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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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    • 4.6, 1.5K Ratings

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.

    The Saturday Quiz: Zoë Coombs Marr and Kate Jinx

    The Saturday Quiz: Zoë Coombs Marr and Kate Jinx

    Comedian Zoë Coombs Marr and programmer for the Melbourne International Film Festival Kate Jinx work their way through The Saturday Quiz. Bonus points for an ice-cream-based Lenny Bruce story.


    Guests: Comedian Zoë Coombs Marr and MIFF programmer Kate Jinx


    In the paper: Zoë Coombs Marr and her stand-in stand-up Dave
     
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    • 20 min
    Scott Morrison, a man of inaction?

    Scott Morrison, a man of inaction?

    At the beginning of the pandemic Prime Minister Scott Morrison was keen to project himself as a unifying leader, coordinating the nation’s response. But as the crisis has stretched on he’s adopted a much more reserved approach – on internal border disputes and aged care. Today, Paul Bongiorno on Morrison’s strategy of inaction and if it will work.


    Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno.
     
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    • 16 min
    Supercharging the generational wealth gap

    Supercharging the generational wealth gap

    One of the federal government’s most controversial decisions during the coronavirus pandemic has been allowing workers to access their superannuation accounts. The policy risks dramatically increasing Australia’s generational wealth gap, as young workers drain their retirement savings. Today, Mike Seccombe on how the government is reshaping the fundamental purpose of superannuation. 
     
    Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe.


    Background reading:
    Super funds transformed by Liberal ideology in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 13 min
    Anatomy of a state of disaster

    Anatomy of a state of disaster

    Ten days ago, Melbourne entered the strictest shutdown the country has seen so far, and one of the harshest lockdowns currently taking place in the world. Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on the extraordinary powers a state of disaster bestows on the government, and how we got here.
     
    Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton.


    Background reading:
    What led to Victoria’s extraordinary shutdown in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 15 min
    The young Australians suing for climate action

    The young Australians suing for climate action

    Two Australians have launched court cases in an attempt to radically overhaul the way our government and big corporations are responding to climate change. Today, lawyer Kieran Pender on the story of climate litigation in Australia and what’s at stake.
     
    Guest: Lawyer and writer for The Saturday Paper Kieran Pender.


    Background reading:
    Suing for climate change in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 14 min
    “I am always going to be an ex-prisoner.”

    “I am always going to be an ex-prisoner.”

    As calls for police reform and prison abolition grow across the world, a new campaign in Australia led by formerly incarcerated women is seeking to combat the stigma of criminalisation. Today, Tabitha Lean, one of the organisers of that campaign, on life after prison. 
     
    Guest: Tabitha Lean, a formerly incarcerated Gunditjmara woman.


    Background reading:
    Speaking out for criminalised women in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

yetanotherxoomerdg ,

Canberra is not the Federal Government Gaa!

Generally a big fan, but I must take issue with Paul’s statement today that “a group of ACT residents [ie people from Canberra] were stuck at the border while NSW and ACT governments [the ACT government which sits in ... Canberra] tried to sort it out- with no help from Canberra”. Apparently Scott Morrison is still Canberra’s fault- even when we are the victims of his inaction?

6392633 ,

weekly quiz

loving the new quiz episodes

jbp000 ,

Great Production, but not Independent!

As a podcast that quite obviously models itself off the New York Times’ The Daily, 7am is potentially the perfect addition to Australia’s news landscape, where it has been very difficult to find an outlet that is prepared to discuss the issues. Unfortunately, this is independent or balanced, as it tells it’s listeners. It is frequented in comment by left-leaning journalists, with minimal attempt to discuss the counter argument. I would encourage the program to purposely look to discuss the other side, invest in journalist with differing political persuasions, if this is to remain a credible, “independent” news source. Otherwise, just highlight your potential bias (like The Daily does frequently) and we’ll all be happy.

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