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.
TUE 19 JAN - Security tightens as US Presidential transition nears
There's now just under 48 hours left of the Trump presidency; With overseas travel unlikely to resume this year - what chance does our local tourism industry have for a recovery? And, cases and deaths in the UK continue to surge.
MON 18 Jan - Australian Open in COVID-19 turmoil
With dozens of Australian Open players and staff in two weeks hotel quarantine, what does it mean for this year's tournament? And with just 7 per cent of ICU beds left, and the highest infection rate per capita in the US, Arizona is in crisis. We hear from a local health expert about what's gone wrong for the state.
FRI 15 Jan - fallout of Trump's second impeachment begins
The fallout from Donald Trump's second impeachment continues; A syphilis outbreak is spreading across Northern Australia, and doctors worry it's not getting the attention it deserves; And, after a horror 20-20 for the arts sector, some of the big Australian productions are set to return to the stage this year.
THURS 14 JAN - Trump the first US president to be impeached twice
Donald Trump is impeached, again. The US President is charged with incitement of insurrection; Should returned overseas travellers be quarantined in remote mining camps? ; And, Google's removing some Australian news from its platform as part of what it's calling an 'experiment'.
WED 13 JAN - rise of post-truth in Australia draws scrunity
The nation's gaze is back on Queensland with a COVID-19 cluster among hotel quarantine guests; Australians are reassured about the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines; And, is Australia doing enough to stem the rise of Trump-ism and post-truth in politics?
TUES 12 JAN - US braces for further unrest
A warning of "armed protests" in the US ahead of Joe Biden's Presidential inauguration; A fresh war of words as NSW and WA bicker over the management of coronavirus; And, as Victoria's own border permit system goes live, there's growing frustration at what some business leaders are describing as a "checkpoint Charlie" approach.