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'.
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, '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.
This week concludes the two-part story of Englishwoman Rosie Ayliffe, whose 20-year-old daughter was murdered last year in a Queensland backpacker hostel. Mia Ayliffe-Chung was stabbed to death as was fellow British backpacker Tom Jackson, who heroically came to Mia's aid. Shortly after Mia's death Rosie Ayliffe became aware of widespread sexual and financial exploitation of workers involved in the 88-day farm-work scheme that Mia and Tom had embarked upon. Both Mia and Tom were involved in the scheme to secure a second year in Australia on their 417 visas. Rosie does not want her daughter's death to be in vain so she is on a mission to protect the lives of other young travellers she feels are in danger. In this week's episode she travels to Australia to find out more about the 88-day farm-work scheme, hearing first-hand accounts of the kinds of exploitation she is determined to stamp out. She also makes an emotional return to the place where her daughter died.
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.
Our next 'Ask a Reporter" topic
Recently the federal National party elected a new leader, named Michael McCormack. Soon after, the Australian Government swore in a new Deputy Prime Minister, also named Michael McCormack. That important role is always given to the leader of the Nationals as part of its agreement with the Liberal party. But when did this agreement start? And what's in it for both sides?
International Women's Day
The 8th of March is International Women's Day, when we're encouraged to learn more about the inequality faced by women and girls everywhere. But it's also a time to celebrate some of the amazing contributions women have made. To get you started, we'll run through some of the major milestones in the fight for women's rights and find out about a new ABC kids podcast that highlights the inspiring stories behind some of Australia's most inspiring women.
Mardi Gras History
It's a celebration attended by hundreds of thousands of people every year and this year it turns 40. But how did Sydney's Mardi Gras festival actually begin? We'll take you back in history to find out.
A new study has found that sometimes dingoes can become unlikely heroes to small native animals. The wild dogs hunt feral predators like foxes and cats and, in the process, protect smaller native mammals that would usually be their dinner.
This weekend Australia's best V8 Supercar drivers will take part in the Adelaide 500. But before they hit the track, they'll be grilled by a group of school kids as part of a junior press conference. We tagged along to find out how these rookie reporters go - and discover what other lessons these kids can be taught in pit lane.
Cricket Ball Tampering
It's the controversy that's had the whole country talking. Some of our biggest Australian cricket players have now apologised after being caught breaking the rules during a test match in South Africa.
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has said sorry after more than 50 million of his social media site's users had their personal information taken. He's also announced changes to help better protect privacy. But that hasn't stopped some people from saying it's time we logged off Facebook for good.
Aboriginal Flag History
After a long fight, the Alice Springs Local Council has voted to fly the Aboriginal flag on Anzac Hill. It's actually the area that inspired the flag's design. Here's more on the decision and the history behind the flag itself.
A new museum exhibition in Melbourne is hoping to debunk some of the myths surrounding Vikings, a group of people that lived in Northern Europe from the 8th to the 11th century.
Schools around the country have been asked to submit teams for the first ever National High School E-Sports league starting later this year. The competition will pit teams against each other in League of Legends.
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.
Radio personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has lifted the lid on a bizarre but serious condition which prevents thousands of Australians from being able to recognise faces, even their own. What might sound like an excuse for poor memory is actually neurological defect causing facial features to become visually meaningless. Dr Karl couldn't even recognise the face of reporter Steve Pennells when he was sitting right in front of him and revealed the only way he can greet people when he is at work in the Triple J office is to have a seating plan on-hand. Hairstyle, glasses or body shape are key indicators to people suffering from face blindness - or prosopagnosia - but relying on facial features is almost impossible.
Katelyn Mallyon ditched a modelling contract to fulfil her dream of riding in the Melbourne Cup, and even a near-fatal fall couldn't deter her from making it there. On Tuesday she aims to make history as the second woman in as many years to win the iconic race. Last year, the nation cheered loudly as Michelle Payne rode her 100-1 outsider to an unexpected and extraordinary Melbourne Cup victory. Katelyn and Michelle train together under the guidance of millionaire thoroughbred owner Lloyd Williams.
Michael Buble's new album Nobody But Me may pay homage to some of his favourite names in music, but there's was one track that ruffled his 'feminist' feathers. A cover of the 1961 Matt Monro hit 'My Kind of Girl' features on it, along with Buble's new hits, but the line "She cooks like an angel cooks" was changed because he felt it was "wrong". "I know that a long time ago that seemed to be socially acceptable," he said. "I changed the lyrics to, 'And I'm hooked, after just one look', because 'She cooks like an angel cooks' just seems really wrong at this point ... I'm a feminist," he admitted to Sunday Night. "Oh my God, I am in so much trouble after this interview."
The Fighting Cholitas
Elaborately dressed women wrestling in a boxing ring is easily among the world's more bizarre customs but in Bolivia it represents women overcoming hundreds of years of oppression. Some to the proud women called cholitas and their wrestling spectacle, once the lowest of the low in Bolivian society, they were the native maids to the higher classes and treated with fierce discrimination. Denys Sanjines is proud to be a cholita and has witnessed the culture of disrespect overturned in just the last decade. When Bolivia elected its first indigenous president in the 1990s, Evo Morales, the locals rose up and young women found pride in their heritage.
With guests Serena Williams, Hugh Riminton and Damien Power, plus guest hosts Hamish Macdonald, Gorgi Coghlan, Lehmo, and Rachel Corbett, and stories on identity cards, sugar babies, Jacketgate and political expenses.
With guests Brett Lee, Joel Edgerton, Davey from the Bachelorette and guest hosts Gorgi, Meshel, and Lehmo and stories on mental health, the all lady Bathurst team, the placebo effect, and Islam in Australia.
Join Waleed, Carrie, Pete & Steve Price as they dissect, digest and re-constitute the daily news, events and hot topics. Plus, Ange Bishop with all the goss, shocks, winners and losers from the Oscars!
With guest Christian Porter, plus guest hosts Hamish Macdonald & Sarrah Le Marquand, and stories on welfare reform, insurance fight over mould, child brides, catching the New York bomber, and career changes.
With guests Russell Brand and Lara Worthington, plus guest host Fifi Box, and stories on the lazy tax, babies dying in a hospital in Bacchus Marsh, the Moto-GP, Free Boobing, and charges in the murder of Curtis Chang.
The story, 'The guardian dogs', a knockabout chook farmer named Swampy and a loyal dog named Oddball from Victoria are about to be immortalized in a movie for their unusual heroics. The story, 'Peter Allen: The untold story', Peter Allen's first love has opened up about the early struggles of the Aussie icon from Armidale. The story, 'To freeze or not to freeze', it's the fastest growing dimension of the multi-billion dollar fertility industry. Women in the 20s, 30s and 40s choosing to freeze their eggs while they wait for the perfect partner or navigate the ideal career path.
With guest Marc Maron, Steve Clemons and Anastasia; Faye from Gogglebox, plus guest host Chrissie Swan, and stories on MH17, the US Democrats debate, domestic violence, and how graphic design software made Melanie millions.
With guests Daniel Johns, Melissa McCarthy and the cast of Spy, plus guest host Gretel Killeen and stories on Letterman's last show, the power of lobbying, Cardinal Pell, ISIL's path of destruction and Scrabble's scandalous update.
With guests Kat Stewart, Bow Wow and Christopher Pyne, plus guest host Gretel Killeen, and stories on today's politics, helper dogs, Clementine Ford's battle against the trolls and Swampy the raw milk rebel.
With guests Kelly Clarkson and Gary Mehigan, plus guest host Fifi Box, and stories on the latest interest rate cut, Australia's most controversial sport, the Royal baby and would you give up sick days for more pay?
In a world where house prices are out of control, jobs are less secure and university debt is exploding, is it any wonder young people are starting to feel ripped off? In this episode of Hack Live Tom Tilley gathers a panel of Australians, young and old, and asks ‘is there a war on young people’?
The boomers had cheap houses and free degrees, and
now as they enter their twilight years they either won’t get
off the career ladder or they’re living it up. But what about
their kids? For most of them, the great Australian dream has become a great Australian nightmare. Young people today are too busy paying off their education let alone paying off a home, and to pay off anything at all they need a steady job and a chance of success. This wasn’t what they were promised.
Nine days out from the election this program will hear from young Australians feeling left behind, young entrepreneurs bucking the trend, the oldies who think this generation has it too easy, and the politicians who have the power to start serious change.
Is there really a ‘war on young people’ or is it a mindset of the over entitled? And can the ‘battle lines’ be redrawn? It’s time to find out.
With guests Mark Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Dr Alan Duffy, and guest hosts Gorgi Coghlan and Freddie Flintoff and stories on honey contamination, childfree couples, social media depression, the discovery of a 9th planet and Nick Kyrgios' shorts.