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PM bulletin December 6 2019

December 6th, 2019

5:08

Fire authorities on high alert as weather conditions are predicted to worsen in New South Wales, A Victorian man has his jail sentence increased for the manslaughter of his wife, The International Olympic Committee …

The amazing race that time forgot

December 6th, 2019

5:07

It's a century since the first trip by air from London to Australia, described as the generation's equivalent of the moon landings.

Midday bulletin December 6 2019

December 6th, 2019

4:51

The Prime Minister defends the hefty sum paid to a celebrity tradesman to promote a government program, More airport security measures to be rolled …

US House speaker announces impeachment charges

December 6th, 2019

3:32

Charges to impeach the United States President Donald Trump for abuse of power could be laid before the end of the year.

Departments amalgamated in public service shakeup

December 5th, 2019

3:11

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an overhaul of the public service sector, in what he is describing as a move to reduce bureaucratic red …

Older people, domestic abuse survivors, and the disabled all targets for financial abuse

December 5th, 2019

3:25

Lawyers and experts say financial abuse is rife, despite growing awareness of the problem - with many people unaware their situation can be classified as abuse.

New Stolen Generations resources to guide GPs, dentists, aged care workers

December 5th, 2019

4:05

Health professionals will be better equipped to treat survivors of the Stolen Generations with a new set of resources that address their key concerns.

Weekend Sport Preview

December 5th, 2019

4:44

The Australian Golf Open, Boxing, Cricket, Football and Basketball head up a busy weekend of sports action.

PM bulletin December 5 2019

December 5th, 2019

5:02

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces a shake-up of the public services sector, New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees held offshore remains on the table,Rugby Australia assures the payout to former player Israel …

App offers in-language advice to international students

December 5th, 2019

2:54

'My Legal Mate' app provides support and helps students know their rights when it comes to finding a job and accessing housing.

Midday bulletin December 5 2019

December 5th, 2019

5:10

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces changes to the public services sector,  New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees held offshore remains on the …

NATO summit 'successful' declares Johnson, despite obvious tensions

December 4th, 2019

3:37

The NATO summit in London has wrapped up, with members vowing to stick together against threats from Russia and terrorism, and recognise the challenge of a rising China.

Medevac laws are repealed but the Prime Minister denies a deal

December 4th, 2019

3:19

The contentious medevac laws have been repealed after the government secured the crucial vote of Tasmanian Independent Jacqui Lambie.

Human rights groups are angry over the medevac repeal

December 4th, 2019

2:57

Refugee advocates have expressed outrage at the federal government's vote to repeal the so–called medevac laws.

Migrant workers launch legal action against pizza manufacturer

December 4th, 2019

2:02

A group of migrant workers has launched proceedings in the Federal Court against a pizza supplier claiming they were underpaid nearly one million …

Rugby Australia and Israel Folau settle legal dispute

December 4th, 2019

3:11

The details of the settlement are being kept confidential but both parties have wished each other well for the future.

Australian students at risk of slipping behind in performance

December 4th, 2019

3:30

A new report has revealed the academic performance of Australian students across reading, numeracy and science has fallen again.

Committee approves damning impeachment report into President Trump

December 4th, 2019

4:31

A final report into the United States President Donald Trump has found the evidence for impeaching the US leader for misconduct in office and obstruction is overwhelming.

PM bulletin December 4 2019

December 4th, 2019

5:15

A body believed to be that of a missing hiker found south of Alice Springs, The federal government celebrates the repeal of the so-called medevac …

Landlords are exploiting more than half of international students: report

December 4th, 2019

3:48

A study of international students living in shared housing has found many face poor conditions, rental rises and unfair evictions.

Midday bulletin December 4 2019

December 4th, 2019

5:09

The Medevac laws are repealed, Australian school students drop to a record low in core subject world rankings, Israel Folau and Rugby Australia's …

Samoa's measles outbreak prompts warning over 'predatory' anti-vaxers

December 3rd, 2019

4:24

Medical experts say the deadly measles outbreak in Samoa is a sign of an increasingly robust anti-vaccination movement.

High risk teen drinkers in danger from others' alcohol habits

December 3rd, 2019

3:40

The Sax Institute report provides an insight into the worsening effects of dangerous drinking for young Australians and for the first time has assessed the second-hand harm of teenagers.

Extreme weather predicted for this summer

December 3rd, 2019

2:24

The Climate Council says over 200 heat records have been broken in just 90 days this year and the coming summer season could be dire.

Labor continues to attack the Federal Energy Minister

December 3rd, 2019

3:18

In the final sitting week of the year, the Prime Minister says he's open to a Royal Commission into veteran suicides and he is facing further questions over his Energy Minister.

New Year's Eve fireworks to go ahead in Sydney despite the bush fires

December 3rd, 2019

2:53

City of Sydney has announced the Refugee Council of Australia as its charity partner for New Year's Eve.

PM bulletin December 3 2019

December 3rd, 2019

4:51

One of two people missing in the Northern Territory outback is found alive, The Reserve Bank of Australia holds the cash rate at a record low 0.75 …

Economic and emotional cost of offshore processing too great: report

December 3rd, 2019

3:55

Refugee advocacy groups warn Australia's offshore detention policy could cost a further 1.2 billion dollars over the next three years.

Midday bulletin December 3 2019

December 3rd, 2019

4:59

Labor supports calls for a royal commission into veteran deaths, Firefighters work to control fires burning in New South Wales, Ash Barty takes home …

A growing sense of crisis voiced as COP25 gets underway

December 2nd, 2019

4:17

Politicians and climate diplomats have kicked off the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid.

London Bridge terror attack in politicians' sights

December 2nd, 2019

4:16

Friday's London Bridge attack was first on the agenda as politicans from the UK's seven major parties held a televised debate.

Bipartisan support as Government calls for fair treatment of Yang Hengjun

December 2nd, 2019

3:27

Detained since January, lawyers for the pro-democracy activist say Dr Yang is being pushed to confess to allegations of spying, a crime that carries a potential death penalty in China.

Government will spend millions to counter foreign interference

December 2nd, 2019

3:28

The government has pledged a multi-million dollar boost to Australia's security and intelligence agencies to thwart the unprecedented threat of …

What happens to asylum seekers who are returned to Sri Lanka?

December 2nd, 2019

5:58

Few Sri Lankans nowadays would risk getting on board a boat to come to Australia, out of fear of fines or imprisonment by Sri Lankan authorities.

PM bulletin December 2 2019

December 2nd, 2019

5:28

The federal government unveils a taskforce to tackle foreign interference, Concerns over the detention of an Australian-Chinese writer in Beijing, …

Survey reveals a quarter of Australians experience discrimination

December 2nd, 2019

4:41

Almost one in four Australians has experienced major discrimination over the past two years- from being overlooked for a job or being refused a bank loan.

Urgent calls to boost and better support aged care workforce

December 2nd, 2019

6:37

Federal Government urged to boost the local aged care workforce, with claims the rapid turnover of temporary workers is giving employers no incentive to improve wages and conditions.

Midday bulletin December 2 2019

December 2nd, 2019

5:02

The medevac laws will be debated in parliament this week, Around one quarter of Australians experience discrimination on a weekly basis, Lewis Hamilton wins the Abu Dhabi grand prix.

Climate-fuelled disasters the top driver of recent human displacement

December 2nd, 2019

4:26

As COP25 gets underway, Oxfam report reveals more than 20 million people across the globe have been displaced by climate impacts.

Maltese PM announces resignation after pressure over journalist's murder

December 1st, 2019

3:41

Demonstrators have demanded Joseph Muscat's resignation over the inquiry into the death of a journalist killed by a car bomb in 2017 as she investigated corruption.

Federal government seeks Jacqui Lambie's support to repeal medevac laws

December 1st, 2019

3:51

As federal parliament's final sitting week of the year begins, the government is turning its attention to repealing the so-called medevac laws.

Weekend sports wrap

December 1st, 2019

5:06

Record milestones have highlighted a weekend of sport in which dominant teams have stamped their authority.

London terror attack leaves three dead

November 30th, 2019

3:48

Two people have been fatally stabbed in central London, with the 28-year-old attacker Usman Khan shot dead by police on London Bridge.

Migrant workers beat the odds to pump $112 billion into economy

November 29th, 2019

2:56

Migrants on skilled visas generally earn above the median salary but it remains difficult for many to break into the workforce.

Call for early intervention to help deaf children achieve full potential

November 29th, 2019

4:25

Around three in five children with a hearing impairment who receive early intervention go on to achieve a tertiary level qualification, compared to …

Draft defamation laws aim to protect public-interest journalism, reduce court backlogs

November 29th, 2019

3:19

Australia's top legal officers have unanimously agreed to a set of draft laws they say will modernise Australia's defamation laws.

Cultural support guides aim to help young Victorians navigate the justice system

November 29th, 2019

3:32

Although the number of Sudanese and South Sudanese youth offenders in Victoria is low, it's hoped the trial project will reduce misunderstandings about the legal process.

Back to basics - promoting crops that have fallen from favour

November 29th, 2019

5:06

More than half of the calories humans now consume come from just four crops - and chefs want to introduce more diversity to our diets

'Failure is not an option' at the COP25 conference

November 28th, 2019

5:07

The COP25 meeting aims to persuade countries to lay the rules to reach the agreed goal of limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement.

AM bulletin November 29

November 28th, 2019

5:12

Scott Morrison on track to become one of Australia's most well-travelled Prime Ministers, Bushfires warnings for NSW, Cricket, Australian insists the team is as prepared as possible to face Pakistan.


Stoush over Angus Taylor and the doctored document deepens in parliament

November 28th, 2019

3:56

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has dismissed suggestions he misled Parliament in his defence of embattled Energy Minister Angus Taylor, who is …

Weekend sports preview

November 28th, 2019

3:48

The return of day-night international cricket headlines the weekend and there's plenty more on with football,  basketball, motorsport and Sydney-to-Hobart preps all fighting for attention.

Scott Morrison's first year as prime minister cost taxpayers more than $1.3 million in travel

November 28th, 2019

4:32

Scott Morrison is on track to become one of Australia’s highest-flying prime ministers, embarking on more overseas trips in his first year in office than his predecessors.

Sexist advertising shows no sign of going away

November 28th, 2019

4:58

The stereotypical portrayal of men and women by the advertising industry continues to raise concerns with experts saying girls and women especially continue to be negatively represented.

Why does the US celebrate Thanksgiving?

November 28th, 2019

3:29

While millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, some native Americans are saying "no thanks" to Thanksgiving.

British PM accused of secret 'toxic' NHS deal with the US

November 27th, 2019

2:57

Britain's main opposition party has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of plotting a deal with US President Donald Trump, to sell off the National Health Service.

Writer, poet, critic and raconteur Clive James has died

November 27th, 2019

3:45

Iconic Australian personality Clive James has died at his home in Cambridge, UK, after battling emphysema and leukemia

AM bulletin November 28

November 27th, 2019

5:17

A Hong Kong university siege comes to an end, Writer and broadcaster Clive James dies in the UK aged 80, In AFL the Giants secure Tom Green at No.10 in last night's draft.

PM defends call to police commissioner over doctored documents

November 27th, 2019

3:30

The PM has defended making a personal call to the NSW Police Commissioner about an investigation into an allegedly altered document involving Energy …

Is it time again to consider becoming a republic?

November 27th, 2019

5:39

Two decades ago, Australians voted in a referendum to keep their connection to the British monarchy but republicans believe the time is right to again ask whether Australia needs a British head of state.

Hobart Australia's least-affordable city for low-income renters

November 27th, 2019

3:16

The latest Rental Affordability Index shows even in the cheapest areas of Australia, those on Newstart are paying out half of their income in rent.

Gender equality key to reducing women's mental health risks, say advocates

November 27th, 2019

4:11

A new alliance formed to advocate for a stronger focus on the mental health of women and girls believes a once-in-a-generation opportunity has …

Britain's Chief Rabbi says Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has not addressed anti-semitism

November 26th, 2019

4:22

Britain's Muslim council and Hindu council support the Chief Rabbi's comments, warning of racism in British politics.

Desperate search continues following Albania earthquake

November 26th, 2019

3:01

The strongest earthquake in Albania in forty years has killed at least 21 people and injured hundreds more.

The Southern Ocean is crucial for the health of the planet

November 26th, 2019

3:55

Scientists are looking at one small aspect of the delicate eco-system - the part played by marine life in transporting carbon from the surface to the deep ocean.

Westpac heads roll as bank pledges change

November 26th, 2019

3:45

Westpac's chief executive has stepped down and its Chairman is taking an early retirement.

Chinese Australians feeling the fallout from reports of China's influence-peddling

November 26th, 2019

3:15

The alleged Chinese plot to infiltrate Australian parliament is having widespread political ramifications - but there are social implications too.

China hits back at allegations of meddling in Australia's democracy

November 26th, 2019

3:04

The Australian Federal Police has now confirmed its 'actively investigating' the claims made by a man who says he was a Chinese spy.

'Greedy' doctors responsible for exorbitant health insurance: Grattan Institute

November 26th, 2019

3:45

They're calling on the government to force public hospitals to rein in soaring costs, estimating a saving of $2 billion per year, and a much-needed drop in premiums.

Mental health, environment top the list of young people's concerns

November 26th, 2019

5:00

Young Australians are saying they're far more concerned about the environment than they were last year.

'It seemed like a good idea at the time': Berners-Lee on the worldwide web

November 26th, 2019

2:31

The inventor of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has launched an ambitious plan to govern it.

Uber loses licence to operate in London

November 26th, 2019

5:05

London's traffic regulator says that the Uber app was not 'fit and proper, having put passenger safety at risk'.

Concerns raised about assessment of asylum applications

November 26th, 2019

6:50

The Human Rights Commission and mental health experts say differences in assessing asylum claims for those who arrived by boat are causing ongoing mental health issues.

UN says war-related sexual violence is 'history's greatest silence.'

November 26th, 2019

3:10

The United Nations says violence against women and girls is among the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world.

Greenhouse gases hit new record amid climate change concerns

November 25th, 2019

3:38

The UN's World Meteorological Organisation says carbon dioxide levels are rising faster than predicted and it's urging more action to avoid an …

AM bulletin November 26

November 25th, 2019

5:15

A truck driver pleads guilty to assisting unlawful immigration after Vietnamese nationals were found in a container, China rejects allegations of …

Pro-democracy candidates achieve symbolic majority in Hong Kong elections

November 25th, 2019

3:50

The vote is widely seen as test of public opinion about the relationship with China while enthusiasm and participation far exceeds the power wielded by local councillors.

Leaked documents reveal enormous scale of China's Muslim crackdown

November 25th, 2019

4:05

A trove of leaked secret Chinese Government documents has revealed 23 Australian citizens were red-flagged during a counter-terrorism crackdown which consigned tens of thousands of people to mass detention.

Weekend sport wrap

November 24th, 2019

5:55

Australia's emphatic win over Pakistan capped off a weekend of sport in which new challengers emerged to take on competition pacesetters.

AM bulletin November 25

November 24th, 2019

5:36

The prime Minister to present Jacqui Lambie with amendments to the Medevac laws, ASIO confirms an active investigation into Chinese espionage, Poland …

AM bulletin 24 November 2019

November 23rd, 2019

6:27

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese says the Prime Minister must explain himself over an invite for Hillsong pastor Brian Houston, a woman charged over the deaths of two infants south of Brisbane and in cricket, …

Household power bills and future electricity sources top COAG agenda

November 22nd, 2019

3:47

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has met with his state and territory counterparts for the first time this year to discuss Australia's energy needs.

Will Bougainville become the world's newest nation?

November 22nd, 2019

4:58

The people of Bougainville in an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea are set to start voting for independence from this weekend .

New measures to support refugee settlement in Australia

November 22nd, 2019

3:03

The government has responded to Peter Shergold's review of Australia's refugee settlement pathways.

Australian fashion label showcases skills of refugee dressmakers

November 22nd, 2019

3:09

The Social Outfit offers free, professional training to new migrants, employs dressmakers who are refugees, and uses fabric that would otherwise end …

PM bulletin November 22 2019

November 22nd, 2019

5:18

The federal government announces an increase in regional refugee numbers, Revelations Australians are losing out on $6 billion a year in superannuation, Disgraced former New South Wales Labor MP Eddie Obeid to leave …

What do the new water restrictions mean for you?

November 22nd, 2019

4:28

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced level 2 water restrictions will be enforced, as the state's dam levels continue to drop amid ongoing drought.

Midday bulletin November 22 2019

November 22nd, 2019

4:27

The federal government announces an increase in the number of refugees settling in regional Australia, The Israeli Prime Minister accuses prosecutors of an 'attempted coup', Heartbreak as Australia is knocked out of the …

Israel PM Netanyahu charged with corruption

November 21st, 2019

4:07

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to step down as leader and is vowing to fight charges of corruption against him alleging bribery and fraud.

Millions facing food insecurity as southern Africa endures historic drought

November 21st, 2019

4:43

As Australia endures drought, fires and severe heat, southern Africa is also experiencing the worst drought some farmers have seen in decades.

Weekend sport preview

November 21st, 2019

5:02

The first home cricket test match of the summer takes centre stage this weekend, Davis Cup tennis is on plus there's European football, and all the local football and basketball to look forward to.

Hot and windy conditions across much of the country as fire threat spreads

November 21st, 2019

3:43

Emergency warnings in Victoria and NSW have been issued for bushfires burning out of control, while in South Australia, conditions eased after a …

Women injured by implants win class action against medical multinational

November 21st, 2019

3:14

Over a thousand women suffering debilitating pain from pelvic mesh devices have won a landmark case against Johnson and Johnson.

PM bulletin November 21 2019

November 21st, 2019

4:30

Hot conditions continue around the country, The PM says there's no link between Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and current bushfires, Oxford Dictionary declares its word of the year for 2019.



Little support for victims of visa scams

November 21st, 2019

3:35

Trying to make things right for people affected by visa scams can be difficult, and can put them under additional financial stress if they make a …

Midday bulletin November 21 2019

November 21st, 2019

4:46

Prince Andrew to step back from royal public duties after a controversial TV interview, Authorities warn of extreme weather conditions in Victoria today, A court of arbitration hearing into Chinese swimmer doping …

Explosive testimony at US impeachment hearing

November 20th, 2019

3:08

Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland claimed Mr Trump ordered him to pressure Ukraine's president into investigating a top political rival

Prince Andrew steps back from royal duties

November 20th, 2019

4:15

Disastrous TV interview leads to Prince stepping away from public duties because of the 'disruption' to the Royal Families' charitable activities.

Meet the Australians helping ex-Manus refugees get a new start in Canada

November 4th, 2019

4:41

Australian expats are helping to form a network to give refugees previously detained on Manus Island and Nauru a fresh start in Canada under the country’s unique private refugee sponsorship program.

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