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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.
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Tanya Day was a 55-year-old Yorta Yorta woman. She died after being arrested on a train for public drunkenness. Madeline Hayman-Reber on how a coroner is now asking whether systemic racism contributed to her death.Guest: NITV journalist Madeline Hayman-Reber.Background reading: Waiting for justice in The Saturday Paper.The Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today's episode, visit https://7ampodcast.com.au.
Scott goes to Washington

Scott goes to Washington

2019-09-1900:16:411

Tomorrow, Scott Morrison will be received in Washington on a state visit. The trip highlights the special relationship he has with Donald Trump. At the same time, it underscores the difficulty he has with Beijing. Paul Bongiorno on the prime minister’s diplomatic wedge.Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno.Background reading:The Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
What’s eating Philip Lowe

What’s eating Philip Lowe

2019-09-1800:16:451

Philip Lowe is the governor of the Reserve Bank. By all accounts, he is a conventional person who’s been pushed by the economy to make unconventional choices. Mike Seccombe on how rate cuts no longer stimulate growth, and how Lowe’s office became political.Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe.Background reading:Philip Lowe and Australia’s economy in The Saturday Paper.The Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Return to Timor-Leste

Return to Timor-Leste

2019-09-1700:14:25

Twenty years after Timor-Leste’s vote for independence led to bloody retaliation from Indonesia, the country’s relationship with Australia remains fraught. John Martinkus on what happened after the ballot and what is happening now. Guest: Foreign correspondent John Martinkus.Background reading: Remembering Timor-Leste’s independence in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
As Scott Morrison announces plans to expand the cashless welfare program and drug test dole recipients, questions are raised over the effectiveness of his approach. Rick Morton on what happens when you treat poverty as a moral problem.Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton.Background reading:Newstart: the human cost of Morrison’s plan in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Inside the meat disco

Inside the meat disco

2019-09-1500:18:59

Spiro Boursinos was the impresario behind the rave music phenomenon Earthcore. When he died last year, he left behind a legacy of paranoia, intimidation and financial mismanagement. Martin McKenzie-Murray on tracing the threads of his strange, short life.Guest: Writer and author Martin McKenzie-Murray.Background reading:All tomorrow’s parties in The MonthlyThe Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Holding onto Gladys Liu

Holding onto Gladys Liu

2019-09-1200:15:44

While some backbenchers doubt that Gladys Liu can stay in parliament, Scott Morrison has given her his full support. At the same time, he is in the difficult position of attempting to capitalise on ICAC while voting against an integrity commission. Paul Bongiorno on the foreign influence scandals engulfing Canberra. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno.Background reading:The politics of integrity in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
The Daddy Quota

The Daddy Quota

2019-09-1100:16:551

When Annabel Crabb decided to find out what happens to men’s work habits when they have children, she discovered a huge store of gendered norms and inequality. The lives of most new fathers change very little when they have a child. But there is policy that could change this – and in some places it already has.Guest: Writer and broadcaster Annabel Crabb.Background reading:Men at Work in Quarterly EssayThe Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
As ICAC exposes apparent corruption in New South Wales, focus is drawn on the government’s integrity commission, which, among other things, could not make findings of corruption. Meanwhile, a Greens bill for an anti-corruption body has passed the senate but looks set to be blocked in the lower house. Mike Seccombe on anti-corruption legislation and how politicians avoid scrutiny.Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe.Background reading:ICAC and the federal watchdog in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Inside the Adani blockade

Inside the Adani blockade

2019-09-0900:15:02

There is fresh momentum behind the Adani mine in central Queensland, as the state government pushes through approvals and native title is extinguished. What happens next could define Australia’s relationship to climate change both here and globally. Anna Krien visited the Adani blockade and spoke to the people fighting there.Guest: Writer and journalist Anna Krien.Background reading:Inside the Adani blockade in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe MonthlyFor more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
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Chanae Matthews

My favourite news source while at work, thanks!

Aug 29th
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Craig Peters

Opening comment was completely wrong and misleading. Folau was not sanctioned for his religious beliefs. Very disappointing 7am.

Jun 26th
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Sarah Louise

Loving this podcast. Thanks!

Jun 24th
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