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Lawyer Nicola Gobbo represented some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals, all the while secretly working as a police informer. Why did she do it, and how was it allowed to happen? For the first time, she tells the full story behind why she became an informer, and what happened when her double life was exposed to the world.
 
RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network. The current series is Patient Zero. Patient Zero tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin, why they happen and how we found ourselves in the middle of a really big one. We follow the aftermath of a natural disaster... set the record straight on an infamous epidemic... get to the bottom of the most bizarre virus transmission story you'll ever hear... and do our best to k ...
 
Lisa Leong helps you navigate your way through the tough times, looking for the sunshine and the humanity in the world of work. From the quirky to the somewhat controversial, experts in the world of work and business share their ideas, experiments and fast fails, that you can apply to your own career. We’re cheaper than therapy and more fun than LinkedIn, think of us as your digital water cooler.
 
A podcast about how Donald Trump changed the United States and the world. Four years ago, Donald Trump promised to make America Strong, Wealthy, Safe, Proud and Great Again. In November, Americans will have their chance to elect him again. Has he lived up to his promise? Season 4 of America, If You’re Listening (formerly known as Russia, If You’re Listening) will look back on Trump’s greatest achievements, disappointments and disasters, and look at how they all fit together.
 
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COVID-19 has now claimed 200,000 American lives, accounting for more than 20% of the total number of deaths worldwide. Senate Republicans signal they have the votes to confirm a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The release of police body cam video of officers shooting a 13-year-old boy with autism, and remembering the lege…
 
The conflict and partisan positioning that followed the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects the role played by the US Supreme Court in adjudicating matters of intense social and political disagreement. What matters should be left to the messy process of political deliberation, contestation, and compromise? Professor Adrienne Stone …
 
Australian universities are shrinking in almost every imaginable way.Their budgets, their student intake and their staff are all diminished, and likely to shrink further.Today on The Signal, we survey the damage so far to Australia's university sector.What does it mean for Australia in the long run?Featured:Andrew Norton, Professor in the Practice …
 
Kerry O’Brien and Sally McManus look at changes to work and workplaces and the roles of unions in the future. Business leaders and union representatives are currently negotiating what could be landmark industrial relations reforms. They will shape what the future of work looks like in Australia. And they also come at a time of drastic changes broug…
 
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death has ignited raw and intense political wrangling over how to fill her seat on the US Supreme Court. We reflect on her legacy and the political manoeuvering. And, in a case involving a soldier known only as Private R, the High Court of Australia has determined that a trial for ADF members can be held in the militar…
 
The Supreme Court showdown following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. President Trump is pushing to nominate Ginsberg's replacement as early as Friday, and vows to pick a woman. This, as the late justice's granddaughter reveals her final wish to not be replaced until after the election. As the U.S. approaches 200,000 deaths related to COVI…
 
In court or in parliament, Malcolm Turnbull carried an air of showmanship. His memoir, A Bigger Picture, reveals that he actually comes from a long line of theatre people: a writer and performer mother, a vaudevillian grandfather and a Tony and Oscar-winning cousin.Also, we remember playwright and director Aidan Fennessy with his friend and collabo…
 
There's always been a reasonable chance the US Supreme court could decide the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.A few days ago, it underwent a tectonic shift when Ruth Bader Ginsberg died.Today on The Signal, the ideological balance of the court that settles America’s most bitter fights is up for grabs.So what happens next, and what does it m…
 
Young Australians complain they’ve been locked out of the property market and expect to live their life in the private rental market . Wages haven’t kept up with house prices. Secure full-time jobs are harder to find and not everyone can rely on an inheritance .With Covid 19 , the situation is even more precarious. Home ownership is a marker of a g…
 
An Israeli court has this evening approved the extradition of former Melbourne teacher Malka Leifer, wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse.Despite the continued drop in case numbers in Victoria, the West Australian leader Mark McGowan is holding out on re-opening borders until community transmission is stamped out, but how realistic is …
 
An unprecedented leak of secret US Government reports has revealed how two trillion dollars of suspected dirty money snakes around the globe. This week on Background Briefing, Mario Christodoulou shows how terrorists and mobsters smuggle staggering sums of money through some of the world's largest banks - and often get away with it.This never-befor…
 
How well do you listen to people at work? No, stop and think - how well do you really listen, not just wait for your turn to talk or be distracted by the chatter in your head: "Wish he would hurry the hell up!" or "Here she goes pushing that agenda again, now I will be late for the gym." Executive coach Oscar Trimboli and author calls it deep liste…
 
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