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The Briefing

News   •   608 episodes

Australia’s fastest growing daily news podcast, The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you.  All in under 20
minutes. Hosted by Tom Tilley and co-hosts Jan Fran, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette Lattouf and Jamila Rizvi. Published Monday to Saturday at ... show more
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Explained: the science that led to Kathleen Folbigg’s release from jail

Kathleen Folbigg has been released from prison after serving 20 years for murdering her four children. Yesterday, she received the pardon she’s been waiting for, for over two decades.  We’re joined by Matthew Aguis, science reporter at Cosmos Magazine and the Science Briefing, who explains how and why the decision has been made – and what it means for other court cases with similar findings  In this episode of The Briefing, Kathleen Folbigg’s long journey to freedom.   Headlines: Judge makes damning findings against Ben Roberts-Smith   US: Mike Pence enters the presidential race AFL to launch new investigation into Hawthorn PwC names staff involved in tax scandal   Follow The Briefing:Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Why there’ll be no male teachers by 2050

The number of male teachers in Australia has been steadily declining for decades. In Queensland for example, in the past two decades, the number of female teachers in the state’s schools increased by a staggering 230 times the number of males.  Studies suggest if the decline continues male primary school teachers will extinct by 2050. We’re joined by Angelo Gavrielatos is the President of the NSW Teachers Federation; and Joel, a male teacher who is watching first-hand the decline in numbers of male teachers and the impact the decline is having.     Headlines: Bruce Lehrmann speaks out Indian train crash caused by signalling failure New poll on Voice to parliament David Warner plans to retire from test cricket   Follow The Briefing:Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Succession Obsession: how a TV series won a cult following

The drama of the Roy family has captured the worlds attention, been compared to Shakespeare and created it’s own fashion wave. Why has Succession created so much hype and is it deserved? In this bonus episode of the Briefing, we’re joined by Michael Lucas, screenwriter for Offspring and The Newsreader, to find out what makes Succession such a successful show.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Pete Helliar from the Project to the jungle

Comedian Peter Helliar has done it all, from the jungle to co-hosting the Project, to even being declared dead. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was never a reality television experience that had tempted Helliar. But after his resignation from The Project - alongside Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson - the time was right to say yes to something totally different.In this chat with Jamila Rizvi, Helliar is circumspect. Not the usual laugh-a-minute guy you’re used to seeing on screen.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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"I was in a moment of history": The Ben Roberts-Smith verdict

Ben Roberts-Smith, former SAS soldier and Victoria Cross recipient lost his defamation case against Nine newspapers yesterday, with the judge finding Roberts-Smith committed war crimes. We sit down with LiSNTR Executive Producer Ellen Leabeater who was the Series producer for Guardian Australia’s podcast Ben Roberts-Smith v the media and followed the 100 day trial.   Headlines: New revelation in the AFL Hawthorn racism scandal.   BHP has admitted to underpaying nearly 30,000 workers Bali is trying to crackdown on disrespectful tourists BOM is forecasting a dry winter   Follow The Briefing:Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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“A stab in an open wound”: why your student loan is blowing out today

Today student debts will increase by 7.1% for more than three million Australians thanks to indexation. The average national student debt is $24,770.75 and will be increased by an extra $1758.72 . We speak to the creator of the HECS-HELP system Bryce Chapman about whether he thinks the current system should remain as is, and former student Hanna who’s furious at the increase.   Headlines: RBA governor cops criticism for housing comments PwC to name and shame partners Government to crackdown on tobacco The Office is getting an Australian adaptation Queensland takes down the Blues in Origin I   Follow The Briefing:Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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"The drop out": Elizabeth Holmes finally behind bars

Elizabeth Holmes was "the world's youngest self-made female billionaire" with her company Theranos, which promised to detect conditions such as cancer and diabetes needing only a few drops of blood. In 2014 her company was valued at US $9bn, but by 2018 Theranos had collapsed. In 2022 convicted by a jury in California on four counts of fraud and was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison. Now in May 2023 Holmes is finally going to prison, we speak with retired biotech executive Anne Kopf-Sill who knew Holmes, about why it took so long?   Headlines: AFL racism investigation wraps up New revelations from Dawson trial Lehrmann drops News Life lawsuit NATIO to remove PFAS from products Crown fined $450m   Follow The Briefing:Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Does Gen Z need more praise? What the AFP boss got wrong

In senate estimates last week, the AFP commissioner Reece Kershaw mentioned how Gen Z needs more praise in the workplace. It turns out he’d misquoted some research; we find out from organisational psychologist Amanda Ferguson how generational praise has changed and what the research really says.    Headlines: - WA Premier Mark McGowan resigns - PWC stands down nine partners over ATO scandal - Chris Dawson on trial for carnal knowledge as a teacher - Seven has already decided on Kochie’s replacement - Melbourne nightclub under investigation    Follow The Briefing:Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Everest: a doctor takes us inside the "death zone"

40 year old South Australian man Jason Kennison was the 10th climber to die on Mount Everest this climbing season, one of the deadliest in recent history. An area of the mountain called the death zone is the deadliest part of the climb, the term is used for altitudes over eight thousand meters. So what happens to the body when we enter higher altitudes, Dr Deirdre McCormack explains the risks of climbing Everest.    Headlines: - Earthquake in north-west of Melbourne  - Biden strikes deal over debt ceiling - Erdoğan claims victory in Turkish presidential election  - Thorpe to sue the Greens for racism      Follow The Briefing:Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The year Kevin Rudd apologised Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts was taken from her family

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts, is a proud Bundjalung Widubul-Wiabul woman who was taken away from her family and her country at age 11. Vanessa would live with more than a dozen different foster families, before she was old enough to return home to country at age eighteen. Since then she has completed her law and social work degrees, with first class honours and is embarking on a PHD.  In this chat with Jamila Rizvi ,Vanessa explains the importance of telling the stories of First Nations children in the foster care system, who are growing up away from their culture, families and land. *Content warning* We do mention the names of First Nations people who are no longer living. So please proceed with caution. 24/7 support line for First Nations people 13 Yarn - 13 9276 Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636   THE WEEKEND LIST: Watch: Stan Grant’s leaving speech on Q&A  Watch: Finale of Succession on Binge Watch: The Murdochs: Empire of Influence on SBS Watch: Queer Eye Season 7 on Netflix See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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