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Scott Morrison, the minister for everything
Revelations former prime minister Scott Morrison secretly appointed himself to multiple ministerial positions and hid it for years have rocked Australian politics.
Today Radio National's Breakfast host Patricia Karvelas on the former leader's strange power grab, why he did it, and what it says about our democracy.
Patricia Karvelas, RN Breakfast host
How the 'teals' are playing politics
The last parliament was dogged by allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
But since the election, there's a new force in Canberra, with a record number of women winning seats on the parliamentary crossbench.
Today 4 Corners reporter Louise Milligan on her fly-on-the-wall access to some of the independents.
Featured: Louise Milligan, 4 Corners
The 'Virus Hunter' who pinpointed the origin of COVID-19
People love a conspiracy theory, and since very early on in the pandemic there’s been fierce debate about where COVID-19 originated.
Did it come from a live animal market in Wuhan or leak from a research lab in the Chinese city?
New research says the lab theory can now be put to bed once and for all.
Today, world leading viral evolution expert Edward Holmes on why he was suspicious of the market six years before the disease swept the world.
Featured: Professor Edward Holmes, viral evolution expert, University of Sydney
The mysterious deaths of two Saudi sisters
When two sisters from Saudi Arabia were found dead and naked in their beds in a Sydney apartment earlier this year, it shocked Australians and puzzled police.
It has raised questions about who the young women were and why they fled their homeland.
Today, Background briefing reporter Rachael Brown on her chilling investigation into their mysterious deaths and why other Saudi women in Australia are living in fear.
Featured: Rachael Brown, Background Briefing reporter
David Speers on jobs for mates and 'grey' corruption
There's a flourishing 'jobs for mates' culture in Australia, so it's hardly surprising when former politicians are appointed to lucrative overseas posts.
But do we really have to accept it?
In New South Wales a former deputy premier was forced to relinquish a plum United States post after a public outcry and now he's at the centre of an explosive inquiry.
Today, Insiders host David Speers on integrity in politics and why voters are demanding more of it.
Featured: David Speers, host of Insiders
Why the big banks are betting on a recession
The reserve bank has spent most of the year furiously increasing interest rates but now the big banks are betting they'll start falling again soon.
It's not due to an improving economic outlook. It's because the rapid rate hikes globally could land us in recession.
Today, ABC business editor Ian Verrender on the 'miserable' state of the economy and why the credibility of the RBA is on the line.
Ian Verrender, ABC business editor