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February 1, 2018
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The Year Ahead in Politics
Our federal politicians head back to Parliament next week after the summer break. Here's what they have their sights on in 2018.

AFLW Players Sacrifice Day Jobs to Fulfil Dreams
The second season of the AFL Women's comp kicks off tomorrow. We meet some of the players who have sacrificed careers, left their homes and punished their bodies to fulfil their dreams.

Anthony Scaramucci on Being Fired from the White House
Anthony Scaramucci lasted just 11 days as White House communications chief but he made headlines around the world with his colourful and foul-mouthed style. He tells 7.30 about his eventful White House stint.

Where Is Paddy Moriarty and His Dog Kellie?
There aren't many towns in Australia as small as Larrimah in the Northern Territory. It's a community of roughly a dozen people, six hours south of Darwin. Now one local man is missing, feared dead, and police think his dog, which is also missing, might hold the key.

The Year Ahead in Politics
Our federal politicians head back to Parliament next week after the summer break. Here's what they have their sights on in 2018.

AFLW Players Sacrifice Day Jobs to Fulfil Dreams
The second season of the AFL Women's comp kicks off tomorrow. We meet some of the players who have sacrificed careers, left their homes and punished their bodies to fulfil their dreams.

Anthony Scaramucci on Being Fired from the White House
Anthony Scaramucci lasted just 11 days as White House communications chief but he made headlines around the world with his colourful and foul-mouthed style. He tells 7.30 about his eventful White House stint.

Where Is Paddy Moriarty and His Dog Kellie?
There aren't many towns in Australia as small as Larrimah in the Northern Territory. It's a community of roughly a dozen people, six hours south of Darwin. Now one local man is missing, feared dead, and police think his dog, which is also missing, might hold the key.

Australia and rental affordability 
Australian renters are paying through the roof. And it's hitting people in all income brackets. Low income earners are being squeezed by a shortage of public housing and middle to high income earners can't afford to buy houses so they're driving up rental prices and competing for the limited number of properties.
Peter Dutton 
Ashlynne McGhee explains what's happening in an explosive war of words which has erupted between Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and his former border force chief Roman Quaedvlieg. Mr Quaedvlieg claims he was personally lobbied by Mr Dutton's staff to grant a visa to an Italian nanny. Mr Dutton says those claims are fabricated.
John Millman's US Open 
Today Australians learned that Queensland tennis pro John Millman is as classy in defeat as he is in victory. Earlier this week, the 29-year-old shocked the tennis word by knocking Roger Federer out of the US Open but today he couldn't face down another formidable opponent the tournament favourite Novak Djokovic.
James Ricketson 
The family of James Ricketson, an Australian filmmaker imprisoned in Cambodia for 'spying', is pleading for mercy. Ricketson has been in jail since the middle of 2017 and is now now applying to the Cambodian King for clemency
Natasha Walsh wins Whiteley scholarship
In 1959, a little-known 20-year-old artist named Brett Whiteley was awarded a scholarship to study and paint in Europe. It helped launch him onto the world stage. In memory of her son, the late Beryl Whiteley allocated funds for an annual scholarship to give other young Australian artists the same opportunity - and this year's winner is Natasha Walsh.

7.30: Australia and Rental Affordability/Peter Dutton/John Millman's US Open/James Ricketsons/Natasha Walsh's Victory

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:11
Australia and rental affordability Australian renters are paying through the roof. And it's hitting people in all income brackets. Low income earners are being squeezed by a shortage of public housing and middle to high income earners can't afford to buy houses so they're driving up rental prices and competing for the limited number of properties. Peter Dutton Ashlynne McGhee explains what's happening in an explosive war of words which has erupted between Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and his former border force chief Roman Quaedvlieg. Mr Quaedvlieg claims he was personally lobbied by Mr Dutton's staff to grant a visa to an Italian nanny. Mr Dutton says those claims are fabricated. John Millman's US Open Today Australians learned that Queensland tennis pro John Millman is as classy in defeat as he is in victory. Earlier this week, the 29-year-old shocked the tennis word by knocking Roger Federer out of the US Open but today he couldn't face down another formidable opponent the tournament favourite Novak Djokovic. James Ricketson The family of James Ricketson, an Australian filmmaker imprisoned in Cambodia for 'spying', is pleading for mercy. Ricketson has been in jail since the middle of 2017 and is now now applying to the Cambodian King for clemency Natasha Walsh wins Whiteley scholarship In 1959, a little-known 20-year-old artist named Brett Whiteley was awarded a scholarship to study and paint in Europe. It helped launch him onto the world stage. In memory of her son, the late Beryl Whiteley allocated funds for an annual scholarship to give other young Australian artists the same opportunity - and this year's winner is Natasha Walsh.
Adopting a child with special needs?
Adoption is a complex process in Australia and couples can sometimes wait for years for a child. Many people find it too overwhelming and as a result the number of adoptions has declined to an all-time low. Dee Threlfo always wanted to adopt so when she faced challenges she decided that adopting children with special needs was the path to pursue.
NAPLAN 
NAPLAN is supposed to give parents and teachers a snapshot of where kids are at in the essential skills of literacy and numeracy. But there are criticisms it is out of date and results are being misused, and even some state education ministers are calling for it to be replaced.
Trump is not a conservative
Trump and his opponents frequently claim the media and its allies lie about him and are out to get him but the truth is that significant opposition to Trump also comes from within his own party. Rick Wilson has been a career Republican strategist. His new book is called Everything Trump Touches Dies.
ACCC launches investigation
The ACCC has launched an investigation into 'fake' honey after an investigation by 7.30 and Fairfax Media found Australia's biggest listed honey company, Capilano, and some of the country's largest supermarket chains were unwittingly selling "fake" honey. And today Capilano announced it wants to see a new Australian testing facility.

7.30: Adopting a Child with Special Needs/NAPLAN?Trump is not a conservative/ACC Launches Investigation

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
29:40
Adopting a child with special needs? Adoption is a complex process in Australia and couples can sometimes wait for years for a child. Many people find it too overwhelming and as a result the number of adoptions has declined to an all-time low. Dee Threlfo always wanted to adopt so when she faced challenges she decided that adopting children with special needs was the path to pursue. NAPLAN NAPLAN is supposed to give parents and teachers a snapshot of where kids are at in the essential skills of literacy and numeracy. But there are criticisms it is out of date and results are being misused, and even some state education ministers are calling for it to be replaced. Trump is not a conservative Trump and his opponents frequently claim the media and its allies lie about him and are out to get him but the truth is that significant opposition to Trump also comes from within his own party. Rick Wilson has been a career Republican strategist. His new book is called Everything Trump Touches Dies. ACCC launches investigation The ACCC has launched an investigation into 'fake' honey after an investigation by 7.30 and Fairfax Media found Australia's biggest listed honey company, Capilano, and some of the country's largest supermarket chains were unwittingly selling "fake" honey. And today Capilano announced it wants to see a new Australian testing facility.
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