A panel of public health experts discuss coronavirus COVID-19, featuring Doherty Institute director of epidemiology Jodie McVernon, ANU associate professor Kamalini Lokuge and public health physician associate professor Vanessa Johnston.
It's one thing to lose weight, and when it comes to diet and exercise regimes on the market to help us with that, there are too many to count. But, if we want to enjoy the long-term health benefits of weight loss, we have to be able to keep it off. Some US studies have shown that up to 95 percent of people will have regained all the weight they lost from dieting within two to five years. In this episode, Jenny Brockie asks: Why are so many people putting weight back on, and is keeping it off actually in our control?
After a devastating fire season decimated Australia’s koala population, a small community in NSW is galvanised to stop the building of a Korean-owned coal mine in what they say is a koala habitat. Plus, Marc Fennell meets a man whose life has been turned around after finding a painted rock. It's the Rock Drop craze sweeping Australia.
As the number of coronavirus cases grows, health workers and GPs at the front line are feeling the pressure. Plus the question whether to close schools in Australia is dividing medical experts, politicians and parents.
Emma Alberici braves no-man's land near Naples to report on a new criminal network that's moved in on the local mafia. Running sex work and drugs, the Nigerian mafia is proving even harder to root out than the local mobs.
As the number of coronavirus cases grow in Australia, some experts are calling for tougher action to be taken. Thousands of Australians are self-isolating. Plus Dr Norman Swan answers some of your coronavirus questions.
Australia is staring down another crisis and it's impacting everyday life. Travel bans are increasing, schools are closing, the share market is spooked and GP clinics in chaos. Businesses large and small are now impacted. Is Australia prepared for another major crisis? Guests: Bill Bowtell, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, Katy Gallagher, Richard Colbeck and Sam Mostyn.
Exposing killings and cover ups by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. Four Corners details explosive revelations about the conduct of Australia's elite special forces during the war in Afghanistan. Mark Willacy investigates. (Strong coarse language.)
Coronavirus: World of Pain (Update) As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic escalates in Australia and around the world, Sarah Abo reports on the latest medical and economic impacts of the crisis. What Would You Do? It's not something anyone wants to think about even though we all should. What would you do if someone broke into your home in the middle of the night? How would you protect your family and property? When a burglar, armed and high on drugs, crept into his baby's bedroom, Ben Batterham saw red and gave chase. He pursued the intruder out of his house and down the street. There was a violent struggle as Ben attempted a citizen's arrest. Moments later the burglar suffered a heart attack and died. Ben Batterham found himself arrested and charged with murder - so who's the victim and who's the criminal now? Dirty Dealing The figures are staggering. According to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, last year Australians spent eight and a half billion dollars buying more than 11 tonnes of methamphetamine. Ice, as it's more commonly known, is a dangerous and deadly blight on our country, but it's a hell of a high for the manufacturers and traffickers who profit from it. And contrary to popular opinion that most of the ice is cooked up in grimy backyard labs in suburban Australia, two-thirds of the meth consumed here comes from one small area of the notorious golden triangle of Asia. On assignment for 60 Minutes, Chris Uhlmann has spent months tracking the ice supply chain and the crooks who've become billionaires plying this evil trade.
David Speers interviews federal health minister Greg Hunt and chief medical officer Brendan Murphy. Mike Bowers is joined by Jack the Insider for Talking Pictures. On the couch are The Saturday Paper’s Karen Middleton, Australian Financial Review’s Phil Coorey and The Australian and Ten’s Peter van Onselen to discuss the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, public health response and fiscal stimulus. Have we done enough to slow the spread, avoid recession and inform the public?
Renowned bush poet SJ Paterson empties the shelves in verse.
With the coronavirus outbreak officially declared a pandemic, some are calling for Australia to take more drastic action. Leigh Sales interviews Treasurer Josh Frydenberg about the stimulus package. Plus the bushfire special continues.
Australia is stepping up its response to the worsening coronavirus outbreak. Plus in part three of the bushfire special we look at the immense cost to our natural environment and to human health.
South Australian Senator Rex Patrick, emeritus professor of strategic studies at the ANU, Hugh White, and ASPI executive director Peter Jennings speak at the Press Club on Australia's submarine strategy.
Is ADHD a disability? Parents want it funded like other disabilities but the government is trimming how much it spends on disability. Some experts even warn ADHD is already being over-diagnosed and that schools and childcare centres are pushing for diagnoses so that they can get more funding.
If you believe your violent partner is going to kill you, what is a reasonable response? More than half of women who kill their partners are domestic violence victims but most end up pleading guilty to manslaughter instead of claiming self-defence. We talk to women who have killed violent men.
In Fiji, reporter Evan Williams gains exclusive access to law enforcement officials, drug dealers and social workers on the frontline of Fiji's drug war, exploring the devastating impact from this multibillion-dollar illegal trade.
Alan Kohler looks at the economic impact of coronavirus. Plus Part 2 of the bushfire special examines where government and charity money is going, and 7.30 speaks to victims who've found they aren't eligible for relief funding.
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