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ABC News Daily

ABC News Daily


ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.

2247 - Russell Brand’s conspiracies and his defenders
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  • 2247 - Russell Brand’s conspiracies and his defenders

    Russell Brand built his name on the shock factor, using his sexual exploits as punchlines and making offensive jokes on television and radio for years. Now, the comedian, presenter and actor has been accused in an investigation by British media outlets of sexual assault and rape between 2006 and 2013.  He denies the allegations, saying the relationships he had were always consensual. Today, senior contributor at Forbes magazine Dani Di Placido discusses the accusations against Brand, his conspiracy theories and his massive social media fan base.  Featured:  Dani Di Placido, senior contributor at Forbes magazine

    Fri, 22 Sep 2023 - 13min
  • 2246 - Surviving the extreme heat this summer

    Parts of Australia have been experiencing well above average temperatures for this time of year, with alerts for bushfires already being issued.  At the same time, the Bureau of Meteorology has declared the El Nino weather pattern is underway, meaning a hotter and drier summer is likely. Today, the founder of campaign group Sweltering Cities, Emma Bacon, on who the heat will hit the hardest and how best to prepare.  Featured:  Emma Bacon, founder of Sweltering Cities

    Thu, 21 Sep 2023 - 13min
  • 2245 - What taking on the tax office cost a whistleblower

    Can you imagine if the tax office went into your bank account and retrieved money it says you owe, without your permission?  Well, it can do that and it does.   It’s a practice that distressed ATO employee Richard Boyle so much that he tried to help some taxpayers get around it.  He also became a whistleblower and is now facing charges that could land him in jail for up to 46 years.  Today, investigative journalist Adele Ferguson on his case and how whistleblower laws in Australia are failing all of us. Featured:  Adele Ferguson, ABC investigative reporter

    Wed, 20 Sep 2023
  • 2244 - What China wants with Australian greyhounds

    Australia has a lucrative greyhound racing industry that’s enjoyed by some and loathed by others. Now it’s been revealed there’s a largely unknown but sophisticated trade in dogs with China, where their welfare can’t be assured.  Today, investigative journalist Paul Farrell on the big money changing hands and the loopholes in Australian laws allowing it to happen.  Featured:  Paul Farrell, ABC investigative reporter

    Tue, 19 Sep 2023
  • 2243 - How 100,000 migrants are testing New York

    New York City is struggling to house more than one hundred thousand migrants who’ve arrived in the past year. Authorities have even set up tent cities because shelters for the homeless have been overwhelmed.  Today, New York City reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Erin Ailworth, on where these people are coming from and the political storm the issue has unleashed.  Featured:  Erin Ailworth, New York City reporter for the Wall Street Journal

    Mon, 18 Sep 2023 - 13min
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