Business Matters

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

As the citizens of Melbourne hunker down for another lockdown, we ask how Australia's second city is dealing with renewed restrictions. We speak to the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp who takes us back to the beginning of the crisis, when Covid-19 first arrived in Australia. We also talk to award- winning producer/director Emma Watts, who's been working throughout the Covis-19 crisis on a documentary series called Diary from the Frontline. Plus, we hear from radio presenter Henry Wagons, musician Elissa Goodrich and DJ Miss Farina. And we're joined throughout the programme by Karen Percy, senior multi-platform journalist at …

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