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N Drive on ABC Radio National is an engaging two hours of interviews, reports and panel discussion presented by Waleed Aly (Mon-Thu) and Julian Morrow (Fri). Includes special coverage of Asia-Pacific regional affairs and global business.

N Drive on ABC Radio National is an engaging two hours of interviews, reports and panel discussion presented by Waleed Aly (Mon-Thu) and Julian Morrow (Fri). Includes special coverage of Asia-Pacific regional affairs and global business.
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Melbourne, VIC


N Drive on ABC Radio National is an engaging two hours of interviews, reports and panel discussion presented by Waleed Aly (Mon-Thu) and Julian Morrow (Fri). Includes special coverage of Asia-Pacific regional affairs and global business.






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Bribery allegations under parliamentary privilege, calls for reform of Qld sexual consent laws, and a new stargazing record?

PM consults intelligence agencies over Hastie comments. Queensland government urged to review sexual consent laws. Citizen astronomers hope to break stargazing world record . Asbestos claimants on the increase. Tech Head: Optus fined, facial recognition and Instagram adds a mute button. Will China cut back its economic relationship with Australia? Deadly Nipah virus causes panic in India. How to keep teens interested in science.


Mark Dreyfus, tax cuts and the Obamas' Netflix deal

Indigenous voices missing from Cape York Peninsula land clearing debate. Mark Dreyfus on refugees, tax cuts and by-elections. One Nation withdraws support for Government's company tax plan. The Obamas sign Netflix deal. Adelaide archbishop found guilty of sex abuse coverup. Business and Finance: Banking Royal Commission continues. China edges closer to Indian territory. Sweden prepares for war. Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival.


Ged Kearney, Telstra outages and Hawaii's volcano

"Shameful": Ged Kearney calls for change in Labor's refugee policy. 250 international Commonwealth Games athletes, officials remain in Australia. 14 human feet wash up on British Columbia beaches in 11 year period. Telstra outage needs heavy penalty. Airbnb supports fair-work food delivery. Country Drive: wild horses, feral camels and grey nomads. Mt Kilauea eruption intensifies. Who or what has caused a rise in banned CFC's? What would progressive populism look like in Australia?


Royal Wedding, AFL in China, zombie apocalypse

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry head to the chapel. Is Australia's relationship with China in need of repair? Martin Freeman on braving a zombie apocalypse. The Wrap: Stalling wages, new police powers and Section 44. My Feed: alien octopodes, Megan Fox and is it fluffy towel or scratchy towel? Cat Canteri: Inner North.


David Littleproud, dual citizenship and protected animals

Littleproud shakes up live exports but can't prevent sheep deaths. Parliamentary committee recommends referendum on section 44. Why are these unexpected animals protected in Australia? Federal Politics: Will Australians go to a referendum on dual citizenship? Government 'fast-tracking' athlete asylum cases. Research Filter: Salt, hearing loss, tiny robots and transferring memories between sea snails. EU leaders commit to preserve Iran deal. Bill Henson: On stillness and the luxury of time.


Senator Eric Abetz, free speech and is it 'Laurel' or 'Yanny'?

Union blackmail charges dropped. Government says no ban on live exports this season. Yanny or Laurel? North Korea puts Kim-Trump summit in doubt. New ways to think about free speech? Tech Head: How much hate speech is on Facebook? Twitter's spam filter, smart households . Anwar Ibrahim welcomes 'new dawn for Malaysia'. Israel criticised at the UN over Gaza deaths. P.P. Arnold: The Turning Tide.


Female Liberal MPs, Gaza and random identity checks at the airport

Kelly O'Dwyer pledges $50,000 toward a Liberal women's fighting fund. The Israeli-Gaza border braces for another day of violence. Why you shouldn't go foraging for mushrooms this winter. Should police have the power to conduct random identity checks at airports? Zoo charged for bringing bear to drive through. Business and Economics: Housing risks, AMP class action bidding war, CommBank CFO resigns. Longitudinal study to address homelessness. Wild.


Surabaya terror attacks, Amanda Stoker on LNP Queensland preselection and giant jade buddha in Bendigo

Second family carries out suicide bombing in Indonesia. Government gender imbalance in the spotlight after Queensland preselection. Giant jade buddha to be unveiled in Bendigo after world tour. US software company accuses Google of harvesting data. NSW Police to review all unsolved cold cases. Country Drive: live exports, Tasmanian floods and 49 species now endangered. Israel celebrates opening of new US embassy in Jerusalem. National elections in Iraq set to usher in a new era for the...


Israeli air strikes, dual citizenship and Eurovision

Which budget cash splash is best for you? Israeli air strikes hit Iranian targets in Syria. Jessica Mauboy through to Eurovision Grand Final. The Wrap: Dual citizenship, the budget, and the Met Gala. My Feed: Sustainable fashion, Cannes red carpet and plastic-free Mother's Day. Leon Bridges is on to a Good Thing.


Jim Chalmers, Malaysian election and Amy Siskind

Turnbull Government's $140 billion budget centrepiece faces tough Senate battle. Tennant Creek toddler was at 'foreseeable risk' of harm. Former PM Mahathir Mohamad wins Malaysian national election. Should the ACT's new electorate be named after Charles Bean? Federal Politics: one Senator, three MPs and $140 billion in tax cuts. AMP to defend shareholder class actions. Warrant issued for arrest of Ms Dhu's cousin over unpaid fines. Research Filter: Jumping spiders, artificial embryos and a...


Mathias Cormann, Mark Dreyfus and former AFL player sues

MP citizenship resignations overshadow budget aftermath. Labor faces questions over candidate vetting. Former player to take legal action against AFL. Dual citizen MPs resign, sparking by-elections. Malaysians vote in 'mother of all elections'. Tech Head: Google robocalls and Facebook's ban on foreign ads. US pulls out of Iran nuclear deal. No Such Thing As A Fish.


The federal budget, consent laws and Chinese migration in Australia

Greens critical of budget priorities. John Hewson: 2018 budget economics. Celebrating 200 years of Chinese Migration to Australia. Do we need more uniform and foolproof consent laws? How do you teach consent to kids? Business and Finance: AMP resignations, Wall Street eyes off Bitcoin and it's Budget Day. Refugee camps in Bangladesh prepare for monsoon season. André Aciman: love, desire and Enigma Variations. Budget 2018: Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas discuss. ACCI, ACTU, COTA and ACOSS...


Indigenous dads, ex cop wins compensation and one more sleep until the federal budget

Government announces $24 billion federal budget infrastructure spend. "A budget for multinationals and millionaires": Andrew Leigh. First 1,000 Days Australia highlights Indigenous Dads. Ex-detective wins compensation after being pushed out of Victoria Police. The role of China in the Pacific. Country Drive: Murray Darling basin deal, mobile towers and CWA hemp cookies. The role of creativity in business. Photographers tackling personal stories head on.


Gonski 2.0, Donald Trump and the Academy expels Cosby and Polanski

What will Gonski 2.0 mean for how children are taught? Trump admits to knowing about hush money payment. Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from the Oscars academy. The Wrap: Red Rooster, factional fights and living on $40 a day. My Feed: Well Read Black Girl and the Next Chapter. William Crighton builds his Empire.


Labor pledges live sheep ban; Australia's space agency and new cheese names

"No future": Labor calls for live sheep export ban. Federal budget reportedly to include space agency funding. Will EU trade talks affect cheese names in Australia? Federal Politics: live exports and budget crystal ball. Jailed Journalists. Can mobile phones cause brain cancer? Facial recognition under scrutiny. Charity sends 250,000 books to Africa. What is the new shape of power?


Christopher Pyne, Wayne Swan and Ghandi's granddaughter Ela

"Preserve balance": Macron eyes Chinese influence in Pacific during Australia visit. Swan laments Labor's loss of Hammond. Palm Island settlement still a lengthy process. Sophie Mirabella wins. Tech Head: Facebook "Dating", Instagram expands anti-bullying filter, "unlimited" data plans. IAEA rejects Israel's claims about Iran nuclear program. Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant.


Tony Burke, Cardinal George Pell and 'Australianisms'

Labor responds to APRA's scathing criticism of Commonwealth Bank. The importance of exercising your mood. 'Australianisms' in the Oxford English Dictionary. Cardinal George Pell to stand trial for historical sex offences. Business and Economics: RBA rates, APRA's CBA report, Royal Commission fallout . Shifting influence in the Pacific under the spotlight during Macron's visit. Mass protests bring watershed moment to Armenia. Eileen Myles Afterglow.


Josh Frydenberg on Liddell, tailored education and cultural diversity quotas

AGL receives $250 million bid for Liddell power plant. AMP chair Catherine Brenner resigns amid malpractice scandal. Does Australian parliament need a cultural diversity quota? New Gonski report calls for tailored education. Country Drive: Pill testing at Groovin the Moo, the Great Barrier Reef and female goat farmers earn more. UK Home Affairs Minister resigns over Windrush scandal. GetUp! releases "unapologetically ambitious" vision for the economy. Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come.


Korea summit, calls to change employment laws and Australia's recycling crisis

Historic Korean peace talks underway. "No longer a good fit": ombudsman seeks to loosen employment laws. Environment Ministers face Australia's recycling crisis. The Wrap: Banking Royal Commission, Harry Harris and Macron's dandruff. My Feed: Incel, Caliphate podcast and tactile portraits of Putin. George FitzGerald: All That Must Be.


Jessica Mauboy, Jim Chalmers on NDIS funding and Australian nun ordered to leave the Philippines

Labor joins government in scrapping Medicare levy NDIS funding. Australian nun appeals expulsion from Philippines. Jessica Mauboy prepares for Eurovision 2018. Federal Politics: Labor and Coalition prepare for budget duel over tax. What is the incel community? Research Filter: Cosmic collisions, plant photosynthesis and why kids never seem to get tired. Government funds $1m research to tackle the spread of flesh-eating bug. Gender parity pays. African Children's Choir tours Australia.


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