AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
Billions for infrastructure, aged care in budget
The federal government insists tomorrow's budget will not be a spend-a-thon, but billions will be spent on aged care and infrastructure;
SAT 08 MAY - Can we keep covid out forever?
Australia’s hard border restrictions have kept COVID-19 at bay. But with the global pandemic still raging, and our vaccine rollout inching along, how long will we have to live with them? And if the virus is here to stay, will we have to get used to some cases in the community?
Stranded Australians in India to be brought home
Repatriation flights to resume with the federal government expected to detail how Australians stranded in India will be brought home after the travel ban lifts;
Political backlash to India travel ban
Indian Australian community leaders are warning of a potential backlash at the ballot box because of the federal government's India travel ban;
New South Wales on a mission to trace its mystery COVID case; And Facebook ordered to rethink Donald Trump's ban.
Federal Government defends India travel ban
As lawyers prepare to launch a legal challenge to the controversial India travel ban, the Assistant Multicultural Affairs Minister says he believes most Australians are on the Federal Government's side
Aussie cricketers in India face COVID scare
Amid the chaos of COVID ravaged India, some Australian cricket stars are now in isolation after two team-mates tested positive;
Slow to publish
I find this podcast is slower to publish after broadcast than many other ABC radio programmes, including The World Today and PM.
I’m a regular listener to AM, a mostly trusted source with a good host in Sabra. But on occasions the reportage is infuriatingly blind to the bigger picture. Prompted to write today to respond to the wail about cuts to the abc (described as “vandalism “)and loss of abc jobs - all extremely tragic- but the insensitivity to the massive cuts the abc has just announced to its own COMMISSIONED PRODUCTION thereby impacting on the film and tv production sector. Today AM wasted the opportunity to discuss the likely impact of the ABC’s own decision to cut the external production sector with Arts minister Paul Fletcher on the program to discuss the government’s long awaited support to this same external production sector.
Essential morning listen
Always loved this show but since the switch to individual stories I frequently found myself skipping the “dull” ones, and sometimes, the entire program. Much prefer the whole program format. Welcome back to my morning AM!