Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:07:00 +1000Summary: On Friday's program: The Federal Government's school funding package has passed parliament, but there's no end in sight to the political dispute over education; members of the US Navy have been given the legal go ahead to pursue their case against Tokyo E..
Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:20:00 +1000Summary: On Wednesday's program: The Turnbull Government locks in the numbers to get its Gonski 2.0 school funding package through Parliament thanks to the Senate cross bench; A plunge in oil prices wipes out nearly a quarter of a billion dollars from the local sh..
Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:15:00 +1000Summary: On Monday's program: Development Minister and former Abbott ally Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has accused the former Prime Minister of damaging Australia's reputation overseas and his own political credibility with his stance on climate; and protestors supp..
Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:19:00 +1000Summary: On Friday's program: The ABC is in damage control mode this afternoon, apologising for airing an interview in which a radio host asks his guest 'what's the deal with Asians' and if she was 'yellow'. The country's spy agency ASIO has declared the threat of..
Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:42:00 +1100Summary: On Wednesday's program: Incoming Health Minister Greg Hunt has vowed to protect Medicare, and with health seen as a weak spot for the Government, he'll be on the front line to meet attacks from the Opposition. An Australia Day ad featuring two young girls..
Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:02:00 +1100Summary: On Monday's program: 'Aussie jobs' is the mantra of both major parties today, as Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten begin the political year in earnest. The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to send a customs ship to monitor the Japanese whal..
Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:34:00 +1100Summary: On Friday's program: The ministerial career of the Liberal MP Sussan Ley is over a week after damaging revelations about the former Health Minister's use of parliamentary travel entitlements; the fallout from the explosive, unverified intelligence dossier..
Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:50:00 +1100Summary: On Thursday's program: Donald Trump has hit back against the claims in the unverified intelligence dossier released yesterday, including the claims of his ties with Russia, labelling the file 'fake news' by 'sick people'. The Tasmanian Government is inter..
Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:46:00 +1100Summary: On Tuesday's program: The international anti-corruption body for tennis has banned Australian player Nick Lindahl for seven years, over match-fixing at a tournament in Toowoomba in 2013. Murderers would be forced to surrender their superannuation to victi..
Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:45:00 +1100Summary: On Friday's program: The Federal Health Minister is being asked to explain how she bought a property during a work trip to the Gold Coast, apparently off the cuff. Mental health advocates are criticising the reaction to the reported hospitalisation of for..
Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:53:00 +1100Summary: On Wednesday's program: Indonesia has formally suspended all military co-operation with Australia, allegedly over some offensive training materials which were on display at an Australian base. The Australian Medical Association has called for a real-time ..
Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:29:00 +1100Summary: On Monday's program: prominent government backbencher Tony Abbott's returned from a trip to Israel with a plan to shift Australia's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; and we look at the US president-elect Donald Trump promises to reveal new inf..
Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:12:00 +1100Summary: On Friday's program: The West Australian coroner finds that indigenous woman Ms Dhu was subjected to 'unprofessional and inhumane' treatment by the state's police before her death in custody in 2014; thousands of people continue to be evacuated from east ..
Published: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:12:00 +1100Summary: On PM: The Federal Court orders internet companies to block five copyright-infringing websites, including the popular Pirate Bay; the jobless rate unexpectedly rose last month, putting more pressure on; and we look at new research that shows one in three ..
Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:28:00 +1100Summary: On Tuesday's PM: Australia strongly reaffirms its commitment to the controversial Joint Strike Fighter program after a stinging attack from Donald Trump; the Northern Territory Detention Royal Commission hears that Dylan Voller was 'set up to fail'; and m..
Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:09:00 +1100Summary: On Friday's program: the Federal Treasurer approves the sale of Australia's biggest agricultural property, S Kidman and Co, to a joint venture between mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese company; and we look at correspondence obtained by the ABC th..
Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:01:00 +1100Summary: On PM: the Federal Treasurer approves the sale of Australia's biggest agricultural property, S Kidman and Co, to a joint venture between mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese company; and we look at correspondence obtained by the ABC that reveals an ..
Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:25:00 +1100Summary: On Wednesday's program: Official figures show Australia's economy went into reverse in the September quarter, with GDP falling by 0.5 per cent. There's been a rise in the number of West Australians prescribed with stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperac..
Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:25:00 +1100Summary: On PM: Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his dismay over reports his successor Malcolm Turnbull is planning to cut the Green Army program; and we look at the researcher hoping to deter stroke patients from embarking on so called 'stem cell ..
Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:22:00 +1100Summary: On Friday's program: A new report has found the Federal Government's remote work-for-the dole scheme is failing Indigenous communities. Asthma Australia says more needs to be done to raise awareness of the relationship between allergies and asthma. And sc..
Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:11:00 +1100Summary: On Thursday's program: On Thursday's program: The Federal Government scored a late win on the last day of Parliament for the year, with a breakthrough on the backpacker tax. The Greens, who'd been holding out for a rate of 10.5 per cent, agreed to support..
Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:25:00 +1100Summary: On Tuesday's PM: This afternoon, the Coalition got a step closer to Parliament passing its key piece of legislation, enabling the establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission. A multi-million dollar overhaul of South Australia's ch..
Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:16:00 +1100Summary: On Friday's PM: South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has threatened to halt any movement on federal legislation, until the Murray Darling Basin dispute is resolved. A major fuel shortage at Melbourne Airport could cause flight delays, and mean diversion..
Published: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:11:00 +1100Summary: On Wednesday's PM: Through eyes filled with tears, Federal Labor MP Emma Husar today told her parliamentary colleagues of her experience growing up with a violent, abusive father, in the hope of helping others. But the New South Wales Government has been ..
Published: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:15:00 +1100Summary: On Monday's PM: Under attack over his criticism of Malcolm Fraser's immigration policies more than three decades ago, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says two-thirds of those charged with terrorism recently are from second- and third-generation Lebanese..
Published: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:11:00 +1100Summary: On Friday's PM: The Australian dollar today continued the slide it's been on since Donald Trump became President-elect of the United States. The Victorian and New South Wales Education Ministers teamed up today to call on the Federal Government to deliver..
Published: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:34:00 +1100Summary: On today's PM: There was some hefty criticism of the Federal Government's response to shocking rates of violence against indigenous women National Press Club in Canberra today. The Productivity Commission has found that only a small fraction of government..
Published: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:15:00 +1100Summary: On Tuesday's PM: Bill Shorten's 'Australia first' call on foreign worker visas produces an unlikely alliance across party lines, with LNP backbencher George Christensen echoing the Opposition Leader 's call for a crackdown; Australian cricket authorities ..
Published: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:26:00 +1100Summary: On Thursday's program: The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, says Donald Trump re-committed to the US-Australian alliance during a conversation he's described as 'warm and frank'. The new American administration is likely to take a different direction on ..
Published: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:40:00 +1100Summary: On Wednesday's program: Donald J Trump is the 45th President of the United States. History has been made in the United States, where Donald Trump has just claimed victory after one of the most extraordinary and divisive election campaigns in living memory..
Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:07:00 +1100Summary: On Monday's program: Lawyers for victims of child sexual abuse say the newly-announced national redress scheme may not be in the best interests of some of their clients. Western Australia's Aboriginal Legal Service is defending a complaint it's made to th..
Published: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:19:00 +1100Summary: On Thursday's program: The owner of Victoria's Hazelwood power plant, the French firm Engie, has defended its decision to close the plant in Victoria's Latrobe Valley. Up to 1000 workers are now being offered redundancy packages of $330,000. It's the end ..
Published: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:07:00 +1100Summary: On Tuesday's program: Considerable confusion now surrounds the departure of the Family First senator Bob Day, with Labor asking if the Senator's resignation was invalid, and the Government asking the Senate to consider challenging Bob Day's election to th..
Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:41:00 +1000Summary: On Friday's program: The family of those killed in the Dreamworld accident on Tuesday are asking the media to respect their privacy as they grieve; twenty-four countries and the EU have reached a landmark agreement to establish the world's largest marine ..
Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:12:00 +1000Summary: On Wednesday's program: The death of four people at the Dreamworld Amusement Park on the Gold Coast yesterday has exposed a lengthy history of safety questions there, with the ABC obtaining documents that show safety inspectors have identified problems wi..
Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:11:00 +1000Summary: On Monday's program: Australia's second highest law officer - the Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson - is resigning after his very public stoush with the Federal Attorney-General George Brandis. The treasurer Scott Morrison has detailed a powerful case for ..
Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:40:00 +1000Summary: On Friday's program: The Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has faced a searching interrogation in Senate Estimates over his conflicting statements about what he knew about the abuse of children in the NT prison system; tensions between Prime Mini..
Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:15:00 +1000Summary: On Thursday's program: The Federal Parliament witnessed a bitter showdown this afternoon between Tony Abbott and the man who replaced him as Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull over the 'guns for votes' deal Mr Abbott denies he did with Liberal Democrat sena..
Published: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:21:00 +1000Summary: On Tuesday's program: The United Nations says the military operation to take back Mosul could also become the most complex humanitarian operation of the year, with an exodus of more than 1 million civilians expected, that could overwhelm the emergency sit..
Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:22:00 +1000Summary: On Friday's program: Flags are flying at half-mast in Thailand following the death of King Bhumpiol Adulyedat after a reign lasting seven decades; New South Wales central coast residents affected by contamination from a nearby defence base are a step clos..
Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:12:00 +1000Summary: On Wednesday's PM: The mining magnate Andrew Forrest has declared he believes the worst is over for the nation's resources sector. In an extraordinary admission, Indonesia's police chief has conceded the culture of the force he leads is 'corrupt' and 'arr..
Published: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:14:00 +1000Summary: On Monday's PM: It looked set to be one of the ugliest presidential debates ever, but there was slightly more restraint than expected when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met for their second encounter of the election campaign. The Government has gathere..
Published: Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:07:00 +1000Summary: On Friday's PM: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed a new tribunal will be set up to hear complaints of bank misconduct. The last Australian-made Ford has rolled off the production line at the company's Broadmeadows plant, in Melbourne's north. ..
Published: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:19:00 +1000Summary: On Thursday's PM: In near surreal scenes in a Malaysian court, nine pairs of swimming trunks emblazoned with the Malaysian flag have been tendered as evidence in a case involving nine young Australians who were arrested for stripping down to the so-called..
Published: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:12:00 +1000Summary: On Tuesday's PM: The head of Australia's biggest bank has told a parliamentary inquiry that no Commonwealth Bank staff have been sacked over scandals involving its insurance policies. Police in Malaysia have told the ABC they expect to charge a group of A..
Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:39:00 +1000Summary: Dust-related lung diseases were supposed to be a relic of Queensland's coal mining past. But not for the first time this year, the state's mining workers union is reporting another new case; as power issues across South Australia continue, coastal communi..
Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:18:00 +1000Summary: On Wednesday's program: Another showdown between the Government's leaders and its backbench appears to be brewing, this time over school funding; there are fears that even with the lowering of the backpacker tax that farmers will find it difficult to find..
Published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:28:00 +1000Summary: On Monday's PM: Australia has lost the first leg of its legal fight with East Timor over the nations' maritime borders; The Northern Territory Supreme Court hears how teenagers were tear-gassed at Darwin's Don Dale Juvenile detention centre, even though t..
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:11:00 +1000Summary: On Friday's program: State and Territory Ministers met the Federal Minister Simon Birmingham in Adelaide today for the start of negotiations around education funding; at issue, a new four year funding model which would start in 2018. Australian and Indone..
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:27:00 +1000Summary: On Thursday's program: BHP Billiton is ramping up its campaign against the prospect of a $5 a tonne mining tax. The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, as unrest over a police shooting continues. And Paki..