The Front

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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. 


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1207 episodes

The angels of queer Australia

From heartbreak and oppression to dignity and pride - a new home for the history and hopes of the LGBTQI community.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Matthew Condon and edited by Joshua Burton. Our team also includes Lia Tsamoglou, Kristen Amiet, Tiffany Dimmack, Jasper Leak and Claire Harvey. Our original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15m
Feb 22
Woolies boss checks out

Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday, making way for Amanda Bardwell after an ‘extensive international search’. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Feb 21
Is our Navy hopeless?

Eleven billion dollars, new warships, and some serious artillery form the Government’s plan for a massive upgrade to Australia’s Navy fleet. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Josh Burton. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15m
Feb 20
The life and death of Alexei Navalny

He was the Russian dissident who dared to call Vladimir Putin a criminal. We step inside Alexei Navalny’s last days in an Arctic prison camp. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet, and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Feb 19
Asylum seekers fly under the radar in WA

Australia’s Border Force are scrambling to figure out how two groups of asylum seekers reached the mainland undetected in Western Australia. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Tiffany Dimmack. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak.   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Feb 18
A “laughable” Lehrmann conspiracy theory

The Australian’s Janet Albrechtsen on the lawsuit brought by a former prosecutor in which she’s accused of influencing a judge’s thinking.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Our team also includes Joshua Burton, Jasper Leak and Tiffany Dimmack. Our music is by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16m
Feb 16
Inside the Swiftosphere

Matthew Condon finds out what happens when life is turned upside down by a previously undetected cabal of rabid Taylor Swift fans. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Matthew Condon and edited by Joshua Burton. Our team is producer Kristen Amiet, multimedia editor Lia Tsamoglou, editor Lia Tsamoglou, editorial director Claire Harvey and editor Jasper Leak, who also composed our music.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16m
Feb 15
Wilkinson victorious in legal bill battle

 Lisa Wilkinson has scored a major victory over Channel Ten in the NSW Supreme Court. Today, what clinched it for the ‘humiliated’ presenter. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Original music is composed by Jasper Leak.   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Feb 14
Lisa Wilkinson’s beef with Network Ten

A TV star accuses her ‘cruel’ bosses of humiliating and betraying her, as Ten resists paying her whopping legal bill in the Bruce Lehrmann case.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Joshua Burton. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Feb 13
Lehrmannheimer

Remember when Barbie and Oppenheimer collided? Today, brace for two blockbuster court hearings in the Bruce Lehrmann/Brittany Higgins saga.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Our team includes Kristen Amiet, Tiffany Dimmack, Josh Burton and Jasper Leak.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Feb 12
Why Coles wants a discount

Inflation is waning – and supermarket chain Coles wants it wants suppliers to cut prices so it can pass on savings as price pressure builds. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Tiffany Dimmack. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10m
Feb 11
A grandmother’s tragic legacy

A shocking murder may completely change how the Queensland Government and its judiciary approach juvenile crime. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Matt Condon and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Our team also includes Kristen Amiet, Claire Harvey and Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Feb 08
The right to ignore your boss

Unwanted after-hours emails and calls can be ignored under new Labor/Greens laws. What does it mean for business - and the economy?  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Clarie Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Feb 07
Cancer and the Royals

Secrets and lies - that’s how the Royal Family historically deals with illness, from Henry VI to Queen Victoria. Today, why Charles is breaking with tradition.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Jasper Leak. Our team also includes Lia Tsamoglou, Tiffany Dimmack and Joshua Burton. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Feb 06
Netflix vs Albo

Australia’s taking on the streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon – and it’s all about how much Australian content they should have to air. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey, produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Jasper Leak. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16m
Feb 05
Lisa Wilkinson fires back, and vale Lowitja O’Donoghue

As the judge considers his verdict in Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial, the defendants file their written submissions. Plus, the passing of an Aboriginal legend.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is hosted by Claire Harvey and edited by Joshua Burton. Our producer is Kristen Amiet, multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Feb 04
Megan Schutt’s home ground milestone

On the eve of her 200th international match, cricket superstar Megan Schutt reflects on a career she never could have imagined. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Our regular host is Claire Harvey and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11m
Feb 02
Israel’s hope for child hostages

The famous red-headed children kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 are still hostage in Gaza. We meet their frantic family.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Matthew Condon with assistance from Kristen Amiet. Our regular host is Claire Harvey and original music is composed by Jasper Leak.   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Feb 01
Eagle Force to defend us from drones

As Defence scrambles to develop counter-drone warfare systems, officials seriously consider conscripting birds of prey for combat duty. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Our regular host is Claire Harvey and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11m
Jan 31
Aussie breakthrough on a brain cancer cure

Experts are testing a vaccine that could effectively teach the body to attack brain tumours and improve survival rates in children. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Jasper Leak. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Jan 30
Controversial Fijian commander’s new job

Colonel Penioni Naliva has been appointed as deputy commander of Australia’s 7th Brigade – but questions about his past conduct linger. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Jasper Leak. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10m
Jan 29
A journey into Gaza

The Australian’s correspondent Yoni Bashan, the first Australian journalist to report from inside Gaza, on the shattered landscape and human stories beyond the fence.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented by Claire Harvey and edited by Josh Burton. Our producer is Kristen Amiet, multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou and original music is by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16m
Jan 28
Forgotten airmen find their place in history

The heroism of Aussie fighter pilots who perished over Denmark near the end of World War II is finally being acknowledged after 80 years. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Matthew Condon with assistance from Kristen Amiet and Lia Tsamoglou. It’s edited by Josh Burton. Our regular host is Claire Harvey and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17m
Jan 25
What the Stage 3 shake-up means for you

The Prime Minister officially backflipped on a long-held election promise on tax reform yesterday. We unpack Albo’s huge political gamble.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen, and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Our regular host is Claire Harvey and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Jan 24
PM in the lurch as Scott Morrison leaves politics

The architect of the controversial Stage 3 tax cuts is on the way out – and the government has a new battle to fight in Cook and Dunkley.  Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet and edited by Jasper Leak. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou, and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Jan 23
Labor’s great divide over tax cuts

The controversial Stage 3 tax cuts are looming – and the government is split on the path forward. Our expert unpacks Labor’s tricky choice. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet, and edited by Jasper Leak. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou, and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Jan 22
Killer cop’s tale of corruption nears its end

Crooked cop Roger Rogerson is at death’s door. We trace his sinister demise, from promising cop to cold-blooded murderer. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet, and edited by Josh Burton. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou, and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Jan 21
Fresh questions in a notorious poisoning mystery

The prime suspect in a notorious poisoning case has reportedly quietly settled in Australia – and activists are calling for her to be deported. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet, and edited by Jasper Leak. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou, and original music is composed by Josh Burton. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Jan 18
Builders go bust in record numbers

The government’s 1.2 million-home pledge is in jeopardy as builders shut up shop. We unpack what’s driving record-breaking insolvencies. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet, and edited by Lia Tsamoglou. Our regular host is Claire Harvey and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11m
Jan 17
Plans for taming the AI beast

Our laws can’t keep up with rapidly advancing artificial intelligence technology. We unpack the government’s new plan for regulating AI. Find out more about The Front podcast here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/the-front/podcast/7e7d42e8c77b597cf8532d2e0c847e10. You can read about this story and more on The Australian's website https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ or on The Australian’s app. This episode of The Front is presented and produced by Kristen Amiet, and edited by Jasper Leak. Our regular host is Claire Harvey. The multimedia editor is Lia Tsamoglou, and original music is composed by Jasper Leak. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Jan 16