Delivering newspapers is often a kids' job, except for the town of Crookwell in NSW where a remarkable 90-year-old man is braving freezing early mornings to keep his community in the loop. For more than a week, the streets of Hong Kong have seen massive protests against a controversial plan to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland Chinese courts. The scale of the anger has prompted a rare win for the public over the authorities, with the plan now shelved. Plus, political analysis from Laura Tingle.
Leigh Sales presents an engaging and enlightening look at the day's events, from exclusive investigations, probing interviews and revealing feature stories on the issues that matter. Plus, political analysis from Laura Tingle.
Justine Ruszczyk’s father speaks out for the first time since her murderer was sentenced. PNG authorities are calling on Australia to do something with the asylum seekers on Manus Island as refugees say there is an unprecedented mental health crisis unfolding, with reports 50 men have self-harmed in recent weeks. Inside the suburban Melbourne basketball factory that produced Ben Simmons. Plus, satirist Mark Humphries presents AFP News, following raids on the ABC and the home of a News Corp journalist.
Children are presenting to hospitals with the childhood respiratory condition, croup, and pneumonia in significant numbers. LUCRF, one of Australia's oldest superannuation funds, is facing backlash after a decision to dramatically increase insurance premiums for members aged over 55. CNN White House chief correspondent Jim Acosta discusses the Trump administration's contempt for his organisation and Deloitte economist Chris Richardson looks at the jobs of the future. Plus, Bangarra Dance Theatre artistic director Stephen Page is joined by his son Hunter Page-Lochard to discuss Indigenous storytelling.
Nurses break their silence on the rise of workplace violence. Labor leader Anthony Albanese moves to expel union boss John Setka from the ALP. Stricter lending standards imposed by the big banks since the royal commission have opened the door for second tier lenders to grab a bigger slice of the home loan market. Plus, 7.30 meets central Queensland farmers who couldn't live without their trusty sidekick working dogs.
Housing market slump sees vendors sitting out. Maths pioneer Alison Harcourt honoured in Queen's Birthday list. ASIO, DFAT and Defence Department head Dennis Richardson honoured for a almost 50 years of public service. Plus, what's next for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
The funeral industry is under scrutiny over high costs. David Marr discusses the Cardinal George Pell appeal. Veterans challenge the Australian Taxation Office over taxes being taken out of medical benefits payments. Plus, Kelly Slater looks back on his life and stellar surfing career, and Australian greyhounds return from Macau.
An environmental group claims drone footage shows Adani doing illegal work at their Carmichael coal mine project. Serious questions are being raised about how a shooting in Darwin that claimed four lives could ever occur considering the gunman was known to police. Wallaby great David Pocock talks rugby, injuries and Israel Folau. Plus, Jimmy Barnes and David Campbell discuss their unique father-son relationship.
It is hoped the Reserve Bank cutting the official cash interest rate to a record low of just 1.25 per cent will stimulate spending and boost economic growth. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg makes his assessment on whet impact the rate cut will actually have on the economy. The 43-year-old mother-of-three who died from lung cancer despite never smoking a cigarette. Plus, quadruple amputee Buddy Miller gets prosthetic arms and legs.
Australian Taxation Office whistleblower Richard Boyle breaks his silence about the personal toll of speaking out and facing a prison sentence of 161 years if found guilty. The IT giant giving people with autism employment hope. Melbourne and Sydney's growth at the expense of other parts of Australia. Wiradjuri Labor frontbencher Linda Burney's thoughts on Ken Wyatt's cautious approach to constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians. Plus, will the Reserve Bank cutting the official cash rate to record lows have the desired effect on Australia's sluggish economy?
A retired US immigration judge says two Rwandan men who were resettled in Australia posed a threat to American safety and security. Robert Mueller's statement that his report did not clear President Trump of committing a crime. Will Boris Johnson be Britain's next prime minister? Plus, photographer Russell Ord literally putting his life and limb on the line to catch the perfect image of surfers riding big waves.
Al Jazeera's explosive undercover hidden camera footage exposing the inner working's of America's powerful National Rifle Association at the expense of Pauline Hanson and One Nation. Plus, Kevin Rudd on Labor 'factionalism' and Turia Pitt sits down with partner Michael Hoskin to discuss perseverance.
The worst flu season in years, with 139 Australians already having died from it so far this year. Conservation efforts to save the spotted-tail quoll. Checking in with north outback Queensland farmers who had faced years of drought, only to suddenly get an extreme downpour of heavy rain that caused severe flooding. Tim Flannery on water shortages. The suburban Perth 16=year-old impressing the athletics world with his "rare talent." having mastered not one - but three - athletic events.
The energy regulator has found there are potentially tens of thousands of badly installed and even unsafe rooftop solar systems. The controversial surgery that promises miraculous results for the one in 700 Australian babies diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Labor has officially confirmed Anthony Albanese as its new leader, while the Prime Minister announced his new ministry in a Cabinet reshuffle. Plus, Professor Lyn Beazley has become Western Australia's first female Chief Scientist.
Former reality television medic Chris Cleary is now using her first aid skills to help homeless people in western Sydney. Political editor Laura Tingle on expectations of the Morrison government. The role of sporting clubs in helping migrants find acceptance and a sense of community. Blanche d'Alpuget on the late Bob Hawke. Plus, Mark Humphries satirises Prime Minister Scott Morrison's appreciation of a slogan and the groundbreaking new research being done at a laboratory in Perth into how we perceive other people's faces.
Some economists concerned about the Coalition's first home buyer scheme. Each day, millions of people around the world communicate and share content across Facebook's powerful empire, giving it an extraordinary insight into their lives. AirBNB and other short-term accommodation options are dividing tourist towns across Australia. Plus, comedian Dan Ilic sits down with his mother to discuss satirising news at home and abroad.
Even Prime Minister Scott Morrison sees Saturday night's election victory for the coalition as something of a miracle, saying it's thanks to quiet Australians with dreams and aspirations of getting ahead. How Queensland changed the election. Plus, high-profile Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on the Queensland Liberal victory and Anthony Albanese has put his hand up to be the party's new leader. Plus, the Wisdom Wombat refuge south of Sydney, Aboriginal repatriation, Melinda Gates comes face-to-face with extreme poverty and injured workers speak out about feeling trapped by NSW's compensation scheme.
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.
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