Guess Who's Coming to Dinner08/23/14
The current racial tension in Ferguson Missouri reveals fault lines that still lie in post-segregation America - in the 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights movement. Meanwhile our Northern Territory Intervention remains in place, highlighting...
Is regular exposure to industrial chemicals putting your health at risk?
Correspondents Report: Sean Dorney, outgoing PNG correspondent
This week, the ABC says goodbye to around 70 people involved in covering the Asia Pacific region, after the axing of the Australia Network due to cuts in government funding.
NZ's plans to shake up the UN Security Council
New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully tells RN Drive he feels the UN Security Council is losing relevance, which is precisely why he's made getting a seat his number one foreign policy objective.
The secret negotiations to free James Foley
The American journalist James Foley was working for the Boston-based international online news site GlobalPost when he was taken captive in Syria in 2012.
Bill Shorten closes door on rape allegations
The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said that decades-old rape allegations levelled against him last year were untrue and abhorrent.
RN DRIVE 21.08.14
Bill Shorten closes door on rape allegations. Cardinal Pell faces Royal Commission. AMA unveils rival GP co-payment plan. Video-less video games for the blind. The secret negotiations to free James Foley. Passport: Hip hop in Senegal. NZ's plans to...
James Foley's execution: what can the US do?
In the wake of journalist James Foley's execution, US president Barack Obama has described the Islamic State's actions as 'bankrupt', a 'cancer' and the product of a 'relentless hatred' which needs to be confronted.
'Triumph and Demise': Paul Kelly's history of the Labor years
There have been may books released about Labor's six years is government, and now veteran political journalist Paul Kelly offers his version of this history.
IS-linked terrorism: Justice Minister warns Indonesia
Australia's Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, has warned the threat of terrorism in Australia and Indonesia is now higher than it was at the time of the Bali bombings.
Building Utopia in Space
Colonel Chris Hadfield became a YouTube sensation with his recording of David Bowie's Space Oddity while on board the International Space Station.
EU diplomacy tackles multiple challenges
Top EU officials will meet President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, in Belarus next week.
Fed pols: Josh Frydenberg
With the budget struggling to make its way through the Senate, the government says it has ample time to pass its measures and still contain the 'budget crisis'.
RN DRIVE 20.08.2014
Fed pols: Josh Frydenberg. IS claim to behead US journalist. ATO crypto-currency guidelines released. Business & Econ. with Russell Padmore. Research Filter: crowdsourcing, anti-obesity meds, and Richard III's diet. Sri Lanka blocks war crimes...
Bob Carr on Clive Palmer's China comments
Clive Palmer described the Chinese government as 'bastards' and 'mongrels' who 'shoot their own people' earlier this week. Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie threw fuel on the fire by referring to a threat of Chinese invasion.
Politics with Michelle Grattan
A look at all of the latest developments in federal politics with the Conversation's Michelle Grattan.
Shadow Immigration Minister Richard Marles
The Shadow Immigration Minister responds to Scott Morrison's announcement that hundreds of children in mainland immigration detention will be released into the community.
What do political ads and con artists have in common?
Are you the sort of person who falls for political advertising or online scams?
Australia and Indonesia to sign spying code of conduct
Australia and Indonesia are set to resume intelligence and military co-operation nearly a year after a diplomatic breakdown over spying allegations.
What does China think of Palmer comments?
On the ABC's Q and A program last night Clive Palmer said the Chinese Government are "bastards" who want to take over Australia.
- Melbourne, VIC