The Briefing

The Briefing

Australia’s fastest growing daily news podcast, The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you.  All in under 20 minutes! Hosted by Tom Tilley and co-hosts Jan Fran, Annika Smethurst, Katrina Bl

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Season 2


A new warning from the man who predicted Black Summer

During the Black Summer bushfires, Former NSW fire chief and long-time volunteer firefighter Greg Mullins emerged as a critical voice in the debate about how Australia should respond.   Now, in a new book, Greg is sharing his experiences from a career spent fighting fires and a warning of what’s to come.   On today’s episode, he breaks down what it’s like to face a mega-fire and shines a light on the hard truths of human-caused climate change and what we should do about it.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW issues warning to unvaccinated as extended roadmap released PM uncommitted on attending Glasgow climate summit Trump administration considered kidnapping, killing Julian Assange: report UK gripped by fuel shortage Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

A new warning from the man who predicted Black Summer

During the Black Summer bushfires, Former NSW fire chief and long-time volunteer firefighter Greg Mullins emerged as a critical voice in the debate about how Australia should respond.   Now, in a new book, Greg is sharing his experiences from a career spent fighting fires and a warning of what’s to come.   On today’s episode, he breaks down what it’s like to face a mega-fire and shines a light on the hard truths of human-caused climate change and what we should do about it.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW issues warning to unvaccinated as extended roadmap released PM uncommitted on attending Glasgow climate summit Trump administration considered kidnapping, killing Julian Assange: report UK gripped by fuel shortage Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

20:12

EP222 - S2

27 Sep 21

What will the world look like post Covid-19

Australia hit the milestone 50 percent double-dose vaccine rate last Friday.  It means we're just around the corner from getting our freedoms back.   We can finally start to wonder what life will be like once the pandemic is over. Dr Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist and writer specialising in health and the intersection of bioethics and popular culture.  Dr Elizabeth wrote recently for the Readers Digest about what life will be like….and Dr Nisha Makkar, is a Sydney paediatrician who is now based in Europe.  Dr Nisha went from strict lockdowns in Sydney’s southwest, to dining al fresco in Rome….!! What will life be like post-pandemic for things like romance, travel and work.  Dare to dream people….freedom’s coming!!!   TODAY'S HEADLINES Returning PM promises climate plan ahead of Glasgow summit Australia not considering Taliban ambassador for Canberra: PM VIC to trial business reopening with passports for fully vaxxed NSW backtracks on regional travel as lockdown rules eased Footy wrap  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

What will the world look like post Covid-19

Australia hit the milestone 50 percent double-dose vaccine rate last Friday.  It means we're just around the corner from getting our freedoms back.   We can finally start to wonder what life will be like once the pandemic is over. Dr Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist and writer specialising in health and the intersection of bioethics and popular culture.  Dr Elizabeth wrote recently for the Readers Digest about what life will be like….and Dr Nisha Makkar, is a Sydney paediatrician who is now based in Europe.  Dr Nisha went from strict lockdowns in Sydney’s southwest, to dining al fresco in Rome….!! What will life be like post-pandemic for things like romance, travel and work.  Dare to dream people….freedom’s coming!!!   TODAY'S HEADLINES Returning PM promises climate plan ahead of Glasgow summit Australia not considering Taliban ambassador for Canberra: PM VIC to trial business reopening with passports for fully vaxxed NSW backtracks on regional travel as lockdown rules eased Footy wrap  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

18:57

EP221 - S2

26 Sep 21

AJ Clementine on gender transitioning, her social media journey and penning her first book.

Across Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, AJ Clementine has almost 2 million followers, educating her audience on her transgender experience. AJ began her transition at the age of sixteen and at eighteen was formally diagnosed with gender dysphoria. At 22 she underwent gender reassignment surgery after spending 18 months on a waitlist.   Her new book Girl, Transcending is the story of a woman finding her way in the world, with promise and purpose. It shines a light on AJ’s part to self-acceptance and hopefully does the same for her many readers and fans, as Jamila Rizvi discovers.   THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Listen: Electric Easy podcast by QCODE Cook: Irish Soda Bread Watch: Little Fires Everywhere (Apple TV)

AJ Clementine on gender transitioning, her social media journey and penning her first book.

Across Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, AJ Clementine has almost 2 million followers, educating her audience on her transgender experience. AJ began her transition at the age of sixteen and at eighteen was formally diagnosed with gender dysphoria. At 22 she underwent gender reassignment surgery after spending 18 months on a waitlist.   Her new book Girl, Transcending is the story of a woman finding her way in the world, with promise and purpose. It shines a light on AJ’s part to self-acceptance and hopefully does the same for her many readers and fans, as Jamila Rizvi discovers.   THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Listen: Electric Easy podcast by QCODE Cook: Irish Soda Bread Watch: Little Fires Everywhere (Apple TV)

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EP220 - S2

24 Sep 21

Will Covid flip the long-running trend in Australian break-ups?

The divorce rate has been in decline in Australia for the last twenty years, but Covid has changed all that.   In this Briefing, we’re joined by Jack Whelan, cofounder of The Seperation Guide who tells an astonishing story about the increase in people trying to find out how to break free from their relationships.    Laura Smith, a mother who recently split with her husband, tells us about the pressure Covid placed on her relationship and why her husband decided to walk out on her and her daughter.   Has Covid flipped the long-running trend in divorce rates in Australia…?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia on track to open borders by Christmas Melbourne protestor tests positive to COVID-19 Three members of a Tamil family granted a 12 month bridging visa Aussie stars in cliff diving final Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Will Covid flip the long-running trend in Australian break-ups?

The divorce rate has been in decline in Australia for the last twenty years, but Covid has changed all that.   In this Briefing, we’re joined by Jack Whelan, cofounder of The Seperation Guide who tells an astonishing story about the increase in people trying to find out how to break free from their relationships.    Laura Smith, a mother who recently split with her husband, tells us about the pressure Covid placed on her relationship and why her husband decided to walk out on her and her daughter.   Has Covid flipped the long-running trend in divorce rates in Australia…?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia on track to open borders by Christmas Melbourne protestor tests positive to COVID-19 Three members of a Tamil family granted a 12 month bridging visa Aussie stars in cliff diving final Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

22:48

EP219 - S2

23 Sep 21

What happened to Gabby Petito?

Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie headed off on the trip of a lifetime, a van adventure across the US, last month.  They’re social media influencers with more than a million followers between them.   Laundrie arrived home without Gabby earlier this month, while her reported her missing on September 11.  Her body was found at a national park in Wyoming last weekend.  Laundrie is now missing.   We’re joined by Walt Buteau, a reporter from WFLA TV in Florida who tells us police have now confirmed the cause of Gabby’s death was homicide.  The search for Laundrie has been escalated.  What made a seemingly happy couple detach and destroy their idyllic life?   TODAY'S HEADLINES More aftershocks expected after Victorian earthquake Melbourne police brace for more protests PM Morrison meets with US military officials in Pentagon  Sydney hospital outbreak includes ICU nurse Trump suing niece and NY Times Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

What happened to Gabby Petito?

Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie headed off on the trip of a lifetime, a van adventure across the US, last month.  They’re social media influencers with more than a million followers between them.   Laundrie arrived home without Gabby earlier this month, while her reported her missing on September 11.  Her body was found at a national park in Wyoming last weekend.  Laundrie is now missing.   We’re joined by Walt Buteau, a reporter from WFLA TV in Florida who tells us police have now confirmed the cause of Gabby’s death was homicide.  The search for Laundrie has been escalated.  What made a seemingly happy couple detach and destroy their idyllic life?   TODAY'S HEADLINES More aftershocks expected after Victorian earthquake Melbourne police brace for more protests PM Morrison meets with US military officials in Pentagon  Sydney hospital outbreak includes ICU nurse Trump suing niece and NY Times Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

22:39

EP218 - S2

22 Sep 21

Part 2: Annika investigates The Accidental Prime Minister

Tom sits down with his co-host Annika Smethurst to take a deep dive into what motivates Scott Morrison, the man Annika has dubbed ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.   In this episode we hear about Morrison’s ability to make and sell difficult decisions, and his journey through the ranks of big business.   This is a fascinating discussion about the Scott Morrison’s rise to the highest office in the land.  Annika answers the question we all want to know, ‘will Scott Morrison win the election scheduled for the new year?’   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria police prepare for more protests after second day of chaos Pfizer for kids by the end of the year as Australia seeks data QLD border bubble paused following latest northern NSW lockdown PM begins New York meetings as sub fallout continues Trudeau scrapes back in early election gamble Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Part 2: Annika investigates The Accidental Prime Minister

Tom sits down with his co-host Annika Smethurst to take a deep dive into what motivates Scott Morrison, the man Annika has dubbed ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.   In this episode we hear about Morrison’s ability to make and sell difficult decisions, and his journey through the ranks of big business.   This is a fascinating discussion about the Scott Morrison’s rise to the highest office in the land.  Annika answers the question we all want to know, ‘will Scott Morrison win the election scheduled for the new year?’   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria police prepare for more protests after second day of chaos Pfizer for kids by the end of the year as Australia seeks data QLD border bubble paused following latest northern NSW lockdown PM begins New York meetings as sub fallout continues Trudeau scrapes back in early election gamble Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

21:02

EP217 - S2

21 Sep 21

Part 1: Annika investigates The Accidental Prime Minister

Annika Smethurst’s new book on Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been released.   Annika is a Briefing co-host and Walkley-award winning journalist.   Tom sits down with Annika to take a deep dive into what motivates Scott Morrison, the man Annika has dubbed ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.   This is a fascinating discussion about the Scott Morrison’s rise to the highest office in the land.  We learn about his childhood and what he was like at school.   Did his friends see him as a future PM – and how did he chart his pathway to the Lodge?  And what is the one skill he shares with Bill Clinton?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria shuts down construction for two weeks following violent protest Acting PM Joyce backs Christian Porter for return to cabinet NSW Premier warns against complacency, says cases will surge Search continues for missing fiance in Petito case Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Part 1: Annika investigates The Accidental Prime Minister

Annika Smethurst’s new book on Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been released.   Annika is a Briefing co-host and Walkley-award winning journalist.   Tom sits down with Annika to take a deep dive into what motivates Scott Morrison, the man Annika has dubbed ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.   This is a fascinating discussion about the Scott Morrison’s rise to the highest office in the land.  We learn about his childhood and what he was like at school.   Did his friends see him as a future PM – and how did he chart his pathway to the Lodge?  And what is the one skill he shares with Bill Clinton?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria shuts down construction for two weeks following violent protest Acting PM Joyce backs Christian Porter for return to cabinet NSW Premier warns against complacency, says cases will surge Search continues for missing fiance in Petito case Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

20:23

EP216 - S2

20 Sep 21

Deepfakes: the sinister side of AI

Deepfakes have been called the modern version of photoshopping… and they use a form of artificial intelligence called ‘Deep Learning’ to make fake images that look so real.   Dr Mushhuda Glencross from the University of Queensland joins us to explain what they are, how they work, how to spot one… and why it can happen to anyone. But there’s a more sinister side to deepfakes.  Noelle Martin was 18 when she was horrified to discover countless, doctored, sexualised images of herself online.   Noelle has since become an activist and law reform campaigner on the issue, as well as the 2019 Young West Australian of the year.   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM calls time on blind trust saga following Porter resignation Victoria unveils road out of lockdown NSW lifts restrictions for hotspot LGAs First all-civilian space mission touches down Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Deepfakes: the sinister side of AI

Deepfakes have been called the modern version of photoshopping… and they use a form of artificial intelligence called ‘Deep Learning’ to make fake images that look so real.   Dr Mushhuda Glencross from the University of Queensland joins us to explain what they are, how they work, how to spot one… and why it can happen to anyone. But there’s a more sinister side to deepfakes.  Noelle Martin was 18 when she was horrified to discover countless, doctored, sexualised images of herself online.   Noelle has since become an activist and law reform campaigner on the issue, as well as the 2019 Young West Australian of the year.   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM calls time on blind trust saga following Porter resignation Victoria unveils road out of lockdown NSW lifts restrictions for hotspot LGAs First all-civilian space mission touches down Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

22:13

EP215 - S2

19 Sep 21

Jessica Rowe and the diagnosis that changed her life

Jamila Rizvi sat down with Australian journalist, TV presenter, author, and now podcast host, Jessica Rowe to talk about how she finds little moments of joy through lockdowns, her personal experiences and incredible work in the mental health space, and her new LiSTNR show, The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show!  Content Warning: Jess and Jamila go deep on several mental health topics, if this brings up issues for you, help is available by calling Lifeline 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Dave (Binge) Eat: Aquafaba Meringues(recipe at sbs.com.au) Read:Dear Son by Thomas Mayor Sent in by listener Cathy: All My Friends Are Racist (ABC iView)Thanks, Cathy! 

Jessica Rowe and the diagnosis that changed her life

Jamila Rizvi sat down with Australian journalist, TV presenter, author, and now podcast host, Jessica Rowe to talk about how she finds little moments of joy through lockdowns, her personal experiences and incredible work in the mental health space, and her new LiSTNR show, The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show!  Content Warning: Jess and Jamila go deep on several mental health topics, if this brings up issues for you, help is available by calling Lifeline 13 11 14 for a safe place to talk day and night.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Dave (Binge) Eat: Aquafaba Meringues(recipe at sbs.com.au) Read:Dear Son by Thomas Mayor Sent in by listener Cathy: All My Friends Are Racist (ABC iView)Thanks, Cathy! 

32:54

EP214 - S2

17 Sep 21

How will our pets fare when lockdown lifts?

We all love our pets, and they’re loving having us around all the time.  What’s going to happen when lockdown ends, and we’re no at home all the time?    The Today Show’s resident vet Dr Katrina Warren is one of Australia’s most-loved veterinarians.    Dr Katrina explains what our pets are thinking; how best to manage their anxiety; and steps to take to make life easier for them.   She also has excellent advice for people thinking of buying a pet.   This episode could change your pet’s life, and yours.   TODAY'S HEADLINES AUKUS deal angers China and France Victoria to ease lockdown restrictions from Saturday QLD legalises voluntary assisted dying Biloela family lifeline extended in visa reprieve Damond family ‘heartbroken’ after conviction overturned Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

How will our pets fare when lockdown lifts?

We all love our pets, and they’re loving having us around all the time.  What’s going to happen when lockdown ends, and we’re no at home all the time?    The Today Show’s resident vet Dr Katrina Warren is one of Australia’s most-loved veterinarians.    Dr Katrina explains what our pets are thinking; how best to manage their anxiety; and steps to take to make life easier for them.   She also has excellent advice for people thinking of buying a pet.   This episode could change your pet’s life, and yours.   TODAY'S HEADLINES AUKUS deal angers China and France Victoria to ease lockdown restrictions from Saturday QLD legalises voluntary assisted dying Biloela family lifeline extended in visa reprieve Damond family ‘heartbroken’ after conviction overturned Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

22:47

EP213 - S2

16 Sep 21

Why you should give a f**k about farming

The farming sector has been through one of the worst droughts in living memory.  It is now preparing to reap a record harvest, while struggling to find workers amid state-by-state border closures.   Farming impacts our lives on so many levels, from the food we eat to the environment we will leave behind for our children and grandchildren.   Gabrielle Chan is a journalist and author of Why You Should Give A F**K About Farming.  Gabi tells us about being a city girl who ended up on a farm west of Canberra, and how her new perspective shed light on the importance of farming and the entire agriculture sector.  Basically, why we all should give a f**k about farming.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia to build nuclear submarines, sign new defence pact with UK and US PM seeking advice on Christian Porter blind trust defence fund Victorian police brace for protests as NSW lifts Sydney curfew British High Court to serve papers in Prince Andrew intervention Chanel Contos to host consent education forum Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Why you should give a f**k about farming

The farming sector has been through one of the worst droughts in living memory.  It is now preparing to reap a record harvest, while struggling to find workers amid state-by-state border closures.   Farming impacts our lives on so many levels, from the food we eat to the environment we will leave behind for our children and grandchildren.   Gabrielle Chan is a journalist and author of Why You Should Give A F**K About Farming.  Gabi tells us about being a city girl who ended up on a farm west of Canberra, and how her new perspective shed light on the importance of farming and the entire agriculture sector.  Basically, why we all should give a f**k about farming.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia to build nuclear submarines, sign new defence pact with UK and US PM seeking advice on Christian Porter blind trust defence fund Victorian police brace for protests as NSW lifts Sydney curfew British High Court to serve papers in Prince Andrew intervention Chanel Contos to host consent education forum Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

20:59

EP212 - S2

15 Sep 21

The Cool Down: elite athletes calling for climate action

Australians want our government to do more to fight climate change.  Australians also love their sport.   Former Wallaby captain David Pocock has established the Cool Down; over 400 athletes who have lent their name to a campaign to pressure our politicians to do something about climate change.   We’re joined by Liz Ellis, the former Australian netball skipper, who has lent her voice to the campaign.  Liz talks passionately about how and why Australia can be a world leader in the climate change debate, and why sport is the perfect way to show the world we mean business.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW encouraged by falling cases as modelling backs keeping restrictions Victoria roadmap to be unveiled on Sunday Hospitality owners claim legal minefield awaits vaccination push Canada PM vows to stop hospital protests Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

The Cool Down: elite athletes calling for climate action

Australians want our government to do more to fight climate change.  Australians also love their sport.   Former Wallaby captain David Pocock has established the Cool Down; over 400 athletes who have lent their name to a campaign to pressure our politicians to do something about climate change.   We’re joined by Liz Ellis, the former Australian netball skipper, who has lent her voice to the campaign.  Liz talks passionately about how and why Australia can be a world leader in the climate change debate, and why sport is the perfect way to show the world we mean business.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW encouraged by falling cases as modelling backs keeping restrictions Victoria roadmap to be unveiled on Sunday Hospitality owners claim legal minefield awaits vaccination push Canada PM vows to stop hospital protests Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

18:44

EP211 - S2

14 Sep 21

The Texas abortion laws rocking the U.S.

The U.S. state of Texas has introduced strict new abortion laws banning terminations after just six weeks of pregnancy.   Dr David Smith is associate professor in American Politics at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.   Professor Smith takes us through why the laws were implemented and the incredible way they have been legislated, encouraging a form of anti-abortion vigilantism.      TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria to launch construction Covid compliance blitz NSW defends Sydney lockdown as regional restrictions return Farmers warn of labor shortage ahead of record harvest Authorities arrest Indonesia terror leader Alcott first male player to complete tennis golden slam Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

The Texas abortion laws rocking the U.S.

The U.S. state of Texas has introduced strict new abortion laws banning terminations after just six weeks of pregnancy.   Dr David Smith is associate professor in American Politics at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.   Professor Smith takes us through why the laws were implemented and the incredible way they have been legislated, encouraging a form of anti-abortion vigilantism.      TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria to launch construction Covid compliance blitz NSW defends Sydney lockdown as regional restrictions return Farmers warn of labor shortage ahead of record harvest Authorities arrest Indonesia terror leader Alcott first male player to complete tennis golden slam Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

21:27

EP210 - S2

13 Sep 21

Curtis McGrath: a Paralympic dual gold medallist

We spoke with Curtis McGrath on the morning of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics.  His story is incredible.  He was a soldier in Afghanistan and lost both legs when an improvised explosive device detonated.  Curtis told his mates not to worry, he’d be competing at the Paralympics in no time.    He won two gold medals at the Paralympics in Tokyo   Curtis tells us how he keeps motivated, and how he makes the most of his ability.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Extra Moderna doses arrive as PM calls for child vaccinations NSW eases Covid rules as Premier ends daily press conferences UK ditches plans for vaccine passports FBI show 9/11 hijackers worked with Saudi officials in declassified report Win for Wallabies as Riccardo takes first F1 win in three years Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Curtis McGrath: a Paralympic dual gold medallist

We spoke with Curtis McGrath on the morning of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics.  His story is incredible.  He was a soldier in Afghanistan and lost both legs when an improvised explosive device detonated.  Curtis told his mates not to worry, he’d be competing at the Paralympics in no time.    He won two gold medals at the Paralympics in Tokyo   Curtis tells us how he keeps motivated, and how he makes the most of his ability.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Extra Moderna doses arrive as PM calls for child vaccinations NSW eases Covid rules as Premier ends daily press conferences UK ditches plans for vaccine passports FBI show 9/11 hijackers worked with Saudi officials in declassified report Win for Wallabies as Riccardo takes first F1 win in three years Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

18:25

EP209 - S2

12 Sep 21

Dispelling vaccine myths with Dr Nick Coatsworth

Last week we published back-to-back episodes featuring Dr Nick Coatsworth.   Tom, Jan, Annika, Katrina and Antoinette have spoken to Dr Nick many times….and we just felt it was time to get him back on the Briefing, to dispel a series of vaccine conspiracies...once and for all.   So as a special one-off feature ….we’ve put those two briefings back to back for you   A special Sunday edition of the Briefing…..  

Dispelling vaccine myths with Dr Nick Coatsworth

Last week we published back-to-back episodes featuring Dr Nick Coatsworth.   Tom, Jan, Annika, Katrina and Antoinette have spoken to Dr Nick many times….and we just felt it was time to get him back on the Briefing, to dispel a series of vaccine conspiracies...once and for all.   So as a special one-off feature ….we’ve put those two briefings back to back for you   A special Sunday edition of the Briefing…..  

19:08

EP208 - S2

11 Sep 21

Rebel Wilson, the philanthropic Aussie superstar who went from law student to one of the brightest in comedy.

Rebel Wilson is best known on our screens as Pitch Perfect’s Fat Amy bringing our unique Australian humour to a global stage.    But prior to breaking into the big time, she was law student studying acting in night classes at Sydney’s Australian Theatre For Young People – a training ground she’s giving back to with a $1 million donation.     Jamila Rizvi and Rebel discuss her malaria-induced prophecy to pursue acting, making space for herself in the industry, her relationship with the media and her Year of Health alongside her generous donation.     THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor" Read: Work. Love. Body by Future Women, edited by Jamila Rizvi and Helen McCabe Watch: Worth (Netflix)

Rebel Wilson, the philanthropic Aussie superstar who went from law student to one of the brightest in comedy.

Rebel Wilson is best known on our screens as Pitch Perfect’s Fat Amy bringing our unique Australian humour to a global stage.    But prior to breaking into the big time, she was law student studying acting in night classes at Sydney’s Australian Theatre For Young People – a training ground she’s giving back to with a $1 million donation.     Jamila Rizvi and Rebel discuss her malaria-induced prophecy to pursue acting, making space for herself in the industry, her relationship with the media and her Year of Health alongside her generous donation.     THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor" Read: Work. Love. Body by Future Women, edited by Jamila Rizvi and Helen McCabe Watch: Worth (Netflix)

34:04

EP207 - S2

10 Sep 21

9/11: an Australian’s story of resilience

We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001.  To mark the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks, we’re joined by an Australian man who lost his mother on that fateful day.   Simon Kennedy’s mum Yvonne was a passenger on Flight 77 which crashed into the Pentagon.    This is not only a story about what happened on September 11, it’s an amazing story about a man who has learned to forgive …and to honour the woman who devoted her life to him.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW freedom roadmap revealed PM defends government’s Pfizer negotiations and UK climate demand New defence ties with Indonesia and France Afghan test set to be cancelled over Taliban’s women cricket stance Ardern scolds Kiwis for hospital sexcapades during Covid Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

9/11: an Australian’s story of resilience

We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001.  To mark the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks, we’re joined by an Australian man who lost his mother on that fateful day.   Simon Kennedy’s mum Yvonne was a passenger on Flight 77 which crashed into the Pentagon.    This is not only a story about what happened on September 11, it’s an amazing story about a man who has learned to forgive …and to honour the woman who devoted her life to him.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW freedom roadmap revealed PM defends government’s Pfizer negotiations and UK climate demand New defence ties with Indonesia and France Afghan test set to be cancelled over Taliban’s women cricket stance Ardern scolds Kiwis for hospital sexcapades during Covid Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

22:06

EP206 - S2

9 Sep 21

RUOK? How to help children navigate the pandemic

Today is RUOK Day.  We all know the impact the pandemic is having on our mental health.  Everyone is stressed and under pressure.  But what about our children.  Are the kids OK?   Dr Louise Williams is senior clinical psychologist at The Rosy Room in southeast Queensland.  Dr Louise joins us to help children navigate the pandemic.   Katrina and Antoinette ask about simple advice and pointers to provide support for the children and teenagers in our lives.     On today’s Briefing, to mark RUOK Day, we find out how to help children navigate the pandemic.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Regional restrictions to be eased in NSW and VIC Plans in place to allow international travel from November Commonwealth ignored approaches by Pfizer Paris terror trials begin Man charged over Australian woman’s death in Georgia Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

RUOK? How to help children navigate the pandemic

Today is RUOK Day.  We all know the impact the pandemic is having on our mental health.  Everyone is stressed and under pressure.  But what about our children.  Are the kids OK?   Dr Louise Williams is senior clinical psychologist at The Rosy Room in southeast Queensland.  Dr Louise joins us to help children navigate the pandemic.   Katrina and Antoinette ask about simple advice and pointers to provide support for the children and teenagers in our lives.     On today’s Briefing, to mark RUOK Day, we find out how to help children navigate the pandemic.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Regional restrictions to be eased in NSW and VIC Plans in place to allow international travel from November Commonwealth ignored approaches by Pfizer Paris terror trials begin Man charged over Australian woman’s death in Georgia Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

21:02

EP205 - S2

8 Sep 21

The new hustle: don’t work harder, just work better

It seems everyone these days has a side hustle…a project they’re hoping will provide a future beyond their day-to-day nine-to-five grind.   And then the pandemic arrived to redefine where and how we work.    Emma Isaacs is founder of Business Chicks and author of the new book, The New Hustle: Don’t work harder, just work better.  She urges us all to re-think how we approach work….and to make the most of the new parameters of work and ambition.   Don’t work harder, just work better.  It’s the new hustle.   TODAY'S HEADLINES State v state over Pfizer vaccine allocation Taliban appoints interim government National Women’s Safety Summit closes PM under fire for lockdown Sydney trip Myanmar opposition urges citizen revolt against Junta Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

The new hustle: don’t work harder, just work better

It seems everyone these days has a side hustle…a project they’re hoping will provide a future beyond their day-to-day nine-to-five grind.   And then the pandemic arrived to redefine where and how we work.    Emma Isaacs is founder of Business Chicks and author of the new book, The New Hustle: Don’t work harder, just work better.  She urges us all to re-think how we approach work….and to make the most of the new parameters of work and ambition.   Don’t work harder, just work better.  It’s the new hustle.   TODAY'S HEADLINES State v state over Pfizer vaccine allocation Taliban appoints interim government National Women’s Safety Summit closes PM under fire for lockdown Sydney trip Myanmar opposition urges citizen revolt against Junta Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

24:21

EP204 - S2

7 Sep 21

Dispelling the vaccine myths with Dr Nick (Part 2)

This is our second episode in a two-part podcast with Dr Nick Coatsworth.   It’s time to dispel the vaccination conspiracies once and for all.   With 60 percent of the nation back in lockdown - and vaccinations now the key to our future, and freedom, the voices of vaccine hesitancy get louder and louder.   In this two-part podcast, we pose the questions that need answering.  Dr Nick dismisses the conspiracies one by one.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Sydney prepares for 2000 cases a day next week Missing Hunter Valley three-year-old found alive PM concedes Australia has ‘problem’ with women as Safety Summit begins  Taliban claims total control over Afghanistan with Panjshir Valley win Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Dispelling the vaccine myths with Dr Nick (Part 2)

This is our second episode in a two-part podcast with Dr Nick Coatsworth.   It’s time to dispel the vaccination conspiracies once and for all.   With 60 percent of the nation back in lockdown - and vaccinations now the key to our future, and freedom, the voices of vaccine hesitancy get louder and louder.   In this two-part podcast, we pose the questions that need answering.  Dr Nick dismisses the conspiracies one by one.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Sydney prepares for 2000 cases a day next week Missing Hunter Valley three-year-old found alive PM concedes Australia has ‘problem’ with women as Safety Summit begins  Taliban claims total control over Afghanistan with Panjshir Valley win Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

17:33

EP203 - S2

6 Sep 21

Dispelling the vaccine myths with Dr Nick (Part 1)

We’ve spoken to Dr Nick Coatsworth before about vaccinations - and some of you may feel like you’re listening to a broken record….   With 60 percent of the nation back in lockdown - and vaccinations now the key to our future, and freedom, the voices of vaccine hesitancy get louder and louder.   In this two-part podcast, we’re going to pose the questions that need answering.  Once and for all.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid case numbers expected to peak this week Shark kills surfer at Coffs Harbour Four killed in suicide bombing Pakistan/Afghan border Search widens for missing Hunter Valley boy Paralympics winds up in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  

Dispelling the vaccine myths with Dr Nick (Part 1)

We’ve spoken to Dr Nick Coatsworth before about vaccinations - and some of you may feel like you’re listening to a broken record….   With 60 percent of the nation back in lockdown - and vaccinations now the key to our future, and freedom, the voices of vaccine hesitancy get louder and louder.   In this two-part podcast, we’re going to pose the questions that need answering.  Once and for all.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid case numbers expected to peak this week Shark kills surfer at Coffs Harbour Four killed in suicide bombing Pakistan/Afghan border Search widens for missing Hunter Valley boy Paralympics winds up in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  

18:59

EP202 - S2

5 Sep 21

Carrie Bickmore is reuniting with 9/11 victims, two decades on.

Carrie Bickmore is one of Australia’s most recognisable newsreaders, helming 'The Project' every weeknight while commanding the Hit Network’s radio drive show 'The Carrie & Tommy Show'.   She has an impressive portfolio beyond the Carrie we see on our screens, earning an Order of Australia for raising over $18 million for brain cancer research with her charity ‘Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer’.   Jamila Rizvi sits down with Carrie to discuss her career as a journalist and host of 'The Project', the journey of grief, and her upcoming 9/11 special with Network Ten to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the event.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:  WATCH: The Newsroom (Binge) WATCH: The Newsreader (ABC iview) DOWNLOAD: Headspace app COOK: Blender Beetroot Brownies (Alice Zaslavsky)

Carrie Bickmore is reuniting with 9/11 victims, two decades on.

Carrie Bickmore is one of Australia’s most recognisable newsreaders, helming 'The Project' every weeknight while commanding the Hit Network’s radio drive show 'The Carrie & Tommy Show'.   She has an impressive portfolio beyond the Carrie we see on our screens, earning an Order of Australia for raising over $18 million for brain cancer research with her charity ‘Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer’.   Jamila Rizvi sits down with Carrie to discuss her career as a journalist and host of 'The Project', the journey of grief, and her upcoming 9/11 special with Network Ten to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the event.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:  WATCH: The Newsroom (Binge) WATCH: The Newsreader (ABC iview) DOWNLOAD: Headspace app COOK: Blender Beetroot Brownies (Alice Zaslavsky)

27:27

EP201 - S2

3 Sep 21

Life is tough (but so are you)

Briony Benjamin had just started a new job.  A few months later, she started to feel unwell. She felt crappy for a year without any known reason. Doctors told her she was just stressed and should rest more and learn to meditate, but it turned out she had cancer.    Briony was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 31. Unsure of what was to come, she turned the camera on herself and started documenting her journey resulting in a short video, You Only Get One Life, which went viral.   Her new book, Life Is Tough (But So Are You), Briony shares what the experience taught her about navigating tricky times and finding the new path into your next awesome chapter.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Over-60s urged to get vaccine as Delta numbers soar New study raises Covid concerns for children Eight dead as Hurricane Ida rainfall heads north ABBA announces new album, virtual concerts Paralympians to receive same medal payment as Olympians Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  

Life is tough (but so are you)

Briony Benjamin had just started a new job.  A few months later, she started to feel unwell. She felt crappy for a year without any known reason. Doctors told her she was just stressed and should rest more and learn to meditate, but it turned out she had cancer.    Briony was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 31. Unsure of what was to come, she turned the camera on herself and started documenting her journey resulting in a short video, You Only Get One Life, which went viral.   Her new book, Life Is Tough (But So Are You), Briony shares what the experience taught her about navigating tricky times and finding the new path into your next awesome chapter.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Over-60s urged to get vaccine as Delta numbers soar New study raises Covid concerns for children Eight dead as Hurricane Ida rainfall heads north ABBA announces new album, virtual concerts Paralympians to receive same medal payment as Olympians Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  

22:16

EP200 - S2

2 Sep 21

The General running Australia's vaccine rollout

We’re all being urged to get a Covid vaccine so the nation can reach the critical milestones of 70 and 80 percent vaccination.  They’re the targets state and territory governments have to hit before we can transition out of lockdowns and back to life pre-Covid 19.   Prime Minister Scot Morrison appointed Lieutenant General John Frewen as coordinator of the National COVID Vaccine Taskforce.  It’s General Frewen’s job to get as many vaccines to as many people as possible.   In this Briefing, we talk about getting vaccines to regional hotspots; the NEXT stage of the Covid roadmap to freedom; and whether we’ll be required to get booster shots next year and beyond….   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria abandons zero case policy Urgent virus warning for regional NSW Companies under fire for profits while receiving JobKeeper Piers Morgan cleared by authorities over Meghan comments Silver for Dylan Allcott and Heath Davidson in quad doubles Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

The General running Australia's vaccine rollout

We’re all being urged to get a Covid vaccine so the nation can reach the critical milestones of 70 and 80 percent vaccination.  They’re the targets state and territory governments have to hit before we can transition out of lockdowns and back to life pre-Covid 19.   Prime Minister Scot Morrison appointed Lieutenant General John Frewen as coordinator of the National COVID Vaccine Taskforce.  It’s General Frewen’s job to get as many vaccines to as many people as possible.   In this Briefing, we talk about getting vaccines to regional hotspots; the NEXT stage of the Covid roadmap to freedom; and whether we’ll be required to get booster shots next year and beyond….   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria abandons zero case policy Urgent virus warning for regional NSW Companies under fire for profits while receiving JobKeeper Piers Morgan cleared by authorities over Meghan comments Silver for Dylan Allcott and Heath Davidson in quad doubles Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

21:11

EP199 - S2

1 Sep 21

Did Banjo Patterson whitewash the Man from Snowy River?

Australia has the largest wild horse population in the world with numbers estimated in the range of half a million. In the Outback they’re regularly culled by helicopter and nobody bats an eyelid - the battle between those who are opposed to the horses being culled, and those who say they’re ruining the pristine alpine environment they call home.   Walkley-award winning journalist Anthony Sharwood has written a new book, the Brumby Wars.   He paints the picture of a culture war between those who want the brumbies culled and those who want them protected   And… Anthony unearths new evidence that reignites old claims The Man From Snowy River – is part of whitewashed history. As in the... stockman from Banjo Paterson’s poem – was actually, originally, an Indigenous man.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Western NSW focus of new Covid crisis Victoria records two Covid deaths at restrictions to ease 500,000 Covid vaccines arriving from Singapore Taliban celebrates as last US flight leaves Kabul Alcott through to Paralympic gold decider Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Did Banjo Patterson whitewash the Man from Snowy River?

Australia has the largest wild horse population in the world with numbers estimated in the range of half a million. In the Outback they’re regularly culled by helicopter and nobody bats an eyelid - the battle between those who are opposed to the horses being culled, and those who say they’re ruining the pristine alpine environment they call home.   Walkley-award winning journalist Anthony Sharwood has written a new book, the Brumby Wars.   He paints the picture of a culture war between those who want the brumbies culled and those who want them protected   And… Anthony unearths new evidence that reignites old claims The Man From Snowy River – is part of whitewashed history. As in the... stockman from Banjo Paterson’s poem – was actually, originally, an Indigenous man.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Western NSW focus of new Covid crisis Victoria records two Covid deaths at restrictions to ease 500,000 Covid vaccines arriving from Singapore Taliban celebrates as last US flight leaves Kabul Alcott through to Paralympic gold decider Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

21:46

EP198 - S2

31 Aug 21

The Poor Economist (Part 2)

This is the second instalment in our interview with the Poor Economist, a young Australian who grew up below the poverty line before moving to a career in economics and policy.   Alison Pennington is a Senior Economist at The Australian Institute – a progressive thinktank and recently she has opened up about her experience growing up in poverty.   In this second of two episodes, Allison talks about policy she’d like to see implemented to help the poor. She’s talking about “the most fundamental need” of the economy being addressing human need.  Part 2 of our chat with the Poor Economist.   TODAY'S HEADLINES US warns of terror threats as it prepares to leave Afghanistan NSW braces for October to be worst Covid month Mental health crisis looms as lockdowns linger Hurricane Ida eases as it travels across southern US Table tennis gold for Australia at Tokyo Paralympics Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

The Poor Economist (Part 2)

This is the second instalment in our interview with the Poor Economist, a young Australian who grew up below the poverty line before moving to a career in economics and policy.   Alison Pennington is a Senior Economist at The Australian Institute – a progressive thinktank and recently she has opened up about her experience growing up in poverty.   In this second of two episodes, Allison talks about policy she’d like to see implemented to help the poor. She’s talking about “the most fundamental need” of the economy being addressing human need.  Part 2 of our chat with the Poor Economist.   TODAY'S HEADLINES US warns of terror threats as it prepares to leave Afghanistan NSW braces for October to be worst Covid month Mental health crisis looms as lockdowns linger Hurricane Ida eases as it travels across southern US Table tennis gold for Australia at Tokyo Paralympics Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

17:24

EP197 - S2

30 Aug 21

The Poor Economist (Part 1)

Poor and economist, two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence. But this week we’re looking into what it’s like growing up below the poverty line and moving into a typically middle-class career.   Alison Pennington is a Senior Economist at The Australian Institute – a progressive thinktank and recently she has opened up about her experience growing up in poverty.   Many of us know what it’s like to stress about money, but what is it like to grow up in a genuine working class environment? Well in this two-part special on The Briefing, we’re talking to ‘The Poor Economist’.   TODAY'S HEADLINES US drone strike takes out suicide bombers in Kabul Victoria to extend lockdown as Delta case numbers climb Hurricane Ida approaching US coast Coalition dips in latest Newspoll Another strong day for Aussies at Tokyo Paralympics Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

The Poor Economist (Part 1)

Poor and economist, two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence. But this week we’re looking into what it’s like growing up below the poverty line and moving into a typically middle-class career.   Alison Pennington is a Senior Economist at The Australian Institute – a progressive thinktank and recently she has opened up about her experience growing up in poverty.   Many of us know what it’s like to stress about money, but what is it like to grow up in a genuine working class environment? Well in this two-part special on The Briefing, we’re talking to ‘The Poor Economist’.   TODAY'S HEADLINES US drone strike takes out suicide bombers in Kabul Victoria to extend lockdown as Delta case numbers climb Hurricane Ida approaching US coast Coalition dips in latest Newspoll Another strong day for Aussies at Tokyo Paralympics Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

20:07

EP196 - S2

29 Aug 21

Annika Smethurst - Political reporter, author and co-host of the Briefing

Political reporter and author and co-host of The Briefing Annika Smethurst joins Jamila in this captivating conversation.   Annika is a double Walkley Award Winner, and has worked in the press gallery at parliament house in Canberra and now covers state politics for The Age newspaper in Melbourne. In 2019 she became the accidental poster girl for press freedom when her house was raided by the Australian federal police over a story she wrote.   In today’s episode she sits down with Jamila to talk about, what drew her to journalism, losing her innocence after the AFP raided her home, and her new book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister‘ the first biography of Scott Morrison as PM.   THE WEEKEND LIST:  App:  Gartic Phone Watch:The Chair on Netflix Watch: Dr Death on Stan Scroll:Please hate these things on Instagram

Annika Smethurst - Political reporter, author and co-host of the Briefing

Political reporter and author and co-host of The Briefing Annika Smethurst joins Jamila in this captivating conversation.   Annika is a double Walkley Award Winner, and has worked in the press gallery at parliament house in Canberra and now covers state politics for The Age newspaper in Melbourne. In 2019 she became the accidental poster girl for press freedom when her house was raided by the Australian federal police over a story she wrote.   In today’s episode she sits down with Jamila to talk about, what drew her to journalism, losing her innocence after the AFP raided her home, and her new book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister‘ the first biography of Scott Morrison as PM.   THE WEEKEND LIST:  App:  Gartic Phone Watch:The Chair on Netflix Watch: Dr Death on Stan Scroll:Please hate these things on Instagram

28:14

EP195 - S2

27 Aug 21

Is the pandemic a game changer for stay-at-home Dads?

With Tom about to take time off to welcome his first child, we thought we’d look at how the pandemic is influencing the traditional roles in the home.   Mark Tamhane is an ABC reporter and stay- at-home father with six children. Madonna King is a journalist and author. Madonna has written 12 books; three of them focusing on what our teen girls are thinking but not telling us...and also the important roles fathers play in their children's lives.   We all know a dad who’s spending more time at home with the family as a result of the pandemic.  Well, on today’s Briefing, could the pandemic be a game changer for stay-at-home dads?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Death toll rising as two massive explosions rock Kabul airport Covid restrictions to ease in NSW as case numbers soar Woman pulled from boot of car trying to sneak into QLD Huge truck strike to cripple retail industry More medals for Australia at the Paralympics Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

Is the pandemic a game changer for stay-at-home Dads?

With Tom about to take time off to welcome his first child, we thought we’d look at how the pandemic is influencing the traditional roles in the home.   Mark Tamhane is an ABC reporter and stay- at-home father with six children. Madonna King is a journalist and author. Madonna has written 12 books; three of them focusing on what our teen girls are thinking but not telling us...and also the important roles fathers play in their children's lives.   We all know a dad who’s spending more time at home with the family as a result of the pandemic.  Well, on today’s Briefing, could the pandemic be a game changer for stay-at-home dads?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Death toll rising as two massive explosions rock Kabul airport Covid restrictions to ease in NSW as case numbers soar Woman pulled from boot of car trying to sneak into QLD Huge truck strike to cripple retail industry More medals for Australia at the Paralympics Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE

21:43

EP194 - S2

26 Aug 21

Regional Australia's race against Delta

Regional NSW and Victoria are currently in lockdown as the Delta variant of the Covid virus spreads across rural Australia.     We’re joined by Dr John Hall, President of the Regional Doctors Association of Australia who tells us the challenge is getting personell across borders and into remote communities; and Dubbo Mayor Stephen Lawrence, who says he’s fearful of what the crisis means for remote Indigenous communities.    The next few weeks will be critical. Today on The Briefing, regional Australia’s race against Delta.    TODAY'S HEADLINES US confirms August 31 withdrawal from Afghanistan States firm up borders to battle Delta NSW’s hospitals at breaking point; HSC delay considered Aussies score first gold medals at Paralympics Kanye West changing his name Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Regional Australia's race against Delta

Regional NSW and Victoria are currently in lockdown as the Delta variant of the Covid virus spreads across rural Australia.     We’re joined by Dr John Hall, President of the Regional Doctors Association of Australia who tells us the challenge is getting personell across borders and into remote communities; and Dubbo Mayor Stephen Lawrence, who says he’s fearful of what the crisis means for remote Indigenous communities.    The next few weeks will be critical. Today on The Briefing, regional Australia’s race against Delta.    TODAY'S HEADLINES US confirms August 31 withdrawal from Afghanistan States firm up borders to battle Delta NSW’s hospitals at breaking point; HSC delay considered Aussies score first gold medals at Paralympics Kanye West changing his name Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:30

EP193 - S2

25 Aug 21

The new rule infuriating Aussies overseas

The federal government has introduced a new rule requiring Australians who live overseas to apply to return.  One of our listeners asked us to get to the bottom of the story.       We’re joined by Karen Andrews, the federal minister for Home Affairs who explains the reasons for the stricter rules.      Why are there stringent rules in place for Australians returning home ….and those who live overseas who want to come back home, to visit their loved ones?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80 Taliban urges US to stop evacuating Afghans Sydney hospital forced into Covid ‘crisis’ mode NAPLAN results show little Covid impact on literacy and numeracy The Paralympics underway in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

The new rule infuriating Aussies overseas

The federal government has introduced a new rule requiring Australians who live overseas to apply to return.  One of our listeners asked us to get to the bottom of the story.       We’re joined by Karen Andrews, the federal minister for Home Affairs who explains the reasons for the stricter rules.      Why are there stringent rules in place for Australians returning home ….and those who live overseas who want to come back home, to visit their loved ones?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80 Taliban urges US to stop evacuating Afghans Sydney hospital forced into Covid ‘crisis’ mode NAPLAN results show little Covid impact on literacy and numeracy The Paralympics underway in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:58

EP192 - S2

24 Aug 21

An incredible Australian Paralympic story

Curtis McGrath, OAM is an Australian para canoeist who took up canoeing competitively after having both of his legs amputated as a result of a mine blast while serving in the Australian Army in Afghanistan.    Curtis joins us just days before heading to Tokyo to defend his gold medal he won at the Rio Paralympics.    The Games begin tonight.    TODAY'S HEADLINES Stay the course: PM’s plan to re-open Australia Berejiklian: Covid-zero is unattainable Pfizer vaccine approved in the US Qantas vaccine incentive campaign The Paralympics kick off tonight in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

An incredible Australian Paralympic story

Curtis McGrath, OAM is an Australian para canoeist who took up canoeing competitively after having both of his legs amputated as a result of a mine blast while serving in the Australian Army in Afghanistan.    Curtis joins us just days before heading to Tokyo to defend his gold medal he won at the Rio Paralympics.    The Games begin tonight.    TODAY'S HEADLINES Stay the course: PM’s plan to re-open Australia Berejiklian: Covid-zero is unattainable Pfizer vaccine approved in the US Qantas vaccine incentive campaign The Paralympics kick off tonight in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:45

EP191 - S2

23 Aug 21

The Prince Andrew Virginia Giuffre case explained

Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein's longtime accusers, is suing Prince Andrew, saying the royal sexually assaulted her when she was 17. Giuffre, who now lives in Australia, filed a civil suit in the Manhattan federal court. She claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew on three occasions at properties owned by Epstein.    Adam Klasfeld is a journalist and managing editor at Law & Crime,he also hosts a law/crime podcast called ‘Objection’.  Adam joins us to talk about the case and how it’s likely to play out in court.  Guiffre is suing under a New York State law permitting alleged victims of childhood sexual abuse to file civil claims that might otherwise be blocked by statutes of limitations.    Reports out of the UK say the prince could be served the papers personally as early as this weekend.    TODAY'S HEADLINES WA Premier blames NSW for Covid crisis New restrictions begin today across NSW Border clash completes weekend of protests 300 Australians evacuated and security warnings issued at Kabul Airport Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

The Prince Andrew Virginia Giuffre case explained

Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein's longtime accusers, is suing Prince Andrew, saying the royal sexually assaulted her when she was 17. Giuffre, who now lives in Australia, filed a civil suit in the Manhattan federal court. She claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew on three occasions at properties owned by Epstein.    Adam Klasfeld is a journalist and managing editor at Law & Crime,he also hosts a law/crime podcast called ‘Objection’.  Adam joins us to talk about the case and how it’s likely to play out in court.  Guiffre is suing under a New York State law permitting alleged victims of childhood sexual abuse to file civil claims that might otherwise be blocked by statutes of limitations.    Reports out of the UK say the prince could be served the papers personally as early as this weekend.    TODAY'S HEADLINES WA Premier blames NSW for Covid crisis New restrictions begin today across NSW Border clash completes weekend of protests 300 Australians evacuated and security warnings issued at Kabul Airport Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:51

EP190 - S2

22 Aug 21

Turia Pitt is persistent, pragmatic, hilarious and Hard Work.

In 2011, Turia Pitt was competing in an ultramarathon through Western Australia's Kimberley region, when she was trapped in a bushfire. She suffered burns to 65 percent of her body. Turia defied doctors’ expectations to not only survive but to thrive. Today she is a best-selling author, podcaster, motivational speaker and mum. She sits down with Jamila Rizvi to talk about how her accident set her on a new path of success, rehabilitation, building a family and how she’s beaten her crippling fear of public speaking. Check out Turia Pitt's new podcast: 'Turia Pitt Is Hard Work'! THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Watch:Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) Watch:Question Everything (ABC TV and ABC iView) Do: Order hot chocolate from the Yarra Valley Hot Chocolate Festival Listen:When Facing The Things We Turn Away From by Luke Hemmings

Turia Pitt is persistent, pragmatic, hilarious and Hard Work.

In 2011, Turia Pitt was competing in an ultramarathon through Western Australia's Kimberley region, when she was trapped in a bushfire. She suffered burns to 65 percent of her body. Turia defied doctors’ expectations to not only survive but to thrive. Today she is a best-selling author, podcaster, motivational speaker and mum. She sits down with Jamila Rizvi to talk about how her accident set her on a new path of success, rehabilitation, building a family and how she’s beaten her crippling fear of public speaking. Check out Turia Pitt's new podcast: 'Turia Pitt Is Hard Work'! THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Watch:Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) Watch:Question Everything (ABC TV and ABC iView) Do: Order hot chocolate from the Yarra Valley Hot Chocolate Festival Listen:When Facing The Things We Turn Away From by Luke Hemmings

32:38

EP189 - S2

20 Aug 21

The comedian we need right now – Sam Simmons

Australian comedian Sam Simmons was feeling like the rest of Aussies in lockdown....a little bored, lonely and sad.  So, he decided to do something about it.    He’s taking calls from random strangers each day – what he calls ‘talksies’, and he’s changing peoples’ lives.  Between midday and 1pm AEST each day, he takes calls on 0431 281 879.      On today’s Briefing, what an extroverted introvert does in lockdown.    TODAY'S HEADLINES PM Morrison says Aussies will reunite for Christmas  Glimmer of hope for NSW hospitality industry  Taliban stopping Australians from leaving Kabul  AstraZeneca vaccine renamed   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

The comedian we need right now – Sam Simmons

Australian comedian Sam Simmons was feeling like the rest of Aussies in lockdown....a little bored, lonely and sad.  So, he decided to do something about it.    He’s taking calls from random strangers each day – what he calls ‘talksies’, and he’s changing peoples’ lives.  Between midday and 1pm AEST each day, he takes calls on 0431 281 879.      On today’s Briefing, what an extroverted introvert does in lockdown.    TODAY'S HEADLINES PM Morrison says Aussies will reunite for Christmas  Glimmer of hope for NSW hospitality industry  Taliban stopping Australians from leaving Kabul  AstraZeneca vaccine renamed   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

18:39

EP188 - S2

19 Aug 21

Aussie soldiers react to Taliban victory in Afghanistan

The Taliban has stormed back to power in Afghanistan.  The images of people falling from aircraft this week have left the world in shock.   Heston Russell is a retired major who served in four tours to Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment.  He joins us to talk about what it means to ex-servicemen and women who now watch on as their dedication and commitment amounts to nothing.   Glenn Kolomeitz is a lawyer and former Lieutenant Colonel, who also served in Afghanistan.  He represents more than 700 Afghan civilians who worked with the allied forces.  They’re now on a Taliban kill list.   On today’s Briefing, why is Australia washing its hands of its responsibilities....to its veterans...and the Afghan people who served alongside them?   TODAY'S HEADLINES More flights to Afghanistan after chaos leaves evacuees stranded  John Howard defends Afghan invasion as fight against terror, slams Western withdrawal NSW Government defends lockdown measures as cases soar Fears Melbourne numbers will rise after run of mysterious cases R Kelly trial underway in NY   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Aussie soldiers react to Taliban victory in Afghanistan

The Taliban has stormed back to power in Afghanistan.  The images of people falling from aircraft this week have left the world in shock.   Heston Russell is a retired major who served in four tours to Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment.  He joins us to talk about what it means to ex-servicemen and women who now watch on as their dedication and commitment amounts to nothing.   Glenn Kolomeitz is a lawyer and former Lieutenant Colonel, who also served in Afghanistan.  He represents more than 700 Afghan civilians who worked with the allied forces.  They’re now on a Taliban kill list.   On today’s Briefing, why is Australia washing its hands of its responsibilities....to its veterans...and the Afghan people who served alongside them?   TODAY'S HEADLINES More flights to Afghanistan after chaos leaves evacuees stranded  John Howard defends Afghan invasion as fight against terror, slams Western withdrawal NSW Government defends lockdown measures as cases soar Fears Melbourne numbers will rise after run of mysterious cases R Kelly trial underway in NY   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:14

EP187 - S2

18 Aug 21

Abandoned: Afghan local speaks to the Briefing

The Taliban stormed into the Afghan capital Kabul at the weekend, just days after allied troops retreated from the city.   We're joined by Sharif Safi, co-founder of the Kabul Peace Forum, an Afghan man in Kabul facing a grim reality.   He's been in Kabul this week ...and is speaking to us from his home just outside the city.   He’s in hiding and fearing for his life.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Taliban promise rights for women, no support for terror in new Afghanistan ADF teams to western NSW as regional Covid cases grow National lockdown for New Zealand after new case detected BHP sells oil and gas business   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Abandoned: Afghan local speaks to the Briefing

The Taliban stormed into the Afghan capital Kabul at the weekend, just days after allied troops retreated from the city.   We're joined by Sharif Safi, co-founder of the Kabul Peace Forum, an Afghan man in Kabul facing a grim reality.   He's been in Kabul this week ...and is speaking to us from his home just outside the city.   He’s in hiding and fearing for his life.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Taliban promise rights for women, no support for terror in new Afghanistan ADF teams to western NSW as regional Covid cases grow National lockdown for New Zealand after new case detected BHP sells oil and gas business   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

16:14

EP186 - S2

17 Aug 21

Tom and Annika interview the Treasurer

Australia had its first recession in almost 30 years last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc around the world.   We made a quick recovery, but is the Delta variant and the lockdowns it’s causing around the nation putting that at risk?   Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg joins us to explain the economic impact of Delta and what the government’s doing to support livelihoods and help us open back up.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Several dead following chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as UN intervenes Melbourne lockdown tightened, extended as Premier blasts rule-breakers Deadliest day of NSW outbreak as cases rise in the regions Questions over Federer future after withdrawal from US Open   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Tom and Annika interview the Treasurer

Australia had its first recession in almost 30 years last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc around the world.   We made a quick recovery, but is the Delta variant and the lockdowns it’s causing around the nation putting that at risk?   Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg joins us to explain the economic impact of Delta and what the government’s doing to support livelihoods and help us open back up.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Several dead following chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as UN intervenes Melbourne lockdown tightened, extended as Premier blasts rule-breakers Deadliest day of NSW outbreak as cases rise in the regions Questions over Federer future after withdrawal from US Open   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:55

EP185 - S2

16 Aug 21

Why the Delta variant exploded in western Sydney

The Sydney Delta outbreak paralysing Australia’s largest city started in the East, so why is it in the west and south-west that the impact’s been felt the hardest?  Is it the culture?  The landscape?  Or a combination of both?    We’re joined by Bashar Hanna, long-time Fairfield resident and President of Australian Mesopotamian Cultural Association; and Professor Ben Harris-Roxas, Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in community health at UNSW, who lives in one of the locked-down areas.    How and why has the Delta variant exploded in western Sydney?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Taliban on the brink of victory in Afghanistan as President flees country Young Sydneysiders to be prioritised in Poland Pfizer purchase Victoria battling mystery cases in final week of lockdown Haitians scramble to search and rescue ahead of tropical storm New rules for Sydney as cases continue to grow   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Why the Delta variant exploded in western Sydney

The Sydney Delta outbreak paralysing Australia’s largest city started in the East, so why is it in the west and south-west that the impact’s been felt the hardest?  Is it the culture?  The landscape?  Or a combination of both?    We’re joined by Bashar Hanna, long-time Fairfield resident and President of Australian Mesopotamian Cultural Association; and Professor Ben Harris-Roxas, Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in community health at UNSW, who lives in one of the locked-down areas.    How and why has the Delta variant exploded in western Sydney?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Taliban on the brink of victory in Afghanistan as President flees country Young Sydneysiders to be prioritised in Poland Pfizer purchase Victoria battling mystery cases in final week of lockdown Haitians scramble to search and rescue ahead of tropical storm New rules for Sydney as cases continue to grow   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

22:21

EP184 - S2

15 Aug 21

Author Amani Haydar on her mother's murder at the hands of her father and how it shaped her parenting.

Amani Haydar lost her mother in a brutal act of violence, perpetrated by her father, in March of 2015.   She was five months pregnant with her first baby at the time. The horror of that experience shaped Amani’s own perception of how she wanted to mother, and how she had been mothered.   Amani spent much of the two years between her mother’s death and her father’s trial, in a daze. She said she hated her father for what he’d stolen from her and that her pain might have become unbearable were it not for her art.   Jamila Rizvi discusses her career change from a commercial litigator to artist and author, generational trauma and the events that turned Amani’s world upside down.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Listen: If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is by Still Woozy Watch: Drag Race España (Stan) Watch:The Act (Binge) Do:Melbourne Writers Festival (3 – 12 September)

Author Amani Haydar on her mother's murder at the hands of her father and how it shaped her parenting.

Amani Haydar lost her mother in a brutal act of violence, perpetrated by her father, in March of 2015.   She was five months pregnant with her first baby at the time. The horror of that experience shaped Amani’s own perception of how she wanted to mother, and how she had been mothered.   Amani spent much of the two years between her mother’s death and her father’s trial, in a daze. She said she hated her father for what he’d stolen from her and that her pain might have become unbearable were it not for her art.   Jamila Rizvi discusses her career change from a commercial litigator to artist and author, generational trauma and the events that turned Amani’s world upside down.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Listen: If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is by Still Woozy Watch: Drag Race España (Stan) Watch:The Act (Binge) Do:Melbourne Writers Festival (3 – 12 September)

28:03

EP183 - S2

13 Aug 21

We answer your questions on how to survive lockdown

Millions of Australians are in lockdown and wondering how they’re going to survive, mentally and financially.  We asked our social media followers to send in their questions and we asked an expert to answer them.   Dr Jo Mitchell is a clinical psychologist from Melbourne.  Dr Jo provides practical and tangible advice on how we can navigate the weeks ahead.   Join us on the Briefing couch as we discuss ways to manage the ever-increasing pressure of lockdowns.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Canberra enters first lockdown in more than a year NSW asks for extra troops as restrictions tighten Workplace regulator paves the way for mandatory jabs Afghan army chief sacked, Taliban advance on Aussie base Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

We answer your questions on how to survive lockdown

Millions of Australians are in lockdown and wondering how they’re going to survive, mentally and financially.  We asked our social media followers to send in their questions and we asked an expert to answer them.   Dr Jo Mitchell is a clinical psychologist from Melbourne.  Dr Jo provides practical and tangible advice on how we can navigate the weeks ahead.   Join us on the Briefing couch as we discuss ways to manage the ever-increasing pressure of lockdowns.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Canberra enters first lockdown in more than a year NSW asks for extra troops as restrictions tighten Workplace regulator paves the way for mandatory jabs Afghan army chief sacked, Taliban advance on Aussie base Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:26

EP182 - S2

12 Aug 21

IPCC Report: what it means for Australia’s future.

The United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change has released its latest report on the future of the planet – and it’s not good news.   Professor Will Steffen is a climate change expert and researcher at the Australian National University, Canberra and Councillor on the Climate Council.  Professor Will takes us through what the new report means for Australia – and what Australia should be doing to reduce emissions.   Are we right to point the finger at big polluters like China and India?  Should we be doing more as a first world country to help developing nations reach the world’s goals?  The answer is yes.    In this Briefing, what the IPCC’s new report means for Australia.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Swathes of regional NSW put into lockdown Lockdown lifted in Cairns, extended in Victoria AOC condemns double quarantine for SA Olympians US wins right to appeal evidence in Assange case Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

IPCC Report: what it means for Australia’s future.

The United Nations’ International Panel on Climate Change has released its latest report on the future of the planet – and it’s not good news.   Professor Will Steffen is a climate change expert and researcher at the Australian National University, Canberra and Councillor on the Climate Council.  Professor Will takes us through what the new report means for Australia – and what Australia should be doing to reduce emissions.   Are we right to point the finger at big polluters like China and India?  Should we be doing more as a first world country to help developing nations reach the world’s goals?  The answer is yes.    In this Briefing, what the IPCC’s new report means for Australia.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Swathes of regional NSW put into lockdown Lockdown lifted in Cairns, extended in Victoria AOC condemns double quarantine for SA Olympians US wins right to appeal evidence in Assange case Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:08

EP181 - S2

11 Aug 21

Will Delta change the game in China?

China has trumpeted their suppression of Covid-19 since the virus first emerged within their own borders and are now locking down on Delta, but are they doing as well as they seem?   Bill Birtles is the ABC’s China correspondent and up until last year he was living in Beijing.  He was in Wuhan, at the virus’ ground zero, as Covid spread around the world.   Bill’s back in Australia but still covering China - we thought we’d check into find out whether a recent flare up of delta cases... will force china to change its covid strategy?     Bill Birtles’ book is The Truth About China.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Melbournians await lockdown verdict, with extension likely NSW authorities admit too late to move on Western Sydney spread Andrew Cuomo resigns as Governor of New York PM hits out at China as world leaders target coal in wake of IPCC report Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Will Delta change the game in China?

China has trumpeted their suppression of Covid-19 since the virus first emerged within their own borders and are now locking down on Delta, but are they doing as well as they seem?   Bill Birtles is the ABC’s China correspondent and up until last year he was living in Beijing.  He was in Wuhan, at the virus’ ground zero, as Covid spread around the world.   Bill’s back in Australia but still covering China - we thought we’d check into find out whether a recent flare up of delta cases... will force china to change its covid strategy?     Bill Birtles’ book is The Truth About China.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Melbournians await lockdown verdict, with extension likely NSW authorities admit too late to move on Western Sydney spread Andrew Cuomo resigns as Governor of New York PM hits out at China as world leaders target coal in wake of IPCC report Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:32

EP180 - S2

10 Aug 21

Terminator: dual Olympic gold medallist Ariarne Titmus

The world watched on as Australia’s Ariarne Titmus and the USA’s Katie Ledecky prepared to battle it out in the women’s 200m and 400m freestyle events at the Tokyo Olympics.  Ledecky is regarded as the greatest female swimmer of all time.    Could the 20-year-old Ariarne Titmus beat the queen of the pool.  Yes!!    Ariarne joins us this morning from Howard Springs in the Northern Territory where she’s spending two weeks in Covid quarantine.    TODAY'S HEADLINES UN warns crucial climate threshold closer than ever in global warming report More NSW regions in lockdown as regional VIC rules lifted Moderna vaccine receives official approval R. Kelly trial begins in New York Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Terminator: dual Olympic gold medallist Ariarne Titmus

The world watched on as Australia’s Ariarne Titmus and the USA’s Katie Ledecky prepared to battle it out in the women’s 200m and 400m freestyle events at the Tokyo Olympics.  Ledecky is regarded as the greatest female swimmer of all time.    Could the 20-year-old Ariarne Titmus beat the queen of the pool.  Yes!!    Ariarne joins us this morning from Howard Springs in the Northern Territory where she’s spending two weeks in Covid quarantine.    TODAY'S HEADLINES UN warns crucial climate threshold closer than ever in global warming report More NSW regions in lockdown as regional VIC rules lifted Moderna vaccine receives official approval R. Kelly trial begins in New York Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

18:46

EP179 - S2

9 Aug 21

Brandon Jack: not fitting the life you’re born into

Being the son of a rugby league legend didn’t quite fit with Brandon Jack.  His new book ‘28’ delves deep into the search for his own identity while living a life that was imagined for him. He didn't really fit that life.   The book is so much more than a football memoir….it’s a snapshot of the professional sport psyche. It’s full of vivid details of life at the fringe, and memories of binge-drinking into oblivion as an escape during his playing days at the Sydney Swans.   Brandon talks about many of the things the rest of us try to hide.  The book is about family, ambition, ability and the search for love.     TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia’s first drive-thru vax site to open in Melbourne Lockdown in Cairns as restrictions lifted in south-east QLD Moderna vaccine to be approved for use in Australia Tokyo Games wind up with closing ceremony Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Brandon Jack: not fitting the life you’re born into

Being the son of a rugby league legend didn’t quite fit with Brandon Jack.  His new book ‘28’ delves deep into the search for his own identity while living a life that was imagined for him. He didn't really fit that life.   The book is so much more than a football memoir….it’s a snapshot of the professional sport psyche. It’s full of vivid details of life at the fringe, and memories of binge-drinking into oblivion as an escape during his playing days at the Sydney Swans.   Brandon talks about many of the things the rest of us try to hide.  The book is about family, ambition, ability and the search for love.     TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia’s first drive-thru vax site to open in Melbourne Lockdown in Cairns as restrictions lifted in south-east QLD Moderna vaccine to be approved for use in Australia Tokyo Games wind up with closing ceremony Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:00

EP178 - S2

8 Aug 21

Jacob Stanley, the nomad who went from beauty educator to media personality

Podcast aficionados will know Jacob Stanley as the co-host of Just The Gist with Rosie Waterland. But before his media life, he was the Head of Learning and Development at the beauty juggernaut Mecca, traveling the world for makeup.   For the past year and a half, he’s been podcasting on the road as he chasing his travel bug nomadically around Australia. He talks to Jamila Rizvi from the canopies of a Far North Queensland rainforest about his adaptable travel, the beauty industry, losing loved ones and parenthood.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:  Watch: The White Lotus (Binge)  Read: Media Tarts: How the Australian Press Frames Female by Julia Baird  Listen: The Feast EP by Sir Archer (thanks for the recommendation listener Sue Margaret!)  Podcast: Ladies We Need To Talk (ABC Radio)

Jacob Stanley, the nomad who went from beauty educator to media personality

Podcast aficionados will know Jacob Stanley as the co-host of Just The Gist with Rosie Waterland. But before his media life, he was the Head of Learning and Development at the beauty juggernaut Mecca, traveling the world for makeup.   For the past year and a half, he’s been podcasting on the road as he chasing his travel bug nomadically around Australia. He talks to Jamila Rizvi from the canopies of a Far North Queensland rainforest about his adaptable travel, the beauty industry, losing loved ones and parenthood.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:  Watch: The White Lotus (Binge)  Read: Media Tarts: How the Australian Press Frames Female by Julia Baird  Listen: The Feast EP by Sir Archer (thanks for the recommendation listener Sue Margaret!)  Podcast: Ladies We Need To Talk (ABC Radio)

24:16

EP177 - S2

6 Aug 21

Pushing back on zero risk covid 'experts': Dr Nick Coatsworth part 2

Are you concerned about media experts getting lots of media airtime to talk about Covid-19. but getting it wrong, often being way too pessimistic?  It feels like it’s impossible to filter out all the white noise to get to the facts we need to make an informed decision.   Dr Nick Coatsworth was the Deputy CMO for six months, he’s an infectious disease expert and the Director of Medical Services, Canberra Health Services. He wrote an op ed piece recently calling out his colleagues and other experts for expressing opinions not fact.   So where does the truth lie?  How do we strike a balance in the age of mass media and social media, so we can make informed decisions individually and as a country?  Dr Nick gives us the answers.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria joins Sydney, Brisbane in lockdown Sydney lockdown expanded to Newcastle and Hunter Hillsong leader vows to return to Australia to fight charges $1 billion from Commonwealth for Closing The Gap More gold up for grabs as Australia records most successful games ever Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Pushing back on zero risk covid 'experts': Dr Nick Coatsworth part 2

Are you concerned about media experts getting lots of media airtime to talk about Covid-19. but getting it wrong, often being way too pessimistic?  It feels like it’s impossible to filter out all the white noise to get to the facts we need to make an informed decision.   Dr Nick Coatsworth was the Deputy CMO for six months, he’s an infectious disease expert and the Director of Medical Services, Canberra Health Services. He wrote an op ed piece recently calling out his colleagues and other experts for expressing opinions not fact.   So where does the truth lie?  How do we strike a balance in the age of mass media and social media, so we can make informed decisions individually and as a country?  Dr Nick gives us the answers.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria joins Sydney, Brisbane in lockdown Sydney lockdown expanded to Newcastle and Hunter Hillsong leader vows to return to Australia to fight charges $1 billion from Commonwealth for Closing The Gap More gold up for grabs as Australia records most successful games ever Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:37

EP176 - S2

5 Aug 21

Afterpay: the intriguing story of an Australian unicorn

News broke this week that a US company had made a $39 billion bid for Australian firm, Afterpay.  It is the biggest business deal in the history of the Australian Stock Exchange.   A company that is created and then grows massively in a short amount of time is called a ‘unicorn’.  Jonathan Shapiro and James Eyers are reporters for the Australian Financial Review and the authors of ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’, a new book on the Afterpay phenomenon.  They join us to explain how and why so much wealth been created so quickly despite many initially saying the company was overhyped and overvalued.   On today’s Briefing, we learn how the company was created and how it grew so big so fast…..and made a lot of people very rich in the process.  Those who were lucky enough to discover the elusive unicorn.    TODAY'S HEADLINES QLD authorities suggest lockdown extension may be needed Expert coalition calls for AZ uptake, warns Australia doomed to continued lockdowns Commonwealth defends commuter car park scheme Medals on offer in hockey and soccer after sailing/running Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Afterpay: the intriguing story of an Australian unicorn

News broke this week that a US company had made a $39 billion bid for Australian firm, Afterpay.  It is the biggest business deal in the history of the Australian Stock Exchange.   A company that is created and then grows massively in a short amount of time is called a ‘unicorn’.  Jonathan Shapiro and James Eyers are reporters for the Australian Financial Review and the authors of ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’, a new book on the Afterpay phenomenon.  They join us to explain how and why so much wealth been created so quickly despite many initially saying the company was overhyped and overvalued.   On today’s Briefing, we learn how the company was created and how it grew so big so fast…..and made a lot of people very rich in the process.  Those who were lucky enough to discover the elusive unicorn.    TODAY'S HEADLINES QLD authorities suggest lockdown extension may be needed Expert coalition calls for AZ uptake, warns Australia doomed to continued lockdowns Commonwealth defends commuter car park scheme Medals on offer in hockey and soccer after sailing/running Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:19

EP175 - S2

4 Aug 21

Could Australian dogs be facing a Covid style contagion?

TODAY'S HEADLINES PM unveils vaccine threshold, admits need for restrictions NSW sets vaccination goal for lifting restrictions Wuhan back in lockdown amid Delta chaos Olympic finals for Kookaburras and Boomers Payphones to become free Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Could Australian dogs be facing a Covid style contagion?

TODAY'S HEADLINES PM unveils vaccine threshold, admits need for restrictions NSW sets vaccination goal for lifting restrictions Wuhan back in lockdown amid Delta chaos Olympic finals for Kookaburras and Boomers Payphones to become free Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:45

EP174 - S2

3 Aug 21

How did our female swimmers become so dominant?

The Tokyo Games has been Australia’s most successful Olympics in the pool ever, with nine gold medals.  In Rio, five years ago, we won three.  In London, we won just one.    The Australian swimming team has always been about the men – but in Tokyo, eight out of nine medals were won by female swimmers... which got us to number two in the world... behind the US with 11 gold... and 30 medals in total compared to our 20.   Seven’s Nathan Templeton was poolside all week.  He was the first person they spoke to after winning their events.   So how did we do it? How did our female swimmers take us back to our best?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Children to undergo testing as students form majority of QLD cases Labor and government push for different vaccine incentives Records broken on Square-Afterpay purchase Matildas out of Olympics after loss to Sweden Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

How did our female swimmers become so dominant?

The Tokyo Games has been Australia’s most successful Olympics in the pool ever, with nine gold medals.  In Rio, five years ago, we won three.  In London, we won just one.    The Australian swimming team has always been about the men – but in Tokyo, eight out of nine medals were won by female swimmers... which got us to number two in the world... behind the US with 11 gold... and 30 medals in total compared to our 20.   Seven’s Nathan Templeton was poolside all week.  He was the first person they spoke to after winning their events.   So how did we do it? How did our female swimmers take us back to our best?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Children to undergo testing as students form majority of QLD cases Labor and government push for different vaccine incentives Records broken on Square-Afterpay purchase Matildas out of Olympics after loss to Sweden Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

18:03

EP173 - S2

2 Aug 21

Should surf clubs take money from oil companies?

Ampol is sponsoring Surf Lifesaving Australia.  The giant oil company says its money will go to saving lives and its name will appear on the sleeves of surf club members on beaches right across Australia this summer.   The wider surfing community says the clubs should not be taking money from oil companies that contribute to global warming.  Sean Doherty is Chairperson of Surfrider Australia.  He says he understands why Surf Lifesaving Australia is taking the money, but it’s not a good look.   Social media erupted last month with people slamming Ampol AND Surf Lifesaving Australia.  We make sense of the debate in today’s Briefing.  If you have a view, join the discussion on Instagram.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW pushes vaccine drive and eased restrictions for August Missing link in SE QLD cases troubles authorities on second day of lockdown Sky News banned from YouTube Australia’s most successful day at Olympics ever Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Should surf clubs take money from oil companies?

Ampol is sponsoring Surf Lifesaving Australia.  The giant oil company says its money will go to saving lives and its name will appear on the sleeves of surf club members on beaches right across Australia this summer.   The wider surfing community says the clubs should not be taking money from oil companies that contribute to global warming.  Sean Doherty is Chairperson of Surfrider Australia.  He says he understands why Surf Lifesaving Australia is taking the money, but it’s not a good look.   Social media erupted last month with people slamming Ampol AND Surf Lifesaving Australia.  We make sense of the debate in today’s Briefing.  If you have a view, join the discussion on Instagram.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW pushes vaccine drive and eased restrictions for August Missing link in SE QLD cases troubles authorities on second day of lockdown Sky News banned from YouTube Australia’s most successful day at Olympics ever Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

17:43

EP172 - S2

1 Aug 21

Osher Günsberg on what’s in a name, the importance of nurture and 'The Bachelor'

Osher Günsberg is a familiar face on Australian television, having hosted Australian Idol, The Bachelor franchise and Masked Singer Australia.   However, off-screen, Osher is a much more complicated and complex man. He talks openly with Jamila Rizvi about his struggles with alcoholism and depression, finding spiritual connections in changing his name, his family life both now and growing up; as well as giving us in inside into The Bachelor.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Watch: Gossip Girl reboot (Binge) Watch: Never Have I Ever (Netflix) Listen: The Story of HugoEP by JAWNY Do: Order a fancy meal from Providoor.

Osher Günsberg on what’s in a name, the importance of nurture and 'The Bachelor'

Osher Günsberg is a familiar face on Australian television, having hosted Australian Idol, The Bachelor franchise and Masked Singer Australia.   However, off-screen, Osher is a much more complicated and complex man. He talks openly with Jamila Rizvi about his struggles with alcoholism and depression, finding spiritual connections in changing his name, his family life both now and growing up; as well as giving us in inside into The Bachelor.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Watch: Gossip Girl reboot (Binge) Watch: Never Have I Ever (Netflix) Listen: The Story of HugoEP by JAWNY Do: Order a fancy meal from Providoor.

26:16

EP171 - S2

30 Jul 21

Dr Nick Coatsworth: Your vaccine questions answered

There is so much information circulating about Pfizer, AstraZeneca and vaccines in general.  No one knows what to believe.   Dr Nick Coatsworth is former Deputy Chief Medical Officer….and Executive Director of Medical Services at Canberra Hospital. He features in the federal government’s ads urging us to get vaccinated.   We invited our listeners to send in their questions and Dr Nick has answered them.  Here are the answers to the questions that need asking.     TODAY'S HEADLINES Troops called onto Sydney streets after record number of cases Experts release vaccine modelling to National Cabinet First images of jailed Australian in Myanmar Aussie track and field athletes cleared following Covid scare Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Dr Nick Coatsworth: Your vaccine questions answered

There is so much information circulating about Pfizer, AstraZeneca and vaccines in general.  No one knows what to believe.   Dr Nick Coatsworth is former Deputy Chief Medical Officer….and Executive Director of Medical Services at Canberra Hospital. He features in the federal government’s ads urging us to get vaccinated.   We invited our listeners to send in their questions and Dr Nick has answered them.  Here are the answers to the questions that need asking.     TODAY'S HEADLINES Troops called onto Sydney streets after record number of cases Experts release vaccine modelling to National Cabinet First images of jailed Australian in Myanmar Aussie track and field athletes cleared following Covid scare Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:19

EP170 - S2

29 Jul 21

What’s the story with Friendlyjordies?

One of our listeners asked us to do an episode on the Friendlyjordies story. Friendlyjordies is Youtube star, Jordan Shanks - a 31-year-old from Sydney.  He started his satirical YouTube channel eight years ago, has half a million subscribers and has racked up 135m views. He’s part comedian part political commentator   Friendlyjordies published a series of videos personally attacking the NSW deputy premier John Barilaro.  Shanks is now being sued for defamation and his producer, Kristo Langker, has been charged with stalking Mr Barilaro.  The producer was arrested by the NSW Police Fixated Persons Squad.   We’re joined by Dr Keiran Hardy, counter-terrorism law and policy expert and lecturer at Griffith University to explain the fixated persons factor; and Michael McGowan, journalist at The Guardian who has covered developments in the Shanks/Langker cases.    What’s the story with Friendlyjordies?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Sydney suburbs put under strict rules as lockdown is extended Commonwealth boosts and expands emergency support payments  $35 million payout for NT child detention inmates Record Olympic haul for Aussies in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

What’s the story with Friendlyjordies?

One of our listeners asked us to do an episode on the Friendlyjordies story. Friendlyjordies is Youtube star, Jordan Shanks - a 31-year-old from Sydney.  He started his satirical YouTube channel eight years ago, has half a million subscribers and has racked up 135m views. He’s part comedian part political commentator   Friendlyjordies published a series of videos personally attacking the NSW deputy premier John Barilaro.  Shanks is now being sued for defamation and his producer, Kristo Langker, has been charged with stalking Mr Barilaro.  The producer was arrested by the NSW Police Fixated Persons Squad.   We’re joined by Dr Keiran Hardy, counter-terrorism law and policy expert and lecturer at Griffith University to explain the fixated persons factor; and Michael McGowan, journalist at The Guardian who has covered developments in the Shanks/Langker cases.    What’s the story with Friendlyjordies?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Sydney suburbs put under strict rules as lockdown is extended Commonwealth boosts and expands emergency support payments  $35 million payout for NT child detention inmates Record Olympic haul for Aussies in Tokyo Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:53

EP169 - S2

28 Jul 21

Tradies' nightmare: a national timber shortage

Australia is currently in the middle of a massive timber shortage.  It means the booming construction industry has had to hit the brakes.   Angela Lillicrap, Chief Economist with the Housing Industry Association explains the reasons for the shortage; Mark Swadling from Sydney’s Swadling Timbers explains what it means for the industry; and Andrew Page, a builder tells us what it means for tradies and their customers.   Small businesses across Australia are already on their knees in the wake of the pandemic, but could a timber shortage, attributed to things beyond the industry’s control, put even more pressure on tradies and the industry in general?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Greater Sydney lockdown to be extended by four weeks NSW opens AstraZeneca doses to all adults Covid breach from ship crew at Perth hospital More swimming wins up for grabs after historic surfing competition Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Tradies' nightmare: a national timber shortage

Australia is currently in the middle of a massive timber shortage.  It means the booming construction industry has had to hit the brakes.   Angela Lillicrap, Chief Economist with the Housing Industry Association explains the reasons for the shortage; Mark Swadling from Sydney’s Swadling Timbers explains what it means for the industry; and Andrew Page, a builder tells us what it means for tradies and their customers.   Small businesses across Australia are already on their knees in the wake of the pandemic, but could a timber shortage, attributed to things beyond the industry’s control, put even more pressure on tradies and the industry in general?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Greater Sydney lockdown to be extended by four weeks NSW opens AstraZeneca doses to all adults Covid breach from ship crew at Perth hospital More swimming wins up for grabs after historic surfing competition Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

18:44

EP168 - S2

27 Jul 21

Could Donald Trump reclaim the White House?

Donald Trump is back on the hustings in the US. He’s talking up his chances of reclaiming the White House.   So, how likely is he to run again in 2024?  Does he have the money?  Does he have the support?  Could one of his family members bump him from the top of the ballot paper?     Ron Elving, is Senior Editor and correspondent on the Washington desk for NPR News.  He breaks down the likelihood of Trump running again in 2024.  What are the obstacles and could legal action derail Trump's campaign.   TODAY'S HEADLINES VIC and SA lockdowns to ease tonight NSW police issue warning over second planned protest Sexual harassment training for politicians following workplace review BRS trial hears detail of villager death Titmus and Ledecky prepare for next pool showdow Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Could Donald Trump reclaim the White House?

Donald Trump is back on the hustings in the US. He’s talking up his chances of reclaiming the White House.   So, how likely is he to run again in 2024?  Does he have the money?  Does he have the support?  Could one of his family members bump him from the top of the ballot paper?     Ron Elving, is Senior Editor and correspondent on the Washington desk for NPR News.  He breaks down the likelihood of Trump running again in 2024.  What are the obstacles and could legal action derail Trump's campaign.   TODAY'S HEADLINES VIC and SA lockdowns to ease tonight NSW police issue warning over second planned protest Sexual harassment training for politicians following workplace review BRS trial hears detail of villager death Titmus and Ledecky prepare for next pool showdow Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:46

EP167 - S2

26 Jul 21

It's time to talk about dying with dignity

Next month, Independent NSW MP Alex Greenwich will introduce a voluntary assisted dying bill to the state’s parliament.  Under the proposal, adults with a terminal illness that will cause death within six months, can access assisted dying with the approval of two doctors.    Like recently adopted legislation in South Australia and Queensland, health practitioners can conscientiously object or decline to participate in assisted dying for any reason... including religion. Alex joins us to talk through the legislation.    Nikki Gemmel has a strong view on the debate because her mum took her own life because of chronic pain.  Nikki’s a well known author and wrote a book about her mum’s story called After.   On today’s Briefing, we talk about bringing dignity to dying.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Police tracking down anti-lockdown protestors NSW expected to extend Sydney lockdown after more deaths PM pushes AZ vaccine after ATAGI changes advice Olympic showdown: Titmus Vs Ledecky   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

It's time to talk about dying with dignity

Next month, Independent NSW MP Alex Greenwich will introduce a voluntary assisted dying bill to the state’s parliament.  Under the proposal, adults with a terminal illness that will cause death within six months, can access assisted dying with the approval of two doctors.    Like recently adopted legislation in South Australia and Queensland, health practitioners can conscientiously object or decline to participate in assisted dying for any reason... including religion. Alex joins us to talk through the legislation.    Nikki Gemmel has a strong view on the debate because her mum took her own life because of chronic pain.  Nikki’s a well known author and wrote a book about her mum’s story called After.   On today’s Briefing, we talk about bringing dignity to dying.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Police tracking down anti-lockdown protestors NSW expected to extend Sydney lockdown after more deaths PM pushes AZ vaccine after ATAGI changes advice Olympic showdown: Titmus Vs Ledecky   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

17:13

EP166 - S2

25 Jul 21

Nazeem Hussain, the internationally-renowned comedian who never intended to make it big

Comedian Nazeem Hussain became a household name after reaching the final of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, made his American TV debut sharing a screen with Bill Nye and has a comedy special on Netflix.   But Nazeem never meant to become an international comedy success as Jamila Rizvi finds out. The two talk about Nazeem’s heritage, growing up in Melbourne’s Muslim community and reconnecting with his Sri Lankan roots; life as a dad and rubbing shoulders with A-Listers like Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle on wild nights out.   THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Listen: F*CK LOVE 3: OVER YOU EP by The Kid LAROI Cook: Steve Manfredi’s Hunza Pie (Good Food) Cook: Hetty McKinnon’s Peanut Butter Noodles With Cucumbers (Bon Appétit) Watch: The Bold Type (Stan)

Nazeem Hussain, the internationally-renowned comedian who never intended to make it big

Comedian Nazeem Hussain became a household name after reaching the final of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, made his American TV debut sharing a screen with Bill Nye and has a comedy special on Netflix.   But Nazeem never meant to become an international comedy success as Jamila Rizvi finds out. The two talk about Nazeem’s heritage, growing up in Melbourne’s Muslim community and reconnecting with his Sri Lankan roots; life as a dad and rubbing shoulders with A-Listers like Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle on wild nights out.   THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor: Listen: F*CK LOVE 3: OVER YOU EP by The Kid LAROI Cook: Steve Manfredi’s Hunza Pie (Good Food) Cook: Hetty McKinnon’s Peanut Butter Noodles With Cucumbers (Bon Appétit) Watch: The Bold Type (Stan)

27:35

EP165 - S2

23 Jul 21

Meet two Aussies aiming for gold in Tokyo

The Tokyo Olympics is finally here!  The pandemic meant the Games were delayed by a year….and there were times this year when it looked like they might not go ahead.   We meet two young Australians hoping to win gold in their respective sports.  Australian Hockey midfielder, Renee Taylor; and Australian freestyle BMX rider Natalya Diehm have trained for years for the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games.   Today’s Briefing is an opportunity to meet two young Aussies giving all for their country in their chosen sports.   Keep an eye out for Renee and Natalya as they give their best in their bid for Olympic glory.    TODAY'S HEADLINES State and federal leaders back the AZ jab for under 40s QLD closes off border to all of NSW China rejects WHO investigation into lab leak theory John Coates hits out at “mansplaining” accusations Upset win for Australian soccer ahead of opening ceremony   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Meet two Aussies aiming for gold in Tokyo

The Tokyo Olympics is finally here!  The pandemic meant the Games were delayed by a year….and there were times this year when it looked like they might not go ahead.   We meet two young Australians hoping to win gold in their respective sports.  Australian Hockey midfielder, Renee Taylor; and Australian freestyle BMX rider Natalya Diehm have trained for years for the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games.   Today’s Briefing is an opportunity to meet two young Aussies giving all for their country in their chosen sports.   Keep an eye out for Renee and Natalya as they give their best in their bid for Olympic glory.    TODAY'S HEADLINES State and federal leaders back the AZ jab for under 40s QLD closes off border to all of NSW China rejects WHO investigation into lab leak theory John Coates hits out at “mansplaining” accusations Upset win for Australian soccer ahead of opening ceremony   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:51

EP164 - S2

22 Jul 21

A new wave of agony for the music industry

The Australian music industry is on its knees.  Artists and promoters have had gigs and festivals cancelled as a result of the most recent Covid lockdowns.   Reuben Styles, one half of Peking Duk, joins us to talk about the impact on local artists.  Many are desperate to get back to what they do best….and to make matters worse, they’re seeing sports venues packed to the rafters.   As a means to make a difference, the famous Australian music family, Alberts, has created Alberts Impact Ventures’ fund to help fund music projects to try to help kick start the sector.  We’re joined by investment manager Lisa Fedorenko; and head of strategy Glenn Bartlett to learn what strategies they have, to bring the industry back to life.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Brisbane confirmed as host for 2032 Olympics PM admits problems with vaccine rollout, pushes for change in AZ advice SA virus cluster doubles as NSW construction industry calls for restart UNESCO reef decision delayed as UK cities stripped of heritage status Dozens die in China subway flood   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

A new wave of agony for the music industry

The Australian music industry is on its knees.  Artists and promoters have had gigs and festivals cancelled as a result of the most recent Covid lockdowns.   Reuben Styles, one half of Peking Duk, joins us to talk about the impact on local artists.  Many are desperate to get back to what they do best….and to make matters worse, they’re seeing sports venues packed to the rafters.   As a means to make a difference, the famous Australian music family, Alberts, has created Alberts Impact Ventures’ fund to help fund music projects to try to help kick start the sector.  We’re joined by investment manager Lisa Fedorenko; and head of strategy Glenn Bartlett to learn what strategies they have, to bring the industry back to life.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Brisbane confirmed as host for 2032 Olympics PM admits problems with vaccine rollout, pushes for change in AZ advice SA virus cluster doubles as NSW construction industry calls for restart UNESCO reef decision delayed as UK cities stripped of heritage status Dozens die in China subway flood   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

23:03

EP163 - S2

21 Jul 21

Do Victorians have a right to be angry at Sydney?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has highlighted NSW’s role in seeding the outbreak that’s led to Victoria’s current lockdown and many Melburnians have expressed anger at Sydney for not containing the outbreak.   We’re joined by the much-loved Melbourne musician Rebecca Barnard who is furious because the local music industry was just starting to find its feet again.   Raffael Epstein from ABC Melbourne says the argy bargy between the two cities is a snapshot of our overall frustration.  We all want someone to blame.   How much did Sydney’s Covid strategy contribute to Melbourne’s fifth lockdown chaos.     TODAY'S HEADLINES Almost 14 million in lockdown as SA fights virus spread Victoria and regional NSW hit by new lockdowns Crown labelled unsuitable to run Melbourne casino Olympic competition gets underway as Brisbane prepares for 2032 bid Amazon’s Bezos flies to space   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Do Victorians have a right to be angry at Sydney?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has highlighted NSW’s role in seeding the outbreak that’s led to Victoria’s current lockdown and many Melburnians have expressed anger at Sydney for not containing the outbreak.   We’re joined by the much-loved Melbourne musician Rebecca Barnard who is furious because the local music industry was just starting to find its feet again.   Raffael Epstein from ABC Melbourne says the argy bargy between the two cities is a snapshot of our overall frustration.  We all want someone to blame.   How much did Sydney’s Covid strategy contribute to Melbourne’s fifth lockdown chaos.     TODAY'S HEADLINES Almost 14 million in lockdown as SA fights virus spread Victoria and regional NSW hit by new lockdowns Crown labelled unsuitable to run Melbourne casino Olympic competition gets underway as Brisbane prepares for 2032 bid Amazon’s Bezos flies to space   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:25

EP162 - S2

20 Jul 21

Has the US started taking UFOs seriously?

UFOs are back on the radar in the US.   On June 25, the Director of National Intelligence did put out a report on UFOs... but they call them something slightly different. The report was titled... Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.   The report looked at 144 sightings.... and follows on from a move by the department of defence in April last year to declassify three UAP videos taken by Navy pilots.  Professor Chris Impey, a Professor in Astronomy at the University in Arizona, author and former Vice President of the American Astronomical Society.   So what did the report find?  Did the report simply leave more questions unanswered?  Tom and Annika open the US government’s X Files on this morning’s Briefing.   TODAY'S HEADLINES VIC Premier expected to reveal length of lockdown Mother of Sydney removalists latest covid victim Australia joins other nations in rare China hacking condemnation Former NSW ministers Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald found guilty of conspiracy   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Has the US started taking UFOs seriously?

UFOs are back on the radar in the US.   On June 25, the Director of National Intelligence did put out a report on UFOs... but they call them something slightly different. The report was titled... Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.   The report looked at 144 sightings.... and follows on from a move by the department of defence in April last year to declassify three UAP videos taken by Navy pilots.  Professor Chris Impey, a Professor in Astronomy at the University in Arizona, author and former Vice President of the American Astronomical Society.   So what did the report find?  Did the report simply leave more questions unanswered?  Tom and Annika open the US government’s X Files on this morning’s Briefing.   TODAY'S HEADLINES VIC Premier expected to reveal length of lockdown Mother of Sydney removalists latest covid victim Australia joins other nations in rare China hacking condemnation Former NSW ministers Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald found guilty of conspiracy   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:16

EP161 - S2

19 Jul 21

Freedom Day: Britain kicks off the Covid shackles

Today, July 19, is Freedom Day in the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sold it as the day Great Britain “goes back to life as it was before Covid”. Our team reached out to a handful of Brits who disagree with Mr Johnson.   We’re also joined by Bevan Shields, UK correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald who says life is definitely returning to normal; and Martin McKee, Professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who says it’s a disastrous idea.   What will life look like in the UK from today? What can Australia learn as more than 10 million Australians remain in lockdown? Is Boris Johnson’s Freedom Day a winner….or will it be a massive loser…?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Decision on Victorian lockdown expected as regional cases grow Construction stopped, public transport cut in Sydney Covid fight QLD Premier Palaszczuk goes to Tokyo as Olympic cases rise Senior UK politicians in Covid isolation ahead of Freedom Day Port Arthur movie recognised at Cannes   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Freedom Day: Britain kicks off the Covid shackles

Today, July 19, is Freedom Day in the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sold it as the day Great Britain “goes back to life as it was before Covid”. Our team reached out to a handful of Brits who disagree with Mr Johnson.   We’re also joined by Bevan Shields, UK correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald who says life is definitely returning to normal; and Martin McKee, Professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who says it’s a disastrous idea.   What will life look like in the UK from today? What can Australia learn as more than 10 million Australians remain in lockdown? Is Boris Johnson’s Freedom Day a winner….or will it be a massive loser…?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Decision on Victorian lockdown expected as regional cases grow Construction stopped, public transport cut in Sydney Covid fight QLD Premier Palaszczuk goes to Tokyo as Olympic cases rise Senior UK politicians in Covid isolation ahead of Freedom Day Port Arthur movie recognised at Cannes   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:05

EP160 - S2

18 Jul 21

Kate Ellis, formerly Australia's youngest federal minister, on exposing 'a culture of disrespect'

Kate Ellis was elected to the seat of Adelaide at the age of 27, and held the title of the youngest person to become a federal minister at 30.  After working in Parliament House for 12 years before leaving the profession to prioritise her family life and to write her book Sex, Lies and Question Time: Why the Successes and Struggles of Women in Australia's Parliament Matter to Us All. Jamila Rizvi talks to Kate about her career in politics and quickly moving up the ranks, the experiences she uncovered in her book, motherhood and more.   THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:   Watch: Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix) Cook: Cannelloni of silverbeet with burnt butter and parmesan (Good Food) Listen: 6 Of A Billion EP by Claire Rosinkranz   Let us know who you'd love to see on the show! Send us a message on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

Kate Ellis, formerly Australia's youngest federal minister, on exposing 'a culture of disrespect'

Kate Ellis was elected to the seat of Adelaide at the age of 27, and held the title of the youngest person to become a federal minister at 30.  After working in Parliament House for 12 years before leaving the profession to prioritise her family life and to write her book Sex, Lies and Question Time: Why the Successes and Struggles of Women in Australia's Parliament Matter to Us All. Jamila Rizvi talks to Kate about her career in politics and quickly moving up the ranks, the experiences she uncovered in her book, motherhood and more.   THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:   Watch: Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix) Cook: Cannelloni of silverbeet with burnt butter and parmesan (Good Food) Listen: 6 Of A Billion EP by Claire Rosinkranz   Let us know who you'd love to see on the show! Send us a message on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

23:34

EP159 - S2

16 Jul 21

Champion learnings: Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott’s mindset coach

Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott kept Australia mesmerised last weekend when they won their respective Wimbledon titles.  Both are bona fide champions….but how do they get themselves in shape mentally?   Ben Crowe works with both Ash and Dylan. He’s their mindset coach.  He gets them in the right frame of mind to face their opposition….and their fears.   So what can YOU learn from someone like Ben?  Will you make a ‘to be’ list? Or a ‘to do’ list?   The episode of the Briefing is all about self belief.  Part of the challenge of being a champion is about champion learnings. Learn from the best.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Melbourne wakes to first day of fifth lockdown PM to take extended funding proposal to National Cabinet Floods claim more than 40 lives in Germany Britney Spears wins right to choose lawyer Australian swimmers don sauna suits to prepare for Tokyo humidity   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Champion learnings: Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott’s mindset coach

Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott kept Australia mesmerised last weekend when they won their respective Wimbledon titles.  Both are bona fide champions….but how do they get themselves in shape mentally?   Ben Crowe works with both Ash and Dylan. He’s their mindset coach.  He gets them in the right frame of mind to face their opposition….and their fears.   So what can YOU learn from someone like Ben?  Will you make a ‘to be’ list? Or a ‘to do’ list?   The episode of the Briefing is all about self belief.  Part of the challenge of being a champion is about champion learnings. Learn from the best.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Melbourne wakes to first day of fifth lockdown PM to take extended funding proposal to National Cabinet Floods claim more than 40 lives in Germany Britney Spears wins right to choose lawyer Australian swimmers don sauna suits to prepare for Tokyo humidity   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:11

EP158 - S2

15 Jul 21

Let’s talk about the hard things: death, sex & money

No one likes having difficult conversations.  It’s easier NOT to talk about things like death, sex and money.  But we DO need to have those conversations   Anna Sale is an author and host of WNYC’s podcast, Death, Sex & Money.  Her new book is Let’s Talk About Hard Things: Death, Sex & Money.  Anna tells us how and why we need to have conversations that make us uncomfortable.   You’ll learn a lesson or two via this podcast as Tom and Katrina take a deep dive on the conversations you need to have ….to help you navigate the difficult times life can throw at you.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria reintroduces mask rules after new outbreaks New South Wales sets target for lifting lockdown Maroons save series from whitewash Cuban anti-government protests spread to US   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Let’s talk about the hard things: death, sex & money

No one likes having difficult conversations.  It’s easier NOT to talk about things like death, sex and money.  But we DO need to have those conversations   Anna Sale is an author and host of WNYC’s podcast, Death, Sex & Money.  Her new book is Let’s Talk About Hard Things: Death, Sex & Money.  Anna tells us how and why we need to have conversations that make us uncomfortable.   You’ll learn a lesson or two via this podcast as Tom and Katrina take a deep dive on the conversations you need to have ….to help you navigate the difficult times life can throw at you.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria reintroduces mask rules after new outbreaks New South Wales sets target for lifting lockdown Maroons save series from whitewash Cuban anti-government protests spread to US   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:13

EP157 - S2

14 Jul 21

How Covid-19's Delta variant engulfed Sydney

The nation is watching Sydney right now as it struggles to get this Covid-19 outbreak under control.  For people in Melbourne, it's looking eerily similar to the second wave that sent the Victorian capital into 112 days of lockdown last winter...     There is speculation Sydney’s so-called ‘lockdown lite’ is to blame.   We’re joined by Juliette   O’Brien – a digital and data journalist who established covid19data.com.au,   the definitive Covid-19 tracking website, who takes us through the chronology of the outbreak.    How did this outbreak blow away the expectations of the state who’d been labeled the gold standard for managing covid risk?   TODAY'S HEADLINES New financial support template paves the way for extended lockdown New vaccine advice for hotspot residents Chinese spy ship returns to Queensland coast South Africa violence claims 45 lives IOC slips up in message or reassurance to Japan   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

How Covid-19's Delta variant engulfed Sydney

The nation is watching Sydney right now as it struggles to get this Covid-19 outbreak under control.  For people in Melbourne, it's looking eerily similar to the second wave that sent the Victorian capital into 112 days of lockdown last winter...     There is speculation Sydney’s so-called ‘lockdown lite’ is to blame.   We’re joined by Juliette   O’Brien – a digital and data journalist who established covid19data.com.au,   the definitive Covid-19 tracking website, who takes us through the chronology of the outbreak.    How did this outbreak blow away the expectations of the state who’d been labeled the gold standard for managing covid risk?   TODAY'S HEADLINES New financial support template paves the way for extended lockdown New vaccine advice for hotspot residents Chinese spy ship returns to Queensland coast South Africa violence claims 45 lives IOC slips up in message or reassurance to Japan   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:56

EP156 - S2

13 Jul 21

Is it safe to get Botox injections?

One of our listeners sent us a message asking us to do an episode on whether Botox is dangerous.  We know it’s become incredibly popular since it was approved for cosmetic use 20 years ago    We’re joined by Dr Cara McDonald, a dermatologist from Sunbury in Victoria.  Dr Cara tells us what Botox is, why it’s so popular….and the best way to make the most of what it has to offer.   The college of cosmetic surgery in Australia puts the spending on cosmetic procedures at more than one billion dollars... with around a third of that on Botox.  And increasingly...it’s being used by younger Australians in an effort to prevent aging.  Is Botox dangerous….?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Cash support for NSW as lockdown likely to be extended AstraZeneca advice remains unchanged VIC and SA on alert over Covid removalists England manager, Prince William condemn racial football abuse Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Is it safe to get Botox injections?

One of our listeners sent us a message asking us to do an episode on whether Botox is dangerous.  We know it’s become incredibly popular since it was approved for cosmetic use 20 years ago    We’re joined by Dr Cara McDonald, a dermatologist from Sunbury in Victoria.  Dr Cara tells us what Botox is, why it’s so popular….and the best way to make the most of what it has to offer.   The college of cosmetic surgery in Australia puts the spending on cosmetic procedures at more than one billion dollars... with around a third of that on Botox.  And increasingly...it’s being used by younger Australians in an effort to prevent aging.  Is Botox dangerous….?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Cash support for NSW as lockdown likely to be extended AstraZeneca advice remains unchanged VIC and SA on alert over Covid removalists England manager, Prince William condemn racial football abuse Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:46

EP155 - S2

12 Jul 21

A Father’s Plea: bring my ISIS bride daughter home

Mariam Dabboussy was married in 2011 and she and her husband went on a holiday in 2015.  Her husband took her into Syria and joined the ISIS fight to establish a caliphate.  He was killed just before their second child was born.  Mariam was subsequently married off twice more.   Her father, Kamalle Dabboussy joins us to tell his daughter’s story – and to talk about trying to bring his daughter and now three grandchildren home.    It’s a heartbreaking story of the plight of a young Australian family – and a failure of government leaving helpless women and children to suffer in a camp in northern Syria, desperate to come home, even if they have to face the consequences for their actions.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW cases likely to hit 100 New vaccine ad campaign begins as deaths increase Government confirms all ADF troops out of Afghanistan Richard Branson goes to space England prepares for historic final Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

A Father’s Plea: bring my ISIS bride daughter home

Mariam Dabboussy was married in 2011 and she and her husband went on a holiday in 2015.  Her husband took her into Syria and joined the ISIS fight to establish a caliphate.  He was killed just before their second child was born.  Mariam was subsequently married off twice more.   Her father, Kamalle Dabboussy joins us to tell his daughter’s story – and to talk about trying to bring his daughter and now three grandchildren home.    It’s a heartbreaking story of the plight of a young Australian family – and a failure of government leaving helpless women and children to suffer in a camp in northern Syria, desperate to come home, even if they have to face the consequences for their actions.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW cases likely to hit 100 New vaccine ad campaign begins as deaths increase Government confirms all ADF troops out of Afghanistan Richard Branson goes to space England prepares for historic final Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

22:55

EP154 - S2

11 Jul 21

Dannii Minogue uncut: UK phone hacking scandal, dealing with fame and more

A big episode for a big name! Dannii Minogue is one of the country's golden girls, with Australians growing up with her on Young Talent Time before she cracked the international market as a pop success; and now as a mum, podcaster and fashion designer, while gracing our screens as a television show judge.   Amidst her astronomical fame has been turmoil, from relentless paparazzi snapping her every move to being caught in the 2011 UK phone hacking scandal and being robbed of important personal moments.    Jamila Rizvi sat down with Dannii to discuss her life as she blossomed into fame and how that now impacts her son Ethan, landing a record deal as a teenager, the devastating phone scandal, and her new LiSTNR show, The 90s with Dannii Minogue.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:  Watch: The OC (Stan) Watch: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir(Netflix) Read: The Success Experiment by Lillian Ahenkan   Let us know what your list suggestions and guests you'd love to see on the show! Send us a message on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

Dannii Minogue uncut: UK phone hacking scandal, dealing with fame and more

A big episode for a big name! Dannii Minogue is one of the country's golden girls, with Australians growing up with her on Young Talent Time before she cracked the international market as a pop success; and now as a mum, podcaster and fashion designer, while gracing our screens as a television show judge.   Amidst her astronomical fame has been turmoil, from relentless paparazzi snapping her every move to being caught in the 2011 UK phone hacking scandal and being robbed of important personal moments.    Jamila Rizvi sat down with Dannii to discuss her life as she blossomed into fame and how that now impacts her son Ethan, landing a record deal as a teenager, the devastating phone scandal, and her new LiSTNR show, The 90s with Dannii Minogue.    THE WEEKEND LIST with Tait McGregor:  Watch: The OC (Stan) Watch: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir(Netflix) Read: The Success Experiment by Lillian Ahenkan   Let us know what your list suggestions and guests you'd love to see on the show! Send us a message on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

36:16

EP153 - S2

9 Jul 21

Is Australia losing the race to ban plastics?

Covid 19 has made avoiding plastics a lot harder; cafes stopped taking keep cups, there was an increase in food and grocery deliveries - all wrapped in plastic and use of disposal PPE gear spiked … for obvious reasons.     On today’s Briefing - are we losing the fight on plastics? We’re joined by Kate Noble,  World Wildlife Fund Australia’s No Plastics in Nature Policy Manager to discuss if we’re doing enough in the fight to reduce plastics and their impact on the environment.   In the last few years each state and territory has progressed at a different pace.... bringing in bans on items like straws and plastic cutlery.   Are we doing enough?     TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW leaders split on virus strategy as police crack down on Sydney No fans at Tokyo Olympics after fourth state of emergency Ash Barty through to Wimbledon finals Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Is Australia losing the race to ban plastics?

Covid 19 has made avoiding plastics a lot harder; cafes stopped taking keep cups, there was an increase in food and grocery deliveries - all wrapped in plastic and use of disposal PPE gear spiked … for obvious reasons.     On today’s Briefing - are we losing the fight on plastics? We’re joined by Kate Noble,  World Wildlife Fund Australia’s No Plastics in Nature Policy Manager to discuss if we’re doing enough in the fight to reduce plastics and their impact on the environment.   In the last few years each state and territory has progressed at a different pace.... bringing in bans on items like straws and plastic cutlery.   Are we doing enough?     TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW leaders split on virus strategy as police crack down on Sydney No fans at Tokyo Olympics after fourth state of emergency Ash Barty through to Wimbledon finals Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

23:37

EP152 - S2

8 Jul 21

Vaping: a national crisis in our schools

In today’s briefing - the vaping problem in schools. Teachers and parents are extremely worried that school students are illegally dealing vapes... and that more and more students are taking it up.    There are reports that increasingly younger students, even primary students, are taking it up.  Rudy and Maya, year 12 students give us their first-hand experience.  We’re also joined by Craig Petersen, President of NSW Secondary Principals' Council; and drug and alcohol educator Paul Dillon.   Students are vaping inside the classroom... and it's spreading from the city to country schools.  Australia has relatively strict vaping laws, many say too strict because they restrict access to people that could use nicotine vapes as a way of quitting smoking.   So what’s the answer here?  Are our laws too lenient, or are vapes the answer to reducing our reliance on nicotine…?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Sydney lockdown extended as big business invited to join vaccine rollout State of emergency in Haiti after President assassinated Trump to sue Facebook, Twitter and Google US wins right to appeal Assange decision Historic first for Olympic flag bearers Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Vaping: a national crisis in our schools

In today’s briefing - the vaping problem in schools. Teachers and parents are extremely worried that school students are illegally dealing vapes... and that more and more students are taking it up.    There are reports that increasingly younger students, even primary students, are taking it up.  Rudy and Maya, year 12 students give us their first-hand experience.  We’re also joined by Craig Petersen, President of NSW Secondary Principals' Council; and drug and alcohol educator Paul Dillon.   Students are vaping inside the classroom... and it's spreading from the city to country schools.  Australia has relatively strict vaping laws, many say too strict because they restrict access to people that could use nicotine vapes as a way of quitting smoking.   So what’s the answer here?  Are our laws too lenient, or are vapes the answer to reducing our reliance on nicotine…?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Sydney lockdown extended as big business invited to join vaccine rollout State of emergency in Haiti after President assassinated Trump to sue Facebook, Twitter and Google US wins right to appeal Assange decision Historic first for Olympic flag bearers Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

22:13

EP151 - S2

7 Jul 21

Millennial malaise: real or imagined?

In 2019, Bridie Jabour wrote a piece for the Guardian about the malaise of millennials.  She found herself and her friends talking about the painful, protracted end of their adolescence.    They're looking at their lives and thinking: 'Is this it? Have I chosen the right place to live, the right job, the right partner? Am I, perhaps, not as special as I thought?'   The article went viral and Bridie decided the time had come to write a book about her generation - those much-maligned millennials.   After all, this generation is coming of age in a unique set of social and economic circumstances, including precarious work, delayed baby-making, rising singledom, a heating planet, loss of religion, increased unstable housing and, now, a pandemic. Today’s Briefing is all about Millennial malaise.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Lockdown extension expected as Sydneysiders await confirmation Under-40s could get mRNA jabs by September Reserve Bank to ease back on easy money Barty through to semi after All-Australian Wimbledon showdown Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Millennial malaise: real or imagined?

In 2019, Bridie Jabour wrote a piece for the Guardian about the malaise of millennials.  She found herself and her friends talking about the painful, protracted end of their adolescence.    They're looking at their lives and thinking: 'Is this it? Have I chosen the right place to live, the right job, the right partner? Am I, perhaps, not as special as I thought?'   The article went viral and Bridie decided the time had come to write a book about her generation - those much-maligned millennials.   After all, this generation is coming of age in a unique set of social and economic circumstances, including precarious work, delayed baby-making, rising singledom, a heating planet, loss of religion, increased unstable housing and, now, a pandemic. Today’s Briefing is all about Millennial malaise.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Lockdown extension expected as Sydneysiders await confirmation Under-40s could get mRNA jabs by September Reserve Bank to ease back on easy money Barty through to semi after All-Australian Wimbledon showdown Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:32

EP150 - S2

6 Jul 21

Canada’s shame unearthed: the discovery of hundreds of bodies of First Nations children

Joanna, a Briefing listener, wrote to us via Instagram to ask us to do a story on the discovery of First Nation’s children in Canada.  Hundreds of bodies have been found in unmarked graves.   We’re joined by Kerry Benjoe - a journalist from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and a former residential school student; and Fiona Cornforth, CEO of The Healing Foundation.  Kerry tells us first-hand what it was like in the schools, and Fiona tells us if there are parallels with Australia and our Stolen Generation.   Sadly, there are many parallels.  This is a very important story, particularly given it’s NAIDOC Week.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Inquiries won’t change parliament - Julia Banks $50,000 fines and suspensions for NRL partygoers Gaming inspectors stopped from investigating Crown Thousands of Afghan troops flee Taliban as visa concerns grow Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Canada’s shame unearthed: the discovery of hundreds of bodies of First Nations children

Joanna, a Briefing listener, wrote to us via Instagram to ask us to do a story on the discovery of First Nation’s children in Canada.  Hundreds of bodies have been found in unmarked graves.   We’re joined by Kerry Benjoe - a journalist from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and a former residential school student; and Fiona Cornforth, CEO of The Healing Foundation.  Kerry tells us first-hand what it was like in the schools, and Fiona tells us if there are parallels with Australia and our Stolen Generation.   Sadly, there are many parallels.  This is a very important story, particularly given it’s NAIDOC Week.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Inquiries won’t change parliament - Julia Banks $50,000 fines and suspensions for NRL partygoers Gaming inspectors stopped from investigating Crown Thousands of Afghan troops flee Taliban as visa concerns grow Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

23:09

EP149 - S2

5 Jul 21

The plight of the Afghan war interpreters

In the last two weeks dozens of people from Afghanistan have been evacuated to Australia because the war is ending - many had worked as interpreters for Australian troops.    Harry Moffitt worked alongside these local interpreters in the theatre of war.  He says we’re not getting enough of them out... and we’re not getting them out fast enough. Glenn Kolomeitz works with the government to help the interpreters and their families with the paperwork and admin.   Today’s briefing... the race to save these Aghan interpreters from the Taliban who are taking more and more territory as international troops leave.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Family angry after Covid returns to aged care in Sydney Government uncertain on vaccine threshold and Pfizer for under 40s Bad weather hampers rescues following Japan mudslide US authorities prepare to demolish collapsed condo ahead of tropical storm 45 dead in Philippines Air Force plane crash   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

The plight of the Afghan war interpreters

In the last two weeks dozens of people from Afghanistan have been evacuated to Australia because the war is ending - many had worked as interpreters for Australian troops.    Harry Moffitt worked alongside these local interpreters in the theatre of war.  He says we’re not getting enough of them out... and we’re not getting them out fast enough. Glenn Kolomeitz works with the government to help the interpreters and their families with the paperwork and admin.   Today’s briefing... the race to save these Aghan interpreters from the Taliban who are taking more and more territory as international troops leave.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Family angry after Covid returns to aged care in Sydney Government uncertain on vaccine threshold and Pfizer for under 40s Bad weather hampers rescues following Japan mudslide US authorities prepare to demolish collapsed condo ahead of tropical storm 45 dead in Philippines Air Force plane crash   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:08

EP148 - S2

4 Jul 21

Michael Clarke's new love since cricket: Fatherhood

Michael Clarke has been called Australia’s controversial cricket captain. This kid from the western suburbs, with his blonde tipped hair, famous girlfriends and love of fast cars, took the conservative cricketing world by surprise. But it was what he achieved on the field that captured the country’s attention and inspired another generation of wannabe cricket stars. Jamila Rizvi talks to the cricket-captain-turned-commentator-and-radio-host about life as a professional athlete, retiring from the pitch and life as a father. THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Morning Wars (Apple TV+) Cook: Andy Baraghani’s I-Can’t Believe-It’s-Vegetarian-Ramen (Bon Appetit) Listen (podcast):Soft Voice (QCODE) Watch: A Suitable Boy(Netflix)

Michael Clarke's new love since cricket: Fatherhood

Michael Clarke has been called Australia’s controversial cricket captain. This kid from the western suburbs, with his blonde tipped hair, famous girlfriends and love of fast cars, took the conservative cricketing world by surprise. But it was what he achieved on the field that captured the country’s attention and inspired another generation of wannabe cricket stars. Jamila Rizvi talks to the cricket-captain-turned-commentator-and-radio-host about life as a professional athlete, retiring from the pitch and life as a father. THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Morning Wars (Apple TV+) Cook: Andy Baraghani’s I-Can’t Believe-It’s-Vegetarian-Ramen (Bon Appetit) Listen (podcast):Soft Voice (QCODE) Watch: A Suitable Boy(Netflix)

20:40

EP147 - S2

2 Jul 21

Inside Britney Spears’ conservatorship nightmare

In this Briefing we’re going to take you into the world of Britney Spears - from where it all began to now - where she’s fighting to free herself from a 13-year conservatorship that she says is abusive.    Last week in a 23-minute statement she told a US judge that under the conservatorship she had been drugged, forced to perform against her will and made to continue using birth control despite wanting to have children. Spencer Kornhaber from The Atlantic joins us to talk through exactly what conservatorship is, and what Britney’s future holds.   Last week’s hearing was the first time the star has spoken publicly about the conservatorship.   So what is this American legal arrangement called a conservatorship... and should Britney be freed of it?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Leaders to discuss how to end lockdowns as federal-state stoush continues  Judge denies Britney conservatorship plea Government refuses to reveal if last Australians have left Afghanistan Trump Organisation chief surrenders to police Harry and William unveil Diana statue in London   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Inside Britney Spears’ conservatorship nightmare

In this Briefing we’re going to take you into the world of Britney Spears - from where it all began to now - where she’s fighting to free herself from a 13-year conservatorship that she says is abusive.    Last week in a 23-minute statement she told a US judge that under the conservatorship she had been drugged, forced to perform against her will and made to continue using birth control despite wanting to have children. Spencer Kornhaber from The Atlantic joins us to talk through exactly what conservatorship is, and what Britney’s future holds.   Last week’s hearing was the first time the star has spoken publicly about the conservatorship.   So what is this American legal arrangement called a conservatorship... and should Britney be freed of it?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Leaders to discuss how to end lockdowns as federal-state stoush continues  Judge denies Britney conservatorship plea Government refuses to reveal if last Australians have left Afghanistan Trump Organisation chief surrenders to police Harry and William unveil Diana statue in London   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:10

EP146 - S2

1 Jul 21

Could a dumb phone be the answer to our smartphone addiction?

Many Australians are addicted to their phones.  We spend countless hours staring at our devices. A recent Monash University study found 43.3 per cent of respondents spent over three hours a day on their phone! The same study measured nomophobia (no mobile phone phobia) finding 99.2% of users have some fear of being without their phone.   Jenni Gritters is a US-based journalist who ditched her smartphone for a dumb phone.  EFTM.com's Trevor Long is also the Today Show’s tech expert who takes us through strategies to get us off our phones.   Do you check your phone first thing each day?    A Deloitte study found 80% of us do.  In this Briefing, how do you get this technology under control?”   TODAY'S HEADLINES Bill Cosby to walk free after conviction overturned Medical authorities accuse politicians of mangling vaccine message Fears of new Sydney Covid cluster UN warns trillions of dollars damage to tourism from pandemic French police arrest sign woman at centre of Tour de France crash   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Could a dumb phone be the answer to our smartphone addiction?

Many Australians are addicted to their phones.  We spend countless hours staring at our devices. A recent Monash University study found 43.3 per cent of respondents spent over three hours a day on their phone! The same study measured nomophobia (no mobile phone phobia) finding 99.2% of users have some fear of being without their phone.   Jenni Gritters is a US-based journalist who ditched her smartphone for a dumb phone.  EFTM.com's Trevor Long is also the Today Show’s tech expert who takes us through strategies to get us off our phones.   Do you check your phone first thing each day?    A Deloitte study found 80% of us do.  In this Briefing, how do you get this technology under control?”   TODAY'S HEADLINES Bill Cosby to walk free after conviction overturned Medical authorities accuse politicians of mangling vaccine message Fears of new Sydney Covid cluster UN warns trillions of dollars damage to tourism from pandemic French police arrest sign woman at centre of Tour de France crash   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

22:51

EP145 - S2

30 Jun 21

Why Singapore decided to ‘live with Covid’?

Three of Singapore’s most senior government officials wrote an article in the national newspaper, the Straits Times, to say the island nation was considering major changes to how it deals with Covid-19.   They suggested it was time to start “living with Covid”, and it was time to stop reporting daily cases, to get back to going to major events – and basically to treat Covid-19 like any other flu.   Chris Barrett is the South-East Asia correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.  He’s watched developments unfold while based in Singapore.   What can Australia learn from Singapore’s move to re-think Covid?  And how close is the world to living with the reality that Covid-19 is not going away soon?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Medical experts surprised by AstraZeneca decision Parts of QLD in lockdown as NSW avoids viral surge Companies to be enlisted to speed up vaccine rollout Audit critical of Commonwealth govt car park funding scheme Tour de France riders stage protests over unsafe routes   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Why Singapore decided to ‘live with Covid’?

Three of Singapore’s most senior government officials wrote an article in the national newspaper, the Straits Times, to say the island nation was considering major changes to how it deals with Covid-19.   They suggested it was time to start “living with Covid”, and it was time to stop reporting daily cases, to get back to going to major events – and basically to treat Covid-19 like any other flu.   Chris Barrett is the South-East Asia correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.  He’s watched developments unfold while based in Singapore.   What can Australia learn from Singapore’s move to re-think Covid?  And how close is the world to living with the reality that Covid-19 is not going away soon?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Medical experts surprised by AstraZeneca decision Parts of QLD in lockdown as NSW avoids viral surge Companies to be enlisted to speed up vaccine rollout Audit critical of Commonwealth govt car park funding scheme Tour de France riders stage protests over unsafe routes   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:13

EP144 - S2

29 Jun 21

50 risks you should take with your kids

Ever heard the term helicopter parenting?  Well, it’s about parents hovering over their children making sure they are never put at risk.   Daisy Turnbull says not letting children take risks leaves them exposed to challenges later in life.  Her book 50 Risks You Should Take with Your Kids not only provides inspiration, it also gives parenting tips on getting bogged down in guilt and doubt over whether you're doing a good enough job.     Tom and Annika shed light on their own childhoods and how their experience has shaped their lives.  Don’t mollycoddle your children – too much!!!  Let them eat sand, skin their knees and ride a scooter down a hill at speed.  Let them live and watch them grow.   TODAY'S HEADLINES National cabinet decrees tougher testing and vaccination rules Daniel Andrews hits out at back injury rumours on first day back Aussie Caleb Ewan out of Tour after crash Former Liberal leader defends Ben Roberts-Smith Kuwait arrests man for complaining about the weather   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

50 risks you should take with your kids

Ever heard the term helicopter parenting?  Well, it’s about parents hovering over their children making sure they are never put at risk.   Daisy Turnbull says not letting children take risks leaves them exposed to challenges later in life.  Her book 50 Risks You Should Take with Your Kids not only provides inspiration, it also gives parenting tips on getting bogged down in guilt and doubt over whether you're doing a good enough job.     Tom and Annika shed light on their own childhoods and how their experience has shaped their lives.  Don’t mollycoddle your children – too much!!!  Let them eat sand, skin their knees and ride a scooter down a hill at speed.  Let them live and watch them grow.   TODAY'S HEADLINES National cabinet decrees tougher testing and vaccination rules Daniel Andrews hits out at back injury rumours on first day back Aussie Caleb Ewan out of Tour after crash Former Liberal leader defends Ben Roberts-Smith Kuwait arrests man for complaining about the weather   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:52

EP143 - S2

28 Jun 21

Tokyo talks: Should the Olympic Games go ahead?

The Tokyo Olympic Games begin on July 23rd. It’s the world’s biggest event, but with Covid-19 still running amok in Japan, locals are concerned the games will see cases skyrocket.   We thought we’d ask locals if they want the event to go ahead.   We’re joined by Japanese lawyer Yoshihisa Hayakawa; Tokyo locals Moeca Takeshima and Hiroki Kawai and Tom’s party animal mate, Yu.    Locals say the problem is, if Tokyo cancels the games, it’s liable for billions of dollars in compensation to the International Olympic Committee.  So what do locals think?  We’re less than a month from the Opening Ceremony and it’s still not certain the Games of the 32nd Olympiad will get underway.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid lockdowns and restrictions across multiple state capitals Labor hits out at the government over new outbreaks Daniel Andrews shares video message ahead of returning as Premier NSW looks to new era after State of Origin win Death toll from Miami collapse rises   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Tokyo talks: Should the Olympic Games go ahead?

The Tokyo Olympic Games begin on July 23rd. It’s the world’s biggest event, but with Covid-19 still running amok in Japan, locals are concerned the games will see cases skyrocket.   We thought we’d ask locals if they want the event to go ahead.   We’re joined by Japanese lawyer Yoshihisa Hayakawa; Tokyo locals Moeca Takeshima and Hiroki Kawai and Tom’s party animal mate, Yu.    Locals say the problem is, if Tokyo cancels the games, it’s liable for billions of dollars in compensation to the International Olympic Committee.  So what do locals think?  We’re less than a month from the Opening Ceremony and it’s still not certain the Games of the 32nd Olympiad will get underway.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid lockdowns and restrictions across multiple state capitals Labor hits out at the government over new outbreaks Daniel Andrews shares video message ahead of returning as Premier NSW looks to new era after State of Origin win Death toll from Miami collapse rises   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:47

EP142 - S2

27 Jun 21

Waleed Aly on the government's pandemic response, working in media and supporting Richmond.

Waleed Aly is one of the smartest people on Australian television. As well as sitting at The Project desk, writing columns for the Nine newspapers or hosting one of his many podcasts, Waleed is very busy out of the media limelight.    He is an obsessive Richmond Tigers supporter, the lead guitarist for rock band Robot Child, husband to wife Susan Carland, and dad to Aisha and Zayd. Jamila Rizvi and Waleed discuss his career of law turned media, his love of AFL, the government’s response to the pandemic and his family.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Luca- Disney+ Read: The Other Half of Youby Michael Mohammed Ahmad Listen: Cat & Calmell’s Life of MineEP Watch: Stateless- Netflix   Let us know what you're loving! Send us recommendations on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast

Waleed Aly on the government's pandemic response, working in media and supporting Richmond.

Waleed Aly is one of the smartest people on Australian television. As well as sitting at The Project desk, writing columns for the Nine newspapers or hosting one of his many podcasts, Waleed is very busy out of the media limelight.    He is an obsessive Richmond Tigers supporter, the lead guitarist for rock band Robot Child, husband to wife Susan Carland, and dad to Aisha and Zayd. Jamila Rizvi and Waleed discuss his career of law turned media, his love of AFL, the government’s response to the pandemic and his family.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Luca- Disney+ Read: The Other Half of Youby Michael Mohammed Ahmad Listen: Cat & Calmell’s Life of MineEP Watch: Stateless- Netflix   Let us know what you're loving! Send us recommendations on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast

26:56

EP141 - S2

25 Jun 21

How Australia backed the wrong horse in the vaccine stakes

Australia’s vaccine rollout has been a disaster.   So far only 2.8 percent of Australians have been fully vaccinated... In Israel 57% are fully vaccinated.    In Israel they prioritised the Pfizer vaccine, in Australia we bet harder on the AstraZeneca vaccine... and backed the wrong horse.   Professor Bill Bowtell is Adjunct Professor at UNSW’s Kirby Institute. He says Australia was offered a deal with Pfizer and knocked it back   This week we learned that the AstraZeneca vaccine, thanks to its blood clot issues, will be phased out by October.   This is bringing the decision not to secure more Pfizer doses earlier into very sharp focus. How and why did Australia back the wrong horse in the Covid vaccine stakes?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Leading epidemiologists criticise NSW virus strategy China lodges dispute with Australia at WTO Britney Spears speaks out about conservatorship Canadian investigators find more than 700 graves at former school Trump lawyer’s licence revoked over election claims   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

How Australia backed the wrong horse in the vaccine stakes

Australia’s vaccine rollout has been a disaster.   So far only 2.8 percent of Australians have been fully vaccinated... In Israel 57% are fully vaccinated.    In Israel they prioritised the Pfizer vaccine, in Australia we bet harder on the AstraZeneca vaccine... and backed the wrong horse.   Professor Bill Bowtell is Adjunct Professor at UNSW’s Kirby Institute. He says Australia was offered a deal with Pfizer and knocked it back   This week we learned that the AstraZeneca vaccine, thanks to its blood clot issues, will be phased out by October.   This is bringing the decision not to secure more Pfizer doses earlier into very sharp focus. How and why did Australia back the wrong horse in the Covid vaccine stakes?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Leading epidemiologists criticise NSW virus strategy China lodges dispute with Australia at WTO Britney Spears speaks out about conservatorship Canadian investigators find more than 700 graves at former school Trump lawyer’s licence revoked over election claims   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

22:29

EP140 - S2

24 Jun 21

How food helped a musician grieve for her mother

The US-Korean writer and musician Michelle Zauner’s new book is called Crying in H Mart. It’s about how she found herself crying in her local Korean grocery store in the wake of her mother’s death.    Michelle tells the story of her relationship with her mother and how she didn’t realise when she was growing up, food was her mother’s way of expressing her love.   Once her mother passed away, food became an emotional connection between them. On today’s Briefing, what does grief taste like?   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW Premier warns of more restrictions Melbourne allows crowds as restrictions ease Biloela Tamil family granted bridging visas Ben Roberts-Smith admits to burning laptop Former Sony employees consider lawsuit   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

How food helped a musician grieve for her mother

The US-Korean writer and musician Michelle Zauner’s new book is called Crying in H Mart. It’s about how she found herself crying in her local Korean grocery store in the wake of her mother’s death.    Michelle tells the story of her relationship with her mother and how she didn’t realise when she was growing up, food was her mother’s way of expressing her love.   Once her mother passed away, food became an emotional connection between them. On today’s Briefing, what does grief taste like?   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW Premier warns of more restrictions Melbourne allows crowds as restrictions ease Biloela Tamil family granted bridging visas Ben Roberts-Smith admits to burning laptop Former Sony employees consider lawsuit   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:08

EP139 - S2

23 Jun 21

The story behind US rapper Mac Miller's death

The US rapper Mac Miller died in his LA home in 2018.  It was accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.  He was just 26 years old.   LA prosecutors say Miller thought he'd been sold the painkiller oxycodone but it had actually been laced with fentanyl, a powerful drug that is 50 times more potent than heroin.  Rhian Daly from Britain’s NME joins us to talk about the three men charged over his death.   Fentanyl was the substance that’s killed a number of famous musos including Prince and Tom Petty.  Is the user responsible for their own death?  Do we make pharmaceutical drugs more difficult to get legally?  We try to find the balance in a vexed debate about the escalating problem of opioid deaths.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NZ flight cases discovered as NSW travel bubble paused Senior nationals open to net zero deal as coalition negotiations continue Government challenges UNESCO reef concerns Sun Yang ruled out of Olympics Online safety bill passes   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

The story behind US rapper Mac Miller's death

The US rapper Mac Miller died in his LA home in 2018.  It was accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.  He was just 26 years old.   LA prosecutors say Miller thought he'd been sold the painkiller oxycodone but it had actually been laced with fentanyl, a powerful drug that is 50 times more potent than heroin.  Rhian Daly from Britain’s NME joins us to talk about the three men charged over his death.   Fentanyl was the substance that’s killed a number of famous musos including Prince and Tom Petty.  Is the user responsible for their own death?  Do we make pharmaceutical drugs more difficult to get legally?  We try to find the balance in a vexed debate about the escalating problem of opioid deaths.   TODAY'S HEADLINES NZ flight cases discovered as NSW travel bubble paused Senior nationals open to net zero deal as coalition negotiations continue Government challenges UNESCO reef concerns Sun Yang ruled out of Olympics Online safety bill passes   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

17:49

EP138 - S2

22 Jun 21

What’s China doing in space?

China has made no secret of its plans to dominate the space race.  So how does this latest space race reflect tensions here on earth?     Beijing has launched the Tiangong Space station...a rival site to the aging international space station.  Last month they landed a remote-controlled rover on Mars making it only the second country after the US to operate a rover there.     Dr. Rebecca Allen, an Astronomer and researcher at Swinburne University’s Space Technology and Industry Institute joins us to talk about how and why China has joined the space race.    TODAY'S HEADLINES Barnaby Joyce to be sworn in as Deputy PM Sydney restrictions likely to remain after new cases Tokyo Olympics reveals spectator rules Hong Kong democracy newspaper set to close Sony boss Denis Handlin removed after 50 years service to label   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

What’s China doing in space?

China has made no secret of its plans to dominate the space race.  So how does this latest space race reflect tensions here on earth?     Beijing has launched the Tiangong Space station...a rival site to the aging international space station.  Last month they landed a remote-controlled rover on Mars making it only the second country after the US to operate a rover there.     Dr. Rebecca Allen, an Astronomer and researcher at Swinburne University’s Space Technology and Industry Institute joins us to talk about how and why China has joined the space race.    TODAY'S HEADLINES Barnaby Joyce to be sworn in as Deputy PM Sydney restrictions likely to remain after new cases Tokyo Olympics reveals spectator rules Hong Kong democracy newspaper set to close Sony boss Denis Handlin removed after 50 years service to label   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:34

EP137 - S2

21 Jun 21

AFL star: my battle with an eating disorder

In this briefing we’re bringing you Brock ‘Chooka’ McLean’s story.    He played in the AFL for ten years up until 2014... playing157 games with Carlton and Melbourne. But while he was kicking goals on the field … it was a very different story behind the scenes.    Over a third of people with eating disorders are male and Brock was one of them - he was suffering from Bulimia.   Brock McLean’s inspirational story…..      TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid rules tightened in Sydney McCormack denies leadership threat West’s mission to Afghanistan was a failure, former leader says First Covid case among Olympians in Tokyo   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

AFL star: my battle with an eating disorder

In this briefing we’re bringing you Brock ‘Chooka’ McLean’s story.    He played in the AFL for ten years up until 2014... playing157 games with Carlton and Melbourne. But while he was kicking goals on the field … it was a very different story behind the scenes.    Over a third of people with eating disorders are male and Brock was one of them - he was suffering from Bulimia.   Brock McLean’s inspirational story…..      TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid rules tightened in Sydney McCormack denies leadership threat West’s mission to Afghanistan was a failure, former leader says First Covid case among Olympians in Tokyo   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

17:18

EP136 - S2

20 Jun 21

Nyadol Nyuon, the refugee who become a celebrated lawyer and activist against all odds.

Nyadol Nyuon was dealt a hand of cards against her from birth. At just four-years-old, the conflict in Ethiopia forced her family to trek 40 days to South Sudan where they settled in a refugee camp.   It was there that she was split up from her mother, caring for her siblings while her father led the liberation army. It was only after her father was killed when she was a teenager that she was able to reunite with her mum.   The family was finally granted resettlement in Australia when Nyadol was 18. With limited English and not a single dollar, Nyadol went on to obtain her HSC and study law at the Melbourne Law School.   She now works in the Department of Justice, decorated in accolades for her work in the combat of racism and empowering migrant and refugee women through her activism and advocacy.   Her tale is a truly remarkable story of beating the odds, as Jamila Rizvi sits down to find out.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen (podcast): Shameless presents Books That Changed My Life Watch: Sweet Tooth (Netflix) Watch: Cruella (Disney+) Listen (podcast): Tonts Send us your recommendations on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast

Nyadol Nyuon, the refugee who become a celebrated lawyer and activist against all odds.

Nyadol Nyuon was dealt a hand of cards against her from birth. At just four-years-old, the conflict in Ethiopia forced her family to trek 40 days to South Sudan where they settled in a refugee camp.   It was there that she was split up from her mother, caring for her siblings while her father led the liberation army. It was only after her father was killed when she was a teenager that she was able to reunite with her mum.   The family was finally granted resettlement in Australia when Nyadol was 18. With limited English and not a single dollar, Nyadol went on to obtain her HSC and study law at the Melbourne Law School.   She now works in the Department of Justice, decorated in accolades for her work in the combat of racism and empowering migrant and refugee women through her activism and advocacy.   Her tale is a truly remarkable story of beating the odds, as Jamila Rizvi sits down to find out.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen (podcast): Shameless presents Books That Changed My Life Watch: Sweet Tooth (Netflix) Watch: Cruella (Disney+) Listen (podcast): Tonts Send us your recommendations on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast

24:31

EP135 - S2

18 Jun 21

Saving life on Earth: shooting sperm to the moon

Scientists have come up with a plan to send egg, sperm and seed samples from 6.7 million Earth species to a vault inside the moon.    Jekan Thanga, Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona is part of the team planning to store  eggs, sperm, seeds and other DNA matter inside lunar lava tubes - massive caverns under the moon’s surface.    The point is to preserve the human race - as well as animals, plants and fungi - in the event of a global catastrophe.  They’re calling it “a modern global insurance policy” which really just sounds like a futuristic version of "Noah’s Ark.”  You heard it here first!!   TODAY'S HEADLINES Police investigate Sydney Covid outbreak AstraZeneca advice changes following more clots Unemployment returns to pre-Covid levels Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Saving life on Earth: shooting sperm to the moon

Scientists have come up with a plan to send egg, sperm and seed samples from 6.7 million Earth species to a vault inside the moon.    Jekan Thanga, Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona is part of the team planning to store  eggs, sperm, seeds and other DNA matter inside lunar lava tubes - massive caverns under the moon’s surface.    The point is to preserve the human race - as well as animals, plants and fungi - in the event of a global catastrophe.  They’re calling it “a modern global insurance policy” which really just sounds like a futuristic version of "Noah’s Ark.”  You heard it here first!!   TODAY'S HEADLINES Police investigate Sydney Covid outbreak AstraZeneca advice changes following more clots Unemployment returns to pre-Covid levels Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:02

EP134 - S2

17 Jun 21

What will Brisbane’s Olympic Games look like?

Brisbane is one step away from hosting the 2032 Olympic Games.  What will it mean for the city - and the country? Five-time Olympian and Sydney gold medallist Natalie Cook has been involved in the Brisbane bid since day one.   The Games will also feature events on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, spread across almost 40 venues.   So what will it mean for south-east Queensland …?  Is the region ready to stage one of the biggest events on the global calendar?  Australians learned from the Sydney Games that staging a world event can change a city forever.  What does the future hold for Brisbane….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Two new community Covid cases in Sydney Minimum wage rise to be delayed for Covid-hit industries Ben Roberts-Smith cross-examination begins Ceasefire broken between Israel and Hamas Putin accuses US of hacking Russia   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

What will Brisbane’s Olympic Games look like?

Brisbane is one step away from hosting the 2032 Olympic Games.  What will it mean for the city - and the country? Five-time Olympian and Sydney gold medallist Natalie Cook has been involved in the Brisbane bid since day one.   The Games will also feature events on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, spread across almost 40 venues.   So what will it mean for south-east Queensland …?  Is the region ready to stage one of the biggest events on the global calendar?  Australians learned from the Sydney Games that staging a world event can change a city forever.  What does the future hold for Brisbane….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Two new community Covid cases in Sydney Minimum wage rise to be delayed for Covid-hit industries Ben Roberts-Smith cross-examination begins Ceasefire broken between Israel and Hamas Putin accuses US of hacking Russia   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:33

EP133 - S2

16 Jun 21

How your birth order can determine your fate

There’s a theory… called ‘Birth Order Theory’... originally developed by psychologist Alfred Adler last century… that says whether you’re a first born, a middle child or the youngest… has a huge influence on how successful you’ll be, your personality and your view of the world.     ABS figures out last year show our fertility rate at its lowest level in recorded history… in 2003, the average family in Australia had three children. That number is now down to two. We’re joined by parenting expert Michael Grose who’s releasing an updated version of his book Why First Borns Rule the World and Later Borns Want To Change It….    Does your family’s birth order determine your fate….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Tamil Biloela family reunited in Perth, but future remains uncertain Leaders welcome new Australia-UK free trade deal Two week lockdown for Melbourne apartment block Swimming Australia admits failure in complaints process after stars hit back Exclusive Sydney club to remain men only   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

How your birth order can determine your fate

There’s a theory… called ‘Birth Order Theory’... originally developed by psychologist Alfred Adler last century… that says whether you’re a first born, a middle child or the youngest… has a huge influence on how successful you’ll be, your personality and your view of the world.     ABS figures out last year show our fertility rate at its lowest level in recorded history… in 2003, the average family in Australia had three children. That number is now down to two. We’re joined by parenting expert Michael Grose who’s releasing an updated version of his book Why First Borns Rule the World and Later Borns Want To Change It….    Does your family’s birth order determine your fate….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Tamil Biloela family reunited in Perth, but future remains uncertain Leaders welcome new Australia-UK free trade deal Two week lockdown for Melbourne apartment block Swimming Australia admits failure in complaints process after stars hit back Exclusive Sydney club to remain men only   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:56

EP132 - S2

15 Jun 21

Ommm: why meditation is having a rockstar moment.

Lately it feels like meditation is being mentioned everywhere.   Celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Diddy have recently released guided meditations you can download… there are meditation apps for kids…. and even cats! And it’s popping up on movies and TV shows like Billions, where the main character, who’s a hedge fund trader, meditates before negotiating big deals.    Sporting stars have recently spoken publicly about how much mediation has helped them, too… AFL Brownlow winner Dusty Martin attributed mindfulness and meditation to being key to his football comeback.    We’re joined by the Garry Gorrow, meditation coach for celebrities and footballers….as we look into why meditation is having a moment right now.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Biloela family expected to be released from detention PM meets with UK leaders over free trade deal Lawyers concerned by YouTube producer arrest Hopes cold snap to end mouse plague Aung San Suu Kyi trial begins   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Ommm: why meditation is having a rockstar moment.

Lately it feels like meditation is being mentioned everywhere.   Celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Diddy have recently released guided meditations you can download… there are meditation apps for kids…. and even cats! And it’s popping up on movies and TV shows like Billions, where the main character, who’s a hedge fund trader, meditates before negotiating big deals.    Sporting stars have recently spoken publicly about how much mediation has helped them, too… AFL Brownlow winner Dusty Martin attributed mindfulness and meditation to being key to his football comeback.    We’re joined by the Garry Gorrow, meditation coach for celebrities and footballers….as we look into why meditation is having a moment right now.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Biloela family expected to be released from detention PM meets with UK leaders over free trade deal Lawyers concerned by YouTube producer arrest Hopes cold snap to end mouse plague Aung San Suu Kyi trial begins   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:55

EP131 - S2

14 Jun 21

Is the digital vaccine certificate our ticket to freedom?

The federal government announced the launch of the digital vaccine certificate last week.  We expected widespread opposition to the idea.  But there hasn’t been much comment or pushback.   The idea has been really divisive in the US. Around ten states, all republican states have either banned them or passed legislation to ensure they’re never mandatory... and the White House has ruled out introducing a national system like the one we’ve introduced.   Hank Jongen is General Manager of Services Australia, the body tasked with managing the certificate   How will it affect you; what will it look like; and what will it mean for our plans to travel overseas once the pandemic is under control….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM says Australia on track to match G7 promises Coalition MPs divided on Biloela family as doctors call for reunion Israel parliament votes to oust Netanyahu  Stars named in Queen’s birthday honours Mack Horton sneaks into Tokyo Olympic team   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Is the digital vaccine certificate our ticket to freedom?

The federal government announced the launch of the digital vaccine certificate last week.  We expected widespread opposition to the idea.  But there hasn’t been much comment or pushback.   The idea has been really divisive in the US. Around ten states, all republican states have either banned them or passed legislation to ensure they’re never mandatory... and the White House has ruled out introducing a national system like the one we’ve introduced.   Hank Jongen is General Manager of Services Australia, the body tasked with managing the certificate   How will it affect you; what will it look like; and what will it mean for our plans to travel overseas once the pandemic is under control….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM says Australia on track to match G7 promises Coalition MPs divided on Biloela family as doctors call for reunion Israel parliament votes to oust Netanyahu  Stars named in Queen’s birthday honours Mack Horton sneaks into Tokyo Olympic team   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:19

EP130 - S2

13 Jun 21

Samantha Harris on runway diversity and body-shamers

THE WEEKEND BRIEFING:  Samantha Harris is one of Australia’s most recognisable fashion models. She shot to fame in her late teens after becoming a finalist in the Dolly magazine model search and was just the second Indigenous model to grace the cover of Vogue Australia in 2010.   Now Samantha is a diversity advocate, still walking on runways and workings as a World Vision ambassador.   She joins Jamila Rizvi to talk about the climate of Australia’s fashion industry, her response to body-shamers and where to from here for the fashion world.    THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen: The Royal Record(podcast) Watch: High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Netflix) Cook: Roti tacos Do: Frozen: the Musical (Melbourne)   Send us your Weekend List suggestions on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

Samantha Harris on runway diversity and body-shamers

THE WEEKEND BRIEFING:  Samantha Harris is one of Australia’s most recognisable fashion models. She shot to fame in her late teens after becoming a finalist in the Dolly magazine model search and was just the second Indigenous model to grace the cover of Vogue Australia in 2010.   Now Samantha is a diversity advocate, still walking on runways and workings as a World Vision ambassador.   She joins Jamila Rizvi to talk about the climate of Australia’s fashion industry, her response to body-shamers and where to from here for the fashion world.    THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen: The Royal Record(podcast) Watch: High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Netflix) Cook: Roti tacos Do: Frozen: the Musical (Melbourne)   Send us your Weekend List suggestions on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

18:26

EP129 - S2

11 Jun 21

How police tricked thousands of drug traffickers into using their AN0M app

It’s being described as Australia’s biggest ever crime bust and biggest blow ever to organised crime in Australia, but today the inside story of how the AN0M sting unfolded.   Mark Morri, the Daily Telegraph’s Crime Editor, explains Australian police played a critical role in tricking drug traffickers around the world into using an app that enabled police to track their every move.  Hundreds of people have been arrested around the world and millions of dollars seized.   On today’s Briefing, Australia’s role in tricking thousands of drug traffickers and career criminals into using the app distributed by police   TODAY'S HEADLINES Brisbane one step closer to hosting 2032 Olympic Games  Australia to begin travel bubble with Singapore Experts: Keep getting AstraZeneca jab despite new blood clot death Melbourne lockdown lifted Mystery surrounds Victorian couple in QLD hospital with Covid    Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

How police tricked thousands of drug traffickers into using their AN0M app

It’s being described as Australia’s biggest ever crime bust and biggest blow ever to organised crime in Australia, but today the inside story of how the AN0M sting unfolded.   Mark Morri, the Daily Telegraph’s Crime Editor, explains Australian police played a critical role in tricking drug traffickers around the world into using an app that enabled police to track their every move.  Hundreds of people have been arrested around the world and millions of dollars seized.   On today’s Briefing, Australia’s role in tricking thousands of drug traffickers and career criminals into using the app distributed by police   TODAY'S HEADLINES Brisbane one step closer to hosting 2032 Olympic Games  Australia to begin travel bubble with Singapore Experts: Keep getting AstraZeneca jab despite new blood clot death Melbourne lockdown lifted Mystery surrounds Victorian couple in QLD hospital with Covid    Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:55

EP128 - S2

10 Jun 21

What’s with the Wuhan lab theory?

President Joe Biden has asked the US intelligence community to investigate the possibility Covid-19 leaked from a virology lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan.   We all know the virus came from Wuhan, but we don’t know if it began in a wet market and was innocently passed from animals to humans – OR if it was a virus experiment that went wrong. Sharri Markson, the News Ltd columnist and Sky News host has written a book on the Wuhan Lab theory and says the evidence points to it being a leak from the lab.   How powerful is the argument that the virus began at the Wuhan lab?  What are the alternative theories…?  And will we ever learn the truth….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Urgent contact tracing after Victorian couple’s Covid road trip Historic win for NSW in State of Origin Japan backs Australia in China trade dispute Prince Harry hits out at BBC over name claims Melbourne slides down liveability scale   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

What’s with the Wuhan lab theory?

President Joe Biden has asked the US intelligence community to investigate the possibility Covid-19 leaked from a virology lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan.   We all know the virus came from Wuhan, but we don’t know if it began in a wet market and was innocently passed from animals to humans – OR if it was a virus experiment that went wrong. Sharri Markson, the News Ltd columnist and Sky News host has written a book on the Wuhan Lab theory and says the evidence points to it being a leak from the lab.   How powerful is the argument that the virus began at the Wuhan lab?  What are the alternative theories…?  And will we ever learn the truth….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Urgent contact tracing after Victorian couple’s Covid road trip Historic win for NSW in State of Origin Japan backs Australia in China trade dispute Prince Harry hits out at BBC over name claims Melbourne slides down liveability scale   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:05

EP127 - S2

9 Jun 21

Are we watching the slow demise of Melbourne?

Will Melbourne…the city we all love…once the world’s most liveable city, ever be the same again.   Cameron Stewart wrote in the Australian newspaper that he arrived back in Melbourne after four years as the paper’s US correspondent, and the city had changed considerably.  More than 160 days of lockdown has changed the city forever.  Alex Dyson owns Comedy Republic, a bar and stand-up comedy venue in the city’s CBD.  He hopes things return to normal as soon as possible.   But what will the new normal look like?  Melbourne was the world’s most liveable city for seven out of the last ten years.  Will it ever be the same….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Criminals targeted in app raids put on notice Biloela family likely to resettled in either US or NZ PM urges global democracies to work together ahead of G7 Victorian authorities confirm Delta strain came from hotel quarantine Adam Goodes declines football honour   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Are we watching the slow demise of Melbourne?

Will Melbourne…the city we all love…once the world’s most liveable city, ever be the same again.   Cameron Stewart wrote in the Australian newspaper that he arrived back in Melbourne after four years as the paper’s US correspondent, and the city had changed considerably.  More than 160 days of lockdown has changed the city forever.  Alex Dyson owns Comedy Republic, a bar and stand-up comedy venue in the city’s CBD.  He hopes things return to normal as soon as possible.   But what will the new normal look like?  Melbourne was the world’s most liveable city for seven out of the last ten years.  Will it ever be the same….?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Criminals targeted in app raids put on notice Biloela family likely to resettled in either US or NZ PM urges global democracies to work together ahead of G7 Victorian authorities confirm Delta strain came from hotel quarantine Adam Goodes declines football honour   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:57

EP126 - S2

8 Jun 21

Why young Aussies, especially women, are investing in shares

More young people, and more women, invested in the stock market for the first time in the last two years.    This year’s annual Investor Study from the Australian Stock Exchange revealed that 23% of investors got involved in just the last two years - and a quarter of those new investors were aged 18-24.  Chenny Wulandari is a 29-year-old who has become an investor for the first time.   Scott Phillips is Chief Investment Officer for Motley Fool Australia.  Scott explains how and why younger Australians are investing in stock.    A decade ago only a third of new investors were women...now women make up 45 per cent of new investors.  What’s behind the increase and how hard is it to become a millennial investor.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Officials still baffled by Victoria’s Delta virus source NSW backtracks on quarantine facility Ben Roberts-Smith cries foul over tall poppy syndrome Biloela daughter transferred to mainland hospital Bezos to go for space   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Why young Aussies, especially women, are investing in shares

More young people, and more women, invested in the stock market for the first time in the last two years.    This year’s annual Investor Study from the Australian Stock Exchange revealed that 23% of investors got involved in just the last two years - and a quarter of those new investors were aged 18-24.  Chenny Wulandari is a 29-year-old who has become an investor for the first time.   Scott Phillips is Chief Investment Officer for Motley Fool Australia.  Scott explains how and why younger Australians are investing in stock.    A decade ago only a third of new investors were women...now women make up 45 per cent of new investors.  What’s behind the increase and how hard is it to become a millennial investor.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Officials still baffled by Victoria’s Delta virus source NSW backtracks on quarantine facility Ben Roberts-Smith cries foul over tall poppy syndrome Biloela daughter transferred to mainland hospital Bezos to go for space   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

17:50

EP125 - S2

7 Jun 21

Has the pandemic driven us to drink?

With Melbourne being sent back into lockdown last week, it’s time to ask, “has the pandemic highlighted our problem with booze?”    20 percent of us say our alcohol consumption has increased since the pandemic began. Caterina Giorgi is CEO of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).  She says we’re drinking more – and it’s women in particular who are seeking more help to cope with their boozing.   Women say they’re hitting the bottle more because of greater childcare responsibilities. Like home-schooling.  So why are we drinking more – and what should you do about your pandemic hangover.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Harry and Meghan welcome daughter Melbourne to stay the course on lockdown Ben Roberts Smith trial to begin G7 leaders announce corporate tax deal Trump uses speech to call for China reparations   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Has the pandemic driven us to drink?

With Melbourne being sent back into lockdown last week, it’s time to ask, “has the pandemic highlighted our problem with booze?”    20 percent of us say our alcohol consumption has increased since the pandemic began. Caterina Giorgi is CEO of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).  She says we’re drinking more – and it’s women in particular who are seeking more help to cope with their boozing.   Women say they’re hitting the bottle more because of greater childcare responsibilities. Like home-schooling.  So why are we drinking more – and what should you do about your pandemic hangover.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Harry and Meghan welcome daughter Melbourne to stay the course on lockdown Ben Roberts Smith trial to begin G7 leaders announce corporate tax deal Trump uses speech to call for China reparations   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:48

EP124 - S2

6 Jun 21

The Weekend Briefing with Clare Bowditch

You may know Clare Bowditch from her ARIA award-winning music career, her Logie-nominated role on the hit TV series Offspring, or her work as journalist, host and entrepreneur.   Clare sits down with best-selling journalist and host Jamila Rizvi to discuss body image, balancing parenthood with a Rockstar lifestyle and working through grief in a beautifully honest conversation.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Do: DIY Dumpling dinner party! We recommend miso eggplant Listen:The Sure Thing podcast Listen: Hope D’s Cash Only EP Cook:New York Times salted tahini chocolate chip cookies   Send us your recommendations! DM us on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast

The Weekend Briefing with Clare Bowditch

You may know Clare Bowditch from her ARIA award-winning music career, her Logie-nominated role on the hit TV series Offspring, or her work as journalist, host and entrepreneur.   Clare sits down with best-selling journalist and host Jamila Rizvi to discuss body image, balancing parenthood with a Rockstar lifestyle and working through grief in a beautifully honest conversation.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Do: DIY Dumpling dinner party! We recommend miso eggplant Listen:The Sure Thing podcast Listen: Hope D’s Cash Only EP Cook:New York Times salted tahini chocolate chip cookies   Send us your recommendations! DM us on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast

25:20

EP123 - S2

4 Jun 21


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