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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.

The World Today ABC Podcasts

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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.

    Australians told to leave Ukraine

    Australians told to leave Ukraine

    Tension escalates on the border between Russia and Ukraine. Is armed conflict inevitable?; Stocks remain low as vulnerable Australians go in search of Rapid Antigen Tests; And, we go to WA where locals scramble for the delicacy, and lifesavers are on alert.

    • 30 min
    Deputy PM decries rapid test 'hoarding'

    Deputy PM decries rapid test 'hoarding'

    The hidden cost of the pandemic. The $13 billion dollar hit to the economy from mental illness;

    The Prime Minister's WeChat social media account taken over, will it have electoral consequences for the Government?;

    And, record rains in rural South Australia. We take you out the back of Buckleboo, where fences have been swept away, but farmers are hoping it will be a bumper grain season.

    • 30 min
    WA border reopening delayed indefinitely

    WA border reopening delayed indefinitely

    WA delays opening its border. NSW records its deadliest day of the pandemic. Has the West made the right call?; How do you fix Tonga's undersea communications cable after the massive volcanic eruption?; And, marketing experts trying to re-brand hotels used in the COVID quarantine program.

    • 30 min
    Novavax vaccine, anti-viral pills approved

    Novavax vaccine, anti-viral pills approved

    National cabinet meets, as uncertainty remains over how to get children and staff safely back to school; The TGA gives provisional approval to two COVID treatments and another vaccine; And uneven playing field. Efforts to get more players from diverse backgrounds into the English cricket team.

    • 30 min
    Desperate shortages in aged care

    Desperate shortages in aged care

    Emergency health measures come into effect in Victoria as the Omicron crisis worsens; Desperate shortages of staff, rapid tests and PPE in aged care; And, Tongan Australian families hear from relatives in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption.

    • 30 min
    Staff crisis deepens in Omicron wave

    Staff crisis deepens in Omicron wave

    Air crews try to land in Tonga after the devastating tsunami and volcanic eruption; COVID takes hold on Palm Island. Emergency measures put in place to try to protect the vulnerable; And you'll hear from a 95-year old aged care resident in Victoria, about what it's like being stuck in COVID lockdown.

    • 25 min

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