Farewell Lateline: Former Hosts Reflect On 28 Years Of Stories Emma Alberici is joined by former Lateline hosts Kerry O'Brien, Maxine McKew and Leigh Sales as they reflect on Lateline's vast history, including some of their most memorable stories and interviews, and the future of journalism.
Purpose over profit: Social Enterprises Boosting Employment Swinburne University has just released the first major study into social enterprises, which are on the rise in Australia. The report found that the industry is creating thousands of jobs and is having a big impact on the long-term unemployed. Emily Stewart has this report, produced by Kathleen Calderwood. Lower House Votes In Historic Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Australia has become the 26th nation to legislate for same-sex marriage. The fight to have their relationships recognised as equal to those of heterosexual couples has been a long one for the LGBTQI community in Australia. When Parliament held the final vote, emotions erupted. Political correspondent Matt Wordsworth reports. Penny Wong Welcomes Same-Sex Marriage Lower House Vote Emma Alberici speaks to opposition Senate leader and shadow foreign minister Penny Wong about the passage of historic same-sex marriage legislation through the House of Representatives. Politicians Reflect On 28 Years Of Lateline For the past 28 years, Lateline has interviewed many politicians from all political persuasions. Prime ministers, opposition leaders, ministers and MPs have all felt the pressure under the lights in the Lateline studio. Tonight we look back at some of the more memorable moments as we ask politicians to reflect on their memories of the show.
Wordsworth On Ongoing Citizenship Saga And 'Maggot' Incident Emma Alberici speaks to political correspondent Matt Wordsworth about the ongoing citizenship saga and why his interview with Labor MP Justine Keay has gone viral. Mathias Cormann Responds To Citizenship Furore Emma Alberici speaks to finance minister Mathias Cormann about the ongoing citizenship saga and the same-sex marriage bill. Grieving Father Seeks Solution To Rural Australia's Suicide Problem Every year 3000 people die by suicide in Australia. It's a staggering number, and a significant proportion of those deaths are not in the big cities. For most people living in rural and regional communities, the first place they will turn after attempting suicide or having suicidal thoughts is the emergency department. In some cases, those who present to hospitals are being turned away, with deadly consequences. Naomi Selvaratnam produced this report, and a warning, this story contains themes that may be distressing to some viewers. Farewell Lateline: Our Correspondents Reflect On Their Most Memorable Moments Over the past 28 years Lateline has distinguished itself as the home of breaking news from overseas. Our correspondents have braved riots, floods, fires and earthquakes to bring you some of the biggest events in modern history. As we prepare to farewell Lateline, the current crop of the ABC's international reporters look back on some of their most memorable moments.
The Humans Of Lateline: Our Most Memorable Characters After 28 years, this is Lateline's final week on air. We're taking a look back at some of the extraordinary stories of everyday people we've featured - meet the humans of Lateline! Barbara Miller produced this report. This story contains coarse language - and a warning for Indigenous viewers, there are images of a person now deceased. Lebowitz Unsurprised By Spate Of Hollywood Sexual Abuse Allegations Jeremy Fernandez speaks to author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz about Donald Trump's America and the Hollywood sexual harrassment saga. How A Principal Turned A Struggling School Around Four years ago, the New South Wales Education Department began an experiment. It employed 15 principals on salaries of up to $200,000 a year in schools with large numbers of Indigenous students. The principals were also given new powers to change operating hours and parts of the curriculum. One school in Tamworth is achieving remarkable results. Lateline's John Stewart reports. Wordsworth On The Latest Citizenship Dramas Jeremy Fernandez speaks to political correspondent Matt Wordsworth about the publication of a new parliamentary register detailing the citizenship status of all serving MPs. A number of Labor and Liberal MPs and one crossbencher could be referred to the High Court.
Interview: Political Correspondent Matt Wordsworth Emma Alberici speaks to political correspondent Matt Wordsworth about the latest development in the citizenship saga, the same-sex marriage bill and Tim Wilson's proposal to his partner in Parliament today. Parliamentary Vote On Manus Asylum Seekers Not 'Stunt': Burke Emma Alberici speaks to manager of opposition business Tony Burke about the government losing a vote in Parliament today on a motion calling for asylum seekers on Manus Island to be resettled in New Zealand. Liberal MPs Steven Ciobo and Warren Entsch were forced to apologise after they failed to turn up for a division. The Autism Advantage: ANZ Latest Big Company To Recruit Workers On Spectrum Only around 40 percent of adults on autism spectrum in Australia are employed. Many of those are working in jobs below their educational or professional level. But that's beginning to change, as Barbara Miller reports.
Late Debate: Darren Chester And Tanya Plibersek Emma Alberici is joined by Darren Chester and Tanya Plibersek for a discussion of the week in politics, including John Barilaro's calls for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign and the latest controversy surrounding Labor's Senator Sam Dastyari. Shearer Makes Her Mark On Traditionally Male-dominated Industry The shearing shed was once a no-go zone for women, unless they were delivering lunch. Now women make up the majority of roustabouts and wool handlers, and they're starting to make their mark in the more lucrative job of shearing. Lateline's Emily Stewart met trainee shearer Shelby Smith in regional Victoria. Chatline: Your Week In Review Now for a look at what you had to say about some of our stories this week. Here's Jamie Cummins with Chatline.
Greens Senator Welcomes Royal Commission Into Banking Matt Wordsworth speaks to Peter Whish-Wilson about the announcement of a royal commission into the banking sector and the latest scandal surrounding Sam Dastyari. Does Helicopter Parenting Make Kids More Anxious? Parents may reduce the likelihood that their children will suffer from anxiety if they challenge them to push their boundaries, according to an Australian-Dutch study. Social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant reports. Cancer Patients Prescribed Art Therapy At Sydney Hospital For most people diagnosed with cancer, life becomes focused on one thing: survival. In the fight to rid the body of disease, mental wellbeing is often an afterthought. Now a unique program is trying to change that, using art therapy to complement conventional medicine. Lin Evlin reports.
Senate Passes Historic Same-sex Marriage Bill Joyous scenes erupted in the Senate today with the historic passage of the bill to legalise same-sex marriage. But the process won't be complete until it's approved by the House of Representatives - this week's sitting was cancelled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Political correspondent Matt Wordsworth reports. Dastyari 'Serial Offender': Brandis Emma Alberici speaks to Attorney-General George Brandis about the historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill through the Senate and the latest scandal engulfing Labor Senator Sam Dastyari. Sydney Priest Visits Manus Island To Meet Asylum Seekers For most Australians, Manus Island is a place they will read or hear about but never visit. During the standoff at the decommissioned detention centre, one parish priest from Sydney's inner-west decided he wanted to see the situation for himself. Kyle Taylor produced this report, which includes video supplied by GetUp! and ACFID. The Role Of Religious Groups In The Asylum Seeker Debate Emma Alberici speaks to chief advocate of World Vision Australia and Baptist minister, Rev Tim Costello, and Anglican minister and research fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies, Rev Peter Kurti, about the ongoing situation on Manus Island and the role of religious groups in the asylum seeker debate.
The Gay Man With Jewish Heritage Who Became A Neo-Nazi Since 2016, Britain has outlawed three white supremacist groups. But anti-fascist campaigners are warning the threat posed by the far-right movement is still real. Europe correspondent James Glenday spoke to a former neo-Nazi who's renounced his commitment to extreme nationalism, revealing he's gay and has Jewish heritage. Housing Affordability Crisis Threatens Older Australians A new report shows many older Australians are increasingly at risk of becoming homeless and spending more than half their pension and savings on rent. Seniors advocates are warning it's the beginning of a community crisis in Australia. Sarah Farnsworth reports. PM Not Budging On Banking Royal Commission Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is refusing to support calls from within the Coalition to launch an inquiry into the banks, even as it looks increasingly likely with support from Labor and the crossbench. The Nationals are intent on discussing the proposal at next week's party room meeting. Political correspondent Matt Wordsworth speaks with Emma Alberici. Labor Opposes Long List Of Amendments To Same-sex Marriage Bill Emma Alberici spoke with shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus about the latest progress on the same sex marriage bill and religious freedom protections, as well as Labor's support for a royal commission into the banking sector.
Labor Predicted To Form Majority Government After Queensland Election The federal government is absorbing the impact of the election result in Queensland, where there was an 8 percent swing against the Liberal National Party. Labor is likely to form a majority government. Political correspondent Matt Wordsworth reports. Canavan: Royal Commission On Banking 'Not The Answer' Under sustained pressure from the Nationals, the federal government looks increasingly likely to drop its opposition to a banking royal commission. Barnaby Joyce has told the Guardian his party is "only too willing" to discuss the issue. Emma Alberici spoke with Queensland LNP senator and minister for resources and northern Australia, Matt Canavan. Is This Israel's 'Most Hated' Man? Author and commentator Gideon Levy has been called both "the most hated man in Israel" and "the most heroic". While he describes himself as a "patriotic Israeli", he's highly critical of what he calls his country's "moral blindness" to its acts of war and occupation. Emma Alberici spoke to Gideon Levy ahead of his talk at the University of Sydney this week.
Queenslanders Head To Polls After Four-week Campaign Queensland's political parties have made their final pitches to voters ahead of tomorrow's state election. For this week's late debate, Emma Alberici speaks with the Courier Mail's Dennis Atkins and ABC Queensland senior state political reporter Chris O'Brien. Dubbo Makes Its Young LGBTI Community Feel Welcome The regional New South Wales town of Dubbo is giving Sydney's Oxford Street a run for its money by holding its own pride march. This year's event was more significant than ever, after the same-sex marriage survey received a resounding 'yes' vote. Kathleen Calderwood prepared this report from Dubbo. Cartooning In The Trump Era (And Defying The Abuse) The Washington Post's Ann Telnaes is a giant in the cartooning world. This year she became the first woman to win both a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning as well as America's premier award for all cartooning, the Reuben Award. But her work is divisive and she regularly receives social media abuse - even death threats. Emma Alberici spoke with Ann Telnaes. Chatline This week Lateline brought you special investigations into the Murray Darling Basin Plan, coverage from Myanmar's refugee crisis and a report from Srebrenica about survivors of the so-called 'Butcher of Bosnia'. Jamie Cummins take a look at what our audience had to say about the stories, on Chatline.
Bangladesh Refugee Camp Doctors Urge Rohingyas To Use Contraception More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Rakhine state, mostly to neighbouring Bangladesh. Now one of the challenges for aid agencies is to stop the population from growing further. But many of the refugees don't believe in using contraception, as South Asia correspondent James Bennett reports from the Balukhali refugee camp. 'Huge Moral Victory' In Case Of Pike River Mine Disaster New Zealand's Supreme Court rules that a deal that saw charges against the former CEO of the Pike River Mine dropped in return for a payout, was unlawful. A Quarter Of Refugee Women In Cox's Bazar Pregnant Or Breastfeeding Oxfam Australia CEO Helen Szoke has recently returned from the makeshift refugee camp at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. She spoke with Emma Alberici. Darling River Residents Say Pipeline Would Be Death Knell For River The dire water crisis facing the Darling River has prompted the NSW government to commit $500 billion to build a pipeline to Broken Hill. But many residents oppose the plan, saying it will be a death knell for the river, as Kerry Brewster reports.
Children Hospitalised By Toxic Water Lateline speaks with a former senior manager of the Murray Darling Basin Authority, who quit because of what she describes as the wholesale "perversion" of the scheme's intent. Families near Broken Hill share their stories about having to travel 200km for a shower, after their children became sick from toxic water. Kerry Brewster reports. Nick Xenophon Team Senator Resigns Over Citizenship Crisis South Australian senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore has announced she will resign from the Senate after she discovered she British citizenship through her mother. Emma Alberici speaks with former senator Nick Xenophon. NSW Minister Denies Wrongdoing In Murray Darling Basin Plan The South Australian government is threatening its own royal commission into allegations of water theft and mismanagement of the $13 billion scheme. Emma Alberici spoke with NSW minister for regional water, Niall Blair. War Crimes Verdict Imminent For Butcher Of Bosnia A UN war crimes tribunal is preparing to hand down the long-awaited verdict on the former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, Ratko Mladic. There are 11 charges against him, including two counts of genocide and five of crimes against humanity, as Europe correspondent Steve Cannane reports from Srebrenica. This story contains distressing images.
Guilty Verdict Expected For Ratko Mladic Matt Wordsworth speaks with NSW magistrate Graham Blewitt, the former deputy chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague. How Can West Win Cyberwar Against IS? Coalition forces in Syria and Iraq are re-taking significant swathes of land from Islamic State, meaning its self-declared caliphate is almost fully eroded. But a former senior adviser to the US State Department is warning of a fresh battle - a so-called "cyber jihad", as Michael Vincent reports. Haroon Ullah Calls For Unified Approach To Fight Cyberwar Against IS Matt Wordsworth speaks to former senior adviser to the US State Department and author of Digital World War, Haroon Ullah, about why western governments need a new Manhattan Project to take on the terrorist group online.
Australian Leads Tours Of North Korea North Korea is not a tourist destination at the top of most people's list. The threat of nuclear war and concerns about human rights deter most. Now one Australian man has made it his business to take tourists inside the secretive country. North Asia correspondent Matthew Carney reports. Family Affected By Mugabe's Rule Reflects On Political Demise The long political career of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is in its death throes. Fired by his party and given less than 24 hours to resign or face impeachment, the 93-year-old leader is refusing to step down. Former Africa correspondent Ginny Stein caught up with a family in Perth whose lives have been defined by Robert Mugabe's regime. Mugabe Refuses To Stand Down As Zimbabwean President Jeremy Fernandez speaks to Africa correspondent Sally Sara as the deadline passes for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to resign.
Royal Commission Into Youth In Detention Delivers Alarming Findings After 15 months and $54 million, the Northern Territory Royal Commission into the protection and detention of children has delivered an alarming report. Matt Wordsworth spoke with Danila Dilba Aboriginal Health Service CEO Olga Havnen. Late Debate Reviews Momentous Week In Parliament This week, the country voted strongly in support of same-sex marriage, more politicians were caught up in the citizenship saga and two state governments debated voluntary assisted dying. Matt Wordsworth was joined by infrastructure minister and Nationals MP Darren Chester and shadow health minister and Victorian Labor MP Catherine King for our Late Debate. Chatline This week Lateline covered the latest developments in the Pike River Mine re-entry efforts, the same-sex marriage bill and euthanasia, among other things. Jamie Cummins takes a look at what our audience had to say about the stories, on Chatline.
Parliamentary Debate Begins After SSM 'Yes' Vote After yesterday's resounding 'yes' vote in the national postal survey on same-sex marriage, debate is finally underway in Parliament. Senator Dean Smith has introduced a private members bill to extend the definition of marriage to allow two people to wed, regardless of their sex or gender. Matt Wordsworth speaks with shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus. Pike River Mine Disaster Victim Recovery Planning Begins New Zealand's former Government rejected calls to retrieve the men who died in the explosion because of safety concerns. Matt Wordsworth speaks to former Labour leader Andrew Little - the man Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given the difficult task of minister for Pike River re-entry. Families Of Pike River Mine Disaster Victims Urge Recovery It's seven years on from New Zealand's Pike River Mine disaster and the 29 victims remain entombed. Can the country's new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern deliver on her pre-election promise to create a plan within 100 days to reunite families with the remains of their fathers, brothers and sons? Barbara Miller reports.
Celebrations As Australia Votes To Legalise Same-sex Marriage Australians have sent a firm message to Parliament, voting overwhelmingly in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry. John Stewart and Kathleen Calderwood followed campaigners from both sides in the final weeks before today's result. Same-sex Marriage Bill Introduced In Parliament, With Senators To Debate Religious Exemptions In the political arena, the battle lines are being drawn. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is pledging to legalise same-sex marriage by the end of the year, amid intense pressure from some in his own ranks to ensure religious freedoms are protected. Michael Vincent reports. Panel: Same-sex Marriage And Religious Freedom There's been much discussion during the campaign about the issue of religious freedom and what a yes vote and any legislation that followed might mean. Matt Wordsworth speaks to Jesuit priest Father Frank Brennan, Islamic Council of Queensland spokesman Ali Kadri and Anglican bishop and chair of the Coalition for Marriage, Michael Stead, about what same-sex marriage legiglation might mean for religious freedom. Senator Says Same-sex Marriage Laws Will Take Concerns Of 'No' Voters Into Account Matt Wordsworth speaks to Liberal senator for Western Australia, Dean Smith, who introduced his bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Parliament today, about anticipated debates on the extent of protections for religious leaders.
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