PM - Full Program

PM - Full Program

Australia

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

Episodes

PM - Full Program - 17/01/2017 19:15  

On Tuesday's program: A controversial Victorian evangelical church, which openly solicits donations for a nationalist political party during sermons, has had its charitable status revoked. A damning report by the Australian National Audit Office has found private contractors running immigration centres on Manus Island and Nauru have been paid billions of dollars of public money without proper oversight by the Immigration Department. And aged care providers are calling on the Government to help them deal with high rates of depression and anxiety among older Australians living in nursing homes.

PM - Full Program - 16/01/2017 18:57  

On Monday's program: 'Aussie jobs' is the mantra of both major parties today, as Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten begin the political year in earnest. The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to send a customs ship to monitor the Japanese whaling fleet after the Sea Shepherd activist group photographed a dead whale on the deck of a Japanese ship yesterday. And nine out of every 10 rural and regional Australians say they're already feeling the effects of climate change, according to a new survey.

PM - Full Program - 13/01/2017 18:34  

On Friday's program: The ministerial career of the Liberal MP Sussan Ley is over a week after damaging revelations about the former Health Minister's use of parliamentary travel entitlements; the fallout from the explosive, unverified intelligence dossier which claims Russia has gathered compromising information on president elect Donald Trump continues to reverberate around the world; and Chinese officials appear to be playing down comments by Donald Trump's Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson, who suggested a confrontation in the South China Sea.

PM - Full Program - 12/01/2017 19:00  

On Thursday's program: Donald Trump has hit back against the claims in the unverified intelligence dossier released yesterday, including the claims of his ties with Russia, labelling the file 'fake news' by 'sick people'. The Tasmanian Government is intervening in a dispute in a small country town where a house containing ex prisoners has been set on fire. And in Perth, protesters have clashed with police as opposition to a major highway extension south of the city escalates.

PM - Full Program - 11/01/2017 19:00  

On Wednesday's program: An extensive dossier revealing explosive, but unverified, allegations against United States president elect Donald Trump has been published nine days from his inauguration. President Barack Obama has delivered a wide-ranging and nostalgic farewell address to the nation, warning of the challenges ahead including economic inequality, racial strife and voter apathy. And Northern Territory corrections authorities are denying allegations that young detainees were still being tear gassed in youth detention as late as last year.

PM - Full Program - 10/01/2017 19:00  

On Tuesday's program: The international anti-corruption body for tennis has banned Australian player Nick Lindahl for seven years, over match-fixing at a tournament in Toowoomba in 2013. Murderers would be forced to surrender their superannuation to victims' families under proposed law changes in Victoria. And some growers say they're confused and disappointed with the lack of communication on new tax arrangements for employing backpackers.

PM - Full Program - 09/01/2017 19:00  

On Monday's program: Australia and East Timor have agreed to abandon a treaty on maritime borders in the Timor Sea, which was originally set to remain in force for another four decades. The Health Minister Sussan Ley has been stood aside after admitting some of her taxpayer funded trips to Queensland's Gold Coast failed to meet Ministerial standards. And the film La La Land has won a record seven awards at this years' Golden Globes.

PM - Full Program - 06/01/2017 19:00  

On Friday's program: The Federal Health Minister is being asked to explain how she bought a property during a work trip to the Gold Coast, apparently off the cuff. Mental health advocates are criticising the reaction to the reported hospitalisation of former Essendon AFL coach, James Hird. And Australia's first industrial hemp company is calling for medicinal cannabis to be made immediately available for sick Australians on compassionate grounds, while the new industry transitions.

PM - Full Program - 05/01/2017 19:00  

On Thursday's program: On Thursday's program: The Indonesian President Joko Widodo has publicly reaffirmed that the relationship between Australia and Indonesia is still a good one, after it was revealed yesterday that defence co-operation between the two countries had been cut. Transgender school students in South Australia will be able to go by their preferred names and use the toilet of their choice, under a new policy. And experts say Queensland's capital city has the potential to generate vast amounts of energy using solar power.

PM - Full Program - 04/01/2017 19:00  

On Wednesday's program: Indonesia has formally suspended all military co-operation with Australia, allegedly over some offensive training materials which were on display at an Australian base. The Australian Medical Association has called for a real-time national register of firearms, to help reduce gun violence. And one third of the Australian prawn farming industry could soon be wiped out, as white spot disease continues to spread in southern Queensland.

PM - Full Program - 04/01/2017 07:40  

On Tuesday's program: the Australian Border Force says organised crime groups are becoming increasingly sophisticated at concealing illegal drugs; Australia's experiencing not a baby boom, but a jump in centenarians with more people than ever set to turn 100 in 2017; and what is the price of an island off the coast of Tasmania?

PM - Full Program - 02/01/2017 18:29  

On Monday's program: prominent government backbencher Tony Abbott's returned from a trip to Israel with a plan to shift Australia's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; and we look at the US president-elect Donald Trump promises to reveal new information about Russia's alleged hacking during the US election campaign.

PM - Full Program - 16/12/2016 19:12  

On Friday's program: The West Australian coroner finds that indigenous woman Ms Dhu was subjected to 'unprofessional and inhumane' treatment by the state's police before her death in custody in 2014; thousands of people continue to be evacuated from east Aleppo under a re-negotiated ceasefire deal that marked a major victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; and new figures show fraudsters are targeting online shoppers this Christmas.

PM - Full Program - 15/12/2016 18:10  

On PM: The Federal Court orders internet companies to block five copyright-infringing websites, including the popular Pirate Bay; the jobless rate unexpectedly rose last month, putting more pressure on; and we look at new research that shows one in three smokers believe the dangers of smoking are exaggerated. This is the early edition of PM, broadcast on ABC Radio National. The longer, local radio edition will be available for download at 7.30pm.

PM - Full Program - 14/12/2016 19:13  

On Wednesday's program: the United Nations describes the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo as 'the worst humanitarian tragedy of the 21st century', as Assad Government forces claim victory; The Northern Territory youth detention Royal Commission hears that vitriolic comments by government members created an environment for the abuse of young offenders; and one investment expert delivers a scathing response to the Federal Treasurer's reassurance to borrowers that high levels of household debt are being offset by rising asset prices.

PM - Full Program - 13/12/2016 19:28  

On Tuesday's PM: Australia strongly reaffirms its commitment to the controversial Joint Strike Fighter program after a stinging attack from Donald Trump; the Northern Territory Detention Royal Commission hears that Dylan Voller was 'set up to fail'; and multiple sources say US President-elect Donald Trump has picked the ExxonMobil chief, Rex Tillerson, to run foreign policy as his secretary of state. This is the early edition of PM, broadcast on ABC Radio National.

PM - Full Program - 10/12/2016 07:09  

On Friday's program: the Federal Treasurer approves the sale of Australia's biggest agricultural property, S Kidman and Co, to a joint venture between mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese company; and we look at correspondence obtained by the ABC that reveals an exodus of key scientists from the chemical regulation authority at the centre of claims of political pork barrelling.

PM - Full Program - 09/12/2016 19:14  

On PM: the Federal Treasurer approves the sale of Australia's biggest agricultural property, S Kidman and Co, to a joint venture between mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese company; and we look at correspondence obtained by the ABC that reveals an exodus of key scientists from the chemical regulation authority at the centre of claims of political pork barrelling. This is the early edition of PM, broadcast on ABC Radio National. The longer, local radio edition will be available for download at 7.30pm.

PM - Full Program - 08/12/2016 19:14  

On Thursday's program: Labor stepped up its attack on the Prime Minister today for ruling out putting a price on carbon pollution for the electricity sector; Victoria's Premier, Daniel Andrews has indicated the death of his father earlier this year led him to change his mind about voluntary euthanasia; and the New South Wales Government has announced plans to relax some of its controversial lockout laws in Sydney's CBD.

PM - Full Program - 07/12/2016 19:25  

On Wednesday's program: Official figures show Australia's economy went into reverse in the September quarter, with GDP falling by 0.5 per cent. There's been a rise in the number of West Australians prescribed with stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And in what's believed to be an Australian first, the Catholic Church has defrocked a priest for having a 'long term inappropriate sexual relationship' with a woman.

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