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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.

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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    ‘We exist 365 days a year’

    ‘We exist 365 days a year’

    In 1992, the UN General Assembly agreed that 3 December every year would be International Day of People with Disability.
    It marked an early attempt to treat disability as a human rights and access issue – something that was becoming a movement across the world at the time. Here in Australia, It was the same year that Australia passed the Disability Discrimination Act.
    But thirty years later, how much progress has been made? And has society really stopped viewing disability through the lenses of medicine or charity?
    Today, contributor to The Saturday Paper, writer and critic Olivia Muscat on what the day means to her, and how it could be done better.

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    Guest: Contributor to The Saturday Paper writer and critic Olivia Muscat.

    • 18 min
    Scott Morrison makes history (for all the wrong reasons)

    Scott Morrison makes history (for all the wrong reasons)

    A prime minister will never again be able to secretly appoint themselves to act in multiple ministries.
    The practice will be made unlawful, with new rules to make appointments public – even Scott Morrison agrees with that.
    He said as much, when he rose in front of the parliament to explain his actions. But the speech he delivered was hardly an admission of guilt.
    Today, columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno on what Scott Morrison did when faced with the chance to explain himself.

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    Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper, Paul Bongiorno.

    • 20 min
    When bureaucrats try to understand human behaviour

    When bureaucrats try to understand human behaviour

    There are people inside government departments who want to use insights into human behaviour to influence us.
    At its best, it can help design systems to get the best outcomes for people. But at its worst, it can ‘nudge’ people into accepting bad outcomes; from not appealing decisions to not getting the services they’re entitled to.
    Today, senior reporter at The Saturday Paper Rick Morton, on the job ad for someone to look into human behaviour and its strange links to the origins of the Robo-debt disaster.

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    Guest: Senior reporter at The Saturday Paper Rick Morton

    • 19 min
    The biggest protests in China since Tiananmen

    The biggest protests in China since Tiananmen

    This week, streets across China filled with angry protestors.
    Some held blank pieces of paper instead of signs, to protest censorship, others chanted ‘Down with Xi Jinping’.
    They’re the most significant protests China has seen for 30 years, according to analysts. But how have they happened under the surveillance regime of the state?
     And what do they mean for the future of the Chinese Communist Party and for Xi Jinping and the China he’s trying to shape?
    Today, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Melbourne, Louisa Lim on the protests igniting across China, despite the shadow of Tiananmen. 

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    Guest: Journalist Louisa Lim.

    • 21 min
    How much Christianity do we need in our military?

    How much Christianity do we need in our military?

    If you don’t believe in God, then heaven help you in the ADF.
    Those are the words of Senator David Shoebridge, who has argued that our military is putting too much faith in religious chaplains to provide support for service members.
    The military employs 158 full-time chaplains, 150 of whom are ordained Christian ministers.
    But as the military becomes more diverse and more secular, who are these chaplains serving?
    Today, contributor to The Saturday Paper Amy Fallon on the role of religion in the ADF and what happens when it’s challenged.  

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    Guest: Contributor to The Saturday Paper, Amy Fallon.

    • 18 min
    David Pocock’s vote: The most valuable thing in Canberra

    David Pocock’s vote: The most valuable thing in Canberra

    The wages and workplaces of Australians could be about to change.
    The government’s new industrial relations packages promises to make pay more transparent and strengthen the hand of workers in negotiations.
    But whether this passes, comes down to the decision of one man: David Pocock. His vote has become the most valuable commodity in Canberra.
    Today, national correspondent for The Saturday Paper Mike Seccombe, takes us inside how David Pocock made his decision to back Industrial Relations reform.

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    Guest: National correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Mike Seccombe

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

mc845435834 ,

One of my favourite podcasts

7am gives a great detailed review of the big issues in Australia. As an Australian living overseas it’s a great way to keep in touch with what is going on at home. Elizabeth is a great interviewer and the people she interviews are true experts. All Australians should have to listen.

Coolguyemoji ,

Interesting, clear and educational

I was so excited to find 7am. Elizabeth is a thoughtful and engaging interviewer and the contributing guests are concise and intelligent in expressing their pieces, made ever easier by Elizabeth’s incredible questions. The 15 or so minutes leaves me wanting more, however not for the lack of content (the episodes are surprisingly jam-packed) but rather that I find myself so engaged, and occasionally inspired, that it can be hard to return to traditional media until the next episode.

If you’re looking for unbiased political analysis, free of all the bells and whistles duct-taped on by major media then this is for you, and the stories covered outside politics are stirring and provocative. 7am is a genuinely powerful podcast that I suggest to anyone that will listen.

Keep up the good work!

Bevers2010 ,

Thoughtful and insightful!

Fantastic coverage and analysis of Australian news. Daily episodes are perfect for the commute. 💯🔥💯🔥

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