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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, Annika Smethurst, Katrina Blowers 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, Annika Smethurst, Katrina Blowers 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.

    Dr Yves Rees, the trans historian leaning into the messiness of gender identity

    Dr Yves Rees, the trans historian leaning into the messiness of gender identity

    Dr Yves Rees (they/them) is an award-winning writer, podcaster and historian.  

      

    When Yves was 30-years-old, they came to the understanding that they’re trans. After being called Anne for their three decades on this earth, Yves had to not only grapple with their own knowledge that they were not a woman - but other people’s reactions as well. 

     

    Jamila Rizvi and Yves discuss their new memoir ‘All About Yves’, which tells their journey of re-becoming, at the same time laying bare the messiness of gender and identity through the lens of history.  

     

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    • 28 min
    Immunocompromised: the forgotten people

    Immunocompromised: the forgotten people

    Simone, a Briefing listener, reached out to ask us to do an episode on the plight of immunocompromised Australians.   Many have terminal illness, or are not able to mingle freely in the community because of their condition.  So what does their future hold?

     

    We invited Simone to join the Briefing panel in talking to Dr Sarah Sasson, a Clinical Immunologist at the Kirby Institute at UNSW.  Dr Sarah tells us things are looking up.  While Simone is right to have concerns, the future is a lot brighter than it may have looked, even a few months ago.

     

    In this Briefing, we explore the future for Australians with reduced immunity – a critical debate about the future of those we love who are already battling dangerous health conditions.

     

    TODAY'S HEADLINES


    Wealthy warn investors will abandon Australia without net zero target
    Prince William calls out billionaire space race
    Victoria holds course on reopening as mandatory jabs come into effect
    Fears up to 600 given Covid exemptions by QLD anti-vaxxer
    Half-shredded Banksy artwork goes back under the hammer

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    • 23 min
    Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign to change Australia’s energy future: Part Two

    Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign to change Australia’s energy future: Part Two

    Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is determined to change Australia’s energy future.

     

    He’s teamed up with mining magnate and billionaire Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest, to lobby here and overseas for governments to adopt green hydrogen energy.  Mr Turnbull says it’s Australia’s future….and we can lead the way globally in reducing emissions and contributing to reversing global warming.

     

    Mr Turnbull will head to the UN’s climate summit in Glasgow in November.  We’re still not sure whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison will attend. 

     

    In the second instalment of our interview, we ask about the right-wing climate change deniers….and if Mr Turnbull will resent Scott Morrison’s moves to take Australia to net zero emissions, a move that ultimately ended Mr Turnbull’s prime ministership.

     

    TODAY'S HEADLINES


    NSW urges Commonwealth to do more on climate change
    Victoria approaches early escape from lockdown
    AZ production to wind up as Pfizer applies for child jabs
    Bali to reopen but not for Australians
    William Shatner reaches the final frontier as the oldest person in space

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    • 19 min
    Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign to change Australia’s energy future: Part One

    Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign to change Australia’s energy future: Part One

    Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is determined to change Australia’s energy future.

     

    He’s teamed up with mining magnate and billionaire Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest, to lobby here and overseas for governments to adopt green hydrogen energy.  Mr Turnbull says it’s Australia’s future….and we can lead the way globally in reducing emissions and contributing to reversing global warming.

     

    Mr Turnbull will head to the UN’s climate summit in Glasgow in November.  We’re still not sure whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison will attend. 

     

    We learn what Mr Turnbull plans to do in Glasgow, and the message he believes an absent Scott Morrison will send to the rest of the world.

     

    TODAY'S HEADLINES


    Federal cabinet to meet on plan for net zero
    Perrottet to consider early reopening as vax coverage approaches 80%
    Albanese refuses to comment on branch stacking MP’s future
    Australian made rover to launch to moon as part of NASA mission
    Socceroos 11-match winning streak brought to an end

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    • 25 min
    Space tourism: how long before ordinary Aussies blast off?

    Space tourism: how long before ordinary Aussies blast off?

    Briefing listener, Laura, contacted us asking for an episode on the commercial space race….and in particular, when Australians should expect to be able to fly on rockets at an affordable price.

     

    Professor Alan Duffy is an astronomer at Swinburne and Lead Scientist of the Royal Institution of Australia.  He says there are three main players – Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic; Elon Musk’s Space X; and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. They’re billionaire’s competing for dominance in the burgeoning space tourism sector.

     

    So how long will it be before Australians can afford to blast off into space?  And when seats are commonplace, how much will it cost.

     

    TODAY'S HEADLINES


    Nation’s eyes on NSW as state becomes first to live with Covid
    Melbourne men accused of WA Grand Final breach to face court
    Government, families disappointed by release of Afghan soldier-killer
    Prince Charles calls on Morrison to attend Glasgow climate summit
    Brisbane to get new NRL team

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    • 21 min
    Are we headed for a global economic meltdown?

    Are we headed for a global economic meltdown?

    Financial markets are jittery with at least four critical economic fault lines developing across the globe….Covid-19, the Evergrande crisis in China, the US fiscal cliff and concerns over rising inflation. 

     

    James Thompson writes the daily Chanticleer column at the Australian Financial Review.  We ask what’s driving the uncertainty…and if average Australians have anything to be worried about.

     

    They say if a butterfly flaps its wings in China, the rest of the world hears it.  So what’s ahead….and are we headed for a global economic meltdown.

     

    TODAY'S HEADLINES


    Freedom Day dawns for NSW
    Farmers to call for Kyoto Protocol payback
    War of words between China, Taiwan and Tony Abbott
    US hold first meetings with Taliban, but no recognition for new government

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    • 19 min

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