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The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.

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The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.

    Flood rescues: give the community the right training

    Flood rescues: give the community the right training

    Heroes among us: After ordinary people performed valiant rescues during this year's east coast floods, an inquiry says they should be properly trained for next time. Will that work? 

    The government is trying to design a system which will help businesses bring down their emissions, without damaging economic growth. 

    And single parents are calling for an overhaul of the tax system to force recalcitrant former partners to pay the child support they owe.

    • 25 min
    Scott Morrison resists calls to resign from parliament

    Scott Morrison resists calls to resign from parliament

    The scandal around Scott Morrison multiple portfolios continues. Labor says his former colleagues should stop downplaying the gravity of his secret self-appointments.

    • 30 min
    Scott Morrison held five extra portfolios

    Scott Morrison held five extra portfolios

    The former Prime Minister Scott Morrison defends his decision to be secretly sworn in to ministerial portfolios, saying the COVID-19 pandemic called for extraordinary measures. The current prime minister says it's the secrecy that troubles him.

    Pressure is mounting on governments around Australia to prevent young children being put in jail, arrested or even strip-searched. A group of legal groups and child advocates are pushing for the minimum age of criminal responsibility to be raised from 10 to 14 in every state and territory. 

    For decades Tasmanian Aboriginal people have fought for a statue of divisive former state premier William Crowther to be removed from a public square. Now they've had a win.

    • 30 min
    Govt seeks legal advice over reports former PM had extra ministerial portfolios

    Govt seeks legal advice over reports former PM had extra ministerial portfolios

    The prime minister Anthony Albanese is seeking legal advice after reports the previous prime minister Scott Morrison swore himself in to additional ministerial portfolios without telling his cabinet colleagues or the public;
    one year since the taliban seized control of Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans are waiting for a response on their applications for humanitarian resettlement in Australia; and GPs sound another warning that Australia's bulk billing system will crash without a major overhaul of Medicare funding.

    • 25 min
    'Sobering' report finds half of female NSW MPs sexually harassed

    'Sobering' report finds half of female NSW MPs sexually harassed

    Bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault: a new report paints a devastating picture of what it's like to work inside the NSW Parliament

    • 25 min
    Veteran families say interim report 'vindicates' call for inquiry

    Veteran families say interim report 'vindicates' call for inquiry

    The release of a scathing interim by the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicides prompts a vow for change, and a ministerial apology

    • 25 min

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