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RN Breakfast - with Hamish Macdonald

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RN Breakfast - with Hamish Macdonald
RN Breakfast - with Hamish Macdonald

RN Breakfast - with Hamish Macdonald

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RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to. Start each day with comprehensive coverage and analysis of national and international events, and hear interviews with the people who matter today—along with those who'll be making news tomorrow.

Latest Episodes

11-10-19

Malka Leifer's bail overturned by Israel Supreme Court. Who will win the Nobel Peace Prize? 'Fragile, complex': Life in the al-Hawl refugee camp. A message to you, Rudy — World News with Matt Bevan. Newcastle's mine closures: the lessons to be learned. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Trump has "single-handedly betrayed" the Kurds: Eziz Bawermend. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Men over 50, tourists targeted in surf lifesaving promotion. Infrastructure, population on COAG treasurers agenda. Final two weeks for Uluru climbing. Science with Jonathan Webb: koala retrovirus and our galaxy's violent history. Closing the Gap rebooted. Garage Sale Trail next weekend aims to de-clutter people's lives.

152 MIN3 days ago
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11-10-19

10-10-19

Turkish military launches attack against Kurdish forces. Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached. Trump's long-standing relationship with Turkey. 'Extending the life of coal-fired plants is not the right policy to pursue'. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. More mental health services are needed across Australia. Politics with Phil Coorey. Aurora Australis ship to embark on its final season. Indigenous leaders concerned with proposed WA euthanasia legislation. Businessman and geologist awarded 'The Australian Academy of Science Medal'. Tech with Ariel Bogle. Number of homes destroyed in NSW fires expected to climb. Victorian program provides support to Indigenous inmates through art. The Screen Show with Jason Di Rosso.

141 MIN4 days ago
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10-10-19

09-10-19

Turkey strikes Syrian-Iraqi border. Charity helping homeless pets more active in Hobart as housing crisis worsens. Boris Johnson accused by EU officials of engaging in 'blame game'. US whistleblower and academic cut from cyber security conference. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Residents in northern NSW forced to flee amid bushfires. QLD's Lockyer Valley fires continue to threaten communities. Politics with Peter Van Onselen. Turkey defends its military operation in northeast Syria. Tasmanian senator opens up ahead of 'World Mental Health Day'. Grain growers struggle to salvage crops. Women's AFL 2020 season in limbo. Seeing the beauty in 'ugly animals'. White House refuses to co-operate with impeachment inquiry. Extent of damage from bushfires to become clearer today.

140 MIN5 days ago
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09-10-19

08-10-19

Turkey expected to invade Syria following US withdrawal. ABC's new project Australia Talks finds out what we care about most. Report throws doubt on value of Murray-Darling Basin dams. Republicans slam Trump's Syria withdrawal — World News with Matt Bevan. 'It tastes good': Hungry Jack's owner backs plant-based meat industry. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. As Trump faces Syria backlash and impeachment, Biden ramps up campaign. Politics with David Crowe. Government reportedly cancels citizenship of jihadi bride Zehra Duman. Talking TV with Michael Bodey. ABC chair Ita Buttrose on Australia Talks: Where do you fit in? Law Report with Damien Carrick.

144 MIN6 days ago
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08-10-19

07-10-19

Momentum for Scottish independence growing as Brexit looms. Begging to no longer be a crime in Tasmania. Second Trump whistleblower comes forward — World News with Matt Bevan. Finance with Michael Janda. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Iranian academic released from Qld jail as Aussies home from detention. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Cyber crime rampant with 'more spiders than ever on the world wide web'. National Farmers Federation to sign off on drought policy next week. 100 years since the death of Alfred Deakin. Double J: Youth Group. Facial mask ban sparks more violence in Hong Kong. What is going on in the state of Denmark? Health Report with Norman Swan.

141 MIN1 weeks ago
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07-10-19

04-10-19

27 killed in Iraqi anti-government protests. Bushfire season poses serious threat as temperatures rise. Indonesian lawyer facing charges over insight on West Papua. Trump urges China to find information on Biden — World News with Matt Bevan. Major energy companies want to deliver affordable energy. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Josh Frydenberg wraps up three-day drought tour. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Female mechanic working in Antarctica named Tradeswoman of the Year. Clock is ticking for Morrison Govt to move forward on Indigenous constitutional recognition. Scott Morrison warns against 'negative globalism' in Lowy speech. Science with Jonathan Webb: Pterodactyl fossil discovered in QLD. Double J launches podcast dedicated to Big Day Out festival.

143 MIN1 weeks ago
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04-10-19

03-10-19

Brexit "even more chaotic when you're in the middle of it": Carl Bildt. US impeachment: Pompeo admits to listening in on Ukraine call. Malka Leifer to be bailed — World News with Katie Hamann. Climate action about engagement, not divestment: Damian Graham. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. ANU data breach report fails to pinpoint perpetrators. Politics with Phil Coorey. Only 4 billion years left to escape being swallowed: Andromeda. SA Govt under fire over land tax changes. Land tax changes address "clear inequity": Rob Lucas. Tech with Ariel Bogle. WA rolls out compulsory notification for Indigenous arrests. The Screen Show with Jason Di Rosso.

152 MIN1 weeks ago
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03-10-19

02-10-19

Hong Kong protests: teenager shot, 66 injured as police crack down. Indonesia: students protest new criminal code. Trump looks for allies in investigation into Mueller inquiry. Trump's phone calls trump Dem primaries — World News with Matt Bevan. One more rate cut likely next year: Jo Masters. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. "As far as it is appropriate": will Australia help Donald Trump? Politics with Peter Van Onselen. Federal Government steps up screening for African swine fever. Drought tour: Inverell suffers third year of big dry. Mem Fox on children dealing with death. 100 years of Bauhaus. Redress payments reaching abuse survivors. Is hate speech a public health issue? Religion and Ethics with Andrew West.

149 MIN1 weeks ago
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02-10-19

01-10-19

Bulgarian judges sign letter supporting early release of Sydney man Jock Palfreeman. China's 70th anniversary marked by 15,000-strong military parade. Trump pushed Morrison to help discredit Mueller probe, NYT reports. Alexander Downer says he knew nothing about Trump-Morrison call. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. 'We will continue our fight, whatever it takes': Hong Kong's movement. Politics with David Crowe. What does China's 70th anniversary mean for Hong Kong? Attorney-General to have final say on charges against journalists. Talking TV with Michael Bodey. Law Report with Damien Carrick.

140 MIN1 weeks ago
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01-10-19

30-09-19

Tense wait after polls close in Afghanistan presidential election. New York Times faces backlash after revealing details about whistleblower. President Trump's team deflect attention to scandal surrounding Joe Biden's son. Reserve Bank tipped to cut interest rates. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Drought Minister David Littleproud implores states to 'do their bit'. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Could gene drive technology help control weeds in Australia? Govt announces first review of retirement income system in 30 years. China's 70th anniversary celebrations marred by violence in Hong Kong. Double J: Looking back at the impact of the Big Day Out Festival. Australian women, children lured into Islamic State trapped in Syria. A common skin disease medication could become a new treatment for sarcoma cancer.

139 MIN2 weeks ago
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30-09-19

Latest Episodes

11-10-19

Malka Leifer's bail overturned by Israel Supreme Court. Who will win the Nobel Peace Prize? 'Fragile, complex': Life in the al-Hawl refugee camp. A message to you, Rudy — World News with Matt Bevan. Newcastle's mine closures: the lessons to be learned. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Trump has "single-handedly betrayed" the Kurds: Eziz Bawermend. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Men over 50, tourists targeted in surf lifesaving promotion. Infrastructure, population on COAG treasurers agenda. Final two weeks for Uluru climbing. Science with Jonathan Webb: koala retrovirus and our galaxy's violent history. Closing the Gap rebooted. Garage Sale Trail next weekend aims to de-clutter people's lives.

152 MIN3 days ago
Comments
11-10-19

10-10-19

Turkish military launches attack against Kurdish forces. Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached. Trump's long-standing relationship with Turkey. 'Extending the life of coal-fired plants is not the right policy to pursue'. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. More mental health services are needed across Australia. Politics with Phil Coorey. Aurora Australis ship to embark on its final season. Indigenous leaders concerned with proposed WA euthanasia legislation. Businessman and geologist awarded 'The Australian Academy of Science Medal'. Tech with Ariel Bogle. Number of homes destroyed in NSW fires expected to climb. Victorian program provides support to Indigenous inmates through art. The Screen Show with Jason Di Rosso.

141 MIN4 days ago
Comments
10-10-19

09-10-19

Turkey strikes Syrian-Iraqi border. Charity helping homeless pets more active in Hobart as housing crisis worsens. Boris Johnson accused by EU officials of engaging in 'blame game'. US whistleblower and academic cut from cyber security conference. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Residents in northern NSW forced to flee amid bushfires. QLD's Lockyer Valley fires continue to threaten communities. Politics with Peter Van Onselen. Turkey defends its military operation in northeast Syria. Tasmanian senator opens up ahead of 'World Mental Health Day'. Grain growers struggle to salvage crops. Women's AFL 2020 season in limbo. Seeing the beauty in 'ugly animals'. White House refuses to co-operate with impeachment inquiry. Extent of damage from bushfires to become clearer today.

140 MIN5 days ago
Comments
09-10-19

08-10-19

Turkey expected to invade Syria following US withdrawal. ABC's new project Australia Talks finds out what we care about most. Report throws doubt on value of Murray-Darling Basin dams. Republicans slam Trump's Syria withdrawal — World News with Matt Bevan. 'It tastes good': Hungry Jack's owner backs plant-based meat industry. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. As Trump faces Syria backlash and impeachment, Biden ramps up campaign. Politics with David Crowe. Government reportedly cancels citizenship of jihadi bride Zehra Duman. Talking TV with Michael Bodey. ABC chair Ita Buttrose on Australia Talks: Where do you fit in? Law Report with Damien Carrick.

144 MIN6 days ago
Comments
08-10-19

07-10-19

Momentum for Scottish independence growing as Brexit looms. Begging to no longer be a crime in Tasmania. Second Trump whistleblower comes forward — World News with Matt Bevan. Finance with Michael Janda. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Iranian academic released from Qld jail as Aussies home from detention. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Cyber crime rampant with 'more spiders than ever on the world wide web'. National Farmers Federation to sign off on drought policy next week. 100 years since the death of Alfred Deakin. Double J: Youth Group. Facial mask ban sparks more violence in Hong Kong. What is going on in the state of Denmark? Health Report with Norman Swan.

141 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
07-10-19

04-10-19

27 killed in Iraqi anti-government protests. Bushfire season poses serious threat as temperatures rise. Indonesian lawyer facing charges over insight on West Papua. Trump urges China to find information on Biden — World News with Matt Bevan. Major energy companies want to deliver affordable energy. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Josh Frydenberg wraps up three-day drought tour. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Female mechanic working in Antarctica named Tradeswoman of the Year. Clock is ticking for Morrison Govt to move forward on Indigenous constitutional recognition. Scott Morrison warns against 'negative globalism' in Lowy speech. Science with Jonathan Webb: Pterodactyl fossil discovered in QLD. Double J launches podcast dedicated to Big Day Out festival.

143 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
04-10-19

03-10-19

Brexit "even more chaotic when you're in the middle of it": Carl Bildt. US impeachment: Pompeo admits to listening in on Ukraine call. Malka Leifer to be bailed — World News with Katie Hamann. Climate action about engagement, not divestment: Damian Graham. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. ANU data breach report fails to pinpoint perpetrators. Politics with Phil Coorey. Only 4 billion years left to escape being swallowed: Andromeda. SA Govt under fire over land tax changes. Land tax changes address "clear inequity": Rob Lucas. Tech with Ariel Bogle. WA rolls out compulsory notification for Indigenous arrests. The Screen Show with Jason Di Rosso.

152 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
03-10-19

02-10-19

Hong Kong protests: teenager shot, 66 injured as police crack down. Indonesia: students protest new criminal code. Trump looks for allies in investigation into Mueller inquiry. Trump's phone calls trump Dem primaries — World News with Matt Bevan. One more rate cut likely next year: Jo Masters. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. "As far as it is appropriate": will Australia help Donald Trump? Politics with Peter Van Onselen. Federal Government steps up screening for African swine fever. Drought tour: Inverell suffers third year of big dry. Mem Fox on children dealing with death. 100 years of Bauhaus. Redress payments reaching abuse survivors. Is hate speech a public health issue? Religion and Ethics with Andrew West.

149 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
02-10-19

01-10-19

Bulgarian judges sign letter supporting early release of Sydney man Jock Palfreeman. China's 70th anniversary marked by 15,000-strong military parade. Trump pushed Morrison to help discredit Mueller probe, NYT reports. Alexander Downer says he knew nothing about Trump-Morrison call. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. 'We will continue our fight, whatever it takes': Hong Kong's movement. Politics with David Crowe. What does China's 70th anniversary mean for Hong Kong? Attorney-General to have final say on charges against journalists. Talking TV with Michael Bodey. Law Report with Damien Carrick.

140 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
01-10-19

30-09-19

Tense wait after polls close in Afghanistan presidential election. New York Times faces backlash after revealing details about whistleblower. President Trump's team deflect attention to scandal surrounding Joe Biden's son. Reserve Bank tipped to cut interest rates. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Drought Minister David Littleproud implores states to 'do their bit'. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Could gene drive technology help control weeds in Australia? Govt announces first review of retirement income system in 30 years. China's 70th anniversary celebrations marred by violence in Hong Kong. Double J: Looking back at the impact of the Big Day Out Festival. Australian women, children lured into Islamic State trapped in Syria. A common skin disease medication could become a new treatment for sarcoma cancer.

139 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
30-09-19