Will the death of former prime minister Bob Hawke influence the federal election outcome? Satirist Mark Humphries offers a cautionary tale on voting below the line. Ensuring Australians in the most isolated parts of the country get their say? Where the major parties might gain and lose seats this election, and what the Senate might look like after the election.
In a special election eve edition of 7.30, Leigh Sales is joined by Laura Tingle, Annabel Crabb and Barrie Cassidy. We look at the legacy of Bob Hawke. Plus satirist Mark Humphries tries to vote below the line.
In a special extended edition, Leigh Sales cross-examines Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten. Plus we look back at the life of Bob Hawke.
Labor's proposal to halve the capital gains tax discount could have a bigger impact on property prices than negative gearing, a high-profile economist says. Plus the school where students design their own classes.
The father evicted from a football match speaks out. Plus Western Sydney contains some of the marginal seats to watch this election.
Childcare becomes an election battleground. Laura Tingle reports on the Coalition's campaign launch. Plus we look at the education policies of both major parties.
The Lake Eyre Basin is flooding in spectacular fashion; Leigh Sales interviews Australian cricket coach Justin Langer; Plus, there was a rare human moment on the election campaign trail this week when opposition leader Bill Shorten responded to newspaper accounts of his mother's life with an emotional tribute to the sacrifices she made to raise him. Beyond politics, the moment sparked an outpouring on social media from Australians who wanted to share stories about their own mothers. Meanwhile, satirist Mark Humphries discusses the Daily Telegraph’s story about Bill Shorten’s mother.
The re-emergence of Clive Palmer as a political force could pose a problem for One Nation; the fight for the seat of Gilmore one of the most confusing in the country; Leigh Sales interviews Greens leader Richard Di Natale.
Leigh Sales interviews Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Plus, Laura Tingle discusses a group of independent candidates about to release a campaign video and analyses Labor's election campaign launch.
The prime minister often points out that Australia's 5% unemployment rate is the of many development countries. But the number doesn't reflect a pervasive problem - more than 1 million Australian are underemployed. The presence of both political leaders in Western Australia this week, and the fact they chose to hold the first leaders' debate in Perth, are reflections of the fact the west is regarded as being "in play" at this election campaign, on a scale not seen for some years. Find out road safety tips from the school crossing supervisor plus Satirist Mark Humphries' new role as resignation advisor to the pollies.
Labor fails to blunt Coalition attacks on its climate policy. The federal election campaign has descended in the past few days into a blur of mudslinging ... as a string of candidates across the political spectrum have been brought unstuck by actions from their past. At a policy level, the Coalition is continuing to slug Labor about the cost of its carbon emissions policy. Opposition leader Bill Shorten discusses Labor's election promises.
Hospitality industry leaders speak up about mental health. Plenty of jobs involve long hours and intense pressure but the hospitality industry has a reputation for being especially tough. In recent years a number of high-profile chefs in Australia and overseas have struggled to cope, battling depression, addiction or anxiety. Josh Frydenberg faces some high-profile challengers in seat of Kooyong and Laura Tingle brings an election campaign update.
Clive Palmer's political party is emerging as a significant player in the federal election. Plus are voters actually paying any attention to the election campaign? Meanwhile, polls show that public interest in the environment is the strongest it's been in more than a decade, as both parties offer voters very different policies; Parks Victoria recently announced it was banning climbers from several key Aboriginal rock art locations within the Grampians region, home to about 90 percent of south-eastern Australia's surviving rock art. Plus, Australian poet Les Murray dies, aged 80.
With healthcare playing a significant role in this federal election we look at the health policies of both major parties. Plus veteran Phoebe Parker, 99, says this might be the last year she marches on Anzac Day.
Survivors of church abuse say they were intimidated in an effort to keep them silent. Plus, the troubled teens teaming up with veterans to restore a Vietnam War-era Land Rover; high-achieving siblings, writers Benjamin and Michelle Law, talk about their relationship in It Takes Two.
Is the NBN a game-changing shift for Australians or an overcommitment to old technologies? Plus, the choir for people living with Parkinson's disease and the recent scientific study that found Tasmania's lakes have some of the highest levels of heavy metal contamination in the world.
A group of young veterans in Victoria is challenging the RSL hierarchy to get pokies out of RSL clubs, arguing their harm is not worth the return; journalist Sumisha Naidu describes the horror of a series of bomb blasts in churches and hotels around Sri Lanka which have killed nearly 300 people; for years now the government has been spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to buy back irrigation licences, so that more water can be put back into the ailing Murray Darling river. But now one of those deals has become an unwelcome intrusion into the election campaign for the Morrison Government; historian Simon Schama explains the lessons of history for Brexit and the Trump presidency.
The car industry was unexpectedly dragged into this election when the government attacked Labor's electric vehicle policy, claiming it would kill off the ute. Meanwhile, a massive program to immunise more than three million children is underway after twenty-six children were diagnosed with polio in Papua New Guinea. Plus, satirist Mark Humphries introduces viewers to Captain GetUp, a superhero mascot parodying the activist group of the same name.
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