The Front

The Front brings the unrivalled journalism of Australia’s national broadsheet to audio, featuring each day’s essential page one stories, journalists’ candid take on the issues that matter and behind-the-scenes insight from our newsrooms.  To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more from the newsroom at The Australian link here or search for The Australian in your app store.

00:14:07 2022-05-24
Anthony Albanese transforms into globetrotter PM at the Quad in Tokyo.  Evidence in the Teacher’s Pet trial that Lyn Dawson saw her babysitter swimming naked in the pool.  To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more from the news...
00:13:10 2022-05-23
Accused killer Chris Dawson used his missing wife’s diamonds in his lover’s new ring, a court hears. Talk of war over Taiwan has all eyes on Anthony Albanese’s China strategy. And there’s a clash looming between Indigenous leaders and the Greens...
00:13:59 2022-05-22
The giant crossbench wants climate action now - so will they get it?  PM Anthony Albanese off to Japan, as his team is sworn in and the pressure mounts to deliver their promises.  And Peter Dutton firms as new leader of a shattered Liberal party. To ...
00:10:40 2022-05-22
Labor wins with huge swings to Greens and independents.  So how does Albo govern - and what now for the Liberal party?  Political editor Simon Benson’s key takeouts from a wild election result. To find out more about The Front you can link here and...
00:18:31 2022-05-20
Our spin-free policy guide to help you cast your vote.  Plus, Chris Dawson’s ‘sex slave’ accused of lying in the Teacher’s Pet trial.  And the ultimate election bluffer’s guide: the key seats to watch.   To find out more about The Front y...
00:14:15 2022-05-19
Former babysitter ‘JC’ tells the Teacher’s Pet trial she accompanied Chris Dawson to hire a hitman to kill wife Lyn, and felt like his ‘sex slave’.   Plus, can Katherine Deves pull off a miracle in Warringah? We ask voters - and our political...
00:13:02 2022-05-18
 It's the news no one wanted at the end of the campaign - inflation has outstripped wages growth. What does this mean for your pay packet? And the Teacher’s Pet takes the stand in the NSW Supreme Court. To find out more about The Front you can link h...
00:21:54 2022-05-18
Yesterday The Australian hosted an exclusive event for it's subscribers, a panel including investigations writer Sharri Markson, Editor at Large Paul Kelly, Political Editor Simon Benson and Chief Political Correspondent Geoff Chambers discussed the road ...
00:12:23 2022-05-17
Will the Mark McGowan factor be enough for Labor in Western Australia?  Lyn Dawson’s sister breaks down in court, as the Teacher’s trial gathers steam. To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more from the newsroom at The Austral...
00:16:30 2022-05-16
Explosive allegations in the Christopher Dawson murder trial, as he denies killing wife Lyn and witnesses come under fire. Plus the first homebuyer schemes from Labor and the Coalition - we break down the policies and analyse the politics.  To find out...
00:13:39 2022-05-15
Witness evidence begins today in the Teacher’s Pet trial. Hedley Thomas on how we got here. Plus, new developments in Shandee’s Story.  And Scott Morrison’s big new idea: A $50,000 early super bonus for first homebuyers. It’s the PM’s big laun...
00:15:35 2022-05-12
Could Crypto ETFs be better than opening up a digital wallet, and buying cryptocurrency itself?  And we meet the westie wannabes fighting for Parramatta’s vote - Labor’s Andrew Charlton is tipped to win over Liberal candidate Maria Kovacic.  Later...
00:14:45 2022-05-11
Christopher Dawson may argue he is of good character with no criminal record, a court hears, as he pleads not guilty to murdering wife Lyn.  Labor would win an election held today with a clear majority, meaning it could govern in its own right, accordin...
00:15:34 2022-05-10
The much-vaunted teal independents would win just two seats from the Liberals, a new poll suggests - but they’d be huge losses to the Coalition.  Northern Ireland has just elected Sinn Fein - but it’s already proving a hard road to government.  To...
00:15:35 2022-05-09
Former teacher Christopher Dawson - the subject of The Teacher’s Pet podcast - has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his wife Lyn. The Crown alleges Dawson tried to hire a hit man six years before she vanished.   And Fashion Week is back with a wil...
00:16:01 2022-05-08
A new generation’s celebrity supertrial - actor Johnny Depp vs ex-wife Amber Heard - gets very dark.  Plus, the ScoMo v Albo shouting match - what we learnt from Debate 2. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Hareem Kh...
00:14:57 2022-05-05
How The Donald became the Godfather of the Republican Party - and propelled his former critic towards the Senate. Plus, Australian expat chefs in Paris, LA, London, NYC and Tokyo reveal their local foodie secrets. To find out more about The Front you ca...
00:16:47 2022-05-04
Furore in the United States after a draft Supreme Court ruling on women’s rights And the struggle between coal and climate in Labor heartland, where an ex-coalminer is joining the fray. To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more f...
00:16:14 2022-05-03
Tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes wants to kill off coal - and he’s copying his buddy Elon Musk’s aggressive two-strike pursuit of Twitter to get it done.  Interest rates are going up for the first time in a decade - we’ll hear what’s next, a...
00:14:41 2022-05-02
Trial to commence over the alleged theft of singer Guy Sebastian’s millions by a powerful talent agent.  And the politicians who live up to 40km from the seats they claim to represent. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced...
00:13:12 2022-05-01
The extraordinary measures Australian families are taking to escape locked-down Shanghai.  And Labor’s campaign launch: starring Russell Crowe, women’s pay, manufacturing and Gangajang. Plus, if you’re looking to get out of property investment, w...
00:12:44 2022-04-28
Why some locals want to ban Australian pilgrims from the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Plus - reckon you’re a politics genius? Test yourself in our new ‘footy tipping for nerds’ comp, SuperVoter. Joe Hildebrand kicks off with his take on the ke...
00:12:25 2022-04-27
Buying a house? Maybe wait till Tuesday. Here’s why. And the independent MP who’s breaking away from the pack. To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more from the newsroom at The Australian link here or search for The Australian ...
00:12:54 2022-04-26
The richest man in the world just became the most powerful. We unpack Elon Musk. And why Labor wants to keep talking about the Pacific - and the Government wants to move on.  To find out more about The Front you can link here and for more from the news...
00:12:21 2022-04-25
What happens if, instead of cancelling controversial figures of history, we stare them straight in the face? We take a look at how artists are re-examining the legacy of musical genius and out-and-out racist Richard Wagner.   Plus, Newspoll shows Labor...
00:15:45 2022-04-24
Stories of courage and love from World War II, including the secret family pain of a beloved Indigenous leader.  Plus, Labor says it can push up everyone’s wage by paying public servants more. We’ll test the theory and find out why your salary might...
00:12:55 2022-04-21
While most of the world’s car makers are struggling to put wheels on the road, Tesla has reported profits of $3.3 billion profit on marking its biggest quarterly profit since the company’s creation.  And there are growing concerns over the Solomon I...
00:16:27 2022-04-20
The big debate: ScoMo and Albo have faced off for the first time. We’ll explore who won and why, with our national editor Dennis Shanahan.  And feminists in a new grassroots campaign that has politicians scrambling. To find out more about The Front y...
00:13:29 2022-04-19
The big election debate is on tonight, as ScoMo and Albo flip the switch to ‘scary’. So just how worried should we be about cashless welfare cards, boats, Medicare and energy bills? And holding your arms out in silent protest is now a penalty offence...
00:12:54 2022-04-18
Anthony Albanese has crashed to Shorten-esque approval ratings in Newspoll - but the Coalition’s primary vote has gone backwards. Simon Benson joins us. Beyond the noise, this is a defining moment for the Liberals, says our political guru Paul Kelly, w...
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