ABC News and Current Affairs

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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[edit]


News Online[edit]

  • 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[edit]


Business and finance[edit]




Asia Pacific[edit]


ABC Radio programs[edit]

Current affairs[edit]

ABC Radio National[edit]

ABC Newsradio[edit]

Radio Australia[edit]

triple j[edit]

ABC Rural[edit]

ABC Local Radio[edit]

ABC Current Affairs[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]


  • 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 (Environment and Science 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 Barbara Miller
  • Middle East (Jerusalem): Matt Brown and Hayden Cooper
  • New Zealand (Auckland): Dominique Schwartz
  • Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby): Liam Fox
  • China (Beijing): Stephen McDonell
  • North Asia (Tokyo): Matthew Carney
  • South East Asia (Bangkok): Samantha Hawley
  • Indonesia (Jakarta): George Roberts
  • South Asia (New Delhi): Stephanie March
  • United States of America (Washington): Lisa Millar, Ben Knight, Michael Vincent and Jane Cowan

External links[edit]