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ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.
 
When news breaks, when our world changes, when you need questions answered – or when you need an escape from the headlines – this is where you'll find special, in-depth reporting from ABC News Radio. From hour-long shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, to thoughtful discussions of politics, to celebrations of the arts. This is audio storytelling at its best, powered by ABC News.
 
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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion that existed in this country for almost 50 years. In this ABC News Radio special, we discuss what it means and what happens next – for the American public, and for the court itself. ABC’s Aaron Katersky hosts and speaks to legal experts, advocates on both sid…
 
This week, we celebrate a big moment for an Indigenous lawyer, we’ll learn just how much land needs to be protected on our planet, we meet a family who is very glad to be home, we’ll take a peek into a secret underwater world. Then, grab your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled, because we are going dinosaur hunting for our Wow of the Week.Quiz qu…
 
COVID infections are on the rise again, thanks to the latest sub-variant of Omicron. And if you think just because you've had COVID already you won't get it a second time, think again: even if you're vaccinated, your immunity only lasts a few months, and reinfection numbers are climbing. Today, epidemiologist Nancy Baxter on the health dangers asso…
 
It's always hard to tell what the Chinese government is planning, but what we do know is it's ordered a rapid expansion of the country's military, and it's testing it. That concerns no-one more than the people of Taiwan, who are increasingly worried Beijing could be preparing to invade the island. Today, the ABC's Taiwan-based East Asia corresponde…
 
A victory by trans athlete Lia Thomas at an American university swimming competition in March has sparked a furore that's now contributed to the sport's peak international body restricting transgender competitors. This week, FINA effectively banned transgender women from the highest levels of competition, just as the world championships were gettin…
 
He's been pursued by the United States government for more than a decade, and now Julian Assange is closer than ever to being extradited there on a string of charges including espionage. The 50-year-old WikiLeaks co-founder faces what amounts to life in prison if he's found guilty of publishing highly classified US defence documents. Today, interna…
 
Since Russia started its invasion of Ukraine, the west has been sending billions of dollars' worth of military hardware to give the country a fighting chance. The weapons are the key reason Ukrainians have held out for so long. Today, Hanna Homestead, an Associate at the Center for International Policy, on how much military might Ukraine has receiv…
 
On June 17th, 2021, Juneteenth became a U.S. federal holiday. It commemorates June 19th, 1865, when slaves in Texas were told of their freedom, two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. In this ABC News Special, hosted by Jamia Pugh, we celebrate Juneteenth, by exploring the meaning and history of the holiday. From Tul…
 
Queensland in the 1950s: god-fearing, morally upstanding, tough on crime.Beneath the surface, a murky world of gambling, drugs and brothels kept in check by three crooked cops known as The Rat Pack.For thirty years, they ran a complex system of bribery and extortion as they pocketed the profits. But this trio never dreamed how things would end. Tha…
 
This week, we find out why the tangy, salty smell of an Aussie breakfast spread is being protected, we meet a farmer who is doing his bit to help save two tiny species, learn how a team of art detectives are solving a painting mystery and hear about an island in Sydney Harbour that is being handed back to traditional owners. Then, we’ll be taking a…
 
You'd know by now we're in the middle of an energy crisis. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says policy failures of the former government have led to the lack of power across most of the east coast, which has seen control of the national market taken off the big power generators for the first time. Today, energy expert Matthew Warren, whose career h…
 
It's been an awful year for our personal finances, but at last around two million Australians are about to receive a bit more money in the bank. The Fair Work Commission has ordered a 5.2 per cent increase in the minimum wage but with the soaring cost of food, petrol and power is it really enough to help make ends meet? Featured:Gareth Hutchens, AB…
 
So far it's been a pretty cold winter, so the thought of having no power at home probably sends a shiver down your spine. But millions of us are being told to switch off our heating and conserve power, with others plunged into darkness from blackouts. But did you know it has nothing to do with a power shortage? Today, Australia if you're listening …
 
There are still fewer than a dozen cases, but monkeypox is in Australia, and it's spreading. It's highly unusual, because it's such a rare disease: our medical system has never had to deal with an outbreak before. At the same time, Europe, the UK and America are recording hundreds of new infections. Today, we speak to two US physicians about the tr…
 
Up until the 1980s, Queensland's police force was something else, led by crooked cops who thrived on bribery and extortion. It was a murky world of gambling, drugs and illegal brothels that started to come crashing down when a small group of sex workers put their lives on the line to expose the racket. Now, one of them has spoken out for the first …
 
This week, we’re going to go on a ride – on a very different school bus! We’ll meet a teenager who has made school sports carnivals more inclusive, have an under the sea party for World Oceans Day and hear about some super sports commentators. Then, I hope you’re not afraid of heights because our Wow of the Week is taking you up into the mountains.…
 
Can you imagine if an Australian prime minister broke strict COVID-19 lockdown rules, held more than a dozen parties at The Lodge, was fined by police for breaking the law, and still managed to keep the job? Well, in the UK, that's what Boris Johnson has pulled off, at least for now. But how? Today, the chief political commentator at The Independen…
 
If you want to avoid the big spike in energy bills, generating your own power looks like a pretty good start. On the back of the energy crisis, demand for rooftop solar panels in Australia is soaring. But how easy are they to get, how expensive are they, and if we all rush out to get them at once, will the power grid cope? Today, the ABC's regional…
 
Americans have been faced with multiple mass shootings in such a short amount of time this year. In 2022 alone, there have been more than 240 shootings across the country. Families have been left with no time to grieve before another tragedy occurs, yet their mourning has turned into calls for change. In this ABC News Radio Special, anchored by Mic…
 
If you have a mortgage, it's a financially painful time, with interest rate hikes in consecutive months. The latest one caught just about everyone off guard, coming in higher than expected at half a percentage point - the biggest increase in more than 20 years. Today, the ABC's business editor, Ian Verrender, on why the Reserve Bank is hitting us s…
 
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