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Australia’s fastest growing daily news podcast, The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you.  All in under 20 minutes. Hosted by Tom Tilley and co-hosts Jan Fran, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette Lattouf and Jamila Rizvi. Published Monday to Saturday at 6am, this is the go-to podcast for Australian’s looking for a thorough briefing on the news of the day.  For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

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    What is going on in Iran?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 22:48


    What's happening in Iran? We look into the death of Iranian woman Mahsa Amini and why it's causing so much anger in Iran and around the world.  We chat to Naz Almasi, who was arrested at the age of 18 for participating in protests in Iran. She is deeply concerned about her friends and family who have no way of communicating with the outside world with intermittent or no internet access. Naz says "any act of protest is illegal and it has very violent consequences" and wants the international community and leaders to act.   Headlines: - Covid isolation could be scrapped - Russia to announce its annexation of parts of Ukraine - Australian advisor to Myanmar sentenced - Coolio has died age 59 - Queen's death revealed - Indigenous voice referendum to be held in next financial year   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Dangerous or desperate? Putin's double down in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 20:16


    Last week Vladimir Putin announced that he was calling up 300k reservists to fight in the war in Ukraine and is threatening nuclear action once again.  So how concerned should we be, and is Putin "a cornered rat?" We speak to Peter Hartcher, the international editor of The Age and SMH newspapers and ask has Vladimir Putin become more dangerous, more desperate or both?    Headlines: - Albo promises cybersecurity overhaul - Hawks: Clarkson concerned about fair process - 50k sign petition to keep name of Maroondah hospital - Nicho Hynes named Dally M winner   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Where are the conservative women going?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 18:45


    Charlotte Mortlock - Former Sky News journalist, is behind the drive called Hilma's Network to get more women in politics.  Mortlock thinks more women need to be involved in the Liberal party at a grass roots level for change to occur at the top.  The former journo decided to start a network with one goal: flood the Liberal party with women and bring young women back to the conservative side of politics. Headlines: - States act to help Optus customers get new IDs  - Nation anti-corruption commission legislation to be introduced today - Moscow sham elections have 96% wanting to be part of Russia - Fuel excise cut to end - NASA Space craft smashes into an asteroid   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Has the Bali bombmaker been deradicalised?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 21:01


    On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Bali bombings, the bombmaker Umar Patek became eligible for parole.  Patek had his sentence reduced last month with Indonesian authorities claiming he's been “deradicalised.” Patek has served 11 of his 20-year sentence for mixing chemicals used in the attacks that killed 202 people in 2002.  We find out what's involved in a deradicalisation program with Greg Barton, a Professor in Global Islamic Politics from Deakin University, and whether they can actually work.   Headlines: - Optus could face class action - Gambling ad crackdown - ADHD could end up on NDIS - School shooting in Russia - Australia plays major role in NASA experiment   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mystery USB stick reveals cosmetic surgery nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 20:44


    They have been dubbed "cosmetic cowboys" and now the federal government is reining them in. Antoinette Lattouf talks to investigative journalist Adele Ferguson about the numerous patients that have spoken out about the painful and permanent damage they have suffered due to poor practices in Australia's cosmetic surgery industry. And their stories have not been in vain.  Health ministers across the country have now agreed to a series of reforms to clean up the sector to ensure doctors providing cosmetic procedures are appropriately qualified and working to the highest health and safety standards. Headlines: - NSW still on flood watch - Former surf star Chris Davidson dies after an alleged one punch attack - Perth man behind bars in Bali for alleged drug smuggling - Woman hit by rollercoaster at Melbourne Royal Show - It's been a mega weekend of sport Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Nakkiah Lui's biggest role yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 30:50


    Nakkiah Lui is an actor, writer and comedian. She is a Gamilaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman who is well known as a passionate, determined advocate for the rights and equality of First Nations people. She has an outstanding number of artistic achievements. You will recognise her from TV shows including Black Comedy, Preppers, Kiki and Kitty and Get Krackin or follow her witty, acerbic takes on Twitter.In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Nakkiah Lui discuss everything from motherhood, diversity in the Australian media and the backlash of portraying fictional characters.    THE WEEKEND LIST: DO: ⚠️ BeReal App ⚠️ DO: Follow Instagram page - @pizza_night_ READ: The Real Story of the Birth of Fall Out Boy - Rolling Stone DO: BIG4 Holiday Park    Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Aussie invention that lets you type using your mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 22:04


    Imagine you could control digital devices using just the power of thought. Although it's a little more complex than that, an implantable brain-computer interface is essentially trying to do just that.  There have been some promising trials in New York where, in a world-first, a person who is severely paralysed was implanted with this new brain-computer technology. Now 20 patients in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast are getting onboard. Professor Nicholas Opie is a biomedical engineer and he's also the co-founder of this new technology the Stentrode implant Headlines: - The Queen's memorial day wraps up- Russians flee after Putin announces conscription- Optus investigates major hack- Hawthorn allegations rock AFL Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why are crime rates falling?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 18:45


    Did you know crime statistics in Australia have been steadily falling over the last 20 years. We are now living arguably some of our safest lives ever. We speak with former director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn about how this has happened, and why our perception of crime could be out of whack. Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The campaign to bring back the Tasmanian Tiger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 21:26


    A campaign has been launched to bring back the Tasmanian Tiger; the carnivorous marsupial extinct in Australia since the 1930s. Despite hundreds of sightings in ensuing years, the Tassie Tiger – or thylacine – is now a distant memory. Colossal Biosciences is a tech and investment company in the US – and it's recruited people like Paris Hilton and the Hemsworth brothers to invest in its project to re-wild the Tassie Tiger.  We're joined by Ben Lamm, founder and CEO of Colossal Biosciences who explains why they chose the thylacine – and what it would mean for Tasmania's native animal population and environment, if it's re-introduced to the wilds of the Apple Isle.  In today's Briefing, the campaign to bring back the Tasmanian Tiger.  Headlines: - Podcast triggers release on Adnan Syed- $50b windfall for federal budget- QLD government to look into forensic lab results- Flooding forecast for east coast Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Pre-bunking: how to identify misinformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 22:03


    Google is trying out pre-bunking techniques in a number of eastern European countries after a study found pre-bunking helped ‘inoculate' people against misinformation.  The study showed 30,000 participants cartoons explaining some of the most common manipulation techniques- and later asked them about the tactics.  We speak with Jon Roozenbeek, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University's Social Decision-Making Lab about how the study works and if this could help fight the deluge of misinformation online. Headlines: - The Queen is laid to rest - States scrap masks on public transport  - QLD police to stop using spithoods - Japan typhoon downgraded Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Indigenous perspectives on the Queen's funeral

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 20:46


    The Queen's funeral is tonight and it's expected to be the most-watched television event of all time. Four billion people are expected to tune in. It will be the end of an era in Australia with King Charles III taking over from his mother. So what will it mean for Indigenous Australians? Our very own Rhianna Patrick, a Torres Strait Islander, tells us about her connection with the Queen and how growing up, she had a fascination with the monarch and royal family. We're also joined by Blak Douglas, an Indigenous artist who won this year's Archibald Prize, who has an entirely different perspective. He says Australia's continued support for the monarchy is salt in the wounds of First Nations people. In this episode of the Briefing, Indigenous perspectives on the Queen's funeral Headlines: - The Queen's funeral tonight- A massive typhoon has made landfall in Japan- Australia's biggest Childcare provider is offering incentives to entice workers- Patrick Cripps takes home the Brownlow medal  Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hugh Van Cuylenburg is a resilient work in progress.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 28:00


    Hugh Van Cuylenburg is a bestselling author and co-host of the popular podcast, The Imperfects.   Hugh works in the area of resilience, through his podcast and books, he's worked with everyone from school kids to football stars on how to live a more resilient life.   In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Hugh Van Cuylenburg discuss embracing the current season of your life, the power of resilience and the importance of everyone, but men in particular, sharing their emotions and allowing each other to be vulnerable.   THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: Me Time (Netflix) DO: Finalist 2022 Australian Life Photography Competition in Hyde Park 15th Sept – 9thOct DO: Get a Frank Green Water bottle and stay hydrated! LISTEN: The Imperfects - Podcast   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    ARIA Awards respond to accusations of institutional racism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 20:30


    Rapper Tasman Keith says the ARIA Awards should be judged on art, not charts. Is he right?  Keith posted a lengthy explainer on how the ARIA Awards are not based on merit, they're based on sales this week.  ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd joins us to explain why those claims are not quite right, but the awards could do more to acknowledge artists who fly under the radar.  We're also joined by ARIA judge and music journo Sosefina Fuamoli, who says the awards probably don't adequately recognise artists who don't have big record company backing. It's a complicated issue.  In today's Briefing, Tasman Keith says the ARIA Awards should be judged on art, not charts. Is he right?  Headlines: - Roger Federer announces retirement- William says Queen's procession reminded him of Diana's- Xi and Putin meet in Uzbekistan- WHO says end of pandemic in sight Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Six months of Russian sanctions: the real impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 21:57


    Since Russia invaded Ukraine, a wide range of sanctions has been imposed by western countries. Sanctions are penalties imposed by one country on another, to stop it acting aggressively, or breaking international law.     We're joined by David Uren - an economic analyst and commentator with the Australian   Strategic Policy Institute - to determine the real impact of the sanctions. In today's Briefing we take a deep dive on the real impact of six months of sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Headlines: - Mourners pay respects to the queen- Pandemic payments extended- Saudi golf tournament could come to Australia- 900k Aussies hold down two jobs- RBA board under review Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Do you know the real Charles, the person behind the crown?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 22:43


    We have now entered the realm of King Charles III. To many, Charles is an eccentric environmentalist whose relationship with his first wife Diana filled tabloids and documentaries for decades.  Now he's ascended the throne on his mother's death, we take a deep dive on the man himself with Dr Cindy McCreery, a historian with the University of Sydney and an expert on the history of the Royal Family.   In today's Briefing, Australia has a new King. Do you know the real Charles, the person behind the crown? Headlines: - The Queen's coffin arrives in London- Uncle Jack Charles dies- Third La Nina confirmed - Pet kangaroo kills owner- Aussie actor Murray Bartlett wins an Emmy Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How to not worry in chaotic times

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 20:34


    With the Queen's death last week, the world woke to a new generation. We have a new King, a new heir to the throne and many expect conversations to begin about Australia's future in the Commonwealth. What should you do if you feel unsure about the future? In today's episode of the Briefing, we're joined by Brigid Delaney whose new book Reasons Not To Worry - How to Be Stoic in Chaotic Times, comes out next week. Brigid explains what we can learn from stoics, philosophers who lived by a set of rules that helped them find solace and comfort in difficult times. As Australia – and the world – enters a new era, we talk about Stoicism and why worrying is simply a waste of time. Today's Headlines: - King Charles admits to feeling ‘weight of history'- New Covid vaccine approved by ATAGI- Caddick inquiry hears unlikely she cut off own foot Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Queen's final journey explained

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 22:17


    The Queen's body has begun its journey from Scotland to England. Tens of thousands of Britons lined the highways of Scotland overnight to watch the Queen's cortege from Balmoral Castle to Holyrood House in Edinburgh where her body will lie in state for a day before being taken to London. We're joined by Jacob Farr from Edinburgh Live who can take us through the ins and outs of the Queen's final journey. In today's Briefing, the Queen's final journey has begun. Today's Headlines: - Queen's cortege arrives in Edinburgh- King Charles III proclaimed in Australia- US commemorates 21 years since September 11 attacks- Massive earthquake in PNG Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hannah Diviney is changing the world one lyric at a time

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 33:20


    Two months ago Hannah Diviney wrote a tweet that went viral. Hannah was the driving force behind Lizzo and Beyonce, two of the most powerful and influential people in pop music, changing their lyrics which used an ablest slur.     Hannah Diviney is a writer and disability & women's rights advocate. In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Hannah Diviney unpack everything from pop stars, to cartoons, to the experience of life from a different vantage point.   Sign the petition for Disney to create a princess with disabilities here: https://www.change.org/p/disneystudios-create-a-disney-princess-with-disabilities?original_footer_petition_id=14548521&algorithm=promoted&source_location=petition_footer&grid_position=7&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uACS4jgEAAAAAYNr34O0kCM8yOTc2MGYyOA%3D%3D THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Netflix) DO: Melbourne Writers Festival DO: Liquidless Reed DiffusersDO: Follow disability advocates online! IG handles: @hannahthewildflower @_astridedwards_ @edesmarchelier @dylanalcott @elizahull @turiapitt @taramossauthor @dinesh.palipana   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Queen has died aged 96

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 30:46


    In today's Briefing, we bring you the news that Queen Elizabeth has died aged 96 Buckingham Palace made the official announcement at 6.30pm British time -  3.30am this morning our time. Her majesty was Britain's longest-serving monarch. The Queen, born in Mayfair, London on April 21, 1926, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. In this special episode of the Briefing, we remember Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Online child abuse: why Australia's the test case

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 21:53


    It's National Child Protection Week. Australian authorities have served Apple, Microsoft and Meta with world-first legal orders this week to come clean on what they are doing to detect and report child sex abuse material or face fines of more than half a million dollars a day. Australia's move will be watched internationally- in the US, there has been bitter debate over whether child security should trump privacy. We speak to filmmaker Simon Nasht about the orders, about the potential implications and why the world is watching. Simon's film The Children in the Pictures is available at SBS OnDemand and will be featured on SBS in late October.  Today's Headlines: - Putin threatens to cut energy to west - New figures show economy grew 0.9%- Major update in Trump archive seizure- Domestic flight fares surge- No Aussies left in US Open Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Badness: an ex top cop on why some people are evil

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 22:45


    As a detective, Gary Jubelin used to sit on one side of the interview room table facing murderers, child abductors and rapists. Now he's sitting on the other side: disgraced, forced out of the police and judged to be a criminal. His new book Badness, shows us the view from the other side. One of Australia's most famous detectives has done a very different kind of investigation; instead of locking up criminals he's befriended some of the country's worst criminals to understand what made them bad.  In today's Briefing, Gary Jubelin, former NSW police homicide detective who is famous for leading the William Tryell investigation, and then being booted out of the force for illegal recordings, explains how and why his own criminal conviction has given him a very different perspective on the criminal mindset. His book Badness, is out today. Today's Headlines: - Early childhood centres to ‘shut down'- Cost of living to be addressed in budget - China tensions could be thawing- Liz Truss makes first speech Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Japan reboots its nuclear reactors

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 19:02


    Japan is planning a dramatic shift back to nuclear power more than a decade on from the Fukushima disaster. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced last week Japan will restart idle reactors and develop new plants to avoid new strains on power grids that buckled under heavy demand this summer.  We're joined by Dr Carol Bond from RMIT, a political and social scientist with a focus on energy policy. In this episode of the Briefing, is Japan ready to transition back to nuclear energy, what are the risks, and what has it learned in the wake of the Fukushima disaster? Is Japan ready to transition back to nuclear energy? Today's Headlines: - Liz Truss to be new British PM- Manhunt continues in Canada after stabbing murder spree- Wayne Carey denies white powder is banned substance- Aussies through to US Open quarters after historic day in NY- Tracey Grimshaw to leave A Current Affair Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How your friends impact your bank balance

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 22:04


    A new study has found friendships between rich and poor can reduce poverty. The study looked at thousands of social media connections and found if poor children grew up in neighbourhoods where 70% of their friends were wealthy, it would increase their future incomes by 20%. We're joined by one of the study's authors, Matthew O Jackson, a professor of Economics and Stanford University who explains how the study was conducted and what they found. In this episode of the Briefing, how your friends impact your bank balance. Today's Headlines: - 5 million to benefit from welfare increases- Climate bill debate begins today- Trump holds first rally since FBI raid- Kyrgios to take on Medvedev in bid for US Open quarters- Nirvana wins court case over baby photo Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Johnny Ruffo & Jamila Rizvi have something surprising in common

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 27:06


    Johnny Ruffo is an Australian singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, television personality and now a newly minted author, with his memoir No Finish Line.     Johnny auditioned for X-Factor Australia in 2011 on a whim and after placing third signed a recording contract with Sony. He won Dancing with the Stars the following year, released a debut single and joined the cast of Home and Away. Then Johnny started suffering from severe headaches, and after emergency surgery, woke up and was told he has brain cancer. By 2019 he was in remission but in 2020 the cancer returned. Five years on and he is still fighting - and he's fighting to win.   In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Johnny Ruffo discuss Johnny's rise to super stardom, his on-going battle with brain cancer and discover they have something surprising in common.    THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: Have You Been Paying Attention? – Monday's at 8:30pm Channel 10 or TenPlay   WATCH: House of the Dragon – BINGE LISTEN: Where should we begin? With Esther Perel  EAT: Rice Paper Puff Recipe    Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Where the big money is

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 22:22


    Could your next job be in tech? Job shortages are hitting the Australian economy hard, mostly in lower-skilled lower-paid jobs. One sector is bucking the trend; the tech sector is growing, with the number of jobs set to triple while salaries are growing strongly. We talk to Australia Tech Council deputy CEO Tom McMahon to get to the bottom of why Australia is so bad at tech. Dude, where's my tech job?  Addressing chronic shortages in Australia's tech sector. Today's Headlines: - Second day of jobs summit gets started- French president to visit Australia- Changes to Covid guidelines- Malcolm Turnbull confronted by university students- Serena Williams' grand farewell at the US is not over yet Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Chris Dawson guilty verdict explained

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 15:28


    In one of the most anticipated courtroom verdicts in living memory, Chris Dawson was this week found guilty of murdering his wife Lynette more than 40 years ago. A packed court heard Dawson murdered his wife so he could pursue a relationship with the Dawsons' teenage babysitter. We're joined by Matthew Condon, a journalist with the Australian who worked alongside Hedley Thomas, the creator of the Teacher's Pet podcast which sparked the renewed hunt for the truth behind Lynette Dawson's disappearance. In this episode of The Briefing, the Chris Dawson murder verdict explained. Today's Headlines: - Covid isolation period reduced- New fire danger system rolled out- Cosmetic surgery recommendations handed down- Gorbachev to be laid to rest in Moscow Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Could the teal wave crash upcoming state elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 20:44


    At May's federal election, six so-called teal independents defeated six sitting Liberal MPs. Teal is a mix of green and blue - so voters saw the six candidates as having conservative views, while supporting a green, or climate active, political leaning.  Tom and Annika take a deep dive on the teals, as both NSW and Victoria head to the polls in the next six months. Will the teal wave crash the upcoming elections - and could we see a repeat of what happened in the federal poll which saw a reshaping of the federal parliament? In this episode of the Briefing, could we see a repeat of the teal wave from May's federal election in upcoming state elections? Today's Headlines: - Chris Dawson found guilty- LIV Golf signs Cameron Smith- Omicron booster given green light- Most popular delivery dishes revealed Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What they found in the drugs: Canberra's pill testing trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 19:40


    Back on July 19th, Australia's first fixed pill testing site opened in Canberra's city centre. The pilot program is running two nights a week for six months. Pill testing was one of the recommendations made by a coronial inquest into festival deaths. The team behind this latest site, called Harm Reduction Australia, has run a couple of trials of pill testing before at the Groovin the Moo festivals in Canberra. We're joined by Professor Malcolm McLeod, a chemist from the ANU and chemistry lead for CanTEST and Pill Testing Australia to find out how the testing went. In today's Briefing, we find out what was in the drugs, and how people reacted when the drugs they bought were not what they thought they were. Today's Headlines: - NASA rocket delayed- CSIRO releases pandemic report- Albo doesn't rule out high income tax cuts- Grace Tame says abuser still harassing her- Chris Dawson verdict to be handed down Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    As Instagram battles TikTok, BeReal attacks from the other side

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 21:53


    Could BeReal overtake Instagram and Facebook? Data from Google trends, which ranks a search term's popularity out of 100, shows social media platform BeReal shot from 38 to 92 points the same week “Make Instagram Instagram Again” started trending. We're joined by Claire Reilly - an Aussie tech journo living in San Fran working for tech news site CNet to find out what Be Real is all about, and if it will eventually threaten the big guns, Facebook and Instagram. So how big a deal is BeReal, and could it be the next major social media platform? Today's Headlines: - Unions move to strike bargaining deal with small business- Big news for nurses and midwives in Victoria- Bali bomb mastermind says his involvement was a ‘mistake'- Push to reduce Covid isolation rules Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The double-edged sword of making robots more human

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 15:28


    The Science Briefing is a new podcast from LiSTNR and The Royal Institution of Australia about the science of everything and your new go-to podcast for your snapshot of science news. In this episode, Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Petra Stock about how we perceive robots and the lengths to which we, as humans, breathe life into machines.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Beyond The Binary with Nevo Zisin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 32:09


    Nevo Zisin is a queer author, speaker, performer, and activist. Their speaking and writing in the gender and LGBTQIA+ space has been affirming for so many queer kids and adults, and educative for friends, family and allies alike. Nevo's books Finding Nevo and The Pronoun Lowdown are available at all good bookstores.   In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Nevo Zisin discuss queer activism, Nevo's personal journey of self-discovery and the importance of a loving and supportive environment for all kids to thrive.   CONTENT WARNING: Brief mention of suicide Help and support is always available. If you need to talk, please contact Lifeline by calling 13 11 14 or Q-Life 1800 184 527, an anonymous and free LGBTIQA+ support, 3pm-12am.    THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: The Handmaids Tale – SBS On Demand READ: The Crikey Read – Leaning Out by Kristine Ziwica WATCH: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – HAYU DO: Help fight famine by writing to your local MP - https://www.fightfamine.com.au/     Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    An intimacy coordinator takes us behind the scenes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 22:12


    Actor Sean Bean, known for Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings has been getting heat for saying intimacy coordinators reduce “the natural way lovers behave” into a “technical exercise.” Emma Thompson and Amanda Seyfried are among the high-profile actresses to come out against the comments—saying intimacy coordinators make sets safer and more comfortable.   We speak to Chloe Dallimore, an intimacy coordinator who's worked with a bunch of stars like Sam Worthington, Toni Collette and Idris Elba. Chloe tells us what exactly it is they do, and how shooting a sex scene has changed over the last 20 years.  On today's Briefing, an intimacy coordinator takes us behind the scenes. Today's Headlines: - Robodebt Royal Commission announced- Qantas flags price hikes- Results of first Canberra pill-testing in - Djokovic won't play US Open Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Shockwaves: 20 years since the Bali Bombings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 20:50


    Shockwaves: The Bali Bombings is a narrative documentary series exploring the lives of people in Australia and Bali impacted by the 12 October 2002 Bali Bombings. Of the 202 people killed, 88 were Australian. It was our worst peacetime atrocity. We're joined by Network Ten journalist Ali Donaldson who explains many of the survivors have incredibly uplifting stories to now tell. Shockwaves: The Bali Bombings podcast reveals the astounding journeys that tragic event has taken them on, both emotionally and physically. How they survived the unthinkable, and how the things they learned can and are still are helping to save lives today. Shockwaves: The Bali Bombings launches today and is available on LiSTNR and all other podcast platforms. Listen to Shockwaves: The Bali Bombings Today's Headlines: - Unions want new enterprise bargaining agreements- Biden wipes thousands in student debt- Ukraine: more support floods in on Independence day- Finnish PM apologises for raunchy photos Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why homosexuality is dividing the Anglican Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 22:17


    There's been a major split in Australia's Anglican Church; conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage have launched a breakaway movement led by former Sydney Archbishop Glenn Davies. They aim to lure Anglicans who are unhappy with progressive bishops. Small, localised breakaway churches aren't new, but there's never been any with this sort of scope or involving such senior members of the established church before. We're joined by Dr Renae Barker, an active member of the Anglican Church and a lecturer on law and religion at the University of Western Australia. In today's Briefing, we discuss why homosexuality continues to divide Christians. Today's Headlines: - Scomo's secret appointments were valid- John Farnham in ICU- Kyrgios faces two lawsuits- Andrew Tate deplatformed Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why women are ditching the pill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 20:45


    The oral contraceptive pill was an absolute game changer for Australian women when it was introduced back in 1961. Why then, are oral contraceptives on their way out. We're joined by Kelsey Menzies, a 25-year-old who went off the pill and is now on the rhythm method; and Professor Jayashri Kulkarni from Monash University who's been leading research in this area. In the last 30 years, people using oral contraceptive pills have been declining. It's as more awareness grows around the adverse impact of the pill on mental health. We look into this trend, and why researchers are worried about Tik Tok influencing contraceptive decisions. Today's Headlines: - PM to release legal advice into Scomo's secret portfolios- Rise in welfare compared to pre-pandemic levels- Major drug bust of opioid fentanyl- US disease expert Anthony Fauci steps down- Satirical musical about Prince Andrew announced Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Salman Rushdie stabbing: why he was targeted

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 21:15


    Salman Rushdie has been stabbed at a New York lecture and could lose sight in one eye. The motivation behind the attack may be more than 30 years old. In 1989 the Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini condemned Rushdie to death via Fatwah due to the ‘blasphemous' nature of his book: The Satanic Verses.   We're joined by Vijay Mishra, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Murdoch University in Perth to look into why Rushdie is so controversial among those of the Muslim faith.  What was it about the Satanic Verses that made it so controversial, and why has Salman Rushdie been under a Fatwah since 1989? Today's Headlines: - Legal advice on Scomo's secret appointments issued- Australia's skills crisis- Putin advisor's daughter killed in car bomb- Union calls Qantas ‘apology' a stunt- Singapore legalises gay sex Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Are Australia's coal companies underreporting their methane emissions?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 13:47


    The Science Briefing is a new podcast from LiSTNR and The Royal Institution of Australia about the science of everything and your new go-to podcast for your snapshot of science news. In this episode, Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Jacinta Bowler about how potent methane is as a greenhouse gas and the concerns major coal companies could be underreporting their methane emissions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ezi Magbegor is taking the world by storm

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 24:33


    This year's FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup is only a month away and Ezi Magbegor is more than ready. A self-described ‘quiet person' Ezi says she has tried to stay grounded during her meteoric rise in the sport. A remarkable feat given that she's currently playing in the WNBA and was part of the Seattle Storm's championship winning team in her rookie season.   In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Ezi Magbegor talk all things basketball, keeping a level head and dealing with pressure at an elite level.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Will a Native American technique help save Australian Indigenous languages?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 19:49


    Native Americans have been teaching Indigenous Australians how to strengthen their languages at a conference in Alice Springs. The Master-Apprentice method was developed by small Indigenous language communities in California and has proven to be the most effective method for endangered language communities with few resources. We're joined by Dr Richard Grounds - Executive Director of the Yuchi Language Project in Oklahoma who has been in Australia; and Leon Yeatman CEO of Batchelor Institute in the Northern Territory, who tells us about programs to save indigenous languages in Australia. With many Indigenous languages under threat in Australia, will this new approach help? Today's Headlines: - Bali bomb-maker to walk free early- Unemployment rate falls to record low- Scomo apologises to former Home Affairs minister- Covid cases drop 24% globally Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The man who exposed Scott Morrison's secret portfolios

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 19:05


    The nation has been stunned by revelations in Simon Benson's new book Plagued, where we learned former Prime Minister Scott Morrison assigned ministerial portfolios to himself. His colleagues in the parliament had no idea. It's seriously damaged Morrison's legacy, just months after the May election. Simon, who covers politics for Sydney's Daily Telegraph, takes us behind the scenes as he compiled the book that has rocked Australia's political landscape. In this episode of The Briefing, a deep dive on Scott Morrison's chaotic prime ministership. Today's Headlines: - Scott Morrison refuses to resign- Plan to cut emissions by biggest polluters released- Senior Republican loses seat over not supporting Trump- Japanese government wants young people to drink again Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Stop It At The Start: talking to your children about domestic violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 12:06


    Not all disrespect towards women ends in violence, but all violence against women starts with disrespectful behaviour.  We want to set good examples for the young people we influence in our lives.   Stop It At The Start has practical resources so together, we can work to stop violence against women.     Tom is joined by TV and radio host and journalist Carrie Bickmore and together they interview Patty Kinnersly, CEO of Our Watch to talk about how best to have these conversations, because it's not just one big conversation, it's many little ones.   In this special episode of The Briefing, Tom and Carrie discuss the campaign from a parents' point of view – the link between our endemic violence against women and attitudes of disrespect and gender which start as children.  Every little talk you have shapes them. When you bring up respect, respect grows.    For conversation starters, tools, and resources, visit respect.gov.au   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Australia's leading investigative journalist Nick McKenzie on neo-Nazis in Australia

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 22:09


    We're joined by leading investigative journalist Nick McKenzie to take a deep dive into Australia's neo-Nazi movement. McKenzie has gained footage from inside secret meetings, bush camps, gym sessions and even uncovered the way they use encrypted messaging apps like Telegram to organise their movement and share their racism.  In this briefing Nick McKenzie shares what he's learnt about this movement and the threat it poses. Today's Headlines: - Scomo resisting calls to quit- Indigenous ministers meet to talk referendum- NSW flood report issues 28 recommendations- Anglican church split underway- Plan to bring Tasmanian tiger back to life Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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