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ABC The Drum


Mon-Fri 6:00pm ABC TV & 7.00pm AEST ABC News | Quotes represent the views of individual panellists and are not a reflection of the views of The Drum.

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Experts say it's become a matter of 'when' — not 'if' — the outbreak of #coronavirus  becomes a pandemic. @ErykBagshaw  explains how that might affect Australia. #TheDrum 

Joining host Ellen Fanning is economics correspondent for The SMH and The Age Eryk Bashaw, former Liberal MP Pru Goward, City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas and co-host of the ABC RN podcast ‘Stop Everything!’ Beverley Wang.

The three baboons on the run have now been re-captured.

Tonight on #TheDrum : does Australia’s education system reinforce social inequality? Plus – Olympics under threat from #coronavirus  and gossip magazines called out by the Press Council.

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Resources Minister Matt Canavan says a move to net zero emissions would be a 'net negative' for agriculture. But fellow Nationals member @NBlairy  disagrees: "I think that it's a bit of an insult to the sector." #TheDrum 

"Where does the money go? Nobody seems to know" - @pasi_sahlberg  on resourcing in the Aus. education system. He says it's one of the most unequal systems in the world. #TheDrum 

Tonight on #TheDrum : a look at the ongoing physical impacts of trauma, and how to overcome it. Plus - India faces the worst religious violence in a decade, and more #SportsRort  revelations.

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Joining host Julia Baird is Sydney Business Chamber Executive Director Katherine O'Regan, author and speaker Rabia Siddique, ANU Professor Mark Kenny, and former Labor MP Emma Husar.

GPs say they are ill-equipped to deal with a #coronavirus  pandemic; urgently calling for more access to protective equipment.

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“The top 20 per cent of Australian households in wealth terms, are now 100 times richer than the bottom 20 per cent- 50 years ago we would have thought that was abhorrent.” Hugh Mackay says Australia has the largest wealth inequality in its history #TheDrum 

“I think Justin Milne either knew what he was doing and it's reprehensible or he was dangerously naive and that's also reprehensible” Kerry O’Brien weighs in on reports the ABC chairman called for Emma Alberici to be sacked because she offended the Coalition Government.

"I've managed to live long enough to see this unimaginable thing!" David Marr in tears on #TheDrum  as #marriageequality  passes the House of Representatives

“If a million dead fish at Menindee doesn't attract your attention as the environment minister, what does it take?” questions where Melissa Price has been during the mass fish kill in the Murray-Darling basin #TheDrum 

"We are devastated. We are outraged. I speak in solidarity with this community because this son is our son," says @AmyThunig  in response to the shooting of 19-year-old Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker in the NT.

“Every time I get a taxi, I have to ask them whether they will take me because I’ve got into taxis and then taxi drivers have refused to take me.” Nyadol Nyuon says the ‘it’s ok to be white’ motion, diminishes the experience of real racism #TheDrum 

“If we don't have an agreed set of facts, that we as a community can rely on, the whole pursuit of journalism is pointless.” explains why she chose to take on the Prime Minister over his comments regarding the medevac bill #TheDrum 

“I blew a fuse when I read about the Aus War Memorial planning to spend $500m on another centre. For $500m we could buy a proper research + treatment centre for PTSD! We could treat our veterans properly” Chris Barrie#AnzacDay  #TheDrum 

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