Unfortunately the mainstream media doesn’t always give us enough of a platform to go into detail on the important issues affecting our community, but over the years Jonno has also agreed to longer-form in-depth interviews on a range of topics, which you can find via the links below. Please note the dates of the interviews, and remember that a lot can change in a few years, so Jonno’s views and policies on some issues might have shifted a bit over time.(Please email us at [email protected] if you notice any links on this site that are no longer working, or if you’ve recorded a long-form interview with Jonno in the past that’s not listed here and you would like us to add the link.) Jonno is happy to make time for podcasts that already have an established audience, particularly on topics that haven’t been covered much in the past or where the political landscape might have changed recently. Get in touch with our office by emailing [email protected] or calling 3403 2165 to arrange an interview time.
Chris 28 March, 2022
18 min (interview begins at 6:50)
Jonno shares how he got into politics, why he decided to live on a house-boat, highlighting the challenges with housing in Australia as a renter. He addresses how government's one size fits all approach to policy making disadvantages small businesses, touches on his advocacy for separated bike lanes, shares considerations about the Green bridges, the Ferry network and his position on the 2032 Olympic games. Finally he outlines what he thinks his three major achievements have been over his time in BCC and where he wants to direct his energy from there.
Suzanne Misso 24 Aug 2021
Jonno shares a cup of Srilankan tea on his house boat, and discusses if Australia could taste sweeter. They take a deep dive into his story growing up in Brisbane, his quest for equality and justice, and his pathway to finding his identity as he champions his vision of an authentically multicultural Australia.
Rylee Griffin 3 Aug 2021
Representing The Gabba ward, Jono has involved himself heavily in grassroots activism and built an impressive platform that reaches thousands both locally and nationally. We discuss his origin story, authenticity in politics, and the role young people have in the future of politics and advocacy.
Jacob and Phuong 26 Jul 2021
(Interview from 1:03:00- 1:14:41)
Jacob discusses the social and environmental externalities of Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympics with Jonathan Sri, a Greens Councillor for the Gabba Ward at Brisbane City Council.
Kristin Perissinotto & Hannah Ferguson 22 Apr 2021
This podcast discusses housing, renters rights, the ethics of owning an investment property, and the lack of diversity in mainstream politics. Jonno talks about the power of collective action, and shares his thoughts on term limits for politicians and how the job has changed him.
Chilli D (aka Marta Abraha) 30 Mar 2021
In this podcast, Jonno discusses their early career and life in Brisbane, what multiculturalism means, and how we can make this city more inclusive.
Rory Pope & Bram Chapman 25 Feb 2021
This conversation centres on Jonno's focus on making Brisbane more sustainable, equitable and democratic, and addressing the negative impacts of gentrification and speculative property investment. He discusses unsustainable, profit-oriented over-development, and how residents should have more say over how their city changes and evolves.
Dan Rennie 06 Nov 2020
Dan Rennie speaks to newly-elected local Greens Member for South Brisbane Amy MacMahon and Councillor Jonathan Sri about the recent election win in the crucial seat of South Brisbane and their plans for the community.
Nichola Burton 23 Oct 2020
Jonno discusses the impact of the lockdowns on the Creative, Arts and Entertainment industries, government responses, and how the Gabba Ward Office has been trying to support these industries.
Michael Williams 18 May 2020
Michael discusses with Cr Sri about the success of the Greens in the Brisbane 2020 elections, radicalising politics and the possibility of a vacancy levy.
Jessica Reynolds 16 Jul 2018
In this podcast, Jessica chats with Jonno about his career and the role of politics in the development of the city.
Matthew Antoniolli 20 Jun 2018
People Who Are Politicians is about finding out about people....who happen to be politicians. This podcast interviews Cr Jonathan Sri about his path leading up to him getting elected and what he's up to in council.
Chris 7 May 2018
This podcast Jonno unpacks local issues that led to the Vulture St cyclist die-in action, background to "die-ins" as advocacy tactic and his explanation for recent Brisbane protests: Are Controversial Road Safety Protests Helpful?