60 Minutes Australia Tonight (Channel 9 Sunday 5 March 2023)



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On 60 Minutes Australia tonight, Australians with mortgages are in for more heartache, as if they weren’t already suffering.

There is a high likelihood that interest rates will be raised once again on Tuesday, marking the tenth consecutive hike, a milestone that few would choose to celebrate.

The adage “We live in interesting times” will take on a whole new meaning. The Reserve Bank has warned that the Australian economy will be completely stuffed if interest rates aren’t raised to combat inflation.

But suppose the authorities are wrong. Tom Steinfort investigates on 60 Minutes if there is a more humane approach to combating inflation than breaking the backs of families that are already in financial straits.

Reporter: Tom Steinfort – Producers: Lisa Brown, Sheree Gibson

The horrific number of Aboriginal deaths while in detention is a national disgrace, and there’s no sugarcoating that. This can’t be justified under any circumstances. The harsh reality of this catastrophe was revealed by a Royal Commission in 1991, and the panel issued 339 recommendations to try to address the issue.

But, despite everyone’s best efforts, substantive progress has been slow in coming. More than 527 Indigenous Australians have died in prison in the 32 years following the Royal Commission’s report.

Nicholas McKenzie, in an investigation conducted jointly by 60 Minutes, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age, finds additional horrible incidents of Indigenous fatalities that might and could have been avoided. Also, he talks with Senator Pat Dodson (Australian Labor Party) about his work as an Aboriginal activist.

McKenzie is told by a respected Yawuru elder from Western Australia that the Albanese administration must move quickly to remedy this awful problem.

Reporter: Nick McKenzie – Producers: Natalie Clancy, Sammi Taylor

Airdate: Sunday 5 March 2023 at 8.40pm on Channel 9.

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