Australia's leading nightly public affairs program, bringing you more exclusive investigations and real-life stories of extraordinary Australians. Plus, a unique perspective on the issues of the day. Presented by Leigh Sales.
Some parts of regional Australia are experiencing a jobs boom. Australia's economy grew in the September quarter. Stan Grant interviews federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
The Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Sally McManus addresses the National Press Club.
Are Taylor Swift's fans the most toxic in the world? Known as Swifties, they'll do anything to make their hero top the Billboard charts. Some of it is harmless, like buying multiple copies of her CDs to bump up sales. But there is a darker side to the fandom, where so-called extremist fans target and orchestrate harassment and doxxing to silence anyone criticising the pop star. It's so extreme, even Swifties themselves are scared of each other.
Does Australia need a bigger aerial firefighting fleet? Joyous scenes as families reunite after Queensland open its border to visitors from Victoria and Sydney. The diplomatic stand-off with our biggest trading partner China.
The year 2020 brought us drought, bushfires, the chaos of a pandemic and an economic recession that has changed the world, and all of us. All against a backdrop of a US election and deteriorating relations with China. Panellists: Jimmy Barnes, rock legend and author; Kristy McBain, Labor member for Eden-Monaro; Michael Yabsley, former NSW Liberal MP; Rita Therese, sex worker, artist and writer; and Lavina Lee, international relations expert.
Today the Lawyer X royal commission handed down its long-awaited findings into Victoria Police's use of Nicola Gobbo as an informant. Plus as Victoria's economy begins its slow recovery, many people left unemployed are finding the competition for jobs tough.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's office denies intimidating and threatening journalists in an attempt to kill a story of her own coronavirus COVID-19 breach. Prime Minister Scott Morrison's image factory runs hot thanks to his official photographer, so why don't media stamp the photos as such? Journalist Steve Cannane wins an important victory in the defamation courts against two Chelmsford doctors.
20/20 Hindsight For all the torment and unprecedented upheaval we've endured in 2020, every Australian should also be mightily proud of the way they've coped. In decades to come, this year will be remembered as a defining time for the nation. In a special edition of 60 Minutes, reporters Liam Bartlett, Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Sarah Abo and Tom Steinfort reflect on a tumultuous year, from the first early reports of a mysterious form of pneumonia striking people down in China to the realisation the world was battling a catastrophic pandemic, the monumental economic implications of the virus, and the frantic race for vaccines. The program includes expert analysis about how far we've come, what the road ahead will look like, and why Australia is the envy of the world in terms of overcoming coronavirus COVID-19's destruction. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in lockdown at The Lodge in Canberra, also provides the latest information on when an effective vaccine will become available not only for Australians, but also for our Pacific neighbours.
In a special episode, we celebrate 75 years since the ABC first put rural reporters out on the road. We look at how far they've come from the early days, the challenges they've faced, and where they're going.
David Speers interviews trade and finance minister Simon Birmingham. Mike Bowers talks pictures with Mad as Hell's Tosh Greenslade. On the panel are the Herald Sun's James Campbell, Katharine Murphy from Guardian Australia and 6PR's Gareth Parker to discuss the reopening of state borders, the release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert from an Iranian prison, the cancellation of a convicted terrorist's citizenship plus Paul Brereton's Afghanistan war crimes report.
In The Point's 2020 season finale, we celebrate the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander warriors stepping up to improve the lives of our people, every day. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
ASIC accused of acting too slowly after retiree housing group collapses. Victorian frontline health workers reflect on how far the state has come this year. Plus satire with Mark Humphries.
Clare O'Neil, shadow minister for innovation, technology and the future of work, addresses the National Press Club on the topic: COVID and The Long View.
Clive Palmer has agreed to a $21 million settlement in a dispute with villa owners at his Coolum Resort. The Australian businesses stopping exports to China because of trade tensions. Maggie Beer reflects on coronavirus COVID-19 and 2020.
Pounds were cleared out at the peak of the pandemic, but as states return to life as normal, these same pounds are returning to full capacity. What happens to these seemingly disposable companions?
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian admits she did not self-isolate after getting a coronavirus COVID-19 test. Some Mascot Towers residents are calling on the NSW Government to buy the building. Leigh Sales interviews Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.
Western Sydney is booming, now the third largest economy in Australia. But coronavirus COVID-19 has hit hard - especially jobs - and it's a scenario faced by outer suburbs in many major cities where population booms but infrastructure lags. Panellists: Stuart Ayres, NSW minister for jobs, investment, tourism and Western Sydney; Richard Marles, deputy federal opposition leader; Dai Le, Fairfield city councillor; Amani Haydar, artist, lawyer and writer; and Amanda Rose, founding director of Western Sydney Women.
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