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Robodebt: a devastating failure of policy – with Lenore Taylor
The scheme that has been described as a shameful chapter in Australian history was supposed to balance the budget and save the government $1.5bn. But after robodebt was found to be unlawful, the government was forced to pay out $1.8bn in settlements to victims. How did it come to this? In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about the failure of public servants, of politicians, and the unimaginable human cost brought to light during the royal commission into the robodebt scheme
The draconian law that saw climate activist Violet Coco jailed
Climate protester Violet Coco’s 15-month jail term for demonstrating on the Sydney Harbour Bridge has raised alarm amongst environmentalists, human rights organisations and a UN special rapporteur. She is the first person to be sentenced to prison under NSW anti-protest laws introduced in April. Environment editor Adam Morton explains to Jane Lee how this decision, and a number of other anti-protest laws across Australia, will affect the future of climate protest
Imprisoned for being HIV positive
In more than 80 countries, people living with HIV still face criminalisation. We hear from two people who faced criminal charges in the US
The Australian investors caught in the crypto crash
Around 30,000 Australian investors were caught up in the collapse of cryptocurrency platform FTX last month, after it which filed for bankruptcy in the US. Now attention has turned to FTX’s operations in Australia and how it came to obtain a financial services licence, which some experts say may have given investors the ‘wrong impression’. Reporter Josh Taylor speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about how this collapsed cryptocurrency platform came to operate in Australia
China’s zero-Covid protests
China has been rocked by an outpouring of communal anger at the government’s restrictive zero-Covid lockdown policies. Could the protests develop into something more substantial? Tania Branigan reports
Have the Nationals derailed the voice to parliament?
This week the National party said they will not support the proposal for an Indigenous voice to parliament, derailing hopes for bipartisan support for a referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition. In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson speaks to Lenore Taylor, Lorena Allam and Mike Ticher about whether the politics is getting in the way of a genuine debate
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