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.
David Speers interviews federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with SBS's Brett Mason. On the panel are the Australian Financial Review's Phillip Coorey, the Age's Shane Wright and the Guardian's Lenore Taylor discuss the extension of JobKeeper and JobSeeker support payments but at lower rates. Plus eyewatering deficit and unemployment forecasts amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreaks.
Mary Trump The president of the United States is often referred to as the most powerful man in the world. But Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump says the current POTUS is really the most dangerous man in the world. She is so troubled by Trump's abuse of his position that she says it's her patriotic duty to take him down. And to do that she has written a brutal tell-all memoir. As Liam Bartlett discovers in an Australian television exclusive interview, the book is the ultimate insider's account of a truly dysfunctional family. But it has added substance because Dr Mary Trump is also a clinical psychologist. Her analysis of how her Uncle Don became Uncle Sam is not just a page-turner, it's a horror story. What Now? For more than six months coronavirus COVID-19 has proven to be a sneaky and formidable opponent. However, Australians were doing well in the battle, and up until a few weeks ago the national plan to combat the virus by suppressing, but not necessarily eradicating it, seemed to be working. What's now happening in Victoria though is not only a grim reminder of how easy it is for the disease to spiral out of control, it's a call to rethink our strategy about how to fight it. Most of the debate is about whether to stick with suppression or leap to elimination, to try to rid the country of the virus once and for all. But Liz Hayes reports that, as controversial as it is, there is also another way. Enemy of the State: Update Federal MP Bob Katter and University of Queensland philosophy student Drew Pavlou make an unlikely duo. But they formed an alliance after Katter watched last week's 60 Minutes and saw the treatment dished out to Pavlou by his university. The 21-year-old student was the organiser of a pro-democracy rally on campus which turned violent when Chinese communist thugs attacked him. But instead of cracking down on the unruly mob, the UQ punished Pavlou. Following the 60 Minutes story Drew Pavlou was overwhelmed with support, most notably from Katter, who tells Tom Steinfort he's so angry he is now demanding a parliamentary inquiry into foreign interference at all Australian universities.
After delivering an economic update, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg addresses the Press Club on the economic impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the government's plans ahead of the federal budget on October 6.
Coach logs on from lockdown to discuss the Parliamentary bye.
Experts say mixed messages about coronavirus COVID-19 have left the public confused about when to isolate. The FIFO families kept apart by state border closures. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg reveals the biggest budget deficit since World War II.
NSW is grappling with a series of coronavirus outbreaks. If a COVID-19 vaccine is found, what would happen next? Dr Norman Swan takes a look.
Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw outlines a new operational focus for the agency: investing in the frontline, and taking the fight offshore.
At the start of the pandemic, The Feed set up a hotline asking viewers to leave a phone message telling us how they're coping. The end result is a culmination of those messages woven into a half hour television special, revealing life across Australia during an unprecedented time. They are heartfelt, intimate, and these stories focus on coping, change, resilience, and perseverance.
Falun Gong has morphed from fringe quasi-religious group into a powerful player in America's conservative media landscape. Using social media they try to get Trump re-elected so he can continue his war of words with China.
A security guard who worked at a quarantine hotel in Melbourne speaks out. The federal government's changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker are announced. Plus, Leigh Sales interviews Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The path to our new normal is changing rapidly. As life opens up for much of the country, our two most populated states are battling to contain a growing number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases. How long can we afford this stop-start scenario? Panellists: Sarah Henderson, Liberal Senator for Victoria; Adam Bandt, leader of the Australian Greens; Margy Osmond, CEO of the Tourism and Transport Forum; Jodie McVernon, epidemiologist, Doherty Institute; L-Fresh the Lion (aka Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal) hip-hop artist from south-west Sydney; with a live cross to Michael Gunner, chief minister of the Northern Territory.
We go inside Victoria's intensive care units as they work around the clock to keep COVID-19 patients alive. Plus Dr Norman Swan looks at the spike in coronavirus cases in Victoria and NSW.
Four Corners brings you a remarkable film that acts as a forceful reminder of how quickly coronavirus COVID-19 can take off and spread. Presented by the Health Report's Dr Norman Swan, this film from PBS Frontline takes you into the heart of Italy's fight against the virus. One hospital in the thick of the pandemic, in the city of Cremona, allowed a camera in as the crisis was unfolding. The film follows the daily struggles of an inspirational doctor and her staff, as they battle to keep their patients alive. The program is a testament to the courage and hope of medical staff on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Enemy of the State When 21-year-old student Drew Pavlou organised his first-ever protest at his university campus in Brisbane, little could he have imagined the extraordinary chain of events he would set off. His criticism of China's record on human rights saw him bashed by pro-Beijing protestors and branded an enemy of the Chinese state. What's worse, he and his family were deluged with death threats in a disturbing campaign of intimidation designed to shut him up. You'd think the University of Queensland would race to the defence of its student, but it appears instead to have gone on the attack. The accusation that it has sided with the communist regime raises serious questions about its reliance on Chinese money and how deep Beijing's influence on campus goes. Fire and Ice Making fire from ice may sound like the impossible. But that's exactly what scientists have been able to do in the wilderness of the Arctic as a sleeping giant begins to stir. Ground that's been frozen for thousands of years is rapidly thawing out, releasing dangerous gases on a colossal scale. The result is not only wreaking chaos on local communities but has the potential to rapidly accelerate global warming. Just before the planes stopped flying, Sarah Abo travelled to spectacular Alaska to investigate this worrying new environmental threat that has profound implications for us all.
David Speers interviews ACTU president Michele O'Neil, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with Triple J political reporter Shalailah Medhora. On the panel are the Guardian's Katharine Murphy, Nine newspapers' David Crowe and the Herald Sun's Annika Smethurst to discuss coronavirus outbreaks and the debate over suppression or elimination strategy. Plus the latest employment figures and the Palace Letters.
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