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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.

    How the government makes your mental health worse

    How the government makes your mental health worse

    A landmark report has quantified the economic and social cost of Australia’s mental health crisis. It’s also pointed to poverty and unemployment as key factors behind why so many people are struggling with mental health. Today, Rick Morton how the government’s social policies are causing harm to our most vulnerable communities.


    Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton.


    Background reading: Big picture: Robo-debt, politics and poverty in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 15 min
    Enemy of the state

    Enemy of the state

    West Papuan separatists have been fighting for independence from Indonesia for decades. Now independence activists have been targeted by the Indonesian government for posting on social media. Today on 7am, Zach Szumer on the woman who fought back, and became an enemy of the state. 
     
    Guest: Writer for The Monthly Zach Szumer.


    Background reading: Enemy of the state in The Monthly
     
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    • 14 min
    Who is responsible for Australia’s war crimes?

    Who is responsible for Australia’s war crimes?

    Detailed accusations that Australian soldiers in Afghanistan committed war crimes have drawn widespread condemnation from around the world. But who is ultimately responsible for the actions of Australian armed forces? Today, Karen Middleton on the disturbing and shocking allegations involving Australia’s most elite military unit, and our collective shame. 


    Guest: Chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton.
     
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    • 16 min
    The Saturday Quiz: Wesley Enoch and David McAllister

    The Saturday Quiz: Wesley Enoch and David McAllister

    The outgoing artistic directors of Sydney Festival and the Australian Ballet, Wesley Enoch and David McAllister, combine forces to battle against their impending irrelevance, by doing extremely well at the quiz. Whether it’s questions about WWII tanks or Greek mythology, these two pass with flying colours. They even ace the sports question. But like everyone else, they come undone with geography.


    Guests: Wesley Enoch and David McAllister


    In the paper: After the virus: Radical optimism for the arts in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 24 min
    The truth about Robodebt and political responsibility

    The truth about Robodebt and political responsibility

    The federal government has settled the largest class action in Australian history, over the unlawful robodebt program. Today, Paul Bongiorno on who was responsible and whether anyone in the government will be held accountable for this policy.
     
    Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno.
     
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    • 13 min
    Why is Australia deporting this man?

    Why is Australia deporting this man?

    Mojtaba is 29 years old. He’s lived in Australia for nearly a decade, but last year he was placed into immigration detention. Since then he hasn’t been able to see his wife and young son and may never again. Today, journalist Abdul Hekmat on how Mojtaba’s life has been shaped by Australia’s immigration policies, and the way our system continues to punish the most vulnerable. 
     
    Guest: Journalist and contributor to The Saturday Paper Abdul Hekmat.


    Background reading: Hazara asylum seeker faces exile from his son in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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!

matty2010 ,

Thoughtful and insightful!

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

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