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.
The Reserve Bank has warned that almost 3 percent of home loans are in negative equity, meaning the purchased property is worth less now than when it was bought. Are allegations former US vice-president Joe Biden inappropriately touched a former staffer an attempt to derail his potential presidential campaign or is Amy Lappos simply speaking out in the hope women in politics will be treated better in the future? Plus, Collingwood star Travis Varcoe calls out racist Facebook trolls and Andrew Denton discusses the influence Mark Fitzgerald, the man who have him his first television gig over three decades ago, has had on his life.
Notre Dame cathedral endured the French Revolution and two world wars, but today it's famous spire couldn't survive a devastating inferno that destroyed a large part of the building. The proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland could become an election issue for the Coalition in Queensland and beyond. Plus, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon welcome their first child, amid a vicious trolling campaign being waged against the Duchess.
The Battle for the Queensland federal seat of Dickson is now underway, with one of the most-watched marginal seats in the upcoming election being held by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton since 2001. Meanwhile, the Coalition has labelled a multi-billion dollar pledge by Labor to help cancer sufferers with out-of-pocket expenses a “hollow phony guarantee”. Leigh Sales sits down with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to discuss the fallout from Israel Folau’s controversial social media post, which has seen the team turn away one of its best players. Plus, Eddie Perfect has gotten his big Broadway break after writing the score for the new Broadway musical Beetlejuice, based on the cult 1980s film.
With Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing the federal election will be held on May 18, 7.30 political correspondent Laura Tingle and ABC election analyst Antony Green take a look at what can be expected from the campaign, and the seats to watch. The Federal Court has ruled News Corp Australia's The Daily Telegraph defamed actor Geoffrey Rush. Former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons responds to Israel Folau's controversial social media post condemning homosexuals, atheists and drunks to hell. Plus, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after the Ecuadorean government withdrew his asylum.
In part three of a special series on superannuation, 7.30 looks at self-managed super funds and why they’re not suitable for everyone. US gaming giant Wynn Resorts has pulled out of a multibillion-dollar takeover of James Packer’s Crown Casino empire. Plus, Chamber Pot Opera is taking opera from the grandest venue to the smallest room in The House.
In part two of a special series on superannuation, 7.30 looks at whether your super is in safe hands. Our nearest neighbours, Indonesia, go to the polls to elect a new president in just over a week. Plus, Bluey - the hit Australian children’s cartoon set to go global with Aussie accents intact.
In part one of a special series on superannuation, 7.30 looks at whether your super will be enough to retire on. Cave divers Richard Harris and Craig Challen are encouraging kids to put down the screens and enjoy the outdoors. Plus, the Ecuadorian Government has denied what it calls ‘insulting rumours’ that it is planning to expel Julian Assange from its embassy in London.
Leigh Sales interviews Opposition Leader Bill Shorten after his budget reply. Plus, former NRL player Scott Dureau's battle with cancer.
Fresh claims of serious off-air bullying have been made against radio shock jock Ray Hadley by former colleagues. With the starting gun on the election campaign expected to be fired within days, the government is pegging its electoral hopes on a positive response to last night's surplus budget. Plus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins 7.30 to talk about the government's budget and the forthcoming election.
The federal government has announced a funding boost for NDIS service providers, but disability advocates say the system has a range of problems that need to be addressed. Plus, more Australians are working into what used to called 'retirement' years to pay off their mortgage, the National Trust's role in identifying Australia's most important trees and what to expect from the 2019 federal budget.
Chiropractic industry regulation is under the microscope following a recent viral video of a newborn baby being dangled by its feet by a chiropractor left people aghast. Plus, the 40 year question of where to permanently store Australia's nuclear waste, the 50,000 eterans who say they were lied to about their compulsory superannuation after serving their country, the Victorian freediver who decided to set himself the challenge of breaking the record for the deepest dive under ice and what is next for Brexit after UK Prime Minister Theresa May's failed bargaining chip of her own job to swap some MPs to change their vote.
What will Australia’s energy future look like and how long will it take to get there? Leigh Sales interviews Energy Minister Angus Taylor to find out. Plus, former National Party leader Tim Fischer says One Nation "should pay a price" following revelations staff met with US National Rifle Association officials, ABC election analyst Antony Green explains how political party preferences work and Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen discusses his memorable role of Littlefinger.
About two million Australian homes and businesses have installed rooftop solar. But advocates warn the industry is effectively unregulated and some customers are very unhappy. Plus, One Nation's image is taking an battery following an undercover sting by Al Jazeera showing senior party figures seeking millions of dollars in funding from US gun lobby groups to help loosen Australia's tough firearm laws and the blind Australians trekking 60 kilometres of Sydney's coastline tethered to a guide who can see.
Australian energy giant AGL used the closure of Hazelwood Power Station to price gouge customers, according to new research. AGL has denied any price gouging activity. Plus, what the NSW election result could mean for the federal election, the Trump administration's self-touted major win with the long-awaited handover of the Mueller report into Russia's interference in the 2016 Presidential election and Brexit supporters are furious the UK parliament has failed to honour the referendum result.
A report out today warns the wind back of negative gearing could cause an already softening property market to fall even further, and endanger the Australian economy. Plus, the war on waste in the wake of China's announcement it would no longer be Australia's dumping ground, the debate engulfing mainstream Australian politics about whether enough is being done to stem anti-Islamic sentiment, the training camp for young cricketers promoting diversity and part two on the risky world of online foreign exchange, also known as forex, trading.
The foreign currency investment trap; how Australians are being lured into losing millions through forex trading. Plus, 1069 people arrested crossing into the US from Mexico in one night, the Morrison Government's long-promised population policy announcement and the urgent calls for the Queensland Government to half a catastrophic decline in the state's koala population.
The investigation into the case of Keli Lane continues. Now the judge who oversaw the trial of Keli Lane has called for an investigation as we reveal there were thousands of covert police recordings withheld in the trial. Meanwhile, a new survey by consumer group Choice has found that private health insurance costs have overtaken electricity bills as the biggest household spending worry, and far-right extremism on the fringes of Australian society is under the microscope following the Christchurch terror attack. Plus, disabled pilots reaching soaring heights by inspiring the next generation of disabled Australians.
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