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ABC News and Current Affairs is the name of the division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that controls content classified as news, public affairs and business and finance.

However, the other divisions of the ABC also produce a range of programming within these genres. All such content is covered here.

ABC Television and ABC Online VOD


News Online

  • ABC News in 90 Seconds [1]
  • ABC World in 90 Seconds [2]
  • ABC News Business [3]
  • ABC News Sport [4]
  • ABC News Entertainment [5]
  • ABC News Weather [6]

Current affairs


Business and finance




Asia Pacific

  • [9]
  • ABC News for Australia Network (aka "Australia Network News" / "ABC Asia Pacific News")
  • Newsline [10]
  • Business Today [11]


ABC Radio programs

Current affairs

  • AM
  • PM
  • The World Today
  • Correspondents Report [12]

ABC Radio National

  • 360 [13]
  • Awaye! [14]
  • Australia Talks [15]
  • Artworks [16]
  • Background Briefing [17]
  • Big Ideas [18]
  • Breakfast
  • EdPod [19]
  • ForaRadio [20]
  • Future Tense [21]
  • The Health Report [22]
  • The Law Report [23]
  • Late Night Live
  • The National Interest [24]
  • Saturday Extra [25]
  • The Science Show [26]

ABC Newsradio

  • StarStuff [27]
  • Health Minutes [28]

Radio Australia

  • 24 hrs dans le Pacifique [29]
  • [30]
  • Asia Pacific Business [31]
  • Asia Review [32]
  • Bay Vut Tin tức [33]
  • Connect Asia [34]
  • Correspondent's Notebook [35]
  • [36]
  • Pacific Beat [37]
  • Other programs in Mandarin, Indonesian, Tok Pisin, Khmer and French.

triple j

  • Hack
  • triple j news [38]
  • triple j music news [39]
  • Sunday Night Safran [40]

ABC Rural

  • National Rural News [41]
  • The Country Hour [42]
  • Bush Telegraph
  • Country Breakfast [43]
  • Rural Reporte] [44]
  • The Resources Beat [45]

ABC Local Radio

  • Nightlife
  • Overnights [46]
  • Speaking Out [47]
  • Sunday Nights [48]
  • Sunday Profile [49]
  • Various local programs

ABC Current Affairs

The ABC produces many current affairs programmes, including The 7.30 Report and Lateline. These programmes often use resources or reports from one another. For instance, an Asia-Pacific-based report from the week's Foreign Correspondent will be edited for use during that same week's Asia-Pacific Focus programme.

News reports from ABC News are also edited, often with new material added on, for use on that night's Lateline.

The ABC's Current Affairs department has also won a number of awards over the years.

ABC Public Affairs

Apart from the usual coverage of Public Affairs & Politics during programmes such as ABC News, Lateline and The 7.30 Report, the ABC has a dedicated hour-long Public Affairs programme every Sunday at 9am, Insiders, which is hosted by Barrie Cassidy. The programme comprises a news update, an interview with a prominent political figure (usually a Federal Government minister or Opposition spokesperson), two reviews of the week (one of political cartoons, the other of the political situation) and a discussion of the week in politics and public affairs with a panel of guests, most of whom are from prominent newspapers.

The programme is produced in Melbourne, hence the use of the nearby Australia Network ABC News set for both the news updates and Inside Business (which follows Insiders).

Network Reporters


  • Lyndal Curtis (Political Editor for ABC News 24)
  • Mark Simkim (Chief Political Correspondent TV)
  • Greg Jennett (Canberra Bureau Chief)
  • Sabre Lane (Chief Political Correspondent for AM, World Today, and PM)
  • Andrew Greene (Political Correspondent for ABC News 24),
  • Melissa Clarke (Political Correspondent for ABC News Breakfast)
  • Tom Iggulden (Political Correspondent for Lateline)

National Network of Reporters

  • Jo Puccini(Editor)
  • Mark Willacy (Brisbane)
  • Trevor Bormann and Linton Besser (Sydney)
  • Daniel Oakes (Melbourne)
  • Dale Owens (Perth)
  • Michael Brissenden (Defence & National Security Correspondent)
  • Sally Sara (Social Affairs Correspondent)
  • Peter Lewis (Rural & Regional Correspondent)
  • Sue Lannin (Resources Correspondent)
  • Amy Bainbridge (Consumer Affairs Correspondent)
  • Jake Sturmer (Science and Technology Correspondent)
  • Peter Ryan (Business Editor)
  • Phillip Lasker (Finance Correspondent)
  • Stephen Long (Economics Correspondent)
  • Sophie Scott (Medical Correspondent)
  • Anne Maria Nicholson (Arts Correspondent)


ABC Foreign Correspondents

  • International Editor: Michael Carey
  • Africa (Nairobi): Ginny Stein
  • Europe (London): Philip Williams, Mary Gearin and Babara Miller
  • Middle East (Jerusalem): Matt Brown
  • New Zealand (Auckland): Dominique Schwartz
  • Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby): Liam Fox
  • China (Beijing): Stephen McDonell
  • North Asia (Tokyo): Mark Willacy
  • South East Asia (Bangkok): Zoe Daniel
  • Indonesia (Jakarta): George Roberts
  • South Asia (New Delhi): Michael Edwards
  • United States of America (Washington): Lisa Millar, Ben Knight, Michael Vincent and Jane Cowan

External links

  • ABC News Online
  • ABC News and Current Affairs programs
  • ABC News and Current Affairs contact details
  • ABC Video On Demand (VOD): News and Current Affairs
  • ABC Bureaux and Foreign Correspondents
  • 50 Years of ABC TV News and Current Affairs
  • Podcasting
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