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.
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.
With guests David Beckham, Fatboy Slim and HG Nelson, and guest hosts Gorgi Coghlan and Meshel Laurie and stories on the Russian spy poisoning, Lleyton Hewitt, drunk breakfast hosts and the horse whisperer.
Stories include, 'David Kilcullen, former advisor to US General David Patreaus, joins Emma Alberici from New York', 'Untreated obesity should be treated as neglect', 'Washington police shoot dead woman driver', 'Italy mourns hundreds of migrants who drowned at sea', 'Cartoonist Art Spiegelman messes with our heads', 'Battered women may lose legal protection', 'Abuse victims demand answers from Catholic Church over draft police agreement' and 'US President Barack Obama cancels APEC appearance'.
The story, 'War on our roads', speaks to people on both sides of the cyclists and motorist debate. The story, 'Honey, I shrunk the maybe future treasurer', features an interview with Joe Hockey about the election and his recent weight loss. The story, 'Dying for perfect skin', about 85 per cent of teenagers will suffer from acne at some stage, but many families don't realise the drugs their children are prescribed can have serious side effects.
With guests Julia Zemiro, HG Nelson, and guest host Cindy Warren, and stories on the dangers of trampolines, an Olympian's struggle, two men's remarkable boat trip for charity, and Heather from the Bachelor.
Stories include, 'Gillard government faces pokie fight-back', 'ANZ chief attacks weak Gillard government', 'US government closer to bankruptcy', 'McMurtrie: the difference is half a per cent', 'Charges laid over student visa bribery scam', 'Inquest criticises police investigation', 'El-Gamaty: Time is on the revolution's side', 'Book helps children confront reality of suicide', 'Dave Graney launches his memoirs'.
With guests Benjamin Law, Jenny Phang, Anna Flanagan and Tory Shepherd, plus guest host Sarrah Le Marquand, and stories on pollies' citizenship at the High Court, mental health, new rental rules, leeches in hospitals, and the ugg boot battle.
Join Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly, Pete Helliar and guest host Rachel Corbett as they investigate why some Tasmanians are building their own coffins, break down the same-sex marriage No Campaign's first TV ad and check out The Hitman's Bodyguard.
With co-host Fitzy, and special guest Casey Donovan, we discuss the special counsel overseeing Donald Trump's investigation, how parkour is changing the lives of teenagers, the recent ATO sting, and Chelsea Manning's release.
With guests Jennifer Hudson, Sami Shah, Craig Reucassel, and the stars of Rough Night, plus guest hosts Gorgi Coghlan, Lehmo and Steve Price, and stories on gun amnesty, imported breast milk, ban the bag and rising power bills.
The Hoddle Street Massacre
Thirty years ago, a lone gunman opened fire on the streets of Melbourne in a horrifying shooting rampage that killed seven people and injured 19 others. Now, Australia will see for the first time the killer's chilling manifesto of murder, handwritten from Julian Knight's prison cell.
She's the voice of a generation, with one of the best-selling records of all time and now an award-winning Broadway musical about her life. But there's a side to Carole King that you won't see on stage.
His son is one of the nation's footy greats. But our government says Dustin Martin's dad is a danger to our society. Shane Martin has never been jailed for any crime, but they deported him anyway. Yet a convicted killer has been allowed to stay. Why?
Working Class Man
His songs define the story of our nation, but there's much more to the story behind the Working Class Man. Finally, Jimmy Barnes is willing to lay it bare in an explosive Sunday Night interview.
With guests Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Justin Timerlake and Barrie Cassidy, plus guest hosts Gorgi Coghlan, Lehmo and Meshel Laurie, and stories on the battle for Bennelong, hampers, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Digger's last day, and best toys for Christmas.
With guests Casey Legler, Australia's Mr Universe winner, and Masterchef's Rose Adam, guest host Steve Vizard, and stories on, a case of amnesia, landsharing, early onset dementia, and happy leap second day!
With guests Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, plus guest hosts Liz Ellis and Gorgi Coghlan, and stories on rape allegations against Jarryd Hayne, the existence of aliens, bitcoin mania, the worst ads of the year, and Tommy's Tea Time on Christmas.
Elvis and Priscilla
Priscilla Presley shares treasured memories and untold stories of her life with Elvis.
Rock Star Chef
He's a perfectionist. Loud, demanding and a tyrant in the kitchen. At least that's the Marco Pierre White we see on television. As Sunday Night's Melissa Doyle discovers, away from the cameras, he's a very different person.
Millions of Australians suffer from at least one phobia. It could be a fear of spiders, dentists or even something as seemingly harmless as a bird. But now there's a high-tech treatment, inspired by - of all things - video games.
They reach dizzying heights when teams of more than 100 men, women and children climb on top of each other to create a living skyscraper. Concurs de Castells de Tarragona is a celebration of strength, courage and most of all, balance.
With guests Lincoln Lewis, Sammy J and Randy, Kayne from The Bachelor and Steve Price, and guest host Gretel Killeen, plus stories on the VW debacle, Russia's plans for Syria, Tinder, the Zambi Wildlife Retreat and Salim Mehajer.
With guests Dawn French, John Hewson, Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown, plus guest host Steve Price, and stories on police "babysitting" addicts, cyclist found cheating with motor, and Amanda Vanstone's call for Abbott's resignation.
With guests Robyn Butler, Dr Bridie O'Donnell and Joel Creasey, and stories on Shiite students and the national anthem, George Bender's daughter speaks out, developments in the Pearce-Stevenson murders, bacon causing cancer and more.
With guests Father Bob, Tom Ballard & HG Nelson, plus guest hosts Ray Martin, Gorgi Coghlan, Lehmo & Meshel Laurie, and stories on drugs in the AFL, Brussels bombings, Jared Tallent's gold medal, cyclists vs cars, and Good Friday.
With guests Sam Frost and Al Murray, plus guest hosts Lehmo and Meshel Laurie, and stories on today's anti-terror summit, the coal seam gas mining tragedy, super juicer 'outrage, the radio station for kids and the guy doing a marathon backwards.
With guest Hugh Jackman, plus guest host Todd Sampson, and stories on the pregnant French woman hoax, claims that cruise companies are being pushed offshore, the man fighting prostate cancer by drawing penises, and ice's impact on addicts' families.
With guests Christopher Pyne, Sam Wood, Osher Gunsberg and Steve Price, plus guest host Todd Sampson, and stories on Bronwyn Bishop, moving to the country, marriage equality, the Family Court bombing arrest, and a man who's running 50 ultra-triathlon.
With guests Ice Cube, Troye Sivan, Naomi Klein and guest hosts Tommy Little and Chrissie Swan and stories on EBay turning 20, Legacy Week, The Bachelor and Waleed's take on our pollies' gambling addiction.
With guests M. Night Shyamalan and John Hewson, plus the Treasurer's tax cut suggestion, male plastic surgery, $2 million compensation for the woman imprisoned for a decade, and Mel Gibson vs the paparazzi.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
It is important to know about different individuals that seek refuge in Australia and around the world. Watch this playlist to get an insight into the life of refugees. (ACHASSI099,ACDSEH146,VCHHK095,VCGGK124,VCHHK159).
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims. See how the community fasts from dawn and dines together come sunset with Behind the News and Compass. (ACHASSK065,VCHHK077)