Can you survive without Google? Could you last a day without news in your Facebook feed? The tech giants have threatened to pull their services from Australia if the federal government goes ahead with a news media bargaining code forcing them to pay media outlets for their news content. On the day Facebook blocked Australian news, a Q and A panel gathers to discuss if governments should reign in the might of the tech sector. Panellists: Paul Fletcher, minister for communications, cyber Safety and the arts; Michelle Rowland, shadow communications minister; Julie Inman Grant, e-safety commissioner; Lydia Khalil, international security expert; and Hal Crawford, media consultant and former news director. With a live performance from the Rubens.
The fallout from allegations that a young woman was raped in Parliament House two years ago continues to dominate politics. Victoria wants to construct quarantine facilities outside the city.
Two prominent voices on early childhood, Nicola Forrest and Jay Weatherill, discuss how a revitalised early learning system would deliver the best social and economic outcomes.
He’s been poisoned, almost blinded, arrested and jailed but Alexei Navalny isn’t cowed. He wants to force out Russian President Vladimir Putin and he’s risking his life to do it. The inside story of Navalny’s plan to take down his president.
The fallout from shocking allegations that young Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins was raped in Parliament House. A Sri Lankan family of four will remain on Christmas Island for now after a Federal Court decision. Leigh Sales interviews Bill Gates.
Join the Project hosts Waleed Aly, Lisa Wilkinson, Tommy Little and Jan Fran as they dissect and digest the daily news, events and hottest topics. This episode features Lisa Wilkinson's interview with Brittany Higgins, discussing her alleged rape in Parliament House in 2019.
Self-described defenders of Russia are determined to shut down anti-Vladimir Putin sentiment in Australia, establishing pro-Moscow chapters as part of a propaganda war to remind the world that Russia is a force to the reckoned with.
Victorians are anxiously waiting to see if the state's latest lockdown will be effective in reining in a coronavirus COVID-19 cluster. Victoria's lockdown has further dashed the hopes of Australians trying to get home from overseas. Sarah Ferguson reports on Donald Trump's impeachment trial from Washington.
David Speers interviews ACTU secretary Sally McManus. Mike Bowers talks pictures with A Rational Fear's Dan Ilic. On the panel are David Crowe from the Age and Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Radio National's Patricia Karvelas and the Herald Sun's James Campbell to discuss the week in politics, including Peter Dutton's handling of a community grants program, and Labor's industrial relations proposal.
A vaccine could be our most powerful weapon in the fight against coronavirus COVID-19. So when will it be available? Who will get priority and how will it change the way we live, work and travel? Is our national strategy the right one? Panellists: Nick Coatsworth, federal government infectious diseases advisor; Sharon Lewin, leading infectious diseases expert and director of the Doherty Institute; Michelle Ananda-Rajah, associate director, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering; and Tony Blakely, epidemiologist, University of Melbourne.
The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak linked to Melbourne's Holiday Inn quarantine hotel grows. A dispute over a dam proposal raises questions about how much a community is willing to pay to protect koalas. Plus satire with Mark Humphries.
7.30 investigates how home affairs minister Peter Dutton awarded millions of dollars in community grants. More than 80,000 mortgages are still being deferred. Plus what Giggle and Hoot star Jimmy Rees did next.
A panel of epidemiologists and immunisation experts Robert Booy, Mary-Louise McLaws and Sanjaya Senanayake talk about the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine in a special event at the Press Club: Vaccine 2021:Why, What, When and How.
Once a city of protest, Hong Kong has become a city of fear. Reporter Bill Birtles brings us the final chapter of the Hong Kong rebellion, as Beijing exerts an iron grip on the once liberal outpost, snuffing out the last breaths of democracy.
Crown Resorts has been deemed unsuitable to operate a new Sydney casino at Barangaroo after an inquiry. Politics is tearing some families apart in the US.
Just days after supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump smashed their way into the home of US democracy in a failed bid to halt the transfer of power, Joseph R Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Four Corners brings you a political and personal portrait of the man now leading America. The program charts his rise from a hardscrabble childhood where he faced bullying and discrimination based on a severe stutter, to his discovery of the power of politics. Against the odds, he gained momentum and won the Presidency. Now he faces the huge task of uniting a bitterly divided nation.
Serious concerns remain about gaps in the hotel quarantine system. We speak to the families of food delivery riders who died on the job. The family of Australian journalist Cheng Lei speak out about her detention in China.
Straight to the Point COVID-19 is not only a dangerous respiratory disease, it also messes with our heads. Just when we start to applaud the fact we're bringing it under control, it breaks free and causes chaos. This week it has been Perth and Melbourne's turn to face the consequences. But on 60 Minutes, a sight to make all Australians smile with relief. For the first time we're taking you inside the Melbourne facility where 50 million doses of coronavirus vaccine are starting to be produced. As Sarah Abo reports, just getting to the point of having workable vaccines has been an enormous and impressive undertaking, and proof of the brilliance of scientists - including many Australians - all over the world. This story includes the latest news on plans to roll out the vaccine to Australians from health department boss, Professor Brendan Murphy, as well as an Australian exclusive interview with US infectious diseases expert, Dr Anthony Fauci. Power of Attorney He may no longer be US president, but Donald Trump can't stop making headlines. In the next few days he goes on trial in the US Senate charged with inciting his supporters' rampage on the Capitol building last month. But while the world was shocked by the shameful attack on democracy, Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, wasn't surprised at all. In fact two years ago he predicted it. Cohen used to be the Donald's closest ally but ended up an enemy, and in prison, when he took the fall for covering up Trump's affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. And now, in an extraordinary interview with Tara Brown, filmed while he serves the remainder of his sentence under house arrest in New York, Cohen is happy to spill all of his old boss's dirty secrets. WHO in Wuhan Despite enduring the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year, there are still multitrillion-dollar questions the world needs answered. Most importantly, how and why it began? Up until now China has been reluctant to help, hindering efforts to determine the truth about the disease. But in the last few days, the World Health Organization has finally been allowed to send experts to Wuhan to investigate. And already there's been significant progress, including by an Aussie doctor on the team who has been able to contact and interview the first known case of COVID-19, patient zero. The Devil Wears Dior: Update There has been an enormous response to Tom Steinfort's investigation last week into the accused Australian con-woman, Melissa Caddick. Not only have New South Wales Police been inundated with sightings of the missing 49-year-old millionaire, this week on 60 Minutes Steinfort also reveals details of an explosive leaked document which shows more of Caddick's alleged misdeeds.
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