What began as a hashtag seven years ago has transformed into a global movement for justice for black people. Sally Sara reports on #BlackLivesMatter, the force galvanising rage and grief sparked by George Floyd's death
Despite being on the frontline of the pandemic, many local GP clinics are now struggling to stay afloat. Cotton growers are picking their smallest crop in 40 years, as drought persists across growing regions in NSW and Queensland.
Australian sporting institutions are making hard decisions about their financial position, how to bring back crowds and navigate closed state borders. Many grassroots clubs are struggling to survive coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions. Panellists: Andrew Abdo, interim NRL CEO; Brendon Gale, Richmond Football Club CEO; Tracey Holmes, sports broadcaster and journalist; Bruce Djite, Adelaide United director of football and former A-League player; and Sharni Layton, world champion Australian Netballer and AFLW All-Australian.
AI, or artificial intelligence, will be one of the defining developments of the 21st century. The ability of machines to ‘think’ at a speed and depth far beyond the capacity of any human is unleashing incredible possibilities. China is emerging as an AI superpower, staking its reputation on catching up then overtaking the US for AI supremacy within the decade. Critics say the Chinese Communist Party is using AI as an instrument of authoritarian control. Outside of China, even long-term backers of the tech industry say the rise of the global tech giants is a threat to us all. A PBS Frontline documentary.
The controversial forensic test catching killers and rapists through relatives' DNA. Plus, while medical researchers race to develop a coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine, there's also a search for existing treatments that can save lives.
The Faceless Man This Sunday night a major investigation by 60 Minutes and The Age newspaper, that’s been one year in the making. Reporter Nick McKenzie presents explosive evidence of shocking misconduct as the dark underbelly of Australian power is exposed. Victorian Labor minister Adem Somyurek is accused of branch stacking and using offensive language to describe female colleagues.
David Speers interviews federal health minister Greg Hunt, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with SBS’s Brett Mason. On the couch are the Australian’s Simon Benson, News Corp’s Annika Smethurst and the ABC’s Bridget Brennan to discuss Black Lives Matter protests, robodebt apology, coronavirus COVID-19 stimulus, childcare support, interstate borders and ongoing tensions with China.
Water is a booming commodity that's traded and sold like shares, but there are concerns over how water markets are regulated. Plus renewed calls for the federal government to protect Aboriginal sacred sites from miners in NSW.
It's a safe space for well-meaning white people to discuss racism.
We meet some of the people left unemployed by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Plus as the AFL returns, 7.30 goes behind the scenes with Port Adelaide.
Meet 17-year-old Ken, an Aboriginal teen from Redfern, as he prepares to join thousands of protesters in Sydney calling for an end to Indigenous deaths in custody. Plus, Aboriginal elders have long been calling for officers in remote communities to leave their firearms behind - so why hasn't that happened? Alice Matthews weighs up the case for against unarmed police.
As coronavirus COVID-19 shuts borders, one Australian with multiple sclerosis is trying to get to Russia for a stem cell transplant, while another has just had treatment and can't get home.
The strategy of backburning during bushfires re-examined. Some young people with coronavirus COVID-19 have developed a mystery illness that can lead to heart attacks. Footballer Tayla Harris speaks about online abuse and physical threats.
The laid back, self-proclaimed 'rainbow people' of Trinidad and Tobago are dealing with an increase in illegal migration, gang crime and piracy on-sea. Andy Park visits during peak party season, the festival of Carnival.
It's been a week of turmoil: our economy is in recession and a reset of workplace relations is looming. Protests are sweeping the streets of America and abroad, with some describing it as a long overdue reckoning for Australia. Panellists: Andrew Bragg, Liberal senator for NSW; Jim Chalmers, shadow treasurer; Nakkiah Lui, actor, writer and Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman; Nyadol Nyuon, commercial litigator with Arnold Bloch Leibler and community advocate; and Meyne Wyatt, Wongutha-Yamatji man, raised in Kalgoorlie, writer and actor.
Coronavirus restrictions are starting to loosen and our cities and towns are showing more signs of life than they have in months. But health authorities and the federal and state governments insist that without an effective vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, life cannot fully return to normal. Australian scientists are at the forefront of this hunt for a vaccine, working around the clock on several promising contenders. The stakes are high, and the degree of difficulty is intense. Four Corners takes you into their world, where they face extraordinary scientific hurdles as well as extreme moral and ethical dilemmas.
Piecing together what happened when a firestorm hit Conjola. Thousands of Australians took to the streets to protest about Indigenous deaths in custody. Plus protests continue in the US over the death of George Floyd.
Mad as Hell Just who is hoodwinking who? There's no doubt coronavirus COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty in the world, but does that mean we should now ignore the scientists, doctors and even politicians who are fighting to figure out ways to beat the virus? Well yes, if you believe an increasing number of increasingly angry people who are convinced coronavirus is nothing more than a sinister plot to control their lives. But what do these conspiracy theorists know that we don't, and why do so many people listen to them? Liz Hayes speaks with Australians, including the controversial celebrity Pete Evans, who are sick of being told what to do by the government and other authorities. Evans tells Hayes he fears for his safety and thinks he could be targeted because he's so outspoken. Ominously he warns, "If I disappear or I have a fricking weird accident, it wasn't an accident, okay?" Jesse Jackson Sadly, the explosion of violence and unrest in the US this past week is nothing new. And no-one knows that better than the Reverend Jesse Jackson. These days he is America's most revered civil rights leader. In the 1960s he protested against injustice alongside Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and tragically witnessed his assassination. In the 1980s Jackson twice ran for the American presidency. He was unsuccessful, but in an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes, Liam Bartlett asks Jesse Jackson to dream about what the US would be like today if he had been elected. Poisoned For any parent, the first cry of their newborn child is the most anticipated and glorious sound imaginable. It certainly was for Benish and Danial Khan when their daughter Amelia came into the world at a Sydney hospital. Within minutes of being born though, everything changed and the baby was fighting for her life. But it wasn't because she was unhealthy. There had been a catastrophic bungle at the hospital. Unknown to the doctors and nurses, when they gave Amelia what they thought was oxygen to help her breathing, they were in fact poisoning her with another gas. On assignment for 60 Minutes, Nine News reporter Chris O'Keefe investigates an unforgiveable case of medical negligence.
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