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Updated November 2019
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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 Morrison government has halted its robo-debt program, finally confronting issues with the troubled scheme. Separately, the government has affirmed its reliance on Chinese trade – irrespective of human rights concerns. Paul Bongiorno on the week in politics. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading: The Satu ...…
 
As Scott Morrison’s co-design process gets underway, ruling out the key aspirations of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, there are signs that a new political fight is about to begin. Rick Morton on what’s next for the Voice to Parliament. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. For more information on today’s episode, visit ...…
 
Since becoming prime minister, Scott Morrison has stamped himself on the cabinet process. There will be more PowerPoints, and less debate about issues he sees as being routine. Karen Middleton on the new processes and how they work. Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton. Background reading: Scott Morrison i ...…
 
A review of consent laws in New South Wales is recommending changes to how juries interpret sexual assaults and the onus that is placed on defendants. Bri Lee on the response from frontline organisations and the woman whose case triggered the inquiry. Guest: Author, advocate for consent reform and writer for The Saturday Paper Bri Lee. Backgrou ...…
 
Last week, a million hectares of eastern Australia was burnt in catastrophic bushfires. In the main, politicians refused to acknowledge the science that links these fires to climate change. Mike Seccombe on the political strategy behind these denials – and where it comes from. Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe. ...…
 
As fires burn through NSW and Queensland, a fundamental shift can be detected in Canberra: the politics of climate change have altered. It is no longer viable to do nothing. Paul Bongiorno on how the Coalition is dealing with this new reality. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading: The Saturday Paper The Mon ...…
 
We don’t know what exactly happened or what ASIO was investigating; those details are secret. What we do know is that early last year the spy agency broke the law while conducting an operation. Karen Middleton on the complex legislation that guides ASIO officers, and the risks it poses for compliance. Guest: Chief political correspondent for Th ...…
 
New work from the Productivity Commission shows the federal government spends twice as much on income support for people affected by mental illness as it does on treatment. Rick Morton on the human realities of living in poverty while being mentally unwell. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Mental he ...…
 
Recently, Scott Morrison described his plans for a ban on environmental groups lobbying businesses. The speech he gave has been called a defining moment in his prime ministership. Mike Seccombe on why this is important and what it says about Morrison’s “ordinary bloke” mask. Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe. Ba ...…
 
Lech Blaine grew up in country Queensland. After the 2019 federal election, he spent several weeks driving around the state, trying to understand what makes it different. He found people with a strong desire to be treated with respect amid a picture more contradictory than it seems. Guest: Writer for The Monthly Lech Blaine. Background reading: ...…
 
As Labor responds to an internal review of its election defeat, some in the party feel they have already lost the next election. While the party struggles with uncertainty, the Coalition struggles with the task of governing. Paul Bongiorno on the difficulties of winning and losing. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Backgro ...…
 
There is a widening gap in Australia between the life expectancy of the rich and the poor. On some figures it is as much as 10 years. Mike Seccombe on the death toll of inequality. Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe. Background reading: The fatal cost of Australia’s rising inequality in The Saturday Paper. The Sa ...…
 
Ross Garnaut wrote the blueprint for Australia’s response to climate change. As the politics fell apart, he became interested in the economic opportunities of a zero-carbon future. He says Australia has more to gain than any other developed country. Guest: Economist and author of Superpower Ross Garnaut. Background reading: Superpower by Ross G ...…
 
Anthony Albanese was shaped by the circumstances of his childhood: a single mother, a council house, a love of the Labor Party. The question now is if his working-class background can help the ALP reconnect to its working-class base. James Button on making sense of the leader of the Opposition. Guest: Journalist and former speechwriter James Bu ...…
 
The Morrison government is committed to a budget surplus above all else. But as Paul Keating points out, this commitment can be a kind of sickness. Paul Bongiorno on what happens when politics refuses to acknowledge circumstances. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading: The Coalition's surplus focus in The Sa ...…
 
After the Morrison government announced another inquiry into the family courts, to be co-chaired by Pauline Hanson, advocates in the sector expressed concern it was a distraction. One of them was Rosie Batty. Guest: Anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty. Background reading: Family law needs reform, not inquiry in The Saturday Paper. The ...…
 
As the number of police strip-searches rises in New South Wales, a law enforcement commission considers whether many of them are actually legal. Fiona McGregor on police powers and the trauma of being searched. Guest: Author and performance artist Fiona McGregor. Background reading: The strip-search state in The Monthly. The Saturday Paper The ...…
 
How the American anti-climate-science lobby hijacked local councils in Australia, changing sea-level benchmarks as it went. Guest: Writer for The Monthly and The Saturday Paper Bronwyn Adcock. Background reading: Rising tide in The Monthly. The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s episode, visit 7ampodcast.com.au.…
 
A decision to hand planning about sea-level rise to local council has opened up a war around science, property values and influence. Bronwyn Adcock on how the future of the Australian coastline will be shaped by disagreement over climate change. This is part one of a two-part episode. Guest: Writer for The Monthly and The Saturday Paper Bronwyn ...…
 
As the Liberal Party celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Nationals are brawling with each other about drought. At the same time, concern grows over press freedom. Paul Bongiorno on the party to which you were never invited. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading: The shadowy corridors of power in The Saturda ...…
 
Australia is almost alone in the world in its willingness to lock up primary-school-age children for criminal offences. But the “tough on crime” rhetoric that pervades politics means there is little will to change this. Mike Seccombe on the push to lift the age of criminal responsibility. Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mik ...…
 
As Labor waits for a review of its election loss, and another into the operations of its NSW branch, Anthony Albanese is wrestling with divisions inside the party. Karen Middleton on the crisis they face out of office. Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton. Background reading: Albanese juggles Labor frictio ...…
 
An error at the Department of Human Services caused the original robo-debt algorithm to restart, issuing thousands of unchecked debt notices. Royce Kurmelovs on how the program operates and why the government persists with it - in spite of its flaws. Guest: Freelance journalist and author Royce Kurmelovs. Background reading: Robo-debt restart a ...…
 
The boom in international education has seen students become commodities. It has also changed the way universities operate - chasing rankings and casualising teaching staffs. Margaret Simons on what would happen if the bubble burst. Guest: Journalist and academic Margaret Simons. Background reading: China dependence by Australian Foreign Affair ...…
 
As Scott Morrison attempts to control the message on how his government is handling the drought, there is bad news for his claims to strong economic management. Paul Bongiorno on slow growth and big dries. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading: The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on today’s e ...…
 
New legislation will restrict the way Australians use cash. But there are concerns the laws could jail people for using legal tender. Karen Middleton on the future of money. Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton. Background reading: Crackdown on large cash transactions in The Saturday Paper The Saturday Pap ...…
 
From anti-protest legislation to funding cuts, this government has waged war on dissent. In recent weeks, its rhetoric has intensified. Mike Seccombe on the erosion of democratic freedoms under the Coalition. Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe. Background reading: The decline of political freedoms in Australia in ...…
 
The NDIS was meant to provide better care to people living with disabilities. But a stalemate over funding responsibilities has forced 500 families to forfeit their children into state care. Rick Morton on the unintended consequences of a flawed system. Guest: Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Exclusive: 50 ...…
 
Australia’s relationship with international investment, especially from China, has been remade in the past six years. What was once a question of business has become one of national security. David Uren on how ASIO helped transform the Foreign Investment Review Board. Guest: Journalist and author David Uren. Background reading: Our Sphere of In ...…
 
The Liberal Party is sliding further on climate change, claiming it will meet targets but without policy to do so. At the same time, the Labor Party is fighting an internal push to abandon its climate platform. Paul Bongiorno on the politics of doing less. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background reading: The Saturday ...…
 
Each year, The Monthly assembles a panel of critics and artists to nominate 10 standout pieces of Australian culture from the past 12 months. These works are named as the winners of The Monthly Awards. We spoke to the magazine’s editor, Nick Feik, and critic Alison Croggon, who was one of the judges. Guest: Editor of The Monthly Nick Feik and c ...…
 
The latest IPCC report says current farming practices are unsustainable. But there are solutions, if farmers want to change. Matthew Evans on how the way we grow food could change the world. Guest: Farmer, chef and former restaurant critic Matthew Evans. Background reading: The need for sustainable farming in The Saturday Paper The Monthly The ...…
 
The aged-care sector is on the brink of collapse. The major providers have been propped up by a government bailout, but without reform they cannot keep operating. Rick Morton on how a string of nursing homes became too big to fail. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Exclusive: Aged-care sector at risk ...…
 
Scott Morrison shares a rhetorical lineage with Robert Menzies and a suburban one with John Howard. Like Menzies, he has no clear policy agenda. But, as Judith Brett points out - what worked in the post-war boom might not work now. Guest: Author and emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University Judith Brett. Background reading: John How ...…
 
As Scott Morrison tried to shift Australia’s focus to the drought, and the cash rate fell below 1 per cent, Donald Trump’s paranoia followed the prime minister home. Paul Bongiorno on the week Alexander Downer became a Clinton spy and the phone call that might haunt The Lodge. Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno. Background r ...…
 
Penny Wong is the intellectual leader of the Labor Party. Her politics is shaped by her experiences of difference and her belief in compassion. Her biographer, Margaret Simons, on what drives the most guarded woman in politics. Guest: Associate professor of journalism at Monash University and author of Penny Wong: Passion and Principle Margaret ...…
 
The Murray–Darling Basin is being ruined by cronyism and incompetence. Entire towns are running out of water. But a new crop is exploiting the system even further: almonds. Mike Seccombe on how a tree nut boom is drinking the river dry. Guest: The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent, Mike Seccombe. Background reading: NSW farmers’ class act ...…
 
The judge who sentenced Jaymes Todd for the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon was asked to consider mitigating factors that included Todd’s age, his autism diagnosis and his early guilty plea. Sarah Krasnostein on the legal argument that preceded that decision. A warning: this episode contains discussion of sexual assault and pornography. Guest ...…
 
One of the terrible facts about the day Jaymes Todd killed Eurydice Dixon is that for him it was almost all very ordinary. Sarah Krasnostein on a crime that made the country pause and ask how these things can happen. A warning, this episode contains a detailed description of sexual assault and pornography. Guest: Writer and sentencing law exper ...…
 
When former Anglican dean Graeme Lawrence was found guilty of child sexual abuse, his victim, Ben Giggins, made the unusual decision to request that the court name him publicly. Anne Manne on the case that convicted a key figure in the Newcastle clergy. A warning, this episode contains detailed descriptions of sexual assault. Guest: Writer and ...…
 
As a royal commission into disability care begins, it emerges that key emails relating to the NDIS are held on a private bank server and cannot be accessed. Rick Morton on governance, transparency and a failing system. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: Exclusive: Key NDIS emails held on private bank ...…
 
The death of Graham Freudenberg comes at a time when politics has all but abandoned speech making. Don Watson on how the loss of big narratives denies us the possibility of bold policy. Guest: Author and speechwriter Don Watson. Background reading: Graham Freudenberg’s time in The Monthly The Saturday Paper The Monthly For more information on t ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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: ...…
 
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: ...…
 
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 Sat ...…
 
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 Mor ...…
 
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 partie ...…
 
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 Sat ...…
 
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 Ann ...…
 
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