Scott Morrison appears to have made a calculation: that he gains more than he loses from a close relationship with Donald Trump. But as Trump faces an impeachment inquiry, continues a trade war with China and ramps up military activity around Iran, is it wise to be seen to be so close to this president? Recently returned from her trip to the US, political editor Katharine Murphy speaks about what she saw, and what it means for Australia’s foreign policy.
New Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg says compulsory superannuation contributions should be scrapped for people earning under $50k, giving them more chance of buying a home. Plus, a major international study has proven that yes, the earth has never been warmer than it is right now. We chat to the authors of the study. And punches have been thrown at the University of Queensland as students clashed over their views on China and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Promo above: As more US states move to ban abortion whilst others push for laxer laws, Dateline investigates the battle over women’s bodies. Watch America's War on Abortion, tonight 9:30 PM on SBS or On Demand. On May 15 this year, Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion legislation in the United States, criminalising abortion in almost all circumstances – including cases of rape and incest- and punishing doctors with up to 99 years in prison.