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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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When Ramzi Aouad went to prison for life, it was on the basis of evidence from one man - a violent enforcer who had been offered financial incentives for his testimony. The conviction was part of a signal moment in racialised policing. This is part one of a two-part episode.    Guest: Contributor to The Monthly Mahmood Fazal. Background reading: The man inside and the inside man in The Monthly The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As Victoria enters a second lockdown, Scott Morrison has offered an apolitical response to the Labor state. The economic impact of the closure will affect the entire country.   Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
During Covid-19, the government has been increasingly using legislative powers to bypass the parliament. So-called ‘Henry VIII’ clauses mean some of these laws cannot be amended or overturned.    Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton. Background reading: Morrison ruling by ‘Henry VIII’ clauses in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Five days ago, the Andrews government used police to lock down nine public housing towers. Residents are afraid and have limited access to food and other necessities. We spoke to one resident, Hulya, about what is happening inside.   Guest: Hulya, a resident in one of the Flemington towers. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
There are thousands of young people in aged-care homes across Australia, because they don’t have their own facilities. The NDIS was meant to solve this, but seven years on only a few hundred young people have got out.   Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Young people with disabilities still living in aged care in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With the renewed focus on colonial monuments, a group of academics and artists is petitioning the City of Sydney to remove Thomas Woolner’s Cook statue from Hyde Park, and place it in a public museum. Guest: Indigenous writer and cultural critic Tristen Harwood. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As both sides of parliament brace for tomorrow’s by-election in Eden-Monaro, it’s been suggested that the timing of Scott Morrison’s $270 billion defence announcement was as much about votes in the seat as it was about the country’s strategic future. Paul Bongiorno on the all-in race.   Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Australia’s economy is at a crossroads; but the current dependence on coal is really a continuation of issues we have always faced. Historian Judith Brett traces it as far back as our reliance on sheep and wool.   Guest: Author of Quarterly Essay 78: The Coal Curse Judith Brett. Background reading: Quarterly Essay – The Coal Curse The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As the ABC absorbs hundreds of job cuts, the government has commissioned another report into its operations – closely mirroring the concerns of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The review is due in time for the next federal budget.   Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Exclusive: New govt report targets ABC in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As allegations mount against former High Court justice Dyson Heydon, Bri Lee has written about the way misogyny and harassment are embedded in the legal profession. She says that may be changing.    Guest: Writer for The Saturday Paper Bri Lee. Background reading: Sexual harassment in the legal profession in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As Donald Trump comes to the end of his first term, it is clear he has benefitted hugely from America’s divisions - in fact, he is the perfect expression of them. Whatever happens next, those divisions will remain.    Guest: Writer for The Monthly Don Watson. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The harassment allegations against Dyson Heydon have reminded some in Canberra of the royal commission that traded on his “stainless reputation”. A key target of that inquiry is now pushing for one into Robodebt.    Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As the Black Lives Matter movement reignites calls for action on Indigenous disadvantage and incarceration, politicians and the media in Australia have turned it into a culture war that deliberately ignores the goals of protestors.   Guest: Editor of 7am Osman Faruqi. Background reading: Deflecting from the real issues of Black Lives Matter in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Justin Hemmes is one of four businessmen who were consulted by the federal treasurer on the JobKeeper program. At the same time, he is defending a multi-million dollar wages case in the federal court.   Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Inside Hemmes’ $100m wage case in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After almost a decade in detention, there is only one family left on Nauru. Mustafa and Salah have been acknowledged as refugees, but their resettlement has been rejected by the US. This is the story of their wait.   Guest: Writer for The Saturday Paper Hannah Ryan. Background reading: The last refugee family on Nauru in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As the final pages of the royal commission into child sexual abuse have been unredacted, it’s become clear what George Pell knew and when. But for all the commission's findings, no priest has ever been convicted for failing to report child abuse.    Guest: Writer for The Monthly Anne Manne. Background reading: The last word on George Pell in The Monthly The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The end of Adem Somyurek’s parliamentary career is the end of an important chapter in Labor’s factional history. The scandal has now involved the federal party, and poses a big question: who leaked?   Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As debate over police accountability continues, research suggests predictive policing may be targeting racial minorities in Australia. Victoria Police has been challenged in court on the issue, but settled the case to avoid a finding against them.   Guest: Journalist and documentary filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe. Background reading: Law enforcement and racial profiling in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance had five days to organise a huge Black Lives Matter rally in Melbourne. Under threat of fines and sustained criticism in the press, they coordinated one of the largest protests the city has seen. This is the story of how it was done.   Guest: Organiser with Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance Dr Crystal McKinnon. Background reading: Why we organised Melbourne’s Black Lives Matter rally in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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The Morrison government’s latest stimulus effort is a grants project aimed at home renovations. But there are serious concerns its real focus is on paying back Coalition voters.   Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe. Background reading: Who Morrison is looking after in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Luke

This episode was so biased in favor of victimising a criminal. Part 2 better be good.

Jul 13th
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Alex K.

Comments from resident of tower are unreasonable. It's a public health measure, nothing more. Towers are infested with the virus, dozens of cases. The Premier is not targeting these towers out of spite or victimisation, I can assure you. Victoria Police uniform includes the police being armed, it's a violation of their procedure to remove them. Of course it's not pleasant for the residents, and things like medications should be prioritised. "No consideration for human life", she said, that's ridiculous.

Jul 7th
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Alex K.

the emaciation of the ABC and SBS is despicable

May 14th
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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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