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The road to an Australian republic – with Lenore Taylor
With the period of mourning for the Queen’s death officially over, there have been renewed calls for Australia to cut ties with the monarchy. But so far, polls don’t suggest any surge in public support for such a change. Meanwhile, the Labor government is pushing ahead with another constitutional reform – an Indigenous Voice to parliament. So what does all this mean, for republicans in Australia? In this episode of Full Story, Jo Tovey talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about the path forward for an Australian republic.
Australia’s federal corruption watchdog unveiled
The government has introduced the National Anti-Corruption Commission bill to parliament, revealing that the watchdog will have broad powers, but that “most” of the commission’s hearings will be in private. The privacy of these hearings has reignited concerns from crossbench MPs that Labor has watered down the bill to win support from the Coalition. Political reporter Paul Karp speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about what the watchdog will look like, and whether Labor has got the balance right when it comes to public hearings
Sophisticated attack or human error? How Optus lost control of your data
In the days since Optus first reported that potentially millions of its customers’ private information – from birth dates to Medicare numbers – had been breached, it has faced threats of blackmail, a potential class action and a public spat with the home affairs minister. Reporter Josh Taylor and Jane Lee discuss the fallout from the data breach and whether this was a ‘sophisticated attack’ on the telco, or a failure of the company’s own security systems Follow the day’s news, live
Can I tell you a Secret? Introducing our new series on a decade of cyberstalking
In the first part of a new series, Guardian journalist Sirin Kale tells a story of obsession, fear and ruined lives. She investigates what happened when a cyberstalker wreaked havoc online and ruined people’s lives for over a decade. And why did he do it?
Inside Australia’s secretive torture survival course for elite soldiers
An Australian soldier has alleged that a torture survival course, involving simulated child rape and sleep deprivation, has left him with PTSD. The program was the subject of a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission and may now be challenged in the federal court. Reporter Joey Watson speaks to soldiers, their family members and Senator Jacqui Lambie about this secretive training program and the alleged trauma it has left behind
Kumanjayi Walker inquest: ‘racist’ texts and big questions for Northern Territory police
Extraordinary allegations have been aired in the coronial inquest into the death of Warlpiri teenager Kumanjayi Walker at the hands of Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe. The inquest has unearthed police texts described in court as ‘racist and disgusting’, and an allegation that police may have covered up the use of force during multiple arrests. Indigenous affairs editor Lorena Allam steps through what the inquest has uncovered so far, and how it’s raised wider issues for the NT and its police force
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