News from Australia’s most trusted news source ABC NEWS.

We’ve made a few changes to focus on bringing you the best news experience possible. With a new look and feel it’s now easier to read, explore, and stay up-to-date with news that’s important to you.

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What’s New

Version 6.0.2

* ABC News widget is a great way to get news updates right from your home screen, we’ve fixed an issue where the widget was not functioning as expected.
* Having trouble getting new content? You can now tap an active tab to check for updated content. You can also use the pull-to-refresh gesture to check for new content.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2K Ratings
2K Ratings
Wdymn ,

Only app you'll need

Like the name suggest, it really is the only app you'll need. It's smooth in its simple interface and doesn't have annoying ads or pop up 'will you review' boxes. Plus, it's free!

The ability to look at both 'top' and 'local' news makes it efficient to ensure that you don't fall behind in any major news. From a political expose to a local robbing, ABC has it all covered within minutes.

5 minutes of skimming though the app is all you need really. You can look at it when you're bored, before you're about to fall asleep or even while you're brushing your teeth.

Only one or two things that I want to be seen added. I'd really want is a 'crime' or 'law' section. As a legal studies student, it's tedious to comb through pages to find relevant articles about cases. It'd also be a nice to add a 'bookmark' feature for certain articles. I can't count the amount of times I've accidentally refreshed the page and forgotten what the article was called. Having an alert option with the bookmark feature would allow for me to remain updated constantly with the news I'm interest in rather than having to refresh the page 5 times only to read the exact same article but reworded.

Nevertheless, would highly recommend using this app over any other news app.

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! 😞😞😞

Koo De Tah ,

Balanced news

While I seem to be part of a the swelling herd that now gets most of its news online, I am often disheartened by what some media outlets churn out as “news”.
I couldnt care less about sensationalized faux celebrity tidbits, or referencing tv network shows, which are just poorly disguised cross promotion.
The ABC has a consistent high standard, and with what I see as mainly balanced reporting. While a mass market of news consumers will never all be 100% satisfied with any news delivery, I feel that more people would benefit, and be better informed, if they got their news feed from the ABC, rather than a lot of the swill that is served up by the growing number of sensational and/or banal media outlets that masquerade as news services.


Australian Broadcasting Corporation
62.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
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