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December 4, 2018
ABC  |  December 4, 2018

Scott Morrison
Today the Government and Opposition neared agreement on encryption laws and ending discrimination against gay children. It followed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's move to put an end to the Coalition's revolving door leadership.

Mortgage stress
It's estimated there are more than one million households under stress with 60,000 of them at risk of defaulting on their loan over the next 12 months.
Indigenous Australians
Founded by former Sydney Swans Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin, the GO Foundation provides scholarships for Indigenous students from kindergarten to university.
Nauru and Manus Island
7.30 can reveal confidential details of the powerful Government committee that approves medical transfers from Nauru and Manus Island.
Lawyer X
Victoria's law and order system has been thrown into one of the biggest legal scandals in its history, after it was revealed a criminal defence barrister was used as an informer by police in hundreds of cases, including against her own clients. 7.30 speaks to the senior detective who warned Victoria Police their use of Lawyer X would result in a royal commission.

Scott Morrison
Today the Government and Opposition neared agreement on encryption laws and ending discrimination against gay children. It followed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's move to put an end to the Coalition's revolving door leadership.

Mortgage stress
It's estimated there are more than one million households under stress with 60,000 of them at risk of defaulting on their loan over the next 12 months.
Indigenous Australians
Founded by former Sydney Swans Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin, the GO Foundation provides scholarships for Indigenous students from kindergarten to university.
Nauru and Manus Island
7.30 can reveal confidential details of the powerful Government committee that approves medical transfers from Nauru and Manus Island.
Lawyer X
Victoria's law and order system has been thrown into one of the biggest legal scandals in its history, after it was revealed a criminal defence barrister was used as an informer by police in hundreds of cases, including against her own clients. 7.30 speaks to the senior detective who warned Victoria Police their use of Lawyer X would result in a royal commission.

India claims a dramatic win 
Despite dogged resistance from Australia's tail, India has taken an historic early lead in the four Test series after snatching victory in the opening match by 31 runs. It's just the sixth time India has won a Test on Australian soil.
Commentator Andrew Moore takes a look at a dramatic final day.
Are we overlooking the role of the public sector in the economy?
Mariana Mazzucato is something of a rockstar in the world of global economics. She's written two best-sellers arguing that it's actually the public sector which has made the crucial investments that have transformed the world economy. In Australia for a series of public lectures, she sat down to talk with Laura Tingle.

Sanjeev Gupta unveils plans for Whyalla
It's rare to see the Prime Minister and Opposition leader at the same press conference, but both were present in South Australia today as British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta unveiled his plans for a massive new steelworks project that will revive the town of Whyalla.

Remembering the 1966 helicopter crash 
The 11th of December marks the anniversary of a tragic accident over Sydney Harbour that changed our aviation safety laws. On that day in 1966 a helicopter chartered by the ABC ran into technical problems mid flight and crashed into the Sydney CBD. Remarkably the accident was filmed by two cameras, including one capturing the haunting last moments inside the ill-fated helicopter. And a warning, this report contains images some viewers may find distressing.

What is the future of Australia's housing market?
For years it seemed that property prices would rise for ever. But not any more. We are now in what the Reserve Bank governor has called "uncharted territory", where property prices are falling in our two biggest cities, even though unemployment is stable and the economy is growing.

7.30: December 10, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
29:43
India claims a dramatic win Despite dogged resistance from Australia's tail, India has taken an historic early lead in the four Test series after snatching victory in the opening match by 31 runs. It's just the sixth time India has won a Test on Australian soil. Commentator Andrew Moore takes a look at a dramatic final day. Are we overlooking the role of the public sector in the economy? Mariana Mazzucato is something of a rockstar in the world of global economics. She's written two best-sellers arguing that it's actually the public sector which has made the crucial investments that have transformed the world economy. In Australia for a series of public lectures, she sat down to talk with Laura Tingle. Sanjeev Gupta unveils plans for Whyalla It's rare to see the Prime Minister and Opposition leader at the same press conference, but both were present in South Australia today as British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta unveiled his plans for a massive new steelworks project that will revive the town of Whyalla. Remembering the 1966 helicopter crash The 11th of December marks the anniversary of a tragic accident over Sydney Harbour that changed our aviation safety laws. On that day in 1966 a helicopter chartered by the ABC ran into technical problems mid flight and crashed into the Sydney CBD. Remarkably the accident was filmed by two cameras, including one capturing the haunting last moments inside the ill-fated helicopter. And a warning, this report contains images some viewers may find distressing. What is the future of Australia's housing market? For years it seemed that property prices would rise for ever. But not any more. We are now in what the Reserve Bank governor has called "uncharted territory", where property prices are falling in our two biggest cities, even though unemployment is stable and the economy is growing.
Major parties clash over discrimination bill
The second last day of federal parliament for the year and the level of frenzy rose considerably. Asylum seekers, energy and the economy were all being debated, but it was the issue of discrimination against gay students attending religious schools, that had the government and opposition in fiercest combat.

Ita Buttrose gives advice to her younger self
When Ita Buttrose started Cleo magazine in 1972, it was the first time a women's publication was frank about sexuality and it went on to become a huge success. That was just the beginning for a woman who's paved the way for women in journalism ever since. Now Ita Buttrose shares her wisdom in our 'advice to my younger self' series.

Chris Dawson 
Renee Simms, the niece of Lynette Dawson, talks about the arrest of Chris Murphy, who is expected to be charged with the murder of his wife 36 years ago.
 
Reverse mortgages leaving the elderly high and dry
Reverse mortgages are touted as a way to unlock equity in the family home by borrowing against the asset without needing to make repayments until the house is sold or the owner moves out or dies. But a number of banks, including Australia's biggest lender the Commonwealth Bank, are now getting out of the reverse mortgage market, in the face of criticism from the peak financial regulator, ASIC.
Closing Europe's biggest steel works
In the south of Italy, a major corruption trial is underway that is pitting a local community against Europe's biggest steelworks, the Ilva plant in Taranto. The pollution from the plant is so bad it has been blamed in official government reports for the deaths of almost 400 local residents. The former owners of the company have been accused of crimes against public safety.

7.30: December 5, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:36
Major parties clash over discrimination bill The second last day of federal parliament for the year and the level of frenzy rose considerably. Asylum seekers, energy and the economy were all being debated, but it was the issue of discrimination against gay students attending religious schools, that had the government and opposition in fiercest combat. Ita Buttrose gives advice to her younger self When Ita Buttrose started Cleo magazine in 1972, it was the first time a women's publication was frank about sexuality and it went on to become a huge success. That was just the beginning for a woman who's paved the way for women in journalism ever since. Now Ita Buttrose shares her wisdom in our 'advice to my younger self' series. Chris Dawson Renee Simms, the niece of Lynette Dawson, talks about the arrest of Chris Murphy, who is expected to be charged with the murder of his wife 36 years ago. Reverse mortgages leaving the elderly high and dry Reverse mortgages are touted as a way to unlock equity in the family home by borrowing against the asset without needing to make repayments until the house is sold or the owner moves out or dies. But a number of banks, including Australia's biggest lender the Commonwealth Bank, are now getting out of the reverse mortgage market, in the face of criticism from the peak financial regulator, ASIC. Closing Europe's biggest steel works In the south of Italy, a major corruption trial is underway that is pitting a local community against Europe's biggest steelworks, the Ilva plant in Taranto. The pollution from the plant is so bad it has been blamed in official government reports for the deaths of almost 400 local residents. The former owners of the company have been accused of crimes against public safety.
Malcolm Turnbull 
There is only one week left of parliament but it is going to be a long week for the Prime Minister. The Liberal party's bitter in-fighting is continuing with the former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull weighing in to a controversial pre-selection.
ABC journalist 
There's been a lot of focus on women in politics lately and, adding to some of the controversy, today ABC journalist Patricia Karvelas was ejected from Parliament's press gallery. Her crime? Wearing a top which showed too much of her arms.

Gangland investigations
The Victorian Premier has announced a Royal Commission into the way police have handled several high profile gangland investigations, after suppression orders were lifted on a case which showed Victoria Police had recruited a criminal lawyer to report on her own clients. Crime reporter and author, Andrew Rule, says some of the state's most notorious criminals including drug lord Tony Mokbel could now appeal against their convictions.

What is it like being a parent with a disability?
When ABC producer Eliza Hull became pregnant with her daughter, she took a crash course in parenting. As a person with disability, she found the available information often patronising and inaccurate. So she set out to share the genuine experiences of parents with disabilities.

7.30 takes a look at Stuart Robert's business dealings
One of the newer members of Scott Morrison's new ministry is Stuart Robert, the assistant treasurer. He serves in one of the most important roles in government, overseeing the corporate watchdog ASIC. It's a big comeback after his resignation from Malcolm Turnbull's ministry in 2016 but he's found himself at the centre of some unwanted attention in recent months over some of his business dealings.

Former US President George HW Bush dies
This week the body of former president George Bush will lie in state in the U.S. capitol building ahead of a state funeral on Thursday.

7.30: December 3, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
29:21
Malcolm Turnbull There is only one week left of parliament but it is going to be a long week for the Prime Minister. The Liberal party's bitter in-fighting is continuing with the former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull weighing in to a controversial pre-selection. ABC journalist There's been a lot of focus on women in politics lately and, adding to some of the controversy, today ABC journalist Patricia Karvelas was ejected from Parliament's press gallery. Her crime? Wearing a top which showed too much of her arms. Gangland investigations The Victorian Premier has announced a Royal Commission into the way police have handled several high profile gangland investigations, after suppression orders were lifted on a case which showed Victoria Police had recruited a criminal lawyer to report on her own clients. Crime reporter and author, Andrew Rule, says some of the state's most notorious criminals including drug lord Tony Mokbel could now appeal against their convictions. What is it like being a parent with a disability? When ABC producer Eliza Hull became pregnant with her daughter, she took a crash course in parenting. As a person with disability, she found the available information often patronising and inaccurate. So she set out to share the genuine experiences of parents with disabilities. 7.30 takes a look at Stuart Robert's business dealings One of the newer members of Scott Morrison's new ministry is Stuart Robert, the assistant treasurer. He serves in one of the most important roles in government, overseeing the corporate watchdog ASIC. It's a big comeback after his resignation from Malcolm Turnbull's ministry in 2016 but he's found himself at the centre of some unwanted attention in recent months over some of his business dealings. Former US President George HW Bush dies This week the body of former president George Bush will lie in state in the U.S. capitol building ahead of a state funeral on Thursday.
Catastrophic Queensland bushfires
It's been a catastrophic start to the bushfire season in Queensland with record temperatures and unprecedented fires. Authorities are warning there are least 5 more days of extreme weather ahead and there are still more than 100 fires still burning, mainly in central Queensland, forcing more communities to evacuate
Brexit looms
British politics is swirling over whether the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will be rejected by the parliament and whether the country will be forced to hold a second referendum. But while the politicians battle it out, the looming deadline is having an unexpected impact on one particular group - families that fled Nazi Germany.
Kerryn Phelps
The new independent member for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps has wasted no time in making her presence felt in Canberra, introducing a private member's bill to remove children from detention in Nauru.
My Health Record
The government has extended the 'my health record' opt out deadline to the end of January. And it's been busy making some changes to the system to address peoples' concerns about privacy.
Minority government
It's been a wild first week of minority government in Canberra, ending with the government narrowly surviving a test of its numbers in the House of Representatives. Chief political correspondent Laura Tingle takes a look.
Satirist Mark Humphries
The Prime Minister has denounced a strike for action on climate change organised by school children. Now 7.30 has obtained a video message from the Coalition to the students, courtesy of satirist Mark Humphries.

7.30: November 29, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
31:31
Catastrophic Queensland bushfires It's been a catastrophic start to the bushfire season in Queensland with record temperatures and unprecedented fires. Authorities are warning there are least 5 more days of extreme weather ahead and there are still more than 100 fires still burning, mainly in central Queensland, forcing more communities to evacuate Brexit looms British politics is swirling over whether the Prime Minister's Brexit deal will be rejected by the parliament and whether the country will be forced to hold a second referendum. But while the politicians battle it out, the looming deadline is having an unexpected impact on one particular group - families that fled Nazi Germany. Kerryn Phelps The new independent member for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps has wasted no time in making her presence felt in Canberra, introducing a private member's bill to remove children from detention in Nauru. My Health Record The government has extended the 'my health record' opt out deadline to the end of January. And it's been busy making some changes to the system to address peoples' concerns about privacy. Minority government It's been a wild first week of minority government in Canberra, ending with the government narrowly surviving a test of its numbers in the House of Representatives. Chief political correspondent Laura Tingle takes a look. Satirist Mark Humphries The Prime Minister has denounced a strike for action on climate change organised by school children. Now 7.30 has obtained a video message from the Coalition to the students, courtesy of satirist Mark Humphries.
Catastrophic Queensland Bushfires
More than 130 bushfires are burning across Queensland and 8,000 residents of Gracemere have been advised to evacuate their homes. Local MP Brittany Lauga describes the situation around Rockhampton.

Cullen Group 
The building industry is coming under increasing scrutiny with investigations into two recent company collapses. In one instance the Queensland building regulator brushed aside warning signs that one of those companies was in deep financial trouble nine months before it went into liquidation. And there are increasing calls on the federal corporate regulator, ASIC, to intervene and stamp out illegal practices.

 Julia Banks 
The government has spent the day cleaning up after yesterday's shock resignation of Julia Banks from the Liberal Party and her move to the crossbenches. And it defended its decision to have just 10 sitting days before next year's budget.

Australia facing battle over quality and quantity of teachers
When you send your kids to school, you want them to be educated by the best and brightest teachers but attracting and keeping those people is a major challenge. Australia has looming teacher shortage combined with a booming student population. So, what's the solution?

Missy Higgins 
Over the course of her career, singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has had many hits and won a swag of awards. But it hasn't always been that way, and here she offers her younger self some advice.

7.30: November 28, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:55
Catastrophic Queensland Bushfires More than 130 bushfires are burning across Queensland and 8,000 residents of Gracemere have been advised to evacuate their homes. Local MP Brittany Lauga describes the situation around Rockhampton. Cullen Group The building industry is coming under increasing scrutiny with investigations into two recent company collapses. In one instance the Queensland building regulator brushed aside warning signs that one of those companies was in deep financial trouble nine months before it went into liquidation. And there are increasing calls on the federal corporate regulator, ASIC, to intervene and stamp out illegal practices. Julia Banks The government has spent the day cleaning up after yesterday's shock resignation of Julia Banks from the Liberal Party and her move to the crossbenches. And it defended its decision to have just 10 sitting days before next year's budget. Australia facing battle over quality and quantity of teachers When you send your kids to school, you want them to be educated by the best and brightest teachers but attracting and keeping those people is a major challenge. Australia has looming teacher shortage combined with a booming student population. So, what's the solution? Missy Higgins Over the course of her career, singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has had many hits and won a swag of awards. But it hasn't always been that way, and here she offers her younger self some advice.
Victorian election
The Andrews Labor government is fighting hold onto power in Victoria in this weekend's state election. The ABC's election analyst, Antony Green, takes a look at how things may unfold.

Silicosis outbreak
Over the past three months, 7.30 has revealed a health crisis among workers cutting artificial stone kitchen benchtops. Dozens of cases of the potentially deadly lung disease silicosis were first identified in Queensland, before even more cases emerged in New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria. It has now become so bad an international health expert has called for urgent medical testing of the entire workforce.

How much do political parties know about you?
Political parties know more about you than you may realise. Parties are looking for whatever edge they can get, and increasingly, that edge comes in the form of personal data. While the use of this data is still in its infancy in this country, its potential is huge.

Jarrod Lyle's legacy
In August Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle lost his third battle against a cancer he was first diagnosed with two decades earlier. His death shocked both the other professionals and his many fans. His widow Briony is continuing her husband's work raising money for families living with cancer through the charity, Challenge.

Labor's new energy policy
For more than a decade, energy policy has been a headache for both sides of politics. Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler discusses Labor's newly unveiled the energy policy, which they will take to the next election.

7.30: November 22, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:47
Victorian election The Andrews Labor government is fighting hold onto power in Victoria in this weekend's state election. The ABC's election analyst, Antony Green, takes a look at how things may unfold. Silicosis outbreak Over the past three months, 7.30 has revealed a health crisis among workers cutting artificial stone kitchen benchtops. Dozens of cases of the potentially deadly lung disease silicosis were first identified in Queensland, before even more cases emerged in New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria. It has now become so bad an international health expert has called for urgent medical testing of the entire workforce. How much do political parties know about you? Political parties know more about you than you may realise. Parties are looking for whatever edge they can get, and increasingly, that edge comes in the form of personal data. While the use of this data is still in its infancy in this country, its potential is huge. Jarrod Lyle's legacy In August Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle lost his third battle against a cancer he was first diagnosed with two decades earlier. His death shocked both the other professionals and his many fans. His widow Briony is continuing her husband's work raising money for families living with cancer through the charity, Challenge. Labor's new energy policy For more than a decade, energy policy has been a headache for both sides of politics. Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler discusses Labor's newly unveiled the energy policy, which they will take to the next election.
Illegal Logging
Government-owned logging company, VicForest has been accused of illegally logging in endangered ecosystems. That logging is contributing to the decline of some of the country's threatened species and destroying some of the last untouched forests in Victoria.

The fall of small mechanics
The car you probably driving today is in effect a highly sophisticated computer and that means fixing cars requires technical information and computer codes. Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has found that car makers are often reluctant to share that information, pushing up the price of repairs and servicing.

New activist group to challenge Get Up!
A new activist group wants to influence your vote at the next election and is throwing a lot of money at it. Advance Australia has been started by a group of conservative business leaders on a mission to challenge the powerful left-wing lobby group, Get Up!rs and servicing.

Cate McGregor's advice to her younger self
As part of our series of Australians offering advice to their younger selves, Cate McGregor looks back on her eclectic career in the military, politics and cricket. She is also now one of Australia's highest-profile transgender advocates.

Celebrating 50 years of life with muscular dystrophy
Turning 50 is a big deal for anyone, but it's especially significant for Andrew Taylor. At seven he was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy, and doctors didn't expect him to live much beyond his teens.

7.30: November 21, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
29:35
Illegal Logging Government-owned logging company, VicForest has been accused of illegally logging in endangered ecosystems. That logging is contributing to the decline of some of the country's threatened species and destroying some of the last untouched forests in Victoria. The fall of small mechanics The car you probably driving today is in effect a highly sophisticated computer and that means fixing cars requires technical information and computer codes. Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC, has found that car makers are often reluctant to share that information, pushing up the price of repairs and servicing. New activist group to challenge Get Up! A new activist group wants to influence your vote at the next election and is throwing a lot of money at it. Advance Australia has been started by a group of conservative business leaders on a mission to challenge the powerful left-wing lobby group, Get Up!rs and servicing. Cate McGregor's advice to her younger self As part of our series of Australians offering advice to their younger selves, Cate McGregor looks back on her eclectic career in the military, politics and cricket. She is also now one of Australia's highest-profile transgender advocates. Celebrating 50 years of life with muscular dystrophy Turning 50 is a big deal for anyone, but it's especially significant for Andrew Taylor. At seven he was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy, and doctors didn't expect him to live much beyond his teens.
Inside Lion Air's crash investigation
Indonesian air safety investigators have recovered one of the flight recorders from the Lion Air plane crash, moving a step closer to finding out what went wrong.
At the same time, Lion Air is conducting its own investigation . 7.30 was granted access to the airline's training facility – as the accident-prone airline attempts to recreate what went wrong during Monday's fateful flight.
Gideon Haigh explains why David Peever had to resign as Chairman of Cricket Australia
Cricket commentator and author, Gideon Haigh, discusses the resignation of David Peever as Chairman of Cricket Australia. It follows a week of pressure over the fallout from the ball tampering scandal.

Controversial gas project divides dying outback town
When South Australia's only coal fired power station closed in 2015 hundreds of jobs were lost and the small community where the coal came from was crippled.
Now a new gas project is offering the outback town of Leigh Creek a lifeline. The problem is the technology promising a new future has a problematic past in Queensland, where it's been banned.

Satirist Mark Humphries takes us behind the scenes to show us how to make a Prime Ministerial video.

Back out of the closet and onto the dance floor
Hundreds of members of the LGBTI community have gathered in central Melbourne for the second 'Coming Back Out Ball', which celebrates those who led the charge out of the closet. But behind the glitz and glamour, the event also addresses issues of social isolation, ageism and homophobia. (Picture supplied: Bryony Jackson/All the Queens Men)

7.30: November 1, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
28:55
Inside Lion Air's crash investigation Indonesian air safety investigators have recovered one of the flight recorders from the Lion Air plane crash, moving a step closer to finding out what went wrong. At the same time, Lion Air is conducting its own investigation . 7.30 was granted access to the airline's training facility – as the accident-prone airline attempts to recreate what went wrong during Monday's fateful flight. Gideon Haigh explains why David Peever had to resign as Chairman of Cricket Australia Cricket commentator and author, Gideon Haigh, discusses the resignation of David Peever as Chairman of Cricket Australia. It follows a week of pressure over the fallout from the ball tampering scandal. Controversial gas project divides dying outback town When South Australia's only coal fired power station closed in 2015 hundreds of jobs were lost and the small community where the coal came from was crippled. Now a new gas project is offering the outback town of Leigh Creek a lifeline. The problem is the technology promising a new future has a problematic past in Queensland, where it's been banned. Satirist Mark Humphries takes us behind the scenes to show us how to make a Prime Ministerial video. Back out of the closet and onto the dance floor Hundreds of members of the LGBTI community have gathered in central Melbourne for the second 'Coming Back Out Ball', which celebrates those who led the charge out of the closet. But behind the glitz and glamour, the event also addresses issues of social isolation, ageism and homophobia. (Picture supplied: Bryony Jackson/All the Queens Men)
India claims a dramatic win 
Despite dogged resistance from Australia's tail, India has taken an historic early lead in the four Test series after snatching victory in the opening match by 31 runs. It's just the sixth time India has won a Test on Australian soil.
Commentator Andrew Moore takes a look at a dramatic final day.
Are we overlooking the role of the public sector in the economy?
Mariana Mazzucato is something of a rockstar in the world of global economics. She's written two best-sellers arguing that it's actually the public sector which has made the crucial investments that have transformed the world economy. In Australia for a series of public lectures, she sat down to talk with Laura Tingle.

Sanjeev Gupta unveils plans for Whyalla
It's rare to see the Prime Minister and Opposition leader at the same press conference, but both were present in South Australia today as British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta unveiled his plans for a massive new steelworks project that will revive the town of Whyalla.

Remembering the 1966 helicopter crash 
The 11th of December marks the anniversary of a tragic accident over Sydney Harbour that changed our aviation safety laws. On that day in 1966 a helicopter chartered by the ABC ran into technical problems mid flight and crashed into the Sydney CBD. Remarkably the accident was filmed by two cameras, including one capturing the haunting last moments inside the ill-fated helicopter. And a warning, this report contains images some viewers may find distressing.

What is the future of Australia's housing market?
For years it seemed that property prices would rise for ever. But not any more. We are now in what the Reserve Bank governor has called "uncharted territory", where property prices are falling in our two biggest cities, even though unemployment is stable and the economy is growing.

7.30: December 10, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
29:43
India claims a dramatic win Despite dogged resistance from Australia's tail, India has taken an historic early lead in the four Test series after snatching victory in the opening match by 31 runs. It's just the sixth time India has won a Test on Australian soil. Commentator Andrew Moore takes a look at a dramatic final day. Are we overlooking the role of the public sector in the economy? Mariana Mazzucato is something of a rockstar in the world of global economics. She's written two best-sellers arguing that it's actually the public sector which has made the crucial investments that have transformed the world economy. In Australia for a series of public lectures, she sat down to talk with Laura Tingle. Sanjeev Gupta unveils plans for Whyalla It's rare to see the Prime Minister and Opposition leader at the same press conference, but both were present in South Australia today as British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta unveiled his plans for a massive new steelworks project that will revive the town of Whyalla. Remembering the 1966 helicopter crash The 11th of December marks the anniversary of a tragic accident over Sydney Harbour that changed our aviation safety laws. On that day in 1966 a helicopter chartered by the ABC ran into technical problems mid flight and crashed into the Sydney CBD. Remarkably the accident was filmed by two cameras, including one capturing the haunting last moments inside the ill-fated helicopter. And a warning, this report contains images some viewers may find distressing. What is the future of Australia's housing market? For years it seemed that property prices would rise for ever. But not any more. We are now in what the Reserve Bank governor has called "uncharted territory", where property prices are falling in our two biggest cities, even though unemployment is stable and the economy is growing.
Major parties clash over discrimination bill
The second last day of federal parliament for the year and the level of frenzy rose considerably. Asylum seekers, energy and the economy were all being debated, but it was the issue of discrimination against gay students attending religious schools, that had the government and opposition in fiercest combat.

Ita Buttrose gives advice to her younger self
When Ita Buttrose started Cleo magazine in 1972, it was the first time a women's publication was frank about sexuality and it went on to become a huge success. That was just the beginning for a woman who's paved the way for women in journalism ever since. Now Ita Buttrose shares her wisdom in our 'advice to my younger self' series.

Chris Dawson 
Renee Simms, the niece of Lynette Dawson, talks about the arrest of Chris Murphy, who is expected to be charged with the murder of his wife 36 years ago.
 
Reverse mortgages leaving the elderly high and dry
Reverse mortgages are touted as a way to unlock equity in the family home by borrowing against the asset without needing to make repayments until the house is sold or the owner moves out or dies. But a number of banks, including Australia's biggest lender the Commonwealth Bank, are now getting out of the reverse mortgage market, in the face of criticism from the peak financial regulator, ASIC.
Closing Europe's biggest steel works
In the south of Italy, a major corruption trial is underway that is pitting a local community against Europe's biggest steelworks, the Ilva plant in Taranto. The pollution from the plant is so bad it has been blamed in official government reports for the deaths of almost 400 local residents. The former owners of the company have been accused of crimes against public safety.

7.30: December 5, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:36
Major parties clash over discrimination bill The second last day of federal parliament for the year and the level of frenzy rose considerably. Asylum seekers, energy and the economy were all being debated, but it was the issue of discrimination against gay students attending religious schools, that had the government and opposition in fiercest combat. Ita Buttrose gives advice to her younger self When Ita Buttrose started Cleo magazine in 1972, it was the first time a women's publication was frank about sexuality and it went on to become a huge success. That was just the beginning for a woman who's paved the way for women in journalism ever since. Now Ita Buttrose shares her wisdom in our 'advice to my younger self' series. Chris Dawson Renee Simms, the niece of Lynette Dawson, talks about the arrest of Chris Murphy, who is expected to be charged with the murder of his wife 36 years ago. Reverse mortgages leaving the elderly high and dry Reverse mortgages are touted as a way to unlock equity in the family home by borrowing against the asset without needing to make repayments until the house is sold or the owner moves out or dies. But a number of banks, including Australia's biggest lender the Commonwealth Bank, are now getting out of the reverse mortgage market, in the face of criticism from the peak financial regulator, ASIC. Closing Europe's biggest steel works In the south of Italy, a major corruption trial is underway that is pitting a local community against Europe's biggest steelworks, the Ilva plant in Taranto. The pollution from the plant is so bad it has been blamed in official government reports for the deaths of almost 400 local residents. The former owners of the company have been accused of crimes against public safety.
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