PM - Individual Items

PM - Individual Items


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


PM Monday  

On today's program: The whipping winds and torrential rain of Hurricane Irma are delivering devastation in Florida, with millions of people forced from their homes in one of the largest evacuations in American history; and a new survey by UBS suggests that a growing number of Australian borrowers are also bending the truth when filling out loan applications

Business PM Monday  

On Business PM tonight, Kathryn Diss looks at the latest on electric vehicle cars and the lithium needed to power them; and, Elysse Morgan interview's the head of S&P Dow Jones Indices, Alex Matturri.

Women football players score a pay rise  

Female players in the W-League football competition are getting a pay rise, signing a collective bargaining agreement with the Football Federation of Australia just weeks before the tenth season of the league. David Coady reports.

New Zealand's Maori language week an example to Australia  

Some Australians point to New Zealand's record on the widespread acceptance and adoption of Maori language, and make comparisons with this country, where there is yet to be such success around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Questions over panel appointed to investigate Commonwealth Bank  

There are questions about how appropriate the banking watchdog appointments to investigate Commonwealth Bank are, and if the panel can deliver independent findings. Eliza Borrello reports.

Murray Darling report condemns failures in water management  

An independent report commissioned by the New South Wales Government has sharply criticised the state's water management. Ky Chow reports.

"Liar loans" on the rise: UBS survey  

A new survey by global financial services company UBS suggests that a growing share of Australian borrowers are also bending the truth when filling out loan applications. Stephen Smiley reports.

Sale of Liddell Power Station still on the table  

The Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg says AGL will take a proposal to its board to either keep Liddell open for another five years, or to sell it to another party. Stephanie Borys reports.

Playing politics over energy prices  

The Federal Government and Labor have again spent Question Time fighting over who is to blame for the rising cost of electricity. Stephanie Borys reports.

Clinical trial research shows therapies can help prevent melanoma spread  

Two clinical trials have shown that certain drugs currently used to treat advanced melanoma can help prevent the cancer from recurring and spreading, a New England Journal of Medicine study says. Jane Lee reports.

Warnings for Australian coastal cities in Irma's wake  

As Irma terrifies and destroys, one US expert is warning Australian coastal cities need to be better prepared for extreme weather and higher sea levels. Caroline Winter reports.

Millions without power as Irma threatens Tampa  

The whipping winds and torrential rain are delivering devastation across Florida, with millions of people forced from their homes in one of the largest evacuations in American history. Flint Duxfield reports.

Friday PM  

On today's program: A cyberattack leaves the company Equifax reeling, with fears private details of its 143 million customers could be exposed online; And people in the Bahamas batten down for super storm Irma.

Business PM  

Business PM catches you up on the most important news in business and finance.

Assistance dogs proving invaluable for people on the autism spectrum  

While the benefits of assistance animals for people who are blind is well known, they're also proving invaluable for people on the autism spectrum. Nance Haxton reports.

Papua New Guinea takes dramatic action to fix its budget  

The Papua New Guinea Government says it's taking dramatic action to fix its national budget and stop its debt from getting out of control. PNG Correspondent Eric Tlozek reports.

What does the High Court's same-sex marriage decision mean for government spending?  

The Government's power to spend money on unforeseen policies has been called into question following the High Court's support for the funding of the same-sex marriage survey. Jane Lee reports.

160,000 Rohinghya minority flee ethnic cleansing from Myanmar  

In Bangladesh, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis is escalating, as a result of horrific violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Pavlo Kolovos is the head of mission in Bangladesh for Doctors Without Borders, known as MSF and he spoke to our reporter Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop.

Aboriginal groups call for alternative employment model  

Aboriginal organisations are calling on the Government to replace what's known as the 'work for the dole' scheme, with an employment model they've come up with. Katherine Gregory reports.

More research needed into the long-term impact of weight loss surgery  

New figures show the number of people heading to the operating table to shed excess kilos has doubled over the past four years, however there's very little data on the long-term health impacts of gastric sleeves and gastric bands. Antoinette Lattouf reports.

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