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The Briefing

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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. Publish... show more
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Mindful Drinking: The success of Heaps Normal

Australia’s beer culture is almost embedded in Aussies from childhood, whether one of your parents is asking you to grab them a beer from the fridge or pass their stubby holder, having a cold one in hand is a standard practice. But over the last couple of years the rise of non-alcoholic or low alcohol drinks have boomed, with companies like Heaps Normal leading the way.  In this episode of the Briefing, we’re joined by Andy Miller, co-founder and CEO of Heaps Normal.  His company only began in 2020 - and now  has now catapulted into a $57.5 million business.  Today’s episode is all about how mindful drinking has exploded in Australia.   Headlines: - Thousands march in Australia Day rallies- New Australian of the Year speaks out about men's body image issues- Body of missing Gold Coast Woman found- US commits to sending tanks to Ukraine- Aussies make it to men's doubles Aus Open final   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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January 26: A day of mourning for Indigenous Australians

Australians across the country will “celebrate” Australia Day today, January 26.  Many believe it ought to be scrapped as a day of celebration out of respect for Indigenous Australians who consider the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 as an invasion - a colonisation of First Nations.     Teela Reid, indigenous lawyer and practitioner in residence at Sydney University Law School.  In this long-form episode of the Briefing, Tom and Antoinette explore what the day means to Indigenous Australians.   What needs to happen for Australia to move forward together.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Why Machu Picchu is off the bucket list, for now

Since December protests have rocked Peru as the former president Pedro Castillo was ousted after he attempted to dissolve the legislature to prevent an impeachment vote, and was replaced by President Dina Boluarte, his former vice-president. The anti-government protests against the new president have led to the closure of the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and the Inca trail.   We’re joined by Neil Giardino - a freelance journalist for ABC, BBC & Reuters.  He is currently in Peru and has been reporting independently in Peru since 2017   In this episode of The Briefing, we find out when Machu Picchu will be back on our bucket lists.   Headlines: Prime Minister Anthony Albenese in Alice Springs 7th Qantas flight with issues Seven dead in second mass California shooting Dating apps safety roundtable   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Could 2023 be the year Julian Assange is released

Twelve years ago, ‘cable gate’ was published by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.  251,000 confidential cables from the US State Department were released, disclosing corruption, diplomatic scandals and spy affairs on an international scale.   Assange claimed asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 and in 2019 was arrested on a US arrest warrant.  He has now been held for three and a half years in a high security British prison usually used for terrorists and members of organised crime groups.  We’re joined by Greg Barns SC, an Australian barrister, author, political commentator, to get the latest on Assange’s case.   Assange is wanted for 18 criminal charges and if convicted, he faces up to 175 years in prison. There are growing calls and pressure for the Biden government from both inside the United States and overseas, to drop Assange’s protracted prosecution.  So will 2023 be the year Assange is released?   Headlines: Qantas denies any issues with its flights Calls to block Kanye West visiting family in Australia  Police identify man believed to be US Lunar New Year shooter Peru closes famous tourists spot during deadly protests  Djokivic dominates De Minuar at Open   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Vaping: I was addicted to nicotine

Having a nicotine addiction used to only be associated with cigarette smokers who’d have a pack a day and always try to bum a cig. Now vaping has become the newest nicotine addiction source, with a quarter of vapers in Australia having never smoked before.    We’re joined by Alyx Gorman, Lifestyle Editor at the Guardian, who found herself addicted to vaping after three years and at the peak of her addiction she estimated she was inhaling roughly the equivalent of a pack and a half of cigarettes a day.    In Australia it’s illegal to sell, supply or possess an e-cigarette or any liquid that contains nicotine in Australia without a doctor’s prescription. So how and why are they so readily available in Australia?   Headlines: Ten killed in California mass shooting Jacinda Arden hands Labour leadership over to Chris Hipkins Murray and Djokovic call for better scheduling in Australian Open Buckingham Palace reveals King Charles’ coronation details   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Elise McCann turns lemons into lemonade

Have you ever been at dinner with mates and someone comes up with a clever idea and you all agree it could totally be an app? Well, Elise McCann is the kind of person who actually does just that!Elise is a theater performer turned entrepreneur. You’ve probably heard her sing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, seen her perform as Miss Honey in the Australian musical production of Matilda or headlining charity galas or carols in the Domain.She is the consummate performer and now also the co-founder of a new wellness app, Hey Lemonade.   In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Elise McCann discuss everything from how does a creative reinvent themselves in the world of business and tech and what does it take to succeed in an entirely foreign field of work?   THE WEEKEND LIST WATCH: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Netflix   WATCH: Fleishman Is In Trouble – Disney+ READ: Verity – Colleen Hoover LISTEN: The Rewatchables Podcast   Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Ardern era: How will history judge Jacinda?

Jacinda Ardern has announced she will quit as New Zealand prime minister next month, saying she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead.  Ms Ardern choked up as she detailed how six "challenging" years in the job had taken a toll. We’re joined by Chelsea Daniels Senior Reporter for NewsTalkZB in New Zealand Ms Ardern will step down as Labour Party leader no later than 7 February. There will be a vote in the coming days to determine her replacement.  New Zealand will hold a general election on 14 October.   Headlines: - Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter- Dramatic night at Aus Open- A second Qantas plane forced to land at Sydney Airport- GPs call for tighter rules on vaping packaging Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Inside China’s deadly Covid chaos

Earlier this month the Chinese government reversed their covid-zero policy and changed how they report Covid infections and illnesses. It’s led to a number of countries including Australia placing restrictions on travelers from China out of fear a new variant will emerge there. In this episode, we speak with Jeremy Goldkorn, editor of The China Project, to find out what's really happening in China. Headlines: - Qantas plane issues rare mayday- Nadal’s shock-exit from the Australian Open- UK: Church of England rules out same-sex marriage- Woolworths gives employees option to work Australia Day- Greta Thunberg detained in Germany Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Back to the 70s: What is stagflation?

Wars, the pandemic, China’s economic woes and critical flaws in the supply chain have put economies on alert across the globe. 2023 is tipped to be the year of high inflation and economic stagnation - stagflation.  We speak to Richard Holden, professor of economics at the University of NSW about just what it is, and how it will affect us in our day-to-day lives?   Headlines: - Extreme weather brings Australian Open matches to a halt- The Chinese and Russian economies have shrunk- Renee Geyer and Jim Molan have died- An Aussie has avoided the death penalty in Indonesia Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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“A bunch of blood suckers” Tom’s verdict on Prince Harry’s memoir

Prince Harry’s new biography ‘Spare’ caused controversy before it was even released. It details everything from losing his virginity, to killing 25 people in Afghanistan. Harry speaks about fighting with his brother William and his decision to leave the Royal family and move both his and Meghan’s life to California. Tom Tilley and Katrina Blowers have both read the book and tell us what they think of Harry's tell-all.   Headlines: - Kyrgios pulls out of Aus Open- Rugby Australia sacks Dave Rennie- Sydney teacher identified on board Nepal flight- Italy’s most wanted mafia boss arrested Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAUTwitter: @TheBriefingAUSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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