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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.

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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.

    Enemy of the state

    Enemy of the state

    West Papuan separatists have been fighting for independence from Indonesia for decades. Now independence activists have been targeted by the Indonesian government for posting on social media. Today on 7am, Zach Szumer on the woman who fought back, and became an enemy of the state. 
     
    Guest: Writer for The Monthly Zach Szumer.


    Background reading: Enemy of the state in The Monthly
     
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    • 14 min
    Who is responsible for Australia’s war crimes?

    Who is responsible for Australia’s war crimes?

    Detailed accusations that Australian soldiers in Afghanistan committed war crimes have drawn widespread condemnation from around the world. But who is ultimately responsible for the actions of Australian armed forces? Today, Karen Middleton on the disturbing and shocking allegations involving Australia’s most elite military unit, and our collective shame. 


    Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton.
     
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    • 16 min
    The Saturday Quiz: Wesley Enoch and David McAllister

    The Saturday Quiz: Wesley Enoch and David McAllister

    The outgoing artistic directors of Sydney Festival and the Australian Ballet, Wesley Enoch and David McAllister, combine forces to battle against their impending irrelevance, by doing extremely well at the quiz. Whether it’s questions about WWII tanks or Greek mythology, these two pass with flying colours. They even ace the sports question. But like everyone else, they come undone with geography.


    Guests: Wesley Enoch and David McAllister


    In the paper: After the virus: Radical optimism for the arts in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 24 min
    The truth about Robodebt and political responsibility

    The truth about Robodebt and political responsibility

    The federal government has settled the largest class action in Australian history, over the unlawful robodebt program. Today, Paul Bongiorno on who was responsible and whether anyone in the government will be held accountable for this policy.
     
    Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno.
     
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    • 13 min
    Why is Australia deporting this man?

    Why is Australia deporting this man?

    Mojtaba is 29 years old. He’s lived in Australia for nearly a decade, but last year he was placed into immigration detention. Since then he hasn’t been able to see his wife and young son and may never again. Today, journalist Abdul Hekmat on how Mojtaba’s life has been shaped by Australia’s immigration policies, and the way our system continues to punish the most vulnerable. 
     
    Guest: Journalist and contributor to The Saturday Paper Abdul Hekmat.


    Background reading: Hazara asylum seeker faces exile from his son in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 16 min
    Here come the vaccines

    Here come the vaccines

    A huge, global effort to try and find a vaccine for coronavirus is showing growing signs of success. A number of possible candidates are moving into the final stages of testing, and some are even hitting production lines. Today, Rick Morton on when Australians might see a coronavirus vaccine.


    Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton.


    Background reading: Progress on Covid-19 vaccines in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 14 min

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