29:22 | News and current affairs
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Lateline

December 7, 2017  |  ABC

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.

29:29 | News and current affairs
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Lateline

December 6, 2017  |  ABC

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.

29:51 | News and current affairs
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Lateline

December 5, 2017  |  ABC

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.

29:38 | News and current affairs
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Lateline

November 29, 2017  |  ABC

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.

28:54 | News and current affairs
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Lateline

November 28, 2017  |  ABC

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.

29:08 | News and current affairs
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Lateline

November 24, 2017  |  ABC

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.

29:36 | News and current affairs
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Lateline

November 15, 2017  |  ABC

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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