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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.

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    • Jan 5, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Tennis superstar stuck in limbo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 20:00

    World Number One Novak Djokovic stuck at Melbourne Airport as the Victorian Government refuses to support the tennis superstar's entry into Australia

    Elderly forced to isolate due to COVID threat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 20:00

    There's a rush to get booster shots for the elderly as some aged care facilities are forced to confine residents to their rooms because of the COVID threat.

    Will boosters stop Omicron?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 20:00

    4 million more Australians are eligible for vaccine boosters today - will it stop the spread of the Omicron variant?;

    Record numbers hospitalised with COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 20:00

    More Australians hospitalised with COVID than ever before as staff shortages put further strains on an overburdened system;

    Omicron dampens New Year's Eve spirit

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 20:00

    Shorter isolation times and more rapid testing, will changes to Australia's pandemic policies help or just put more stress on the health system?

    'Tsunami of Cases': Omicron swamps the globe

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 20:00

    A snap meeting of national cabinet today will try to come up with some guidelines about when to use rapid antigen tests, as governments try to shift the way we're managing the country's record numbers of COVID cases.

    Where are the COVID-boosters for disability care homes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 26:40

    COVID-outbreaks are once again emerging in residential disability care.

    Blunders and delays in COVID tests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 30:00

    More testing blunders as long waiting times for COVID tests and results continue.

    Hospitals under Omicron strain

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 20:00

    Australia's health systems under increasing pressure as Australians live with the virus

    Tens of thousands in Christmas COVID isolation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 20:00

    Almost two years since the COVID outbreak began, tens of thousands of Australians are spending Christmas in isolation, as daily COVID cases hit a fresh record;

    Booster push as COVID cases hit new record

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 20:00

    As New South Wales reintroduces QR check in codes, Western Australia mandates booster shot;

    National cabinet to discuss COVID booster program

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 20:00

    New modelling predicting how quickly the Omicron wave of COVID cases could climb will be presented to today's national cabinet meeting and a discussion about whether to speed up the booster program

    WHO sounds warning over spreading Omicron

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 20:00

    There'll be an emergency meeting of National Cabinet tomorrow to discuss the Omicron variant, as the World Health Organisation suggests cancelling some festive events because of its spread

    Scramble for COVID rapid tests and boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 20:00

    Health authorities are encouraging us to do rapid COVID tests before seeing friends and family over the holiday break, but in some areas they're proving tricky to find

    Heartbroken Devonport community mourns 5 children

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 20:00

    The Tasmanian community of Devonport is grieving the deaths of five primary school children after a jumping castle was swept away by a wind gust.

    Surge in demand for COVID boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 20:00

    Sydney pharmacies reporting that COVID booster supplies are being used up quickly, as demand surges;

    Tasmania latest state to reopen border

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 20:00

    Twenty-two months since Tasmania first shut its border, the state is re-opening to travellers from across the country

    Omicron takes hold in London

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 20:00

    As Omicron takes hold in the UK capital, sparking a rush for booster jabs. the federal government announces the Moderna vaccine could be made in Victoria.

    Qld border finally reopens to southern states

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 20:00

    After months of restrictions, and just in time for Christmas, Queensland has finally reopened its border to all fully vaccinated travellers from southern states;

    Jab for kids gets final green light

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 20:00

    COVID vaccines given the final green light for five to eleven year olds as anxious parents seek the details

    COVID boosters critical against Omicron, Pfizer suggests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 20:00

    Preliminary data suggests people with only two COVID vaccine doses are less protected against Omicron variant

    Government offers to wipe university debt for doctors

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 20:00

    The federal government is trying to lure more more doctors and nurses to regional areas by offering to wipe their university debt.

    US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 20:00

    Two months out from the Beijing Winter Olympics, the United States says it won't send government or diplomatic officials in a protest against human rights abuses in China - Australia hasn't decided whether to follow.

    US prepares to fast track Omicron vaccine

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 20:00

    US health authorities say they'll fast-track the approval of a vaccine to specifically treat the Omicron variant of COVID-19

    Government limps towards summer break

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 20:00

    Alan Tudge steps down from Cabinet as the Government takes stock after a rocky end to the parliamentary year;

    Are we doing enough to stop COVID in the developing world?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 20:00

    Some of Australia's most eminent scientists and business figures urge the fed Government to do more to help developing nations get vaccinated.

    Parliament to scrutinise toxic social media content

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 20:00

    A Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram and Twitter under the parliamentary microscope ... an inquiry set to examine toxic material on social media;

    Will we need a new vaccine for Omicron-variant?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 20:00

    There are many unanswered questions about the Omicron-variant but in some reassuring news scientists say if a new vaccine is needed it can happen quickly - in as little as three months.

    Are we ready for the Omicron-variant?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 20:00

    The COVID-Omicron variant is here in Australia - should we be worried or will our high vaccination rates save us from more Pandemic stress?;

    Solomon Islands PM vows to "defend democracy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 20:00

    Specialist Australian police have arrived in Solomon Islands to help quell violent protests which have left a trail of destruction in the capital Honiara

    Dozens of migrants drown in English Channel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 20:00

    At least 31 people have died after their dinghy capsized while crossing the Channel from France to Britain, in the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the waters separating the countries.

    PM to introduce contentious religious discrimination laws tomorrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 20:00

    Some religious groups have backed contentious religious discrimination laws, but civil rights organisations remain opposed;

    Coalition backbench rebellions grows

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 20:00

    There's a growing group of Coalition backbenchers who are threatening to vote routinely against contentious Government legislation until the Prime Minister agrees to overturn state vaccination mandates.

    Government faces vote drama in final sitting weeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 20:00

    With an election looming, federal parliament sits for the final time this year and votes on contentious bills are set to go down to the wire;

    High School students scouted to fill teacher shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 20:00

    A teacher shortage hits regional New South Wales - how high school students are being scouted to help solve it

    Pandemic travel corridor about to open

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 20:00

    Australia launches its first international tourism campaign since the pandemic began.

    Labor's pledge to deliver faster internet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 20:00

    Labor is making an election pitch to deliver faster internet to 1.5 million Australian households

    Former Trump advisor facing prison sentence

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 20:00

    Donald Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon is remaining defiant after appearing in court over his refusal to co-operate with a committee investigating the January 6th attack on the US Capitol.

    Has the death knell been sounded for coal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 20:00

    Boris Johnson hails the success of the UN Climate Summit saying it sounds the 'death knell' for coal power despite its final agreement being watered down from 'phase out' to 'phase down'.

    Race towards deadline at UN Climate Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 20:00

    As the clock winds down on the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the race is on to reach an agreement.

    US and China strike historic accord on climate change.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 20:00

    The US and China say they'll work together to achieve the goal of keeping temperature rises below one and a half degrees.

    New 1bn fund to fund low emissions technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 20:00

    The Federal Government's releasing more of its climate change policies today, promising to invest 500 million dollars in a new low emissions technologies fund with another 500 million raised by the private sector.

    Government unveils plan to get more electric vehicles on the road

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 20:00

    More charging stations but no subsidies to make them cheaper - will the Government's strategy get more electric cars on our roads?;

    Australia's COVID-vaccine booster programs kicks into gear

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 20:00

    Australia's booster program will scale up significantly from today, with all Australians now eligible.

    NSW/Victoria Border opens as Australia heads towards vaccination milestone.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 20:00

    The Victoria-NSW Border opens up as Australia heads towards a major vaccination milestone ... but parts of the Top End are in lock down after a case of COVID community transmission

    Police continue investigation into Cleo Smith's abduction

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 20:00

    Rescued 4 year old Cleo Smith spends her first night back with her family, as a long police investigation into her disappearance begins.

    Australia refuses to sign methane reduction pledge

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 20:00

    As world leaders leave the UN climate talks in Glasgow, Australia refuses to join a global coalition to reduce methane emissions;

    Doomsday warning as world leaders discuss climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 20:00

    The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson compares the world's climate crisis to a James Bond movie where the doomsday clock is at a minute to midnight.

    French President says PM lied about submarine contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 20:00

    There's been a dramatic escalation in the tensions between France and Australia, with French President Emmanuel Macron accusing Scott Morrison of lying about the decision to cancel a massive submarine contract

    Oil company bosses grilled about climate change record

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 20:00

    Ahead of the UN climate talks, the bosses of some of the world's biggest oil companies have been grilled by the U-S Congress over their environmental records;

    US begins legal appeal to extradite Assange

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 20:00

    Lawyers representing the United States tell a London court that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could serve a prison sentence in Australia.

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