The Briefing

The Briefing

A news show that serves you the latest headlines each morning. Plus, we go deeper and 'brief' you on one topic per day via interviews. Hosted by Tom Tilley (former presenter of Triple J's Hack) with regular rotating co-hosts Jan Fran (from

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Season 2


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

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

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

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

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EP135 - S2

18 Jun 21

Saving life on Earth: shooting sperm to the moon

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

Saving life on Earth: shooting sperm to the moon

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

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EP134 - S2

17 Jun 21

What will Brisbane’s Olympic Games look like?

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

What will Brisbane’s Olympic Games look like?

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

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EP133 - S2

16 Jun 21

How your birth order can determine your fate

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

How your birth order can determine your fate

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

21:56

EP132 - S2

15 Jun 21

Ommm: why meditation is having a rockstar moment.

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

Ommm: why meditation is having a rockstar moment.

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

20:55

EP131 - S2

14 Jun 21

Is the digital vaccine certificate our ticket to freedom?

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

Is the digital vaccine certificate our ticket to freedom?

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

20:19

EP130 - S2

13 Jun 21

Samantha Harris on runway diversity and body-shamers

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

Samantha Harris on runway diversity and body-shamers

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

18:26

EP129 - S2

11 Jun 21

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

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

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

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

19:55

EP128 - S2

10 Jun 21

What’s with the Wuhan lab theory?

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

What’s with the Wuhan lab theory?

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

19:05

EP127 - S2

9 Jun 21

Are we watching the slow demise of Melbourne?

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

Are we watching the slow demise of Melbourne?

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

20:57

EP126 - S2

8 Jun 21

Why young Aussies, especially women, are investing in shares

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

Why young Aussies, especially women, are investing in shares

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

17:50

EP125 - S2

7 Jun 21

Has the pandemic driven us to drink?

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

Has the pandemic driven us to drink?

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

21:48

EP124 - S2

6 Jun 21

The Weekend Briefing with Clare Bowditch

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

The Weekend Briefing with Clare Bowditch

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

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EP123 - S2

4 Jun 21

Do we expect too much from modern athletes?

Naomi Osaka walked out of the French Open tennis tournament this week. Just days before she’d copped a $15,000 fine for refusing to appear at mandatory post-game press conferences.  Osaka said she refused to appear in a bid to protect her fragile mental health.   Jana Pittman is a three-time Olympian and four-time Commonwealth gold medallist. She had a tumultuous relationship with the media throughout her career.  She explains the pressures athletes face – and how she wishes she had social media in her day, to have her say.   Are we expecting too much from modern athletes?  Or should they front up to face the world after accepting the enormous pay cheques they receive?    TODAY'S HEADLINES Rules eased for regional Victoria as spread concern lowered Government announces income support and quarantine facility for Victoria  US to donate surplus vaccines to the world United Airlines bringing back supersonic travel   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Do we expect too much from modern athletes?

Naomi Osaka walked out of the French Open tennis tournament this week. Just days before she’d copped a $15,000 fine for refusing to appear at mandatory post-game press conferences.  Osaka said she refused to appear in a bid to protect her fragile mental health.   Jana Pittman is a three-time Olympian and four-time Commonwealth gold medallist. She had a tumultuous relationship with the media throughout her career.  She explains the pressures athletes face – and how she wishes she had social media in her day, to have her say.   Are we expecting too much from modern athletes?  Or should they front up to face the world after accepting the enormous pay cheques they receive?    TODAY'S HEADLINES Rules eased for regional Victoria as spread concern lowered Government announces income support and quarantine facility for Victoria  US to donate surplus vaccines to the world United Airlines bringing back supersonic travel   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

24:13

EP122 - S2

3 Jun 21

The Aussie law causing tension across the ditch

More than 2,000 New Zealanders have been deported since 2014 when the federal government changed laws to make it easier to send Kiwis with a criminal record back across the ditch. The problem is, many of them have lived their entire lives in Australia   Greg Barns SC is a barrister who has represented multiple clients trying to appeal their deportation; and Taryn O’Dowd is a 41-year old woman living in Auckland after she was deported to New Zealand after living more than 30 years in Australia.   We hear first-hand what it’s like to be deported and what it means to the family you leave behind in Australia.  We also try to determine Australia’s motives for causing tension across the ditch.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Dan Andrews urges VIC to “keep fighting” as lockdown extended NSW works to uncover possible cases Parliament debates travel refund bill Pandemic pushes back poverty fight by years   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

The Aussie law causing tension across the ditch

More than 2,000 New Zealanders have been deported since 2014 when the federal government changed laws to make it easier to send Kiwis with a criminal record back across the ditch. The problem is, many of them have lived their entire lives in Australia   Greg Barns SC is a barrister who has represented multiple clients trying to appeal their deportation; and Taryn O’Dowd is a 41-year old woman living in Auckland after she was deported to New Zealand after living more than 30 years in Australia.   We hear first-hand what it’s like to be deported and what it means to the family you leave behind in Australia.  We also try to determine Australia’s motives for causing tension across the ditch.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Dan Andrews urges VIC to “keep fighting” as lockdown extended NSW works to uncover possible cases Parliament debates travel refund bill Pandemic pushes back poverty fight by years   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

22:10

EP121 - S2

2 Jun 21

Veterinarians: why they're overworked and overwhelmed

Being a vet and working with animals might seem like a dream job...but vets are at a higher risk of emotional distress and burnout...and the pandemic has made it worse.   We’re joined by Dr Warwick Vale, CEO and President of the Australian Veterinarian’s Association to look at what’s causing vets to leave the industry and what can be done to fix it.  Jess Batt is a vet in far north QLD who tells us the type of pressure vets are under and why so many are walking away from the job.   Everyone loves their pets, and it’s why vets are so important.  The question is, do THEY get the love and support they need?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Growing speculation of extension to VIC lockdown Uncertainty over aged care vaccine rollout China tells Australia and NZ to stop interfering House prices hit new heights Cormann takes over OECD   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Veterinarians: why they're overworked and overwhelmed

Being a vet and working with animals might seem like a dream job...but vets are at a higher risk of emotional distress and burnout...and the pandemic has made it worse.   We’re joined by Dr Warwick Vale, CEO and President of the Australian Veterinarian’s Association to look at what’s causing vets to leave the industry and what can be done to fix it.  Jess Batt is a vet in far north QLD who tells us the type of pressure vets are under and why so many are walking away from the job.   Everyone loves their pets, and it’s why vets are so important.  The question is, do THEY get the love and support they need?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Growing speculation of extension to VIC lockdown Uncertainty over aged care vaccine rollout China tells Australia and NZ to stop interfering House prices hit new heights Cormann takes over OECD   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:36

EP120 - S2

1 Jun 21

The latest on Australia’s vaccine rollout

Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout has been plagued by problems.  First it was difficulty sourcing vials, and then people across the world started developing blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca shot.    Rachel Clun, the Federal Health Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age joins us for an update….to bring you the latest developments and to determine once and for all if we should be lining up to get the jab.   The government is urging us all to roll up our sleeves to get the Coronavirus vaccine.   Where, when, how and why on today’s Briefing.   TODAY'S HEADLINES ‘No jab, no job’ considered for aged care sector Christian Porter drops ABC defamation battle Australia/NZ claim united front on China China raises child limit to three Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open    Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

The latest on Australia’s vaccine rollout

Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout has been plagued by problems.  First it was difficulty sourcing vials, and then people across the world started developing blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca shot.    Rachel Clun, the Federal Health Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age joins us for an update….to bring you the latest developments and to determine once and for all if we should be lining up to get the jab.   The government is urging us all to roll up our sleeves to get the Coronavirus vaccine.   Where, when, how and why on today’s Briefing.   TODAY'S HEADLINES ‘No jab, no job’ considered for aged care sector Christian Porter drops ABC defamation battle Australia/NZ claim united front on China China raises child limit to three Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open    Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

20:36

EP119 - S2

31 May 21

What is a Geriatric Millennial....and could you be one?

Are Geriatric Millennials the heroes the world needs?   Geriatric millennials are generally people born in the early 1980s and they make up some of the world’s leading CEOs including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.  Often defined as “weathered internet veterans” they can still keep up with the latest tech trends while holding onto traditional communication skills. Todays guest Erica Dhawan explains that by having a foot in both worlds, geriatric millennials are becoming the “linchpins of changing workplaces.   On todays episode we find out more about the geriatric millennial, and why they need this particular title.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Melbourne outbreak spreads to aged care Morrison meeting with Ardern in NZ Israel parties closer to ousting Netanyahu Capitol protestors say they were duped into riot Tennis star Osaka faces tournament ban over press snub   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE     

What is a Geriatric Millennial....and could you be one?

Are Geriatric Millennials the heroes the world needs?   Geriatric millennials are generally people born in the early 1980s and they make up some of the world’s leading CEOs including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.  Often defined as “weathered internet veterans” they can still keep up with the latest tech trends while holding onto traditional communication skills. Todays guest Erica Dhawan explains that by having a foot in both worlds, geriatric millennials are becoming the “linchpins of changing workplaces.   On todays episode we find out more about the geriatric millennial, and why they need this particular title.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Melbourne outbreak spreads to aged care Morrison meeting with Ardern in NZ Israel parties closer to ousting Netanyahu Capitol protestors say they were duped into riot Tennis star Osaka faces tournament ban over press snub   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE     

21:48

EP118 - S2

30 May 21

The Weekend Briefing with Rove McManus

Rove McManus is undoubtably one of Australia’s favourite TV personalities of all time, popularising the US format of late-night television on our own soil before taking on the medium in the States.   Having also been an early platformer to the likes of Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Judith Lucy; and executively produced The Project, Rove also knows talent and opportunity when he sees it. Needless to say, his television career has shaped much of the traditional landscape we see today.   Jamila Rizvi sits down with Rove to talk about his comeuppance, sticking to his guns, grieving in public and what’s left on his TV bucket list.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen: PNAU’s “Stranger Love” Budjerah Watch: Girls5Eva (Stan) Do: Educate yourself for National Reconciliation Week Watch: Lego Master (9Now)   Send us your recommendations on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

The Weekend Briefing with Rove McManus

Rove McManus is undoubtably one of Australia’s favourite TV personalities of all time, popularising the US format of late-night television on our own soil before taking on the medium in the States.   Having also been an early platformer to the likes of Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and Judith Lucy; and executively produced The Project, Rove also knows talent and opportunity when he sees it. Needless to say, his television career has shaped much of the traditional landscape we see today.   Jamila Rizvi sits down with Rove to talk about his comeuppance, sticking to his guns, grieving in public and what’s left on his TV bucket list.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen: PNAU’s “Stranger Love” Budjerah Watch: Girls5Eva (Stan) Do: Educate yourself for National Reconciliation Week Watch: Lego Master (9Now)   Send us your recommendations on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

26:41

EP117 - S2

28 May 21

Why are mining electorates so important?

Coal mining employs around 50,000 people directly... so why does coal dominate Australian politics?!  It came up again at the weekend’s NSW by-election where Labor got smashed and the Nationals were re-elected.    Kosmos Samaras is a former Labor strategist and is a director at the political consultancy firm Redbridge.  He provides a fascinating insight into why these electorates hold such massive influence.  There are around 240,000 people employed by the mining   industry in Australia. 50,000 in coal... but there’s 250,000 who work in arts   and recreation - health care for example employs 1.8m but they don’t seem to   be swinging elections as voter block... so what’s going on?  The answer lies in a surprising insight   into the psyche of rural Australia.  TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria enters first day of lockdown Federal government slammed over vaccine rollout Court finds young people should be protected from climate crisis De belin free to play after prosecutors drop charges Japanese doctors warn of Olympic Covid variant   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Why are mining electorates so important?

Coal mining employs around 50,000 people directly... so why does coal dominate Australian politics?!  It came up again at the weekend’s NSW by-election where Labor got smashed and the Nationals were re-elected.    Kosmos Samaras is a former Labor strategist and is a director at the political consultancy firm Redbridge.  He provides a fascinating insight into why these electorates hold such massive influence.  There are around 240,000 people employed by the mining   industry in Australia. 50,000 in coal... but there’s 250,000 who work in arts   and recreation - health care for example employs 1.8m but they don’t seem to   be swinging elections as voter block... so what’s going on?  The answer lies in a surprising insight   into the psyche of rural Australia.  TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria enters first day of lockdown Federal government slammed over vaccine rollout Court finds young people should be protected from climate crisis De belin free to play after prosecutors drop charges Japanese doctors warn of Olympic Covid variant   Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

25:06

EP116 - S2

27 May 21

Bitcoin – the environmental cost explained

Of all the things to destabilise Bitcoin... it turns out the environment has been a key factor.    The digital currency has seen some wild price drops over the last two weeks. It peaked at 63,000 USD in mid-April and since then it’s dropped as low as $31,000.  Dr Sean Foley, Associate Professor of Finance at Macquarie University, joins us to explain why.   Dr Foley says mining for Bitcoin around the world, currently consumes half the electricity of Australia’s entire yearly usage.  Could the environment bring about Bitcoin’s demise?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria bracing for more restrictions as government considers lockdown Holgate backs Senate bid to have PM apologise Uncertainty over Melissa Caddick’s remains Shell ordered to cut emissions by Dutch court Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Bitcoin – the environmental cost explained

Of all the things to destabilise Bitcoin... it turns out the environment has been a key factor.    The digital currency has seen some wild price drops over the last two weeks. It peaked at 63,000 USD in mid-April and since then it’s dropped as low as $31,000.  Dr Sean Foley, Associate Professor of Finance at Macquarie University, joins us to explain why.   Dr Foley says mining for Bitcoin around the world, currently consumes half the electricity of Australia’s entire yearly usage.  Could the environment bring about Bitcoin’s demise?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victoria bracing for more restrictions as government considers lockdown Holgate backs Senate bid to have PM apologise Uncertainty over Melissa Caddick’s remains Shell ordered to cut emissions by Dutch court Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:35

EP115 - S2

26 May 21

Why losing your religion is harder than it looks

Monica Dux has written a book called Lapsed... about walking away from Catholicism, her childhood religion.   It’s a relevant story in today’s world because Catholicism in Australia has been in slow decline over the last 50 years... but at 22% of all Australians, it’s still the biggest single religion in Australia and it’s held ground much better than the Anglican Church.    It’s partly about growing up Catholic... but it’s more about why it has such a hold over people... even once they think they’ve left it behind.  Losing your religion is not as easy as you think. TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid restrictions in Melbourne amid fears of MCG spread Wave of sex crime allegations hits politics Hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders affected by blackouts Sorry day: Greens call for Stolen Generation compensation George Floyd anniversary marked in the US Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Why losing your religion is harder than it looks

Monica Dux has written a book called Lapsed... about walking away from Catholicism, her childhood religion.   It’s a relevant story in today’s world because Catholicism in Australia has been in slow decline over the last 50 years... but at 22% of all Australians, it’s still the biggest single religion in Australia and it’s held ground much better than the Anglican Church.    It’s partly about growing up Catholic... but it’s more about why it has such a hold over people... even once they think they’ve left it behind.  Losing your religion is not as easy as you think. TODAY'S HEADLINES Covid restrictions in Melbourne amid fears of MCG spread Wave of sex crime allegations hits politics Hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders affected by blackouts Sorry day: Greens call for Stolen Generation compensation George Floyd anniversary marked in the US Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:35

EP114 - S2

25 May 21

Colombia in crisis: power of the people

Violent protests have broken out on the streets of Colombia. Demonstrations about tax reform have turned into massacres on the streets.   Neighbourhoods have become battlegrounds as Colombians fight with police and the military – and the government struggles to maintain order.  Alexandra Phelan is an expert on Colombian politics. We learn what the protests are about, and what the government will need to do to quell the violence.   Today’s Briefing is a response to one of our listeners, Carol, reaching out via Instagram.  Send us a message via our DMs.  We want to tell YOUR stories.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victorians told to be vigilant as race starts to find missing Covid link  Fitzgibbon calls on Labor to take a different approach, as NSW leader Jodi McKay on borrowed time. Australia packs up Kabul embassy Aung San Suu Kyi makes first court appearance Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

Colombia in crisis: power of the people

Violent protests have broken out on the streets of Colombia. Demonstrations about tax reform have turned into massacres on the streets.   Neighbourhoods have become battlegrounds as Colombians fight with police and the military – and the government struggles to maintain order.  Alexandra Phelan is an expert on Colombian politics. We learn what the protests are about, and what the government will need to do to quell the violence.   Today’s Briefing is a response to one of our listeners, Carol, reaching out via Instagram.  Send us a message via our DMs.  We want to tell YOUR stories.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Victorians told to be vigilant as race starts to find missing Covid link  Fitzgibbon calls on Labor to take a different approach, as NSW leader Jodi McKay on borrowed time. Australia packs up Kabul embassy Aung San Suu Kyi makes first court appearance Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

19:45

EP113 - S2

24 May 21

How to keep calm as the property market surges out of reach

There’s been a lot of talk this year about housing affordability after another surge in home and apartment prices.  But interest rates have remained at record lows, meaning borrowing money is cheaper than ever.   So on, balance, is housing really as unaffordable as we’re making it out to be?  We’re joined by Steven Koukoulas, leading economist and economics consultant and former economic advisor to PM Julia Gillard.   Ignore the noise and stay calm as the property market surges out of reach   TODAY'S HEADLINES Government promises more Pfizer doses Second India repatriation flight lands Huge win for NSW Nats in Upper Hunter by-election BBC savaged as Bashir defends interview Eurovision winner to take drug test Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

How to keep calm as the property market surges out of reach

There’s been a lot of talk this year about housing affordability after another surge in home and apartment prices.  But interest rates have remained at record lows, meaning borrowing money is cheaper than ever.   So on, balance, is housing really as unaffordable as we’re making it out to be?  We’re joined by Steven Koukoulas, leading economist and economics consultant and former economic advisor to PM Julia Gillard.   Ignore the noise and stay calm as the property market surges out of reach   TODAY'S HEADLINES Government promises more Pfizer doses Second India repatriation flight lands Huge win for NSW Nats in Upper Hunter by-election BBC savaged as Bashir defends interview Eurovision winner to take drug test Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU  YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE 

21:24

EP112 - S2

23 May 21

The Royal Record - Queen Lizzy and The Briefing say "check it out "

The Royal Record is your weekly dose of Royal news, without the spin! Royal correspondent and expert Juliet Rieden and journalist Bryce Corbett use their insider info on The Royals to separate the fact from the fiction behind the latest Royal headlines.

The Royal Record - Queen Lizzy and The Briefing say "check it out "

The Royal Record is your weekly dose of Royal news, without the spin! Royal correspondent and expert Juliet Rieden and journalist Bryce Corbett use their insider info on The Royals to separate the fact from the fiction behind the latest Royal headlines.

03:02

EP111 - S2

22 May 21

The Weekend Briefing with Rick Morton

Rick Morton’s book My Year of Living Vulnerablyis topping best-seller lists around Australia for unpacking Australian masculinity.   Jamila Rizvi sits down with Rick to talk about the male role models throughout his life, reckoning with his sexuality and the lightning bolt moment that made him realise he was grappling with complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.   Warning: This episode contains difficult conversations and graphic descriptions of injuries.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen: Hey How You Going podcast Read: The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith by Sarah Krasnostein Watch: My Octopus Teacher(Netflix) Cook: The Great Pumpkin Pie recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction   Send us your Weekend List suggestions on our Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast!

The Weekend Briefing with Rick Morton

Rick Morton’s book My Year of Living Vulnerablyis topping best-seller lists around Australia for unpacking Australian masculinity.   Jamila Rizvi sits down with Rick to talk about the male role models throughout his life, reckoning with his sexuality and the lightning bolt moment that made him realise he was grappling with complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.   Warning: This episode contains difficult conversations and graphic descriptions of injuries.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen: Hey How You Going podcast Read: The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith by Sarah Krasnostein Watch: My Octopus Teacher(Netflix) Cook: The Great Pumpkin Pie recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction   Send us your Weekend List suggestions on our Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast!

28:14

EP110 - S2

21 May 21

How to talk to conspiracy theorists

Everyone knows a conspiracy theorist.  Someone who believes we didn’t make it to the moon; or the September 11 attacks were a hoax.   How do you talk to them?   Is engaging with them, giving their theories legitimacy?   Professor John Cook is from the Centre for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University in the US.   He’s also written a book “Cranky Uncle v Climate Change”   We talk about how to deal with conspiracy theorists – and how seemingly ludicrous concepts gain traction.   TODAY'S HEADLINES News of an Israel/Gaza truce Doctors, opposition calling for better vaccine campaign Tourism, hospitality sectors still struggling as unemployment falls Journalist lies and BBC coverup behind Diana interview Internet explorer to end in 2022 OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

How to talk to conspiracy theorists

Everyone knows a conspiracy theorist.  Someone who believes we didn’t make it to the moon; or the September 11 attacks were a hoax.   How do you talk to them?   Is engaging with them, giving their theories legitimacy?   Professor John Cook is from the Centre for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University in the US.   He’s also written a book “Cranky Uncle v Climate Change”   We talk about how to deal with conspiracy theorists – and how seemingly ludicrous concepts gain traction.   TODAY'S HEADLINES News of an Israel/Gaza truce Doctors, opposition calling for better vaccine campaign Tourism, hospitality sectors still struggling as unemployment falls Journalist lies and BBC coverup behind Diana interview Internet explorer to end in 2022 OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:03

EP109 - S2

20 May 21

Gaza stripped: Israel v Palestine explained

The violence in Israel and Gaza explained.   We’ll ask how it started... how similar is it to the last major flare ups in Israel... and what would it take to stop these cycles of violence? We’re joined by Dr Mohammed Abu Mughaiseeb, MSF Deputy medical coordinator in Gaza; Greg Barton, Professor in Global Islamic Studies at Deakin University; and Sophie McNeil, a former ABC Middle East Correspondent, now a researcher for Human Rights Watch.   The world is watching yet another flare-up in violence….what will it take to stop and bring about peace once and for all   TODAY'S HEADLINES Biden tells Israel he expects de-escalation Opposition, experts slam government 600m spend on gas power plant Indian community calls on govt to do more for stranded Australians Government warns against wage rises McConnel blocks Capitol riot probe OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Gaza stripped: Israel v Palestine explained

The violence in Israel and Gaza explained.   We’ll ask how it started... how similar is it to the last major flare ups in Israel... and what would it take to stop these cycles of violence? We’re joined by Dr Mohammed Abu Mughaiseeb, MSF Deputy medical coordinator in Gaza; Greg Barton, Professor in Global Islamic Studies at Deakin University; and Sophie McNeil, a former ABC Middle East Correspondent, now a researcher for Human Rights Watch.   The world is watching yet another flare-up in violence….what will it take to stop and bring about peace once and for all   TODAY'S HEADLINES Biden tells Israel he expects de-escalation Opposition, experts slam government 600m spend on gas power plant Indian community calls on govt to do more for stranded Australians Government warns against wage rises McConnel blocks Capitol riot probe OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:41

EP108 - S2

19 May 21

NFTs: what are they, and are they the future?

Everyone is talking about NFTs - Non-Fungible Tokens.   These digital certificates have been hailed as a way for creators to get paid for digital works and files that get shared online.  Cameron Wilson, tech journalist and Associate Editor at Crikey joins us to explain the new phenomenon.   But what are NFTs and are they destined to live on the fringes of web culture? Or could they become part of our everyday lives?   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM admits vulnerable people left behind by vaccine rollout  Government sorry for Australian man’s death in India First responders speak of shark death scenes More than 50,000 already displaced in Gaza Drivers, unions welcome landmark ruling for app drivers OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

NFTs: what are they, and are they the future?

Everyone is talking about NFTs - Non-Fungible Tokens.   These digital certificates have been hailed as a way for creators to get paid for digital works and files that get shared online.  Cameron Wilson, tech journalist and Associate Editor at Crikey joins us to explain the new phenomenon.   But what are NFTs and are they destined to live on the fringes of web culture? Or could they become part of our everyday lives?   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM admits vulnerable people left behind by vaccine rollout  Government sorry for Australian man’s death in India First responders speak of shark death scenes More than 50,000 already displaced in Gaza Drivers, unions welcome landmark ruling for app drivers OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

18:14

EP107 - S2

18 May 21

Mouse plague: will they take the bait?

Huge numbers of mice have been tormenting farms and communities in western NSW for months.  After lobbying, the state government has finally come up with a support package which they say will help “napalm” the mice.   But this comes after locals have had to see crops and livelihoods decimated as they spent months fighting the crisis on their own.  We’re joined by Katrina Humphries, Moree mayor; Susie Rae, Narromine artist and farmer; and Steve Henry, mouse expert with the CSIRO.   Will the mice take the bait?  Or will rural communities suffer even more after drought, floods, bushfires and plagues??   TODAY'S HEADLINES Israel/Gaza conflict rages as diplomats look for truce India repatriation flights to continue after returnee tests positive “Some people may die” Virgin boss calls for border re-opening Covid outbreaks shock South East Asia Kia cars recalled over fire fears OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Mouse plague: will they take the bait?

Huge numbers of mice have been tormenting farms and communities in western NSW for months.  After lobbying, the state government has finally come up with a support package which they say will help “napalm” the mice.   But this comes after locals have had to see crops and livelihoods decimated as they spent months fighting the crisis on their own.  We’re joined by Katrina Humphries, Moree mayor; Susie Rae, Narromine artist and farmer; and Steve Henry, mouse expert with the CSIRO.   Will the mice take the bait?  Or will rural communities suffer even more after drought, floods, bushfires and plagues??   TODAY'S HEADLINES Israel/Gaza conflict rages as diplomats look for truce India repatriation flights to continue after returnee tests positive “Some people may die” Virgin boss calls for border re-opening Covid outbreaks shock South East Asia Kia cars recalled over fire fears OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:42

EP106 - S2

17 May 21

Border shutdown: when can we travel overseas?

In last week’s federal budget papers, we discovered the government plans to keep our international borders closed until at least mid-2021.   When can we realistically begin to plan to go back overseas?  We’re joined by Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews – and we ask why the government is not providing more information on the timeline for international travel.  We also speak to Tim Byrnes, an Australian who fled to Russia via New Zealand.   What is the motivation for stopping us travelling?  Surely, it’s the decision of the person leaving Australia Or is it? TODAY'S HEADLINES UN calls ceasefire as Israel says it won’t back down Government hits back at border criticism PM backs QANTAS testing despite Covid confusion Sydney Covid rules relax despite no news on mystery cases Indonesian fishermen rescued from WA coast OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Border shutdown: when can we travel overseas?

In last week’s federal budget papers, we discovered the government plans to keep our international borders closed until at least mid-2021.   When can we realistically begin to plan to go back overseas?  We’re joined by Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews – and we ask why the government is not providing more information on the timeline for international travel.  We also speak to Tim Byrnes, an Australian who fled to Russia via New Zealand.   What is the motivation for stopping us travelling?  Surely, it’s the decision of the person leaving Australia Or is it? TODAY'S HEADLINES UN calls ceasefire as Israel says it won’t back down Government hits back at border criticism PM backs QANTAS testing despite Covid confusion Sydney Covid rules relax despite no news on mystery cases Indonesian fishermen rescued from WA coast OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:33

EP105 - S2

16 May 21

The Weekend Briefing with Tanya Hennessy

Tanya Hennessy is one of the funniest (and busiest) people in Australia. As well as being a podcaster, radio host, TV presenter, comedian and author, Tanya also counts makeup guru and an “adults should be able to eat children’s meals” campaigner in her pursuits. Jamila Rizvi and Tanya discuss her latest book Drum Roll Please, It’s Stevie Louise, women in comedy and whether her career is what she expected.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen (podcast):Linda Marigliano’s Tough Love podcast Watch: Call My Agent!(Netflix) Watch: The Flight Attendant (HBO Max) Cook: Yotom Ottolenghi’s vegan recipes   Send us your Weekend List suggestions on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast!

The Weekend Briefing with Tanya Hennessy

Tanya Hennessy is one of the funniest (and busiest) people in Australia. As well as being a podcaster, radio host, TV presenter, comedian and author, Tanya also counts makeup guru and an “adults should be able to eat children’s meals” campaigner in her pursuits. Jamila Rizvi and Tanya discuss her latest book Drum Roll Please, It’s Stevie Louise, women in comedy and whether her career is what she expected.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen (podcast):Linda Marigliano’s Tough Love podcast Watch: Call My Agent!(Netflix) Watch: The Flight Attendant (HBO Max) Cook: Yotom Ottolenghi’s vegan recipes   Send us your Weekend List suggestions on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast!

22:04

EP104 - S2

14 May 21

Covid: did we miss an opportunity to house the homeless?

In March/April last year, 33,000 homeless people were given emergency Covid accommodation around the country. It was amazing to watch; thousands of people taken off the streets or from couch surfing situations, put in nice hotels.    At the time, people in the sector were hoping this moment would be a circuit breaker that could end homelessness.   We’re joined by Katherine McKernan, CEO of Homelessness NSW; and Paul McDonald, CEO of Anglicare Victoria.   So did we seize the opportunity... how many of those people have been thrown out of their hotel rooms and back onto the streets?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Labor promises billions for housing Signs Israel considering land invasion Linda Reynolds to be interviewed over Higgins case Moderna vaccine to serve as booster NSW government promises aid to fight mice OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Covid: did we miss an opportunity to house the homeless?

In March/April last year, 33,000 homeless people were given emergency Covid accommodation around the country. It was amazing to watch; thousands of people taken off the streets or from couch surfing situations, put in nice hotels.    At the time, people in the sector were hoping this moment would be a circuit breaker that could end homelessness.   We’re joined by Katherine McKernan, CEO of Homelessness NSW; and Paul McDonald, CEO of Anglicare Victoria.   So did we seize the opportunity... how many of those people have been thrown out of their hotel rooms and back onto the streets?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Labor promises billions for housing Signs Israel considering land invasion Linda Reynolds to be interviewed over Higgins case Moderna vaccine to serve as booster NSW government promises aid to fight mice OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:42

EP103 - S2

13 May 21

Budget follow-up: a bean counter spills the beans

We go right to the top today to question the Finance Minister Simon Birmingham about Tuesday night’s budget.    Some key questions:  Where was the money for a quarantine facility; will we all be vaccinated by the end of the year; when will the borders open; and what about our struggling uni sector?   Following up from Wednesday’s episode focusing on what’s in the Budget for our listeners, today it’s about what’s missing from the big-spending future outliner.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Government sells Budget vision PM accused of being vague on vaccine rollout Fears of Israel/Gaza war Senior republican removed after criticising Trump Ellen to end show next year OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Budget follow-up: a bean counter spills the beans

We go right to the top today to question the Finance Minister Simon Birmingham about Tuesday night’s budget.    Some key questions:  Where was the money for a quarantine facility; will we all be vaccinated by the end of the year; when will the borders open; and what about our struggling uni sector?   Following up from Wednesday’s episode focusing on what’s in the Budget for our listeners, today it’s about what’s missing from the big-spending future outliner.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Government sells Budget vision PM accused of being vague on vaccine rollout Fears of Israel/Gaza war Senior republican removed after criticising Trump Ellen to end show next year OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:36

EP102 - S2

12 May 21

Budget 2021: What it means for you

Last night’s federal budget was handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.   What does it mean for you?  Why do we no longer focus on surpluses?  How much impact has the pandemic had on the nation’s bottom line?  And has it addressed the critical issues facing ordinary Australians – things like housing affordability and the cost of living.   On today’s Briefing, a federal Budget special.  What it means for you.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Budget: "Australia coming back" Big spending on Covid, aged care, childcare and mental health Melbourne and Adelaide on edge over Covid case India Covid strain spreading globally OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Budget 2021: What it means for you

Last night’s federal budget was handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.   What does it mean for you?  Why do we no longer focus on surpluses?  How much impact has the pandemic had on the nation’s bottom line?  And has it addressed the critical issues facing ordinary Australians – things like housing affordability and the cost of living.   On today’s Briefing, a federal Budget special.  What it means for you.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Budget: "Australia coming back" Big spending on Covid, aged care, childcare and mental health Melbourne and Adelaide on edge over Covid case India Covid strain spreading globally OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:54

EP101 - S2

11 May 21

A refugee’s journey from Manus Island to bare knuckle fighting in the US

A story of courage, perseverance and bare-knuckle fighting.    From seven years detained on Manus Island... to elite fighting in America... this is the story of Ezatullah Kakar    Two weeks ago, Ezatullah stepped into the ring for his first fight in America’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship... and he won in 33 seconds!!!   Eza joins us from the US to talk about his journey.  We’re also joined by the former Socceroo, Craig Foster to talk about Australia’s refugee program – and our lost opportunities.   Ezatullah was a champion kickboxer in Pakistan before violence in his region forced him to get on a boat from Malaysia in 2013. He arrived when we started turning boats around.  This is his story.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Budget: government warns size of NDIS funding ‘unsustainable’ First round of India legal challenge dismissed Rocket attacks in Israel/Gaza De belin to face court again after trial stalemate Nepal asks Everest climbers for oxygen tanks OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

A refugee’s journey from Manus Island to bare knuckle fighting in the US

A story of courage, perseverance and bare-knuckle fighting.    From seven years detained on Manus Island... to elite fighting in America... this is the story of Ezatullah Kakar    Two weeks ago, Ezatullah stepped into the ring for his first fight in America’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship... and he won in 33 seconds!!!   Eza joins us from the US to talk about his journey.  We’re also joined by the former Socceroo, Craig Foster to talk about Australia’s refugee program – and our lost opportunities.   Ezatullah was a champion kickboxer in Pakistan before violence in his region forced him to get on a boat from Malaysia in 2013. He arrived when we started turning boats around.  This is his story.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Budget: government warns size of NDIS funding ‘unsustainable’ First round of India legal challenge dismissed Rocket attacks in Israel/Gaza De belin to face court again after trial stalemate Nepal asks Everest climbers for oxygen tanks OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:52

EP100 - S2

10 May 21

Is modern life killing our sperm count?

Imagine a world where humans are infertile. Where technology is the only way to conceive. Where sperm counts get to zero.   It sounds like the plot of a bad sci fi film but according to American Professor Shanna Swan, it’s real life … and it could happen sooner than we think.    Dr Shanna Swan is a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She’s spent decades researching reproductive health and she’s written a fairly alarming book.    It’s called Countdown. How our modern world is threatening sperm counts. Well, is it?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Borders to stay closed until 2022; billions for women and infrastructure under budget plan Olympians getting vaccinated from today Afghan bombing death toll at 60 NASA hits out at China over rocket landing OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Is modern life killing our sperm count?

Imagine a world where humans are infertile. Where technology is the only way to conceive. Where sperm counts get to zero.   It sounds like the plot of a bad sci fi film but according to American Professor Shanna Swan, it’s real life … and it could happen sooner than we think.    Dr Shanna Swan is a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She’s spent decades researching reproductive health and she’s written a fairly alarming book.    It’s called Countdown. How our modern world is threatening sperm counts. Well, is it?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Borders to stay closed until 2022; billions for women and infrastructure under budget plan Olympians getting vaccinated from today Afghan bombing death toll at 60 NASA hits out at China over rocket landing OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:31

EP99 - S2

9 May 21

The Weekend Briefing with Rob Mills

Australia fell in love with Rob Mills on Australian Idol’s first season in 2003. He’s since gone on to nab some of the most coveted roles in musical theatre, appear on numerous television shows including his iconic role of Finn Kelly on Neighbours and more recently, dabble in storytelling.   Jamila Rizvi and Rob ‘Millsy’ Mills discuss his journey post-Idol, his meet-cute with girlfriend Georgie Tunny and where to next for the born entertainer.   THE BRIEFING BUCKET LIST: Listen: Forever Isn’t Long Enoughby Alfie Templeman Watch: See What You Made Me Do on SBS On Demand Play: Monopoly Deal Donate: Give India towards the country’s COVID crisis   Send us your recommendations for The Briefing Bucket List on our Instagram @thebriefingpodcast!

The Weekend Briefing with Rob Mills

Australia fell in love with Rob Mills on Australian Idol’s first season in 2003. He’s since gone on to nab some of the most coveted roles in musical theatre, appear on numerous television shows including his iconic role of Finn Kelly on Neighbours and more recently, dabble in storytelling.   Jamila Rizvi and Rob ‘Millsy’ Mills discuss his journey post-Idol, his meet-cute with girlfriend Georgie Tunny and where to next for the born entertainer.   THE BRIEFING BUCKET LIST: Listen: Forever Isn’t Long Enoughby Alfie Templeman Watch: See What You Made Me Do on SBS On Demand Play: Monopoly Deal Donate: Give India towards the country’s COVID crisis   Send us your recommendations for The Briefing Bucket List on our Instagram @thebriefingpodcast!

20:47

EP98 - S2

7 May 21

Why conservatives are making the case for Indigenous reconciliation

250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders met at Uluru in 2017 and hammered out what’s called the Uluru Statement, which outlines a path towards recognition of Indigenous Australians in the constitution.   It was shot down by then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.    We’re joined by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, who has written a new book calling for a conservative re-think on reconciliation.  We’re also joined by the Indigenous filmmaker Rachel Perkins, for her take on the slow progress of the debate.   The Liberal Party should be doing more to move this debate forward.  It has historically been a party willing to embrace change…..why not change in relation to Indigenous Australians?   TODAY'S HEADLINES New Covid restrictions for Sydney in search for missing link PM to announce details of India repatriation flights as Aussie IPL players head to Maldives Jarryd Hayne jailed amid violent scenes Fleeing truck driver arrested after hitting crowd Dutch bees trained to detect Covid OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Why conservatives are making the case for Indigenous reconciliation

250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders met at Uluru in 2017 and hammered out what’s called the Uluru Statement, which outlines a path towards recognition of Indigenous Australians in the constitution.   It was shot down by then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.    We’re joined by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg, who has written a new book calling for a conservative re-think on reconciliation.  We’re also joined by the Indigenous filmmaker Rachel Perkins, for her take on the slow progress of the debate.   The Liberal Party should be doing more to move this debate forward.  It has historically been a party willing to embrace change…..why not change in relation to Indigenous Australians?   TODAY'S HEADLINES New Covid restrictions for Sydney in search for missing link PM to announce details of India repatriation flights as Aussie IPL players head to Maldives Jarryd Hayne jailed amid violent scenes Fleeing truck driver arrested after hitting crowd Dutch bees trained to detect Covid OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:36

EP97 - S2

6 May 21

Can kangaroos help Aussie athletes bounce back?

Kangaroos could hold the key for sport stars looking to overcome career-ending ligament injuries.   Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries in the knee are common in many sports and can often derail the careers of professional sport stars. We’re joined by Dr Nick Hartnell, an Australian surgeon working on a way to use the longer and stronger ligaments of kangaroos to help humans overcome torn tendons.   Tom has experience here…he did his ACL in a motorcycle accident a few years ago.  Join us this morning to learn how kangaroos could help Australian athletes – including Tom – bounce back from injury   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW bracing for more Covid cases Legal challenge to India ban, while Aussie IPL players prepare to be evacuated Trump slams Facebook after ban upheld Rioting and fires at Hobart prison OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Can kangaroos help Aussie athletes bounce back?

Kangaroos could hold the key for sport stars looking to overcome career-ending ligament injuries.   Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries in the knee are common in many sports and can often derail the careers of professional sport stars. We’re joined by Dr Nick Hartnell, an Australian surgeon working on a way to use the longer and stronger ligaments of kangaroos to help humans overcome torn tendons.   Tom has experience here…he did his ACL in a motorcycle accident a few years ago.  Join us this morning to learn how kangaroos could help Australian athletes – including Tom – bounce back from injury   TODAY'S HEADLINES NSW bracing for more Covid cases Legal challenge to India ban, while Aussie IPL players prepare to be evacuated Trump slams Facebook after ban upheld Rioting and fires at Hobart prison OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:02

EP96 - S2

5 May 21

Electric cars: why has Australia hit the brakes?

Australia already has one of the worst uptakes of electric vehicles...for example, last year Germany and France both grew their electric vehicle fleet by more than 200 per cent.   In Australia, fewer than 7000 electric vehicles were sold in 2020 representing just a three per cent jump from 2019.    We’re joined by Jake Whitehead, a transport expert at the University of Queensland; and David Brown, the former president of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management   Victoria and NSW are considering a tax on electric cars which will make uptake even slower.  Why aren’t Australians transitioning to electric vehicles...and why isn’t the government doing more to encourage us to switch?   TODAY'S HEADLINES No lockdown exemptions for Aussie players after IPL postponed Gov backs down on India visitor prison threat Melinda and Bill Gates agreed on estate divide before split New national disaster recovery body established OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Electric cars: why has Australia hit the brakes?

Australia already has one of the worst uptakes of electric vehicles...for example, last year Germany and France both grew their electric vehicle fleet by more than 200 per cent.   In Australia, fewer than 7000 electric vehicles were sold in 2020 representing just a three per cent jump from 2019.    We’re joined by Jake Whitehead, a transport expert at the University of Queensland; and David Brown, the former president of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management   Victoria and NSW are considering a tax on electric cars which will make uptake even slower.  Why aren’t Australians transitioning to electric vehicles...and why isn’t the government doing more to encourage us to switch?   TODAY'S HEADLINES No lockdown exemptions for Aussie players after IPL postponed Gov backs down on India visitor prison threat Melinda and Bill Gates agreed on estate divide before split New national disaster recovery body established OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:46

EP95 - S2

4 May 21

India: a Covid-19 catastrophe

The whole world is watching India right now. Its daily case numbers of COVID-19 hit 400,000 this week. The death toll is also rising rapidly with India's health ministry reporting more than 3,600 deaths in the past 24 hours.   We speak with James Oaten; the ABC’s Indian correspondent from Dehli to the get the latest from India; and we speak with Dr Pradeep Teneja from the Australia India Institute about what Indians in Australia make of what’s happening on the sub-continent.   India is facing a Covid catastrophe.  Will it get worse before it gets better?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Questions over legality of India ban Senior leaders warn of growing Chinese military and influence Report exposes gymnastics abuse Ex Australia Post boss Holgate sets deadline for legal action OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

India: a Covid-19 catastrophe

The whole world is watching India right now. Its daily case numbers of COVID-19 hit 400,000 this week. The death toll is also rising rapidly with India's health ministry reporting more than 3,600 deaths in the past 24 hours.   We speak with James Oaten; the ABC’s Indian correspondent from Dehli to the get the latest from India; and we speak with Dr Pradeep Teneja from the Australia India Institute about what Indians in Australia make of what’s happening on the sub-continent.   India is facing a Covid catastrophe.  Will it get worse before it gets better?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Questions over legality of India ban Senior leaders warn of growing Chinese military and influence Report exposes gymnastics abuse Ex Australia Post boss Holgate sets deadline for legal action OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:09

EP94 - S2

3 May 21

Have we lost the war in Afghanistan?

US President Joe Biden announced last month American troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.    Our PM quickly followed suit confirming the 80 remaining Australian defence personnel still in Afghanistan would also leave.    Around 80,000 Australians have been deployed to Afghanistan since the conflict began in 2001.  41 of them lost their lives.  More than 150,000 Afghan civilians and military personnel and Taliban fighters were killed in the 20-year conflict that cost the US more than $1.2trillion   Maryam Zahid is the founder and director of Afghan Women on the Move; and Raspal Khosa - independent defence analyst, formerly with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.      We ask what life is like for Afghans today.  And have we lost the war in Afghanistan? TODAY'S HEADLINES Perth avoids second lockdown Overseas Aussies getting enough help from government: poll Defence to review Darwin port lease Soccer fans storm stadium over Super League Manhunt underway for missing crew member in Townsville, others seek asylum OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Have we lost the war in Afghanistan?

US President Joe Biden announced last month American troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11 this year.    Our PM quickly followed suit confirming the 80 remaining Australian defence personnel still in Afghanistan would also leave.    Around 80,000 Australians have been deployed to Afghanistan since the conflict began in 2001.  41 of them lost their lives.  More than 150,000 Afghan civilians and military personnel and Taliban fighters were killed in the 20-year conflict that cost the US more than $1.2trillion   Maryam Zahid is the founder and director of Afghan Women on the Move; and Raspal Khosa - independent defence analyst, formerly with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.      We ask what life is like for Afghans today.  And have we lost the war in Afghanistan? TODAY'S HEADLINES Perth avoids second lockdown Overseas Aussies getting enough help from government: poll Defence to review Darwin port lease Soccer fans storm stadium over Super League Manhunt underway for missing crew member in Townsville, others seek asylum OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:40

EP93 - S2

2 May 21

The Weekend Briefing with Andy Lee

Prepare to see Any Lee uncut as he delves into personal territory with host Jamila Rizvi. He opens up about his mum's disability, the hard conversations of working in the popular radio duo Hamish & Andy, and his engagement plans with longterm girlfriend Bec Harding.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Do: Daniel Sloss’ Hubris Watch: RuPaul’s Drag Race re-runs on Stan Listen: Sixty Summers by Julia Stone PSA: Buy mum a decent gift for Mother’s Day!!   Follow us at @thebriefingpodcast and send us your recommendations on what to see, do, cook, watch, listen and eat!

The Weekend Briefing with Andy Lee

Prepare to see Any Lee uncut as he delves into personal territory with host Jamila Rizvi. He opens up about his mum's disability, the hard conversations of working in the popular radio duo Hamish & Andy, and his engagement plans with longterm girlfriend Bec Harding.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Do: Daniel Sloss’ Hubris Watch: RuPaul’s Drag Race re-runs on Stan Listen: Sixty Summers by Julia Stone PSA: Buy mum a decent gift for Mother’s Day!!   Follow us at @thebriefingpodcast and send us your recommendations on what to see, do, cook, watch, listen and eat!

30:28

EP92 - S2

30 Apr 21

We rate Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office

On January 20 Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.    On today’s episode of The Briefing - Biden marks 100 days in office, let’s see how he’s going.     Prof. David Smith is an Associate Professor in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.   We sift through the rhetoric to try to find out what Joe Biden has actually done during his first 100 days.  Have his policies and decisions earned him a pass or fail?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Lockdown restrictions to remain in WA Brittany Higgins to meet with leaders including PM today ASIO issues terror warning Biden tells congress America “rising” OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

We rate Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office

On January 20 Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.    On today’s episode of The Briefing - Biden marks 100 days in office, let’s see how he’s going.     Prof. David Smith is an Associate Professor in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.   We sift through the rhetoric to try to find out what Joe Biden has actually done during his first 100 days.  Have his policies and decisions earned him a pass or fail?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Lockdown restrictions to remain in WA Brittany Higgins to meet with leaders including PM today ASIO issues terror warning Biden tells congress America “rising” OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:39

EP91 - S2

29 Apr 21

Why is Australia fascinated by MAFS?

Why are Australians so fascinated by Married at First Sight?  It’s the show we love to hate, or is it … hate to love?  Ever since MAFS appeared on our screens in 2015, it’s consistently been one of the highest rated shows on Australian television.   We’re joined by four guests to take us through our deep dive.  David Dale, a Walkley Award winning journalist who spent 20 years as media and TV columnist for SMH and The Age; Tarang Chawla, whose sister Nikita was murdered by her husband in 2015. Tarang’s became an anti-domestic violence campaigner;   Michael Goonan was one of the contestant on MAFS last year; and psychologist and relationship expert Jacqui Manning.   The show is full of big personalities, drama, fights, tears, lying, cheating, tantrums and sometimes... toxic behaviour among contestants. So what’s the appeal….?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Record day for India Covid outbreak China slams PM’s defence spend New rules for Tokyo Olympians Government targets 5% unemployment for budget Apollo 11 astronaut dies OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Why is Australia fascinated by MAFS?

Why are Australians so fascinated by Married at First Sight?  It’s the show we love to hate, or is it … hate to love?  Ever since MAFS appeared on our screens in 2015, it’s consistently been one of the highest rated shows on Australian television.   We’re joined by four guests to take us through our deep dive.  David Dale, a Walkley Award winning journalist who spent 20 years as media and TV columnist for SMH and The Age; Tarang Chawla, whose sister Nikita was murdered by her husband in 2015. Tarang’s became an anti-domestic violence campaigner;   Michael Goonan was one of the contestant on MAFS last year; and psychologist and relationship expert Jacqui Manning.   The show is full of big personalities, drama, fights, tears, lying, cheating, tantrums and sometimes... toxic behaviour among contestants. So what’s the appeal….?      TODAY'S HEADLINES Record day for India Covid outbreak China slams PM’s defence spend New rules for Tokyo Olympians Government targets 5% unemployment for budget Apollo 11 astronaut dies OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:04

EP90 - S2

28 Apr 21

The inside story of the Super League implosion

Twelve of Europe’s top soccer clubs planned to shake up the sport. Instead, the project collapsed spectacularly in just 48 hours.  How did the power brokers mis-read the market ….and fans?   Murad Ahmed is a reporter for the Financial Times in the UK.  He’s been following this lead for years.   He joins us as we learn what the big clubs’ motivation was.   One word.   Money.   TODAY'S HEADLINES All Australian Olympians to be vaccinated before Tokyo India flights suspended as Covid crisis worsens Australia to spend $747m upgrading military bases Supermoon lights up night sky   OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The inside story of the Super League implosion

Twelve of Europe’s top soccer clubs planned to shake up the sport. Instead, the project collapsed spectacularly in just 48 hours.  How did the power brokers mis-read the market ….and fans?   Murad Ahmed is a reporter for the Financial Times in the UK.  He’s been following this lead for years.   He joins us as we learn what the big clubs’ motivation was.   One word.   Money.   TODAY'S HEADLINES All Australian Olympians to be vaccinated before Tokyo India flights suspended as Covid crisis worsens Australia to spend $747m upgrading military bases Supermoon lights up night sky   OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

17:11

EP89 - S2

27 Apr 21

Should Australia join America’s war on carbon?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been representing Australia at a virtual summit of world leaders discussing climate change.  The summit was convened by US President Joe Biden, who has put tackling climate change at the centre of his administration's agenda.   Joe Biden promised to halve America’s emissions by 2030.  Australia went to the summit without a firm target on reducing emissions.  Dr Emma Shortis is an expert on climate change policies and US history.   With our plans for hydrogen and carbon capture and storage and no clear reduction target, is Australia out of step or out of date with the rest of the world and their targets?  What is Scott Morrison’s end game? TODAY'S HEADLINES Perth lockdown lifted as quarantine stoush continues Australia considers providing aid and banning flights to India PM tells church leaders country needs them Home affairs secretary warns of war China censors Oscars winner OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Should Australia join America’s war on carbon?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been representing Australia at a virtual summit of world leaders discussing climate change.  The summit was convened by US President Joe Biden, who has put tackling climate change at the centre of his administration's agenda.   Joe Biden promised to halve America’s emissions by 2030.  Australia went to the summit without a firm target on reducing emissions.  Dr Emma Shortis is an expert on climate change policies and US history.   With our plans for hydrogen and carbon capture and storage and no clear reduction target, is Australia out of step or out of date with the rest of the world and their targets?  What is Scott Morrison’s end game? TODAY'S HEADLINES Perth lockdown lifted as quarantine stoush continues Australia considers providing aid and banning flights to India PM tells church leaders country needs them Home affairs secretary warns of war China censors Oscars winner OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:44

EP88 - S2

26 Apr 21

An Aussie journo kicked out of Xi’s new China

Tensions between Australia and China are at their worst in decades.  Our global campaign to blame China for the Covid-19 pandemic pushed our relationship to the brink.   The Australian Financial Review’s China correspondent Michael Smith was woken by China’s secret police on a September night last year.  Days later he was on a plane back to Australia – forced to leave the country he’d called home for the last three years.   There are now no Australian journalists working in China.  What does Michael Smith’s journey tell us about China?  His new book, The Last Correspondent: Dispatches from the frontline of Xi's new China, explores Canberra’s relationship with Beijing and if we’re heading for a new cold war. TODAY'S HEADLINES International aid for India amid growing Covid-19 crisis Indonesian submarine found on ocean floor WA lockdown decision expected today No plans to return to Afghanistan: government OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

An Aussie journo kicked out of Xi’s new China

Tensions between Australia and China are at their worst in decades.  Our global campaign to blame China for the Covid-19 pandemic pushed our relationship to the brink.   The Australian Financial Review’s China correspondent Michael Smith was woken by China’s secret police on a September night last year.  Days later he was on a plane back to Australia – forced to leave the country he’d called home for the last three years.   There are now no Australian journalists working in China.  What does Michael Smith’s journey tell us about China?  His new book, The Last Correspondent: Dispatches from the frontline of Xi's new China, explores Canberra’s relationship with Beijing and if we’re heading for a new cold war. TODAY'S HEADLINES International aid for India amid growing Covid-19 crisis Indonesian submarine found on ocean floor WA lockdown decision expected today No plans to return to Afghanistan: government OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

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EP87 - S2

25 Apr 21

The Weekend Briefing with Flex Mami

Jamila Rizvi sits down with Internet sensation and ultimate millennial “slashy” Lillian Ahenkan, otherwise known as Flex Mami.   She’s a DJ, TV presenter, podcaster, author, entrepreneur and “Professional Opinion Haver” who you can find hosting panels at the Sydney Opera House, sharing her thoughts on Pedestrian.TV or hosting on MTV among much more.   More importantly, she’s about to grace our screens as a contestant on Big Brother AU 2021, bringing her multi-dimensional personality to a reality format.   Jamila and Flex talk Big Brother, her sense of empowerment, the concept of Big Enjoyment and cancel culture.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Podcast:  Bobo and Flex Podcast: The Imperfects Cook: Kmart Pie Maker – send in your pie recipes! Watch: Lupinon Netflix Send us your recommendations on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast!

The Weekend Briefing with Flex Mami

Jamila Rizvi sits down with Internet sensation and ultimate millennial “slashy” Lillian Ahenkan, otherwise known as Flex Mami.   She’s a DJ, TV presenter, podcaster, author, entrepreneur and “Professional Opinion Haver” who you can find hosting panels at the Sydney Opera House, sharing her thoughts on Pedestrian.TV or hosting on MTV among much more.   More importantly, she’s about to grace our screens as a contestant on Big Brother AU 2021, bringing her multi-dimensional personality to a reality format.   Jamila and Flex talk Big Brother, her sense of empowerment, the concept of Big Enjoyment and cancel culture.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Podcast:  Bobo and Flex Podcast: The Imperfects Cook: Kmart Pie Maker – send in your pie recipes! Watch: Lupinon Netflix Send us your recommendations on Instagram @thebriefingpodcast!

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EP86 - S2

23 Apr 21

Looking over the vaccine horizon to the UK & US: part two

PART TWO - The UK, Europe and the United States are forging ahead with mass vaccines.  Australia is well behind in terms of progress. So, what is life like in London, Washington and Madrid now the vaccination numbers are climbing?   Today’s briefing is part two of our transatlantic peek over the vaccination horizon. We’re joined by Adam Creighton in Washington... he’s the US correspondent for the Australian newspaper.   What can we learn by taking a look over the horizon at the vaccine rollouts in Europe and the United States   TODAY'S HEADLINES Biden promises to halve US emissions by 2030 Vaccines open to all over 50s PM promises to defy China threats over Belt and Road deal Search continues for missing Indonesian submarine OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Looking over the vaccine horizon to the UK & US: part two

PART TWO - The UK, Europe and the United States are forging ahead with mass vaccines.  Australia is well behind in terms of progress. So, what is life like in London, Washington and Madrid now the vaccination numbers are climbing?   Today’s briefing is part two of our transatlantic peek over the vaccination horizon. We’re joined by Adam Creighton in Washington... he’s the US correspondent for the Australian newspaper.   What can we learn by taking a look over the horizon at the vaccine rollouts in Europe and the United States   TODAY'S HEADLINES Biden promises to halve US emissions by 2030 Vaccines open to all over 50s PM promises to defy China threats over Belt and Road deal Search continues for missing Indonesian submarine OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

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EP85 - S2

22 Apr 21

Looking over the vaccine horizon to the UK & US: part one

The UK, Europe and the United States are forging ahead with mass vaccines.  Australia is well behind in terms of progress. So, what is life like in London, Washington and Madrid now the vaccination numbers are climbing?   Today’s briefing is part one of our two-part transatlantic peek over the vaccination horizon. We’re joined by Bevan Shields in London... he’s the European correspondent for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.   What can we learn by taking a look over the horizon at the vaccine rollouts in Europe and the United States?   TODAY'S HEADLINES China anger as federal government tears up Victoria's Belt and Road deals US government to investigate Minneapolis policing Australia helps search for missing Indonesia submarine Second hotel quarantine breach in Sydney Queen breaks silence on Prince Philip’s death OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Looking over the vaccine horizon to the UK & US: part one

The UK, Europe and the United States are forging ahead with mass vaccines.  Australia is well behind in terms of progress. So, what is life like in London, Washington and Madrid now the vaccination numbers are climbing?   Today’s briefing is part one of our two-part transatlantic peek over the vaccination horizon. We’re joined by Bevan Shields in London... he’s the European correspondent for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.   What can we learn by taking a look over the horizon at the vaccine rollouts in Europe and the United States?   TODAY'S HEADLINES China anger as federal government tears up Victoria's Belt and Road deals US government to investigate Minneapolis policing Australia helps search for missing Indonesia submarine Second hotel quarantine breach in Sydney Queen breaks silence on Prince Philip’s death OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:43

EP84 - S2

21 Apr 21

Royal Commission into veterans' deaths: a vet’s view

The Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into veterans’ suicide.  Will it be enough to stem the number of returned servicemen and women taking their own lives?    We’re joined by Heston Russell - a 16-year army veteran and former Special Air Service Regiment commander and founder of Voice of a Veteran.   41 people died serving in Afghanistan... but ten times that number have taken their own lives after they got home.  Why?  The greater story needs to be told.    TODAY'S HEADLINES Gov announces half a billion funding for clean energy Travel bubble to remain intact despite NZ airport positive test Biden “praying for right verdict” as Chauvin jury deliberates Education groups welcome dumping of consent ad Byron residents protest new Netflix series OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Royal Commission into veterans' deaths: a vet’s view

The Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into veterans’ suicide.  Will it be enough to stem the number of returned servicemen and women taking their own lives?    We’re joined by Heston Russell - a 16-year army veteran and former Special Air Service Regiment commander and founder of Voice of a Veteran.   41 people died serving in Afghanistan... but ten times that number have taken their own lives after they got home.  Why?  The greater story needs to be told.    TODAY'S HEADLINES Gov announces half a billion funding for clean energy Travel bubble to remain intact despite NZ airport positive test Biden “praying for right verdict” as Chauvin jury deliberates Education groups welcome dumping of consent ad Byron residents protest new Netflix series OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

24:40

EP83 - S2

20 Apr 21

The Briefing's FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

The Briefing kicked off on April 20, 2020, amid a global pandemic.  No one was sure what the future would look like.  Many of us were working from home for the first time, our computers perched on boxes of toilet paper.   On today’s Briefing we look back….and forward.   It’s been a crazy year – and we can’t wait to celebrate with the people that matter.  Our listeners!!!   TODAY'S HEADLINES Shakeup for vaccine program Emotional reunions as AUS/NZ bubble opens Royal commission into veterans’ suicides Closing arguments begin in Derek Chauvin case First powered flight on another planet OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The Briefing's FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

The Briefing kicked off on April 20, 2020, amid a global pandemic.  No one was sure what the future would look like.  Many of us were working from home for the first time, our computers perched on boxes of toilet paper.   On today’s Briefing we look back….and forward.   It’s been a crazy year – and we can’t wait to celebrate with the people that matter.  Our listeners!!!   TODAY'S HEADLINES Shakeup for vaccine program Emotional reunions as AUS/NZ bubble opens Royal commission into veterans’ suicides Closing arguments begin in Derek Chauvin case First powered flight on another planet OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

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EP82 - S2

19 Apr 21

Dr Abby: An Aussie behind the Mars rover

Did you know an Australian is leading one of the teams behind the Mars rover?     Australian geologist Dr Abigail Allwood is the first woman and the first Australian to ever be a principal investigator on a Mars mission.   Perseverance is the fifth NASA rover to explore the Red Planet and it’s being sent with the explicit goal of working out whether there is - or has ever been - life on Mars. We meet the Aussie geologist helping to find out if there’s life on Mars TODAY'S HEADLINES National Cabinet begins meeting twice a week The Australia/New Zealand travel bubble opens Sydney authorities investigate hotel breach Countries warn consequences for Navalny death UK national mourning ends, Harry considers staying OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Dr Abby: An Aussie behind the Mars rover

Did you know an Australian is leading one of the teams behind the Mars rover?     Australian geologist Dr Abigail Allwood is the first woman and the first Australian to ever be a principal investigator on a Mars mission.   Perseverance is the fifth NASA rover to explore the Red Planet and it’s being sent with the explicit goal of working out whether there is - or has ever been - life on Mars. We meet the Aussie geologist helping to find out if there’s life on Mars TODAY'S HEADLINES National Cabinet begins meeting twice a week The Australia/New Zealand travel bubble opens Sydney authorities investigate hotel breach Countries warn consequences for Navalny death UK national mourning ends, Harry considers staying OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

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EP81 - S2

18 Apr 21

The Weekend Briefing with Benjamin Law

Jamila Rizvi sits down with Benjamin Law, a man of many talents in the Australian media industry. He is the creator and writer of SBS’s award-winning ‘The Family Law’ and the maker and subject of the ABC documentary ‘Waltzing the Dragon’. Ben is also a radio broadcaster, podcaster, author and speaker.   Every Saturday for the Good Weekend magazine, Ben asks his famous subjects all sorts of things you’re not supposed to say publicly through the roll of the dice: sex, money, religion, bodies, death and politics. Jamila turns the microphone on his as Ben discusses his relationship with these dicey topics.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen:  McCartney III Imagined- Paul McCartney Do: The Roughin’ It Challenge Podcast: She Is Legend Tell us what you're loving by sending us a message on Instagram @the briefingpodcast!

The Weekend Briefing with Benjamin Law

Jamila Rizvi sits down with Benjamin Law, a man of many talents in the Australian media industry. He is the creator and writer of SBS’s award-winning ‘The Family Law’ and the maker and subject of the ABC documentary ‘Waltzing the Dragon’. Ben is also a radio broadcaster, podcaster, author and speaker.   Every Saturday for the Good Weekend magazine, Ben asks his famous subjects all sorts of things you’re not supposed to say publicly through the roll of the dice: sex, money, religion, bodies, death and politics. Jamila turns the microphone on his as Ben discusses his relationship with these dicey topics.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Listen:  McCartney III Imagined- Paul McCartney Do: The Roughin’ It Challenge Podcast: She Is Legend Tell us what you're loving by sending us a message on Instagram @the briefingpodcast!

24:51

EP80 - S2

16 Apr 21

Minneapolis erupts: the Derek Chauvin murder trial

Are we witnessing another big flashpoint for the BLM protests...?  When George Floyd was killed by a police officer last year... it sparked that wave of protests around the world including here in Australia.    Well in a very dramatic confluence of events... right at the same time that former officer, Derek Chauvin, is being tried for murder, another black man has been shot dead by police, just ten miles down the road.   We’re joined by New York Times’ national reporter and editor Shaila Dewan to take us through what’s happening.    You’ll find out how America is reacting to that shooting - and you’ll get the latest from the Chauvin trial from a reporter on the ground in Minneapolis.   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM: 1000 Covid cases a day if we reopen borders Woman dies from blood clots after receiving vaccine Australian troops to withdraw from Afghanistan Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral details have been released ABC apologises for doctoring dance troupe video OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Minneapolis erupts: the Derek Chauvin murder trial

Are we witnessing another big flashpoint for the BLM protests...?  When George Floyd was killed by a police officer last year... it sparked that wave of protests around the world including here in Australia.    Well in a very dramatic confluence of events... right at the same time that former officer, Derek Chauvin, is being tried for murder, another black man has been shot dead by police, just ten miles down the road.   We’re joined by New York Times’ national reporter and editor Shaila Dewan to take us through what’s happening.    You’ll find out how America is reacting to that shooting - and you’ll get the latest from the Chauvin trial from a reporter on the ground in Minneapolis.   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM: 1000 Covid cases a day if we reopen borders Woman dies from blood clots after receiving vaccine Australian troops to withdraw from Afghanistan Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral details have been released ABC apologises for doctoring dance troupe video OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:43

EP79 - S2

15 Apr 21

Jewish female resistance fighters in Hitler's WWII ghettos

Over the last two months here in Australia there’s been a number of sexual abuse and harassment scandals that have forced a rethink about the way women are treated in our society.    Right in the middle of that lands a new book. 'The Light Of Days' by Judy Batalion tells the incredible story of the young Jewish women in Poland who fought back when the Nazis invaded. Judy Batalion is an American author and the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors.   The incredible stories of the young Jewish women who resisted that attack are so powerful that Steven Spielberg has already taken out an option on turning this book into a movie.   TODAY'S HEADLINES US Covid expert’s warning for Australia PM: No apology for Holgate, meeting with Higgins Minneapolis police officer charged; victims’ families meet Queen returns to work Nuclear water OK to drink: Japan OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Jewish female resistance fighters in Hitler's WWII ghettos

Over the last two months here in Australia there’s been a number of sexual abuse and harassment scandals that have forced a rethink about the way women are treated in our society.    Right in the middle of that lands a new book. 'The Light Of Days' by Judy Batalion tells the incredible story of the young Jewish women in Poland who fought back when the Nazis invaded. Judy Batalion is an American author and the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors.   The incredible stories of the young Jewish women who resisted that attack are so powerful that Steven Spielberg has already taken out an option on turning this book into a movie.   TODAY'S HEADLINES US Covid expert’s warning for Australia PM: No apology for Holgate, meeting with Higgins Minneapolis police officer charged; victims’ families meet Queen returns to work Nuclear water OK to drink: Japan OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:09

EP78 - S2

14 Apr 21

30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: what have we learned?

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, created by the Hawke Government in 1987.   We’re joined by Warren Mundine... former Chair of the PM’s indigenous advisory council during Tony Abbott’s time as PM; and Taylah Gray, an indigenous lawyer and academic, who come from different perspectives, but tell a similar story.   More than 455 Indigenous people have died in custody since the report was released on April 15, 1991. NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan said this week First Nations people continued to be “overrepresented in every category of death dealt with by the Coroner’s Court”.  What more can be done?  And have we done enough….? TODAY'S HEADLINES Holgate: Morrison spray was "act of bullying" National Cabinet back on Covid war footing  US to delay troop withdrawal in Afghanistan Prince Philip island cult pay tribute OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: what have we learned?

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, created by the Hawke Government in 1987.   We’re joined by Warren Mundine... former Chair of the PM’s indigenous advisory council during Tony Abbott’s time as PM; and Taylah Gray, an indigenous lawyer and academic, who come from different perspectives, but tell a similar story.   More than 455 Indigenous people have died in custody since the report was released on April 15, 1991. NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan said this week First Nations people continued to be “overrepresented in every category of death dealt with by the Coroner’s Court”.  What more can be done?  And have we done enough….? TODAY'S HEADLINES Holgate: Morrison spray was "act of bullying" National Cabinet back on Covid war footing  US to delay troop withdrawal in Afghanistan Prince Philip island cult pay tribute OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:21

EP77 - S2

13 Apr 21

Paramedics: their workload is putting lives at risk

A listener wrote to say Victorian paramedics are spending hours waiting outside emergency departments rather than back on the road responding to more emergencies. This is not a problem affecting only Victorian ambos. There’s been a big jump in response times right around the country.   We’re joined by Danny Hill, secretary of Victorian Ambulance Union; and Chris Kastelan, President of the NSW branch of Australian Paramedics Assoc.    It turns out, most of the delays are Covid-induced.  People aren't going to their GP so they're letting their manageable conditions spiral out of control. Paramedics are not responding to emergencies, just simple health issues.  And they're overworked and stressed to the max.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Princes William and Harry pay tribute to Prince Philip WA smashed by massive cyclone Taiwan scrambles jets to combat Chinese incursions Overseas travel not back to normal "until 2024" Minneapolis rocked by another police shooting death OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Paramedics: their workload is putting lives at risk

A listener wrote to say Victorian paramedics are spending hours waiting outside emergency departments rather than back on the road responding to more emergencies. This is not a problem affecting only Victorian ambos. There’s been a big jump in response times right around the country.   We’re joined by Danny Hill, secretary of Victorian Ambulance Union; and Chris Kastelan, President of the NSW branch of Australian Paramedics Assoc.    It turns out, most of the delays are Covid-induced.  People aren't going to their GP so they're letting their manageable conditions spiral out of control. Paramedics are not responding to emergencies, just simple health issues.  And they're overworked and stressed to the max.   TODAY'S HEADLINES Princes William and Harry pay tribute to Prince Philip WA smashed by massive cyclone Taiwan scrambles jets to combat Chinese incursions Overseas travel not back to normal "until 2024" Minneapolis rocked by another police shooting death OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:00

EP76 - S2

12 Apr 21

The NZ travel bubble: what to expect over the ditch

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern last week announced that as of Monday April 19 the travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand will reopen.   And the response has been huge!   There was a “100-fold increase” in ticket sales between Australia and New Zealand after that announcement was made.    Aussies are keen to head over but before you book your tickets though … a warning!  We’re joined by Quentin Nolan a ski-tour operator in Queenstown; and Ben Groundwater, a writer for traveller.com.au to talk through what to to expect and what risks you might face.   Today on The Briefing - what you should know before you fly across the ditch.   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM backs away from vaccine rollout deadlines WA prepares for massive cyclone Prince Philip to be farewelled at low key funeral 80 dead in Myanmar protests OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

The NZ travel bubble: what to expect over the ditch

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern last week announced that as of Monday April 19 the travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand will reopen.   And the response has been huge!   There was a “100-fold increase” in ticket sales between Australia and New Zealand after that announcement was made.    Aussies are keen to head over but before you book your tickets though … a warning!  We’re joined by Quentin Nolan a ski-tour operator in Queenstown; and Ben Groundwater, a writer for traveller.com.au to talk through what to to expect and what risks you might face.   Today on The Briefing - what you should know before you fly across the ditch.   TODAY'S HEADLINES PM backs away from vaccine rollout deadlines WA prepares for massive cyclone Prince Philip to be farewelled at low key funeral 80 dead in Myanmar protests OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

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EP75 - S2

11 Apr 21

The Weekend Briefing with Abbie Chatfield

Jamila Rizvi talks to Abbie Chatfield who rose to fame as the runner up and perceived villain of The Bachelor Season 7, chasing the heart of Matt Agnew.   She’s since turned the public’s opinion around to become one of Australia’s leading body positivity influencers, a podcast host and social media icon. Abbie was even crowned the 2021 Queen of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!   Jamila and Abbie discuss her time on the reality dating show, the price of fame and her recent sex toy collaboration.   THE WEEKEND LIST Podcast: It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield Read: Sex, Lies and Question Timeby former MP Kate Ellis Listen:Fearless (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift Send us your suggestions on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

The Weekend Briefing with Abbie Chatfield

Jamila Rizvi talks to Abbie Chatfield who rose to fame as the runner up and perceived villain of The Bachelor Season 7, chasing the heart of Matt Agnew.   She’s since turned the public’s opinion around to become one of Australia’s leading body positivity influencers, a podcast host and social media icon. Abbie was even crowned the 2021 Queen of the Jungle in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!   Jamila and Abbie discuss her time on the reality dating show, the price of fame and her recent sex toy collaboration.   THE WEEKEND LIST Podcast: It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield Read: Sex, Lies and Question Timeby former MP Kate Ellis Listen:Fearless (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift Send us your suggestions on Instagram at @thebriefingpodcast

20:16

EP74 - S2

9 Apr 21

Has the Coalition lost the female vote?

A poll released last week showed the PMs approval rating dropped 10 points in a fortnight to 57 percent and what’s interesting is that his approval with women voters is down 16 points since the Britney Higgins story broke - but with male voters his approval rating has remained relatively unchanged.   Dr Sarah Cameron, a political scientist in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney joins us to discuss whether the Coalition has lost the female vote.   Has the Coalition’s recent cabinet changes; and the announcement it will implement all 55 recommendations in the [email protected] report; changed voters’ intentions?   Has the Coalition lost the female vote? TODAY'S HEADLINES Pfizer to be prioritised for young people Government accepts sex law reform recommendations Christian Porter accuser requested interview with police Joe Biden calls for ban on assault weapons NSW government considering Luna Park fire inquiry OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

Has the Coalition lost the female vote?

A poll released last week showed the PMs approval rating dropped 10 points in a fortnight to 57 percent and what’s interesting is that his approval with women voters is down 16 points since the Britney Higgins story broke - but with male voters his approval rating has remained relatively unchanged.   Dr Sarah Cameron, a political scientist in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney joins us to discuss whether the Coalition has lost the female vote.   Has the Coalition’s recent cabinet changes; and the announcement it will implement all 55 recommendations in the [email protected] report; changed voters’ intentions?   Has the Coalition lost the female vote? TODAY'S HEADLINES Pfizer to be prioritised for young people Government accepts sex law reform recommendations Christian Porter accuser requested interview with police Joe Biden calls for ban on assault weapons NSW government considering Luna Park fire inquiry OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

23:37

EP73 - S2

8 Apr 21

Australia’s place in global cyber warfare

The Nine Network was hacked last month.  Australia has increasingly been the target of hacks. Is Australia fighting back... with our own hacking attacks? Or are we only playing a defensive strategy?    We’re joined by Dr Suelette Dreyfus - Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne.   You’ll be surprised by her response.   We also discuss if Australia is using the right strategy in the escalating cyber war?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Blood clots should be listed as vaccine side effect: EU PM Morrison denies vaccine stoush with EU Peter Dutton starts Twitter defamation Women’s safety summit announced for July Speed a factor in Tiger Woods car cash OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Australia’s place in global cyber warfare

The Nine Network was hacked last month.  Australia has increasingly been the target of hacks. Is Australia fighting back... with our own hacking attacks? Or are we only playing a defensive strategy?    We’re joined by Dr Suelette Dreyfus - Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne.   You’ll be surprised by her response.   We also discuss if Australia is using the right strategy in the escalating cyber war?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Blood clots should be listed as vaccine side effect: EU PM Morrison denies vaccine stoush with EU Peter Dutton starts Twitter defamation Women’s safety summit announced for July Speed a factor in Tiger Woods car cash OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:11

EP72 - S2

7 Apr 21

Australia's vaccine rollout debacle

The Morrison government promised the vast majority of Australians would be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of October.   It’s now been revised to the end of April 2020.   Paul Cross runs three online trade magazines focusing on the pharmaceutical industry.  He’s been watching developments closely and says the Commonwealth, while wanting to shine in the spotlight by rolling out the jab, has no experience in the space.  The states traditionally dole out vaccines.   So where does the stand-off end?   When will the average 30-year-old get their Covid jab?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia/New Zealand travel bubble launched EU denies stopping Aussie Covid vaccine shipments Malcolm Turnbull sacked from climate role Victorian police win "right to disconnect" Melissa Caddick's family farewell her OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Australia's vaccine rollout debacle

The Morrison government promised the vast majority of Australians would be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of October.   It’s now been revised to the end of April 2020.   Paul Cross runs three online trade magazines focusing on the pharmaceutical industry.  He’s been watching developments closely and says the Commonwealth, while wanting to shine in the spotlight by rolling out the jab, has no experience in the space.  The states traditionally dole out vaccines.   So where does the stand-off end?   When will the average 30-year-old get their Covid jab?   TODAY'S HEADLINES Australia/New Zealand travel bubble launched EU denies stopping Aussie Covid vaccine shipments Malcolm Turnbull sacked from climate role Victorian police win "right to disconnect" Melissa Caddick's family farewell her OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

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EP71 - S2

6 Apr 21

How to get a pay rise!!

The gender wage gap is at more than 13 percent.  But it’s not always a woman being paid less for doing the same job as a man, it’s often the type of roles women do.   Meggie Palmer developed what’s called PepTalkHer, a site for teaching women the skills needed to get a better deal in the workforce.   So how do we secure fairer and more equitable pay for people like nurses, nursing home staff and people at the front line of critical care – roles usually performed by women?     TODAY'S HEADLINE Vaccine clinics ramp up amid clot concerns NZ to announce travel bubble details Putin unlocks terms with new law OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

How to get a pay rise!!

The gender wage gap is at more than 13 percent.  But it’s not always a woman being paid less for doing the same job as a man, it’s often the type of roles women do.   Meggie Palmer developed what’s called PepTalkHer, a site for teaching women the skills needed to get a better deal in the workforce.   So how do we secure fairer and more equitable pay for people like nurses, nursing home staff and people at the front line of critical care – roles usually performed by women?     TODAY'S HEADLINE Vaccine clinics ramp up amid clot concerns NZ to announce travel bubble details Putin unlocks terms with new law OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

16:10

EP70 - S2

5 Apr 21

Meet a real spy, like James Bond, or Jason Bourne

On today’s Briefing you’re going to meet a real life Jason Bourne... or James Bond...    It’s very rare that spies speak out publicly, as you’ll hear, when they join a secret service they basically have to ghost their old life... stop contact with all their friends and family.    But the former French spy we're speaking to, has moved to Australia and he’s written about his 9 years in the French secret service under the guise of fiction using a fictional alias... Jack Beaumont... the book’s called The Frenchman.

Meet a real spy, like James Bond, or Jason Bourne

On today’s Briefing you’re going to meet a real life Jason Bourne... or James Bond...    It’s very rare that spies speak out publicly, as you’ll hear, when they join a secret service they basically have to ghost their old life... stop contact with all their friends and family.    But the former French spy we're speaking to, has moved to Australia and he’s written about his 9 years in the French secret service under the guise of fiction using a fictional alias... Jack Beaumont... the book’s called The Frenchman.

20:49

EP69 - S2

4 Apr 21

The Weekend Briefing with Rosie Waterland

Jamila Rizvi talks to Rosie Waterland, a best-selling author, award-winning podcast host, screenwriter, comedian and actress.   She became a household name for her satirical recaps of The Bachelor ten years ago, before going on to tour her stand-up comedy around Australia and writing two popular memoirs about her harrowed childhood, all before the age of 31.   Jamila and Rosie discuss her dark comedy sourced from her past, what encouraged her to pursuit her career and Rosie's ultimate end goal.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Behind Her Eyes (Netflix) Read: The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. Listen:Butter playlist (Spotify)

The Weekend Briefing with Rosie Waterland

Jamila Rizvi talks to Rosie Waterland, a best-selling author, award-winning podcast host, screenwriter, comedian and actress.   She became a household name for her satirical recaps of The Bachelor ten years ago, before going on to tour her stand-up comedy around Australia and writing two popular memoirs about her harrowed childhood, all before the age of 31.   Jamila and Rosie discuss her dark comedy sourced from her past, what encouraged her to pursuit her career and Rosie's ultimate end goal.   THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Behind Her Eyes (Netflix) Read: The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. Listen:Butter playlist (Spotify)

17:59

EP68 - S2

2 Apr 21

Is Hillsong still a ‘rockstar’ church?

Christianity is on the decline in Australia.  In 1966, 88 percent of the Australian population identified as Christian. In 2016 - 50 years later - that figure was down to 52 per cent.    But there’s one Christian denomination bucking the trend, Pentecostalism. Aka the religion of our current Prime Minister Scott Morrison.  Prof Andrew Singleton, from Deakin University joins us to talk through the rise of Pentecostalism, and whether the charismatic churches rely on migrants to stay on top.     Is Hillsong still a ‘rockstar’ church??

Is Hillsong still a ‘rockstar’ church?

Christianity is on the decline in Australia.  In 1966, 88 percent of the Australian population identified as Christian. In 2016 - 50 years later - that figure was down to 52 per cent.    But there’s one Christian denomination bucking the trend, Pentecostalism. Aka the religion of our current Prime Minister Scott Morrison.  Prof Andrew Singleton, from Deakin University joins us to talk through the rise of Pentecostalism, and whether the charismatic churches rely on migrants to stay on top.     Is Hillsong still a ‘rockstar’ church??

20:22

EP67 - S2

1 Apr 21

Farmers’ role in our net-zero emissions ambitions

We received an Instagram message from Melissa Smith who asked why farmers are never included in the discussion about climate change, when they’re a key part of the country’s net-zero emissions ambitions.   We invited Mel onto the Briefing to pose the question herself, and then invited Adam Coffey from Coffey Cattle - a beef producer from Miriam Vale, halfway between Rockhampton and Bundaberg to explain exactly what farmers are doing…..and they’re doing a stack.   The politicians supposedly representing farmers want producers left out of the net-zero equation. But producers themselves tell a much different story. TODAY'S HEADLINE Brisbane awaits lockdown update Vaccine war of words between states and Commonwealth Home grown guided missiles NSW government in minority as troubled MP quits OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

Farmers’ role in our net-zero emissions ambitions

We received an Instagram message from Melissa Smith who asked why farmers are never included in the discussion about climate change, when they’re a key part of the country’s net-zero emissions ambitions.   We invited Mel onto the Briefing to pose the question herself, and then invited Adam Coffey from Coffey Cattle - a beef producer from Miriam Vale, halfway between Rockhampton and Bundaberg to explain exactly what farmers are doing…..and they’re doing a stack.   The politicians supposedly representing farmers want producers left out of the net-zero equation. But producers themselves tell a much different story. TODAY'S HEADLINE Brisbane awaits lockdown update Vaccine war of words between states and Commonwealth Home grown guided missiles NSW government in minority as troubled MP quits OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

20:04

EP66 - S2

31 Mar 21

A humanitarian crisis on the US/Mexico border

What’s the difference between locking a child in a cage... in a chain linked partition... or in a child migrant facility?     Those words are part of a war over the Mexico border... where President Biden is being called a hypocrite from both sides of politics for detaining migrant children in detention facilities.  The ABC’s US correspondent, Kathryn Diss has just returned from the border. Dulce Garcia is executive director of Open Borders and she joins us from a border camp.   In today’s Briefing... what’s going on with the US Mexico border... is Biden doing the same thing he accused Trump of?   TODAY'S HEADLINE QLD cluster: hospital closure and superspreading Labor conference and Cabinet swear-ins China to fill Hong Kong parliament with "patriots" OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

A humanitarian crisis on the US/Mexico border

What’s the difference between locking a child in a cage... in a chain linked partition... or in a child migrant facility?     Those words are part of a war over the Mexico border... where President Biden is being called a hypocrite from both sides of politics for detaining migrant children in detention facilities.  The ABC’s US correspondent, Kathryn Diss has just returned from the border. Dulce Garcia is executive director of Open Borders and she joins us from a border camp.   In today’s Briefing... what’s going on with the US Mexico border... is Biden doing the same thing he accused Trump of?   TODAY'S HEADLINE QLD cluster: hospital closure and superspreading Labor conference and Cabinet swear-ins China to fill Hong Kong parliament with "patriots" OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

19:25

EP65 - S2

30 Mar 21

A return to Hong Kong under Beijing’s rule

In June, 2019, hundreds of thousands of protestors lined the streets of Hong Kong.    China has jailed many of Hong Kong’s loudest progressive voices.  Almost two years later, the news cycle has moved on.      We’re joined by The Atlantic’s Tim McLaughlin who writes on politics and societal change in Hong Kong.     What is life like for the people of Hong Kong in 2021?  And what does Beijing have planned for   what’s now known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the   People's Republic of China. 

A return to Hong Kong under Beijing’s rule

In June, 2019, hundreds of thousands of protestors lined the streets of Hong Kong.    China has jailed many of Hong Kong’s loudest progressive voices.  Almost two years later, the news cycle has moved on.      We’re joined by The Atlantic’s Tim McLaughlin who writes on politics and societal change in Hong Kong.     What is life like for the people of Hong Kong in 2021?  And what does Beijing have planned for   what’s now known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the   People's Republic of China. 

22:47

EP64 - S2

29 Mar 21

The end of JobKeeper: a report card

The federal government’s Covid subsidy, JobKeeper ends today.   We’re joined by Professor John Quiggan from the University of Queensland’s School of Economics to talk about what’s likely to happen once the subsidy is cut.    We’re about to enter a post Covid economy.  What does the future hold, and how many people will lose their jobs once the handouts are wound back?   JobKeeper ends today PM's approval rating plummets 100s dead as Myanmar violence erupts OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The end of JobKeeper: a report card

The federal government’s Covid subsidy, JobKeeper ends today.   We’re joined by Professor John Quiggan from the University of Queensland’s School of Economics to talk about what’s likely to happen once the subsidy is cut.    We’re about to enter a post Covid economy.  What does the future hold, and how many people will lose their jobs once the handouts are wound back?   JobKeeper ends today PM's approval rating plummets 100s dead as Myanmar violence erupts OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:31

EP63 - S2

28 Mar 21

The Weekend Briefing with Wil Anderson

Jamila Rizvi talks to Wil Anderson, the award-winning stand-up comedian, television host, writer and podcaster. Wil’s about to take his show Wilegal to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival after the event was cancelled last year – the first time in 25 years he hasn’t attended.   Jamila checks in on how his year without touring has been, his personal philosophy for life and what audiences can expect from his upcoming live show.

The Weekend Briefing with Wil Anderson

Jamila Rizvi talks to Wil Anderson, the award-winning stand-up comedian, television host, writer and podcaster. Wil’s about to take his show Wilegal to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival after the event was cancelled last year – the first time in 25 years he hasn’t attended.   Jamila checks in on how his year without touring has been, his personal philosophy for life and what audiences can expect from his upcoming live show.

15:41

EP62 - S2

26 Mar 21

Consent: how, why and when

We’re all talking about consent! And with good cause!   It lies at the heart of the reason 100k plus women hit the streets last Monday. That march for justice was responding to the issues around sexual violence that have been raised through the Brittany Higgins and Christian Porter allegations... and the way they’ve been handled.   Broadcaster, podcaster and author Yumi Stynes joins us to talk about consent.   Consent 101. What is it... and how should we teach it?   In Today's Headlines  PM grilled over ministers' future Questions over NSW flood death Suez ship jammed for at least a week Tokyo torch relay begins OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Consent: how, why and when

We’re all talking about consent! And with good cause!   It lies at the heart of the reason 100k plus women hit the streets last Monday. That march for justice was responding to the issues around sexual violence that have been raised through the Brittany Higgins and Christian Porter allegations... and the way they’ve been handled.   Broadcaster, podcaster and author Yumi Stynes joins us to talk about consent.   Consent 101. What is it... and how should we teach it?   In Today's Headlines  PM grilled over ministers' future Questions over NSW flood death Suez ship jammed for at least a week Tokyo torch relay begins OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:11

EP61 - S2

25 Mar 21

Freezing your eggs to have a baby later in life

More and more women are freezing their eggs to have a baby later in life.   In fact, there’s been a 20 percent increase in the number of women freezing eggs, and it prompts the question….why?   Musician and broadcaster, Linda Marigliano’s podcast is called Tough Love.  This week she talks about HER egg freezing journey.  To give us the medical facts and figures, we’re joined by Dr Peter Illingworth -  Medical Director of IVF Australia.   All your questions answered in relation to freezing your eggs.   The pesto recipe will come later In Today's Headlines  Scandal-plagued ministers expected to move in re-shuffle NSW MP names himself as rape accused Two dead as massive flood clean-up begins Container ship stuck in Suez Canal  OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Freezing your eggs to have a baby later in life

More and more women are freezing their eggs to have a baby later in life.   In fact, there’s been a 20 percent increase in the number of women freezing eggs, and it prompts the question….why?   Musician and broadcaster, Linda Marigliano’s podcast is called Tough Love.  This week she talks about HER egg freezing journey.  To give us the medical facts and figures, we’re joined by Dr Peter Illingworth -  Medical Director of IVF Australia.   All your questions answered in relation to freezing your eggs.   The pesto recipe will come later In Today's Headlines  Scandal-plagued ministers expected to move in re-shuffle NSW MP names himself as rape accused Two dead as massive flood clean-up begins Container ship stuck in Suez Canal  OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:04

EP60 - S2

24 Mar 21

Locals being priced out of their own housing market

Covid showed people they could work from home – live in a regional centre or on the coast, and work in the city.   It’s meant a massive rise in house prices pretty much across the country.  It’s also meant locals are being priced out of their own market.  We’re joined by Byron Bay local Nicqui Yazdi who’s had to move to Lennox Head to find affordable housing; Tim McKibbin is CEO of the Real Estate Institute of NSW, who says he’s never seen anything like it.   Byron Bay councillor Sarah Ndiaye says the local community is in ruins.   Where do we draw the line?  Or is regional housing simply a reflection of the gentrification of country and coastal towns?  In Today's Headlines  MP Morrison forced to apologise to NewsCorp over sex allegations Rain eases as big flood clean-up begins Local AZ vaccine approved Ten dead in US mass shooting Festival cancels Union Jack artwork OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

Locals being priced out of their own housing market

Covid showed people they could work from home – live in a regional centre or on the coast, and work in the city.   It’s meant a massive rise in house prices pretty much across the country.  It’s also meant locals are being priced out of their own market.  We’re joined by Byron Bay local Nicqui Yazdi who’s had to move to Lennox Head to find affordable housing; Tim McKibbin is CEO of the Real Estate Institute of NSW, who says he’s never seen anything like it.   Byron Bay councillor Sarah Ndiaye says the local community is in ruins.   Where do we draw the line?  Or is regional housing simply a reflection of the gentrification of country and coastal towns?  In Today's Headlines  MP Morrison forced to apologise to NewsCorp over sex allegations Rain eases as big flood clean-up begins Local AZ vaccine approved Ten dead in US mass shooting Festival cancels Union Jack artwork OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

22:43

EP59 - S2

23 Mar 21

Should we follow NZ and set-up sex assault courts?

Tens of thousands of women marched in rallies and protests across Australia last week. They sought a renewed dialogue about misogyny, sexual assault and respect.   New Zealand established a specialised court ten years ago to deal sensitively with victims of sexual assault. Angela Lynch from the Women’s Legal Service of QLD joins us to talk about how the court works and why she’s leading a push to establish a similar court here in Australia.   It’s time to start treating victims of sexual assault with the care and respect they deserve – and it might just mean more perpetrators are brought to justice. In Today's Headlines  Weather crisis continues across Australia  More claims of sex romps in Canberra's parliament house PM under pressure over inquiry pause Former NRL and NFL star Jarryd Hayne found guilty of sexual assault NZ travel bubble talks continue OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

Should we follow NZ and set-up sex assault courts?

Tens of thousands of women marched in rallies and protests across Australia last week. They sought a renewed dialogue about misogyny, sexual assault and respect.   New Zealand established a specialised court ten years ago to deal sensitively with victims of sexual assault. Angela Lynch from the Women’s Legal Service of QLD joins us to talk about how the court works and why she’s leading a push to establish a similar court here in Australia.   It’s time to start treating victims of sexual assault with the care and respect they deserve – and it might just mean more perpetrators are brought to justice. In Today's Headlines  Weather crisis continues across Australia  More claims of sex romps in Canberra's parliament house PM under pressure over inquiry pause Former NRL and NFL star Jarryd Hayne found guilty of sexual assault NZ travel bubble talks continue OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

20:18

EP58 - S2

22 Mar 21

Introducing Brooke & Linda's Dream Club

Brooke Boney and Linda Marigliano, two of Australia’s most connected entertainment tastemakers, tell you what to think about the most important moments in culture this week.   Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club is a book club for film, TV, fashion, politics, society and culture, food, literature, gaming, travel, relationships and mental health. From the biggest stories of the week to the ones you need to know about, Brooke & Linda give their authentic insider opinions and tunnel into the deeper issues behind the moments. https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/brooke-and-lindas-dream-club  

Introducing Brooke & Linda's Dream Club

Brooke Boney and Linda Marigliano, two of Australia’s most connected entertainment tastemakers, tell you what to think about the most important moments in culture this week.   Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club is a book club for film, TV, fashion, politics, society and culture, food, literature, gaming, travel, relationships and mental health. From the biggest stories of the week to the ones you need to know about, Brooke & Linda give their authentic insider opinions and tunnel into the deeper issues behind the moments. https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/brooke-and-lindas-dream-club  

01:26

EP57 - S2

22 Mar 21

The emerging Covid crisis in Papua New Guinea

News bulletins all weekend featured stories about an emerging Covid crisis in Papua New Guinea. We’re told hospitals are overwhelmed and doctors and nurses are becoming infected daily.   We’re joined by Dr Gideon Kendino MBE, Manager of the Covid-19 National Control Centre in Port Moresby; and Kate Lyons, the Guardian Australia’s Pacific correspondent, to find out what’s going on, on the ground.   Australia is sending emergency supplies of the Covid vaccine and specialist medical teams to help manage the crisis. Is PNG’s emergency soon to become Australia’s emergency…?   In Today's Headlines  East coast flood crisis worsens Australia's vaccine rollout ramps up today TGA approves local production of AstraZeneca vaccine Two Australians detained in Myanmar OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The emerging Covid crisis in Papua New Guinea

News bulletins all weekend featured stories about an emerging Covid crisis in Papua New Guinea. We’re told hospitals are overwhelmed and doctors and nurses are becoming infected daily.   We’re joined by Dr Gideon Kendino MBE, Manager of the Covid-19 National Control Centre in Port Moresby; and Kate Lyons, the Guardian Australia’s Pacific correspondent, to find out what’s going on, on the ground.   Australia is sending emergency supplies of the Covid vaccine and specialist medical teams to help manage the crisis. Is PNG’s emergency soon to become Australia’s emergency…?   In Today's Headlines  East coast flood crisis worsens Australia's vaccine rollout ramps up today TGA approves local production of AstraZeneca vaccine Two Australians detained in Myanmar OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

18:41

EP56 - S2

21 Mar 21

The Weekend Briefing with Brooke Boney

Jamila Rizvi talks to Brooke Boney, a Gamilaroi Gomeroi woman who hangs out in the living rooms of a quarter of a million Australians every weekday morning as Today’s entertainment reporter on Channel 9.   She’s worked in the newsrooms of NITV, SBS and triple j, and is the co-host of ‘Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club’ with her best mate Linda Marigliano.   Jamila and Brooke discuss the importance of March 4 Justice, racism in the royal family and the necessity to use your platform to speak your truth.

The Weekend Briefing with Brooke Boney

Jamila Rizvi talks to Brooke Boney, a Gamilaroi Gomeroi woman who hangs out in the living rooms of a quarter of a million Australians every weekday morning as Today’s entertainment reporter on Channel 9.   She’s worked in the newsrooms of NITV, SBS and triple j, and is the co-host of ‘Brooke & Linda’s Dream Club’ with her best mate Linda Marigliano.   Jamila and Brooke discuss the importance of March 4 Justice, racism in the royal family and the necessity to use your platform to speak your truth.

20:44

EP55 - S2

19 Mar 21

Arab Spring: did social media ruin ‘the moment’?

A decade ago, the world watched the Arab world explode in a fever of protests and explosions. Millions marched in the streets to over-throw governments. But was it worth it?   Hossam el-Halamaway is an Egyptian journalist and blogger living in exile in Berlin. He says social media might have informed the world, but it didn’t help the protestors. Peter Greste, the Australian journalist who was imprisoned in Egypt for 400 days says social media promises change, but ultimately is only a lens to view the emerging story.   So where are we ten years after the Arab Spring, and what role did the new phenomena of social media play in the campaign? In Today's Headlines  EU watchdog says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe  Australia's vaccine rollout ramps up Newstart increase passes through the Senate Employment figures point to post-Covid jobs boom Mystery player in Sydney wins $50m Powerball prize The AFL season kicks off at the MCG OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Arab Spring: did social media ruin ‘the moment’?

A decade ago, the world watched the Arab world explode in a fever of protests and explosions. Millions marched in the streets to over-throw governments. But was it worth it?   Hossam el-Halamaway is an Egyptian journalist and blogger living in exile in Berlin. He says social media might have informed the world, but it didn’t help the protestors. Peter Greste, the Australian journalist who was imprisoned in Egypt for 400 days says social media promises change, but ultimately is only a lens to view the emerging story.   So where are we ten years after the Arab Spring, and what role did the new phenomena of social media play in the campaign? In Today's Headlines  EU watchdog says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe  Australia's vaccine rollout ramps up Newstart increase passes through the Senate Employment figures point to post-Covid jobs boom Mystery player in Sydney wins $50m Powerball prize The AFL season kicks off at the MCG OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:27

EP54 - S2

18 Mar 21

Should Australia follow Europe and pause the AstraZeneca jab?

Nations across Europe have paused the rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid jab after a handful of recipients suffered blood clots.  Australia is heavily invested in the vaccine.   Catherine Bennett - Deakin University Chair of Epidemiology joins us to assure Australians the vaccine is safe.  She says people get blood clots everyday – and it’s not a game-changer in terms of the effectiveness of the vaccine.   So where to for Australia?  And is the pause in the rollout actually a strategy to keep supply for the European countries?     In Today's Headlines  Health authorities reassure Australians vaccine is safe after allergic reactions European countries making threats against AstraZeneca, to secure vaccine supplies Anti-terror arrests in Victoria Trump v Markle in 2024?? OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Should Australia follow Europe and pause the AstraZeneca jab?

Nations across Europe have paused the rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid jab after a handful of recipients suffered blood clots.  Australia is heavily invested in the vaccine.   Catherine Bennett - Deakin University Chair of Epidemiology joins us to assure Australians the vaccine is safe.  She says people get blood clots everyday – and it’s not a game-changer in terms of the effectiveness of the vaccine.   So where to for Australia?  And is the pause in the rollout actually a strategy to keep supply for the European countries?     In Today's Headlines  Health authorities reassure Australians vaccine is safe after allergic reactions European countries making threats against AstraZeneca, to secure vaccine supplies Anti-terror arrests in Victoria Trump v Markle in 2024?? OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:27

EP53 - S2

17 Mar 21

Can you learn a musical instrument as an adult... and what does it do to your brain?

Covid has made us all anxious. We’re all seeking ways to be more mindful, more relaxed, more in touch with now. Could learning a musical instrument calm our nerves and leave 2020 behind??   55-year-old GT inherited a piano from his mother and he has not stopped playing since he took it up. He says it’s changed his life. George Washingmachine, one of Australia’s premier musicians, tells us music transforms lives – and you’re never too old to pick up an instrument. Joe Thompson, a music therapist runs a program teaching guitar to vets and ex-firies to help with their PTSD. He tells us it’s all about calm.   Learning a musical instrument could be the new you. And you’re never too old to do it.   In Today's Headlines  PNG Covid 'catastrophe' looms for Australia  Hunt, Kelly:  AstraZeneca vaccine is safe Prince Philip leaves hospital after four-week stay Coalition MP Nicolle Flint takes aim at ALP in farewell speech Facebook inks media deals with News Corp and Sky New OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Can you learn a musical instrument as an adult... and what does it do to your brain?

Covid has made us all anxious. We’re all seeking ways to be more mindful, more relaxed, more in touch with now. Could learning a musical instrument calm our nerves and leave 2020 behind??   55-year-old GT inherited a piano from his mother and he has not stopped playing since he took it up. He says it’s changed his life. George Washingmachine, one of Australia’s premier musicians, tells us music transforms lives – and you’re never too old to pick up an instrument. Joe Thompson, a music therapist runs a program teaching guitar to vets and ex-firies to help with their PTSD. He tells us it’s all about calm.   Learning a musical instrument could be the new you. And you’re never too old to do it.   In Today's Headlines  PNG Covid 'catastrophe' looms for Australia  Hunt, Kelly:  AstraZeneca vaccine is safe Prince Philip leaves hospital after four-week stay Coalition MP Nicolle Flint takes aim at ALP in farewell speech Facebook inks media deals with News Corp and Sky New OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

24:12

EP52 - S2

16 Mar 21

1979 Luna Park Ghost Train fire: Accident or arson?

Seven people, including six children, died in a horrific fire at Sydney’s Luna Park in 1979.  Investigators at the time found an electrical fault was to blame.   The ABC’s investigative journalist Caro Meldrum-Hannah is hosting a new three-part series investigating the blaze.  She found the survivors, who for the first time, have had a chance to tell their story.   The blaze erupted on a cold June night more than 40 years ago.   It has never been adequately investigated – until now. Was it an accident, or arson?  In Today's Headlines  Thousands rally across Australia in support of women’s rights Christian Porter sues the ABC for defamation Germany, France and Italy have suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine More protestor deaths in MyanmarOR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

1979 Luna Park Ghost Train fire: Accident or arson?

Seven people, including six children, died in a horrific fire at Sydney’s Luna Park in 1979.  Investigators at the time found an electrical fault was to blame.   The ABC’s investigative journalist Caro Meldrum-Hannah is hosting a new three-part series investigating the blaze.  She found the survivors, who for the first time, have had a chance to tell their story.   The blaze erupted on a cold June night more than 40 years ago.   It has never been adequately investigated – until now. Was it an accident, or arson?  In Today's Headlines  Thousands rally across Australia in support of women’s rights Christian Porter sues the ABC for defamation Germany, France and Italy have suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine More protestor deaths in MyanmarOR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:56

EP51 - S2

15 Mar 21

Will new online bullying laws impact sex workers?

The federal government is introducing strict new online bullying laws, designed to stop trolls.   The problem is, they powers are too broad.  The legislation will see sex workers, who advertise legitimately online, removed from most platforms.  Lucie B is a QLD-based sex worker.  She says it will impact her ability to make an honest living.  Jarryd Bartle is a lawyer specialising in this space.  He says the new laws are being prepared without adequate consultation.   We’re all for stopping online bullying, but not if it’s at the expense of a totally legitimate industry.   In Today's Headlines  PM receives second Covid jab as new cases emerge Labor ahead in latest Newspoll after storming to victory in WA More protests in London in wake of woman's murder Women's rights protests across Australia today OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Will new online bullying laws impact sex workers?

The federal government is introducing strict new online bullying laws, designed to stop trolls.   The problem is, they powers are too broad.  The legislation will see sex workers, who advertise legitimately online, removed from most platforms.  Lucie B is a QLD-based sex worker.  She says it will impact her ability to make an honest living.  Jarryd Bartle is a lawyer specialising in this space.  He says the new laws are being prepared without adequate consultation.   We’re all for stopping online bullying, but not if it’s at the expense of a totally legitimate industry.   In Today's Headlines  PM receives second Covid jab as new cases emerge Labor ahead in latest Newspoll after storming to victory in WA More protests in London in wake of woman's murder Women's rights protests across Australia today OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:16

EP50 - S2

14 Mar 21

The Weekend Briefing with Eddie Perfect

Jamila Rizvi talks to Eddie Perfect, the Australian who took over Broadway with his musical adaptations of Beetlejuice and King Kong.   He rose to Australian prominence as Mick Holland on Channel 10’s Offspring and a host of Playschool, all while proving himself as an esteemed comedian, performer, lyricist and writer - there’s not much Eddie doesn’t do.   Now residing back in Melbourne, Jamila learns about Eddie’s move from New York, his Broadway successes and failures and the state of the Arts from COVID-19.

The Weekend Briefing with Eddie Perfect

Jamila Rizvi talks to Eddie Perfect, the Australian who took over Broadway with his musical adaptations of Beetlejuice and King Kong.   He rose to Australian prominence as Mick Holland on Channel 10’s Offspring and a host of Playschool, all while proving himself as an esteemed comedian, performer, lyricist and writer - there’s not much Eddie doesn’t do.   Now residing back in Melbourne, Jamila learns about Eddie’s move from New York, his Broadway successes and failures and the state of the Arts from COVID-19.

19:47

EP49 - S2

12 Mar 21

The Firm: an insider’s take on the royal family

This week has been one of the most tumultuous weeks in the British monarchy’s history.   We take a look behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Kensington Palace. Harry & Meghan kept referring to The Firm in their Oprah interview. Juliet Rieden is the Women’s Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief and Royal Correspondent.   She takes us behind the walls of the palaces to find out who really pulls the strings. You’ll be surprised who is responsible for curtsy training.   In Today's Headlines  Prince William speaks out in defence of the royal family Australia's Covid vaccine rollout now likely to run into 2022 More protest deaths in Myanmar as Aung San Suu Kyi accused of bribery NSW says QLD should not get cheap flights after border closures OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The Firm: an insider’s take on the royal family

This week has been one of the most tumultuous weeks in the British monarchy’s history.   We take a look behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Kensington Palace. Harry & Meghan kept referring to The Firm in their Oprah interview. Juliet Rieden is the Women’s Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief and Royal Correspondent.   She takes us behind the walls of the palaces to find out who really pulls the strings. You’ll be surprised who is responsible for curtsy training.   In Today's Headlines  Prince William speaks out in defence of the royal family Australia's Covid vaccine rollout now likely to run into 2022 More protest deaths in Myanmar as Aung San Suu Kyi accused of bribery NSW says QLD should not get cheap flights after border closures OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:30

EP48 - S2

11 Mar 21

Australia's new defamation laws and you

State governments across the country are changing defamation provisions. The laws haven’t been updated since 2005, when Facebook was still a frat house idea, and Twitter didn’t even exist. John-Paul Cashen from Thomson Geer Lawyers joins us to explain what the new laws mean for everyday Australians. Will they stifle, or encourage free speech? Today’s episode is an ‘explainer’ – a chance to dive deeper into the new laws determining what you can say about others, in the media and online.   In Today's Headlines  Commonwealth to fund cut price airfares to rejuvenate tourism industry Victorian coal-fired power plant to be replaced by giant battery Meghan Markle complained to ITV over Piers Morgan's comments  OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

Australia's new defamation laws and you

State governments across the country are changing defamation provisions. The laws haven’t been updated since 2005, when Facebook was still a frat house idea, and Twitter didn’t even exist. John-Paul Cashen from Thomson Geer Lawyers joins us to explain what the new laws mean for everyday Australians. Will they stifle, or encourage free speech? Today’s episode is an ‘explainer’ – a chance to dive deeper into the new laws determining what you can say about others, in the media and online.   In Today's Headlines  Commonwealth to fund cut price airfares to rejuvenate tourism industry Victorian coal-fired power plant to be replaced by giant battery Meghan Markle complained to ITV over Piers Morgan's comments  OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

20:30

EP47 - S2

10 Mar 21

Why are we so effing tired....?

We’re more burned-out than ever before. A pandemic and back to back climate crises have left us fed-up and exhausted.   We’re joined today by the American GP and author Dr Amy Shah to find out why we’re so effing tired all the time. Is it diet? Or are some of us more prone to exhaustion than others?   It’s time for all of us to shake of the burden of tiredness. Find out how, today.   In Todays Headlines  Buckingham Palace responds to claims made in Harry & Meghan's Oprah interview Meghan's dad weighs in on racism claims MPs and ministers in hospital around the country Kylie Moore-Gilbert breaks her silence on Iran detention OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Why are we so effing tired....?

We’re more burned-out than ever before. A pandemic and back to back climate crises have left us fed-up and exhausted.   We’re joined today by the American GP and author Dr Amy Shah to find out why we’re so effing tired all the time. Is it diet? Or are some of us more prone to exhaustion than others?   It’s time for all of us to shake of the burden of tiredness. Find out how, today.   In Todays Headlines  Buckingham Palace responds to claims made in Harry & Meghan's Oprah interview Meghan's dad weighs in on racism claims MPs and ministers in hospital around the country Kylie Moore-Gilbert breaks her silence on Iran detention OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:57

EP46 - S2

9 Mar 21

Why would anyone become a politician...?

Canberra has erupted with claims of toxic culture in the federal parliament – and the states are no better. So why would anyone choose to become a politician.   We’re joined by WA MP Anne Aly who freely admits she’s not watched Question Time before being elected an MP.   What’s the future look like in Canberra? Is it time the toxic culture in the corridors of parliaments – both federal and states – is overturned once and for all? In Todays Headlines  Fallout continues from Harry & Meghan's bombshell interview Former foreign minister Julie Bishop backs SA Coroner's inquiry Businesses to get funding to hire tradies Massive covid savings to fuel economic recovery OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

Why would anyone become a politician...?

Canberra has erupted with claims of toxic culture in the federal parliament – and the states are no better. So why would anyone choose to become a politician.   We’re joined by WA MP Anne Aly who freely admits she’s not watched Question Time before being elected an MP.   What’s the future look like in Canberra? Is it time the toxic culture in the corridors of parliaments – both federal and states – is overturned once and for all? In Todays Headlines  Fallout continues from Harry & Meghan's bombshell interview Former foreign minister Julie Bishop backs SA Coroner's inquiry Businesses to get funding to hire tradies Massive covid savings to fuel economic recovery OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

22:56

EP45 - S2

8 Mar 21

Should robots manage Covid-19 quarantine?

The Victorian government is considering using robots to patrol the corridors of hotels where people are in quarantine to contain the coronavirus.   We’re joined by Bryan Goudsblom, CEO of Monjon Australia, the security company behind the robots. He says they’re the next frontier of technology and have a part to play in the country’s future.   So will robots take your job? Will they be effective corridor monitors? Are we talking Hal from Space Odyssey or R2D2? The robots are coming. In Todays Headlines  4500 GPs sign up to be part of the national Covid-19 rollout The world awaits the Harry & Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey Australia cuts defence aid to Myanmar OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Should robots manage Covid-19 quarantine?

The Victorian government is considering using robots to patrol the corridors of hotels where people are in quarantine to contain the coronavirus.   We’re joined by Bryan Goudsblom, CEO of Monjon Australia, the security company behind the robots. He says they’re the next frontier of technology and have a part to play in the country’s future.   So will robots take your job? Will they be effective corridor monitors? Are we talking Hal from Space Odyssey or R2D2? The robots are coming. In Todays Headlines  4500 GPs sign up to be part of the national Covid-19 rollout The world awaits the Harry & Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey Australia cuts defence aid to Myanmar OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

17:33

EP44 - S2

7 Mar 21

The Weekend Briefing with Grace Tame

Grace Tame made national headlines again this week after addressing the National Press Club amidst federal government sexual abuse allegations.    Jamila Rizvi talks to the 2021 Australian of the Year who is leading the fight for survivors of sexual abuse to be allowed to tell their own stories.   At 15-years-old, Grace Tame was abused by her high school maths teacher. While the media was permitted to talk about her legal case, laws in Tasmania prevented her from speaking publicly.   She’s been fighting to change these archaic laws since she was personally granted a Supreme Court exemption to speak her truth in 2019.   Grace talks about her personal journey of speaking on her terms and learning to love herself. She also touches on the media cycle, the recent allegations of sexual abuse in federal parliament and the culture in workplaces for such power imbalances to take place.

The Weekend Briefing with Grace Tame

Grace Tame made national headlines again this week after addressing the National Press Club amidst federal government sexual abuse allegations.    Jamila Rizvi talks to the 2021 Australian of the Year who is leading the fight for survivors of sexual abuse to be allowed to tell their own stories.   At 15-years-old, Grace Tame was abused by her high school maths teacher. While the media was permitted to talk about her legal case, laws in Tasmania prevented her from speaking publicly.   She’s been fighting to change these archaic laws since she was personally granted a Supreme Court exemption to speak her truth in 2019.   Grace talks about her personal journey of speaking on her terms and learning to love herself. She also touches on the media cycle, the recent allegations of sexual abuse in federal parliament and the culture in workplaces for such power imbalances to take place.

19:59

EP43 - S2

5 Mar 21

A nun and eight students walk into a courtroom…

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke but that’s exactly what happened this week when a group of teenagers and an 86-year-old nun took on the Environment Minister in the Federal Court.   The case kicked off Tuesday in Melbourne and will wrap next week.   We’re joined by Sister Brigid Arthur and one of the students, Tom Webster Arbizu, to find out how it’s going and why the case could have dramatic implications for the future of the country’s energy.   In Todays Headlines  Victim's family pressuring PM to call independent inquiry into Porter allegations Linda Reynolds under pressure over 'lying cow' comments Italy has reportedly stopped 250,000 Covid vaccines headed for Australia OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

A nun and eight students walk into a courtroom…

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke but that’s exactly what happened this week when a group of teenagers and an 86-year-old nun took on the Environment Minister in the Federal Court.   The case kicked off Tuesday in Melbourne and will wrap next week.   We’re joined by Sister Brigid Arthur and one of the students, Tom Webster Arbizu, to find out how it’s going and why the case could have dramatic implications for the future of the country’s energy.   In Todays Headlines  Victim's family pressuring PM to call independent inquiry into Porter allegations Linda Reynolds under pressure over 'lying cow' comments Italy has reportedly stopped 250,000 Covid vaccines headed for Australia OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

19:35

EP42 - S2

4 Mar 21

Why don’t men speak out about sexual assault?

A second look at the sexual assault crisis in private schools and why we don’t hear men’s voices in the discussions about toxic masculinity.   We’re joined by Louis, a 19-year-old former school leader who left school in 2019.  He sheds light on what’s going on in schools right now.  Rob Sturrock, author of the book Man Raises Boy, talks about the conversations we need to have.   A crisis is a culture needing change.  Could 2021 and the recent private school expose bring much-needed generational change?   In Todays Headlines  Attorney-General Christian Porter denies sexual assault allegations Linda Reynolds does not deny calling Brittany Higgins a "lying cow" New Covid-19 strain detected in Queensland New push to release convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Why don’t men speak out about sexual assault?

A second look at the sexual assault crisis in private schools and why we don’t hear men’s voices in the discussions about toxic masculinity.   We’re joined by Louis, a 19-year-old former school leader who left school in 2019.  He sheds light on what’s going on in schools right now.  Rob Sturrock, author of the book Man Raises Boy, talks about the conversations we need to have.   A crisis is a culture needing change.  Could 2021 and the recent private school expose bring much-needed generational change?   In Todays Headlines  Attorney-General Christian Porter denies sexual assault allegations Linda Reynolds does not deny calling Brittany Higgins a "lying cow" New Covid-19 strain detected in Queensland New push to release convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingSUBSCRIBE  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:13

EP41 - S2

3 Mar 21

The sexual assault crisis in private schools

The private school system in Sydney has been rocked by thousands of claims of sexual assault.   We’re joined by the former Kambala student Chanel Contos who has collated a dossier of names and experiences, she says, highlights a culture of toxic masculinity in private schools.   Why do private schools cultivate a toxic culture in relation to the treatment of young women? Chanel tells us it’s part of life. It’s time for change. In Todays Headlines  Minister in rape allegations to identify himself today NSW to issue vaccine certificates Tributes flow for Aussie music guru Michael Gudinski Remains found at Mollymook on NSW south coast not Melissa Caddick's OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingYT  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The sexual assault crisis in private schools

The private school system in Sydney has been rocked by thousands of claims of sexual assault.   We’re joined by the former Kambala student Chanel Contos who has collated a dossier of names and experiences, she says, highlights a culture of toxic masculinity in private schools.   Why do private schools cultivate a toxic culture in relation to the treatment of young women? Chanel tells us it’s part of life. It’s time for change. In Todays Headlines  Minister in rape allegations to identify himself today NSW to issue vaccine certificates Tributes flow for Aussie music guru Michael Gudinski Remains found at Mollymook on NSW south coast not Melissa Caddick's OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingYT  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:25

EP40 - S2

2 Mar 21

Are we on the brink of an underbelly-style gang war?

Three high profile shootings in Sydney already this year have raised fears about a wave of gang violence.    Two of the shootings involved innocent bystanders... a nurse almost died after being shot, the wrong guy was shot dead after a boxing match and a senior gang member was brazenly shot dead while sitting in his car, all in the space of a few weeks between late January and mid-February.    Former NSW organised crime detective Ryan Jeffcoat joins us to find out if Sydney’s on the cusp of an underbelly style gangland war... and what police are doing to keep people safe. In Todays Headlines  Former PM Turnbull says rape accused minister should identify himself More remains found in search for Melissa Caddick Aussie house prices rise 2.1% in March, largest rise since 2003 Harry & Meghan sit down with Oprah Winfrey OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingYT  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Are we on the brink of an underbelly-style gang war?

Three high profile shootings in Sydney already this year have raised fears about a wave of gang violence.    Two of the shootings involved innocent bystanders... a nurse almost died after being shot, the wrong guy was shot dead after a boxing match and a senior gang member was brazenly shot dead while sitting in his car, all in the space of a few weeks between late January and mid-February.    Former NSW organised crime detective Ryan Jeffcoat joins us to find out if Sydney’s on the cusp of an underbelly style gangland war... and what police are doing to keep people safe. In Todays Headlines  Former PM Turnbull says rape accused minister should identify himself More remains found in search for Melissa Caddick Aussie house prices rise 2.1% in March, largest rise since 2003 Harry & Meghan sit down with Oprah Winfrey OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingYT  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:02

EP39 - S2

1 Mar 21

Could a young mum’s murder lead to new DV laws?

Australia was rocked by the murder of Brisbane mother Hannah Clarke and her three children.  Her estranged husband breached an AVO and killed them as Hannah drove the children to school.   Hannah’s death has prompted governments across the country to look into creating coercive control laws.   Hannah’s mother Sue joins us to talk about the last year and the impact on the family.  Author and journalist Jess Hill talks about the push to legislate new laws to protect victims, who are often too frightened to speak out.   In Todays Headlines  Fresh rape claims rock Canberra More questions about the last days of Melissa Caddick 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Australia One in five Australians can't raise $1000 in case of emergency OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingYT  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU     

Could a young mum’s murder lead to new DV laws?

Australia was rocked by the murder of Brisbane mother Hannah Clarke and her three children.  Her estranged husband breached an AVO and killed them as Hannah drove the children to school.   Hannah’s death has prompted governments across the country to look into creating coercive control laws.   Hannah’s mother Sue joins us to talk about the last year and the impact on the family.  Author and journalist Jess Hill talks about the push to legislate new laws to protect victims, who are often too frightened to speak out.   In Todays Headlines  Fresh rape claims rock Canberra More questions about the last days of Melissa Caddick 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Australia One in five Australians can't raise $1000 in case of emergency OR watch Today's Headlines on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TheBriefingYT  Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU     

16:59

EP38 - S2

28 Feb 21

The Weekend Briefing with Marc Fennell

Jamila Rizvi talks to Marc Fennell about the future of movies, the rise of streaming services, and what Marc has planned next.     We consume more content than ever before, with each medium receiving less of our exclusive focus. Going to the cinemas is becoming rarer and after its hard hit from coronavirus, will the industry bounce back?    Movie buff Marc Fennell gives his expert opinion on how the pandemic will change the way we experience film and how the content itself will evolve, as well as letting us in on his personal relationship with cinema.  

The Weekend Briefing with Marc Fennell

Jamila Rizvi talks to Marc Fennell about the future of movies, the rise of streaming services, and what Marc has planned next.     We consume more content than ever before, with each medium receiving less of our exclusive focus. Going to the cinemas is becoming rarer and after its hard hit from coronavirus, will the industry bounce back?    Movie buff Marc Fennell gives his expert opinion on how the pandemic will change the way we experience film and how the content itself will evolve, as well as letting us in on his personal relationship with cinema.  

18:03

EP37 - S2

26 Feb 21

SPECIAL BREAKING NEWS EPISODE: Melissa Caddick found dead

NSW Police announced this morning the missing financial adviser Melissa Caddick's remains have been found. A shoe containing a decomposed foot washed up on a beach near Tathra on the NSW South Coast. We bring you the details of the police press conference and the back story that led to one of the biggest missing person stories in recent history, We brought you the story two weeks ago - today, a dramatic update.  

SPECIAL BREAKING NEWS EPISODE: Melissa Caddick found dead

NSW Police announced this morning the missing financial adviser Melissa Caddick's remains have been found. A shoe containing a decomposed foot washed up on a beach near Tathra on the NSW South Coast. We bring you the details of the police press conference and the back story that led to one of the biggest missing person stories in recent history, We brought you the story two weeks ago - today, a dramatic update.  

06:24

EP36 - S2

25 Feb 21


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