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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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As we try and contain the coronavirus outbreak, health authorities, governments and social media platforms are also battling the spread of misinformation about the virus. Today, Mike Seccombe on the question of who we trust in a crisis. Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Mike Seccombe. Background reading:Fighting the Infodemic in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
As more of Australia goes into coronavirus isolation, advice is being offered on how to manage mental health during a viral pandemic that forces us to separate. We speak to a Melbourne family who were holidaying in Wuhan during the first outbreak and have been in isolation for almost 80 days. Guest: Features and field producer Elle Marsh. Background reading:The Saturday PaperThe Monthly
It’s now been one month since Scott Morrison’s first announcement on the coronavirus pandemic. Since then his response has been criticised as confused and slow. Today, Paul Bongiorno on the political decisions made and how they stack up.  Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading:Government's crashing failure in face of crisisThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Teams of researchers are working around the clock to try and develop a vaccine against coronavirus. In Australia, a group of scientists at the University of Queensland are on the verge of a breakthrough. Today, Rick Morton on the race to find a vaccine. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading:Exclusive: Inside the hunt for a vaccine in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
With hundreds of thousands of Australians losing their jobs, the economic cost of coronavirus is becoming clear. On Monday the government passed its stimulus measures through parliament, but there’s questions over whether it will be enough. Today, chief economist at The Australia Institute Richard Denniss on how we can get through the next 18 months.  Guest: Chief economist at The Australia Institute Richard Denniss. Background reading:How Australia can avoid economic collapse in the wake of Covid-19 in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Medical experts say that the government’s slow response to the coronavirus outbreak has left Australia exposed, and a lack of resources could make the crisis worse. Today, in part two of our series on COVID-19, Mike Seccombe on the challenge our country and health system is facing. Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe. Background reading:What Morrison did wrong on coronavirus in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases grows in Australia, hospitals are gearing up for a spike in admissions. Today, Dr Nenad Macesic on how doctors are handling the pandemic and what the future holds. This is part one of a five-part special. Guest: Contributor to The Monthly, Dr Nenad Macesic. Background reading:Behind the coronavirus masks in The MonthlyThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Scott Morrison has finally begun to acknowledge the serious economic cost of coronavirus, and speculation is growing about his next big stimulus package. But questions are being asked about whether the government is up to the economic challenge. Today, Paul Bongiorno, on the future of the economy and the Prime Minister. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper, Paul Bongiorno. Background reading:Morrison's coronavirus awakening in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, many in the community are still unclear about the virus’s symptoms, how they can keep themselves safe and what kind of responses will be the most effective. Today, Rick Morton answers some of our basic questions about coronavirus.  Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading:The Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
A year ago, George Pell was sentenced to six years’ jail for the sexual abuse of two Melbourne choirboys. Last week, he appealed against that decision in the High Court and a judgement is still pending. Today, Rick Morton discusses what happened during the final bid for George Pell’s freedom.  Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading:George Pell’s High Court appeal in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
Containing the coronavirus outbreak requires clear, decisive action from the government. But public trust in our leaders is at an all time low and it’s impacting the way we respond. Today, Mike Seccombe on what the coronavirus pandemic is telling us about who we trust. Guest: National Correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe. Background reading:Trust deficit threatens COVID-19 response in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
The future of dairy

The future of dairy

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Animal-free dairy could be the norm within the next decade, promising affordable, sustainable and cruelty-free milk. But what will the success of alternative milk mean for the thousands of jobs and businesses in the agricultural industry? Lesley Hughes on the future of dairy.  Guest: Professor of biology at Macquarie University, Lesley Hughes. Background reading:The Milk of Human Genius in The MonthlyThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
The economic and social effects of the coronavirus outbreak are accelerating, with new trade and travel bans announced. In Australia the government has finally released the details of a $17.6 billion stimulus package, designed to stave off a recession. Today, Paul Bongiorno on whether the government’s actions will be enough to see us through this crisis. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading:Morrison announces 'Team Australia' stimulus in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
A year on from the Christchurch terrorist attack, Muslims in Australia are still wrestling with a new level of fear. Some have been drawn back to faith, while others are questioning the way the media and politics have stoked division. This is part three in a three-part series. Guest: Poet and writer for The Saturday Paper, Omar Sakr. Background reading:The Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
A secret document prepared by ASIO warns of the threat of far-right terrorism in Australia. In detail never before published, it outlines the risk Australia faces from those who believe in an impending “race war”. This is part two in a three-part series. Guest: Chair in global Islamic politics at Deakin University Greg Barton. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au. Background readingExclusive: ASIO's 'race war' warning in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
A year on from the Christchurch massacre, survivors face isolation and economic hardship. We speak to the men and women living through the aftermath of one of the worst white supremacist attacks in history. This is part one of a three-part special on the far right. Guest: Features and field producer Elle Marsh. Background reading:Life after the Christchurch shootings in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
This week Scott Morrison finally told the truth about his attempt to invite Hillsong founder Brian Houston to a White House dinner. At the same time more details have emerged about his office’s involvement in the sports grants scandal. Today, Paul Bongiorno on the bigger questions being asked about trust and the prime minister’s relationship to the truth. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno.  Background reading: Scott Morrison's misleading hedges in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
James Button spoke to scores of people about climate change and what it means to them. He found deep anxiety – but also a contradiction between how people thought and how they acted. Today, what a conversation about ecological catastrophe could look like. Guest: Author and contributor to The Monthly James Button.  Background reading: The Climate Interviews in The Monthly The Saturday Paper The Monthly  For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
The Labor Party has committed to zero emissions by 2050, but hasn’t said how it will get there. And, its coal commitments contradict that target. Mike Seccombe looks at how Labor lost its nerve on climate policy, and what that means for Australia’s climate future. Guest: The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent, Mike Seccombe. Background reading:Political warfare over climate action in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
The murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children has once again put Australia’s failure to grapple with domestic violence on the national agenda. There are steps we could take to better protect people, but governments are failing to act. Bri Lee on the changes we need to make to keep women and children safe.  Guest: Author and writer for The Saturday Paper Bri Lee. Background reading:Queensland’s domestic violence struggle in The Saturday PaperThe Saturday PaperThe Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.
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Hannah Derwent

this was excellent and your guest so incredibly articulate

Feb 26th
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Kirstie JM

Thanks for an informative year 7am, very sad to hear Elizabeth is moving on but wish her all the best!

Dec 23rd
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Petr Pavlík

I'm sorry to hear that Elizabeth is moving to a different role. Thanks for your fantastic work on the 7am.

Dec 19th
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Julian Sinnema

Big fan of 7am. I use it as my morning alarm, it's lovely to wake up to every weekday morning. It is a top notch source of news. 👌

Dec 5th
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Judd Millner

What's with the background music? It's distracting.

Dec 5th
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Tate Bourke

Hated your coverage of James Todd. Who cares about him? What your coverage did was attempt to humanise a person who is a complete s*** stain on humanity. His story does not deserve to be told. I think your story might better have focused on Euradice's story and either ignored James or highlight what a s*** stain he was. otherwise, love the podcast

Oct 3rd
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Chanae Matthews

My favourite news source while at work, thanks!

Aug 29th
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Sarah Louise

Loving this podcast. Thanks!

Jun 24th
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