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Jul 4, 2022 • 16m 20s

The lessons of Roe v Wade for our health system

The decision of the US supreme court to overturn Roe v Wade, and the winding back of abortion rights in America has led to reflection on the rights and access to reproductive healthcare.

So are women treated equally in Australia’s healthcare system and what still needs to be fought for?

Today, writer and professor of public health at UNSW Gemma Carey on the gender gap in our healthcare system.


Jul 1, 2022 • 17m 00s

Can Albanese win over world leaders?

Four Asia-Pacific nations, including Australia, have been given a seat at the table at the latest NATO summit because NATO is keen to engage partners around the world. But it’s also an opportunity for Albanese – to reset relationships with NATO members like the United States, France, Spain and the UK. Today, columnist for The Saturday Paper Chris Wallace on Albanese’s attempts at a reset.


Jun 30, 2022 • 18m 50s

The ruling that could end trans inclusion in sport

Trans athletes have effectively been banned from elite swimming. The decision and the document released by FINA could have an impact not just on swimmers, but on how other sports around the world handle participation and inclusion. So what does it say? How have the people it affects most – trans athletes – reacted?


Jun 29, 2022 • 22m 00s

How the Christian right overturned Roe v Wade

How did a small minority of religious conservatives overturn the rights of millions to choose? Today, author of Beyond Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity is Taking Over the World, Elle Hardy, on how the Christian right plotted for years to overturn Roe v Wade and why they are not done yet.


Jun 28, 2022 • 16m 50s

What Murdoch asks from new prime ministers

When you become prime minister, a lot changes. But there’s only a few people who know exactly what that's like. One of them is Kevin Rudd, and according to the former prime minister, one of the most drastic changes is the way you’re treated by News Corp. Today, former prime minister Kevin Rudd on the way News Corp brings new governments to heel.


Jun 27, 2022 • 16m 55s

The crisis in our hospitals is not about Covid

This winter flu, colds and Covid are all pushing hospitals to breaking point. Across the country, hospital staff are overworked and frustrated. And tomorrow nurses and midwives across NSW will stop work over pay and conditions. Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton on a devastating winter for our healthcare system.


Jun 24, 2022 • 16m56s

How much do you crossbench, bro?

Australia has a new emissions reduction target. But the Prime Minister wants to turn that target into law, by passing it through parliament. Whether he can, will come down to the historic new senate crossbench, which was finalised this week. Today, Paul Bongiorno on the battle lines in Australia’s new Senate.


Jun 23, 2022 • 18m 10s

The men who killed the Liberal Party

The Liberal Party is now in the political wilderness. The immediate reaction to the recent federal election focused on Scott Morrison’s personal approval and a series of scandals in the last term of government. But is there a bigger decline happening? Is something irreparably broken inside what was once Australia’s most electorally successful political party?


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