The Australian Energy Regulator is taking federal court action against four wind farms, claiming they did not comply with national rules to cope with disturbances during the severe storms in South Australia in 2016 which led to the state's 2016 blackout. Meanwhile, calls for a national container deposit scheme are getting louder as Victoria's biggest kerbside recycling company was wound up by the Supreme Court on Friday, leading some environmentally-conscious Garden Staters to take their reusable garbage north, allowing them to cash-in on the scheme in place across New South Wales.
In this special episode of The Drum, Julia Baird is joined by Ben Law, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Anita Heiss and Nyadol Nyuon to discuss the experience of growing up Arab, African, Aboriginal and queer in Australia.
Jenny Brockie takes a look at what happens when people get back with their exes, and how they make it work.
In this series return, Craig Reucassel asks: is Silicon Valley killing the American cowboy? And what does a $100 chicken nugget taste like? He crosses the US to find answers, meeting the cattlemen, lawmakers and west-coast starts-ups who are locked in a high stakes battle over the future of our food.
A 42-year-old man has won a landmark $3 million compensation case against former asbestos manufacturer James Hardie after contracting mesothelioma as a result of workplace exposure to the deadly substance while renovating houses. Plus, former prime minister Paul Keating is interviewed by 7.30 political editor and fill-in presenter Laura Tingle about the future of superannuation, in which he claims Coalition MPs trying to stop superannuation increases are 'super deniers.'
Joining Tony Jones to face questions from the public are independent MP for Warringah, Zali Steggall; Liberal MP for Mackellar, Jason Falinski; ACT Labor senator Katy Gallagher and more.
Three years ago, Britain had a new prime minister and a promise to take the UK out of the European Union by delivering on the people's vote for "Brexit". What had been presented as a simple proposition - for the UK to leave - has turned into a political nightmare, dividing former allies, British political parties and the people of an increasingly dis-United Kingdom. Theresa May failed to deliver, and it cost her the top job. Now Britain's new PM, Boris Johnson, is making bold promises to "leave". In this revealing account, key negotiators and politicians on both sides of the Channel tell the inside story of the Brexit debacle. Originally broadcast by the BBC’s Panorama program, this episode of Four Corners serves as a precursor to the following week’s episode, which sees ABC chief correspondent Phil Williams report on what happens now that populist Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the man in charge of both the United Kingdom and the chief Brexit negotiator.
As the federal government prepares for a wide-ranging review of superannuation and the pension system, some MPs have begun calling for big changes to the compulsory superannuation system. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hosed down the idea that US missiles could be deployed in Darwin after the US defence secretary said he would like to see more missiles in Asia. Political editor Laura Tingle talks to Professor Hugh White about the tricky China-US balancing act faced by Australia. Even for a country constantly being hit by mass shootings, two separate massacres involving lone gunmen over the weekend have shaken the US and reignited the gun control debate. After another weekend of public protests, clashes and arrests, it is clear the movement pushing back against China's tightening grip on Hong Kong will not end soon. Plus, research shows Tasmanian devils in breeding programs on mainland Australia are evolving to fight a cancer that has been decimating their population in the wild.
Pete Evans investigates the world's most controversial plant: cannabis. Swimmer Mack Horton reveals what happened behind the scenes in South Korea and his reaction to Australia's drug bombshell.
The Insiders panel explain why the Australian political parties have been so slow in responding to gender and sexual-related issues within the parties themselves.
How a devoted family and medical marijuana are helping Australian icon Olivia Newton-John face up to the greatest challenge of her life: stage four cancer.
Spend your Sunday morning on the couch with Australia's sharpest political minds as they take you to the heart of the action with political news, interviews, analysis and laughs. Presented by Annabel Crabb.
Convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances are fuelled by banned substances, a journalist starts hunting for evidence that will expose the truth behind the legend.
Buster J and the Crown Escorts are back with a song for all the high rollers.
The stock market is at an all-time high, unemployment rates, unemployment and interest rates are low and the housing market is rebounding, with stagnant wages and disposable income failing to rise since the Global Financial Crisis being cited as a key reason Australians don’t feel “wealthy”. Water minister David Littleproud discusses his announcement of a new inspector general of the Murray Darling Basin, who would have the power to both investigate allegations of water theft and oversee efforts to put more water back into Australia’s biggest river system. One Adelaide aged care home is already benefiting from celebrity cook Maggie Beer’s efforts to lift the standard of food in aged care facilities. Plus, British actress Emma Thompson teams up with writer and actor Mindy Kaling to challenge Hollywood’s ideas of who is in charge of making us laugh in her new movie, Late Night.
Presenter Leigh Sales grills celebrity chef George Calombaris about underpaying his staff and his departure from Masterchef. The slide in health insurance membership could be hard to halt with many patients being forced to question it off the back off hefty out-of-pocket bills or frustrating fights to have their claims covered. Political editor Laura Tingle discusses the challenges to Josh Frydenberg and Gladys Lui, and the Liberal Party’s treatment of women. Plus, author and disability advocate Carly Findlay, who was born with a rare skin condition, talks about her relationship with her mother Jeanette, who she praises for encouraging her to embrace being different.
Telstra CEO Andy Penn addresses the National Press Club on the topic: Connecting Australia and Australians: The Things We Need to Get Right.
Jenny Brockie takes a look at how people decide whether to speak up when they think something is wrong.
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