Best Australia Current Affairs podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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The Signal
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Sometimes the news can feel overwhelming. But The Signal is here to sort the news from the noise. It's your smart and sceptical dive into the stories that matter, delivered straight to your favourite podcast app every morning.
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
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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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The Quicky
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Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.
 
'The Weekly Post' covers major stories from across the week from here at home and around the world.
 
​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal.
 
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
Live from Melbourne, join forthright commentator Rita Panahi along with a panel of smart and opinionated pundits for a frank exchange on what has got Australians talking.
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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Australia Wide
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Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.
 
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The World Today
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The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
 
RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.
 
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Insiders
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Analysis and debate on the week in politics.
 
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7.30
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7.30's experienced team brings you the latest current affairs and analysis.
 
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PM full episode
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
With a proven track record of driving the news cycle, Andrew Bolt steers discussion, encourages debate and offers his perspectives on national affairs.
 
Wake Up Australia: Highlights
 
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Mi3 Audio Edition
Weekly
 
A weekly wrap of the “must-know” developments in Marketing, Media, Agency and Technology for leaders and emerging leaders in the industry. Veteran industry journalist and Mi3 Executive Editor Paul McIntyre talks each week with guest marketers who are in the know on what matters at the nexus of marketing, agencies, media and technology. Powered mostly by Human Intelligence (HI).
 
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Stick Together
Weekly
 
Australia's only national radio show focusing on industrial, social and workplace issues. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
 
Ben Fordham: Full Show
 
An archive of all of The Australian's award-winning collection of investigative and narrative podcasts.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio German program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Hören Sie Interviews, Reportagen und Geschichten aus unserer Community, aus unserem deutschen SBS Radioprogramm. Dazu aktuelle Nachrichten aus Australien und aller Welt.
 
RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.
 
News & current affairs from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for the LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) communities. Live every week.
 
News & current affairs from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for the LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) communities. Live every week.
 
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Insiders
Daily
 
Analysis and debate on the week in politics.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Italian program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Ascolta le interviste, i servizi e le storie del programma in italiano di Radio SBS, con notizie dall'Australia e dal resto del mondo.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Urdu program, including news from Australia and around the world. - ایس بی ایس ریڈیو اردو پروگرام میں سنئیے انٹرویوز، فیچرز، اور اپنے لوگوں کی کہانیاں ساتھ ساتھ آسٹریلیا سمیت دنیا بھر کی خبریں
 
Hosted by Belinda Varischetti, the presenter of the Western Australian Country Hour, the country's finest hour
 
Australia Overnight with Tony Moclair, 12am – 5.30am weekdays on 3AW
 
Everything you need to know about life in Australia – with tips, interviews and information about your community. - ???????? ????? ????????? ???? ???????? ??? ?????????? – ????????, ????????? ??? ????????? ??????? ??? ?????????????? ???????? ???????????? ?????????? ?????? ?????? ???????.
 
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AM full episode
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
 
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Tuesday Breakfast
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Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
 
Nights reviews the day’s news and current affairs, follow breaking news of the night and push a unique brand of talk radio beyond sunset and through the night.
 
Saturday Magazine is JOY 94.9’s longest-running news and current affairs program
 
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Saturday Magazine
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Saturday Magazine is JOY 94.9’s longest-running news and current affairs program
 
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Wantok
Daily
 
The Wantok Program is 30 minutes of news and current affairs broadcast on Radio Australia twice a day Monday to Friday in Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin, Solomon Islands Pijin and Vanuatu Bislama pidgin languages.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Arabic program, including news from Australia and around the world. To contact us while we're on-air contact our talk-back number on 1300 799 624. - ??????? ??? ??????? ?????? ???? ??????? ??? ????? ????? SBS ???? 24? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?? ???????? ???? ??????.
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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Long Distance Call
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Eliza Harvey is an Australian journalist who moved to Indonesia from Australia in 2015. Each week she phones her Mum -- ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue -- back home in Sydney. Both women are news junkies and mothers and avid Netflix fans. But Eliza is a Millennial and Geraldine's a baby boomer, which leads to a different take on life. Tune in for half an hour of laughs and conversation.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Finnish program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Kuuntele SBS-radion suomenkielisen ohjelman haastatteluja, erikoisaiheita ja yhteisöä koskevia juttuja sekä Australian ja ulkomaiden uutisia
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Somali program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Ka dhagayso waraysiyo, warbixino iyo sheekooyinka jaaliyada barnaamujka idaacada SBS laanteeda Afsoomaaliga oo ay ku jiraan wararka Australia iyo kuwa caalamka.
 
Direct from The Fortress comes your daily dose of Irreverent Logic from the king of talkback radio... John Laws. Listen weekdays 9am-midday on Sydney's 2SM 1269AM or across Australia on the Super Network.
 
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Q&A
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Q&A is a television discussion program that focuses mostly on politics but ranges across all of the big issues that set Australians thinking, talking and debating.It is driven by interaction: Q&A provides a rare opportunity for Australian citizens to directly question and hold to account politicians and key opinion leaders in a national public forum.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Polish program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Aktualno?ci z Australii, Polski i ze ?wiata. Mo?na pos?ucha? informacji o Polonii. Nie brak publicystyki i spotka? z lud?mi biznesu, nauki i sztuki.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Nepali program, including news from Australia and around the world. - ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????????? ?????????? ??????????? ? ????? ???????? ???? ????????????, ???? ? ????????? ???????
 
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Weddings are pretty significant moments in lives, and every wedding has a photographer or two, or twenty. In 1957, two men appear to have gotten married in an apartment, a friend took some snapshots and the photos were never returned by the photo lab. Now, producers from the Our One Story LGBT docuseries are looking to find the guys in the phot ...…
 
Our Monday sport segment. - Le parole dei protagonisti del fine settimana sportivo.
 
How patience is a skill that should be promoted in education, and what it's like having many of your health needs looked after at the same place and by the same people across your life span. Plus Mike Williams plays the joker about his health as he works towards a backflip.By ABC Radio National.
 
US jobs in focus as Scott Morrison joins Donald Trump to visit an Australian-owned paper mill in Ohio; a new study concludes insider trading by Australian company directors is rife; and alarming practices inside the funeral industry.
 
US jobs in focus as Scott Morrison joins Donald Trump to visit an Australian-owned paper mill in Ohio; a new study concludes insider trading by Australian company directors is rife; and alarming practices inside the funeral industry.
 
US jobs in focus as Scott Morrison joins Donald Trump to visit an Australian-owned paper mill in Ohio; a new study concludes insider trading by Australian company directors is rife; and alarming practices inside the funeral industry.
 
US President Donald Trump is about to tour an Australian-owned paper mill in Ohio with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as the President sets to campaign on manufacturing in the mid-west.
 
US President Donald Trump is about to tour an Australian-owned paper mill in Ohio with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as the President sets to campaign on manufacturing in the mid-west.
 
Scott Morrison has used his trip to the US to announce $150 million to help the Australian Space Agency and local businesses be part of NASA's bid to return astronauts to the moon, then head on to Mars. Science Minister Karen Andrews speaks with AM.
 
Scott Morrison has used his trip to the US to announce $150 million to help the Australian Space Agency and local businesses be part of NASA's bid to return astronauts to the moon, then head on to Mars. Science Minister Karen Andrews speaks with AM.
 
The chaplain of the Bulgarian prison where Australian man Jock Palfreeman has spent the past 11-and-a-half years has revealed the Sydneysider was deeply pessimistic about his chances of parole, only days before he was released from prison.
 
The chaplain of the Bulgarian prison where Australian man Jock Palfreeman has spent the past 11-and-a-half years has revealed the Sydneysider was deeply pessimistic about his chances of parole, only days before he was released from prison.
 
Protestors in Hong Kong have vandalised Chinese shops in the 16th consecutive weekend of anti-government demonstrations.
 
Protestors in Hong Kong have vandalised Chinese shops in the 16th consecutive weekend of anti-government demonstrations.
 
Few people know what happens when they hand over a loved one to a funeral director. A Four Corners investigation reveals some shocking practices in Australia's funeral industry.
 
Few people know what happens when they hand over a loved one to a funeral director. A Four Corners investigation reveals some shocking practices in Australia's funeral industry.
 
Thirteen people injured after being sprayed with burning fuel at a NT Government motor-sports event are unable to access the same level of compensation as the rest of Australia, because the Government abolished common law for motor vehicle accidents. They're taking their fight to the Federal Court.
 
Thirteen people injured after being sprayed with burning fuel at a NT Government motor-sports event are unable to access the same level of compensation as the rest of Australia, because the Government abolished common law for motor vehicle accidents. They're taking their fight to the Federal Court.
 
Despite this year's unprecedented bushfire season and the ongoing risk of floods, cyclones and other emergencies, new figures show a fraction of Australians are prepared.
 
Despite this year's unprecedented bushfire season and the ongoing risk of floods, cyclones and other emergencies, new figures show a fraction of Australians are prepared.
 
A new study suggests illegal insider trading by company directors trading on the Australian Security Exchange (ASX) is rife.
 
A new study suggests illegal insider trading by company directors trading on the Australian Security Exchange (ASX) is rife.
 
United States President Donald Trump has praised Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during his visit to Washington. Sharing a very similar election experience is something President Trump believes strengthens the bond between the two leaders. - Nel corso della visita ufficiale di Scott Morrison negli Stati Uniti, il primo ministro austral ...…
 
A new UN report says the past five years have been the hottest on record, with deadly heatwaves, devastating hurricanes and cyclones, and severe wildfires. - ومن أخبار نشرتنا أيضاً: الحكومة تؤكد الحاجة لإنشاء سدود جديدة لمواجهة الجفاف في البلاد
 
With the headlines that invariably come after a football team's Mad Monday celebration, why do they continue to have them? Today we find out why these end of year get togethers are important to the team and why they all seem to end up with someone getting naked. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Produce ...…
 
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 Paper The ...…
 
Millions of teenagers around the world marched in Friday's climate strikes hoping to be heard by the world leaders meeting in New York to come up with a more ambitious plan to avoid catastrophic climate change.So what's Australia bringing to the table in these negotiations? And how does it measure up to the rest of the world?Put simply, when it ...…
 
Missing Melbourne Queer Film Festival @MQFF? You don’t have to wait until next year! MQFF is back with MQFF eXtra. Program Director, Spiro Economopoulos @Spiz_E is in the studio to give us an overview of the films on show. The post MQFF eXtra appeared first on Saturday Magazine.By Gordon.
 
Patrick Livesey and Esther Myles have created “Gone Girls“, which is showing right now as part of the Melbourne Festival Fringe @MelbourneFringe. A sassy comedy about Julie Bishop and Julia Gillard. They’re in the studio to tell us more! The post Gone Girls appeared first on Saturday Magazine.By Gordon.
 
Liz Duck-Chong @LizDuckChong is a writer, filmmaker, speaker, photographer and transgender advocate. Liz is on the line to discuss the results of the Australian Trans & Gender Diverse Sexual Health survey. The post Liz Duck-Chong appeared first on Saturday Magazine.By Gordon.
 
Rachelle Smith @RochelleJane75, festival Director of the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival @WordForWordFest which is taking place in Geelong from 15th-17th November. There are some great workshops, panel discussions and more. Check it out! The post Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival appeared first on Saturday Magazine.…
 
Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching @kimbakit is in the studio to discuss drug testing for welfare recipients, and also the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Afghanistan. The post Senator Kimberley Kitching on Welfare Drug Testing appeared first on Saturday Magazine.By Gordon.
 
Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus @MarkDreyfusQCMP talks about the need for the judiciary to reflect society, the value of a free press, and the religious discrimination bill. The post Mark Dreyfus on the Judiciary, Free Press & Religious Discrimination appeared first on Saturday Magazine.By Gordon.
 
Macca @DavidDMacca and JOY CEO Ange Barry @JOY949CEO sum up the week, including an upcoming initiative at JOY, the diversity or lack thereof in the Judiciary. The post Macca and Ange sum up the week appeared first on Saturday Magazine.By Gordon.
 
Bogumila Zongollowicz is reporting from the 44th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. - Relacja Bogumiły Żongołłowicz z 44. Festiwalu Polskich Filmów Fabularnych w Gdyni.
 
SBS visited 'Nicolaus Copernicus' Polish School in St. Albans. The students, teachers and parents explain why they want to study Polish language. SBS National Language Competition will end on Friday, 27 September. - SBS odwiedziło polską szkołę im.Mikołaja Kopernika w St. Albans. Uczniowie, nauczyciele i rodzice wyjaśniają, dlaczego warto jest ...…
 
With a new financial year having begun on the 1st July in Australia, now is the time to do your tax return. Oyuntseseg Batkhishig who is a registered tax agent in Sydney provides information for Mongolian community about Australian tax systems and things to look out when lodging a tax return. - Австралид 7 дугаар сарын 1нд шинэ санхүүгийн жил э ...…
 
Desi Network Australia is a recently launched portal for subcontinent businesses and desi community in Australia to provide an integrated digital platform. Desi Network's upcoming OZ Desi Business Expo is an effort to showcase and celebrate Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi and other subcontinent businesses to interact with potential entrepreneurs ...…
 
Przemek Przybylski reports from Warsaw... Today about scandal of management at Polish National Foundation. - Podsumowanie ważniejszych wydarzeń tygodnia w Polsce, w opracowaniu Przemka Przybylskiego. Dzisiaj o skandalu w zarządzaniu środkami w Polskiej Fundacji Narodowej.
 
Fran Kelly interviews Energy Minister Angus Taylor and Mike Bowers is joined by Triple J Hack political reporter Shalailah Medora for Talking Pictures. On the couch are The Age’s Shane Wright, RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas and Australian National University’s Mark Kenny. And ABC Political Editor Andrew Probyn phones in from the US to give us the ...…
 
Insiders host Fran Kelly and the panel discuss the PM's state visit to the US, his growing relationship with President Donald Trump and how Australia positions itself between the America and China.
 
Fran Kelly interviews Energy Minister Angus Taylor
 
Mike Bowers talks pictures with Triple J Hack political reporter Shalailah Medora.
 
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been wined and dined by President Donald Trump in Washington, and on the menu were trade wars, oil disputes and mateship in the Indo-Pacific.
 
Fran Kelly interviews Energy Minister Angus Taylor and Mike Bowers is joined by Triple J Hack political reporter Shalailah Medora for Talking Pictures. On the couch are The Age’s Shane Wright, RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas and Australian National University’s Mark Kenny. And ABC Political Editor Andrew Probyn phones in from the US to give us the ...…
 
Insiders host Fran Kelly and the panel discuss the PM's state visit to the US, his growing relationship with President Donald Trump and how Australia positions itself between the America and China.
 
Fran Kelly interviews Energy Minister Angus Taylor
 
Mike Bowers talks pictures with Triple J Hack political reporter Shalailah Medora.
 
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been wined and dined by President Donald Trump in Washington, and on the menu were trade wars, oil disputes and mateship in the Indo-Pacific.
 
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