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Australia’s fastest growing daily news podcast, The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you.  All in under 20 minutes. Hosted by Tom Tilley and co-hosts Jan Fran, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette Lattouf and Jamila Rizvi. Published Monday to Saturday at 6am, this is the go-to podcast for Australian’s looking for a thorough briefing on the news of the day.  For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

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Australia’s fastest growing daily news podcast, The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you.  All in under 20 minutes. Hosted by Tom Tilley and co-hosts Jan Fran, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette Lattouf and Jamila Rizvi. Published Monday to Saturday at 6am, this is the go-to podcast for Australian’s looking for a thorough briefing on the news of the day.  For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

    The first day on the job for 35 new members of Parliament

    The first day on the job for 35 new members of Parliament

    So, you’ve been elected to Parliament.  What next?  How do you navigate the 75,000 square metres of Parliament House in Canberra?  Where do you get a coffee?  And where’s your office? 



    Annika Smethurst, the Age newspaper’s Victorian parliamentary correspondent and the Briefing’s Canberra insider, worked in the halls of federal parliament for more than a decade.  She explains 35 new members of the House of Reps start their new jobs today…and what they face as they start their new career.



    They’ll be given an office, an advisor, and a showbag.  So what’s it like to be a brand new MP?



    Today's Headlines


    PM to attend NATO summit


    Census: Less than half the population is Christian


    Dads could get 20 weeks leave


    Teacher’s Pet creator on the stand
    More protest action planned following Sydney traffic chaos



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    • 20 min
    A new program for people who have attempted suicide

    A new program for people who have attempted suicide

    More than 3,000 Australians take their lives each year and a further 65,000 attempt suicide. A suicide aftercare service developed by Beyond Blue is helping to restore a sense of hope and belonging for people recovering after a suicidal crisis.



    Early evaluation findings show that measures of suicidality decreased 63 per cent and psychological distress decreased 30 per cent among those who participated in Beyond Blue’s The Way Back Service. Beyond Blue’s CEO Georgie Harman tells us the service supports people who have been discharged from hospital after a suicide attempt with personalised, practical, one-on-one assistance in the community.  The program has now helped more than 15,000 Australians in the wake of their suicide attempt.



    If you need to talk to someone, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or the new help line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 13 YARN (13 92 76)





    Today's Headlines
    PM heads to NATO
    Crossbenchers angry over staff cut
    9 US states have already banned abortion
    Blues win Origin II
    NASA launches rocket from NT



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    • 20 min
    Art Simone says Aussie Drag does it differently.

    Art Simone says Aussie Drag does it differently.

    The incredible Art Simone, fan favourite on Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under, joins us on this week’s episode of The Weekend Briefing.



    In this conversation Jamila and Art cover it all! Everything from Art’s early forays into drag, her shock elimination and return from Drag Race Down Under. Plus, they dive into what it is about Aussie drag that sets this country apart.

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    Avoiding passport hell

    Avoiding passport hell

    The pandemic is over and Australians are gearing up to travel overseas.  The problem is, many can’t get their passport to enable them to leave the country.  The queues to collect passports are hundreds of metres long, snaking outside passport offices in all capital cities.



    We’re joined by Amanda, a Briefing listener whose family had to cancel a holiday in Fiji because they couldn’t get passports in time; and Dean Long, a travel industry expert and CEO The Australian Federation of Travel Agents to unpack the crisis.



    On today’s Briefing, how the passport crisis emerged and what you can do to streamline the process and get your passport sooner, rather than later.



    Today's Headlines


    PM to reset relationship with France


    Damning new report on WA’s mining industry


    Report into VIC’s Country Fire Authority reveals toxic culture


    Senior MPs’ exodus from VIC government
    New York’s new gun laws overruled



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    • 19 min
    The game-changing week for trans women in elite sport

    The game-changing week for trans women in elite sport

    It’s been a big week in international sport with FINA and the International Rugby League announcing bans on transgender athletes.   It followed an announcement late last year from the International Olympic Committee that it would leave it up to individual sports to formulate policy on trans competitors.  Trans athletes even surfaced as an election issue at the federal poll in May.



    Caroline Layt, a trans woman and former elite rugby league player joins us to tell us what the bans mean for trans athletes. Tracey Holmes, host of the ABC sport podcast The Ticket tells us what the bans mean for the future of other sports.



    On today’s Briefing, the trans athlete debate and why it’s become such a contentious issue. 



    Today's Headlines
    Energy market suspension ends


    Earthquake kills thousands in Afghanistan


    Swimming coach charged with historic sex offences


    Landmark gig economy case results in $800k pay out
    Sydney’s Crown casino to open its doors



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    • 20 min
    A new era in Australian space exploration

    A new era in Australian space exploration

    NASA is preparing to launch three rockets from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory, scheduled for the end of this month and early July. Professor Melissa Zwart from Flinders University tells us the three rockets are what’s called “sounding” rockets - they won’t actually reach orbit, they’re used for collecting scientific data. 



    It’s a big deal, it’s the first time NASA has conducted a rocket launch from a commercial facility outside the United States.  The traditional custodians of the land, the Gumatj people, support the project….Gumatj Corporation chair Djawa Yunupingu said the launch plans are “a step towards the future for our people”.



    What does NASA’s plans to launch rockets from the Northern Territory mean for the future of space research in Australia?



    Today's Headlines
    Higgins trial delayed after Wilkinson's Logies speech
    International Rugby League bans trans athletes
    Energy market shutdown could be lifted
    La Nina weather pattern end



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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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I used to love this news podcast but in recent months I’ve been finding the some of the comments made by presenters questionable. The presenters come across quite biased in their reporting and some offhand remarks are disappointing (particularly in regards to certain politicians and the Brittany Higgins story). As a kiwi this podcast has really opened my eyes & ears to the undertones of sexism, misogyny and frankly annoying-ness rooted in Australian media and journalists.

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