September 30, 2011
By Nick Fogarty and Louis Bowden, with Jacob Howard and Tamzin Byrne
Melbourne’s CBD comes to a standstill for the AFL grand final parade, Australian doctors slam federal government cuts to mental health services provided by GPs, and a shakeup of the Victorian taxi industry.
September 21, 2011
By Erin Fitzpatrick and Maddison Kennedy, with Emily Baker and Lexi Cottee.
A suicide bomber with explosives hidden in his turban has assassinated former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani.
September 20, 2011
By Emily Baker and Lexi Cottee, with Erin Fitzpatrick and Maddison Kennedy
Qantas staff walk off the job in support of job security and pay rises, the AMWU warns against a return to Workchoices, and the Labor party’s popularity at an all-time low.
September 19, 2011
Presented by Ben Guthrie and Chito Santos, with Dejan Kalinic, Anthony McPhee and Ted O’connor
The Uniting Church calls on the Labor government to abandon proposed changes to the Migration Act that would allow the resurrection of the asylum-seeker swap with Malaysia, the gap between different welfare payments widens because of changes introduced by the federal government, Victorian taxi drivers face tougher licensing requirements, and Australia fails to qualify for the Davis Cup World Group.
September 16, 2011
Presented by Annabel Smith and Michelle Nick, with Ellen Coulter and Samantha Lowcock
The stepmother of Australian schoolgirl Zahra Baker pleads guilty to the murder of the 10 year old, and after fifty one years the Malaysian government abandons a controversial law that allowed for indefinite detention without trial for national security reasons.
September 23, 2011
By Adem Saricaoglu and Harrison Tippet, with Morgan Benson, Iona Salter, Josh Fagan, and Ted O’Connor.
Convicted child murderer Robert Farquharson wins the right to appeal his life sentence.
The Australian dollar has fallen below 97 US cents.
And Australian publishers look forward to Julian Assange’s autobiography.
September 22, 2011
By Morgan Benson and Dejan Kalinic, with Ben Guthrie and Chito Santos.
Abbott calls on the Prime Minister to resign.
Foster’s takeover of Australian beer giant Foster’s to be completed before the end of 2011.
Fears about the safety of Melbourne’s City Loop.
And Buddy Franklin expected to be fit for the preliminary final between Hawthorne and Collingwood.
September 8, 2011
Presented by Ian Branthwaite and Marissa Shirbin, with Christie Long
Privacy concerns with the City of Monash planning biometric finger scanning to monitor staff, schools like University High School welcome plans to expand chaplaincy services to include secular counsellors, and a management plan for the Murray Darling Basin to be released in November.
September 26, 2011
Presented by Iona Salter and Josh Fagan, with Adem Saricaoglu and Harrison Tippet
The AFL and NRL campaign against federal government plans to introduce pre-commitment systems for high intensity poker machines, staff at Victoria’s first desalination plant are accused of abusing working conditions, and E might not equal MC squared after all.
September 6, 2011
Presented by Anthony McPhee
While Prime Minister Julia Gillard flies to New Zealand for the Pacific Islands Forum, punters are backing a new dark horse to snare the Labor leadership, and a register set up by the previous state government says Melbourne’s CBD has the highest number of dirtiest restaurants in Victoria.