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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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    • 4.6 • 1.8K Ratings

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 pricing trap doubling some power bills

    The pricing trap doubling some power bills

    Imagine opening your next electricity bill and it’s double what it usually is.  

    More Australians are finding themselves in a position where their power bills are rising, not because they’ve changed how much electricity they use, but because they’ve been unwittingly switched to a time of use tariff. 

    It means they pay more if they use power at peak times. 

    Today, energy reporter Dan Mercer explains the tariffs and how they’re leading to a greater energy divide. 

    Featured: 

    Dan Mercer, ABC energy reporter

    • 14 min
    Donald Trump and the politics of abortion

    Donald Trump and the politics of abortion

    He’s on trial for falsifying business records to cover up a sex scandal, but Donald Trump’s woes haven’t harmed him in the polls yet.

    Instead, it’s abortion that’s become one of his most problematic issues as the former president works to get back to the White House. 

    Some voters are turned off by his pro-life record and so he’s been trying to massage his message. But will it win him votes?

    Featured: 

    Prudence Flowers, senior lecturer in US history at Flinders University 

    • 14 min
    How a uni student got blamed for Bondi

    How a uni student got blamed for Bondi

    As the events unfolded at Bondi Junction last Saturday afternoon, an unsuspecting university student was falsely accused on social media of being the killer. 

    It spread on the X platform and by the morning Channel 7 was also wrongly telling its large audience that Benjamin Cohen was to blame.

    How did the lie take off, who was originally behind it and how can we hold social media giants to account for misinformed and dangerous content?

    Featured: 

    Cam Wilson, Crikey associate editor

    • 14 min
    Mental health and the Bondi killer

    Mental health and the Bondi killer

    It’s hard to understand how a man could walk into a shopping centre on a Saturday afternoon and start stabbing people. 

    It’s left so many people demanding answers. 

    Today, we look at the offender Joel Cauchi’s mental health history and ask whether anything could have been done to stop the attack and save lives.   

    Featured: 

    Professor Kimberlie Dean, Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW

    • 14 min
    ‘Terrorism’ at a Sydney church

    ‘Terrorism’ at a Sydney church

    It’s been an unsettling few days with two major knife crimes in Sydney. 

    The Bondi Junction attack left six dead and just days later there was an alleged act of terrorism at a church in the city’s west. 

    The circumstances are very different, but leaders are calling for calm and for the community to come together. 

    Today, extremism expert Josh Roose on what we know about the latest attack and the threat of terrorism. 

    Correction: This episode included a misleading quote of NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb discussing the Bondi attacker, when we were discussing the alleged church offender. We have removed this audio. 

    Featured: 

    Josh Roose, associate professor of politics at Deakin University

    • 14 min
    The rape ruling against Bruce Lehrmann

    The rape ruling against Bruce Lehrmann

    A defamation case brought by Bruce Lehrmann has ended with a dramatic finding against the former Liberal party staffer. 

    Justice Michael Lee is satisfied that on the balance of probabilities Mr Lehrmann did rape Brittany Higgins inside Parliament House in Canberra in March 2019. 

    Court reporter Patrick Bell steps through the judgement that was watched on a live stream by tens of thousands of people. 

    Featured: 

    Patrick Bell, ABC court reporter

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

philacus ,

welcomed

Great podcast one in a sea of American flavour. Good to hear from Australian point of view on world politics, and foreign affairs

JefeAhmbo ,

Highlights reel

It’s now been a few years, this podcast has had its time to settle in and find its feet, so I’m confident in saying it’s a terrible replacement for the signal. It’s a highlight reel of Four Corners and various trimmings of current affairs, in a bite size format that doesn’t get to the heart of any issue, but skirts around them with inflammatory sound bites. Seems the attempt was to shorten episodes to maximise plays, and it’s achieved a Murdoch-style pump n play. Sam’s overly colonial radio voice, reminiscent of rural matriarch, undercuts the sincerity intended by indigenous regional names. “From the laaaaands of the Guardy-Gool peoples”

DaveFromOz_777 ,

No news

I want news not a discussion on a topic of the day.

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