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Why is the Coalition changing the NDIS?
In 2013 the Gillard government brought in the national disability insurance scheme, but now the Coalition government is working on an overhaul. Luke Henriques-Gomes explains how the changes could prioritise cost-cutting rather than the needs of vulnerable people
Joe Biden’s southern border challenge: reversing Trumpism
The 46th US president took office promising a more welcoming immigration policy. But Republicans are calling a new wave of migrants at the southern border a ‘crisis’ and demanding action. In this episode of Full Story, Washington bureau chief David Smith describes the pressure Biden is under to respond to the issue. Plus, the Guardian’s Nina Lakhani describes what she witnessed on the border in Texas, where migrants are still being detained, and many sent straight back across the border
What does the Christine Holgate affair tell us about Scott Morrison’s leadership? – with Lenore Taylor
Scott Morrison’s reaction last year to revelations that Christine Holgate had rewarded Australia Post executives with Cartier watches was back in the spotlight this week when Holgate told a Senate inquiry she felt bullied and humiliated by the prime minister. Did Morrison overreact and what can the media learn from this story?
Australia’s 30-year failure to end Indigenous deaths in custody
Thursday marks 30 years since the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. In that time more than 474 Indigenous people have died in custody including five in the past month. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to protestors and family members who are demanding change – and a meeting with the prime minister
The ongoing scandals of Liberal MP Andrew Laming
After Liberal backbencher Andrew Laming faced complaints of online harassment, the government said his behaviour was ‘unacceptable’, ordering him to take leave and undergo empathy training. Chief political correspondent Sarah Martin explores Laming’s political future and explains how her subsequent reporting into Laming’s online activity has triggered an electoral commission investigation
Andrew Denton on the fight for voluntary assisted dying laws
For the past six years, Andrew Denton has spoken to dozens of people around the world about the arguments for and against voluntary assisted dying. The new season of Denton’s podcast, Better Off Dead, examines how assisted dying laws are working in Victoria – currently the only Australian state with such legislation in effect. In this episode of Full Story, Denton explains what he discovered, and we hear from one Victorian family as they go through the difficult process.