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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.

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On Friday's edition of The World Today: A major political headache for the Federal Government has eased after its school funding package passed through Parliament just before the long winter break; despite scathing criticism from the banking industry, the South Australian government is refusing to back away from its planned new tax on the major...

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On Monday's edition of The World Today: The Prime Minister faces another backbench revolt, this time over the Federal Government's school funding package; Portugal declares three days of mourning after a massive forest fire kills more than 60 people; And warnings that Victoria's greyhound industry may be in jeopardy if a new code of practice is...

On Thursday's edition of The World Today: As smoke still rises from London's high-rise inferno, building experts are calling for an urgent audit of the cladding used on Australian high-rises; Bob Dylan is accused of plagiarising sections of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech; And what will the latest unemployment figures reveal about the state of...

On Friday's edition of The World Today: In the UK, British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble on an early election may have backfired. As counting continues, an exit poll suggests her Conservative Party could fall short of a Parliamentary majority. In Melbourne, state and federal police have raided a number of homes in connection with Monday's...