Hundreds of new daily coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Victoria are making it harder for contact tracers to track down people who may be infected. The Victorian aged care disaster. A major breakthrough in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
On the frontline of the coronavirus COVID-19 fight in Melbourne, we hear from health professionals in hospitals. Norman Swan on the challenges facing contact tracers. Plus, the economic shockwaves from Victoria's outbreak continue.
Hamish Macdonald is joined by a panel of frontline workers and medical experts leading the fight against coronavirus COVID-19. What are the lessons learned so far? Were we too complacent? How are hospitals and frontline staff holding up? Panellists: Kerryn Phelps, City of Sydney councillor and former AMA president; Lucy Morgan, respiratory physician, Nepean Hospital; Vyom Sharma, general practitioner; and Abbey Fistrovic, clinical nurse specialist. With a live cross to: Andrew Laming, Liberal Member for Bowman; and Ged Kearney, shadow assistant minister for aged care.
Around Australia a vocal band of activists have joined a worldwide protest movement against the arrival of the next generation in wireless technology known as 5G. Activists claim 5G is an invisible and potentially deadly health hazard, blaming the radiation emitted by the technology for a range of long-term health problems. Four Corners investigates these claims, exploring how the technology works and examining the scientific studies undertaken into whether the technology is actually a threat to our health. The program investigates the rise of the anti-5G movement and the spread of wild conspiracy theories tying the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic to the 5G rollout. Piecing together the viral spread of these theories, the program uncovers a sophisticated misinformation campaign.
David Speers interviews shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with author Fleur Anderson. On the panel are the ABC's Bridget Brennan, ANU's Mark Kenny and the Australian's Niki Savva to discuss the new Closing the Gap targets for Indigenous Australians, plus the government's response to record coronavirus COVID-19 surges across the east coast.
Security Breach It's been a hell of a year for everyone. But for Victorians, and in particular people living in Melbourne, the resurgence of coronavirus COVID-19 and the return to lockdown has been especially tough. Up until a few weeks ago things had looked so different and there was even cautious optimism that the virus was being beaten. But by escaping containment it has now proved how devious it really is. What remains both galling and inexcusable though is how the state government of Victoria lost control of the disease. Sarah Abo reports on an appalling breach of security that's causing a catastrophe. 'Til Depp Do Us Part It's a Hollywood drama like the world has never seen. With an A-list cast, it's full of intrigue and fiery dialogue, and topped off with lashings of sex and drugs. There is even a pivotal scene set right here in Australia, starring politician Barnaby Joyce. But this production isn't playing at any theatre. Centre stage is a London court where actor Johnny Depp is suing an English tabloid for calling him a wife beater. As Tom Steinfort reveals, no one is going to win an Oscar, but Depp and his one-time bride, actress Amber Heard, have been putting on the performance of their lives, airing every sordid detail of their bizarre and doomed marriage. Order of the Court For three decades, Karen Simmons kept a terrible secret. As a young girl she was a victim of traumatic sexual abuse. In 2017, she bravely decided it was time to speak about her ordeal. She went to the police, and last year also told her harrowing story on 60 Minutes. Now there has been a significant development in the case: Karen's alleged attacker has been charged with 11 counts of historic child sex abuse. But while this courageous woman feels relief, she is furious because a court has ordered the man's identity to be kept secret.
In this Point special John Paul Janke speaks with Catherine Liddle, CEO of First Nations Media Australia and Muriel Bamblett, CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency about how government agencies and institutions can be held to account to close the gap for our people and make meaningful and lasting reforms.
Australia's leading nightly public affairs program, bringing you more exclusive investigations and real-life stories of extraordinary Australians. Plus, a unique perspective on the issues of the day. Presented by Leigh Sales.
SJ Paterson returns with an ode to an unmasked crusader.
We look into Victoria's hotel quarantine system. There are now more than 800 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 linked to aged care in Victoria. With Olympic dreams on hold, many athletes have returned to full-time work.
Small business and family enterprise ombudsman Kate Carnell, and COSBOA CEO Peter Strong, discuss how the government and community can support small businesses in their recovery to grow.
A third of Australian marriages are interracial, and mixed race is the fastest growing ethnic group in the UK and US. This week's Insight explores the concept of growing up mixed mace, asking how does being mixed race shape people's identity and experience of the world, and how can families maintain multiple cultures?
Marc Fennell meets the man behind Australia's largest museum theft. Between 1997 and 2002, Hendrikus van Leeuwen stole more than two thousand zoological specimens from the Australia Museum, where he was working as a pest controller. Hank confessed his crimes and spent five years in prison. Now, Hank's on the verge of finally fulfilling his lifelong dream - opening a museum of his own.
Grandmother dies after catching coronavirus following hospital stay. COVID-19 cases surge in the US state of Florida. In the NSW town of Wamberal a number of houses are at risk of falling into the sea.
As the US gears up for the presidential election, the ABC's US bureau chief David Lipson takes us on a road trip through the north-east swing states to talk to ordinary people about the coming contest.
The pandemic has already taken a terrible economic toll and the recovery will take longer than predicted. Who will benefit and who will lose out from reduced subsidies? Will it be enough to keep our hardest-hit sectors going? Panellists: Bill Bowtell, UNSW adjunct professor and strategic health policy adviser; Gigi Foster, economist, UNSW; George Megalogenis, author and journalist; Cassandra Goldie, CEO of Australian Council of Social Service; Karen Soo, executive officer at the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce; With a live cross to Simon Birmingham, minister for trade, tourism and investment, and Katy Gallagher, shadow minister for finance.
The financial scandal and human cost of Australia's failing workers compensation schemes. Workers compensation is supposed to be a safety net designed to return injured employees to the workplace and provide assistance to those so badly hurt that they can no longer hold down a job. Australian workers are guaranteed these protections by law, but there is disturbing evidence the system is failing badly. Reporter Adele Ferguson reveals the scandalous state of workers compensation schemes in Australia, in a joint Four Corners, the Age and Sydney Morning Herald investigation.
Many people testing positive for COVID-19 are frontline health workers. Dr Norman Swan looks at how people have coronavirus but are asymptomatic. Hand sanitiser manufacturers have been warned not to breach the rules.
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