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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.

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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.

    The mysterious deaths of two Saudi sisters

    The mysterious deaths of two Saudi sisters

    When two sisters from Saudi Arabia were found dead and naked in their beds in a Sydney apartment earlier this year, it shocked Australians and puzzled police.

    It has raised questions about who the young women were and why they fled their homeland. 

    Today, Background briefing reporter Rachael Brown on her chilling investigation into their mysterious deaths and why other Saudi women in Australia are living in fear. 

    Featured: Rachael Brown, Background Briefing reporter

    • 12 min
    David Speers on jobs for mates and 'grey' corruption

    David Speers on jobs for mates and 'grey' corruption

    There's a flourishing 'jobs for mates' culture in Australia, so it's hardly surprising when former politicians are appointed to lucrative overseas posts. 

    But do we really have to accept it? 

    In New South Wales a former deputy premier was forced to relinquish a plum United States post after a public outcry and now he's at the centre of an explosive inquiry. 

    Today, Insiders host David Speers on integrity in politics and why voters are demanding more of it. 

    Featured: David Speers, host of Insiders 

    • 12 min
    Why the big banks are betting on a recession

    Why the big banks are betting on a recession

    The reserve bank has spent most of the year furiously increasing interest rates but now the big banks are betting they'll start falling again soon. 

    It's not due to an improving economic outlook. It's because the rapid rate hikes globally could land us in recession. 

    Today, ABC business editor Ian Verrender on the 'miserable' state of the economy and why the credibility of the RBA is on the line. 

    Featured:

    Ian Verrender, ABC business editor 

    • 10 min
    'Haunting' memories of the disease on our doorstep

    'Haunting' memories of the disease on our doorstep

    You would have heard by now Australia has stepped up its border security because of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in Indonesia.

    So what would happen if the disease arrived here?

    Today we speak to a farmer who lived through a devastating outbreak in England in the early 2000s and the life-changing experiences of an Australian vet who went to help. 

    Featured:

    Robert Craig, dairy farmer, Cumbria UK
    Bill Sykes, cattle farmer and veterinarian

    • 11 min
    China, Russia and the race for new hypersonic missiles

    China, Russia and the race for new hypersonic missiles

    Last year, China tested a hypersonic missile that circumnavigated the globe before hitting its target.

    It surprised the world, and it was a sign of just how advanced its military has become. 

    So amid calls for the US and its allies including Australia to develop better missile capabilities in response, how big is the threat? 

    Today, aerospace engineer and former NASA employee, Professor Iain Boyd, on the hypersonic arms race Beijing seems to be winning.  

    Featured: 

    Dr Iain Boyd, professor of aerospace engineering sciences, University of Colorado Boulder 

    • 12 min
    A referendum, a 'colonising' Queen, and the hope for a Voice

    A referendum, a 'colonising' Queen, and the hope for a Voice

    History shows us changing the constitution can be an unpredictable process, but Anthony Albanese has made it clear that's one of his main aims during his first term as leader. 

    He's pushing ahead with a referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament, which would enshrine in the constitution a body to advise on matters relating to Australia's first peoples, and already there's resistance. 

    Today, ABC Radio National Breakfast host Patricia Karvelas on what could be a difficult path ahead.

    Featured: 

    Patricia Karvelas, host, ABC Radio National Breakfast

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

SimonAlfref ,

Brilliant

Incisive, topical, well researched and delivered. Many thanks ABC.

bass boy six ,

Long time listener, first time caller ....

This podcast has been a staple of mine for a few years now but I have to say with the new year / new host / new name, the pearl clutching has racheted up to 11. Just finished the episode where Scotty was criticised for saying he trusted the government less than he trusted God. Hardly revolutionary. We Aussies have almost made not trusting the government an Olympic sport. To quote Yahoo Serious at the end of Young Einstein "If you can't trust the governments of the world who CAN you trust?" Back then it was comedy, now apparently we have to literally believe it.... will continue to listen though as it can still be very informative even with the increased wokery. Any chance of bringing back Ange?

simply marvellous ,

Brilliant

Sam & team are brilliant, this podcast has become a daily MUST. Great work, thanks!

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