PM - Full Program

PM - Full Program


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


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.

PM - Full Program - 06/12/2016 19:09  

On PM: On Tuesday's program: The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been told Aboriginal people need to have control over reforms to the corrections system. Newly released data from the child abuse Royal Commission has revealed some staggering figures on the number of complaints lodged against the Catholic church in the Newcastle-Hunter region, and the amount of compensation that's been paid to victims. And a brain tumour survivor will lead a new Senate committee inquiry into the survival rates of rare cancers.

PM - Full Program - 05/12/2016 18:25  

On PM: Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his dismay over reports his successor Malcolm Turnbull is planning to cut the Green Army program; and we look at the researcher hoping to deter stroke patients from embarking on so called 'stem cell tourism'. 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 - 02/12/2016 19:22  

On Friday's program: A new report has found the Federal Government's remote work-for-the dole scheme is failing Indigenous communities. Asthma Australia says more needs to be done to raise awareness of the relationship between allergies and asthma. And scientists have joined forces with the tech giant Google to develop an app to track platypus numbers.

PM - Full Program - 01/12/2016 19:11  

On Thursday's program: On Thursday's program: The Federal Government scored a late win on the last day of Parliament for the year, with a breakthrough on the backpacker tax. The Greens, who'd been holding out for a rate of 10.5 per cent, agreed to support a 15 per cent tax. Survey results support calls to allow compensated surrogacy in Australia. And India's moviegoers will be getting a fresh dose of patriotism, after the Supreme Court yesterday ordered the national anthem be played before the start of films.

PM - Full Program - 30/11/2016 19:22  

On Wednesday's program: The Government is celebrating securing support to pass one of the bills that triggered the double dissolution election; but the Government also suffered a surprise loss in the Senate today, when Labor gathered enough support to again lower the Government's proposed backpacker tax to 10.5 per cent; and the mining industry is refusing to comment on a landmark decision by the industrial umpire allowing striking workers to be made redundant.

PM - Full Program - 29/11/2016 19:24  

On Tuesday's PM: This afternoon, the Coalition got a step closer to Parliament passing its key piece of legislation, enabling the establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission. A multi-million dollar overhaul of South Australia's child protection system will focus on prevention and early intervention for at-risk families. And Northern Territory Corrections has confirmed there are currently no rehabilitation programs being run for high-risk sex offenders inside it's prisons.

PM - Full Program - 28/11/2016 19:14  

On Monday's PM: there's the truth, the whole truth - and now the 'post-truth', as the Prime Minister accuses the Opposition of engaging in 'post-truth' politics in its pursuit of the Attorney-General, George Brandis; a moment of bipartisanship in the Federal Parliament today, with political leaders declaring 'no more' to Indigenous family violence; and victims of child sexual abuse say they've lost faith in the nation's legal system, after distressing experiences before the courts.

PM - Full Program - 25/11/2016 19:15  

On Friday's PM: South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has threatened to halt any movement on federal legislation, until the Murray Darling Basin dispute is resolved. A major fuel shortage at Melbourne Airport could cause flight delays, and mean diversions for some international flights. And the City of Fremantle in Western Australia has restarted the debate about Australia Day by cancelling its usual fireworks display and announcing a culturally inclusive event two days later, on the 28th of January.

PM - Full Program - 24/11/2016 19:14  

On Thursday's PM: The Government's backpacker tax has failed in the Senate. Farmers say a tax that high will mean backpackers won't bother working on farms, leaving them short of labour, and are urging both sides of politics to find a compromise. Research supports an argument for compulsory sex education classes and lessons in in 'porn literacy skills' for children as young as eight. And staff at the national broadcaster's radio network, Radio National or RN, have passed a motion of no confidence in senior ABC management after plans were announced to axe up to seven jobs at Radio National in the new year.

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

On Wednesday's PM: Through eyes filled with tears, Federal Labor MP Emma Husar today told her parliamentary colleagues of her experience growing up with a violent, abusive father, in the hope of helping others. But the New South Wales Government has been accused of forcing the state's chief anti-corruption official out of her job, as payback for investigating the Liberal Party. And Victoria's Chief Vet has described animal mistreatment at an Echuca abattoir as 'the worst case he's seen in his career', with workers at Riverside Meats Abattoir in Echuca in Victoria's north-west accused of abuses that some say amount to animal torture.

PM - Full Program - 22/11/2016 19:22  

On Tuesday's PM: Estimates of this morning's earthquake in Japan range in magnitude from 6.9 to 7.4, and experts say it's too early to rule out the possibility of more tsunamis off the northern coast. The US President-elect Donald Trump has promised to pull out of the world's biggest trade deal - the Trans-Pacific Partnership - in his first day in office. And the UN's humanitarian chief says the number of people trapped in Syria without food or medical help has more than doubled over the last year.

PM - Full Program - 21/11/2016 19:15  

On Monday's PM: Under attack over his criticism of Malcolm Fraser's immigration policies more than three decades ago, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says two-thirds of those charged with terrorism recently are from second- and third-generation Lebanese Muslim families; Treasurer Scott Morrison faces a blow-out in the deficit after refusing today to commit himself to the Government's timetable for a return to surplus; and researchers work out just how many of us sleepwalk - and start working on what to do about it.

PM - Full Program - 18/11/2016 19:10  

On Friday's PM: The Australian dollar today continued the slide it's been on since Donald Trump became President-elect of the United States. The Victorian and New South Wales Education Ministers teamed up today to call on the Federal Government to deliver funding for the national Gonski education plan beyond the current commitment. And Human Rights Watch says the discovery of mass graves in northern Iraq is evidence of 'crimes against humanity' by retreating forces of the so-called Islamic State.

PM - Full Program - 17/11/2016 19:34  

On today's PM: There was some hefty criticism of the Federal Government's response to shocking rates of violence against indigenous women National Press Club in Canberra today. The Productivity Commission has found that only a small fraction of government-funded programs intended to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians are getting proper evaluation. And South Australia may now look towards Victoria when it next considers legislating for voluntary euthanasia after the push to pass voluntary euthanasia laws was defeated by one vote after a marathon debate overnight.

PM - Full Program - 16/11/2016 19:29  

On Wednesday's PM: Malcolm Turnbull says a stronger United States means a stronger world, and has attacked shadow foreign minister Penny Wong for arguing Australia should be prepared to assert its own national interests within the US alliance. Women in Australia are still earning, on average, $27,000 a week less than men, with researchers say it's evidence that Australia is nowhere near achieving gender equality in the workplace. And a big evacuation operation by sea and air today got hundreds of people out of the New Zealand town of Kaikoura, which was cut off by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake two days ago.

PM - Full Program - 15/11/2016 19:15  

On Tuesday's PM: Bill Shorten's 'Australia first' call on foreign worker visas produces an unlikely alliance across party lines, with LNP backbencher George Christensen echoing the Opposition Leader 's call for a crackdown; Australian cricket authorities face tough questions as the team gives South Africa a series victory, with yet another batting collapse in Hobart; and tech giants defend themselves against accusations that they allowed the spread of fake news and false information during the US election campaign.

PM - Full Program - 14/11/2016 19:12  

On Monday's PM: A so-called 'ring of steel' will now repel people smuggling operations in what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls the biggest ever peacetime maritime operation in Australia's northern waters; the New South Wales Government counts the cost of a rural by-election with a 35 per cent primary vote swing against the Nationals, prompting the junior Coalition partner's leader and deputy to step down; and Australians look to the Eastern horizon tonight, hoping to catch a glimpse of the biggest moon in almost 70 years.

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