It was one of Australia's most shocking crimes. A devious and cruel criminal constructs and sends a parcel bomb to a beautiful Sydney centrefold model. But the package misses its target and explodes instead in the face of her bodybuilding boyfriend who suffers terrible injuries. Plus, for thousands of Australians every year Canada is a wonderful place to visit. It's not only spectacular but also one of the friendliest and safest countries on earth. However, four weeks ago something awful happened there. A young Australian tourist, Lucas Fowler, and his American girlfriend, Chynna Deese, were murdered.
Australia's ageing sugar mills, built and operated by cane growers, have gradually been sold to cashed up foreign investors. But in Mossman growers have defied the trend and bought back their mill. Developing an export market for the roe of the long-spined sea urchin is providing a profitable solution to the problem of the invasive pest while helping to protect the state’s valuable abalone industry. There's been a lot of talk about mental health in the bush especially in places with grinding drought. But the massive natural disaster from floods in north-west Queensland caught many providers of mental health services off guard and they’ve faced some big challenges. When the water that devastated Queensland's north-west moved downstream it delivered what some say is the best season in the Channel Country since 1974. A shock of green has replaced parched paddocks bringing feed for stock and wildlife.
Spend your Sunday morning on the couch with Australia's sharpest political minds as they take you to the heart of the action with political news, interviews, analysis and laughs. Presented by Patricia Karvelas.
Robots are increasingly used with children on the autism spectrum. So what are the ethical and moral implications of using robots to teach children social life skills?
Only a small number of the 70 recommendations from the final report into misconduct in the baking, superannuation and financial services industry have been implemented by the government. Plus, the deadly strain of the flu which has seen this years’ season become one of the worst on record, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie discusses the exploitation of digital information and the inspirational teacher using the Great Barrier Reef to turn lives around.
To discuss mental health priorities, Beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman, ConNetica director John Mendoza, and the head of ANU's Mental Health Research Centre, Luis Salvador-Carulla.
The Australian Energy Regulator is taking federal court action against four wind farms, claiming they did not comply with national rules to cope with disturbances during the severe storms in South Australia in 2016 which led to the state's 2016 blackout. Meanwhile, calls for a national container deposit scheme are getting louder as Victoria's biggest kerbside recycling company was wound up by the Supreme Court on Friday, leading some environmentally-conscious Garden Staters to take their reusable garbage north, allowing them to cash-in on the scheme in place across New South Wales.
In this special episode of The Drum, Julia Baird is joined by Ben Law, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Anita Heiss and Nyadol Nyuon to discuss the experience of growing up Arab, African, Aboriginal and queer in Australia.
Jenny Brockie takes a look at what happens when people get back with their exes, and how they make it work.
In this series return, Craig Reucassel asks: is Silicon Valley killing the American cowboy? And what does a $100 chicken nugget taste like? He crosses the US to find answers, meeting the cattlemen, lawmakers and west-coast starts-ups who are locked in a high stakes battle over the future of our food.
A 42-year-old man has won a landmark $3 million compensation case against former asbestos manufacturer James Hardie after contracting mesothelioma as a result of workplace exposure to the deadly substance while renovating houses. Plus, former prime minister Paul Keating is interviewed by 7.30 political editor and fill-in presenter Laura Tingle about the future of superannuation, in which he claims Coalition MPs trying to stop superannuation increases are 'super deniers.'
Joining Tony Jones to face questions from the public are independent MP for Warringah, Zali Steggall; Liberal MP for Mackellar, Jason Falinski; ACT Labor senator Katy Gallagher and more.
Three years ago, Britain had a new prime minister and a promise to take the UK out of the European Union by delivering on the people's vote for "Brexit". What had been presented as a simple proposition - for the UK to leave - has turned into a political nightmare, dividing former allies, British political parties and the people of an increasingly dis-United Kingdom. Theresa May failed to deliver, and it cost her the top job. Now Britain's new PM, Boris Johnson, is making bold promises to "leave". In this revealing account, key negotiators and politicians on both sides of the Channel tell the inside story of the Brexit debacle. Originally broadcast by the BBC’s Panorama program, this episode of Four Corners serves as a precursor to the following week’s episode, which sees ABC chief correspondent Phil Williams report on what happens now that populist Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the man in charge of both the United Kingdom and the chief Brexit negotiator.
As the federal government prepares for a wide-ranging review of superannuation and the pension system, some MPs have begun calling for big changes to the compulsory superannuation system. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hosed down the idea that US missiles could be deployed in Darwin after the US defence secretary said he would like to see more missiles in Asia. Political editor Laura Tingle talks to Professor Hugh White about the tricky China-US balancing act faced by Australia. Even for a country constantly being hit by mass shootings, two separate massacres involving lone gunmen over the weekend have shaken the US and reignited the gun control debate. After another weekend of public protests, clashes and arrests, it is clear the movement pushing back against China's tightening grip on Hong Kong will not end soon. Plus, research shows Tasmanian devils in breeding programs on mainland Australia are evolving to fight a cancer that has been decimating their population in the wild.
ABC blunders; Au revoir, press freedom; TV underbelly and interview interrupted. Presented by Paul Barry.
Pete Evans investigates the world's most controversial plant: cannabis. Swimmer Mack Horton reveals what happened behind the scenes in South Korea and his reaction to Australia's drug bombshell.
The Insiders panel explain why the Australian political parties have been so slow in responding to gender and sexual-related issues within the parties themselves.
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