Best Current News podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Live from Denver, Colorado Eddie Jason & Chris is a weekly podcast delivering current events, hot topics and interviews with musicians and newsmakers. You never know what you'll get with EJC, but we can not confidently assure you that it will be entertaining. Get a weekly dose of EJC and subscribe now and leave a review! Join the show live on idobi Radio every Monday night at 8pm ET. www.idobi.com www.ejcshow.com www.facebook.com/EJCshow @EJCshow on Twitter
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
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Today, Explained
Daily
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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Current Affairs
Weekly
 
A podcast of politics and culture, from the editors of Current Affairs magazine.
 
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Reveal
Weekly
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
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Weekend Roundup
Weekly
 
Our CBS News team in Washington wraps up the news of the week and goes deep into the major stories with CBS News correspondents. It's the end-of-week news magazine show you can take with you wherever you go. (046510)
 
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Analysis
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Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
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File on 4
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Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
America's premier investigative documentary series since 1983. We answer only to you.FRONTLINE presents audio versions of select full-length episodes for listening on the go. Want more full-length FRONTLINE Audiocasts? Please leave a review and let us know what you think.
 
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World at One
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Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
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Reason Podcast
Weekly+
 
Founded in 1968, Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Hosted by Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, and other Reason journalists, our podcast explores "free minds and free markets." It features provocative, in-depth interviews with authors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, economists, scientists, business leaders, and elected officials. Keep up to date on the latest happenings in our increasingly libertarian world ...
 
WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.
 
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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The Intelligence
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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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Today in Focus
Daily
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
 
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UNICEF Podcast
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A new global radio service from UNICEF focusing on the health, education, equality and protection of children. Hosted by Blue Chevigny with UNICEF correspondents from around the globe.
 
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The Signal
Weekly+
 
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.
 
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Reasonable Doubt
Weekly
 
World-renowned criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos reveals the latest in our nation's most high-profile legal cases with podcast king Adam Carolla. In addition to examining how current law affects society, current events are brought to the forefront, as Geragos brings significant details from past and present experiences. Geragos has made notable marks on the legal system while representing Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Susan McDougal, Colin Kaepernick and more.
 
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Legal Current
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Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
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The Briefing Room
Monthly+
 
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
 
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Caliphate
Weekly
 
In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Cha ...
 
Podcast by TheAtlantic
 
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Small Changes
Monthly+
 
Small Changes is a series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it - often in small and unexpected ways
 
Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
 
Current Affairs goes behind the headlines in Malaysia to what is moving the news and why, with top academics, politicians, businesspeople and activists in the know. These socio-economic issues run the gamut, including press freedom, affirmative action policies, Islamisation, corruption, election reform, and political unrests. Past guests of Current Affairs include Khairy Jamaluddin, Shad Saleem Faruqi, Farish Noor, Uma Sambanthan and PG Lim. Any enquiries should be directed to morningrun@bfm.my.
 
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20/20
Weekly
 
ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
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FT Big Read
Weekly
 
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
Join Jason, Karen, and guest hosts as we dig deep into The Walking Dead. We're all about having fun celebrating this show, and we love getting your input too. So jump on board and get into The Walking Dead with us! Join us online at facebook.com/deadcast. Check out our support page at patreon.com/jasonandkaren. We're proud to be the #1 Walking Dead podcast. Guests on our show have included Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Scott Wilso ...
 
Frank and Dan's off-the-cuff conversations focus on current events cast through the lens of their shared atheism. Episodes include a rundown of six news stories from the prior week, and the show occasionally features interviews with writers, thinkers, and leaders in the atheist community. As former Mormons, the hosts provide insight into the often misunderstood religious minority.
 
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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.
 
Home to the unofficial podcast about AMC’s The Walking Dead. Hosted by Dianne and Marnell. Episode recaps, news, analysis and predications are all discussed on this weekly show. Please rate us and subscribe to help more fans find our show. Learn more, contact us, and check out our other podcasts at www.southgatemediagroup.com.
 
"The Tony Kornheiser Show" (now available exclusively on-demand) is a topical, daily talk show that starts with sports and quickly moves into politics, current events, entertainment and, really, whatever happens to be on Tony’s mind that day. The format of the show—regular sit-in guests with familiar interviews and segments—highlights not only the unique perspective of Tony Kornheiser but also the expertise of his network of friends.Join one of the most recognizable and outspoken commentator ...
 
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Adam Carolla Show
Daily
 
Welcome to the Adam Carolla Show! The new home for the rantings and ravings of Adam Carolla. The Adam Carolla Show is the #1 Daily Downloaded Podcast in the World. GET IT ON as Adam shares his thoughts on current events, relationships, airport security, specialty pizzas, politics, and anything else he can complain about. Five days a week and completely uncensored, Adam welcomes a wide range of guests to join him in studio for in depth interviews and a front row seat to his unparalleled ranti ...
 
Every other week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.
 
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Morning Brew
Weekly
 
Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.Catch it live:Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
 
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Current State
Weekly
 
Mid-Michigan's news destination for the informed, the caring and the curious. News and issues, arts and attitudes, and the personalities that make the heart of Michigan beat. DAILY
 
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Hack
Weekly+
 
Shoving the J into journalism, Hack covers current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. Get our half-hour radio program sent directly to you each weekday.
 
​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.
 
Lukas, Sam and friends talk day to day politics, history and culture. New episodes released every Monday.
 
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
 
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Robert Mueller's investigation has ended and Attorney General William Barr has furnished a four-page summary. Vox's Andrew Prokop says this is far from over. (Transcript here.)
 
"While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime," Robert Mueller's long-awaited homework stated, according to Atttorney General William Barr, "it also does not exonerate him." To which Donald Trump has predictably responded: "Total exoneration!"The president may stand out from the crowd in the amount of power he wields ...…
 
Robert Mueller's report into whether US President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia is finally out.(Well, at least a version of it is.)So has Donald Trump really been "completely and totally" exonerated, as the President is claiming?And what happens next?Today on The Signal, we thought we would let our colleague Matt Bevan at Russia ...…
 
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
 
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
 
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
 
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report found insufficient evidence that U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. But on obstruction of justice, the report does not exonerate him. We examine the reaction, and ask what happens next.
 
China has cut off all imports of canola from Canada, after customs officials said they found "dangerous pests" in a shipment earlier this month. Farmers working in the $4-billion industry are worried, and just weeks away from planting. We look at how the move fits into the wider tensions between the two countries.…
 
Sea urchins have been devouring kelp forests in B.C. - an important part of the local ecosystem. But one expert is optimistic these areas will be able to flourish again, with the help of projects like an urchin culling program happening in Haida Gwaii.
 
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report found insufficient evidence that U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. But on obstruction of justice, the report does not exonerate him. We examine the reaction, and ask what happens next.
 
China has cut off all imports of canola from Canada, after customs officials said they found "dangerous pests" in a shipment earlier this month. Farmers working in the $4-billion industry are worried, and just weeks away from planting. We look at how the move fits into the wider tensions between the two countries.…
 
Sea urchins have been devouring kelp forests in B.C. - an important part of the local ecosystem. But one expert is optimistic these areas will be able to flourish again, with the help of projects like an urchin culling program happening in Haida Gwaii.
 
Tony opens the show by talking about the NCAA Tournament, and in particular, Duke's win over UCF. Michael Wilbon calls in to talk some more college hoops, as well his trip to Augusta with Tony over the weekend, and Nigel gives the news. During Old Guy Radio, Tony talks about his trip to Augusta and gets some thoughts from Chris on the Mueller r ...…
 
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.
 
Robert Mueller, the special counsel, has at last delivered his report on President Donald Trump’s campaign. Will it have disappointed or empowered the Democrats in Congress who are still bent on investigating the president? And, four years ago the hard-left Syriza party stormed to power in Greece. But it has broken many of its campaign promises ...…
 
Adam, Gina and Bryan play an Extreme Weather themed round of the Rotten Tomatoes Game, and enjoy the next round of Banks Bracket Madness. They also respond to news stories about Roseanne, anti-vaxxers, and Cam Newton.PLEASE SUPPORT TODAY’S SPONSORS!BuyRacon.com enter ADAM20Stamps.com enter ADAMTruecar.comButcherbox.com enter ADAMBrother Inkvest ...…
 
Adam, Gina and Bryan play an Extreme Weather themed round of the Rotten Tomatoes Game, and enjoy the next round of Banks Bracket Madness. They also respond to news stories about Roseanne, anti-vaxxers, and Cam Newton.PLEASE SUPPORT TODAY’S SPONSORS!BuyRacon.com enter ADAM20Stamps.com enter ADAMTruecar.comButcherbox.com enter ADAMBrother Inkvest ...…
 
If you've got a Centrelink Robodebt, it might stop you travelling overseas.
 
Donald Trump's triumphant take on the Mueller Report. His Attorney General's summary finds no conspiracy linking Russia and the Trump campaign. But does it really represent a “complete and total exoneration”? And warning signs for The Nationals - Will more bush electorates turn away at the federal election?…
 
The long-awaited Mueller report into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 US election is now with the US Attorney General. He says, in a summary it finds the Trump election campaign did not conspire with Russia to influence the election.
 
President Trump says he's been exonerated, after the publication of the US Attorney-General's four-page letter on the still secret Mueller report. But attorney and Professor at the University of New Hampshire Seth Abramson says absolutely not.
 
The National Party are licking their wounds after suffering swings of more than 20 per cent in two key regional seats. The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party has moved in on their turf. Locals say there's just one word on voter's lips: water.
 
So how worried are federal Nationals about the New South Wales result and will the strong outcome for the Shooters translate into federal politics? The Nationals member with the most to lose says he's concerned, but the Shooters face an uphill battle having to mount a federal campaign so soon after putting maximum effort into New South Wales.…
 
After long delays, Thais got to vote in a national election during the weekend and a pro-military party is leading the popular vote. That's disappointed those who hoped this moment would loosen the military's five-year grip on power.
 
Leadership coup talk in London has forced Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May to spend her Sunday afternoon in crisis talks. Meanwhile, vast crowds flooded the streets of London on Saturday calling for a second Brexit referendum. For his insights The Economist's Jeremy Cliffe joins PM.
 
A deep dive into the life of Brynden Rivers beginning from the point at which he took the Black. Was he a ranger? What did he and Maester Aemon talk about? Who is Coldhands? and more!
 
When Waltham Holy Cross primary school was given a failing report it was immediately under threat of a private takeover in the government’s academisation drive. But parents have fought back – and may yet prevail. The Guardian’s Aditya Chakrabortty explains how. Plus: Mark Rice-Oxley on why we should embrace the four-day working week. Help suppo ...…
 
The Republican establishment on Sunday felt a sense of vindication following the release of a Justice Department summary on the Mueller report. NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss reactions from both sides of the political aisle.
 
A nearly two-year investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election “does not exonerate” President Trump, Attorney General William Barr said in a summary of the Mueller report on Sunday, as Democrats consider whether there is enough evidence to impeach the president. NewsHour politics correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sre ...…
 
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Trump conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a summary released by the Justice Department on Sunday. Bob Bauer, a professor at NYU's School of Law and former White House counsel to President Obama, joins Hari Sreenivasan to dis ...…
 
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin. Simon Ostrovsky has the story with sup ...…
 
Labor promises to end the Medicare rebate freeze; UK PM Theresa May hangs on by a thread over Brexit, with her party in open war; and Donald Trump claims victory as the Mueller investigation report finds no evidence of intentional collusion.
 
US Attorney-General William Barr has studies the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Kremlin meddling in the 2016 US election and allegations of collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia – allegations which have cast a shadow over the Trump presidency and threatened its legitimacy. The report finds no evidence of ...…
 
As Tropical Cyclone Veronica lashes Western Australia's north-west, residents are hoping they'll wake to find their homes and businesses intact. Authorities warn the storm system's size and slow speed mean Veronica's destructive winds will last much longer than those of a normal cyclone.
 
Tropical Cyclone Veronica has passed over Port Hedland and is lingering offshore, but a red alert remains in place as rain and destructive winds continue to batter the region. Authorities will assess the damage to the town once that alert is lifted.
 
In Britain, infighting over Brexit within the Conservative Party has reached fever pitch, with furious Cabinet ministers reportedly urging Prime Minister Theresa May to resign. For now, her few remaining allies are adamant she won't be quitting.
 
Former NSW Government minister Pru Goward speaks with AM on the Liberals' weekend victory and Premier Gladys Berejiklian's history-making election.
 
The "Mediscare" campaign was front-and-centre of the 2016 federal election campaign and Labor is again trying to make Medicare an issue at the coming poll, promising to scrap the remaining rebate freeze by July if it wins the election.
 
Environmental finance group Market Forces has outed 22 listed resource companies for ramping up fossil fuel investments in the hope that the Paris Climate agreement will fail. Companies accused of ignoring investor warnings include New Hope, Whitehaven and Washington H. Soul Pattinson.
 
With the majority of Australia's Aboriginal population living in cities, suburban doctors' clinics are part of the front-line effort to close the gap in health inequalities. But a new study into a program designed to make GP clinics more culturally sensitive has found little improvement after 12 months.…
 
Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was yet to be fully developed by late Friday afternoon. Live sales in the Southern Plains were reported $1 higher at $128/cwt., on light to moderate demand and trade. Though too few to trend, there were some early dressed sales reported in the Western Corn Belt at $208, which was $2-$5 more than the previous wee ...…
 
The Coalition has hung onto power in NSW, with Gladys Berejiklian's government on track to be comfortably returned.But dig down and the result is more complicated than it appears, with the Nationals in trouble in the regions and Labor at risk in some Sydney seats.There are several lessons for federal politicians preparing for the next election ...…
 
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election is in the hands of the attorney general who says he’ll release his “preliminary conclusions” this weekend. How much of the full report becomes public is already the subject of debate. NYU law professor Ryan Goodman joins Hari Sreenivasan t ...…
 
After the NSW election a special edition of AM this Sunday. Gladys Berejiklian has become the first woman to be elected Premier of New South Wales; The final Mueller report may not have been made public but the political furore surrounding it is reaching a fevered pitch; And with Brexit looming and chaos engulfing Westminster, up to a million p ...…
 
Novelist Don Winslow has spent 20 years chronicling the war on drug cartels south of the U.S. border that have triggered unspeakable violence and caravans of asylum-seekers searching for safety in the U.S. His new novel “The Border" is the concluding work of a trilogy that was born out of a single news story in the late-1990s. NewsHour Weekend ...…
 
Gladys Berejiklian has become the first woman to be elected Premier of New South Wales taking the Coalition into its third term in Government in the state.
 
Gladys Berejiklian has become the first woman to be elected Premier of New South Wales taking the Coalition into its third term in Government in the state.
 
Counting will continue to determine the final composition of the New South Wales Parliament, with a strong possibility that Gladys Berejiklian will be leading a minority Government relying on the support of crossbenchers.
 
The former Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock is the President of the NSW Party division. He says Mr Daley's comments about foreigners moving in and taking jobs did enormous damage to the Labor Party in some seats. Mr Ruddock spoke with AM last night at the Liberal Party function.
 
The spotlight will shift to the federal election now, which could be called in two weeks time. Many federal MPs were closely watching last night's count to see if voters harboured any lingering angry over the ousting of Malcolm Turnbull from the leadership. John Anderson joins AM and is a former federal National party leader and Deputy Prime Mi ...…
 
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