What The Landscape Could Look Like Under Changes To Media Ownership Laws
The government is closing in on securing the vital votes it needs to get changes to Australia's media laws through parliament. Matt Wordsworth looks at the major changes we are expecting.
Interview: Michelle Rowland, Shadow Communications Minister
Emma Alberici speaks to Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland about the debate over media reform in parliament.
Restaurateurs Fear Changes To 457 Visa Program Will Hurt Food Industry
Some of Australia's top chefs and restaurant owners are warning their businesses are being put at risk due to a skills shortage in hospitality that is being exacerbated by the government's changes to the 457 visa program. Emily Stewart reports.
Interview: Valerie Jarrett, Former Presidential Adviser
Emma Alberici speaks to Barack Obama's longest-serving senior adviser Valerie Jarrett about the escalating tensions between the US and North Korea, and how Mr Obama is adjusting to life outside the White House.
They're ordinary people with extraordinary powers - they never forget a face. Now, super recognisers are being used to fight crime. In this report, Steve Pennells puts Australia's top super recognisers to the test.
All Of Me
In many ways, Jessica Mayer is a normal, happy 25-year-old woman. But Jess shares her life with four other people, her 'alters', who live inside her mind and body. Melissa Doyle travelled to Wales to meet them all.
With guest host Gretel Killeen, we chat to Matty J, discuss the cricket pay deal, overweight models, New Zealand pollie baby anger, Sydney's homeless camp, plus Carrie brings you this week's Good News!
Interview: Warren Entsch, Liberal National MP
Emma Alberici speaks to MP Warren Entsch about an upcoming meeting of Liberal MPs to address divisions in the party on whether and how to legalise same-sex marriage.
Former High Court Judge Calls For Australian Courts To Move Online
About half the world's population is connected to the internet, so it's hardly surprising that the justice system is starting to go digital. An online court has been created in Canada, and now former Australian High Court judge Michael Kirby has joined calls for Australia's judicial system to move online. John Stewart reports.
Interview: Ben Kamisar, US Political Reporter
Emma Alberici speaks to writer for the US political website, The Hill, Ben Kamisar about the Trump administration's unveiling of a new immigration plan based in part on the Australian system and the passing of legislation that places new sanctions on Russia.
Confusion After Trump Transgender Ban
Officials in Washington are scrambling to catch up with US President Donald Trump's latest policy turn. In a surprise move, the president has announced transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the military. The development comes in the middle of another chaotic week at the White House. Michael Vincent reports.
Interview: Michael Warren, The Weekly Standard
Jeremy Fernandez speaks to senior writer at The Weekly Standard, Michael Warren, about the US president's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military, as well as the other troubles Donald Trump is facing, including his attempts to overturn Obamacare, and his continued undermining of his own attorney-general.
Interview: Tom Iggulden, Political Correspondent
Jeremy Fernandez speaks to political correspondent Tom Iggulden about claims One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts holds dual citizenship.
University Opens Doors To Skateboarding Scholars
Skateboarding is increasingly being recognised as a professional sport and will be an official event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Now one Australian university has awarded skateboarding scholarships to two of Australia's best young prospects for the games. One of them is 20-year-old Mikey Mendoza. Naomi Selvaratnam produced this report.
Labor Senator Sam Dastyari was a rising star in the halls of Parliament House, until a political donations scandal brought him undone last year. The colourful 34-year-old senator came to Australia as a four-year-old, having fled the religious regime in Iran with his sister and parents. He was a gifted student and joined the Labor Party at just 16, enjoying a meteoric rise through the party all the way to the shadow ministry. But when news broke that he had asked a business with links to the Chinese government to pay an office travel bill, the senator became embroiled in a deepening scandal which cost him his spot on the opposition frontbench. Sam Dastyari talks exclusively to Australian Story, answering lingering questions about his conduct.
The Whole Story
You may think you know all there is to know about Australia's queen of television, but for the first time, Kerri-Anne Kennerley is opening about her dark past.
Food For Thought
Maggie Beer is one of the country's most adored and respected cooks - and now there's another reason to love her. She's just released a new cookbook full of recipes to help prevent Alzheimer's.
The story, 'Exclusive: Michael J. Fox', details new research driven by Michael J. Fox and Sydney Parkinson's sufferer Clyde Campbell and it’s looking like the best hope for better treatment and eventually, a cure. The story, 'Kings of Kongo', enters the danger zone and finds that all hope is not lost in saving Africa's Mountain Gorillas. The story, 'Hello possums', joins three iconic Australians. Barry Humphries will farewell Aussie icons Dame Edna and Sir Les Patterson in a finale tour around the country this June.
Stories include, 'Joyce faces Senate grilling over lockout', 'Greek government set for confidence vote', 'Bali boy breaks down in court', 'Papandreou finished in Greek politics: professor', 'Java boat survivors escape detention', 'Desperate Tibetans turning to self-immolation' and 'Qantas saga brings about bitter industrial debate'.
Stories include, 'RBA rates signal poses challenges for ALP', 'Workers unite to protest wage cap laws', 'Magistrate's fate in hands of NSW MPs', 'Qantas to resume Perth flights as ash cloud eases', 'US 'desperate' for WikiLeaks dirt', 'Thai PM defends crackdown on riots'.
The story, 'Made to order babies', details one of the strangest and most complex routes to parenthood imaginable, and more and more childless Australian couples are using it to dodge surrogacy laws here. The story, 'Burning man', looks at an annual art event described as a temporary community based on radical self expression and self-reliance. The story, 'Bachelor boy', features an interview with Sir Cliff Richard.
Stories include, 'Taylor freed but ICC still wants al-Islam', 'ICC letting Melinda Taylor rest', 'A delicate time for Libya: Ritchie', 'Mokbel sentenced to 30 years jail', 'Gillard, SBY have productive asylum seeker talks', 'Palmer will not run for Lilley', 'Carbon pricing badly implemented: McKibbin' and 'SAS veteran killed in Afghanistan'.
Stories include, 'Troop withdrawal criticised as electioneering', 'Victoria announces inquiry into clergy child abuse', 'NSW puts schools at the centre of communities', 'Transition is the most dangerous phase: Cantwell', 'Ukraine attacks Australia's plain packaging laws' and 'Former guerrilla leader becomes East Timor president'.
Stories include, 'Taliban vows revenge for US shooting spree', 'Rinehart family feud details released', 'Katter's anti-gay marriage ad stirs controversy', 'Diamond mining benefits unseen in Zimbabwe', 'Trial in Afghanistan for alleged killer best solution', 'Child killed in Israeli airstrike' and 'Egyptian doctor not guilty of forced virginity tests'.
With guests Matt Okine, Christopher Pyne and Sam from Survivor, plus guest host Steve Price, and stories on stressed-out principals, the Charlottesville Neo-Nazi rally, Barnaby Joyce's citizenship, the Queen to retire, and doctors with disabilities.
Chatline: Your Week In Review
Now it's time to hear what you had to say about some of Lateline's stories and interviews this week. Presented by Jamie Cummins.
Public Art Panel: John McDonald And Jess Scully
David Lipson speaks to Sydney Morning Herald art critic John McDonald and City of Sydney councillor Jess Scully about revised plans to build the controversial Cloud Arch in Sydney's CBD valued at more than $11 million.
Late Debate: Craig Kelly And Peter Khalil
David Lipson speaks to Sydney Liberal MP Craig Kelly and Labor MP Peter Khalil about the week in politics, including the ongoing citizenship saga and recent poll results on attitudes to the burqa.
Interview: Matt Wordsworth, Political Correspondent
Emma Alberici speaks to political correspondent Matt Wordsworth about the ongoing citizenship saga engulfing Parliament and Australia's response to the escalating tensions between North Korea and the US.
Interview: Jonathon Hunyor, Lawyer
Emma Alberici speaks to Jonathon Hunyor, the lawyer representing Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie and same-sex marriage advocates in the upcoming High Court challenge to the government's postal survey on the issue.
Katter And Albanese Take Bromance To Bush On Renewable Energy 'Power Trip'
They're one of federal Parliament's odd couples - the Akubra-wearing Queensland MP Bob Katter and inner-west Sydney Labor stalwart Anthony Albanese. The two mates took a trip into Katter's home territory to look at renewable energy projects, which have the potential to change the face of electricity generation in northern Australia. National rural and regional correspondent Dominique Schwartz went along for the ride.
Labor Predicted To Form Majority Government After Queensland Election
The federal government is absorbing the impact of the election result in Queensland, where there was an 8 percent swing against the Liberal National Party. Labor is likely to form a majority government. Political correspondent Matt Wordsworth reports.
Canavan: Royal Commission On Banking 'Not The Answer'
Under sustained pressure from the Nationals, the federal government looks increasingly likely to drop its opposition to a banking royal commission. Barnaby Joyce has told the Guardian his party is "only too willing" to discuss the issue. Emma Alberici spoke with Queensland LNP senator and minister for resources and northern Australia, Matt Canavan.
Is This Israel's 'Most Hated' Man?
Author and commentator Gideon Levy has been called both "the most hated man in Israel" and "the most heroic". While he describes himself as a "patriotic Israeli", he's highly critical of what he calls his country's "moral blindness" to its acts of war and occupation. Emma Alberici spoke to Gideon Levy ahead of his talk at the University of Sydney this week.
The story, 'Bon Jovi', features a deeply personal interview with Bon Jovi as he reveals his shock after his daughter's heroin overdose last year, and explains how the incident rocked his family. The story, 'The secret Bulger tapes', investigates secret tapes that were not played at the trial into the murder of 10 year old James Bulger. The story, 'The face doctor', spaks with Dr Anthony Lynham, a jaw and face reconstructive surgeon fronting a campaign to make politicians toughen up and back his calls to end the violence on the streets.
On the night of his 44th birthday, Chris and his wife Vicky were walking back to their car when Chris was stabbed multiple times and left for dead in an alley. Chris woke from a coma weeks later to learn it was his wife who had led him to his death. In this special Sunday Night investigation, we reveal just how long her plan had been in place. Reporter Rahni Sadler speaks to Chris and his family about how this despicable act has changed their lives forever, and driven a wedge between a father and his daughter. Plus, part two of our story on bank robber John Killick.
The story, 'The case against Cosby', four women have revealed details of their rape allegations against comic icon Bill Cosby. The story, 'Finding mum', follows up with four orphans, abandoned in different locations over 14 years, who came together by chance and have located their mother by making a public appeal for information.
Imagine if you could go to a beach and check your phone to see if sharks were nearby. This is the technology coming to Australia thanks to a new shark tagging program now underway. Plus, which is the real Little River Band?
Stories include, 'Labor releases self-critique report', 'Carr: Where Labor went wrong', 'Protesters killed in Bahrain and Libya', 'Japan demands action against Sea Shepherd', 'Australia's military should consider China's future', 'Forrest could be banned from running Fortescue', 'Baby hatch takes unwanted Japanese babies'.
Stories include: 'The Prime Minister faces a major test of his authority on the first day of Parliament', 'What the national testing program Naplan isn't telling you about your child's school', 'Panel: Barry McGaw, University of Melbourne; Dorothy Hoddinott, Principal, Holroyd High School; David Gillespie, author Free Schools'
THE PRIME MINISTER FACES A MAJOR TEST OF HIS AUTHORITY ON THE FIRST DAY OF PARLIAMENT
Coalition Senators and crossbenchers are banding together to change the racial discrimination act to derail Malcolm Turnbull's economic narrative.
WHAT THE NATIONAL TESTING PROGRAM NAPLAN ISN'T TELLING YOU ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL
For parents at schools with a high number of students from non-English speaking backgrounds, there's a fear that Naplan tests are undermining their school's reputation, resulting in a push to keep the results private.
PANEL: BARRY MCGAW, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE; DOROTHY HODDINOTT, PRINCIPAL, HOLROYD HIGH SCHOOL; DAVID GILLESPIE, AUTHOR FREE SCHOOLS
Emma Alberici hosts a panel of experts and asks the question, do the benefits of NAPLAN outweigh the challenges of the system?
Stories include, 'PM unleashes over misconduct rumours', 'Gillard may be innocent but investigation not closed', 'Fairfax posts $2.7b loss', 'Qantas announces first annual loss since privatisation', 'Labor faces billion-dollar offshore processing costs', 'Motion for ill refugee to get emergency transfer' and 'Autism expert warns against cutting education funding'.
Stories include, 'Dozens of NZ miners missing after blast', 'Rescue operation in early stages', 'The week in review', 'Gretch won't face Ozcar charges', 'Assange hits back at rape allegations', 'Shot twins had suicide pact', 'Bout trial to test US-Russia ties', 'Irish economy in desperate situation'.
The story, 'Krishna and Trishna, one year on', details the past year of once conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna, after they underwent surgery to separate them. The story, 'The great race', is a behind the scenes look at the V8 Supercar Bathurst 1000 race with Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife. The story, 'Beginnings', talks with Anne Geddes about her success as a photographer, and the inspiring characters she has met throughout her journey. The story, 'One of a kind', meets an unconventional nun by the name of Sister Trish Franklin, who's changing the lives of thousands of kids through her charity in Vietnam.
With an average of a dozen murders a day, one Mexican city has earned the title of the "world's most dangerous"; The discovery of a rare gene mutation could save thousands of lives including young Emma Sinclair's and a dream to create a film rooted in street music has blossomed into a global project connecting people through music.
Stories include, 'High Court rules Malaysia plan invalid', 'Fires lit in Darwin detention centre', 'Rebel commander seeks end to bloodshed', 'Manne discusses ruling against Malaysian deal', 'Assange accuses Government of 'ratting out' Australians'.
Stories include, 'Kelty issues reality check to Gillard', 'Toll to negotiate with Teamsters', 'Europe sees no end to instability', 'Mladic war crimes trial starts in The Hague', 'NSW to toughen abattoir standards', 'Police break up Brisbane tent embassy', 'Sisters deny court to hide from father' and 'Poor doing it harder: Salvation Army'.
Stories include, ‘300 additional police on the beat this weekend’, ‘Lehman Brothers clients win compensation’, ‘Catholic Church admits 620 cases of child sexual abuse’, ‘Wayne Swan criticises Tea Party Republicans’ and ‘Emerson and Dutton discuss the week’s events’.
Stories include, 'Government dumps carbon floor price', 'CFMEU clashes with Grocon over safety officials', 'NT Labor appoints Delia Lawrie as new leader', 'Police warn against cutting red tape for gun ownership', 'Australia must compete on skills, value: Wong', 'Israel army ruled not to blame for protester's death' and 'Tasmania takes first step to gay marriage'.
Stories include, 'Darwin braces for Cyclone Carlos', 'BHP's billions re-ignite tax debate', 'Sea Shepherd harassment suspends Japanese whaling', 'Berlusconi to stand trial on April 6', 'Two killed in Bahrain pro-democracy protests', 'WikiLeaks' Assange paranoid and autocratic', 'RSL sparks controversy with Anzac parade changes'.
The story, 'Mystery in the outback', revisits the Peter Falconio case ten years after the outback murder that shocked the world. The story, 'The Sardine Run', ventures into the Sardine Run Expedition off the coast of South Africa. The story, 'Cold Chisel reunion tour', speaks with Jimmy Barnes and the other members of the band.
Stories include, 'Coalition maintains pressure over refugee policy', 'Fears grow for asylum seeker boat', 'Target faces backlash over inappropriate girls clothing', 'First anti-consorting jail term overturned', 'Deterrence must not risk mental health: McGorry', 'Sun rises on South Pacific solar', 'Bride Running Away for 1.4m dollars' and 'ACCC considering recall on Chinese cars'.
Stories include, 'G20 overshadowed by interest rate rises', 'Suu Kyi to be released within hours: reports', 'G20 ends without significant headway', 'Devaluation of the US dollar causing havoc', 'Rolls-Royce coy on engine failure', 'Top end Indigenous community conned', 'Iraq election stalemate may be over', 'Business and finance wrap', 'Japanese holdouts fought for decades after WWII'.
Stories include, 'Police poised to arrest WikiLeaks' Assange', 'WikiLeaks' Ball joins Lateline', 'ATSB report praises QF32 pilots', 'The year in review', 'The Long view on the economy', 'Naples is a micrcosm of Italy: Robb'.
PM Hails Successful Negotiations Following G20 Summit
Malcolm Turnbull has hailed this weekend's G20 summit a success for free trade and tackling violent extremism online. But his American counterpart Donald Trump has had a less than positive experience, appearing isolated during meetings. Naomi Selvaratnam reports.
Interview: Steve Cannane, ABC Europe Correspondent
Emma Alberici speaks to ABC Europe correspondent Steve Cannane about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Interview: Mehdi Hasan, Journalist And Political Commentator
Emma Alberici speaks to journalist and political commentator Mehdi Hasan about battling extremism and perceptions of Islam.
Campbell Remess The Tassie Teddy Bear Maker Is Now Giving Away Holidays
Last year the story about a young Tasmanian boy making teddy bears for sick children captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. Campbell Remess has stuck with his passion and has now expanded his charity empire, as Ginny Stein reports.
Interview: Steve Cannane, ABC Europe Correspondent
Emma Alberici speaks to ABC Europe correspondent Steve Cannane about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The two leaders discussed trade issues, terrorism and North Korea.
James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, apps, festivals, gigs, events, celebrities, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your weekly culture fix from the best arts reporters and contributors.
James Valentine presents the latest on art, TV, movies, books, games, festivals, gigs, events, exhibitions, theatre and all things showbiz. Get your culture fix from the ABC's arts reporters and contributors.
On the eve of the Federal Election, one of the men behind Kevin Rudd's downfall awaits a verdict that could rewrite his own political future.
"Paul Howes has a lot riding on the election outcome. A Gillard victory vindicates him. A Gillard defeat would see him blamed, ostracised, victimised. His immediate future is very much on the line." - Michael Kroger, Liberal powerbroker.
From teenage Trotskyite to the youngest ever leader of Australia's oldest Union, Paul Howes is living a life accelerated.
Divorced from his parents at age 14 and a father himself by 20, Howes was elected to lead the Australian Workers Union at just 26 years of age. Now, at 28 after a meteoric rise, Howes faces accusations he has blood on his hands, as one of the so-called 'faceless men who knifed a Prime Minister'.
A member of the factional right, Howes is alleged to have been the fourth and final 'plotter' to bring on the spill which saw Julia Gillard overthrow Kevin Rudd.
From his troubled childhood and teenage radicalism, to the front line of the Beaconsfield mining tragedy and forefront of the mining tax debate, Howes' history and experience belie his age.
"I heard the rumours around the place at the time... 'Too young,' 'The boy in diapers running the union,' all that type of rubbish... I wasn't perturbed by that. I mean, you don't become the AWU National Secretary to win a popularity contest." - Paul Howes
This edition presents a candid portrait of the Labor wunderkind deemed a major force in the next generation of Australian politics.
Producer: Ben Cheshire Executive Producer: Deborah Fleming
Introduced by Rupert Murdoch.
Driven by personal tragedy, a former diplomat abandons his political ambitions, to confront a pandemic affecting young lives.
"When I look back, I've been through a lot of pretty traumatic times. I've faced demons. And in the course of that, I've stumbled upon what I feel now is my life purpose... helping young people face their demons and actually get to a better place." - Jack Heath
"He's one of the most decent people in the world. A man of many qualities. He's devoted to what he does. But what he does is so clearly unselfish and good for other people. He really is an inspiration." - Rupert Murdoch
When the suicide of his 21-year-old cousin followed soon after the murder of a close friend, Jack Heath was forced to address his own repressed childhood trauma. This self reflection produced a watershed moment for the former diplomat, political advisor and Keating confidante, and set him on a transformative course with far reaching consequences.
Seeking a more meaningful life, Jack Heath turned his back on a promising political career, and sought cooperation and investment from corporate Australia to establish the Inspire Foundation - a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting and inspiring youth, reducing youth suicide and eliminating the stigma of mental illness.
By extension, the Foundation's Reach Out online initiative has provided Jack Heath with the opportunity to exorcise some of his own demons while changing the lives of many at-risk 14-25 year old Australians.
"Jack had the reputation of being a 'Superman' - he had this tremendous drive to make a difference. Resigning his position from Keating's office was definitely the hardest thing he has ever had to do. Once he'd done that, he then had to face everything about himself. It was like he threw himself off a cliff." - Michael Rennie, benefactor and friend.
When the interactive Reach Out website was established in 1997, Australia had one of the highest rates of youth suicide in the western world. Over the past decade, suicide among young Australians has almost halved - an extraordinary public health achievement.
This is a story about a high flyer whose personal commitment to the cause helped achieve this significant reversal - and who now aims to replicate Australia's success internationally.
Producer: Renata Gombac Executive Producer: Deborah Fleming
The story, 'Inside Hillsong', investigates the Hillsong church. The story, 'Mean streets', examines the potential problems and issues tourists could face when they head to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. The story, 'Naughty but nice', features an interview with Christina Aguilera.
In ‘High Drama’ Mike Munro finds out how a routine skydive turned to disaster in just minutes. In ‘Fight of their Lives’, Borneo's pygmy elephants and orungutans are in the fight of their lives as palm oil plantations are virtually wiping out their rainforests and in ‘The Letter’, after 21 years of torment and unanswered questions, Liz Seccuro finally gets the justice she has been searching for.
With co-host Sarrah Le Marquand and special guest Tim Ross, we discuss "fake" refugees, the latest on Cassie Sainsbury, the new avolatte trend, and the single biggest philanthropic donation in Australian history.
Leaked Tape Reveals Divisions In The Liberal Party
Bitter divisions in the Liberal party have been exposed yet again, brought on by a leaked tape of frontbencher Christopher Pyne publicly gloating about his role in the factional "winners' circle". Political correspondent David Lipson reports.
Interview: Ben Myers, Executive Director, Retirement Living Council
Emma Alberici speaks to the executive director of retirement living at the Property Council, Ben Myers, about allegations of unfair pricing by retirement village company Aveo, aired in a joint investigation by Four Corners and Fairfax Media.
Youth Worker Les Twentyman Reflects On The Highs And Lows Of His Career
For more than three decades, Les Twentyman has been pounding the streets of Melbourne, trying to support young people who are homeless, drug-dependent or caught up in gang life. Now he is sharing his gritty stories and reflections on life with Lateline's Sarah Farnsworth.
Will The NT Government Lift Its Ban On Fracking?
The Northern Territory is believed to hold enough gas to power the nation for 200 years. The federal government wants to open up those reserves by putting pressure on the NT to lift a moratorium. But there's widespread concern about how the hydraulic fracturing process - or fracking - would affect the land, Jane Bardon reports.
Interview: Minister For Resources And Northern Australia Matt Canavan
Jeremy Fernandez speaks to the minister for resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, about the debate over fracking in the Northern Territory.
Interview: Palestinian Author Laila El-Haddad
Jeremy Fernandez speaks to Palestinian author and blogger Laila El-Haddad about food, politics and identity in the Gaza strip.
Presented by Charlie Pickering along with Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan, The Weekly is a half-hour news comedy exposing the humorous, the absurd and the downright hypocritical, 24/7, once a week. #TheWeekly.
Presented by Charlie Pickering along with Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan, The Weekly is a half-hour news comedy exposing the humorous, the absurd and the downright hypocritical, 24/7, once a week. #TheWeekly.
With guests Tziporah Malkah, previously known as Kate Fischer, and the new Bachelor of the Year Ryan Anderson. Plus, guest host Rachel Corbett. And stories on the US backtracking on our refugee deal, Dr Google and Aussie kids becoming food snobs.