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PM covers stories across Australia and the world, explaining and analysing the most important events and issues of the day.

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Melbourne, VIC

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PM covers stories across Australia and the world, explaining and analysing the most important events and issues of the day.

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English

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Episodes

THU 28 MAY – Ink runs dry for local newspapers

5/28/2020
More than one hundred News Corp papers are ceasing print publishing across Australia, locals worry about the missing stories and spirit from their communities; and the United States racks up 100-thousand coronavirus deaths, while the president moves to clamp down on Twitter.

Duration:00:30:40

New mums groups stopped by COVID looking to move online

5/28/2020
Months into the pandemic, and some new mums are still struggling with disruption to mothers groups.

Duration:00:02:55

Trump tech brawl overshadows growing COVID-19 death toll

5/28/2020
As the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpassed 100,000, a potential showdown is looming between the Trump administration and Silicon Valley.

Duration:00:03:53

US mulls economic measures, Australia called on to act, as Beijing rubber stamps security law threatening Hong Kong

5/28/2020
Hong Kong's economy could be crippled, a territory lawmaker says, if the United States imposes sanctions over Beijing's planned new security law for the city.

Duration:00:09:14

Pilbara cave explosion on par with Palmyra - UNESCO Chair

5/28/2020
Some archaeologists are today comparing the destruction of 46-thousand year old Aboriginal rock shelters in the Pilbara with the Islamic State group's ravaging of cultural sites across Middle East.

Duration:00:04:41

Warning of "valley of death" for hundreds of thousands of construction jobs

5/28/2020
The construction industry has warned of a looming financial cliff, and hundreds of thousands of job losses in the wake of coronavirus shutdown.

Duration:00:04:25

'I certainly won't reach for the iPad'; Warwick, Qld resident reflects on loss of local paper

5/28/2020
Two hours west of Brisbane, locals in the small town of Warwick say it's heartbreaking that the local paper is closing.

Duration:00:02:00

Fears local councils, authorities won't be held accountable as more regional reporters lose their jobs

5/28/2020
Local news has long been in danger but now Australian news giant, News Corp, has announced it'll cease printing more than 100 titles and merge others.

Duration:00:04:38

WED 27 MAY – Elusive industrial relations middle-ground

5/27/2020
With bosses and workers searching for an elusive middle-ground in IR, PM looks at wage cuts and flow on effects for the economy; and as wind and solar meets more of the world's energy needs – demand for batteries is set to drive an export bonanza for Australian lithium.

Duration:00:30:37

Filipino children left with lasting trauma from Duterte's drug war

5/27/2020
Thousands of children in the Philippines have suffered long-term psychological trauma and poverty as a result of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs – a report out today has concluded.

Duration:00:03:48

Should Australia and Japan set up a 'business bubble'?

5/27/2020
Japan is budgeting around $3 trillion in economic stimulus to help the country weather a coronavirus catastrophe.

Duration:00:04:43

New data offers clues to which energy technology will win race to power the nation

5/27/2020
New data reveals renewables are generating the fastest-growing share of Australia's total electricity needs and that share is set to keep on growing.

Duration:00:05:44

One journalist cleared, but others stuck in legal limbo

5/27/2020
After more than two years under the cloud of a criminal investigation for revealing secret government plans to change spy agency responsibilities, journalist Annika Smethurst has been cleared.

Duration:00:04:05

Unions' clout not what it was in the '80s, so what can they bring to Morrison's IR process?

5/27/2020
Professor Frank Bongiorno says there's an element of wishful thinking in the Prime Minister's appeal for employers and the ACTU to come together for the sake of jobs.

Duration:00:04:36

Fault lines emerging in re-booted industrial relations debate

5/27/2020
Issues around job security and wage growth have emerged as areas of disagreement in the fledgling debate on industrial relations reform, triggered by the COVID-19 downturn.

Duration:00:05:02

TUE 26 MAY – Govt suggests industrial relations truce

5/26/2020
Can the Prime Minister secure the ongoing industrial relations ceasefire he's seeking, as a cornerstone of the economic recovery plans he's begun to unveil? And three years after Indigenous Australians proposed recognition in the constitution, proponents enlist a high profile PR firm to re-energise their push.

Duration:00:30:39

China no longer relies on one goose laying golden eggs: why Beijing has called the world's bluff on Hong Kong

5/26/2020
Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam is trying to hose down fears for the city's freedoms, as China's ruling Communist Party prepares to impose a new national security law. Writer Wilfred Chan says the new law marks a declaration of total authority over Hong Kong and its people by Beijing.

Duration:00:09:43

What will win the race between renewables and fossil fuels to power the nation's energy needs?

5/26/2020
Has progress on renewables and battery storage already outrun the need for a transition technology, like gas?

Duration:00:04:04

Three years on from the Uluru Statement, where is the movement?

5/26/2020
It's been three years since Indigenous Australians delivered to all Australians the Uluru Statement From the Heart, but it has made little tangible progress.

Duration:00:04:03

COVID-19 cases in Sydney school and ship at WA sparks renewed vigilance

5/26/2020
Two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sydney schools and an outbreak on a livestock shop in a WA port has brought renewed attention to the virus response.

Duration:00:04:17