Only a small number of the 70 recommendations from the final report into misconduct in the baking, superannuation and financial services industry have been implemented by the government. Plus, the deadly strain of the flu which has seen this years’ season become one of the worst on record, Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie discusses the exploitation of digital information and the inspirational teacher using the Great Barrier Reef to turn lives around.
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 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 start-ups who are locked in a high stakes battle over the future of our food. Watch this entertaining episode, then make your own judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of 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.'
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.
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.
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.
Despite the lowest home loan rates in decades, the number of Australians falling behind on loan repayments is now at its highest since the end of the Global Financial Crisis - with research out of the University of Melbourne suggesting stagnating wages is causing further mortgage stress. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie says an inquiry won’t go far enough and is calling for an investigation into allegations of corruption involving casino Crown Melbourne. Pearling conjures images of South Pacific islands or tropical locations such as Broome, but Australia’s next pearling industry is just a few hours’ drive from Sydney. Plus, Ellyse Perry discusses becoming the first ever cricketer - male or female - to reach 1000 runs and 100 wickets in T20 internationals.
In the 2016 race to the White House, presidential candidate Donald Trump took a shine to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, led by its Australian founder Julian Assange. Trump revelled in the damage inflicted upon his opponent, Hillary Clinton, by a series of sensational leaks published by the site. Now, as president, Trump has performed a spectacular flip, presiding over an administration determined to imprison the publisher of the leaks. Julian Assange is now in a British jail cell, fighting attempts to extradite him to the US, where he is facing 17 espionage charges. Despite emphatic denials from supporters of his whistleblowing, the relentless attacks on Hillary Clinton during the US election campaign and his ties to Russia have fuelled suspicion that there was more to WikiLeaks' activities than a commitment to extreme disclosure. The decision by the Trump administration to charge Assange with espionage has provoked even some of his most ardent critics to speak out against a broader campaign to silence whistleblowers and shut down scrutiny of governments.
The minister for government services, Stuart Robert, defends Centrelink’s contentious robodebt system despite multiple instances of mistakes, including the alleged debt demand of a dead person being pursued. Swimming manager Phil Stoneman defends his client, Shayna Jack, following her failed doping test, and describes the toll the allegations have taken on her. Aminta Hennessy, the first Australian woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo, discusses the role of her mentor and friend Nancy Bird Walton in inspiring her to enter aviation and the fight for acceptance from chauvinistic counterparts who would refuse to co-pilot with her. Plus, meet the teenager who is determined to do her part to stop the beloved marsupial from becoming “functionally extinct”.
This week, a father and son recount their miraculous tale of survival at sea. Also, Angela Cox looks at the Woodstock music festival, 50 years on since it hosted the Who, Jimi Hendrix and more.
As politicians return to Canberra for a new sitting week, Annabel Crabb and the panel take you to the heart of the action with a unique mix of political news, interviews, analysis and laughs to brighten your day.
Bob Brown, father of the Australian Greens and the party's founding leader, has come out swinging against a new wind farm proposal for the north-west of Tasmania that supporters of the renewable energy project say will bring jobs to an area desperate for them. Former US State Department lawyer John Bellinger joins host Leigh Sales to discuss former FBI Director Robert Mueller's questioning by congress about his investigation into the Trump campaign's links to Russia and Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election outcome. Senior bureaucrat Martin Parkinson, one of the few constants through the turmoil caused by Canberra's near-constant recent reshuffles, has announced his retirement. The people of the south east New South Wales village of Bribbaree come to terms with mechanic Maurice Henry, a man they believe is the heartbeat of the outback community, hanging up his overalls after 70 years. Plus, satirist Mark Humphries offers a skit in which he serves as the MP for Lululemon struggling to survive during a $40 a day Newstart allowance challenge.
The hunt is on for two men suspected of killing an Australian man and his girlfriend in Canada. High-end war games between US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand waged along the Queensland coast as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 military preparations. Coalition continues legislative pursuit of limiting the power of unions. Possible strategies in which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson could successfully navigate a Brexit deal in just three months remain unclear. Plus, top-selling Australian children's author Andy Griffiths and collaborator Terry Denton discuss their successful pairing, which has resulted in the sale of more than 10 million books.
Get exclusive updates from Mack Horton's protest, the NAPLAN review, an anti-Adani protest, Boris Johnson's Brexit plan and a chat with one the most successful author John Marsden who reflects his concern about overprotective and controlling parents.
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