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The ABC NEWS app makes it easier for you to stay up to date with the latest news and information from Australia's most trusted news source.

What’s New

Version 8.6.4

Thanks for using ABC News app. This version includes various enhancements and design improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

PuffinPammie ,

Happy with the app...........but

I have finally decided I like the app. Having had the app for years it took a while to decide it was as good as the older app. The ‘but’ is because I’ve been very disappointed to note that a story I read in the morning, was pulled by the afternoon. Not just once, but ‘the’ article that disappeared was one that criticised the actions/comment of a minister of the current Federal Government. This action by ?? at the ABC adds weight to the various negative comments about the (so called) ‘unbiased ABC’ news. Having never considered the ABC was biased one way or another, I’m becoming more cynical. It’s an absolute shame that I feel I may no longer trust the ABC to report the news on any Federal Government minister of any party, good or bad, without someone deciding that the particular article should be pulled. People like me have long memories of a very very balanced ABC! 😞😞😞

RfactVSopinion ,

Crash (fr few days ago) fixed - thanks!!!

It’s working again, thanks, really appreciate it. So back to 5 stars from me (from 3 stars). Please keep up the excellent work and keep progressing (but pls ensure any technical issue feedback from any users are listened to in timely manner- so your users base will keep growing - knowing and trusting that your developers will keep working hard at fixing any technical issues, so more & more people will use this great app of abc Australia, for their trusted source of info/facts, fact checks and diverse opinions). Many thanks!
Hi, I usually check the news every morning on this app for the past 3 months or so and have been very happy with it. 3 days ago there was an update (for stability it seems), and it was working ok till yesterday. Then this morning it keeps crashing (tried it about 3 times just now) - can you please fix it ASAP? I can check abc news on the web or tv, but having this app on my iPhone 6Plus is so convenient. Many thanks (will update the star rating back to 5 once it get fixed).

SBS_fan ,

Disappointing trend

I have been a keen reader and supporter of ABC app from the beginning. Now I see more and more “Live” blogs mixed up in the news. This is really annoying when you see a title and open to read it but is just a blog including one phrase of news diluted with useless readers opinions and a lot of rubbish. I was going for ABC to stay informed by professional journalists with high standards providing real, unbiased NEWS and specialists commentaries that you can expect and trust from a flagship organisation. If you have been introducing more and more blog-like content, that is NOT journalism but free content and misinformation. That’s why I stay away from Facebook, Twitter and any other kind of social media loaded with fake news.
If you intend to promote this kind of content you will lose the trust of your most devoted readers seeking true, unbiased news published by professional trustworthy journalists.
At least you could mark these ‘live’ content as blogs and keep them separate under a dedicated app menu for whoever might be interested but don’t mix it up in the real news titles.

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