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All episodes by Royce Kurmelovs

Apr 8, 2024 •

The fossil fuel approval that wasn’t published

The Albanese government was elected on a sense of optimism for the climate movement. But nearly two years later, there’s a growing sense of unease from the climate movement and traditional owners towards the government in Canberra.

Today, contributor to The Saturday Paper Royce Kurmelovs, on the bad blood brewing between the government and environmentalists.

Mar 7, 2023 •

‘Disaster capitalism’: What’s happening after climate catastrophe

It’s one year since the Lismore floods, but the scheme to get people back into homes, and to move those homes away from the floodplain, is taking far too long. And in the absence of real recovery, what’s happening in Lismore is being described as “disaster capitalism” – houses on the floodplain are being sold to investors looking for a bargain.

Today, contributor to The Saturday Paper Royce Kurmelovs on what happens when the government doesn’t step up, and the market steps in.

Dec 12, 2022 •

15 months in jail after a climate protest

Up to 15 months in jail, with a minimum non-parole period of 8 months – that’s the sentence that a climate protester was handed recently in NSW.

It caused widespread alarm from human rights and civil liberties groups, and heralds a new era in sentencing as anti-protest laws are passed around the country.

May 27, 2021 • 13m 46s

The frontline women’s services at risk of collapse

The federal budget promised $3.2 billion dollars to be spent on policies that improve the lives of Australian women. But, despite that pledge, a critical front line service that supports women at work now faces closure. Today, Royce Kurmelovs on the future of the Working Women’s Centres.

Apr 1, 2020 • 14m 00s

Should we bail out the airlines?

Australia’s airlines have been hit hard by coronavirus, and they’re asking the government for billions of dollars in financial support. Today, Royce Kurmelovs, on whether it’s time the government nationalised the airline industry.

Feb 13, 2020 • 14m 48s

The tiny town where Scott Morrison is building a nuclear dump

Australia’s first nuclear dump is set to be built in a small town in South Australia. The government has spent millions trying to win over locals – but the community is viciously divided.

Oct 22, 2019 • 14m26s

Restarting robo-debt

An error at the Department of Human Services caused the original robo-debt algorithm to restart, issuing thousands of unchecked debt notices.

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