7 Jun 2023

Australia: Folbigg pardoned, 'unreliable witness', recession warning, Qantas share dump

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 7 June 2023

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about the decision to pardon and free Kathleen Folbigg, the woman once dubbed Australia's worst female serial killer for the deaths of her four baby children.

Evidence showed Folbigg and two of her children carried a gene mutation which created reasonable doubt about her original conviction.

She'll also talk about the judge making his 736-page judgment in the Ben Roberts-Smith case public, a further interest rate hike by the Reserve Bank of Australia to 4.1 percent - the 12th upward move in just over a year - and why the dumping of shares by outgoing Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has raised some eyebrows.


Karen Middleton is chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper. 

Kathleen Folbigg, Ben Roberts-Smith, Qantas plane

Photo: RNZ