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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 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
    Making sense of the Bondi Junction attack

    Making sense of the Bondi Junction attack

    How did the attacker at a busy Westfield shopping centre select his victims? 

    Police are searching for answers after the Saturday afternoon rampage at Bondi Junction in Sydney’s east. 

    A 40-year-old Queensland man, armed with a knife, made his way through the centre stabbing innocent shoppers, killing six people. 

    Today, criminologist Xanthe Mallett reflects on the acts of heroism we saw and what may have driven the killer.

    Featured: 

    Dr Xanthe Mallett, criminologist and associate professor at the University of Newcastle

    • 13 min
    Zan Rowe on what’s killing music festivals

    Zan Rowe on what’s killing music festivals

    The appeal of music festivals seems to be dying away with a string of cancellations this year. 

    Is it all about rising costs and fears of bad weather? Or is there more to it?

    Today, Double Js National Music Correspondent Zan Rowe on whether the big music festival can be saved. 

    Featured: 

    Zan Rowe, Double J National Music Correspondent and host of Take 5 and Bang On podcasts

    • 14 min
    Was Israel’s strike a ‘tragedy’ or a war crime?

    Was Israel’s strike a ‘tragedy’ or a war crime?

    Australian Zomi Frankcom and six others died when their convoy of aid vehicles was struck by Israeli missiles in Gaza. 

    Israel says it was a mistake and a tragedy. But is its explanation good enough?

    Today, host of ABC’s 7.30 program, Sarah Ferguson, on what we learnt from her interview with an Israeli military spokesman and whether what unfolded was a war crime.

    Featured: 

    Sarah Ferguson, presenter of ABC 7.30

    • 14 min
    Sex, drugs and Lehrmann’s paid interview

    Sex, drugs and Lehrmann’s paid interview

    Drugs, sex and lavish dinners out. 

    It’s not new that news organisations sometimes pay for interviews, but the allegations about what Channel 7’s Spotlight program gave to Bruce Lehrmann for a sit-down interview are surprising. 

    Today, Media Watch presenter Paul Barry unpacks what’s unfolded in court and discusses whether the public can trust the press when the chequebook is out. 

    Featured: 

    Paul Barry, Media Watch presenter

    • 13 min
    Will we really run out of gas next winter?

    Will we really run out of gas next winter?

    We’re meant to be transitioning to a greener future and getting rid of gas for good.

    But now we’re talking about drilling for more of it, or importing supplies, because soon we might not have enough to keep the lights and heaters on. 

    How can that be when Australia is one of the world’s biggest gas exporters?

    Today, energy reporter Dan Mercer explains how we’ve ended up here. 

    Featured: 

    Daniel Mercer, ABC energy reporter

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

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

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Royal Photo Scandal

I found the episode on the royal photo scandal to be very one sided and lacking in nuance.

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