Friends of Public Housing Vic), and later Shane McGrath (Housing for the Aged Action Group). We discuss all things public housing, including ongoing conditions for PH residents during this …
 
This week, after a quick run-down of news, Kevin and Meg are joined by Jen Hargraves and Helen Dickinson to discuss the intentions and realities of the NDIS 8 years after it began. Prof Paddy Moriarty joins in the second half of the show to talk about mining, water, and alternative energies.By Kevin Healy, Meg Kimber, Prof Paddy Moriarty, Helen Dickinson, Jen Hargrave
 
This energy week, Kevin, Zeb and Karina invite Leigh Ewbank (Climate Justice Campaigner, Friends of the Earth) on the show to discuss the government's climate inaction as reflected by last night's federal budget announcement. This includes a $51bn dollar move toward supporting the fossil fuel industry, and money set aside for natural disaster prepa…
 
This week on City Limits, Kevin and Karina have a chat with Anna Langford (Act on Climate Coordinator - Friends of the Earth) about the Government's continued inaction on climate, and the People's Climate Strategy for Victoria being launched by Friends of the Earth on April 22 at Trades Hall. We discuss why workers issues are central to climate str…
 
This week, the City Limits team discuss the latest news and current affairs before being joined by guests Michelle Giovas and John Merory from the Stop the North-East Link Campaign, where they talk about the devasting effects of this planned mega toll road.Find out more and get involved at https://stopnortheastlink.net.au/ or @stopnortheastlink on …
 
This week, Zeb, Kevin and Meg discuss the latest news from the world of capitalism unionism and environmentalism, before being joined by Julia Stockigt from the Save Westernport community campaign.Save Westernport were celebrating their success in opposing an off-shore gas processing facility in the pristine and precious waters of Westernport Bay. …
 
This week Meg and Zeb invite Andrea Bunting and Eirene Tsolidis Noyce on the show to discuss their respective campaigns and work. [15:55] Andrea (Glenlyon Bunnings Action group) talks to us about the second Bunnings Warehouse proposed to be built in Brunswick and the inappropriateness of this proposal for the increasingly congested area. We also di…
 
Content warning: Mention of SA in the news introduction. Start listening at 6.15 to skip this topic.This energy week Kevin and Zeb interview Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth about the Vic government's new constitutional ban on fracking, the community's role in this win and the battle still to fight on gas exploration in Australia.We then chat t…
 
This week Meg and Karina get a housing update from Howard Marosi and Jack Verdins from Friends of Public Housing (Vic).We get a breakdown of 10 key differences between public and "community" housing, and discuss Victoria's 10-year strategy for housing and the advance towards community housing as an insidious move to destabilize existing public reso…
 
This week Meg and Zeb talk to Isaac Caarne, from a tree-sit 40 metres up a giant Eucalypt tree.Protesters are occupying an area of forest about to be logged on the Errinundra Plateau in East Gippsland, one of the last areas left unscathed by the fires.Despite advice from the Government’s Environment Department that logging in the area should not go…
 
First week back on air in 2021, this transport week we chat to regular guest John McPherson.Topics include the Victorian government's announcement of 450 extra train services and off-peak fare discounts, the "15-minute city", mega transport projects (including in the Suburban Rail Loop and the North East Link toll road), as well as level crossing u…
 
This housing week Meg and Zeb talk to Howard Marosi and Jack Verdins (Friends of Public Housing) and Shane McGrath (Housing for the Aged Action Group) with updates and commentary on the Big Housing Build.Later in the show we interview Ally Scott from the Disability Resources Centre to talk about their Transport For All campaign. Check out the blog …
 
This transport week on City Limits Meg and Zeb talk to Kath Larkin from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union about issues workers are facing due to both privatisation and the pandemic - and the intersection of the two.Tune in to find out about worker safety, PPE, pandemic leave and job security.By Megan Kimber, Zeb Peake and guest Kath Larkin
 
This week on City Limits we welcome new host Zeb Peake to the Show!Later we interview long time anti-nuclear campaigner Dave Sweeney to discuss the odd "good news" story.With Dave, we discuss:BHP scrapping their $4 billion expansion project at the Olympic Dam mine, a function of both low Uranium commodity prices since Fukushima and the instability …
 
This housing week on City Limits, we get an update from regulars Howard Marosi (Friends of Public Housing) and Shane McGrath (Housing for the Aged Action Group). Check out the blog by Friends of Public Housing here.If you are over 50 years of age and would like some advice, information, or practical housing support, call HAAG toll-free on 1300 765 …
 
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Westgate Bridge Disaster.Kevin invites Tommy Watson on the Show to discuss his first-hand experience of the bridge collapse, what led to the disaster itself, and importantly how the workers were treated in the months and years following the incident. We also play a recent web conference speech by David Sp…
 
This week on City Limits, we get an update on Transport in Victoria from our regular transport expert John McPherson. We also invite Leigh Ewbank, climate justice campaigner from Friends of the Earth, on the show to discuss a recent announcement from the Andrews Government to repower all of Melbourne's metropolitan trains (and all state schools and…
 
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal intervention into the Victorian ALP, and so Kevin kicks off the show with an on-the-ground perspective of events that led to formalised factionalism within the ALP.Later, Howard Marosi from Friends of Public Housing joins Kevin and Meg to give us a comprehensive update on housing in Victoria. Topi…
 
This week on City Limits, Kevin and Karina invite Julia Stockigt, secretary of Save Westernport Inc, to discuss their fight against AGL's proposal to import and process gas at Crib Point, and to construct gas pipeline which means probable destruction for life and community in many parts of Victoria. Victorians have set a record for number of submis…
 
This week is energy week with Kevin and Karina - We kick off the show with an interview with former co-presenter Mark Allen, who discusses a new group called Town Planning Rebellion (TPR), set up to highlight the critical role that land use planning plays in combatting our current climate and ecological emergency. We discuss their main aims and foc…
 
This week, Kevin and Meg speak with Josh Cullinan, secretary of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU), discussing the history of their inception, the questionable role of the SDA, and RAFFWU's ongoing work in supporting their members to secure the terms and conditions that workers have long been denied through direct and militant industri…
 
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