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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, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette

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Season 4


Dan Andrews resigns. What will Victoria make of his legacy?

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has announced he’ll retire at 5pm tomorrow. He says he has no plans, and will take time to spend with his family. He led Victoria for nine years and was Labor leader for 13 years. His legacy will be mixed, with there being many who will say he was a brilliant but divisive leader.  In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by The Age newspaper's Victorian State Parliament correspondent Annika Smethurst to discuss the announcement, Mr Andrews’ future and what his legacy will be.

Dan Andrews resigns. What will Victoria make of his legacy?

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has announced he’ll retire at 5pm tomorrow. He says he has no plans, and will take time to spend with his family. He led Victoria for nine years and was Labor leader for 13 years. His legacy will be mixed, with there being many who will say he was a brilliant but divisive leader.  In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by The Age newspaper's Victorian State Parliament correspondent Annika Smethurst to discuss the announcement, Mr Andrews’ future and what his legacy will be.

08:57

EP253 - S4

26 Sep 23

Inside the sinister new experiment to kill death row inmates

The state of Alabama is planning to use nitrogen gas to execute prisoners on death row, after a series of botched lethal injections. Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Alabama have all approved nitrogen gas for execution, but none have ever used it. Katrina Blowers sits down with Dr Joel Zivot, an expert on physician participation in lethal injection, to explain why convicted murderer Kenneth Smith might be the first death row inmate to die by nitrogen gas. Headlines: Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo stood aside as inquiry underway Tentative deal reached for the Writers Guild of America  Qantas pilots join calls for Chairman Richard Goyder to step down  Lachie Neale takes home the Brownlow Medal and Wallabies out of the World Cup  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Inside the sinister new experiment to kill death row inmates

The state of Alabama is planning to use nitrogen gas to execute prisoners on death row, after a series of botched lethal injections. Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Alabama have all approved nitrogen gas for execution, but none have ever used it. Katrina Blowers sits down with Dr Joel Zivot, an expert on physician participation in lethal injection, to explain why convicted murderer Kenneth Smith might be the first death row inmate to die by nitrogen gas. Headlines: Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo stood aside as inquiry underway Tentative deal reached for the Writers Guild of America  Qantas pilots join calls for Chairman Richard Goyder to step down  Lachie Neale takes home the Brownlow Medal and Wallabies out of the World Cup  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:41

EP252 - S4

25 Sep 23

Why are we so blasé about privacy a year after the Optus hacking breach?

It’s been a year since the details of nearly 10 million Aussies were compromised in the Optus data hack. Past and present customers were left confused and frustrated, asking why big companies are allowed to have all our data if they can’t protect it properly. But with what seems like a new breach every few weeks, do we even still care when our information is compromised? In this episode of The Briefing, Antoinette Lattouf is joined by LiSTNR journalist Micaela Savage to talk about the current situation, and what you can do to avoid being hacked.

Why are we so blasé about privacy a year after the Optus hacking breach?

It’s been a year since the details of nearly 10 million Aussies were compromised in the Optus data hack. Past and present customers were left confused and frustrated, asking why big companies are allowed to have all our data if they can’t protect it properly. But with what seems like a new breach every few weeks, do we even still care when our information is compromised? In this episode of The Briefing, Antoinette Lattouf is joined by LiSTNR journalist Micaela Savage to talk about the current situation, and what you can do to avoid being hacked.

10:50

EP251 - S4

25 Sep 23

Cracking the whip on dating app safety

Popular online dating platforms like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge - are being threatened with government regulation unless they improve safety for users. The federal government is giving the industry until the middle of next year to develop and implement a voluntary code of practice to improve standards. This comes after an investigation last year by the Australian Institute of Criminology that found 75% of online daters had been subject to some kind of online sexual violence in the past five years. In this episode of The Briefing Antoinette Lattouf speaks with intimacy and dating app expert Lisa Portolan. Headlines: The Government releases the first Employment White Paper in almost three decades   Voice referendum Newspoll shows No vote camp has risen  Melbourne airport expecting a daily average of 100-thousand people this week The largest soil sample from an asteroid has landed   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Cracking the whip on dating app safety

Popular online dating platforms like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge - are being threatened with government regulation unless they improve safety for users. The federal government is giving the industry until the middle of next year to develop and implement a voluntary code of practice to improve standards. This comes after an investigation last year by the Australian Institute of Criminology that found 75% of online daters had been subject to some kind of online sexual violence in the past five years. In this episode of The Briefing Antoinette Lattouf speaks with intimacy and dating app expert Lisa Portolan. Headlines: The Government releases the first Employment White Paper in almost three decades   Voice referendum Newspoll shows No vote camp has risen  Melbourne airport expecting a daily average of 100-thousand people this week The largest soil sample from an asteroid has landed   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

18:35

EP250 - S4

24 Sep 23

Hugh van Cuylenburg on resilience

Welcome to this special series of the Weekend Briefing, where Jamila talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as the interview subject themselves. Today you’ll hear from Hugh van Cuylenburg on resilience. You might recognise Hugh’s voice from the very successful podcast the Imperfects co hosted by Ryan Shelton, and his brother Josh van Cuylenburg. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Hugh explains what resilience looks like in the modern day and questions how we become resilient.

Hugh van Cuylenburg on resilience

Welcome to this special series of the Weekend Briefing, where Jamila talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as the interview subject themselves. Today you’ll hear from Hugh van Cuylenburg on resilience. You might recognise Hugh’s voice from the very successful podcast the Imperfects co hosted by Ryan Shelton, and his brother Josh van Cuylenburg. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Hugh explains what resilience looks like in the modern day and questions how we become resilient.

27:10

EP249 - S4

22 Sep 23

What the end of Rupert Murdoch's reign means for us

Rupert Murdoch has announced he will stand down as head of News Corp and Fox, the media behemoth he created. While his son Lachlan will take over as chair of both companies, Rupert Murdoch will still have some involvement as he takes on the role of “emeritus chairman”.  In this episode of The Briefing, we talk to Professor Rodney Tiffen whose 2014 book “A Reassessment” explored Murdoch’s empire and legacy. We analyse today's announcement to find out what it means for News Corp and the implications for media and news around the world.

What the end of Rupert Murdoch's reign means for us

Rupert Murdoch has announced he will stand down as head of News Corp and Fox, the media behemoth he created. While his son Lachlan will take over as chair of both companies, Rupert Murdoch will still have some involvement as he takes on the role of “emeritus chairman”.  In this episode of The Briefing, we talk to Professor Rodney Tiffen whose 2014 book “A Reassessment” explored Murdoch’s empire and legacy. We analyse today's announcement to find out what it means for News Corp and the implications for media and news around the world.

09:43

EP248 - S4

22 Sep 23

Why parents are asking the PM for porn passports

This week more than 40 child and women safety experts have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese calling for an Australian porn passport trial. Research undertaken by the eSafety Commission has found 75% of 16 to 18-year-olds have viewed online pornography, and a third of those first saw it before they were 13. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley finds out what’s going on with one of those who has signed the letter, Collective Shout’s Daniel Principe. Headlines: Murdoch steps down as Fox and News Corp chair New Covid inquiry faces backlash Taylor Swift academic conference to come to Australia Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Why parents are asking the PM for porn passports

This week more than 40 child and women safety experts have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese calling for an Australian porn passport trial. Research undertaken by the eSafety Commission has found 75% of 16 to 18-year-olds have viewed online pornography, and a third of those first saw it before they were 13. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley finds out what’s going on with one of those who has signed the letter, Collective Shout’s Daniel Principe. Headlines: Murdoch steps down as Fox and News Corp chair New Covid inquiry faces backlash Taylor Swift academic conference to come to Australia Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:19

EP247 - S4

21 Sep 23

Invisible poison: The vaping epidemic in our schoolyards

Vaping is a growing problem among our youth, with widespread accessibility and a multitude of health and addiction risks facing our adolescents. But it’s not just an issue for kids - it’s also a growing burden on their teachers. So we’ve spoken to educators from around the country, to get an idea of what it’s like dealing with vaping in the classroom, and how it affects their ability to do their jobs. In this episode of The Briefing, Amelia Oberhardt is joined by LiSTNR journalist, Micaela Savage, to talk about the dangerous vaping dilemma damaging our youth and their education.  

Invisible poison: The vaping epidemic in our schoolyards

Vaping is a growing problem among our youth, with widespread accessibility and a multitude of health and addiction risks facing our adolescents. But it’s not just an issue for kids - it’s also a growing burden on their teachers. So we’ve spoken to educators from around the country, to get an idea of what it’s like dealing with vaping in the classroom, and how it affects their ability to do their jobs. In this episode of The Briefing, Amelia Oberhardt is joined by LiSTNR journalist, Micaela Savage, to talk about the dangerous vaping dilemma damaging our youth and their education.  

10:45

EP246 - S4

21 Sep 23

Invisible poison: Vaping residue is the new secondhand smoke

New research has found vape residue clings to furniture, car interiors and walls and remains toxic for up to a month- even worse than cigarettes! Kids are particularly affected because they're more likely to put their hands in their mouths and it goes to their lungs. In this episode of The Briefing, Katrina Blowers gets the low-down from The Woolcock Institute’s Professor Brian Oliver about just how bad vape residue is, and what we can do to protect ourselves. Headlines: Albanese to announce inquiry into Covid response Alan Joyce could lose half his pay cheque Firefighters on high alert Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Invisible poison: Vaping residue is the new secondhand smoke

New research has found vape residue clings to furniture, car interiors and walls and remains toxic for up to a month- even worse than cigarettes! Kids are particularly affected because they're more likely to put their hands in their mouths and it goes to their lungs. In this episode of The Briefing, Katrina Blowers gets the low-down from The Woolcock Institute’s Professor Brian Oliver about just how bad vape residue is, and what we can do to protect ourselves. Headlines: Albanese to announce inquiry into Covid response Alan Joyce could lose half his pay cheque Firefighters on high alert Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

17:53

EP245 - S4

20 Sep 23

Why endometriosis is a big problem with little help

New research has found the endometriosis crisis in Australia is worsening. Endometriosis is a common, yet painful disease where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows outside of the womb. In 2019, it was found that around 1 in 9 women aged between 44-49 were estimated to have endometriosis. Now, that estimation has risen to 1 in 7. In this episode of The Briefing, Amelia Oberhardt is joined by CEO of Endometriosis Australia, Maree Davenport, to hear more about the increase in cases and why more isn't being done to help sufferers.

Why endometriosis is a big problem with little help

New research has found the endometriosis crisis in Australia is worsening. Endometriosis is a common, yet painful disease where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows outside of the womb. In 2019, it was found that around 1 in 9 women aged between 44-49 were estimated to have endometriosis. Now, that estimation has risen to 1 in 7. In this episode of The Briefing, Amelia Oberhardt is joined by CEO of Endometriosis Australia, Maree Davenport, to hear more about the increase in cases and why more isn't being done to help sufferers.

10:14

EP244 - S4

20 Sep 23

No campaigner Warren Mundine lays out his case against the Voice

Warren Mundine is a Bungulung man and one of those leading the charge opposing the referendum for an Indigenous Voice to parliament. He was the national president of the Australian Labor Party in 2006, before making the switch and becoming a member of the National Advisory Council under Prime Minister Tony Abbott. With just under four weeks to go until the referendum, he sits down with Tom Tilley to discuss why he remains adamant a Voice is not the silver bullet to fixing First Nation problems, and how campaigning for a No vote has impacted his own mental health. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

No campaigner Warren Mundine lays out his case against the Voice

Warren Mundine is a Bungulung man and one of those leading the charge opposing the referendum for an Indigenous Voice to parliament. He was the national president of the Australian Labor Party in 2006, before making the switch and becoming a member of the National Advisory Council under Prime Minister Tony Abbott. With just under four weeks to go until the referendum, he sits down with Tom Tilley to discuss why he remains adamant a Voice is not the silver bullet to fixing First Nation problems, and how campaigning for a No vote has impacted his own mental health. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

14:50

EP243 - S4

19 Sep 23

Russell Brand: Celebrity, power, sex and what's next

In this extra episode of The Briefing: Comedian, actor, writer, podcaster and conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand, has come under fire. While Brand has been a celebrity for more than twenty years, over the past few days shocking allegations have come to light. While Brand vehemently denies he is guilty and insists all his sexual encounters were consensual, at least four women have accused him of rape and/or sexual assault. Jahan Kalantar is a Sydney-based lawyer who attracted global attention for his commentary on the Amber Heard/Johhny Depp trial. In this extra episode of The Briefing, Jahan discusses what we can expect next for Russell Brand.

Russell Brand: Celebrity, power, sex and what's next

In this extra episode of The Briefing: Comedian, actor, writer, podcaster and conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand, has come under fire. While Brand has been a celebrity for more than twenty years, over the past few days shocking allegations have come to light. While Brand vehemently denies he is guilty and insists all his sexual encounters were consensual, at least four women have accused him of rape and/or sexual assault. Jahan Kalantar is a Sydney-based lawyer who attracted global attention for his commentary on the Amber Heard/Johhny Depp trial. In this extra episode of The Briefing, Jahan discusses what we can expect next for Russell Brand.

11:00

EP242 - S4

19 Sep 23

Yes leader Noel Pearson on winning the soft No

Noel Pearson is one of Australia's most respected Indigenous leaders - fighting for Constitutional recognition since the Howard era. With just four weeks to go until the referendum, he sits down with Tom Tilley to discuss the Yes campaign's progress so far, and his fight to win over the 'soft no' voters. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Yes leader Noel Pearson on winning the soft No

Noel Pearson is one of Australia's most respected Indigenous leaders - fighting for Constitutional recognition since the Howard era. With just four weeks to go until the referendum, he sits down with Tom Tilley to discuss the Yes campaign's progress so far, and his fight to win over the 'soft no' voters. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

12:25

EP241 - S4

18 Sep 23

10 years in limbo: The 12,000 refugees still waiting for residency

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing: Meet the 12,000 people on temporary protection visas who are blocked from the government’s new pathway to permanent residency. That’s because they were processed and refused under the previous Coalition Government’s controversial “fast-track” process - criticised as a rubber stamping machine for refusals. But here’s the thing: all have been in Australia for over 10 years. They have families, communities, roots and children born here who’ve become citizens. You'll hear from sixteen-year-old Iranian refugee Tanya, as they begin a week-long sit-down protest in Melbourne, calling for change. If you want to learn more and sign the petition in support, click here.

10 years in limbo: The 12,000 refugees still waiting for residency

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing: Meet the 12,000 people on temporary protection visas who are blocked from the government’s new pathway to permanent residency. That’s because they were processed and refused under the previous Coalition Government’s controversial “fast-track” process - criticised as a rubber stamping machine for refusals. But here’s the thing: all have been in Australia for over 10 years. They have families, communities, roots and children born here who’ve become citizens. You'll hear from sixteen-year-old Iranian refugee Tanya, as they begin a week-long sit-down protest in Melbourne, calling for change. If you want to learn more and sign the petition in support, click here.

10:20

EP240 - S4

18 Sep 23

Allergy nation: Why your risk is predicted to explode by 70%

It’s spring, so let’s talk allergies! Australia is considered the allergy capital of the world. Allergic disease currently affects more than four million Australians and that number is expected to rise. By 2050, the number of people affected by allergic diseases in Australia is predicted to increase by 70 per cent to 7.7 million. In this episode of The Briefing, Antoinette Lattouf speaks with Professor Kirsten Perrett, Director of the National Allergy Centre to find out why. Headlines: Thousands attend 'Yes' rallies Russell Brand investigated over sexual assault allegations Wallabies lose to Fiji at Rugby World Cup Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Allergy nation: Why your risk is predicted to explode by 70%

It’s spring, so let’s talk allergies! Australia is considered the allergy capital of the world. Allergic disease currently affects more than four million Australians and that number is expected to rise. By 2050, the number of people affected by allergic diseases in Australia is predicted to increase by 70 per cent to 7.7 million. In this episode of The Briefing, Antoinette Lattouf speaks with Professor Kirsten Perrett, Director of the National Allergy Centre to find out why. Headlines: Thousands attend 'Yes' rallies Russell Brand investigated over sexual assault allegations Wallabies lose to Fiji at Rugby World Cup Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

16:31

EP239 - S4

17 Sep 23

BONUS: Are we ready to vote? On the road with those saying 'Yes'

2023 Australian of The Year Local Hero and founder of Turbans 4 Australia, Amar Singh, is six weeks into his roadshow around Australia to promote the Voice. Travelling around Australia, he is hoping to to promote the Voice to Parliament to multicultural, culturally diverse, religious, and ethnic groups. Why does he care, and what has the reception been like? In this bonus episode of The Briefing, Antoinette Lattouf joins him for a leg to find out how his campaign is going, and what CALD communities around the country are telling him. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

BONUS: Are we ready to vote? On the road with those saying 'Yes'

2023 Australian of The Year Local Hero and founder of Turbans 4 Australia, Amar Singh, is six weeks into his roadshow around Australia to promote the Voice. Travelling around Australia, he is hoping to to promote the Voice to Parliament to multicultural, culturally diverse, religious, and ethnic groups. Why does he care, and what has the reception been like? In this bonus episode of The Briefing, Antoinette Lattouf joins him for a leg to find out how his campaign is going, and what CALD communities around the country are telling him. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

13:57

EP238 - S4

16 Sep 23

Sean Kelly on politics

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains. Today you’ll hear from Sean Kelly, on politics. Sean is a columnist for the Nine papers and a regular contributor to The Monthly. He was a political adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Sean explains politics as a performance, the fracturing of the two party system, the entrenchment of attitudes and opinions - and what it means if Australians treat politics as a game.

Sean Kelly on politics

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains. Today you’ll hear from Sean Kelly, on politics. Sean is a columnist for the Nine papers and a regular contributor to The Monthly. He was a political adviser to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Sean explains politics as a performance, the fracturing of the two party system, the entrenchment of attitudes and opinions - and what it means if Australians treat politics as a game.

24:59

EP237 - S4

15 Sep 23

Are influencers really influencing fashion?

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing: How are social media influencers shaking up Australia's fashion industry? Content creators are certainly making a name for themselves in this space - from releasing collections with big-name brands to even creating their own fashion label. And their followers are eating up everything they're putting out. We're joined by LISTNR journalist Loren Howarth to talk about what effect influencers are having on the industry and designers who've been in the game for decades.

Are influencers really influencing fashion?

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing: How are social media influencers shaking up Australia's fashion industry? Content creators are certainly making a name for themselves in this space - from releasing collections with big-name brands to even creating their own fashion label. And their followers are eating up everything they're putting out. We're joined by LISTNR journalist Loren Howarth to talk about what effect influencers are having on the industry and designers who've been in the game for decades.

12:19

EP236 - S4

15 Sep 23

The Parenthood Dilemma: a big question with a complex answer

Should I have a baby? That’s the big question Gina Rushton grapples with in her new book, The Parenthood Dilemma. She delves into some of the existential issues: whether it’s responsible to have children while our climate continues to heat up at a rapid rate; as well as the personal: why, when faced with the potential of her own infertility, she found herself questioning how she thought she felt about children. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley speaks with Gina about the challenges of modern parenthood. Headlines: Son of US President Joe Biden charged with gun crimes   Jacinta Nampijinpa Price says First Nations Australians are not affected by colonisation Apology from multimillionaire who wants unemployment to rise  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The Parenthood Dilemma: a big question with a complex answer

Should I have a baby? That’s the big question Gina Rushton grapples with in her new book, The Parenthood Dilemma. She delves into some of the existential issues: whether it’s responsible to have children while our climate continues to heat up at a rapid rate; as well as the personal: why, when faced with the potential of her own infertility, she found herself questioning how she thought she felt about children. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley speaks with Gina about the challenges of modern parenthood. Headlines: Son of US President Joe Biden charged with gun crimes   Jacinta Nampijinpa Price says First Nations Australians are not affected by colonisation Apology from multimillionaire who wants unemployment to rise  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:20

EP235 - S4

14 Sep 23

R U OK? What you should say if someone isn’t

In this headlines-free extra episode of The Briefing: Everyone knows the impact of mental health on our wellbeing, our families, our jobs and our future. So today, we ask 'R U OK'? While we’re more acutely aware of the tell-tale signs and how and why we need to seek help, it can be hard to know how to check in with those around us, or for those struggling to know what to do. Asking if someone’s OK is a great place to start the conversation. In this R U OK? Day episode of the Briefing, we’re joined by Gus Worland, Founder of Gotcha4Life, a not-for-profit foundation with a goal of zero suicides, taking action by delivering mental fitness programs that engage, educate and empower local communities.

R U OK? What you should say if someone isn’t

In this headlines-free extra episode of The Briefing: Everyone knows the impact of mental health on our wellbeing, our families, our jobs and our future. So today, we ask 'R U OK'? While we’re more acutely aware of the tell-tale signs and how and why we need to seek help, it can be hard to know how to check in with those around us, or for those struggling to know what to do. Asking if someone’s OK is a great place to start the conversation. In this R U OK? Day episode of the Briefing, we’re joined by Gus Worland, Founder of Gotcha4Life, a not-for-profit foundation with a goal of zero suicides, taking action by delivering mental fitness programs that engage, educate and empower local communities.

12:49

EP234 - S4

14 Sep 23

The summer ahead: Group therapy for scientists with climate anxiety

Constant exposure to dire forecasts and extreme weather events is taking its toll on climate scientists. It's meant scientists are now trying group therapy to deal with their fear and anxiety. In this episode of our Summer Ahead series Tom Tilley breaks it down with ANU scientist Joe Duggan. Headlines: Qantas loses over sacking baggage handlers Multimillionaire wants unemployment to rise  US crab-walking prison escapee found Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The summer ahead: Group therapy for scientists with climate anxiety

Constant exposure to dire forecasts and extreme weather events is taking its toll on climate scientists. It's meant scientists are now trying group therapy to deal with their fear and anxiety. In this episode of our Summer Ahead series Tom Tilley breaks it down with ANU scientist Joe Duggan. Headlines: Qantas loses over sacking baggage handlers Multimillionaire wants unemployment to rise  US crab-walking prison escapee found Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:24

EP233 - S4

13 Sep 23

Caught with coke? Why Canberra thinks it's no big deal

In this headlines-free extra episode of The Briefing: The ACT has passed laws that decriminalise illicit drugs. This means you’ll get the equivalent of a speeding ticket if found in possession of 1.5 grams of cocaine, meth or 1 gram of heroin. So why has the ACT gone down this path? Will it become a target market for gangland criminals? And what can the ACT learn from countries like Portugal that decriminalised illicit drugs more than 20 years ago?   We’re joined by Bronwyn Hendry, CEO of Canberra-based Directions Health Services which has advocated for drugs to be decriminalised.

Caught with coke? Why Canberra thinks it's no big deal

In this headlines-free extra episode of The Briefing: The ACT has passed laws that decriminalise illicit drugs. This means you’ll get the equivalent of a speeding ticket if found in possession of 1.5 grams of cocaine, meth or 1 gram of heroin. So why has the ACT gone down this path? Will it become a target market for gangland criminals? And what can the ACT learn from countries like Portugal that decriminalised illicit drugs more than 20 years ago?   We’re joined by Bronwyn Hendry, CEO of Canberra-based Directions Health Services which has advocated for drugs to be decriminalised.

09:55

EP232 - S4

13 Sep 23

Are you using AI at work? If not, your colleague is

AI is here: already a third of employees are using AI for work, and in two-thirds of those cases, their manager doesn't know. Sectors like media, finance and education will see the biggest changes; with experts saying companies need to come up with an AI strategy as soon as possible. In this episode of The Briefing, Katrina Blowers speaks with Dr Kellie Nuttall from Deloitte about how much AI has already been adopted in Australia. Headlines: Marcia Langton denies calling No voters racist    Over 10,000 missing after Libya floods Republicans order impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Are you using AI at work? If not, your colleague is

AI is here: already a third of employees are using AI for work, and in two-thirds of those cases, their manager doesn't know. Sectors like media, finance and education will see the biggest changes; with experts saying companies need to come up with an AI strategy as soon as possible. In this episode of The Briefing, Katrina Blowers speaks with Dr Kellie Nuttall from Deloitte about how much AI has already been adopted in Australia. Headlines: Marcia Langton denies calling No voters racist    Over 10,000 missing after Libya floods Republicans order impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:42

EP231 - S4

12 Sep 23

Jewellery, World Cup tix & VIP Lounges: What politicians get for free and you don't

In this headlines-free extra episode of The Briefing: What exactly are our politicians being gifted for free, and who takes the most? While gifts range from bicycles to sports tickets, and many aren't accepted, each year the accumulated worth runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. And currently they’re under scrutiny. Just today a survey from Nine newspapers revealed that 70% of Australians believe they shouldn’t accept free membership of elite clubs such as the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge. We’re joined by LiSTNR's Investigations Editor, Clair Weaver, to tell you about the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts being accepted by our politicians every year, and whether the gifts could sway policy.

Jewellery, World Cup tix & VIP Lounges: What politicians get for free and you don't

In this headlines-free extra episode of The Briefing: What exactly are our politicians being gifted for free, and who takes the most? While gifts range from bicycles to sports tickets, and many aren't accepted, each year the accumulated worth runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. And currently they’re under scrutiny. Just today a survey from Nine newspapers revealed that 70% of Australians believe they shouldn’t accept free membership of elite clubs such as the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge. We’re joined by LiSTNR's Investigations Editor, Clair Weaver, to tell you about the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts being accepted by our politicians every year, and whether the gifts could sway policy.

09:36

EP230 - S4

12 Sep 23

Chanel Contos: How an instagram post ignited a revolution on consent

Chanel Contos shot to fame when she uncovered thousands of horror stories about sexual abuse and coercion in Sydney’s elite private schools. Since then she’s successfully pushed for consent education to become part of the school curriculum. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley speaks with Chanel about her new book Consent Laid Bare.  Headlines: Labor’s $10b housing fund after deal with the Greens   Pressure mounting over the future of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Apple to ditch iPhone lightning power port and cable  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Chanel Contos: How an instagram post ignited a revolution on consent

Chanel Contos shot to fame when she uncovered thousands of horror stories about sexual abuse and coercion in Sydney’s elite private schools. Since then she’s successfully pushed for consent education to become part of the school curriculum. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley speaks with Chanel about her new book Consent Laid Bare.  Headlines: Labor’s $10b housing fund after deal with the Greens   Pressure mounting over the future of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Apple to ditch iPhone lightning power port and cable  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:05

EP229 - S4

11 Sep 23

Rubiales resigns: the kiss that kicked off a revolution in women's sport

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing:  After three weeks of intense pressure, Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales has finally succumbed and announced he will resign. Rubiales has dominated news after kissing Spanish player Jenni Hermoso on the lips without her consent, after Spain won the FIFA Women’s World Cup last month.  We’re joined by Bonita Mersiades, a former executive with Football Australia and a FIFA whistleblower, to speak about what happened and whether this will be the watershed moment many are hoping for.

Rubiales resigns: the kiss that kicked off a revolution in women's sport

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing:  After three weeks of intense pressure, Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales has finally succumbed and announced he will resign. Rubiales has dominated news after kissing Spanish player Jenni Hermoso on the lips without her consent, after Spain won the FIFA Women’s World Cup last month.  We’re joined by Bonita Mersiades, a former executive with Football Australia and a FIFA whistleblower, to speak about what happened and whether this will be the watershed moment many are hoping for.

08:11

EP228 - S4

11 Sep 23

How Morocco is dealing with its biggest earthquake in 120 years

At least 2,012 people have died with at least 2000 more injured in the most powerful earthquake Morocco has suffered in 120 years. The 6.8 magnitude quake hit Morocco late on Friday local time, with entire villages levelled. Now the race is on to try and recover survivors from the rubble. Katrina Blowers speaks with Oumaima Azzelzouli, a journalist with Moroccan National Radio who lives in Rabat about what’s happening on the ground.  Headlines: Luis Rubiales to quit after World Cup kiss scandal  Tasmania is the only state voting yes for the Voice referendum Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apology video  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

How Morocco is dealing with its biggest earthquake in 120 years

At least 2,012 people have died with at least 2000 more injured in the most powerful earthquake Morocco has suffered in 120 years. The 6.8 magnitude quake hit Morocco late on Friday local time, with entire villages levelled. Now the race is on to try and recover survivors from the rubble. Katrina Blowers speaks with Oumaima Azzelzouli, a journalist with Moroccan National Radio who lives in Rabat about what’s happening on the ground.  Headlines: Luis Rubiales to quit after World Cup kiss scandal  Tasmania is the only state voting yes for the Voice referendum Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apology video  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

16:52

EP227 - S4

10 Sep 23

Flex Mami on influence

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Lillian Ahenkan, on influence. Lillian, better known as Flex Mami, is a radio and TV presenter, DJ, author, business owner and has more than 169,000 followers on Instagram.  In this special episode, Flex speaks about the commodification of influence, who gets to be a role model and why we all should think more deeply about who influences us and why. 

Flex Mami on influence

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Lillian Ahenkan, on influence. Lillian, better known as Flex Mami, is a radio and TV presenter, DJ, author, business owner and has more than 169,000 followers on Instagram.  In this special episode, Flex speaks about the commodification of influence, who gets to be a role model and why we all should think more deeply about who influences us and why. 

27:30

EP226 - S4

8 Sep 23

Can the Wallabies do a 'Matildas' and save rugby union?

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing:  Tom Tilley's secret passion!! The Rugby World Cup begins in France this weekend – and the Wallabies head into the tournament after losing five lead-up matches.  Coach Eddie Jones has picked a very young, inexperienced side, who he says he will have firing at exactly the right time.  Tom Tilley and Sacha Barbour-Gatt are rugby 'tragics'! Australia was transfixed when the Matildas contested the FIFA Womens’ World Cup last month.  Can the Wallabies mirrot the Matilda’s success and save a dying code? 

Can the Wallabies do a 'Matildas' and save rugby union?

In this headlines-free extra episode of the Briefing:  Tom Tilley's secret passion!! The Rugby World Cup begins in France this weekend – and the Wallabies head into the tournament after losing five lead-up matches.  Coach Eddie Jones has picked a very young, inexperienced side, who he says he will have firing at exactly the right time.  Tom Tilley and Sacha Barbour-Gatt are rugby 'tragics'! Australia was transfixed when the Matildas contested the FIFA Womens’ World Cup last month.  Can the Wallabies mirrot the Matilda’s success and save a dying code? 

09:46

EP225 - S4

8 Sep 23

Why South Korean teachers are at breaking point

15,000 people dressed in black attended an illegal rally on Monday in Seoul. This massive protest was triggered after three teacher suicides happened in South Korea in as many months. The first was a young teacher in Seoul who took her own life in July after expressing anxiety over complaints from abusive parents. Teachers are now demanding better protection for themselves amid growing outrage about teaching staff being mistreated, including being accused of child abuse for disciplining students. In this episode of The Briefing Jan Fran finds out just what’s going on with Korea Pro’s John Lee who’s on the ground in Seoul. Headlines: Anthony Albanese invited to meet president Xi Jinping in China  Philip Lowe delivered his final speech 3,000 new entries for the Macquarie Dictionary Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Why South Korean teachers are at breaking point

15,000 people dressed in black attended an illegal rally on Monday in Seoul. This massive protest was triggered after three teacher suicides happened in South Korea in as many months. The first was a young teacher in Seoul who took her own life in July after expressing anxiety over complaints from abusive parents. Teachers are now demanding better protection for themselves amid growing outrage about teaching staff being mistreated, including being accused of child abuse for disciplining students. In this episode of The Briefing Jan Fran finds out just what’s going on with Korea Pro’s John Lee who’s on the ground in Seoul. Headlines: Anthony Albanese invited to meet president Xi Jinping in China  Philip Lowe delivered his final speech 3,000 new entries for the Macquarie Dictionary Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:45

EP224 - S4

7 Sep 23

Don't F**k with cats: Plibersek's plan to protect native species

In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing: the federal government's plans to declare war on feral cats. Today is National Threatened Species Day and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has released a plan to protect another 48 endangered species across Australia, including a program to eradicate feral cats. One part of the plan would see a nationwide night curfew imposed on domestic cats. We're joined by Linda Stoner from Animal Liberation who argues it's the wrong approach; and Jack Gough from the Invasive Species Council who says it's long overdue.

Don't F**k with cats: Plibersek's plan to protect native species

In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing: the federal government's plans to declare war on feral cats. Today is National Threatened Species Day and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has released a plan to protect another 48 endangered species across Australia, including a program to eradicate feral cats. One part of the plan would see a nationwide night curfew imposed on domestic cats. We're joined by Linda Stoner from Animal Liberation who argues it's the wrong approach; and Jack Gough from the Invasive Species Council who says it's long overdue.

12:28

EP223 - S4

7 Sep 23

Is the honeymoon over for Labor?

Anthony Albanese’s personal approval has dropped under the 50 per cent mark for the first time since he was elected Prime Minister. It’s as Labor battles fires on multiple fronts including their Qatar decision; their struggles with the ‘Yes’ campaign; and the Defence Minister’s golf club controversy. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley speaks with Andrew Leigh, Labor’s assistant minister for competition about whether the honeymoon is over. Headlines: Cheaper and more frequent flights under government's ‘open skies’ agreement  August was hottest month ever recorded  Spanish soccer star Jenni Hermoso files legal complaint over World Cup kiss  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Is the honeymoon over for Labor?

Anthony Albanese’s personal approval has dropped under the 50 per cent mark for the first time since he was elected Prime Minister. It’s as Labor battles fires on multiple fronts including their Qatar decision; their struggles with the ‘Yes’ campaign; and the Defence Minister’s golf club controversy. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley speaks with Andrew Leigh, Labor’s assistant minister for competition about whether the honeymoon is over. Headlines: Cheaper and more frequent flights under government's ‘open skies’ agreement  August was hottest month ever recorded  Spanish soccer star Jenni Hermoso files legal complaint over World Cup kiss  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:45

EP222 - S4

6 Sep 23

Can democracy in the US survive another four years of Trump?

In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing:  Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge he lost the 2020 election, so would his re-election lead to the demise of democracy?  The United States likes to think of itself as the ultimate democracy, but if Donald Trump wins next year’s presidential election, could the US electorate be endorsing his claims his loss in 2020 was NOT the work of a fair and balanced democracy?  We’re joined by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull who hosts the LiSTNR podcast Defending Democracy, to discuss the ramifications for the US democracy if Trump is endorsed as the G.O.P’s candidate next year. 

Can democracy in the US survive another four years of Trump?

In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing:  Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge he lost the 2020 election, so would his re-election lead to the demise of democracy?  The United States likes to think of itself as the ultimate democracy, but if Donald Trump wins next year’s presidential election, could the US electorate be endorsing his claims his loss in 2020 was NOT the work of a fair and balanced democracy?  We’re joined by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull who hosts the LiSTNR podcast Defending Democracy, to discuss the ramifications for the US democracy if Trump is endorsed as the G.O.P’s candidate next year. 

08:49

EP221 - S4

6 Sep 23

The Summer Ahead: Can our power grids stand the heat?

We're facing down the prospect of rolling blackouts this summer, with temperatures expected to break records. To find out about just where we’re at with our energy mix, we speak with Professor Samantha Hepburn who is an expert in environmental law research at Deakin University about what we need to do to safeguard our energy supply for the future. Headlines: A Senate inquiry will be held into blocked Qatar Airways flights Alan Joyce is out as new CEO Vanessa Hudson starts Australia’s largest coal-powered station to stay open past it’s closure date  Spain sacks World Cup-winning women's coach Jorge Vilda  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The Summer Ahead: Can our power grids stand the heat?

We're facing down the prospect of rolling blackouts this summer, with temperatures expected to break records. To find out about just where we’re at with our energy mix, we speak with Professor Samantha Hepburn who is an expert in environmental law research at Deakin University about what we need to do to safeguard our energy supply for the future. Headlines: A Senate inquiry will be held into blocked Qatar Airways flights Alan Joyce is out as new CEO Vanessa Hudson starts Australia’s largest coal-powered station to stay open past it’s closure date  Spain sacks World Cup-winning women's coach Jorge Vilda  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:19

EP220 - S4

5 Sep 23

Will Alan Joyce's early departure save Qantas from a crash landing?

In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was due to retire in November, but made the stunning announcement this morning he was stepping down today. The news comes after a month of scandals, including facing an investigation by the ACCC that it sold tickets to flights that had already been cancelled.  We’re joined by Flight Centre CEO, Graham Turner, and Helen Bird from Swinburne University to talk about Alan Joyce’s last day as the national carrier’s CEO – and what his legacy will be.

Will Alan Joyce's early departure save Qantas from a crash landing?

In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was due to retire in November, but made the stunning announcement this morning he was stepping down today. The news comes after a month of scandals, including facing an investigation by the ACCC that it sold tickets to flights that had already been cancelled.  We’re joined by Flight Centre CEO, Graham Turner, and Helen Bird from Swinburne University to talk about Alan Joyce’s last day as the national carrier’s CEO – and what his legacy will be.

12:05

EP219 - S4

5 Sep 23

Behind the Farnham hit that's become the 'Yes' campaign's anthem

As John Farnham’s anthem becomes the theme song for the Yes campaign we reveal the story behind the song. Turns out it was written by a British musician after he slept in for a protest! Tom Tilley gets the story from Double J presenter Zan Rowe and also speak to political campaign analyst Dee Madigan about the impact it will have on the referendum. Headlines: No interest rates rises predicted William Tyrrell's foster mother pleads guilty to assaulting child  Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell dead at 56   Burning Man still planning to go ahead with burn  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Behind the Farnham hit that's become the 'Yes' campaign's anthem

As John Farnham’s anthem becomes the theme song for the Yes campaign we reveal the story behind the song. Turns out it was written by a British musician after he slept in for a protest! Tom Tilley gets the story from Double J presenter Zan Rowe and also speak to political campaign analyst Dee Madigan about the impact it will have on the referendum. Headlines: No interest rates rises predicted William Tyrrell's foster mother pleads guilty to assaulting child  Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell dead at 56   Burning Man still planning to go ahead with burn  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:54

EP218 - S4

4 Sep 23

Emptying your wallet to fill up the tank: Why is petrol so expensive?

Around the country, drivers are forking out an average of $2.05 a litre for petrol, while some unlucky Aussies have had to pay prices as high as $2.38 a litre. In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing, we chat with Chief Investment Officer at The Motley Fool, Scott Phillips, to find out why it’s so expensive, how long we can expect to pay a bomb at the bowser, and tips for making your petrol budget stretch further.

Emptying your wallet to fill up the tank: Why is petrol so expensive?

Around the country, drivers are forking out an average of $2.05 a litre for petrol, while some unlucky Aussies have had to pay prices as high as $2.38 a litre. In this extra, headlines-free episode of The Briefing, we chat with Chief Investment Officer at The Motley Fool, Scott Phillips, to find out why it’s so expensive, how long we can expect to pay a bomb at the bowser, and tips for making your petrol budget stretch further.

09:44

EP217 - S4

4 Sep 23

The dirty little secret lurking in your eco-friendly straws

Across Australia paper straws, wooden cutlery and cardboard tubs have replaced plastic in a bid to protect the environment, but new research shows they can contain dangerous chemicals. The chemicals, known as PFAS, are found in many “eco- friendly” straws and takeaway containers because PFAS makes them water resistant. In this episode of The Briefing, Jan Fran speaks with the commercial manager EnviroLab Group David Springer about just how dangerous these products are. Headlines: The voice NO vote reaches majority as support for Labor slides  The Federal Government's Closing Loopholes Bill enters Parliament today Burning Man festival-goers trapped  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The dirty little secret lurking in your eco-friendly straws

Across Australia paper straws, wooden cutlery and cardboard tubs have replaced plastic in a bid to protect the environment, but new research shows they can contain dangerous chemicals. The chemicals, known as PFAS, are found in many “eco- friendly” straws and takeaway containers because PFAS makes them water resistant. In this episode of The Briefing, Jan Fran speaks with the commercial manager EnviroLab Group David Springer about just how dangerous these products are. Headlines: The voice NO vote reaches majority as support for Labor slides  The Federal Government's Closing Loopholes Bill enters Parliament today Burning Man festival-goers trapped  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:51

EP216 - S4

3 Sep 23

Milo Hartill on body

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Milo Hartill on body. Milo is a model, actress, and self proclaimed Fat Diva.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Milo talked about fat acceptance and the medical professional, the fashion industry’s token attempts at size inclusivity and why fatphobia is alive and well in Australia

Milo Hartill on body

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Milo Hartill on body. Milo is a model, actress, and self proclaimed Fat Diva.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Milo talked about fat acceptance and the medical professional, the fashion industry’s token attempts at size inclusivity and why fatphobia is alive and well in Australia

26:39

EP215 - S4

1 Sep 23

We’re all angry at Qantas, and the backlash seems to be working

Skyrocketing ticket prices, massive profits and soaring pay packets. What’s with Qantas? Qantas boss Alan Joyce faced a parliamentary grilling this week, but was unconvincing in his defence of Qantas’ huge profits, not to mention his huge payslip. In this episode of the Briefing, Tom interviews Senator Jane Hume, one of the MPs confronting Mr Joyce to find out why the Albanese government is hellbent on stopping airlines like Qatar from increasing flight numbers. Is it just a cozy deal with the national airline, or a genuine attempt to protect “national interests” Headlines: Qantas under fire Trump pleads "not guilty" in Georgia House prices up again Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

We’re all angry at Qantas, and the backlash seems to be working

Skyrocketing ticket prices, massive profits and soaring pay packets. What’s with Qantas? Qantas boss Alan Joyce faced a parliamentary grilling this week, but was unconvincing in his defence of Qantas’ huge profits, not to mention his huge payslip. In this episode of the Briefing, Tom interviews Senator Jane Hume, one of the MPs confronting Mr Joyce to find out why the Albanese government is hellbent on stopping airlines like Qatar from increasing flight numbers. Is it just a cozy deal with the national airline, or a genuine attempt to protect “national interests” Headlines: Qantas under fire Trump pleads "not guilty" in Georgia House prices up again Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:19

EP214 - S4

31 Aug 23

BONUS: We have a date to vote on the Voice - what can we expect next?

The Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, has officially announced that the country will go to the polls on Saturday, October 14th to vote on both the constitutional recognition of First Nations Australians and the creation of a Voice to Parliament.  Now that we know the date we'll be voting, what can we expect for the next six weeks of the Yes and No campaigns, and what do you need to know before you vote?  This week on Blak Matters Teela Reid is joined by John Paul Janke, co-host of NITV flagship Indigenous news and current affairs show 'The Point', to take us through what we can expect before we're asked to cast our vote.   For more information on the referendum and your voting requirements check out the Australian Electoral Commission FAQ page here.

BONUS: We have a date to vote on the Voice - what can we expect next?

The Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, has officially announced that the country will go to the polls on Saturday, October 14th to vote on both the constitutional recognition of First Nations Australians and the creation of a Voice to Parliament.  Now that we know the date we'll be voting, what can we expect for the next six weeks of the Yes and No campaigns, and what do you need to know before you vote?  This week on Blak Matters Teela Reid is joined by John Paul Janke, co-host of NITV flagship Indigenous news and current affairs show 'The Point', to take us through what we can expect before we're asked to cast our vote.   For more information on the referendum and your voting requirements check out the Australian Electoral Commission FAQ page here.

24:42

EP213 - S4

31 Aug 23

The truth about domestic violence: What you should do if you see it

On today’s episode The Briefing continues our focus on what you might not know about domestic violence. Today’s episode is more about you and what can you do. Antoinette Lattouf sits down with Emily Maguire, CEO of Respect Victoria on how to spot an abusive relationship and help a friend or relative who's in one. *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The truth about domestic violence: What you should do if you see it

On today’s episode The Briefing continues our focus on what you might not know about domestic violence. Today’s episode is more about you and what can you do. Antoinette Lattouf sits down with Emily Maguire, CEO of Respect Victoria on how to spot an abusive relationship and help a friend or relative who's in one. *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

16:44

EP212 - S4

30 Aug 23

The truth about domestic violence: Do our support services actually work?

On today’s episode, The Briefing continues our focus on what you might not know about domestic violence. Antoinette Lattouf sits down with the Assistant Commissioner of NSW Police, Stuart Smith to discuss what tools and strategies police across the country are engaging in to fight domestic violence. Emily Dale from the national domestic violence advocacy group Full Stop Australia also joins to unpack what strategies government and police are missing, and what the focus needs to be going forward. *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The truth about domestic violence: Do our support services actually work?

On today’s episode, The Briefing continues our focus on what you might not know about domestic violence. Antoinette Lattouf sits down with the Assistant Commissioner of NSW Police, Stuart Smith to discuss what tools and strategies police across the country are engaging in to fight domestic violence. Emily Dale from the national domestic violence advocacy group Full Stop Australia also joins to unpack what strategies government and police are missing, and what the focus needs to be going forward. *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

15:00

EP211 - S4

29 Aug 23

The truth about domestic violence: When police become perpetrators

You’ve may have noticed there’s been more of a push in recent years to help people better identify domestic violence in all its forms, and in particular to encourage victims to report incidents of domestic and sexual violence to police.  But what happens when your perpetrator is a police officer?  Today we speak to a woman we’re calling Audrey. She’s chosen to share her experience for the first time, because she thinks serious questions need to be asked about how good police are at policing themselves when it comes to family violence.  *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The truth about domestic violence: When police become perpetrators

You’ve may have noticed there’s been more of a push in recent years to help people better identify domestic violence in all its forms, and in particular to encourage victims to report incidents of domestic and sexual violence to police.  But what happens when your perpetrator is a police officer?  Today we speak to a woman we’re calling Audrey. She’s chosen to share her experience for the first time, because she thinks serious questions need to be asked about how good police are at policing themselves when it comes to family violence.  *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

12:32

EP210 - S4

28 Aug 23

The truth about domestic violence: Teens, porn and choking

When it comes to crime trends in Australia – domestic and sexual violence tops the list. This week on the Briefing Antoinette Lattouf leads a special investigation into domestic violence challenging the stereotypes facing the issue. We're joined by LiSNTR's Investigations Editor Clair Weaver, victim survivor Monique* and founder and CEO of the Lokahi Foundation Rachael Natoli. *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The truth about domestic violence: Teens, porn and choking

When it comes to crime trends in Australia – domestic and sexual violence tops the list. This week on the Briefing Antoinette Lattouf leads a special investigation into domestic violence challenging the stereotypes facing the issue. We're joined by LiSNTR's Investigations Editor Clair Weaver, victim survivor Monique* and founder and CEO of the Lokahi Foundation Rachael Natoli. *Content Warning* This episode includes details of domestic violence including sexual violence. 1800RESPECT Lifeline 13 11 14 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

15:34

EP209 - S4

27 Aug 23

Thomas Mayor on the Voice

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Thomas Mayor, a Torres Strait Islander man who was born on Larrakia country in Darwin. Following the Uluru convention, Thomas was entrusted to carry the sacred canvas of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Thomas explains the upcoming referendum, his multi-year journey around the country to garner support and why he is boldly making the case for yes. For more information www.yes23.com.au

Thomas Mayor on the Voice

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Thomas Mayor, a Torres Strait Islander man who was born on Larrakia country in Darwin. Following the Uluru convention, Thomas was entrusted to carry the sacred canvas of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Thomas explains the upcoming referendum, his multi-year journey around the country to garner support and why he is boldly making the case for yes. For more information www.yes23.com.au

19:13

EP208 - S4

25 Aug 23

Equity Mates reveal simple tips on how to grow your money

This is an episode future you will thank you for. Investing in the stock market seems too complicated and risky for many young people, but the founders of Equity Mates have a simple four-part strategy that will help make you wealthier. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley explores the strategy with the hosts of Equity Mates, Alec Renehan and Bryce Leske. The new book is called Don't stress, just invest: It's time to set up your investments and get on with your life. Headlines: Putin speaks after Wagner boss death Malka Leifer sentenced to 15 years Qantas posts record profits Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Equity Mates reveal simple tips on how to grow your money

This is an episode future you will thank you for. Investing in the stock market seems too complicated and risky for many young people, but the founders of Equity Mates have a simple four-part strategy that will help make you wealthier. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley explores the strategy with the hosts of Equity Mates, Alec Renehan and Bryce Leske. The new book is called Don't stress, just invest: It's time to set up your investments and get on with your life. Headlines: Putin speaks after Wagner boss death Malka Leifer sentenced to 15 years Qantas posts record profits Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:09

EP207 - S4

24 Aug 23

The Summer Ahead: What the heat does to your body

July 2023 was the hottest month on the planet in 120,000 years. In this episode of The Briefing, we speak with Jeff Goodell whose new book is The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet. He explains what heat does to human beings... and the reality we face in a warming world. Headlines: Wagner boss reportedly killed in plane crash India lands a rocket on the moon Fyre festival is back Sam Kerr football academies to open next year Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The Summer Ahead: What the heat does to your body

July 2023 was the hottest month on the planet in 120,000 years. In this episode of The Briefing, we speak with Jeff Goodell whose new book is The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet. He explains what heat does to human beings... and the reality we face in a warming world. Headlines: Wagner boss reportedly killed in plane crash India lands a rocket on the moon Fyre festival is back Sam Kerr football academies to open next year Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:32

EP206 - S4

23 Aug 23

Why I met the neo-Nazis who firebombed my family's restaurant

Crispian Chan is a Chinese-Australian who grew up in Perth. His parents ran a Chinese restaurant until it was firebombed in the late 1980s. It turns out it was a coordinated race-based attack by neo-Nazis. In this episode of The Briefing, Crispian chats to Tom about how the attack impacted the Chan family, and why he went in search of the perpetrators almost 40 years later. The search led to some incredible discoveries. Headlines: The Voice referendum to be held October 14 Tax fraudster Adam Cranston jailed for 15 years The Murray Darling basin plan is being rewritten Theft at Coles up 20% Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Why I met the neo-Nazis who firebombed my family's restaurant

Crispian Chan is a Chinese-Australian who grew up in Perth. His parents ran a Chinese restaurant until it was firebombed in the late 1980s. It turns out it was a coordinated race-based attack by neo-Nazis. In this episode of The Briefing, Crispian chats to Tom about how the attack impacted the Chan family, and why he went in search of the perpetrators almost 40 years later. The search led to some incredible discoveries. Headlines: The Voice referendum to be held October 14 Tax fraudster Adam Cranston jailed for 15 years The Murray Darling basin plan is being rewritten Theft at Coles up 20% Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:50

EP205 - S4

22 Aug 23

Have the Greens forced the government into rental caps?

The Greens are putting lots of pressure on Labor about housing. The party is demanding a cap on rental increases. Are they reading the room or proposing impossible ideas? In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley interviews Max Chandler-Mather, Greens Federal housing spokesperson. Want to stop your rent going up? Find out if the Greens can actually negotiate a freeze on rents to help the millions of Australians avoid even more financial stress. Headlines: UK nurse who killed 7 babies sentenced Qantas hit with lawsuit over cancelled Covid flights Spanish soccer chief apologises for kissing a player Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Have the Greens forced the government into rental caps?

The Greens are putting lots of pressure on Labor about housing. The party is demanding a cap on rental increases. Are they reading the room or proposing impossible ideas? In this episode of The Briefing, Tom Tilley interviews Max Chandler-Mather, Greens Federal housing spokesperson. Want to stop your rent going up? Find out if the Greens can actually negotiate a freeze on rents to help the millions of Australians avoid even more financial stress. Headlines: UK nurse who killed 7 babies sentenced Qantas hit with lawsuit over cancelled Covid flights Spanish soccer chief apologises for kissing a player Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:30

EP204 - S4

21 Aug 23

Modern slavery: Hiding in plain sight

When you hear the word ‘slavery,’ you probably get images in your head of pre-civil war America. But it’s happening right now here in 21st century Australia. On today’s Briefing, Katrina’s looking into modern day slavery and the victims who are hiding in plain sight, how to spot a situation where slavery might be taking place and what you should do if you suspect it’s going on. We're joined by slavery survivor Moe Turaga who had his passport confiscated after he arrived in Australia from Fiji and was then forced to work on a farm without pay; and Louise Burton who’s the CEO of the Sisters of Charity Foundation which helps victims of slavery in Australia. In this episode of the Briefing, modern slavery: hiding in plain sight. Headlines: Spain win the Women’s World Cup Wallaroos players have called out Rugby Australia  Australia’s population to grow at slowest rate since Federation Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Modern slavery: Hiding in plain sight

When you hear the word ‘slavery,’ you probably get images in your head of pre-civil war America. But it’s happening right now here in 21st century Australia. On today’s Briefing, Katrina’s looking into modern day slavery and the victims who are hiding in plain sight, how to spot a situation where slavery might be taking place and what you should do if you suspect it’s going on. We're joined by slavery survivor Moe Turaga who had his passport confiscated after he arrived in Australia from Fiji and was then forced to work on a farm without pay; and Louise Burton who’s the CEO of the Sisters of Charity Foundation which helps victims of slavery in Australia. In this episode of the Briefing, modern slavery: hiding in plain sight. Headlines: Spain win the Women’s World Cup Wallaroos players have called out Rugby Australia  Australia’s population to grow at slowest rate since Federation Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

15:06

EP203 - S4

20 Aug 23

Elly Desmarchelier on access

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Elly Desmarchelier, on access. Elly is a disability rights advocate who is determined to make change for the one in five Australians who live with disability. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Elly explains how people with disability are left out of important conversations and why the NDIS cannot be the answer to every medical funding challenge.

Elly Desmarchelier on access

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Elly Desmarchelier, on access. Elly is a disability rights advocate who is determined to make change for the one in five Australians who live with disability. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Elly explains how people with disability are left out of important conversations and why the NDIS cannot be the answer to every medical funding challenge.

24:26

EP202 - S4

18 Aug 23

What role should brands like Qantas play in politics?

Qantas has thrown its weight behind the Yes campaign for an Indigenous Voice to parliament. We saw it with marriage equality, Black Lives Matter and now The Voice. Antionette Latouff sits down with creative director and a Labor strategist Dee Madigan to discuss how corporates play in politics. Headlines: Hillsong Founder cleared of cover up Australia to bid for men's Soccer world cup 2034 Michael Parkinson dies age 88 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

What role should brands like Qantas play in politics?

Qantas has thrown its weight behind the Yes campaign for an Indigenous Voice to parliament. We saw it with marriage equality, Black Lives Matter and now The Voice. Antionette Latouff sits down with creative director and a Labor strategist Dee Madigan to discuss how corporates play in politics. Headlines: Hillsong Founder cleared of cover up Australia to bid for men's Soccer world cup 2034 Michael Parkinson dies age 88 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:19

EP201 - S4

17 Aug 23

Sam Kerr's big call after the match

The Matildas have missed out on the World Cup final. We speak with Johnny Keko who’s been on the ground about all the twists and turns of the tournament so far, the emotions at the game last night and what we can expect for Saturday’s play off for 3rd.  Headlines: Thousands storm barricades at Federation Square Swimming Australia threatened with expulsion Found surfers release video Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Sam Kerr's big call after the match

The Matildas have missed out on the World Cup final. We speak with Johnny Keko who’s been on the ground about all the twists and turns of the tournament so far, the emotions at the game last night and what we can expect for Saturday’s play off for 3rd.  Headlines: Thousands storm barricades at Federation Square Swimming Australia threatened with expulsion Found surfers release video Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:17

EP200 - S4

16 Aug 23

Matilda-nomics: How celebrity and money will change the game

Matildas v France World Cup match on Saturday night was watched live by 4.17 million Australian TV viewers. Eclipsing NRL and State of Origin finals, it was a watershed moment for women’s sports in Australia. So what does this mean for the future of women's sport? Tom Tilley sits down with economist Tim Harcourt to find out. Headlines: Matildas to play England in the world cup semi-final Donald Trump has been indicted in Georgia Four Aussie surfers found alive Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Matilda-nomics: How celebrity and money will change the game

Matildas v France World Cup match on Saturday night was watched live by 4.17 million Australian TV viewers. Eclipsing NRL and State of Origin finals, it was a watershed moment for women’s sports in Australia. So what does this mean for the future of women's sport? Tom Tilley sits down with economist Tim Harcourt to find out. Headlines: Matildas to play England in the world cup semi-final Donald Trump has been indicted in Georgia Four Aussie surfers found alive Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:17

EP199 - S4

15 Aug 23

Secrets We Keep: How Amelia uncovered her mum's hidden past

Journalist, Amelia Oberhardt, thought she knew her mum, until she died. At her mum’s wake, Oberhardt discovered a photo of her mother as a teenager, wearing a wedding ring, standing beside a man she didn't know and cuddling an unknown baby. In this episode of the Briefing, Katrina sits down with Amelia to discover how she felt when she discovered her family and her family’s story was not what she believed. Headlines: Four Aussies missing at sea in Indonesia 45-year-old arrested over plane turnback One Nation has dumped Mark Latham Woman who cooked fatal mushroom lunch gives statement Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Secrets We Keep: How Amelia uncovered her mum's hidden past

Journalist, Amelia Oberhardt, thought she knew her mum, until she died. At her mum’s wake, Oberhardt discovered a photo of her mother as a teenager, wearing a wedding ring, standing beside a man she didn't know and cuddling an unknown baby. In this episode of the Briefing, Katrina sits down with Amelia to discover how she felt when she discovered her family and her family’s story was not what she believed. Headlines: Four Aussies missing at sea in Indonesia 45-year-old arrested over plane turnback One Nation has dumped Mark Latham Woman who cooked fatal mushroom lunch gives statement Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:28

EP198 - S4

14 Aug 23

History revised: Women were warrior hunters, not homemakers

Sharpen your spears ladies! Research has debunked the hunter-gatherer theory finding a high number of our female ancestors used to hunt too. A group of anthropologists from Washington and Seattle Pacific universities analysed 63 modern hunter-gatherer societies, including 14 in Australia and found women hunted in nearly 80 per cent of them. This includes hunting for big game - and they left the kids behind. It's thought early anthropological work was carried out by men who have inflated the importance of men's roles and that's why this wasn't uncovered until now. Headlines: We could have a Matildas public holiday! Hawaii wildfire death toll rises  Hope Julian Assange could be brought to Australia  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

History revised: Women were warrior hunters, not homemakers

Sharpen your spears ladies! Research has debunked the hunter-gatherer theory finding a high number of our female ancestors used to hunt too. A group of anthropologists from Washington and Seattle Pacific universities analysed 63 modern hunter-gatherer societies, including 14 in Australia and found women hunted in nearly 80 per cent of them. This includes hunting for big game - and they left the kids behind. It's thought early anthropological work was carried out by men who have inflated the importance of men's roles and that's why this wasn't uncovered until now. Headlines: We could have a Matildas public holiday! Hawaii wildfire death toll rises  Hope Julian Assange could be brought to Australia  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

16:05

EP197 - S4

13 Aug 23

Kemi Nekvapil on power

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Kemi Nekvapil, on power. Kemi is a coach, speaker and author. She teaches people all over Australia and the world how to understand and embrace their power.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Kemi explains how to recognise you’re worthy without having to prove it, why presence is more important than false positivity and how to step into and how to step into your power. 

Kemi Nekvapil on power

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single, fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Today you’ll hear from Kemi Nekvapil, on power. Kemi is a coach, speaker and author. She teaches people all over Australia and the world how to understand and embrace their power.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Kemi explains how to recognise you’re worthy without having to prove it, why presence is more important than false positivity and how to step into and how to step into your power. 

24:05

EP196 - S4

11 Aug 23

Death cap death trap: Why wild mushrooms can kill

Australia has been gripped by a story out of Victoria where three people died after eating a meal of wild mushrooms. Police investigations are continuing. One man remains in a critical condition in hospital. So, how prevalent are deadly mushrooms? What should we look out for? What happens when you're poisoned? And how often are people hospitalised after consuming mushrooms. In this episode of The Briefing, we're joined by Diego Bonetto "The Weedy One" Forager to take us on a journey of mushroom discovery. Headlines: Disaster declaration for Hawaii with at least 36 dead following wildfires   Six tourists successfully fly to space for first time   Matilda's play France on Saturday   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Death cap death trap: Why wild mushrooms can kill

Australia has been gripped by a story out of Victoria where three people died after eating a meal of wild mushrooms. Police investigations are continuing. One man remains in a critical condition in hospital. So, how prevalent are deadly mushrooms? What should we look out for? What happens when you're poisoned? And how often are people hospitalised after consuming mushrooms. In this episode of The Briefing, we're joined by Diego Bonetto "The Weedy One" Forager to take us on a journey of mushroom discovery. Headlines: Disaster declaration for Hawaii with at least 36 dead following wildfires   Six tourists successfully fly to space for first time   Matilda's play France on Saturday   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:13

EP195 - S4

10 Aug 23

The Summer Ahead: What you need to know about this bushfire season

July 2023 was Earth's hottest month on record - almost all of Australia was 2-6°C above average temperatures. Australia has battled with bushfire seasons since 1970, with more than 2,000 homes having been destroyed in three of it’s biggest fire seasons, 1982-1983, 2008-2009 and 2019-2020. In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by Greg Mullins, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue New South Wales, a Climate Councillor with the Climate Council and a founding member of Emergency Leaders for Climate Action. Following on from a horror summer in Europe, what will this year's bushfire season look like? Headlines: Commonwealth Bank's profits off high interest rates Hard solo has MPs wanting to tighten alcohol restrictions Brittany Higgins speaks out after inquiry report Man who killed an ibis has been jailed for six months  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The Summer Ahead: What you need to know about this bushfire season

July 2023 was Earth's hottest month on record - almost all of Australia was 2-6°C above average temperatures. Australia has battled with bushfire seasons since 1970, with more than 2,000 homes having been destroyed in three of it’s biggest fire seasons, 1982-1983, 2008-2009 and 2019-2020. In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by Greg Mullins, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue New South Wales, a Climate Councillor with the Climate Council and a founding member of Emergency Leaders for Climate Action. Following on from a horror summer in Europe, what will this year's bushfire season look like? Headlines: Commonwealth Bank's profits off high interest rates Hard solo has MPs wanting to tighten alcohol restrictions Brittany Higgins speaks out after inquiry report Man who killed an ibis has been jailed for six months  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:55

EP194 - S4

9 Aug 23

"Darwin may become unliveable in the next fifty years"

Forty-five paediatricians have signed a letter warning the government about the risks of fracking to child and infant health. On Tuesday morning health professionals in support of the letter protested outside APH in Canberra. The letter states research that links fracking to birth defects, low birth weight, cancer and respiratory conditions. Paediatrician Louise Woodward who drafted the letter joins Jan Fran to explain the significance of fracking. Headlines: Matildas' ratings  $3-billion in rent increases   Thousands gather for funeral of Sinéad O’Connor in Ireland  One supermarket has been voted Australia’s favourite Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

"Darwin may become unliveable in the next fifty years"

Forty-five paediatricians have signed a letter warning the government about the risks of fracking to child and infant health. On Tuesday morning health professionals in support of the letter protested outside APH in Canberra. The letter states research that links fracking to birth defects, low birth weight, cancer and respiratory conditions. Paediatrician Louise Woodward who drafted the letter joins Jan Fran to explain the significance of fracking. Headlines: Matildas' ratings  $3-billion in rent increases   Thousands gather for funeral of Sinéad O’Connor in Ireland  One supermarket has been voted Australia’s favourite Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:44

EP193 - S4

8 Aug 23

Did you know female football was banned? The rise of the World Cup

 As the Matilda’s progress to the quarter finals, we take a deep dive on the history of women’s football with Moya Dodd, a former Australian player who rose up to the FIFA Executive.  Headlines: Matildas through to the quarterfinals  Deadly wild mushroom investigation Russell Island fire update Meteor in Victoria overnight  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Did you know female football was banned? The rise of the World Cup

 As the Matilda’s progress to the quarter finals, we take a deep dive on the history of women’s football with Moya Dodd, a former Australian player who rose up to the FIFA Executive.  Headlines: Matildas through to the quarterfinals  Deadly wild mushroom investigation Russell Island fire update Meteor in Victoria overnight  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:19

EP192 - S4

7 Aug 23

The explosion in Australia's outlaw motorcycle gangs

States are throwing millions of dollars to reign in outlaw motorcycle gangs – why are they on the rise? We're told regularly that bikie gangs rule the drug trade - and there were reports last month some of the recent Sydney gangland murders were linked - allegedly - to the gangs warring over the supply of illicit drugs. Given we've spent millions on operations like Raptor in NSW, Viper in Victoria and Maxim in Queensland, the gangs continue to flourish. Why can't the gangs be reigned in? In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by Professor Mark Lauchs from Qld University of Technology’s School of Justice who's been looking at the changing face of gang violence. What's with the rise in Nike bikies? Headlines: Six bodies retrieved from Russell Island fire house ACT Chief Prosecutor resigns in wake of Lehrmann allegations PM committed to Voice despite poor polling Three dead after wild mushroom poisoning USA knocked out of World Cup as Matildas prepare for big game  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The explosion in Australia's outlaw motorcycle gangs

States are throwing millions of dollars to reign in outlaw motorcycle gangs – why are they on the rise? We're told regularly that bikie gangs rule the drug trade - and there were reports last month some of the recent Sydney gangland murders were linked - allegedly - to the gangs warring over the supply of illicit drugs. Given we've spent millions on operations like Raptor in NSW, Viper in Victoria and Maxim in Queensland, the gangs continue to flourish. Why can't the gangs be reigned in? In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by Professor Mark Lauchs from Qld University of Technology’s School of Justice who's been looking at the changing face of gang violence. What's with the rise in Nike bikies? Headlines: Six bodies retrieved from Russell Island fire house ACT Chief Prosecutor resigns in wake of Lehrmann allegations PM committed to Voice despite poor polling Three dead after wild mushroom poisoning USA knocked out of World Cup as Matildas prepare for big game  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:12

EP191 - S4

6 Aug 23

Em Rusciano on neurodiversity

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Up first? Is Em Rusciano! She has co-hosted breakfast radio, sold out the Sydney Opera House and released chart-topping songs and award winning books and audio books. Last year Em addressed the National Press Club, in Canberra, speaking about her ADHD and autism diagnoses and calling for policy reform.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Em speaks about  neurodiversity and the diagnoses that changed her life. 

Em Rusciano on neurodiversity

Welcome to On Topic with the Weekend Briefing, a special series where Jamila Rizvi talks to some of her favourite guests - old and new - about a single fascinating subject. Over the next two months, you’ll hear from singers, writers, models, actors and change makers on topics as diverse as power and influence, mindset and money, bodies and brains.  Up first? Is Em Rusciano! She has co-hosted breakfast radio, sold out the Sydney Opera House and released chart-topping songs and award winning books and audio books. Last year Em addressed the National Press Club, in Canberra, speaking about her ADHD and autism diagnoses and calling for policy reform.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Em speaks about  neurodiversity and the diagnoses that changed her life. 

27:48

EP190 - S4

4 Aug 23

The truth about the 4 million guns in Australian homes

Do you know how many guns are in your community? There are more than 4.3 million guns scattered across Australia. With a population of almost 26 million, that's a gun for every six people. In this episode of The Briefing, we're joined by LiSTNR investigative journalist Clair Weaver to find out where the guns are, who has them, and what the authorities are doing to address the explosion in gun crime. In this episode of the Briefing, what you need to know about guns in your neighbourhood. Headlines: Former US President Donald Trump heads to court  Former Defence Minister Linda Reynolds is suing Brittany Higgins  Human remains recovered near where a military chopper crashed Lizzo has responded to allegations of sexual harassment Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The truth about the 4 million guns in Australian homes

Do you know how many guns are in your community? There are more than 4.3 million guns scattered across Australia. With a population of almost 26 million, that's a gun for every six people. In this episode of The Briefing, we're joined by LiSTNR investigative journalist Clair Weaver to find out where the guns are, who has them, and what the authorities are doing to address the explosion in gun crime. In this episode of the Briefing, what you need to know about guns in your neighbourhood. Headlines: Former US President Donald Trump heads to court  Former Defence Minister Linda Reynolds is suing Brittany Higgins  Human remains recovered near where a military chopper crashed Lizzo has responded to allegations of sexual harassment Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:09

EP189 - S4

3 Aug 23

Is this a big deal? Trump stolen election charges explained

Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted for his role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the January 6 Capitol riots. It’s Donald’s third indictment in four months – but this time Special Counsel Jack Smith is pushing for a speedy trial, with Trump facing a string of criminal charges. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Associate Professor David Smith, from the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Can Donald Trump survive three indictments and go on to win the 2024 US Presidential election? Headlines: Brazil knocked out of Fifa Women’s World Cup Pittsburgh synagogue gunman gets death penalty ACT report into Higgins investigation scarifies Drumgold Lennon to join McCartney on stage via AI Canadian PM Trudeau and wife split Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Is this a big deal? Trump stolen election charges explained

Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted for his role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the January 6 Capitol riots. It’s Donald’s third indictment in four months – but this time Special Counsel Jack Smith is pushing for a speedy trial, with Trump facing a string of criminal charges. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Associate Professor David Smith, from the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Can Donald Trump survive three indictments and go on to win the 2024 US Presidential election? Headlines: Brazil knocked out of Fifa Women’s World Cup Pittsburgh synagogue gunman gets death penalty ACT report into Higgins investigation scarifies Drumgold Lennon to join McCartney on stage via AI Canadian PM Trudeau and wife split Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

23:28

EP188 - S4

2 Aug 23

Billionaire bust ups: Why mega rich marriages break down

Two of Australia’s biggest billionaire power couples are breaking up, the Forrests and the Cannon-Brookes. That follows the Gates, the Bezos, Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch. In today's episode of The Briefing, we explore the pain of mega-rich matrimony with one of New York’s leading divorce lawyers, Dror Bikel. Given that money is a key stress on normal relationships, why do billionaire couples struggle to hang on? Headlines: FIFA Women’s World Cup moves to Group of 16 Bedsheets lead police to alleged serial abuser RBA keeps interest rates on hold for second consecutive month TikTok and WeChat put on notice  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Billionaire bust ups: Why mega rich marriages break down

Two of Australia’s biggest billionaire power couples are breaking up, the Forrests and the Cannon-Brookes. That follows the Gates, the Bezos, Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch. In today's episode of The Briefing, we explore the pain of mega-rich matrimony with one of New York’s leading divorce lawyers, Dror Bikel. Given that money is a key stress on normal relationships, why do billionaire couples struggle to hang on? Headlines: FIFA Women’s World Cup moves to Group of 16 Bedsheets lead police to alleged serial abuser RBA keeps interest rates on hold for second consecutive month TikTok and WeChat put on notice  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:25

EP187 - S4

1 Aug 23

Expanding access to abortion pills seems like a no-brainer, but is it?

It’s becoming much easier to access the abortion pill MS-2 Step (RU486 overseas.) All doctors and some senior nurses will be able to prescribe it, and from today, all pharmacies will be able to stock it. But gynaecologists and obstetricians are sounding the alarm, saying there isn’t enough infrastructure in place to expand access this much. In this episode of the Briefing, we speak with Dr Gino Pecoraro, President National Association Specialist Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ president Nicole Higgins. Expanding access to abortion pills seems like a no- brainer, but is it? Headlines: The Matildas are into the World Cup’s final 16 Scott Morrison hits back over robodebt report The search for four ADF members now a recovery mission July was the world’s hottest month in recorded history Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Expanding access to abortion pills seems like a no-brainer, but is it?

It’s becoming much easier to access the abortion pill MS-2 Step (RU486 overseas.) All doctors and some senior nurses will be able to prescribe it, and from today, all pharmacies will be able to stock it. But gynaecologists and obstetricians are sounding the alarm, saying there isn’t enough infrastructure in place to expand access this much. In this episode of the Briefing, we speak with Dr Gino Pecoraro, President National Association Specialist Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ president Nicole Higgins. Expanding access to abortion pills seems like a no- brainer, but is it? Headlines: The Matildas are into the World Cup’s final 16 Scott Morrison hits back over robodebt report The search for four ADF members now a recovery mission July was the world’s hottest month in recorded history Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:00

EP186 - S4

31 Jul 23

It was teeth, now it’s hair: The boom in Turkey’s cosmetic industry

There’s a new tourism boom. It’s all about cosmetic surgery, dentistry – both remedial and cosmetic – and hair transplants. Aussies are flying to Turkey, to undergo procedures too costly here in Australia. In this episode of the Briefing, we meet Michael, one of thousands of Australians who’ve been to Turkey for a hair transplant; and Dr Nicola Dean, the president of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Is it safe? And is it actually cheaper than getting the procedure here in Australia, given you have to fork out for flights and accom as well as the surgery. In today’s Briefing, would you travel to Turkey for a boob job or hair transplant? Headlines: The Matildas to face Canada tonight in the World Cup Defence crews still searching for four men following chopper crash Sonia Kruger wins the Gold Logie Latest data on streaming sees Netflix lose out Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

It was teeth, now it’s hair: The boom in Turkey’s cosmetic industry

There’s a new tourism boom. It’s all about cosmetic surgery, dentistry – both remedial and cosmetic – and hair transplants. Aussies are flying to Turkey, to undergo procedures too costly here in Australia. In this episode of the Briefing, we meet Michael, one of thousands of Australians who’ve been to Turkey for a hair transplant; and Dr Nicola Dean, the president of Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Is it safe? And is it actually cheaper than getting the procedure here in Australia, given you have to fork out for flights and accom as well as the surgery. In today’s Briefing, would you travel to Turkey for a boob job or hair transplant? Headlines: The Matildas to face Canada tonight in the World Cup Defence crews still searching for four men following chopper crash Sonia Kruger wins the Gold Logie Latest data on streaming sees Netflix lose out Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

18:05

EP185 - S4

30 Jul 23

The Kates are teaching Americans how to swear

In the early days of their careers, Kate McClennan and Kate McCartney never got booked for the same TV shows. At the time, women were few and far between in comedy sketches - and executives never imagined they’d need more than one woman. Let alone more than one Kate. Once they finally met in person, the two became close friends and writing partners. They went on to create the Katering Show followed by Get Crackin’ on the ABC. And now? They’re back, with an Amazon Prime original television series which they self-describe as BroadChurch - but funny. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, the Kates explain how they convinced America that swearing is part of Australian culture.  THE WEEKEND LIST: Read: Yellowface by R.F. Kuang Try:Robe Haircare Try: Hire a campervan  Eat: Morning juice shots or make your own 

The Kates are teaching Americans how to swear

In the early days of their careers, Kate McClennan and Kate McCartney never got booked for the same TV shows. At the time, women were few and far between in comedy sketches - and executives never imagined they’d need more than one woman. Let alone more than one Kate. Once they finally met in person, the two became close friends and writing partners. They went on to create the Katering Show followed by Get Crackin’ on the ABC. And now? They’re back, with an Amazon Prime original television series which they self-describe as BroadChurch - but funny. In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, the Kates explain how they convinced America that swearing is part of Australian culture.  THE WEEKEND LIST: Read: Yellowface by R.F. Kuang Try:Robe Haircare Try: Hire a campervan  Eat: Morning juice shots or make your own 

28:05

EP184 - S4

28 Jul 23

The US Government’s UFO hearings: Are we alone....?

The US Congress has held hearings this week to try to determine, once and for all, what the US Department of Defence knows about UFOs or UAPs, unidentified aerial phenomena. What’s called the House Oversight Committee is calling witnesses who claim the US government – particularly the Pentagon – knows more than it’s letting on. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Nick Pope, who used to run the British Government's UFO Project and is now recognised as one of the world's leading experts on the unexplained. What are we not being told about unidentified flying objects? Headlines: Matildas shock loss to Nigeria Sydney Shootings Thousands of vapes seized in Melbourne raid  July is set to be Earth's hottest month on record Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The US Government’s UFO hearings: Are we alone....?

The US Congress has held hearings this week to try to determine, once and for all, what the US Department of Defence knows about UFOs or UAPs, unidentified aerial phenomena. What’s called the House Oversight Committee is calling witnesses who claim the US government – particularly the Pentagon – knows more than it’s letting on. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Nick Pope, who used to run the British Government's UFO Project and is now recognised as one of the world's leading experts on the unexplained. What are we not being told about unidentified flying objects? Headlines: Matildas shock loss to Nigeria Sydney Shootings Thousands of vapes seized in Melbourne raid  July is set to be Earth's hottest month on record Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

23:21

EP183 - S4

27 Jul 23

What to do if you come face-to- face with a dingo

There have been a string of dingo attacks on K’gari off the coast of south east Queensland in the last month. In one attack, a 10-year-old boy was dragged into a dam. In the two latest attacks, women were chased into the surf after being confronted on the beach. All three victims suffered wounds as the pack of dingos struck. In this episode of the Briefing, we’re joined by Dr Bradley Smith, a world-renowned dingo expert from the Central Queensland University and author of the Dingo Debate published by the CSIRO to find out what to do if you’re approached by a dingo. Headlines: Actor Kevin Spacey found not guilty of sexual offence charges Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56 The US has raised interest rates to the highest level since 2001   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

What to do if you come face-to- face with a dingo

There have been a string of dingo attacks on K’gari off the coast of south east Queensland in the last month. In one attack, a 10-year-old boy was dragged into a dam. In the two latest attacks, women were chased into the surf after being confronted on the beach. All three victims suffered wounds as the pack of dingos struck. In this episode of the Briefing, we’re joined by Dr Bradley Smith, a world-renowned dingo expert from the Central Queensland University and author of the Dingo Debate published by the CSIRO to find out what to do if you’re approached by a dingo. Headlines: Actor Kevin Spacey found not guilty of sexual offence charges Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56 The US has raised interest rates to the highest level since 2001   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:11

EP182 - S4

26 Jul 23

Why radical new laws are sparking angry protests in Israel

Laws passed in Israel overnight allow the Netanyahu government to overhaul the judiciary and prevents the Israeli Supreme Court from vetoing decisions on the grounds of being “unreasonable”. Hundreds of thousands of protestors have marched on the capital Jerusalem, protesting the government’s tactics, suggesting the new legislation will threaten democracy in Israel. In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by Dr Noam Peleg from the University of NSW Faculty of Law as we look at what the new laws mean....and how they will affect the citizens of Israel. Headlines: New evidence in Gina Rinehart court case Prime Minister’s reply to Black Friday bushfires question Mortgage arrears risk highest level since GFC Mass beaching of pilot whales in WA Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Why radical new laws are sparking angry protests in Israel

Laws passed in Israel overnight allow the Netanyahu government to overhaul the judiciary and prevents the Israeli Supreme Court from vetoing decisions on the grounds of being “unreasonable”. Hundreds of thousands of protestors have marched on the capital Jerusalem, protesting the government’s tactics, suggesting the new legislation will threaten democracy in Israel. In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by Dr Noam Peleg from the University of NSW Faculty of Law as we look at what the new laws mean....and how they will affect the citizens of Israel. Headlines: New evidence in Gina Rinehart court case Prime Minister’s reply to Black Friday bushfires question Mortgage arrears risk highest level since GFC Mass beaching of pilot whales in WA Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

17:57

EP181 - S4

25 Jul 23

An insider's view on Hollywood's crippling strikes

Hollywood has ground to a halt after the the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – the biggest union representing actors and production staff decided to join writers in going on strike for better pay and conditions. It’s the first time in 60 years both groups have gone on strike at the same time – and it means production on television, streaming and movies has stopped. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Kym Jackson, a member of SAG-AFTRA to explain what it means for the future of Hollywood and the film industry here in Australia. Headlines: Ben Roberts-Smith plague addition at war memorial  Biggest scalp from Robodebt royal commission Gina Rinehart in court battle for multibillion-dollar Hancock mining spoils Twitter turns to X Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

An insider's view on Hollywood's crippling strikes

Hollywood has ground to a halt after the the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – the biggest union representing actors and production staff decided to join writers in going on strike for better pay and conditions. It’s the first time in 60 years both groups have gone on strike at the same time – and it means production on television, streaming and movies has stopped. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Kym Jackson, a member of SAG-AFTRA to explain what it means for the future of Hollywood and the film industry here in Australia. Headlines: Ben Roberts-Smith plague addition at war memorial  Biggest scalp from Robodebt royal commission Gina Rinehart in court battle for multibillion-dollar Hancock mining spoils Twitter turns to X Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:12

EP180 - S4

24 Jul 23

Why we don't like MAMILS - The dehumanisation of cyclists

Ground-breaking Australian research reveals why there is so much distain for road cyclists. Drivers see cyclists in lycra as less than fully human. Tom Tilley, a self confessed Mamil (middle aged male in lycra) has travelled the country speaking to cyclists, researchers and drivers in the hope of making our roads safer. Tom's report aired on Seven's Spotlight program last night. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom talks with Dr Mark Limb, a researcher from the QUT who looks at the clothes or outfits cyclists wear and how that changes the perceptions of drivers. We find out why we don't like MAMILs - and the reasons behind the dehumanisation of cyclists. Headlines: Australians dominate in the pool at World Championships Netanyahu to undergo heart surgery as critical vote looms Greek Islands wildfires  Barbie beats Oppenheimer at opening weekend  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Why we don't like MAMILS - The dehumanisation of cyclists

Ground-breaking Australian research reveals why there is so much distain for road cyclists. Drivers see cyclists in lycra as less than fully human. Tom Tilley, a self confessed Mamil (middle aged male in lycra) has travelled the country speaking to cyclists, researchers and drivers in the hope of making our roads safer. Tom's report aired on Seven's Spotlight program last night. In this episode of The Briefing, Tom talks with Dr Mark Limb, a researcher from the QUT who looks at the clothes or outfits cyclists wear and how that changes the perceptions of drivers. We find out why we don't like MAMILs - and the reasons behind the dehumanisation of cyclists. Headlines: Australians dominate in the pool at World Championships Netanyahu to undergo heart surgery as critical vote looms Greek Islands wildfires  Barbie beats Oppenheimer at opening weekend  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:00

EP179 - S4

23 Jul 23

Weekend Briefing: How Jeremy Franco's childhood impacts his comedy

Jeremy Franco is everyone's fave TikTok and Instagram star. He exploded during Covid and is now one of the most popular Australian creatives on social media. Jeremy and Jamila share a similar childhood and their combined memories are a pure delight. In this episode of The Weekend Briefing, Jamila is joined by Jeremy Franco.....wait until you hear about the 'lemon people'. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Weekend Briefing: How Jeremy Franco's childhood impacts his comedy

Jeremy Franco is everyone's fave TikTok and Instagram star. He exploded during Covid and is now one of the most popular Australian creatives on social media. Jeremy and Jamila share a similar childhood and their combined memories are a pure delight. In this episode of The Weekend Briefing, Jamila is joined by Jeremy Franco.....wait until you hear about the 'lemon people'. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

29:34

EP178 - S4

21 Jul 23

Yumi Stynes: why her Sex book was ripped off shop shelves

Welcome to Sex: Your no-silly-questions guide to sexuality, pleasure and figuring it out, a book written by Melissa Kang of "Dolly Doctor" and TV personality Yumi Stynes, has been removed from department store shelves. The authors have been subjected to a social media pile-on and Big W has pulled the book from its stores because its staff were being abused. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by co-author Yumi Stynes who explains why she wrote the book and what she hoped it would achieve....and Yumi certainly didn’t expect it to create this level of controversy. Headlines: Matildas win their first match of the FIFA World Cup! Three dead including gunman following Auckland shooting spree Robodebt public servant suspended without pay Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Yumi Stynes: why her Sex book was ripped off shop shelves

Welcome to Sex: Your no-silly-questions guide to sexuality, pleasure and figuring it out, a book written by Melissa Kang of "Dolly Doctor" and TV personality Yumi Stynes, has been removed from department store shelves. The authors have been subjected to a social media pile-on and Big W has pulled the book from its stores because its staff were being abused. In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by co-author Yumi Stynes who explains why she wrote the book and what she hoped it would achieve....and Yumi certainly didn’t expect it to create this level of controversy. Headlines: Matildas win their first match of the FIFA World Cup! Three dead including gunman following Auckland shooting spree Robodebt public servant suspended without pay Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:14

EP177 - S4

20 Jul 23

The Barbie movie: Overhyped or Oscar-worthy?

The Barbie Movie seems to be absolutely everywhere! With a marketing budget that dwarfs how much it was to actually film it, we’ve seen burger buns turn pink, swimming pools with ‘Barbie’ splashed on the bottom and of course millions of videos on social media. Now it’s finally out, Katrina Blowers and Justin Hill, host of Listnr’s The Streaming Service, checked it out to find out if it’s worth the hype. Headlines: VIC up for millions over cancelling comm games Major changes for universities Dingo on k'gari euthanised Ticket sales down for Splendour Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The Barbie movie: Overhyped or Oscar-worthy?

The Barbie Movie seems to be absolutely everywhere! With a marketing budget that dwarfs how much it was to actually film it, we’ve seen burger buns turn pink, swimming pools with ‘Barbie’ splashed on the bottom and of course millions of videos on social media. Now it’s finally out, Katrina Blowers and Justin Hill, host of Listnr’s The Streaming Service, checked it out to find out if it’s worth the hype. Headlines: VIC up for millions over cancelling comm games Major changes for universities Dingo on k'gari euthanised Ticket sales down for Splendour Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:59

EP176 - S4

19 Jul 23

How Daniel Andrews got the Commonwealth Games so wrong

The 2026 Commonwealth Games will not be hosted by Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews has said the reason is due to its cost. The original price tag was $2.6 billion, but it’s now looking more like between $6-7 billion.  We get all the detail with Annika Smethurst.   Headlines: Christchurch mayor offers to host Commonwealth Games Trump expects to be arrested over Capitol riots Stranded Aussie back on land Lawyer outraged words were used on 'no' pamphlet Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

How Daniel Andrews got the Commonwealth Games so wrong

The 2026 Commonwealth Games will not be hosted by Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews has said the reason is due to its cost. The original price tag was $2.6 billion, but it’s now looking more like between $6-7 billion.  We get all the detail with Annika Smethurst.   Headlines: Christchurch mayor offers to host Commonwealth Games Trump expects to be arrested over Capitol riots Stranded Aussie back on land Lawyer outraged words were used on 'no' pamphlet Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:03

EP175 - S4

18 Jul 23

FIFA Women's World Cup: inside the mindset of a Matilda

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is kicking off in Sydney this Thursday night; with the next month set to see the world’s best soccer played in Australia and New Zealand. With the Aussies serious contenders to be tournament champions, we speak with Teagan Micah and Charli Grant who are both in the squad about what it means to be competing against the world's best in your home country, and what it will mean for women's football in Australia. Headlines: Matildas call for pay parity Voice pamphlets to be published Calls for royal commission into Big 4 consulting firms Woman attacked by dingoes on K'gari Elton John testifies on behalf of Kevin Spacey Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

FIFA Women's World Cup: inside the mindset of a Matilda

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is kicking off in Sydney this Thursday night; with the next month set to see the world’s best soccer played in Australia and New Zealand. With the Aussies serious contenders to be tournament champions, we speak with Teagan Micah and Charli Grant who are both in the squad about what it means to be competing against the world's best in your home country, and what it will mean for women's football in Australia. Headlines: Matildas call for pay parity Voice pamphlets to be published Calls for royal commission into Big 4 consulting firms Woman attacked by dingoes on K'gari Elton John testifies on behalf of Kevin Spacey Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:03

EP174 - S4

17 Jul 23

"A soul-crushing experience": The renters forced to move home

Everyone knows someone with a rental horror story. Rents are skyrocketing across the country and it's becoming increasingly difficult to find somewhere affordable to live. We're joined by Chantelle Schmidt, who writes for a number of publications including Pedestrian. She's also been sharing her painful rental journey on TikTok. We also talk to Mark McCrindle, founder of McCrindle research who has analysed the data on the impact of the rental market on young renters. In this episode of The Briefing, the horror stories Australian renters are facing and what impact it has on the lives of those affected. Headlines: Alcaraz beats Djokovic to win Wimbledon Support for the Voice falls again LNP wins Gold Coast by-election New RBA boss under fire over old comments Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

"A soul-crushing experience": The renters forced to move home

Everyone knows someone with a rental horror story. Rents are skyrocketing across the country and it's becoming increasingly difficult to find somewhere affordable to live. We're joined by Chantelle Schmidt, who writes for a number of publications including Pedestrian. She's also been sharing her painful rental journey on TikTok. We also talk to Mark McCrindle, founder of McCrindle research who has analysed the data on the impact of the rental market on young renters. In this episode of The Briefing, the horror stories Australian renters are facing and what impact it has on the lives of those affected. Headlines: Alcaraz beats Djokovic to win Wimbledon Support for the Voice falls again LNP wins Gold Coast by-election New RBA boss under fire over old comments Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:14

EP173 - S4

16 Jul 23

Marta Dusseldorp and the character closest to herself

Marta Dusseldorp is one of Australia’s best known and loved actors. From stage to screen, and now with production credits to boot.  Dusseldorp’s latest project, Bay of Fire, premieres tomorrow night on ABC TV and is filmed on the west coast of Tasmania, a place that Dusseldorp herself discovered in the depths of the pandemic.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Marta explains the impact of the pandemic on Australian artists and takes us on the journey of stepping into a new character.  *Content warning this episode mentions suicide if you or anyone you know are struggling call lifeline on 13 11 14  THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen:There's No Place Like Home podcast by Future Women Try:Cardigang: Learn to Knit  Listen:The Louis Theroux podcast  Eat: Warm chicken salad - recipe in episode 

Marta Dusseldorp and the character closest to herself

Marta Dusseldorp is one of Australia’s best known and loved actors. From stage to screen, and now with production credits to boot.  Dusseldorp’s latest project, Bay of Fire, premieres tomorrow night on ABC TV and is filmed on the west coast of Tasmania, a place that Dusseldorp herself discovered in the depths of the pandemic.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Marta explains the impact of the pandemic on Australian artists and takes us on the journey of stepping into a new character.  *Content warning this episode mentions suicide if you or anyone you know are struggling call lifeline on 13 11 14  THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen:There's No Place Like Home podcast by Future Women Try:Cardigang: Learn to Knit  Listen:The Louis Theroux podcast  Eat: Warm chicken salad - recipe in episode 

33:20

EP172 - S4

14 Jul 23

The real cage fight: Musk's Twitter v Zuckerberg's Threads

Everyone's talking about Threads, the new social media platform launched by Mark Zuckerberg's Meta last week. Jan and Tom signed up immediately, as they did when Twitter and Instagram launched. In this episode of The Briefing, Jan Fran and Tom Tilley discuss why you'd sign up for Threads, whether it will survive and whether we even need ANOTHER social media platform. Headlines: Hollywood set to shut down Elon Musk launches his own A-I startup Kevin Spacey takes to the witness box  France is making fashion more sustainable Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The real cage fight: Musk's Twitter v Zuckerberg's Threads

Everyone's talking about Threads, the new social media platform launched by Mark Zuckerberg's Meta last week. Jan and Tom signed up immediately, as they did when Twitter and Instagram launched. In this episode of The Briefing, Jan Fran and Tom Tilley discuss why you'd sign up for Threads, whether it will survive and whether we even need ANOTHER social media platform. Headlines: Hollywood set to shut down Elon Musk launches his own A-I startup Kevin Spacey takes to the witness box  France is making fashion more sustainable Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

23:17

EP171 - S4

13 Jul 23

White Island volcano: how three brothers are on trial for 22 deaths

A 16-week trial over the Whakaari/White Island volcano tragedy has begun in New Zealand after an eruption killed 22 people, including 17 Australians in 2019. The island’s owners, brothers Andrew, James and Peter Buttle, their company, and two tour operators are on trial for allegedly failing to adequately protect tourists and staff. Each of the companies faces a maximum fine of $1.4 million, while the brothers charged face a maximum fine of $280,000. The ABC’s Emily Clark walks us through what’s been happening. Headlines: Australia is sending more bushmasters to Ukraine The RBA set to meet less to consider the cash rate Big news on the right to work from home Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo has taken a massive blow Aussies nominated in the Emmys Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

White Island volcano: how three brothers are on trial for 22 deaths

A 16-week trial over the Whakaari/White Island volcano tragedy has begun in New Zealand after an eruption killed 22 people, including 17 Australians in 2019. The island’s owners, brothers Andrew, James and Peter Buttle, their company, and two tour operators are on trial for allegedly failing to adequately protect tourists and staff. Each of the companies faces a maximum fine of $1.4 million, while the brothers charged face a maximum fine of $280,000. The ABC’s Emily Clark walks us through what’s been happening. Headlines: Australia is sending more bushmasters to Ukraine The RBA set to meet less to consider the cash rate Big news on the right to work from home Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo has taken a massive blow Aussies nominated in the Emmys Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

23:21

EP170 - S4

12 Jul 23

Fukushima: why is Japan releasing radioactive water into the Pacific?

Should Japan release millions of litres of radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean?   Everyone remembers the Fukushima nuclear plant being swamped by a tsunami in March 2011. All four of the plant's reactors were written off – and ever since, the reactors have been cooled with recycled water from a new treatment plant. The plant now plans to release the cooling wastewater into the ocean. In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by marine biologist Robert Richmond, a professor with the University of Hawaii, who details his concerns with Japan's plans, and what it might mean for the Pacific's ocean ecosystem. Headlines: Ben Roberts-Smith is appealing White Island eruption trial has begun NATO refuses to give Ukraine a timeline on when it can join Australians have increased drug consumption Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Fukushima: why is Japan releasing radioactive water into the Pacific?

Should Japan release millions of litres of radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean?   Everyone remembers the Fukushima nuclear plant being swamped by a tsunami in March 2011. All four of the plant's reactors were written off – and ever since, the reactors have been cooled with recycled water from a new treatment plant. The plant now plans to release the cooling wastewater into the ocean. In this episode of the Briefing, we're joined by marine biologist Robert Richmond, a professor with the University of Hawaii, who details his concerns with Japan's plans, and what it might mean for the Pacific's ocean ecosystem. Headlines: Ben Roberts-Smith is appealing White Island eruption trial has begun NATO refuses to give Ukraine a timeline on when it can join Australians have increased drug consumption Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:00

EP169 - S4

11 Jul 23

Living forever just got easier: Australia’s first cryonics lab

It’s a pretty sci fi concept – being stored upside down in a giant thermos full of liquid nitrogen in the hope that some day, maybe hundreds of years away, technology will bring you back to life. Now cryonics is here in Australia. Peter Tsolakides is the director of Southern Cryonics in Holbrook, and dozens of people have forked over tens of thousands of dollars to put themselves into deep freeze until science catches up with their big dreams of eternal life. So how does it work, and would that future be, lonely?   Headlines: Australia is joining the "climate club" Access to medical abortions made easier  Robodebt ministers could be sued Australians are living longer than ever before Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Living forever just got easier: Australia’s first cryonics lab

It’s a pretty sci fi concept – being stored upside down in a giant thermos full of liquid nitrogen in the hope that some day, maybe hundreds of years away, technology will bring you back to life. Now cryonics is here in Australia. Peter Tsolakides is the director of Southern Cryonics in Holbrook, and dozens of people have forked over tens of thousands of dollars to put themselves into deep freeze until science catches up with their big dreams of eternal life. So how does it work, and would that future be, lonely?   Headlines: Australia is joining the "climate club" Access to medical abortions made easier  Robodebt ministers could be sued Australians are living longer than ever before Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:22

EP168 - S4

10 Jul 23

What will change if the RBA governor is sacked

A decision on who will be the next RBA Governor is expected mid-July. So will Philip Lowe remain in the job? Who are the candidates? Will it change how the RBA operates, or are we just looking for a scapegoat following the huge number of cash rate rises. Jonathan Kearns, former RBA department head joins Tom Tilley to explain.   Headlines: Pressure mounts on Scott Morrison to resign BetStop: we can soon opt out of online gambling $1B defence deal signed with Germany Controversy over US sending cluster bombs to Ukraine England wins third Ashes test Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

What will change if the RBA governor is sacked

A decision on who will be the next RBA Governor is expected mid-July. So will Philip Lowe remain in the job? Who are the candidates? Will it change how the RBA operates, or are we just looking for a scapegoat following the huge number of cash rate rises. Jonathan Kearns, former RBA department head joins Tom Tilley to explain.   Headlines: Pressure mounts on Scott Morrison to resign BetStop: we can soon opt out of online gambling $1B defence deal signed with Germany Controversy over US sending cluster bombs to Ukraine England wins third Ashes test Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

23:28

EP167 - S4

9 Jul 23

From pole to parliament meet MP Georgie Purcell

30-year-old MP Georgie Purcell was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in November last year - and she’s already shaking up the House. Georgie, from the Animal Justice Party, stands out from other politicians as she made history with her maiden speech when she decided to own her narrative and share that she was previously a stripper.   In this chat with Katrina Blowers, Georgie explains what it’s like to be trolled and how she’s more qualified than most of her peers but continues to be an easy target on social media.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen:Blak Matters podcast  Read:Pay the Rent Read: The Barbie Movie collaborations 

From pole to parliament meet MP Georgie Purcell

30-year-old MP Georgie Purcell was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in November last year - and she’s already shaking up the House. Georgie, from the Animal Justice Party, stands out from other politicians as she made history with her maiden speech when she decided to own her narrative and share that she was previously a stripper.   In this chat with Katrina Blowers, Georgie explains what it’s like to be trolled and how she’s more qualified than most of her peers but continues to be an easy target on social media.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen:Blak Matters podcast  Read:Pay the Rent Read: The Barbie Movie collaborations 

40:33

EP166 - S4

7 Jul 23

The case for keeping phones in schools

Queensland has announced plans banning smartphones in state schools from next year bringing them into line with the rest of the country except ACT. While it seems like a no-brainer given how distracting and harmful smartphones can be to kids and teens, we get the full story with child psychologist Michael-Carr Gregg and Dr Jason Zagami, a senior lecturer at the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Headlines begin 11.34 Users flock to Twitter's rival Threads Nine newspapers apologises for a racist ad Senior minister forced to delete tweets Reynolds threatens to sue Higgins for defamation Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

The case for keeping phones in schools

Queensland has announced plans banning smartphones in state schools from next year bringing them into line with the rest of the country except ACT. While it seems like a no-brainer given how distracting and harmful smartphones can be to kids and teens, we get the full story with child psychologist Michael-Carr Gregg and Dr Jason Zagami, a senior lecturer at the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Headlines begin 11.34 Users flock to Twitter's rival Threads Nine newspapers apologises for a racist ad Senior minister forced to delete tweets Reynolds threatens to sue Higgins for defamation Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

22:31

EP165 - S4

6 Jul 23

YouTube’s worst apology: unpacking Colleen Ballinger

Colleen Ballinger, otherwise known as Miranda Sings, has been a YouTuber for over a decade and has recently had some serious allegations made against her, including being a child groomer. In a response to the claims she came out with a 10-minute long apology video where she decided to sing rather than speak, which many have dubbed Youtube’s worst apology video. Justin Hill host of LiSNTR’s The Streaming Service sits down with Katrina Blowers to unpack the video. Headlines begin 13.28 AFL investigates photo leak  Donald Trump Jnr postpones tour  Global temperature records broken  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

YouTube’s worst apology: unpacking Colleen Ballinger

Colleen Ballinger, otherwise known as Miranda Sings, has been a YouTuber for over a decade and has recently had some serious allegations made against her, including being a child groomer. In a response to the claims she came out with a 10-minute long apology video where she decided to sing rather than speak, which many have dubbed Youtube’s worst apology video. Justin Hill host of LiSNTR’s The Streaming Service sits down with Katrina Blowers to unpack the video. Headlines begin 13.28 AFL investigates photo leak  Donald Trump Jnr postpones tour  Global temperature records broken  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

18:21

EP164 - S4

5 Jul 23

Diet coke: why does the WHO keep saying everything causes cancer?

The World Health Organization's recently announced that aspartame, used in products from Coca-Cola diet sodas to Mars' Extra chewing gum, will be listed as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." It feels like we are told about a new carcinogenic item or product every week, so what should we actually be worried? Oliver Jones, Professor of Chemistry at RMIT and internationally recognised expert in analytical science joins Antoinette Lattouf to break it down.   Headlines begin 12.31: The RBA has kept rates steady New trade ties with Indonesia Ash Barty has had a baby Meta is taking on Twitter Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Diet coke: why does the WHO keep saying everything causes cancer?

The World Health Organization's recently announced that aspartame, used in products from Coca-Cola diet sodas to Mars' Extra chewing gum, will be listed as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." It feels like we are told about a new carcinogenic item or product every week, so what should we actually be worried? Oliver Jones, Professor of Chemistry at RMIT and internationally recognised expert in analytical science joins Antoinette Lattouf to break it down.   Headlines begin 12.31: The RBA has kept rates steady New trade ties with Indonesia Ash Barty has had a baby Meta is taking on Twitter Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:07

EP163 - S4

4 Jul 23

Shit Rentals: meet the TikToker shaming dodgy landlords

Jordie van den Berg has become TikTok famous for his videos documenting shit rentals around Australia as the country’s rental crisis continues. His videos exposing shit rentals have hundreds of thousands of likes with Jordie's top video reaching over 1.4million views. Jordie joins Tom Tilley to explain what needs to change in order to give tenants a fair go.    Headlines begin 12:25: The UK PM Rishi Sunak has weighed in on the Ashes The National Anti-Corruption body already has dozens of referrals Vietnam has banned the upcoming Barbie film Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Shit Rentals: meet the TikToker shaming dodgy landlords

Jordie van den Berg has become TikTok famous for his videos documenting shit rentals around Australia as the country’s rental crisis continues. His videos exposing shit rentals have hundreds of thousands of likes with Jordie's top video reaching over 1.4million views. Jordie joins Tom Tilley to explain what needs to change in order to give tenants a fair go.    Headlines begin 12:25: The UK PM Rishi Sunak has weighed in on the Ashes The National Anti-Corruption body already has dozens of referrals Vietnam has banned the upcoming Barbie film Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

19:35

EP162 - S4

3 Jul 23

Is altitude training the new F45?

It used to just be endurance athletes who trained at altitude, but now gyms are popping up everywhere with the promise you can burn double the calories by doing the same workout. But does it work and should you do it?  Altitude training gyms are popping up around the country with some people evening installing altitude rooms in their houses. Gyms are claiming that altitude training can make you burn more calories by working out in a low oxygen environment, so is it worth it? And how often do you have to train to see results? Dr Andrew Govus, a senior lecturer in Sports and exercise science, joins Katrina Blowers to explain the facts.  Headlines: Thousands of Australians rally for the ‘yes’ campaign Worrying developments from the US supreme court Aussies are being urged to exercise caution in France Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Is altitude training the new F45?

It used to just be endurance athletes who trained at altitude, but now gyms are popping up everywhere with the promise you can burn double the calories by doing the same workout. But does it work and should you do it?  Altitude training gyms are popping up around the country with some people evening installing altitude rooms in their houses. Gyms are claiming that altitude training can make you burn more calories by working out in a low oxygen environment, so is it worth it? And how often do you have to train to see results? Dr Andrew Govus, a senior lecturer in Sports and exercise science, joins Katrina Blowers to explain the facts.  Headlines: Thousands of Australians rally for the ‘yes’ campaign Worrying developments from the US supreme court Aussies are being urged to exercise caution in France Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

18:36

EP161 - S4

2 Jul 23

Dami Im didn’t think she could sing

Dami Im is good at competitions. In 2013 she won X-Factor Australia and in 2016 placed second in the Eurovision Song Contest, becoming the highest scoring Aussie. Today, the university trained singer songwriter is a new mother and continues to make music that’s loved all over the world, with her new EP In Between coming out on July 7.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Dami reflects on hearing a recording of herself singing for the first time and how she went from performing in churches to the world stage, as plans her next tour.  Find Dami Im’s tour here  THE WEEKEND LIST: Visit: Midnight: The Cinderella Musical Eat:Sunshine carrot cake icing women's weekly Watch: The Little Mermaid live action movie Try: Kmart ice contour cube 

Dami Im didn’t think she could sing

Dami Im is good at competitions. In 2013 she won X-Factor Australia and in 2016 placed second in the Eurovision Song Contest, becoming the highest scoring Aussie. Today, the university trained singer songwriter is a new mother and continues to make music that’s loved all over the world, with her new EP In Between coming out on July 7.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Dami reflects on hearing a recording of herself singing for the first time and how she went from performing in churches to the world stage, as plans her next tour.  Find Dami Im’s tour here  THE WEEKEND LIST: Visit: Midnight: The Cinderella Musical Eat:Sunshine carrot cake icing women's weekly Watch: The Little Mermaid live action movie Try: Kmart ice contour cube 

36:20

EP160 - S4

30 Jun 23

Getting cosmetic surgery and injectables just got harder

Regulations for cosmetic surgery and injectables are about to change from July one. With GP referrals, psychological assessments, cooling off periods and even how procedures are advertised all part of the new requirements. Dr David Morgan a specialist plastic surgeon from the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons to explains the changes. Headlines: Berejiklian considers legal challenge after corruption finding Roberts-Smith agrees to pay costs of failed defamation UK's Australia-like asylum seeker plan deemed 'unlawful' Virgin Galactic has made its first commercial space flight Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Getting cosmetic surgery and injectables just got harder

Regulations for cosmetic surgery and injectables are about to change from July one. With GP referrals, psychological assessments, cooling off periods and even how procedures are advertised all part of the new requirements. Dr David Morgan a specialist plastic surgeon from the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons to explains the changes. Headlines: Berejiklian considers legal challenge after corruption finding Roberts-Smith agrees to pay costs of failed defamation UK's Australia-like asylum seeker plan deemed 'unlawful' Virgin Galactic has made its first commercial space flight Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

24:35

EP159 - S4

29 Jun 23

Taylor Swift’s Eras tour: Shameless’ Michelle Andrews breaks it down

Taylor Swift's Eras tour has taken over the globe and getting your hands on a ticket has become a hot commodity, with general sale tickets being released in Australia on Friday. The pop superstar has become the second richest self-made woman in music after Rihanna and this week the Victorian Government announced that they are giving the Taylor Swift concert major events status. Shameless podcast host Michelle Andrews is a self proclaimed Swiftie and joins Katrina Blowers to explain the cultural moment. Headlines: Debris from Titan sub pulled up Inflation falls to 5.6% Chris Dawson found guilty again Kevin Spacey: jury sworn in Trump sues E Jean Carroll for defamation Taylor Swift breaks ticket sale records Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Taylor Swift’s Eras tour: Shameless’ Michelle Andrews breaks it down

Taylor Swift's Eras tour has taken over the globe and getting your hands on a ticket has become a hot commodity, with general sale tickets being released in Australia on Friday. The pop superstar has become the second richest self-made woman in music after Rihanna and this week the Victorian Government announced that they are giving the Taylor Swift concert major events status. Shameless podcast host Michelle Andrews is a self proclaimed Swiftie and joins Katrina Blowers to explain the cultural moment. Headlines: Debris from Titan sub pulled up Inflation falls to 5.6% Chris Dawson found guilty again Kevin Spacey: jury sworn in Trump sues E Jean Carroll for defamation Taylor Swift breaks ticket sale records Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

20:41

EP158 - S4

28 Jun 23

Nick McKenzie: Meet the man who brought down Ben Roberts-Smith

Last month Ben Roberts-Smith lost one of the biggest defamation trials in Australian history and was found to be a war criminal to a civil standard. The judge ruled that the stories Nick McKenzie had published in Nine Newspapers in 2017 and 2018 about the Victoria Cross winning SAS soldier were substantially true. Nick McKenzie joins us to talk about it all, his new book is called Crossing the Line. Headlines: Bombshell development in William Tyrrell case Lewis Capaldi forced to cancel tour No foul play found in Jeffrey Epstein's death  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Nick McKenzie: Meet the man who brought down Ben Roberts-Smith

Last month Ben Roberts-Smith lost one of the biggest defamation trials in Australian history and was found to be a war criminal to a civil standard. The judge ruled that the stories Nick McKenzie had published in Nine Newspapers in 2017 and 2018 about the Victoria Cross winning SAS soldier were substantially true. Nick McKenzie joins us to talk about it all, his new book is called Crossing the Line. Headlines: Bombshell development in William Tyrrell case Lewis Capaldi forced to cancel tour No foul play found in Jeffrey Epstein's death  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

18:49

EP157 - S4

27 Jun 23

How your next prescription could be mushrooms or ecstasy

The psychedelic drugs psilocybin and MDMA, commonly known as magic mushrooms and ecstasy, are being downgraded from prohibited to controlled drugs in Australia from July 1. This means approved psychiatrists will be able to prescribe psilocybin for depression and MDMA for PTSD. It’s a landmark moment in the regulation of psychedelic drugs for treating entrenched mental illness, Rodney Cocks, CEO of Vitura Health joins Jan Fran to explain why.   Headlines: Putin responds to uprising Guy Sebastian's former manager on bail Virgin Galactic announces first commercial spaceflight Aussie women win the Ashes Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

How your next prescription could be mushrooms or ecstasy

The psychedelic drugs psilocybin and MDMA, commonly known as magic mushrooms and ecstasy, are being downgraded from prohibited to controlled drugs in Australia from July 1. This means approved psychiatrists will be able to prescribe psilocybin for depression and MDMA for PTSD. It’s a landmark moment in the regulation of psychedelic drugs for treating entrenched mental illness, Rodney Cocks, CEO of Vitura Health joins Jan Fran to explain why.   Headlines: Putin responds to uprising Guy Sebastian's former manager on bail Virgin Galactic announces first commercial spaceflight Aussie women win the Ashes Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

16:52

EP156 - S4

26 Jun 23

Putin's nightmare explained: what happened in Russia over the weekend

Over the weekend a former friend and head of a private Russian military wing pulled his troops from the Ukrainian frontline to confront the Russian government, leaving President Vladimir Putin’s power in question. Putin called it a stab in the back in a televised speech as the war in Ukraine continues. Monica Attard Co-Director, Centre For Media Transition at University of Technology, Sydney and from ABC Russian correspondent explains. Headlines: Former Australian Labor Party leader Simon Crean dies aged 74 PwC Australia appoints new CEO and offloads government business Cheap electric car released in Australia Blood donation rules changed for fresh tattoos Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

Putin's nightmare explained: what happened in Russia over the weekend

Over the weekend a former friend and head of a private Russian military wing pulled his troops from the Ukrainian frontline to confront the Russian government, leaving President Vladimir Putin’s power in question. Putin called it a stab in the back in a televised speech as the war in Ukraine continues. Monica Attard Co-Director, Centre For Media Transition at University of Technology, Sydney and from ABC Russian correspondent explains. Headlines: Former Australian Labor Party leader Simon Crean dies aged 74 PwC Australia appoints new CEO and offloads government business Cheap electric car released in Australia Blood donation rules changed for fresh tattoos Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU

21:33

EP155 - S4

25 Jun 23

Why Maz Compton called last drinks

It’s been eight and a half years since Maz Compton’s last drink and yet drinking is probably what she talks about most. You’ll likely recognise Maz from her MTV days interviewing the world’s best loved music makers, or the hit NSW Breakfast Show, Maz and Matty.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Maz explains why the term alcoholic isn’t helpful and how she is helping people find and embrace their sober selves, with her podcast and book Last Drinks.  DrinkWise support services https://drinkwise.org.au/ THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch:She Said on Netflix  Read:Uluru Statement from the Heart Watch:Arnold on Netflix Try:Disco ball from Kmart

Why Maz Compton called last drinks

It’s been eight and a half years since Maz Compton’s last drink and yet drinking is probably what she talks about most. You’ll likely recognise Maz from her MTV days interviewing the world’s best loved music makers, or the hit NSW Breakfast Show, Maz and Matty.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Maz explains why the term alcoholic isn’t helpful and how she is helping people find and embrace their sober selves, with her podcast and book Last Drinks.  DrinkWise support services https://drinkwise.org.au/ THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch:She Said on Netflix  Read:Uluru Statement from the Heart Watch:Arnold on Netflix Try:Disco ball from Kmart

33:48

EP154 - S4

23 Jun 23


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