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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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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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UK PM Theresa May's leadership, The Wrap and The Quiz

BREXIT: UK PM Theresa May's leadership under threat. The Wrap: Summit season, Victorian election and controversial candidates. Let's Get Quizzical: Jenna Owen vs Ben Nielsen. My Feed: The Big Watermelon, BirthdayCakeGate & 'Don't Say It'. Hawksley Workman gets nostalgic for the Battlefords.


Same-sex marriage, Richard Marles and free tampons

Richard Marles on federal politics and APEC Leader's Summit. A year on from the same-sex marriage postal survey. Labor pledges free tampons and pads in state schools. Federal Politics: ASEAN, Israel embassy and foreign political donations. Brexit: the "endgame" has begun, says Teresa May. Research Filter: new kilo, multitasking and giraffes. Indigenous women in Canada file class-action lawsuit over forced sterilisation. A constitutional crisis is unfolding in Sri Lanka. Broken and...


My Health Record, a carbon tax and US doctors take on the NRA

My Health Record deadline extended to January 31. PM tries to rescue Indonesia trade deal amid Israel embassy friction. 'Squeegee cops' catch dozens of motorists on mobiles. Melissa Price on energy policy, environment and the Pacific. US doctors take on the NRA. Tech Head: flying cars, windows 10 and drone breach. CNN sues White House over revoked credentials. Erika Lee: A history of xenophobia.


Mathias Cormann, NSW Greens and Gargasoulas found guilty

Senate expected to pass changes to redistribution of GST. Researchers hopeful neck scan could predict dementia years earlier. Gargasoulas found guilty of six counts of murder after Melbourne CBD attack. NSW Greens are having their own Me Too moment. Filipino news website Rappler charged with tax evasion. Business and finance: Westpac, the share market, energy and reusable cups. At least 42 killed as California fires continue to burn. Dignitaries opt not to stay in PNG for APEC summit....


Tony Burke, Scotland LGBTI education and soft plastics

Tony Burke on radical Islam and immigration. Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence set to be released from prison. Is the government backtracking on plans to get kids off Nauru? Australians are mistakenly putting soft plastics in the recycling. Scotland to mandate LGBTI-inclusive education. The Girl Scouts are suing the Boy Scouts. Country Drive: Strawberry arrest, drought and Murray Goulburn. Student activists feared missing in China. Repatriation of Rohingya refugees 'dangerous' and 'premature'....


Bourke Street, The Wrap, Loneliness and the Quiz

The Wrap: Malcolm Turnbull, Luke Foley, state elections and China. Does Australia have a loneliness problem? One dead and two injured following incident on Melbourne's Bourke Street. Let's Get Quizzical: Sara James vs James Colley. My Feed: Betoota vs Sportsbet, White House fake news and New York Times uses 'whomst'. Paul Kelly embraces the poetry of Nature.


Luke Foley resigns, shark culling, Pacific visas

Luke Foley resigns as NSW Labor Leader. US Attorney General sacked as White House bars CNN reporter post midterms. Are shark numbers increasing in QLD and would a cull work? Federal Politics: the PM's Pacific strategy and Payne in China. Will the Federal Government's new visa scheme disadvantage Pacific Island workers? Research filter: the ocean floor is dissolving, resilient ocean trout and burping in space. UN uncover more than 200 mass graves in Iraq. The Short and Curly guide to life.


US midterms, Angus Taylor and Don Dale

Democrats seize the House, Republicans retain Senate in US midterms. Angus Taylor attempts to secure power price reductions. Newly weds have time of their lives in viral first dance. Don Dale Youth Detention Centre gripped by violence again. This year's US midterms show a country divided. Tech Head: foldable smartphones, Web Summit 2018. Dr Michio Kaku on life, the universe and everything. Shona Riddell: Adventures in the subantarctic.


Melbourne Cup, US midterms and China tensions ease

Cross Counter wins the 2018 Melbourne Cup. Ministerial visits back on the agenda as China tensions ease. Who won best dressed at Melbourne Cup? Judge in Rush trial rejects bid for new witness. 79 boarding school students abducted in Cameroon's northwest. Business and Finance: the Birdcage, activist short selling and RBA rates on hold again. US Midterms: Can the Democrats retake the House? The story-telling power of video games.


War Memorial upgrade, Mckinnon Prize and new visa rules for harvest workers

Australian War Memorial under fire over $500 million upgrade. Laura Tingle on the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership. Mark Taylor calls for a former cricketer to replace him on CA board. Meet the Year Two student demanding better representation on cereal boxes. Farmers' Federation support relaxation of working holiday visas. Government considers veterans covenant to mark WWI Centenary. Country Drive: harvest visas, salmon farming protests and crop-destroying hail storms. On the...

Constitutional woes, political infighting and a quiz

Fresh Section 44 clouds gather over Parliament. The Wrap: Political infighting, migrant caravan and rubella. Let's Get Quizzical: Sammy J vs Ricardo Goncalves. My Feed: Our Halloween Special plus woozy face emoji! Don Letts: A punk-rock filmmaker.


Julia Gillard, children off Nauru and optional bike helmets

Government confirms plans to move women, children off Nauru. Cricket Australia boss David Peever resigns. Julia Gillard launches schools mental health initiative. Should bike helmets be optional? Federal Politics: Scott Morrison vs Malcolm Turnbull, and kids off Nauru. Coalition plan to remove children from Nauru under scrutiny. Research Filter: human-induced extinction, dinosaur eggs and the history of chocolate. Australian policies failing vulnerable children, says report. Mysterious...


Live sheep exports, research funding reform and Tony Abbott

Agriculture Minister announces sweeping changes to live exports. Should research grants be subject to 'national interest test'? Scientists one step closer to a coeliac disease vaccine? Indigenous envoy Tony Abbott embarks on remote community tour. New allegations emerge in Rush defamation case. Tech Head: Going off grid, Twitter likes, Gab's Pittsburgh link. Protests as President Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue. What next for 'post-Merkel' Germany, EU? Keeping it real with Adeola Fayehun.


Cricket Australia, Rush defamation case, denuclearizing North Korea

Former Test cricketer Greg Matthews on the ball-tampering suspensions. Report warns of Chinese military scientists in Australian universities. Is the apostrophe a blessing or burden? The campaign to prevent 'proud boy' Gavin McInnes entering Australia. Actress at the centre of Rush trial testifies. Business and Finance: Superannuation, the tax man and Uber expands to regional areas. 5,200 US troops sent to Mexican border. Will North Korea fully de-nuclearise? The Baling talks.


Penny Wong, Cricket Australia and the future of coffee

Bill Shorten outlines Labor's foreign policy approach. Indonesian passenger plane crashes into sea off Java. Review scathing of 'arrogant' Cricket Australia. Coffee pod sales overshadowing Italy's moka pot? NSW Nationals to expel alleged 'far right extremists'. Australia study reveals dangers of 'traditional masculinity'. Country Drive: Chinese investment in the Barossa, allergy-free agriculture and long-life cream. Aid agencies forced to adapt to changing nature of Syrian conflict. Rescuing...


The Economist, ASMR and Kingdom Choir

The Wrap: children on Nauru, National Drought Summit and energy prices. Wonder Down Under: Is Australia's luck running out? Let's Get Quizzical: Claire Hooper vs Sami Shah. My Feed: Cardi B tries ASMR, Hasan Minhaj's 'Queer Eye' makeover and 'Superwog' hits ABC Comedy. The Kingdom Choir: Stand By Me.


Kerryn Phelps, drought summit and war-torn zoo rescues

Dr Kerryn Phelps meets crossbench MPS and talks priorities. Federal Politics: Julia Banks, Kerryn Phelps, and Fraser Anning. Does Victoria really need a mental health royal commission? What can the government do to better support drought affected Australians? Teacher speaks out about his decision to quit rather than be fired over his sexuality. Research Filter: organic diets, genome reference bank and the microbiome. US midterms: judge rules to prevent voter suppression in Georgia. Migrant...


Tony Burke, Martin Foley and bottled air

Labor to renew bid to refer Peter Dutton to the High Court. Victoria's Government announces Royal Commission into mental health system. Canned Australian air for sale. Tasmania to debate removing gender from birth certificates. Do we need a national insurance scheme for the elderly? Tech Head: Telstra 5G, Oculus departure, and the Vatican's AR game. Khashoggi killing overshadows 'Davos in the desert' gathering. UN warns Yemen at risk of unprecedented famine . Eun-Me Ahn: Dancing Grandmothers.


Angus Taylor, Invictus and Nauru

Federal Government moves ahead on energy pricing. ACCI weighs in on wages and power prices. 2018 Invictus Games commence in Sydney. Behrouz Boochani on refugee policy. Australia's first dedicated study on sexual assault at music festivals. Business and Finance: Energy, ACTU rallies and will the Banking RC have a lasting impact? The policy behind the politics of Australia's refugees. Turkey's President prepares to reveal details about death of Khashoggi. I'm Not A Runner.


National apology, Wentworth and school uniforms

National apology to victims of institutional child sex abuse. Mark Dreyfus on the national redress scheme and Wentworth. School uniform shift gives girls the freedom to move. Energy Security Board chair on Australia's energy future. Geoffrey Rush defamation case underway. Country Drive: National apology, the Nationals and kangaroo meat. Shonky science around children and gender identity. Krissy Kneen: Wintering.