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The Front brings the unrivalled journalism of Australia’s national broadsheet to audio, featuring each day’s essential page one stories, journalists’ candid take on the issues that matter and behind-the-scenes insight from our newsrooms. 

To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more from the newsroom at The Australian link here or search for The Australian in your app store.

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    • 4.0 • 173 Ratings

The Front brings the unrivalled journalism of Australia’s national broadsheet to audio, featuring each day’s essential page one stories, journalists’ candid take on the issues that matter and behind-the-scenes insight from our newsrooms. 

To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more from the newsroom at The Australian link here or search for The Australian in your app store.

    Can Australia really defend itself?

    Can Australia really defend itself?

    We can’t hire foreigners to build nuclear subs and don’t have a local workforce either – so is AUKUS doomed? 

    Find out more about The Front podcast here. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website or on The Australian’s app.

    This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Josh Burton. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak.
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    • 16 min
    Former DPP doubles down on Bronwyn Winfield

    Former DPP doubles down on Bronwyn Winfield

    Nicholas Cowdery told Bronwyn Winfield’s family there was “no evidence” her husband killed her – and he’s sticking by it.

    Find out more about The Front podcast here. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website or on The Australian’s app.

    This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Original music is composed by Jasper Leak.

     
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    • 16 min
    The billionaire vs the silk

    The billionaire vs the silk

    After 14 rollicking, scandal-riven years, Britain’s Conservatives want one more chance - but are Britons inspired by Keir Starmer’s Labour? 

    This episode of The Front was produced and presented by Claire Harvey and edited by Joshua Burton. 

    Find out more about The Front podcast here. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website or on The Australian’s app.

     
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    • 14 min
    Hedley Thomas’ new cold case podcast: Bronwyn

    Hedley Thomas’ new cold case podcast: Bronwyn

    Where is Bronwyn Winfield? The devoted mum has been missing since 1993 - and the man behind The Teacher’s Pet is on the case.  

    Find out more about The Front podcast here. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website or on The Australian’s app.

    This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Josh Burton. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Fatal turbulence at 37,000 feet

    Fatal turbulence at 37,000 feet

    Nervous flyer? Maybe you should be. We explain how turbulence killed one Singapore Airlines passenger and injured dozens more in a terrifying mid-air incident.

    Find out more about The Front podcast here. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website or on The Australian’s app.

    This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Original music is composed by Jasper Leak.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    The warrant for Netanyahu’s arrest

    The warrant for Netanyahu’s arrest

    A prosecutor at the UN’s criminal court seeks the arrest of senior leaders of Israel — a democracy — and Hamas, a terror group running a one-party state. 

    Find out more about The Front podcast here. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website or on The Australian’s app.

    This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Josh Burton. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

😊🥰🤷🏼‍♀️💋 ,

Lacking impartiality

I have quite enjoyed this program at times, however the impartiality of some of the journalists leaves me very disappointed.

Unbiased reporting of the University campus protests would be greatly appreciated. Yet another example of biased reporting by the Australian.

kirstyoz ,

Bias masquerading as independent reporting

I genuinely could not believe that a relatively well respected body like the Australian could produce this news show. I listened to a pro-Israel, anti-Hamas diatribe go on and on.

I waited to hear the usual commentary that comes from balanced news outlets - no one’s hands are clean in any conflict, especially this one - but nothing came. On and on about Hamas and their brutality with no mention at all of the Palestinian civilian devastation, not just since October but over decades of Israeli conduct which contributed to the emergence of Hamas in the first place.

Compounding it was a diatribe about the UN, with the sort of superficial commentary that reflects wilful disregard for the impossibly difficult nature of international diplomacy, and the sort of unilateral thinking that has served to undermine the work of the UN over decades, resulting in the very impotence the commentator now decries. These sort of commentators can never offer meaningful insight, alternative possibilities or solutions, just withering superficial criticism of the efforts of people actually trying to address increasing global instability.

This isn’t a review about the Gaza conflict and the atrocities therein - it’s a review about a purportedly respectable mainstream news outlet delivering one-sided tirades and packaging it as legitimate reportage. Core journalistic ethics include independence, fairness, integrity, and public trust. Increasingly people don’t trust news outlets because of exactly this - positioning yourself as an independent outlet but offering content with clear bias.

There are so many incredible journalists out there. It continues to be disappointing when major outlets act to discredit the whole profession.

caitlinjm ,

This podcast makes my skin crawl

This podcast is shameful. Today’s reporting on the UNs prosecutors finding that leader of of Israeli and Hamas are guilty of war crimes was actually just a 15 minutes of a guy trying to undermine the UN (plus lots of ads). 15mins of my life I’ll never get back.

I force myself to listen to the front from time to time, so I hear a range of media sources, but it makes my skin crawl.

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