PM - Full Program

PM - Full Program


ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.


PM - Full Program - 21/10/2016 19:16  

On Friday's program: The Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has faced a searching interrogation in Senate Estimates over his conflicting statements about what he knew about the abuse of children in the NT prison system; tensions between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor Tony Abbott have continued to simmer this afternoon; and disability advocates are ramping up calls for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to reverse a decision on the way it handles payments.

PM - Full Program - 19/10/2016 19:09  

On Wednesday's program: Australia has been asked by the Governor of Oruzgan province to send 150 troops and helicopter gunships back to southern Afghanistan. The attack on the so-called Islamic State occupiers of the Iraqi city of Mosul appears to be moving a little faster than the pessimists expected, with Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops are saying they've met little in the way of real resistance in their advance towards the outskirts of the city. And an Australian Professor who pioneered the 'seemingly crazy' idea of breeding baby cane toads to save native animals has won the Prime Minister's Prize for Science.

PM - Full Program - 17/10/2016 19:29  

On Monday's program: The South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day has quit politics after the building company he founded more than 30 years ago went into liquidation. The humble avocado has become a new symbol of the generation gap and how many millennials giving up on the dream of home ownership. And milk from Tasmanian Devils has been found to have antibiotic properties that kill superbugs such as golden staph.

PM - Full Program - 14/10/2016 19:22  

On Friday's program: Flags are flying at half-mast in Thailand following the death of King Bhumpiol Adulyedat after a reign lasting seven decades; New South Wales central coast residents affected by contamination from a nearby defence base are a step closer to launching a class action against the Government; and the public brawl between the nation's two most senior law officers spiralled further today during an inquiry into controversial changes to how the Government gets legal advice.

PM - Full Program - 11/10/2016 19:13  

On Tuesday's PM: A meeting of the Labor caucus in Canberra today formally decided to block the plebiscite legislation on same-sex marriage when it gets to the Senate. Despite enduring public support, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird today caved to opposition from the National Party to a state-wide ban on greyhound racing. And Queensland's Police Minister has today condemned the trend where people dress up in creepy clown outfits and frighten the public.

PM - Full Program - 07/10/2016 19:07  

On Friday's PM: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed a new tribunal will be set up to hear complaints of bank misconduct. The last Australian-made Ford has rolled off the production line at the company's Broadmeadows plant, in Melbourne's north. And the Victorian Government has called for an end to the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.

PM - Full Program - 04/10/2016 19:11  

On Tuesday's PM: The head of Australia's biggest bank has told a parliamentary inquiry that no Commonwealth Bank staff have been sacked over scandals involving its insurance policies. Police in Malaysia have told the ABC they expect to charge a group of Australians arrested during the weekend's Formula One Grand Prix race in Sepang. And there's still a sense of shock in Colombia, after the failure of a referendum to approve a peace deal between the country's government and the guerrilla organisation FARC.

PM - Full Program - 30/09/2016 19:39  

Dust-related lung diseases were supposed to be a relic of Queensland's coal mining past. But not for the first time this year, the state's mining workers union is reporting another new case; as power issues across South Australia continue, coastal communities are cleaning up from their second big storm within five months; and against that fraught international economic background, the Treasurer today cast himself and the government as the champions of openness on trade, foreign investment and immigration.

PM - Full Program - 23/09/2016 19:11  

On Friday's program: State and Territory Ministers met the Federal Minister Simon Birmingham in Adelaide today for the start of negotiations around education funding; at issue, a new four year funding model which would start in 2018. Australian and Indonesian armed forces units have wrapped up their first major joint exercise on Australian soil in over a decade and a half. And the UN Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities says Australia violated the rights of an intellectually disabled man who was jailed for more than 10 years without trial.

PM - Full Program - 14/09/2016 19:10  

On Wednesday's program: The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is defending his department after a damaging auditor's report revealed major failings in how it chose and paid contractors to run offshore detention centres. Pioneering science and medical technology that's giving paralysed patients the unprecedented ability to move their own limbs being brought to Australia. And a new study suggests alcohol restrictions in remote Indigenous communities are driving problem drinkers to bigger towns, where they often end up in the emergency room.

PM - Full Program - 05/09/2016 19:13  

On Monday's program: G20 leaders meeting in China are pushing back against rising calls for protectionist policies around the globe. The competition watchdog is looking at whether all telcos should be forced to provide national mobile roaming services, to increase competition and improve coverage. And the New South Wales Government is looking at changing the law on the emotionally-charged issue of sexual images of young people.

PM - Full Program - 18/08/2016 19:27  

On Thursday's program: Memorials have been held around the country on Vietnam Veteran's Day, which is also the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Now in their sixties and seventies, many veterans still suffer trauma from what they went through. The family of the Sudanese refugee at the centre of a miscarriage of justice are calling for a public inquiry. And the Immigration Minister says any refugees from Manus Island who are resettled in Papua New Guinea or another country would be blocked from travelling to Australia in the future.

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