In the second part of our economy special, Alan Kohler explores the impact of COVID-19 on those close to retirement age. Plus, Victoria responds to the increase in coronavirus cases.
For three months in 2020, the elderly and vulnerable residents of the Newmarch House aged care facility have effectively been locked in as coronavirus COVID-19 raged through their home. As the disaster unfolded, Four Corners captured the experiences of several families with loved ones effectively trapped inside. The program investigates key decisions taken by the facility and the state and federal health departments about the care of residents and the treatment of those that fell ill. Health authorities have now announced they believe the crisis has passed. But for these families, the time has come for answers.
In part one of our series of special reports on The Virus Recession, Alan Kohler investigates the impact of COVID-19 on our economy. Plus, Dr Norman Swan looks at the surge in coronavirus cases in Victoria.
David Spears interviews shadow minister for health Chris Bowen, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with comedian Benny Eggmolesse. On the panel are the Guardian’s Lenore Taylor, ANU’s Mark Kenny and the Herald Sun’s James Campbell to discuss branch-stacking allegations within the Victorian Labor Party, another 230,000 jobs lost in May, university overhaul plus the large-scale cyber attack.
As coronavirus COVID-19 measures begin to ease, renters say they're facing looming debt and possible eviction with government protections set to lift. Plus, a push to make it easier for households to install underground bushfire shelters.
Some parents are unsure if they can still afford child care when fees return. Plus, the closure of so many regional newspapers is seeing some small towns lose a vital tool for accountability and communication.
We investigate how coronavirus COVID-19 is disrupting food production in Australia, the UK, and Germany. Are there enough workers to ensure crops are harvested and food makes it to the table?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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