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The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.


On Wednesday's edition of The World Today: One Nation Senator Rod Culleton is making the case to keep his Senate seat at Australia's High Court; Leaders in the Salvation Army return to the Child abuse royal commission, to explain what they've changed; and we look at an unconventional breeding program for Swift Parrots - using chainsaws for...

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On Thursday's edition of The World Today: South Australians begin the summer with another power blackout; and as federal politicians wind down their last sitting day of the year, farmer frustration erupts over the backpacker tax bickering.

On Friday's edition of The World Today: a top Chinese general has held discussions in Canberra with high-level Australian defence officials over the South China Sea dispute; US President-elect Donald Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe, is described as frank and warm; and a new documentary sheds light on a recent...

On Tuesday's edition of The World Today: Army helicopters begin airlifting people stranded from quake-ravaged Kaikoura; Coalition backbencher joins Labor's push for a crackdown on skilled work visas; a major crime figure linked to the Italian mafia is murdered in suburban Sydney; and Barack Obama downplays concerns about Donald Trump, ahead of...