Is bottled water better tasting than water from the tap? Paul Murray looks at bottled water and whether we are getting what we paid for. Is it possible to detect a taste difference and is water better from a bottle.
Paul Murray ponders over our lucky country, and whether we are unfair as a nation. Have your say on where we are positioned today, our welfare, and where we need to be heading into the uncharted future.
There's concern cuts to train maintenance staff have caused today's delays on many Sydney rail lines. Paul Murray on commuters angry at the constant delays, and the constantly disrupted CityRail services.
Paul Murray looks at the Grandpa who had the police called on him when he was playing with his granddaughter on the beach. Are all men potentially a paedophile? Would police be called if it was a woman?
Are small businesses being slugged by taxes and snowed under by red tape? Paul Murray looks at the hoops that many businesses are having to jump through to simply employ people and make an opportunity.
The Prime Minister has announced a special Medicare-style levy to fund the national disability insurance scheme. The levy would be set at 0.5%, in effect taking the Medicare levy to 2% for all taxpayers.
Detective Inspector Peter Fox blew the whistle into institutionalised child sex abuse that sparked a royal commission. Paul Murray speaks with him about his passion to bring to light the darkness of child abuse.
Paul Murray reveals the truly inspiring story of Sally Obermeder, who is a survivor of breast cancer. Listen to her remarkable story of heartache, hope, her life changing struggle and the hardships she endured.
The Gillard Government denies it's mismanaged the federal budget, despite preparing to announce a $12-billion fall in revenue. The news comes only months after the Labor Party promised a budget surplus.
Is it time to extend weekday clearways and parking restrictions to weekends around Sydney to ease Sydney's horrible traffic congestion? Paul Murray looks at some solutions to easing weekend traffic issues.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced she wants an extra $14.5b for the education system over the next 6 years. Paul Murray & Education Minister Peter Garrett on the states having to pay a third of it.
Australia II won the America's Cup 30 years before Adam Scott takes out the US Masters. Paul Murray speaks with John Bertrand on the legacy of his achievement, overcoming another of our sporting hoodoos.
Today is World Parkinsons Day. 2UE's Paul Murray spoke to Clyde Campbell - Parkinson's sufferer and founder of Shake It Up about what a sufferer goes through and how people can help raise funds for Parkinsons.
The NRL are getting ready to launch whistleblower program for tipoffs about doping and match fixing. John Brady, NRL spokesperson spoke to Paul Murray about the program and what it entails for the players.
There's been no major celebrations, but the mobile phone has just turned 40. The first mobile phone created by Motorola in 1973. Paul Murray looks back on the original mobile phones, a device that then, weighed a kilo.
The North Korean army says it has final approval to launch nuclear strikes on the US, as tensions escalate even further. Paul Murray on the prospect of war between the two nations is growing even more real.
Peter FitzSimons writes in SMH today: I'm sorry Gai Waterhouse, but when kids are lining up for your son's autograph, it really is time to act. Paul Murray speaks with him about limiting live betting on TV sporting events.
Superannuation changes may affect the 'fabulously wealthy', but isn't it time to cut the spending. Paul Murray speaks with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on Labor raiding the rich to pay for outlandish spending.
Hollywood bosses have signed off on a major movie deal with the Labor government handing out $21m to film down-under. Paul Murray with Ed Husic who questions why the money is not spent on local hospitals.
Paul Murray reveals a new idea to save costs on taxi fares, by using technology to give the passenger the fastest route home. Live traffic updates will give the driver information on trouble spots to avoid.
Malcolm Turnbull with Paul Murray about infighting at the NBN. It has gone to war with contractors, as the amount of homes being connected falls. It appears the NBN have issues with construction partners.
Who do you consider our best singer? John Farnham was voted our best singer of all time, making him truly the voice. Australia's singers voted him #1, as Paul Murray speaks with his manager Glenn Wheatley.
The public will soon be able to light the Sydney Harbour Bridge any color they like from a touchscreen at Luna Park. Paul Murray reveals it will be the centrepiece of the Vivid Festival in May and June.
Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse will be called before a specially convened parliamentary hearing into gambling on live sporting broadcasts. Paul Murray reveals his multi-million dollar deal to sell the odds.
Barry O'Farrell discusses a new poll showing a big lead over the Opposition. Is it proof he is on the right track, two years into its first term? Paul Murray with the Premier on his 2 year anniversary.
Sydney City Council's new cultural policy includes adding poetry on our city garbage trucks. It all sounds just a little odd. Paul Murray with councilor Angela Vithoulkas about the discussion paper proposals.
Brian Henderson is the doyenne of newsreaders and he will be inducted into the Logie Awards Hall of Fame. Paul Murray catches up with him, along with our own Steve Blanda and discuss life lived in news.
Should a parent have to pay for extra staff at schools? P&C's are being pressured by schools to hand over money to help pay for staff. Paul Murray discusses these moves happening at some of our schools.
It's nearing a century since we lost Diggers on the Western Front, but a new generation is still saying thank you. Paul Murray on school students leaving their messages on crosses at the War Memorial bound for the front.
A nurse has accidently given a patient dishwashing detergent instead of medicine because of their poor English. Paul Murray queries how the mishap occurred, and the standards of nurses in our hospitals.
Paul Murray reveals how social media in the Macarthur area has helped a desperate boy find his favourite toy. We hear the nasty stories of social media, but here is how 20,000 local facebookers found tigey.
At least 116,000 Iraqi civilians and more than 4,800 coalition troops died in Iraq between the outbreak of war in 2003 and the US withdrawal in 2011, it's estimated. Mark Davis of SBS on Iraq, 10 years on with Paul Murray.
Peter Hartcher from the SMH has told Paul Murray he was astonished hearing Foreign Minister Bob Carr's sudden deceleration of support for the Prime Minister, and stands by his story which says otherwise.
The NSW Greens say people whose religious views are blocking voluntary euthanasia laws are making the lives of vulnerable people even more wretched and should butt out. Paul Murray on the bill for state parliament.
Dawn French has been announced as a judge for Australia's Got Talent, the second British judge on the show. Paul Murray on cultural cringe, and a question many are asking, why can't we have Aussie judges?
Paul Murray questions the graying of the lines when it comes to sports gambling on our football shows on TV. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon on a possible betting epidemic on an upcoming generation.
Consumers could save an estimated financial windfall of $350 million annually due to new rules banning excessive credit and debit card fees. Paul Murray Matt Levey of Choice Magazine on new surcharge rules.
A political stunt aimed at your children. Paul Murray looks at childcare and how Prime Minister Gillard makes noises the ALP are doing more for families, but he has better ideas that could help families.
New laws will require apartment owners to install window-locks, to stop children falling out. 39 children were hospitalised for window-falls last year. Paul Murray reveals strata schemes will have 5 years to comply.
Sydney commuters are angry over the rail network being hit with seven major train delays in six weeks. Paul Murray takes the issue to the Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian. Should there be a fare free day?
An arrest made after two elderly women were robbed in the Leichhardt area over the past few weeks. Paul Murray is angered at the crimes, so too police, and speaks of their fast work with Inspector Naomi Moore.
Dozens of bikie gang members have been arrested during a series of dawn raids across Sydney and Wollongong. Paul Murray goes to the strike by police and what they have called a 'significant' operation.
Should children be DNA tested at birth to confirm who their father is? It's a move discussed by Men's Rights Agency and from the group, Paul Murray with Sue Price on paying maintenance for another's child.
Former NSW premiers Bob Carr and Morris Iemma have traded accusations on who is responsible for the rise of powerbroker Eddie Obeid. Paul Murray with Marian Wilkinson of 4 Corners on 'The Enemy Within'.
Gay rights activists marched over alleged police brutality at Sydney's Mardi Gras, but one group unfurled a banner that read all cops are bastards. Paul Murray takes issue with the protest organizer Cat Rose.
Paul Murray with a dad who was told his daughter might need surgery after getting a magnet stuck in her nose. He saved the day with a trip to Bunnings. Hear how he outwitted doctors with fatherly smarts.
Mothercare customers have lost hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards and deposits since the baby clothing retailer was put into voluntary liquidation. Paul Murray with Sarah Whyte on what customers can do.
PM Gillard is missing out speaking with the average voter in Western Sydney and Paul Murray has the video proof. Watch her simply walk through the Rooty Hill RSL right past the real local people in the bistro.
A man dressed up in fake ecclesiastical robes was escorted out of a meeting of Catholic cardinals ahead of electiong a new Pope, by Swiss Guards after trying to sneak into the closed-door Vatican meeting.
Rugby league's most sensational match-fixing scandal is set to be played out with 3 key players behind a massive betting plunge on a Bulldogs and Cowboys match to face court on the eve of the NRL season.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signaling spending more than a billion dollars in funding to start building the West Connex motorway as she continues her sales pitch in Sydney's Western suburbs this week.
Magda Szubanski is starring in a musical movie called Goddess. She talks to Paul Murray about the film, based around a webcam, some funny sink songs and fame versus family in her role as a salesperson.
The Sydney Morning Herald has gone compact. The broadsheet paper has been reduced in size, but not in content. Paul Murray speaks with Editor in Chief Sean Aylmer on the change to the iconic Sydney paper.
Peter Harvey lost his battle with cancer over the weekend and so many people have incredible stories to tell of such a generous man. Paul Murray with Ray Martin reflect on an incredible journalist and broadcaster.
Paul Murray speaks with Graham Richardson who is critical of the media and the claims the Prime Minister visiting Western Sydney is a stunt. Disaster to disaster, he points toward modern Labor being in strife.
Locals in Cooma on the state's south say they're outraged with a convicted killer escaping while on a community work release program. Paul Murray with 2XL announcer James Dowel on the community anger.
There are growing calls for the Gillard Government to boost funding for childcare amid warnings fees are about to jump again. There are predictions fees will soon rise by at least $10 per child per day.
Colin Hay has been performing solo for ages, with songs of redemption and renewal. The singer and songwriter speaks with Paul Murray about his years with Men At Work, and the highlights on the road since.
We've enjoyed watching the Oscars on TV, but what is it like to be in the theatre as billions watch around the world. Paul Murray with Brisbane nominee David Clayton and a fascinating look behind the scenes.
Greens voted with Labor in the Senate, so much for their break up? Paul Murray with Senator Barnaby Joyce says they think we are all fools. He is challenging MPs to bring back a little dignity to our political system.
Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous & intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Paul Murray speaks with him of their relationship and in many ways, becoming her trusted friend.
Primary schools will be asked to carry out a reading blitz for more than one-million children in kindergarten to Year 3. Paul Murray & Education Minister Peter Garrett on the ability of winning the education race.
The Labor Party and the Greens may have decided to spilt, but do they still remain friends with benefits? Paul Murray reveals a love song dedication of a love gone wrong and the request from Christine for a special tune.
There is to be a 55 cent surcharge to be introduced on Harbour Bridge/Tunnel tolls if your tag doesn't scan during your cross. Paul Murray on the sneaky charges being added to technology used for Sydney tolls.
Lynsey Mudie gave birth on her parents front lawn in Narenburn, by the light of her sister's mobile phone. She reveals to Paul Murray, after contractions hit, it was all over within 10 minutes, as Emily was born.
A lifesaver was punched in the face trying to save swimmers from a rip. Random assaults are on the rise. Paul Murray says it's time to send a message assault is a serious crime and should be dealt with as such.
On Sunday $4000 was stolen from a 70 year old man selling raffle tickets at Broadway for the 'Kids with Cancer' charity. 2UE and Paul Murray wants to help. Click here for details on how you can donate.
Labor MPs say a showdown between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd is inevitable and could come as early as 3 weeks. Paul Murray with Mark Kenny of SMH who says the PMs re-election strategy has evaporated.
Emma De Silva, left brain damaged after an out of control car mounted the curb, hitting her and her baby, is disappointed the driver didn't go to gaol. Paul Murray with her friend Lyndall Allan about her anger.
Today's Nielsen poll on SMH shows Labor's primary vote slumping and the Coalition holding a 12-point lead after preferences. Paul Murray with Simon Crean on the opinion polls, who says they are a wake-up call.
Sydney councils are using technology to spy on residents. Paul Murray reveals the subversive ways they are using your mobile phone metadata with tracking down bad pet owners, dumpers and graffiti vandals.
Margaret Pomeranz has co-hosted At The Movies for some 27 years and sat through thousands of movies during that time. Paul Murray catches up with her to find out what makes her tick, along with Michael Idato.
Why don't we have mandatory sentences for gun crime in NSW? Paul Murray speaks with former NSW Police Officer and gang crime expert Brett Stevens, who reveals why it may be time for a new review of the laws.
What is happening to our transport system? One incident can throw the whole train network into chaos. Paul Murray speaks with the Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian about recent Sydney rail commuter chaos.
A commission looking into alleged Catholic Church cover-ups of child sex abuse in a diocese in NSW opens in Sydney today. Paul Murray with Dubbo MP Troy Grant on abuse claims and scope of the investigation.
Paul Murray speaks to Danny Nalliah, a Senate Candidate for the Rise Up Australia Party. He has just launched the new political party and explains why he believes multiculturalism is a threat to Australia. Have Your Say!