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English, Financial News, 1 season, 835 episodes, 1 day, 41 minutes
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With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
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Swimming in the Seine, QR codes and security: Paris Olympics

For the first time in 100 years, the River Seine is now safe to swim in and high security measurements are in place across the city. 
7/19/202411 minutes, 42 seconds
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Israel believes Hamas second-in-command may be dead

A massive air strike on a compound near Khan Younis is believed to have killed Hamas's second-in-command. Could this alter the course of ongoing ceasefire talks?
7/19/202412 minutes, 3 seconds
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Australia's hydrogen future

Australia’s hopes of becoming one of the world’s first green hydrogen superpowers was dealt a blow this week when Andrew Forrest announced that his company Fortescue was abandoning a target of producing 15 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030.
7/19/202412 minutes, 2 seconds
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How disinformation is sabotaging America

Why America is particularly vulnerable to disinformation from the political fringe and from enemies seeking to destabilise society.
7/19/202417 minutes, 51 seconds
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Michael Fullilove's advice to US allies ahead of a potential Trump return

The Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy on what US allies should do if a new leader of the free world doesn't care about the free world, or want to lead it.
7/19/202414 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Pick - NAIDOC special edition, July 2024

A special NAIDOC edition of the Pick - recommendations of what to read, watch and listen to. 
7/12/202413 minutes, 5 seconds
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Can Xi get China's economy moving again?

The Chinese Communist Party will unveil its economic agenda for the next five years at a summit called the Third Plenary Session to be held next week.
7/12/202410 minutes, 55 seconds
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Will the future be harder for Gen Z and Millennials?

While Australia might be the ‘land of the fair go’ for many, the future may not be so fair for the generations yet to come.
7/12/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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Afghan women cricketers push for refugee team in Australia

Former members of the Afghan women's cricket team have again petitioned the sport's international governing body asking for support in forming a refugee team based in Australia.
7/12/20249 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ukraine's battlefield injuries reminiscent of WWII

As Ukraine's counter-offensive grinds on the numbers of Ukrainians suffering life changing injuries and amputations caused by Russian attacks is soaring.
7/12/202416 minutes, 10 seconds
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Biden presses ahead with campaign, but defections continue

President Joe Biden needed a strong performance at press conference after the NATO summit.Instead he delivered a mixed performance with a number of gaffes and a defiant message: I'm not going anywhere.
7/12/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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EEG turns 100 - how this tech has revolutionised our understanding of the brain

One hundred years ago, German psychiatrist Hans Berger performed the first electroencephalography test, what we now call an EEG, measuring electrical activity in the brain. The technology has radically expanded our understanding of how the human brain works.
7/5/202410 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rare footage reveals intimate family lives of blue whales

Some of the first ever recorded evidence of reproduction in blue whales, including underwater footage of a mother nursing its calf, has been captured as part of a decade-long research and citizen science program. 
7/5/202413 minutes, 20 seconds
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Allan Behm: Australia must advise and encourage US to avoid decline

At a time when America's democracy is being tested by deep political divides and tensions, and its reputation around the world is arguably at a low point, America needs friends that advise and encourage. 
7/5/202413 minutes, 7 seconds
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Muslim Vote movement

The high profile defection of Senator Fatima Payman reflects anger in Muslim communities over perceived government indifference to the humanitarian disaster in Gaza.
7/5/20248 minutes, 36 seconds
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Gideon Rachman on the UK and France elections

As the UK returns a Labour government for the first time in 14 years, France looks set for an unprecedented win for the far-right National Rally. 
7/5/202418 minutes, 30 seconds
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UK Labour party wins a landslide majority

Britons have decided that Keir Starmer will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 
7/5/202411 minutes, 53 seconds
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Acclaimed author Arundhati Roy faces threat of jail for 2010 comments

India's most famous author, Arundhati Roy is under threat of being jailed for comments she made 14 years ago about the disputed state of Kashmir.
6/28/202410 minutes, 14 seconds
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Julian Assange's guilty plea "very important" to US intelligence community: James Clapper

Julian Assange has “paid his dues’  according to James Clapper, who served as director of US National intelligence in 2010, when WikiLeaks published a trove of classified military and intelligence documents.For many in the US intelligence and law enforcement communities,  Julian Assange's plea of guilty to one count of espionage made the legal arrangement and his return to Australia palatable
6/28/202413 minutes, 40 seconds
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Irish-Chinese spicing up Aussie takeaway

Record numbers of new Irish migrants to Australia are cueing for hours to get a taste of home as the Irish-Chinese spice-bag takes Australia by storm. 
6/28/20246 minutes, 37 seconds
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Huge talent in Australian middle-distance running ranks

Australia hasn’t won any middle distance Olympic medals in decades, but there’s a new wave of exciting, record-breaking middle distance-runners in Australia that may deliver medals at the Paris Olympic games. 
6/28/202410 minutes, 5 seconds
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Will Keir Starmer be the next UK PM?

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer looks set to become the next UK Prime Minister, who is he?
6/28/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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US Supreme court immunity decision

Does the US president have full immunity for acts carried out while in office? That is the vital question before the US Supreme Court.
6/28/20247 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nick Bryant on the US presidential debate

Thursday's presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was a game-changer, but not for any good reasons.
6/28/202410 minutes, 51 seconds
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Emmanuel Macron's election gamble puts everything on the line

Will the gamble pay off or has the President set the country on course for political chaos? 
6/21/202415 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah at breaking point

Israel and Hezbollah have been trading threats and rockets across their shared border. 
6/21/202411 minutes, 30 seconds
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$4 billion deal for NT remote housing

The 10-year agreement was signed on the Tiwi Islands between the federal and NT governments, all four of the NT's Aboriginal land councils and the peak body representing remote housing in the NT, Aboriginal Housing NT.
6/21/20249 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Pick: with Richard Scolyer and Jane McAdam

From the Triathlon Hour podcast to Ladies in Black: recommendations of good reads, podcasts and screen highlights with Richard Scolyer and JaneMcAdam.
6/21/202414 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is nuclear power the solution to Australia’s energy needs?

Analysis of recent overseas experience and proposed nuclear projects suggests an Australian nuclear power program would be vulnerable to delays and cost blowouts.
6/21/202412 minutes, 55 seconds
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New industry standards to tackle online child sexual abuse

Tech giants will be forced to take stronger action against child sexual abuse and pro-terrorism material on their platforms. 
6/21/202420 minutes, 42 seconds
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New pterosaur species discovered in Queensland

It's been described by some as a ‘demonic pelican’, but its scientific name is Haliskia peterseni. 
6/14/20249 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ric Smith on 'statecraft' and remebering Allan Gyngell

The Lowy Institute has launched a lecture series in honour of Allan Gyngell, the first Executive Director of the think tank and one of Australia’s most respected foreign policy thinkers. 
6/14/202413 minutes, 8 seconds
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Life without a phone at The Offline Club

 Swapping screen time for ‘real time’ is the mission of a new popular club in the Netherlands.The Offline Club puts on events in cafes, churches and town halls where people pay to leave mobile phones at the door to hang-out, chat, play board games, do craft, and read in peace. 
6/14/202411 minutes, 15 seconds
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Smart homes are the new frontier for aged care

Aged care is set to face a tech revolution. New research from Flinders University shows that smart homes can be used to help older people maintain independence through user-friendly, customized wearable devices, robotic assistants and sensors. 
6/14/20249 minutes, 26 seconds
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Panda diplomacy and an "important opportunity to engage": PM

Chinese Premier Li Qiang is in Australia for the first Chinese leader-level visit in more than seven years. The overall tone of the visit is set to be one of co-operation, but tensions will not be far beneath the surface.
6/14/202414 minutes, 30 seconds
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Russia's frozen assets unlocked to help Ukraine

After months of legal wrangling the G7 has agreed on a mechanism to use frozen Russian state-owned assets to help Ukraine. 
6/14/202412 minutes, 52 seconds
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'A moment for hope', former Italian PM on EU elections

Despite predictions of big wins for the far-right, former Italian PM Enrico Letta is hopeful for the incoming EU parliament, as voting gets underway across the 27 nations of the union.
6/7/20240
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The Australian company bridging success in the US

Innovative Australian bridge-building company InQuik, which started in Goulburn in regional NSW, has signed a huge deal with US steel giant Commercial Metals.
6/7/20240
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Anthony LaPaglia stars in Death of a Salesman

Australian actor Anthony LaPaglia makes his Sydney stage debut in Arthur Miller's masterpiece, Death of a Salesman.
6/7/20240
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America co-hosts the T20 cricket world cup

Will team USA's victory over powerhouse Pakistan be the moment America falls in love with cricket?
6/7/20240
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Strategy needed to move communities hit by climate related disasters

The Federal Government is being urged to develop a National Relocation Strategy for communities at risk of climate related natural disasters. The number of Australians who will require partial or total relocation to more viable sites will increase in the coming decades.
6/7/20240
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Modi secures another victory but with a smaller majority

Narendra Modi has been re-elected as Prime Minster for a third term in India. However, the Modi charm failed to secure his party, the BJP, a majority - so how will this effect Modi's upcoming term?
6/7/20240
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MONA hosts listening party for world's rarest album

It’s been called the rarest album in the world: the sole physical copy of an unreleased album recorded by hip hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan, which will be showcased next month at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart.
5/31/20248 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mandatory military service in the UK: bonkers or warranted?

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s pledge to bring back mandatory national service for 18 year olds has been widely condemned as a ‘bonkers' election gimmick which would create a 21st century ‘teenage dad’s army’.
5/31/202417 minutes
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Game over for the Melbourne Rebels, what next for Rugby Union in Victoria?

The Melbourne Rebels rugby union club will be disbanded following a decision by Rugby Australia to reject a bid that would have kept the team alive. 
5/31/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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Working families living with huge stress to make 'the juggle' work

The 2024 National Working Families Report shows that despite some progress, parents continue to struggle to balance work and family commitments.
5/31/202412 minutes, 54 seconds
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The end of ANC dominance in South Africa

South Africans have voted in their most competitive election since the end of apartheid in the early 1990s. 
5/31/202414 minutes, 44 seconds
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Donald Trump is a convicted felon

Donald Trump has been found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying records to cover up hush money payments to former porn star, Stormy Daniels.
5/31/202413 minutes, 43 seconds
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New documentary tells the full story of Midnight Oil

"A bunch of difficult bastards" - From their early days in the northern beaches of Sydney to global icons, “the Oils” are known for being their radically uncompromising.
5/24/202410 minutes, 3 seconds
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Palliative care eases pain and suffering at the end of life, but many are dying without

We don't expect for people to be born without support, so why are many people expected to die without the support of palliative care. 
5/24/202411 minutes, 6 seconds
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UN’s top court orders Israel to stop Rafah offensive

In a landmark ruling, the International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to stop its military offensive inside Rafah in southern Gaza which is unlikely to have any impact on the ground.
5/24/20247 minutes, 15 seconds
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Gaza’s food security and funding challenges facing UNWRA

We speak exclusively with the head of UNWRA Philippe Lazzarini to discuss the challenges in operating in Gaza and how to rebuilding trust and funding following Israel's damning allegations about the UN’s alleged links with Hamas.
5/24/202416 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Forever War, America’s Unending Conflict With Itself

How America’s political polarisation is 250 years in the making. 
5/24/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rohingyas face arson attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya are running for their lives as fighting rages between the military and the Arakan Army, a powerful ethnic armed group in the western state of Rakhine.
5/24/202413 minutes, 34 seconds
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Australia films take a front row seat at Cannes Film Festival

As Cannes Film Festival starts this week, a number of Australian made films are front and centre of the festival.
5/17/20249 minutes, 5 seconds
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Energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins on Future Made in Australia

Professor Lovins has made his home near Aspen so energy efficient that he is able to grow bananas during the freezing Colorado winter. 
5/17/202414 minutes, 49 seconds
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The legal fallout from the Baby Reindeer controversy

The drama surrounding the Netflix mega hit Baby Reindeer has moved away from the screen and into the real world. The real life Martha who’s depicted as a convicted stalker is suing Netflix and writer Richard Gadd for defamation. It kicked off a debate about the rules for the entire TV industry when it comes to dealing with true stories and real-life people.
5/17/202410 minutes, 53 seconds
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Will leaders of the ADF be accept responsibility for war crimes?

An independent panel which has warned that a lack of accountability from Australia’s military top brass over alleged war crimes in Afghanistan has led to anger and resentment from troops and vets.
5/17/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned as Russia pushes hard with new offensive 

Russian troops are pouring across Ukraine's northeastern border, seizing more square miles per day than at almost any other point in the war.
5/17/202414 minutes, 14 seconds
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How do Palestinians want Gaza to run after the war?

Ongoing surveys of Gazans reveal their beliefs and hopes for what will happen to the territory after the war. Meanwhile, the Israeli cabinet is split over the lack of a day-after plan. 
5/17/202419 minutes, 8 seconds
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Heartbreak High screenwriter Hannah Carroll Chapman recognised

Heartbreak High screenwriter Hannah Carroll Chapman on her big award and season three of the international hit show
5/10/20248 minutes
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Australian students camp out in pro-Palestine protests

This week, students across Australian universities have joined campuses in the United States to in setting up pro-Palestinian encampments. Students all across Australia are setting up camp calling on their teaching institutions to disclose and cut ties with weapons manufacturers they say are supplying arms to Israel.
5/10/202414 minutes
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Call to action on smartphones, social media and mental illness

In The Anxious Generation, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt lays the blame for the sudden uptick in mental health problems among Gen Z on social media and smartphones. 
5/10/202424 minutes
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Economists debate tax reform ahead of Federal Budget

The twin pressures of cost of living and the fight against inflation will be front and centre on Tuesday night when Treasurer Jim Chalmers hands down his third budget.
5/10/202418 minutes
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Australia votes 'yes' at UN Palestine vote

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to recognise Palestine as qualified to join the organisation but stopped of short conferring full UN membership.
5/10/202412 minutes
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Jake Adelstein: cult author's new book on Japan's Yakuza

The Yakuza, Japan's organised crime clans, have long been a source of fascination in the west. 
5/3/202415 minutes
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Germany’s far right on the rise again

Germany’s historical backing of Israel has raised questions about its alleged complicity in the Gaza war as Berlin grapples with its post-Holocaust identity.
5/3/20248 minutes
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Indigenous women need to be included in discussions on women's safety

As the discussion on violence against women continues, the statistics show that First Nations women are more effected by domestic violence. 
5/3/20249 minutes, 55 seconds
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Amani Hayder: My mother was murdered by my father

Next week, Minister for Women Katy Gallagher has called for a roundtable on the national crisis of violence against women. 
5/3/202418 minutes
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Girt by Sea: can Australia reduce its dependence on US security?

Australia regards itself as the major security power in our Pacific, but for our own security guarantee we look not to our region but to the distant horizons of the US and the UK.
5/3/202412 minutes
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Netanyahu doubles down on threat of Rafah assault despite ceasefire proposal

International pressure is growing on Israel to pull back on plans for an assault on Rafah as new signs emerge of a possible breakthrough in ceasefire talks.
5/3/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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Donald Trump's 'hush money' trial

The first week of Donald Trump's hush money trial has ended in New York, what happened and what happens next? 
4/27/20248 minutes, 59 seconds
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Emma Donovan

Emma Donovan is striking out solo with a new album
4/26/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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Doping crisis set to test Paris Olympics

Less than 100 days before the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics and the World Anti-Doping agency has agreed to launch an investigation into revelations that it failed to investigate 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a banned substance at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
4/26/202413 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ukraine’s landmine crisis

Two years into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country is now the most mine-littered country in the world. About a third of Ukraine is contaminated by Russian landmines and other explosives. Aid groups warn the massive effort to clear the mines could take a generation or more.
4/26/202412 minutes, 51 seconds
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What’s behind the US college protests over Israel-Gaza war?

Pro-Palestinian protests continue to grow at campuses across the United States with more heavy-handed responses doled out against protestors. 
4/26/202411 minutes, 29 seconds
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Australia’s social cohesion under strain, challenges and solutions

Australians are being urged to stay united following the horrific events in Sydney last week.
4/19/202424 minutes, 52 seconds
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The woman behind the infamous Prince Andrew interview

The BBC interview that lead to the downfall of Prince Andrew is now Netflix hit movie. 
4/19/202411 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rising inequality means wealth is health and poor living shorter lives

In Australia, men and women living in poorer areas can expect to die between 6 and 4 years earlier respectively, than those who are healthy and wealthy.
4/19/202411 minutes, 40 seconds
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Israel walks a fine line between retaliation and escalation

Israel's strikes on Iran this week were not the 'devastating retaliation' that has been promised by Israel's war cabinet, instead they were calibrated not to escalate tension.
4/19/202411 minutes
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The war between Israel and Iran comes out of the shadows

World leaders are calling for calm and restraint after Israel on Friday launched a retaliatory attack on Iran.
4/19/202414 minutes, 11 seconds
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Track and field athletes to get prize money for gold medallists

Track and field will be the first sport to introduce prize money at the Olympics, with World Athletics President Sebastian Coe saying it will pay $50,000 to gold medallists in Paris. 
4/12/20248 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Allure of ancient Egypt's golden history

A conversation with renowned archaeologist and former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Dr Zahi Hawass on the wonders of ancient Egypt; why the Ramses exhibition in Sydney continues to fascinate us and why there's so much more to discover.
4/12/202414 minutes, 27 seconds
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China's Pacific ally Solomon Islands heads to the polls

Canberra is closely watching Solomon Islands as it heads to the polls next week with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare doubling down on his pro-Beijing stance. It comes as Australia, the US and the UK continue to push against China's growing influence in the Pacific.
4/12/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Is the world prepared for more Islamic State attacks?

Does the recent attack on a Moscow theatre, which was claimed by an IS offshoot, suggest Islamic State could once again threaten peace and security in Europe and beyond, and how prepared are we?
4/12/202416 minutes, 31 seconds
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Panama Papers trial underway eight years after the explosive revelations

The Panama Papers was a coordinated journalistic investigation of 11.5 million leaked legal files from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, revealing  money laundering and tax fraud on an industrial scale.
4/12/202411 minutes, 23 seconds
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AUKUS weighs expanding security pact with Japan to deter China

Australia and the United States have deepened their commitment to countering China's growing aggression in the Indo Pacific by bringing Japan into the fold. The allies announced a new air defence strategy this week aimed at bolstering defence and security cooperation throughout the region. It came just hours after the AUKUS alliance of Australia, the US and the UK confirmed it was considering including Japan in some of its military projects.
4/12/202415 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Pick: what to read, watch and listen to

Stay entertained and informed with great recommendations from Professor Frank Bongiorno, historian at the Australian National University, and Helen Zhang, former Australian diplomat and co-founder of International Intrigue. 
4/5/202417 minutes, 16 seconds
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New tech to reduce the roo road toll

4/5/202410 minutes
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Why did Diane Foley meet the ISIS terrorist who beheaded her son?

The mother of journalist James Foley who was murdered brutally by ISIS met his killer and details her journey to understanding in a new memoir. 
4/5/202413 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is Australia really the defamation nation?

The case of Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann who is suing Channel Ten and journalist Lisa Wilkinson was reopened in the federal court of Australia for defamation.
4/5/202413 minutes, 19 seconds
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Five years ago NATO was 'brain dead', Putin's war has resuscitated it

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding this week, NATO is now more relevant than ever in the face of Russian aggression.
4/5/202412 minutes
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EU Energy Commissioner's stark warning to Australia

European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson has been meeting Australian ministers and companies warning about China’s dominance over the critical minerals needed for renewables. 
4/5/202410 minutes, 2 seconds
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"I'm a white girl from Tamworth in a Sri Lankan body" Roshani returns to BluesFest

BluesFest returns to Byron Bay this weekend and Tamworth singer-songwriter Roshani will be playing on the main stage. In 2022, she was hailed as a breakthrough artist of the festival.
3/29/20249 minutes, 34 seconds
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Three years on, girls are still banned from schools in Afghanistan

Within days of toppling the government, the Taliban introduced a ban for girls attending school and university.Three years on, girls are still forced to stay at home with the UN reporting 1 million girls have been affected by this ban. 
3/29/202414 minutes, 31 seconds
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Michael Connelly: The author behind 'The Lincoln Lawyer'

International best selling crime writer Michael Connelly is part of a lawsuit against OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT,  to protect his life's work. 
3/29/202415 minutes, 48 seconds
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Opportunity to reverse suicide crisis in Australia’s military community

Nick Kaldas says he hopes the inquiry will provide the "much-needed shock to the system that will inspire the change required to address the national tragedy of Defence and veteran suicide once and for all."
3/29/202415 minutes, 8 seconds
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Australia signs $207 million commitment to satellite program

When natural disasters strike, emergency services often turn to satellite data for information on how to manage the threat. For the last 40 years much of the data has come from LandSat. Now Australia is going to take more of a role in the program. 
3/29/20248 minutes, 21 seconds
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US Politics with Nick Bryant

President Joe Biden held a star-studded fundraiser on Thursday featuring former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, Robert F. Kennedy Junior is making some inroads into the support base of both of the main presidential candidates.
3/29/202410 minutes, 4 seconds
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Why prices continue to soar for regional housing?

As more people move from the capital cities to regional Australia, the housing crisis follows. 
3/22/202419 minutes, 6 seconds
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Concerns are raised over the religious discrimination bill

The promise of a Bill to outlaw Religious Discrimination in this country has been on the books since the 2017 Marriage Equality. 
3/22/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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Parkinson's alliance to confront doubling of cases by 2040

Australia's urgently needs a national action plan to address the doubling of Parkinson's disease cases by 2040.
3/22/20240
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The Australian-Chinese cartoonist facing death threats for political satire

Badiucao claims he is experiencing increased trolling and death threats since the visit by China's foreign minister, Wang Yi. 
3/22/20240
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Israeli hostage negotiator warns Rafah operation would be "catastrophic"

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with Benjamin Netanyahu, warning against a potential invasion of Rafah.
3/22/202411 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kate Middleton announces her shock cancer diagnosis

After months of speculation and conspiracy theories, Catherine the Princess of Wales , revealed that she is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer discovered after she had stomach surgery earlier this year. 
3/22/202411 minutes, 52 seconds
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Farmers are paying the costs for supermarket price hikes

Pressure is building on the major supermarkets as the Senate inquiry into pricing draws to a close.
3/15/202411 minutes, 37 seconds
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Heather Mitchell plays RGB in new Australian tour

After two months of sell-out performances, the Sydney Theatre Company production RBG, Of many One is about to tour Australia.
3/15/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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The history of winemaking in Australia

Over three lavishly illustrated volumes Andrew Caillard, renowned in Australian and international wine circles for his work as a wine auctioneer, expert, and writer, tells the stories of the people and events that have shaped the wine industry in Australia.
3/15/202413 minutes, 20 seconds
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Government backs a shift in aged care policy

The Aged Care Taskforce has recommended a means-tested user-pays model for wealthier Australians in care. 
3/15/202411 minutes
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UK Politics: dismal polls and racism

Already struggling in the polls, things went from bad to worse for the Conservatives this week after a racism scandal and loss of an MP to the populist Reform UK party. 
3/15/202410 minutes, 11 seconds
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Alexei Navalny's final plan to cause electoral damage to Vladimir Putin

 The turnout will be a test of support for Yulia Navalnaya's leadership as she seeks to continue her late husband's mission to bring democracy to Russia. 
3/15/202414 minutes, 2 seconds
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How two queens helped negotiate the world's earliest peace treaty

The Middle East is often viewed from the outside as a region constantly beset by conflict, but it was also the source of the world's earliest recorded peace treaty. 
3/8/20247 minutes
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The opening and closing of China's economy

How did China grow, in just over four decades, from an impoverished country to the second-largest economy in the world? And how did the miracle come to an end?
3/8/202417 minutes, 15 seconds
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Grave fears for reef following mass bleaching

Scientists' worst fears were confirmed this week, after the Great Barrier Reef Authority announced widespread bleaching across the reef system.
3/8/20247 minutes
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Oppenheimer vs Barbie at the Oscars

Who will win, who won't and why does the Academy have an aversion to blockbuster films?
3/8/20248 minutes
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Hamas delegation leaves Gaza truce talks in Cairo without deal

Negotiations over a cease-fire in Gaza have ended in Cairo with no deal.It was hoped that mediators could broker a truce before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
3/8/202421 minutes, 14 seconds
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50 years of women’s refuges in Australia

The first shelter in Australia for women and children escaping violent partners opened in Sydney in 1974.
3/8/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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Australia to push trade and security at ASEAN summit

Ten leaders from across South East Asia including Timor-Leste will be Melbourne next week for a summit to mark 50 years of partnership between Australia and ASEAN.
3/1/202415 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why the contemporary fine art world deploys 'strategic snobbery'

Journalist Bianca Bosker went 'undercover' in the contemporary fine world for five years to understand why art matters and how we can engage with it more deeply. 
3/1/20248 minutes, 34 seconds
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US politics with Nick Bryant: Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday is a key day in the presidential nomination contest.
3/1/202411 minutes, 36 seconds
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Referendum on 'woman in the home' clause in the Irish constitution

If passed, the government will remove the Irish constitution’s reference to so-called women’s duties in the home and expand the concept of family beyond marriage. 
3/1/202415 minutes, 7 seconds
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How missing flies signaled ecological distress of UK's biggest lake

Like the metaphorical canary in the coalmine, the disappearance of swarms of flies from Northern Ireland’s Lough Neagh has locals really worried.
2/23/20248 minutes
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Parliamentary inquiry into bad behavior by Big 4 accounting firms

A landmark investigation into alleged bad behaviour by our Big 4 accounting firms  has wrapped up its final hearing in Canberra.
2/23/202415 minutes
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Matildas in do-or-die Olympic qualifier with Uzbekistan

Australia will take on world number 47, Uzbekistan, in a two-match home-and-away series, looking to claim a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
2/23/20248 minutes, 53 seconds
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Two years of war in Ukraine

On February 24th 2022 the world looked on in shock as the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Did Putin think his soldiers would still be fighting two years on? 
2/23/202416 minutes, 23 seconds
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Greg Combet on Anthony Albanese's 'think big' pledge on clean energy

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has signalled more investment in climate change initiatives to stop the potential loss of Australian capital and jobs to the United States.
2/23/202412 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Lehman Trilogy

The award winning play about the family and company that triggered the global financial crisis opens in Sydney this week.
2/23/202411 minutes, 18 seconds
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Recognition for Australian showrunner of NCIS

Shane Brennan was the show runner of the US TV series NCIS, and the creator of its spin off NCIS Los Angeles.The Australian Writers Guild has recognised Shane Brennan's contribution to the industry, presenting him with the Richard Lane Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication.
2/16/202414 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is this Julian Assange's last chance for freedom?

The Wikileaks founder will have his last roll of the dice in the UK court system next week, in a two-day hearing in the High Court.
2/16/20249 minutes, 28 seconds
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How switching jobs can increase your wages

Australian workers who stay with their employer are missing out on up to $7500 a year in lower wages, compared to workers who switch jobs.
2/16/20249 minutes, 17 seconds
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Nick Bryant on US politics: Trump fined

The judge who presided over a civil business fraud trial against Donald Trump has ordered the former president, his sons, business associates and company to pay over $350 million in damages and temporarily limited their ability to do business in New York.
2/16/202416 minutes, 12 seconds
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Alexei Navalny's death described as political assassination

Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's most formidable domestic opponent, has died in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a three-decade sentence,The death of Navalny robs the Russian opposition of its most prominent leader as Putin prepares for an election this year.Vigils have been held outside Russian embassies across Europe as western leaders and Navalny's wife Yulia Navalnaya, say that Russia is responsible
2/16/20248 minutes, 15 seconds
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Increasing pressure on Israel not to launch military action in Rafa

With ceasefire negotiations stalled and the IDF told to prepare, is there anything that can stop Netanyahu's assault on Rafah?
2/16/202414 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ancient Herculaneum Scrolls unwrapped by AI

In 79 AD Herculaneum was destroyed by a volcano explosion. Now AI has deciphered some of the text hidden in charred papyrus scrolls found in a luxurious villa. 
2/9/20246 minutes, 24 seconds
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Western Australia is set to give land back to Indigenous Australians

Western Australia is preparing legislation to open up 142 remote Aboriginal communities to home ownership and outside investment for the first time.
2/9/202416 minutes, 24 seconds
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Western Australia is set to give land back to Indigenous Australians

Western Australia is preparing legislation to open up 142 remote Aboriginal communities to home ownership and outside investment for the first time.
2/9/202416 minutes, 24 seconds
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Everything electric expo comes to Australia

You’ve heard of the boat show, been to the caravan show, loved the motor show - now the latest juggernaut to hit Australia this weekend is called Everything Electric - a home show with everything from  the latest EV’s, right down to tips on how to cut your energy bills.
2/9/202413 minutes, 8 seconds
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David Finkel's American Dreamer - life in a divided country

The Pulitzer prize winning author David Finkel, known for his in-depth, observational reporting, has written a new book that navigates a deeply divided America and observes the fractures that have widened since the 2016 election of Donald Trump.
2/9/202425 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why young voters are crucial in Indonesia's upcoming election

When Indonesia elects a new president and legislature next week Millennial and Gen Z voters will have cast up to 50% of the ballots. 
2/9/20249 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Pick: what to watch, read and listen to

Stay entertained and informed with great recommendations from Australian natural history film maker, David Parer and Jessica Collins, Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute's Pacific Islands Program.
2/2/202414 minutes, 19 seconds
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Grace Forrest wins prestigious US human rights award

Anti-slavery advocate Grace Forrest has become the first Australian woman to be selected for the prestigious Roosevelt Institute Four Freedoms Award. 
2/2/202410 minutes
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2024: 'democracy Superbowl' or is it on life support?

This year more than 4.2 billion people around the world will case a vote in more than 60 countries. But not all elections are created equal...
2/2/202427 minutes
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New Zealand's mission to save the Kakapo

Conservation efforts to save New Zealand’s critically endangered Kakapo parrots have seen population numbers rise from 50 in the 1990s to over 200, but recently they’ve been escaping from their new wildlife sanctuary. 
2/2/20248 minutes
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Estimated 64,000 pregnancies from rapes in US abortion ban states

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, estimates 64,000 pregnancies resulted from rape from July 2022 to January 2024.
2/2/20248 minutes, 42 seconds
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Energy Infrastructure Commissioner Andrew Dyer

This week, Energy Infrastructure Commissioner Andrew Dyer published recommendations, urging the Government to take control of renewable rollout. 
2/2/202412 minutes, 24 seconds
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Australia's biggest country music festival returns to Tamworth

Thousands of people arrived in Tamworth to for the Australia’s greatest music festivals, the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival
1/26/20248 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dan Hogan wins prestigious poetry prize

Skeletons made of other skeletons undergo workarounds.Withdraw a like. Troubleshoot the jig if it startsto look like your brain on internet, dollied blunt.
1/26/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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Will the stage three tax cuts be the downfall of Albanese?

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that the government is committed to shifting tax cuts that were legislated half a decade ago to provide more benefits to low- and middle-income workers.
1/26/20248 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hopes grow for ceasefire and humanitarian assistance in Gaza

Efforts to broker a ceasefire and hostage deal between Israel and Hamas are ramping up in the region.
1/26/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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Israel weighs Gaza ceasefire amid pressure from hostages' families

Family members of Israelis held hostage in the Gaza Strip have stormed a parliamentary meeting in Jerusalem this week to demand that Israel's government does more to return their loved ones.
1/26/20249 minutes, 36 seconds
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Media mogul Jimmy Lai on trial in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's judiciary face independence test at the trial of 76 year-old media mogul Jimmy Lai.
1/26/202415 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trump wins the New Hampshire primary

Things start to heat up as the US presidential elections looms closer. 
1/26/20249 minutes, 9 seconds
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It's the final weekend of the Australian Open

The highly anticipated Australian Open finals are taking place this weekend. Aryna Sabalenka returns to defend her title against newcomer Zheng Qiwen.
1/26/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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Australia's 'stabilised' relationship with China, who wins?

After many years spent in the diplomatic freezer, in 2023 Australia and China finally 'stabilised' the formal relationship, culminating in Anthony Albanese's visit to Beijing in November. 
12/15/202315 minutes
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2023: Out of the pandemic and into a cost of living crisis

We reflect on the big stories of 2023, including 'cossie livs', the PWC scandal, the Voice referendum and challenges to Prime Minster Albanese's political authority.
12/15/202328 minutes
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EV charging etiquette to avoid holiday queues

The NRMA is urging people to follow charging etiquette and plan charging stops ahead of time during the Summer holidays.
12/15/20239 minutes
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Who will eventually run Gaza?

What are the current models being debated and who will ultimately make the call? Do the Palestinians get a say?
12/15/202310 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sigma-Chemist Warehouse and takeovers of 2023

Big takeover bids and potential transactions in corporate Australia have peppered the end of this year.The ABC Business Editor Ian Verrender wraps up the merger and acquisition action.
12/15/202310 minutes, 22 seconds
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The joy of ocean swimming

If you're looking for a new summer hobby, perhaps ocean swimming is a contender.
12/8/20237 minutes, 56 seconds
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Judgement at Tokyo: Japan's wartime leaders on trial

While Nuremberg has become a by-word for international post-war justice, far fewer of us are aware of the trial of Japan's wartime leadership
12/8/202318 minutes
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A Foreign Affair: December edition

A focus on the Asia-Pacific: the 2024 Indonesian elections, a foreign policy shift back to the U.S in the Philippines, why Malaysia is vocal in its support for Hamas and the growing challenge to Myanmar's junta. 
12/8/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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Solutions and outlook for Australia’s rapidly slowly economy

Gerard Minack says that Australian policymakers are "doubling down on a dumb strategy" by relying on immigration rather than investment to grow the economy.Nicki Hutley argues that economic benefits can be gained from superannuation funds getting more involved in investing in the energy transition and housing.
12/8/202315 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ukraine’s most difficult days since the start of Russia's invasion

Britain's Foreign Secretary David Cameron has urged US lawmakers to "lift the morale" of Ukraine by passing an aid package for Kyiv that has been blocked by Republicans.
12/8/202313 minutes, 38 seconds
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Rare and unusual plants for sale at Sydney Botanic Gardens

Giant daffodils, rare lilies and Wollemi pines go on sale at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
12/1/20236 minutes, 13 seconds
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All is not well in Rwanda

Since the end of the genocide in Rwanda, the international community has largely assumed that the country was on a path back to peace and prosperity under the leadership of Paul Kagame. But the truth is much darker...
12/1/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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Even reasonably fast rail would be good

An update on Australia's fast rail projects and proposals.
12/1/202316 minutes, 2 seconds
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Food production and regenerative agriculture at COP28

The way we produce food and agriculture will be a major focus at the COP28 talks on climate change underway in the United Arab Emirates -  it’s the first time there’s been a day dedicated to food, water and agriculture.
12/1/202314 minutes, 28 seconds
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What will it take to get Israel and Hamas back to the negotiating table?

Fighting has returned to Gaza as the truce between Israel and Hamas, which had been extended, finally expired on Friday.
12/1/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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Influential U.S. billionare backs Nikki Haley in attempt to block Trump

As of Tuesday, Nicki Haley has the favour and economic backing of influential right wing fossil fuel billionaire Charles Koch through his political group, Americans for Prosperity Action.
12/1/202316 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Israeli - Palestinian conflict: key events from the 1940s

After World War II,  the British withdrew from Palestine and the United Nations General Assembly in 1947 passed Resolution 181, urging the partition of the land into two independent states — one Arab and one Jewish. 
11/24/202322 minutes, 39 seconds
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A national calamity: Alan Kohler on housing inequality in Australia

ABC commentator Alan Kohler unpicks the social, political and economic consequences of decades of failure to provide affordable housing for all Australians.  
11/24/202319 minutes, 35 seconds
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Reaction to first hostages released in Israel-Hamas deal

Day one of a tense, temporary ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war has ended as it was supposed to, with hostages held by Hamas released and Palestinians freed from Israeli prisons.Irris Mackler describes the national mood in Israel and reactions of those who are reunited with loved ones.
11/24/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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Far-right party wins Dutch election, but will Wilders be PM?

As the dust settles of this week's election in the Netherlands, the Dutch are coming to terms with the fact that the far-right populist party led by Geert Wilders now has the largest number of seats in Parliament. 
11/24/202313 minutes, 49 seconds
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Global greenhouse gas emissions could fall in 2024 if clean tech trends continue

All greenhouse gas emissions could soon peak if current clean technology trends are are maintained,  according to new modelling.
11/24/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Pick: What to read, watch and listen in November

Looking for something fresh to read, listen or watch in the lead up to the holidays?
11/17/202319 minutes, 55 seconds
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Solar jobs create "generational change" for regional community

For the Wiradjuri people of Narrandera in southern New South Wales, the construction of local solar farm has given many people the opportunity to work for the first time.Beon Energy approached local groups and elders early in the construction phase to help potential employees through the application process, obtain construction white cards and other documentation, and get training before taking on the life changing jobs.
11/17/202319 minutes, 1 second
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Has Iran abandoned the Palestinian cause?

Having seemingly abandoned the Palestinian cause despite decades of vocal support, how does Iran see its interests in the war in Gaza? 
11/17/202315 minutes, 38 seconds
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The fight for Origin Energy

North American asset managers Brookfield and EIG want to take over Origin Energy and transition the company to clean energy.But Origin's biggest shareholder, Australian Super says the $20 billion takeover bid undervalues the company.
11/17/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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Myanmar junta facing "most dangerous moment"

The junta ruling Myanmar may be facing the greatest challenge of the two years since it seized power. 
11/17/202314 minutes, 44 seconds
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La Sagrada Familia one step closer to completion

Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia basilica nears completion with the final two towers of the Evangelists receiving their final touches.
11/10/202317 minutes, 29 seconds
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Remembrance day - stories of lives and potential cut short

Life So Full of Promise, is Ross McMullin's second multi-biography about Australia's lost generation of World War I.
11/10/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Israel's economic-security doctrine under Benjamin Netanyahu

How the perception of security threats by Israeli decision-makers affected economic strategy and determined Israel’s economic path.
11/10/202319 minutes, 41 seconds
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A stalemate in the Ukraine war?

After more than 20 months into the war in Ukraine, the situation on the front is bleak. Frank Ledwidge argues that no breakthrough from either side is imminent. 
11/10/202313 minutes, 21 seconds
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Pressures in the childcare sector

Australia's largest childcare provider, Goodstart, posted an $85.3 million loss this financial year and they're not the only operators facing increasing pressure.
11/10/202315 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Rest is History heads to Australia

The cult podcast has hit the mark with Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook's open-minded, witty conversations about everything from Cleopatra to Captain Cook, ancient Rome to Richard Nixon, Tolkein to the Boston Tea Party.
11/3/202322 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Foreign Affair - November

Our panelists will discuss Australia, US, and China relations, the Israel-Hamas conflict and regional implications, plus an update on the situation in Ukraine.
11/3/202330 minutes, 3 seconds
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Australian made solar cell production

Australian solar company SunDrive is a step closer to producing ultra-low cost solar cells, after securing an $11 million grant to scale up its solar cell production to a commercial level.
11/3/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Advertising campaign to recruit more teachers

The federal government has released a $10 million advertising campaign, called Be That Teacher, aimed at raising the profile of teaching in Australia. Education experts  have welcomed the campaign but contend that retaining teachers is an equally urgent issue that needs to be addressed. 
11/3/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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Qantas's fiery shareholder meeting

The mood at the AGM was fiery, with more than 80 per cent of shareholders rejecting the board's remuneration plan and some heavy handed tactics used against shareholders. 
11/3/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Search for the lost anchors of HMS Beagle in the NT

An Australian team is trying to retrieve the last physical evidence of HMS Beagle - two of the ship's anchors are buried in the remote Victoria River in Northern Australia, which the Beagle visited in 1839.
10/27/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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Virtue capitalists: the rise and fall of the professional class

How professionals came to rule the world in the 20th century and how managers pushed them out in the 1980s
10/27/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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Modern Türkiye celebrates 100 years

October 29 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Türkiye. Has the country achieved what it set out to do a century ago?
10/27/202310 minutes, 4 seconds
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Israel-Hamas conflict enters third week

As Israel and Gaza remain locked in conflict, what is going on diplomatically behind the scenes to avert a broader regional war?
10/27/202317 minutes, 36 seconds
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China’s electric vehicle dominance

The squeeze is on US, Japanese and European car makers to catch up to China's revolutionary progress in the manufacture of electric vehicles. Can they do it?
10/27/202317 minutes, 38 seconds
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High rents for small business

Is the link between property valuations and high rents killing high street businesses?
10/27/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Georges: A retrospective

The upmarket department store was a fixture in Melbourne for over 100 years before it closed in 1995.
10/20/202311 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rewilding Zebra sharks

Zebra sharks are teetering on the brink of extinction in waters to the north of Australia.
10/20/20239 minutes
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Life in the West Bank

Mohammed Asideh is a political scientist specialising in public policy, currently living in Melbourne.
10/20/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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The predicament confronting Israel's neighbours as region splits over conflict

Israel's neighbours include partners and bitter enemies, but almost all support the Palestinian cause. 
10/20/202317 minutes, 23 seconds
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Military analysis of Israel's forces

How will the Israeli military translate the orders that they have - to eliminate the ability of Hamas to undertake future terrorism and their governing ability in the Gaza Strip itself?
10/20/202311 minutes
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Argentina election

.Argentina heads to the polls on Sunday in a three-way contest between libertarian front-runner Javier Milei, Peronist economy minister Sergio Massa and conservative Patricia Bullrich, with voters angry over a cost-of-living crisis
10/20/20239 minutes
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New microbiome research could treat autoimmune diseases

New international research led by a Melbourne lab has studied the interactions the different "bugs" in our gut have with each other. It could lead to significant changes in the way we treat conditions from Inflammatory Bowel Disease to infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers.
10/20/20238 minutes, 22 seconds
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Joe Aston signs off from Rear Window

Gerry Harvey wanted him "stripped and flogged", but readers provided AFR columnist Joe Aston with plenty of material to have fun exposing the "rampant spin over substance in Australian business and politics." 
10/13/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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Israel/Hamas: the view from Beirut

How is the conflict between Israel and Hamas seen in Lebanon, home to Hamas-allied militant group Hezbollah?
10/13/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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West Bank on edge

Raja Shehadeh last year about his hopes that Israelis and Palestinians would reach a peaceful settlement, at the time of the publication of his book "We could have been friends, my Father and I”… 
10/13/20230
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Israel prepares 'ground manoeuvres' against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to destroy Hamas as the army prepares for an expected ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
10/13/20230
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Impact of the Voice on the community of Aurukun

Aurukun faces several challenges from access to medical care, to systemic issues with the Blue Card system. The community in Aurukun believe a Voice would help inspire the next generation to speak out about the problems they face.
10/13/202310 minutes, 7 seconds
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Kos Samaras on Voice polling ahead of vote

Kos Samaras joins Geraldine to explore the final polling results and discusses implications of today's vote on an Indigenous voice to parliament.
10/13/202313 minutes
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Elections in Poland

Poland will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, with the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party seeking an unprecedented third term in power after eight years in power
10/13/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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New Zealand election: which Chris will be PM?

Current Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins, and Opposition Leader, Christopher Luxon, are going head-to-head in the upcoming New Zealand election. So, how has the voting landscape changed since Jacinda Ardern's leadership?
10/13/20230
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Michael Gawenda - My Life as a Jew

What does it mean to be Jewish when a substantial - and growing - part of the left is opposed to the very existence of Israel as a Jewish state.
10/6/202318 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Pick: What to read, watch and listen to in October

Looking for something fresh to read, watch or listen to this month? Ben Doherty and Dr Amrita Malhi give us their top 'picks'.
10/6/202315 minutes, 38 seconds
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Legacies of the Yom Kippur War

Fifty years on from the surprise attack Egypt and Syria launched on Israel, Martin Indyk examines how the conflict realigned the Middle East.
10/6/202319 minutes, 21 seconds
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Referendum: Changing minds

As we get closer to the referendum date, conversations between friends, families and colleagues about The Voice are becoming more frequent. So what does it take to change someone's mind? Liberal backbencher Russell Broadbent has changed his stance on the upcoming referendum and will now vote No, while progressive no supporter Tarneen Onus Browne is now advocating for a yes vote.
10/6/202314 minutes, 37 seconds
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US political dysfunction and the economy

What impact is US congressional dysfunction having on borrowing and the vitality of the global economy?
10/6/202314 minutes, 30 seconds
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Chinese-Australians in Aussie Rules

Since the Miners versus Market Gardeners 'Celestial football match' on the Victorian goldfields in 1892, many Chinese-Australians have embraced Australian Rules football.
9/29/20230
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China's underground historians who bravely seek the truth

Based on years of firsthand research in Xi Jinping's China, Ian Johnson describes how some of China's best-known writers, filmmakers, and artists have overcome crackdowns and censorship to forge a nationwide movement that challenges the Communist Party on its most hallowed ground: its control of history.
9/29/202323 minutes, 15 seconds
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Copper theives target farmers and power infrastructure

Copper thieves are brazenly targeting farm machinery, train stations and electrical infrastructure. There are calls for better regulation of the scrap metal industry.
9/29/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Compensation claims and days off rise as mental health bites workers

Feeling overworked and undervalued by your employer? You're not alone...
9/29/20237 minutes, 35 seconds
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A visual history of possession and dispossession in Australia's west

Taking its title from the journal of explorer George Gray,  'No Stone Without a Name' examines colonial artwork of Western Australia. Through hundreds of beautiful and largely unknown artworks, Philippa O'Brien  guides readers through the shadow presence of an alternative story.
9/22/202318 minutes
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A Foreign Affair: Europe

Can the EU maintain cohesion in the face on another migration crisis on its borders and rising populism among member states?
9/22/202334 minutes, 52 seconds
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How do we have a respectful referendum?

A referendum is supposed to promote dialogue about the fundamental rules and future of our nation. But it's been over two decades since Australia's last referendum. Collectively, have we forgotten how to engage constructively with referendums?
9/22/202310 minutes, 27 seconds
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Renewed calls for affordable dental care

More than 5000 dentists from 100 countries will be in Sydney this weekend to discuss better access to dental care, links between oral health and long-term health, and the latest research on the effects of vaping and sleep apnoea.
9/22/202317 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bhutan’s first plastic reconstructive surgeon training in Adelaide

Dr Sonam Jamtsho is training to become his nation’s first plastic and reconstructive surgeon to help treat patients with burns, injuries and congenital disorders. He’s supported by Interplast, which is marking 40 years of rebuilding bodies and lives.  
9/15/202313 minutes, 5 seconds
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Winemakers in France destroy product as demand falls

The French government will spend €200 million (over $330 million AUD) to help destroy surplus wine stock in an attempt to support struggling producers.
9/15/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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China: When ideology trumps the economy

With four decades of experience in China, Jörg Wuttke is one of the foremost international experts on China's economy and its relations with the West. Jörg Wuttke discusses how he managed to offer frank advice during his role as the former President of the EU Chamber in China, and why China has become a more difficult place to do business.
9/15/202323 minutes, 25 seconds
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The GOP nomination may be more competitive than it seems

Donald Trump undoubtedly leads the race for the Republican nomination for presidential candidate, a survey of grassroots GOP leaders suggests other candidates are gaining popularity.
9/15/202312 minutes, 36 seconds
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Major developments in the superannuation industry

A new formal definition of its purpose, a new policy and lobby group of the big 8 super funds, plus a role in decarbonising our economy - major changes are afoot in the superannuation industry. 
9/15/202316 minutes
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Billy Bragg's song response to US viral hit, Rich men north of Richmond.

Oliver Anthony's impassioned song about struggling Americans has rocketed to the top of the US Billboard chart and has been embraced by Republicans and right wing pundits. Billy Bragg decided to write a song in response to Rich men north of Richmond, with a few practical suggestions for his fellow muso.
9/8/202316 minutes, 32 seconds
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Digital empires: The global race to regulate Artificial Intelligence

There's a battle within and among "digital empires" - the United States, China, and the European Union - over access to our digital lives. Anu Bradford discusses why Europe and perhaps Australia may lead the race to regulate AI.
9/8/202314 minutes, 47 seconds
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Expansion of sleep program for outback kids

"Let's Yarn About Sleep" is a program for kids aged 12-18 in north west Queensland to teach them about the long term effects of not getting enough sleep, and how it affects mood regulation.
9/8/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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First global assessment of invasive species effect

Invasive feral species are a major cause of biodiversity loss and species extinction in Australia and around the world, according to a landmark report released this week by the United Nations. The report is the first and most comprehensive global assessment of invasive species to date, covering 143 countries.
9/8/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Invested: Australia’s South-East Asia Economic Strategy to 2040

The government's special envoy for South-East Asia, Nicolas Moore, has made 75 recommendations for increased two way trade and investment in South East Asia. Three recommendations will be adopted by the government straight away, including the establishment of a business exchange program and investment deal teams which will be based in the ASEAN region to work with Australian investors. Other key recommendations include streamlining the foreign investment review process.
9/8/202313 minutes, 11 seconds
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Will the G20 fail to reach a consensus?

For the first time in its history, the G20 leaders meeting is unlikely to issue a joint declaration. Will this tarnish host Narendra Modi's international standing?
9/8/202314 minutes, 43 seconds
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The architecture of data centres

Big bland warehouses on our urban fringes might seem a surprising interest for a world-renowned architect, but Marina Otero finds their centrality to our digital lives compelling. 
9/1/202313 minutes
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The pressures of downsizing the family home

Michael Blythe is a former chief economist for the Commonwealth Bank and he’s the current economist-in-chief at Downsizer.com.
9/1/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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How China's economic crisis will impact Australia

Slower growth, deflation, property sector woes and sky high youth unemployment. How did the situation in China get so bad?
9/1/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tackling Transitions: New Aussie tech emphasises solar storage process

RayGen has officially opened its $27 million solar and storage power plant power plant in Carwarp, in north-west Victoria. The pilot plant features a unique long duration energy storage system, and is seen as a precursor to the development of a much larger 200-megawatt plant in South Australia, backed by large institutional investors.
9/1/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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'Rebuilding' Australia's international development policy

The $4.7 billion foreign aid budget will address poverty, economic growth, health, infrastructure, climate change and gender equality in the Indo-Pacific. There's no extra funding, but the priorities are set to push back against China's influence-building in the region.
9/1/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dublin: A Writer's City

With more than a 1000 years of history, Dublin's writers and poets are as much a part of the city as its bricks and pavement. Chris Morash, and his custom maps, have uncovered what it means to experience the city through the lens of literature.
8/25/202313 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Foreign Affair - August edition

A Foreign Affair:  the democratic decline in South East Asia, and Thailand's political future. Plus the surprise expansion of the BRICS and reflections on AUKUS after the Labour Party conference debate. 
8/25/202330 minutes, 4 seconds
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Katherine High School's journey to success

Two years ago, a third of the teaching staff walked out of Katherine High School - including the principal - because of safety concerns.
8/25/202310 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pangolin traffickers convicted after investigation led by former Australian police officer

Three high ranking leaders of a wildlife trafficking gang have been convicted in Nigeria. It's estimated that they were responsible for half the illegal trade in pangolin scales. Former Australian police officer, Steve Carmody led the investigation in partnership with the Nigerian Customs Service.
8/25/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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Prigozhin: the dangers of Russian chaos

The Kremlin has dismissed speculation that it had ordered the killing of Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin as "all lies". Does Prigozhin's suspected assassination herald even more violence and political instability within Russia or is Putin's control total?
8/25/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Art in Conflict: Artists capturing the complex essence of war

The Australian War Memorial's new exhibition 'Art in Conflict' tells stories of war from under-represented perspectives. Geraldine tours the work of Megan Cope, Dacchi Dang, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green.
8/18/202315 minutes, 40 seconds
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Peter Yu: Indigenous economic empowerment

Professor Peter Yu AM, has delivered a powerful speech calling for economic self-determination for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley and other Aboriginal communities as a way of breaking the cycle of inequality.
8/18/202315 minutes, 34 seconds
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Former diplomat Fred Smith’s personal account of the evacuation of Kabul

A dramatic, funny and human account of Australia's evacuation mission which ultimately managed to extract 4100 people from the chaos of Taliban controlled Kabul.
8/18/202321 minutes, 31 seconds
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Zoom classes and secret schools: efforts to continue educating Afghan girls

This week marks the second anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan following the US withdrawal. Women and girls have been the biggest losers under the new regime - despite commitments to more openness, women and girls have been banned from school and work. However, people in Afghanistan and abroad are quietly working to help some girls continue their education using creative measures. 
8/18/202315 minutes, 51 seconds
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How race sets Trump's Georgia indictment apart from other cases

This week a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia handed Donald Trump his fourth criminal indictment. But this case might be different...
8/18/202312 minutes, 54 seconds
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The extraordinary story of Uganda's first wildlife vet

Growing up under the reign of military dictator Idi Amin, Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka had to create the position of wildlife veterinarian for herself.
8/11/202316 minutes, 19 seconds
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The extraordinary story of Uganda's first wildlife vet

Growing up under the reign of military dictator Idi Amin, Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka had to create the position of wildlife veterinarian for herself.
8/11/202316 minutes, 19 seconds
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Former MP Melissa Parke to lead anti-nuclear weapons campaign

With the global political environment increasingly uncertain, and relations between nuclear states deteriorating, the job for nuclear disarmament advocates appears harder than ever.
8/11/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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Former MP Melissa Parke to lead anti-nuclear weapons campaign

With the global political environment increasingly uncertain, and relations between nuclear states deteriorating, the job for nuclear disarmament advocates appears harder than ever.
8/11/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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Affordable apartments on church land in Sydney

A not-for-profit housing company and Fresh Hope, founded by the Churches of Christ in NSW and Victoria, have partnered in a build-to-rent project to provide affordable homes in Sydney's inner west.
8/11/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Affordable apartments on church land in Sydney

A not-for-profit housing company and Fresh Hope, founded by the Churches of Christ in NSW and Victoria, have partnered in a build-to-rent project to provide affordable homes in Sydney's inner west.
8/11/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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National Reconstruction Fund's new chair Martijn Wilder

Industry Minister Ed Husic has announced the makeup of the eight-member National Reconstruction Fund board, which will include former Liberal minister Kelly O'Dwyer, former Australian Workers Union secretary Dan Walton, and former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour.
8/11/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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National Reconstruction Fund's new chair Martijn Wilder

Industry Minister Ed Husic has announced the makeup of the eight-member National Reconstruction Fund board, which will include former Liberal minister Kelly O'Dwyer, former Australian Workers Union secretary Dan Walton, and former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour.
8/11/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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Weather manipulation as a climate change defence

Natural disasters fuelled by climate change are predicted to become more frequent and destructive.
8/11/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Weather manipulation as a climate change defence

Natural disasters fuelled by climate change are predicted to become more frequent and destructive.
8/11/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Australian Jews in an intractable conflict

Dennis Altman reflects on the fraught debate in Australia to recognise the state of Palestine. 
8/11/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Australian Jews in an intractable conflict

Dennis Altman reflects on the fraught debate in Australia to recognise the state of Palestine. 
8/11/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Labor to host first in-person national conference since 2018

More than 2,000 unionists, politicians and Labor members are set to converge on Brisbane this week, for the first face-to-face ALP national conference in five years.
8/11/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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Labor to host first in-person national conference since 2018

More than 2,000 unionists, politicians and Labor members are set to converge on Brisbane this week, for the first face-to-face ALP national conference in five years.
8/11/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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Winnie and Nelson: A Portrait of a Marriage

Renowned historian of South Africa, Jonny Steinberg, details one of the world's most famous marriages - Winnie and Nelson Mandela.
8/4/202315 minutes
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Winnie and Nelson: A Portrait of a Marriage

Renowned historian of South Africa, Jonny Steinberg, details one of the world's most famous marriages - Winnie and Nelson Mandela.
8/4/202315 minutes
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How the Marvel Cinematic Universe took over film and TV

These days we're equally likely to stream the latest prestige TV show as we are to go to the cinema for the newest blockbuster. But what's been the role of the many Marvel films in our changing media consumption patterns, and indeed the complexion of Hollywood itself?
8/4/202317 minutes, 8 seconds
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How the Marvel Cinematic Universe took over film and TV

These days we're equally likely to stream the latest prestige TV show as we are to go to the cinema for the newest blockbuster. But what's been the role of the many Marvel films in our changing media consumption patterns, and indeed the complexion of Hollywood itself?
8/4/202317 minutes, 8 seconds
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Avoiding the news? You're not alone

According to the 2023 Digital News Report, 69% of Australians avoid the news, an increase on last year and more than respondents in other countries. 
8/4/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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Avoiding the news? You're not alone

According to the 2023 Digital News Report, 69% of Australians avoid the news, an increase on last year and more than respondents in other countries. 
8/4/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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Will Women's World Cup footballers be paid what they deserve this time?

The FIFA Women's World Cup has so far produced surprise after surprise, with footballing giants Brazil and Germany knocked out, and significant underdogs like Jamaica, Nigeria and South Africa all advancing to the next round. It's also highlighted the routine unfairness that accompanies many women's efforts to strive in certain parts of the world. 
8/4/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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Will Women's World Cup footballers be paid what they deserve this time?

The FIFA Women's World Cup has so far produced surprise after surprise, with footballing giants Brazil and Germany knocked out, and significant underdogs like Jamaica, Nigeria and South Africa all advancing to the next round. It's also highlighted the routine unfairness that accompanies many women's efforts to strive in certain parts of the world. 
8/4/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tackling Transitions: Community batteries

Community batteries are picking up traction as a way to capture the energy from the roughly 1 in 3 homes that have rooftop solar.
8/4/202318 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tackling Transitions: Community batteries

Community batteries are picking up traction as a way to capture the energy from the roughly 1 in 3 homes that have rooftop solar.
8/4/202318 minutes, 40 seconds
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ASX reporting season: What to expect

What lies ahead for reporting season
8/4/202310 minutes, 20 seconds
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ASX reporting season: What to expect

What lies ahead for reporting season
8/4/202310 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Pick: What to read, watch, and listen to

Looking for something fresh to read, watch or listen to this month?
7/28/202317 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Pick: What to read, watch, and listen to

Looking for something fresh to read, watch or listen to this month?
7/28/202317 minutes, 35 seconds
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Critical minerals: Why Australia must do more than 'dig and ship'

Australia has typically taken a 'dig and ship' approach towards our mineral resources. Experts argue we need to do things differently when it comes to critical minerals. 
7/28/202313 minutes, 10 seconds
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Critical minerals: Why Australia must do more than 'dig and ship'

Australia has typically taken a 'dig and ship' approach towards our mineral resources. Experts argue we need to do things differently when it comes to critical minerals. 
7/28/202313 minutes, 10 seconds
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An insider's perspective on US foreign policy in Asia

The US-Australia Alliance has become front of mind among policymakers in Canberra and Washington DC, since the signing of the AUKUS pact. But what does a White House insider and foreign policy expert have to say about current US policy in Asia?
7/28/202317 minutes, 29 seconds
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An insider's perspective on US foreign policy in Asia

The US-Australia Alliance has become front of mind among policymakers in Canberra and Washington DC, since the signing of the AUKUS pact. But what does a White House insider and foreign policy expert have to say about current US policy in Asia?
7/28/202317 minutes, 29 seconds
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Will more airline competition bring down airfares?

We all know that airfares are more expensive now than they have been in many years, partially thanks to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but also due to a lack of competition in the aviation sector.
7/28/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Will more airline competition bring down airfares?

We all know that airfares are more expensive now than they have been in many years, partially thanks to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but also due to a lack of competition in the aviation sector.
7/28/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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New report highlights parent migration program

A new report warns parent visa applicants could be waiting up to 40 years for an approval.
7/28/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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New report highlights parent migration program

A new report warns parent visa applicants could be waiting up to 40 years for an approval.
7/28/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Is this the real Ukrainian counter-offensive?

The scale of the challenge for Ukraine to take back territory is becoming clear as forces confront Russian defences up to 30 kilometres deep in some areas. 
7/28/202314 minutes, 36 seconds
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Is this the real Ukrainian counter-offensive?

The scale of the challenge for Ukraine to take back territory is becoming clear as forces confront Russian defences up to 30 kilometres deep in some areas. 
7/28/202314 minutes, 36 seconds
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Simon Schama: A history of vaccines in 'Foreign Bodies'

In his new book, Foreign Bodies, Simon Schama covers the history of pandemics, vaccines and the scientists who developed them.
7/21/202318 minutes, 57 seconds
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Simon Schama: A history of vaccines in 'Foreign Bodies'

In his new book, Foreign Bodies, Simon Schama covers the history of pandemics, vaccines and the scientists who developed them.
7/21/202318 minutes, 57 seconds
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The growing problem with strata management

Between growing complexity for volunteers on strata committees, the cost of living crisis forcing people to sacrifice paying their strata fees, and a push towards medium density housing - the cracks are beginning to show.
7/21/202310 minutes, 52 seconds
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The growing problem with strata management

Between growing complexity for volunteers on strata committees, the cost of living crisis forcing people to sacrifice paying their strata fees, and a push towards medium density housing - the cracks are beginning to show.
7/21/202310 minutes, 52 seconds
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Will the Philippines and Vietnam surprise the Women's World Cup?

What does the tournament mean for developing nations where women's sport is often undervalued and underfunded?
7/21/20237 minutes, 12 seconds
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Will the Philippines and Vietnam surprise the Women's World Cup?

What does the tournament mean for developing nations where women's sport is often undervalued and underfunded?
7/21/20237 minutes, 12 seconds
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What's the link between the partnership model and scandals at consulting firms?

We've all seen the weekly headlines about scandals at consulting firms like PwC – but do we actually understand how these Big Four firms actually work?
7/21/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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What's the link between the partnership model and scandals at consulting firms?

We've all seen the weekly headlines about scandals at consulting firms like PwC – but do we actually understand how these Big Four firms actually work?
7/21/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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No end in sight for Hun Sen's rule at weekend election

The result of this weekend's elections in Cambodia seems a foregone conclusion. So what of the country’s future?
7/21/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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No end in sight for Hun Sen's rule at weekend election

The result of this weekend's elections in Cambodia seems a foregone conclusion. So what of the country’s future?
7/21/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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'Enshittification' and social media for academics

Academics are often encouraged to get on social media to promote their work and drive up citations. But a process called 'enshittification' is making this increasingly useless. 
7/14/202313 minutes, 25 seconds
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'Enshittification' and social media for academics

Academics are often encouraged to get on social media to promote their work and drive up citations. But a process called 'enshittification' is making this increasingly useless. 
7/14/202313 minutes, 25 seconds
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Actors union joins Writers Guild of America in strike

For the first time in 63 years there will be an industry-wide shut down in Hollywood with thousands of film and television actors to strike. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has joined Hollywood writers in going on strike, forcing productions to come to a halt. It's the first time the two groups have gone on strike together since the 1960s - so why now?
7/14/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Actors union joins Writers Guild of America in strike

For the first time in 63 years there will be an industry-wide shut down in Hollywood with thousands of film and television actors to strike. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has joined Hollywood writers in going on strike, forcing productions to come to a halt. It's the first time the two groups have gone on strike together since the 1960s - so why now?
7/14/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fleeing Sudan - a personal story of escape

"We were warned to watch out for scorpions as we slept on the ground in the desert" - Ahmed recounts his escape from the conflict in Sudan.
7/14/202313 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fleeing Sudan - a personal story of escape

"We were warned to watch out for scorpions as we slept on the ground in the desert" - Ahmed recounts his escape from the conflict in Sudan.
7/14/202313 minutes, 10 seconds
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Martin Wolf on the 'Crisis of Democratic Capitalism'

The 'marriage of democracy with the market economy is failing' argues the chief economics commentator of the UK's Financial Times.
7/14/202316 minutes, 16 seconds
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Martin Wolf on the 'Crisis of Democratic Capitalism'

The 'marriage of democracy with the market economy is failing' argues the chief economics commentator of the UK's Financial Times.
7/14/202316 minutes, 16 seconds
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New RBA Governor Michele Bullock

Michele Bullock will become Australia's first female central bank governor after she was chosen to replace Philip Lowe when his term expires in September.
7/14/202316 minutes
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New RBA Governor Michele Bullock

Michele Bullock will become Australia's first female central bank governor after she was chosen to replace Philip Lowe when his term expires in September.
7/14/202316 minutes
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China and US resume climate talks

A yearlong freeze in climate talks appears to be ending as the world's biggest emitters, China and the United States, resume discussions. Can climate envoy John Kerry and his counterpart in Beijing, Xie Zhenhua, make progress?
7/14/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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China and US resume climate talks

A yearlong freeze in climate talks appears to be ending as the world's biggest emitters, China and the United States, resume discussions. Can climate envoy John Kerry and his counterpart in Beijing, Xie Zhenhua, make progress?
7/14/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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Native tropical oyster farming in the NT

Indigenous people in the Northern Territory have always eaten and traded native tropical oysters. They're looking to develop commercial oyster farms in the territory with the help of Churchill Fellow Dr Samantha Nowland. 
7/7/20239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Native tropical oyster farming in the NT

Indigenous people in the Northern Territory have always eaten and traded native tropical oysters. They're looking to develop commercial oyster farms in the territory with the help of Churchill Fellow Dr Samantha Nowland. 
7/7/20239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mohammad Chowdhury reflects on a life spent straddling cultures

A journey of finding one’s own identity, Border Crossings is the story of a British born, Bangladeshi man of Muslim faith, trying to reconcile his western and eastern identities and the inconsistencies between the two.
7/7/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mohammad Chowdhury reflects on a life spent straddling cultures

A journey of finding one’s own identity, Border Crossings is the story of a British born, Bangladeshi man of Muslim faith, trying to reconcile his western and eastern identities and the inconsistencies between the two.
7/7/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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A foreign affair: Indon-Aust relations, and who will lead Thailand’s new government?

Our regular panel on international relations explores the improving relationship between Australia and Indonesia, who will lead Thailand's new government and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's visit to China.
7/7/202328 minutes, 26 seconds
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A foreign affair: Indon-Aust relations, and who will lead Thailand’s new government?

Our regular panel on international relations explores the improving relationship between Australia and Indonesia, who will lead Thailand's new government and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's visit to China.
7/7/202328 minutes, 26 seconds
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Robodebt: A dismal day for public servants

But Holmes paints a much broader picture not only of public service dysfunction but specifically the utter failure of systems and institutions which are supposed to provide "checks and balances" for bad policy.
7/7/202310 minutes, 28 seconds
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Robodebt: A dismal day for public servants

But Holmes paints a much broader picture not only of public service dysfunction but specifically the utter failure of systems and institutions which are supposed to provide "checks and balances" for bad policy.
7/7/202310 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tech workers under pressure amid economic downturn

Tech is often seen as industry offering good pay and lots of perks. But perhaps those were just the good times…
7/7/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tech workers under pressure amid economic downturn

Tech is often seen as industry offering good pay and lots of perks. But perhaps those were just the good times…
7/7/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ukraine fears safety of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Volodymyr Zelenskyy this week reiterated claims that his security services had evidence that Russia has mined the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
7/7/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ukraine fears safety of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Volodymyr Zelenskyy this week reiterated claims that his security services had evidence that Russia has mined the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
7/7/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sydney Youth Orchestra's musical adventure through regional NSW

Geraldine Doogue is broadcasting from Broken Hill this week, to celebrate the final day of the Sydney Youth Orchestra's 'Big West Tour'. SYO has performed and collaborated with local communities and schools in regional New South Wales during this 10-day musical adventure.
6/30/202314 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sydney Youth Orchestra's musical adventure through regional NSW

Geraldine Doogue is broadcasting from Broken Hill this week, to celebrate the final day of the Sydney Youth Orchestra's 'Big West Tour'. SYO has performed and collaborated with local communities and schools in regional New South Wales during this 10-day musical adventure.
6/30/202314 minutes, 35 seconds
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France: An Adventure History

Graham Robb's 'France: An Adventure History' tells a panoramic and living history of France, after thirty years of touring the country on foot and on his bicycle. Robb won the 1997 Whitbread Book Award for his biography of Victor Hugo.
6/30/202313 minutes, 38 seconds
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France: An Adventure History

Graham Robb's 'France: An Adventure History' tells a panoramic and living history of France, after thirty years of touring the country on foot and on his bicycle. Robb won the 1997 Whitbread Book Award for his biography of Victor Hugo.
6/30/202313 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tackling Transitions: closing the 'fast fashion' cycle

Australia is one of the highest consumers of textiles in the world, and our product stewardship schemes are voluntary -- so what needs to change to incentivise growth within the clothing recycling market?
6/30/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tackling Transitions: closing the 'fast fashion' cycle

Australia is one of the highest consumers of textiles in the world, and our product stewardship schemes are voluntary -- so what needs to change to incentivise growth within the clothing recycling market?
6/30/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Wagner Group and other Russian private militaries

While the Wagner mercenary force is the most notorious private military company in Russia, it’s not the only one. Kateryna Stepanenko explains how other private militias are part of the Russia's invasion force and business.
6/30/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Wagner Group and other Russian private militaries

While the Wagner mercenary force is the most notorious private military company in Russia, it’s not the only one. Kateryna Stepanenko explains how other private militias are part of the Russia's invasion force and business.
6/30/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Young voters sticking with progressive views in later life

A new report confirms that Millennials and Generation Z voters are far less likely than any previous generation to become conservative as they age. According to the analysis, the impact could push the Coalition primary vote below 30 per cent and cost it more than 30 seats between now and 2040.  
6/30/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Young voters sticking with progressive views in later life

A new report confirms that Millennials and Generation Z voters are far less likely than any previous generation to become conservative as they age. According to the analysis, the impact could push the Coalition primary vote below 30 per cent and cost it more than 30 seats between now and 2040.  
6/30/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Australian cyber firm working inside Ukraine

Australia cyber security firm Internet 2.0 opened an office in Kyiv in January to help Ukraine fight cyber attacks from Russia. 
6/30/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Australian cyber firm working inside Ukraine

Australia cyber security firm Internet 2.0 opened an office in Kyiv in January to help Ukraine fight cyber attacks from Russia. 
6/30/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Skateboarding bringing together a Central Australia community

Wade Trevean from 'East by West' builds skate parks in unique places around the world - Libya, Iran, Iraq, Laos - but he's turned his sights to the rural Australian town of Ltyentye Apurte.
6/23/20237 minutes, 49 seconds
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Skateboarding bringing together a Central Australia community

Wade Trevean from 'East by West' builds skate parks in unique places around the world - Libya, Iran, Iraq, Laos - but he's turned his sights to the rural Australian town of Ltyentye Apurte.
6/23/20237 minutes, 49 seconds
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How Reddit found itself at the centre of the AI debate

In an attempt to create a sustainable business model in an online landscape pushed into flux by AI, Reddit has alienated it's users.
6/23/202311 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Reddit found itself at the centre of the AI debate

In an attempt to create a sustainable business model in an online landscape pushed into flux by AI, Reddit has alienated it's users.
6/23/202311 minutes, 36 seconds
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Margaret MacMillan: echoes of World War I in Ukraine

What lessons can we take from World War I to understand how the Ukraine conflict might be brought to an end?
6/23/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Margaret MacMillan: echoes of World War I in Ukraine

What lessons can we take from World War I to understand how the Ukraine conflict might be brought to an end?
6/23/202315 minutes, 1 second
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Kim Ghattas on Saudi Arabia's global diplomacy plans

The Saudis have plans to be respected diplomats on the world stage. 
6/23/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kim Ghattas on Saudi Arabia's global diplomacy plans

The Saudis have plans to be respected diplomats on the world stage. 
6/23/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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Office property market hits a rough patch post-COVID

Even though more people are back in the office post-COVID, the commercial office property market has taken a tumble
6/23/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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Office property market hits a rough patch post-COVID

Even though more people are back in the office post-COVID, the commercial office property market has taken a tumble
6/23/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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Who is special counsel Jack Smith?

Donald Trump continues to face federal charges over his handling of classified documents, and special counsel Jack Smith has gone where no US prosecutor has ever gone before by indicting a former president.
6/23/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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Who is special counsel Jack Smith?

Donald Trump continues to face federal charges over his handling of classified documents, and special counsel Jack Smith has gone where no US prosecutor has ever gone before by indicting a former president.
6/23/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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Beyond the Wall: Katja Hoyer's history of East Germany

Through interviews and personal experience, Katja Hoyer brings a new understanding to a country that has now vanished.  
6/16/202319 minutes, 8 seconds
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Beyond the Wall: Katja Hoyer's history of East Germany

Through interviews and personal experience, Katja Hoyer brings a new understanding to a country that has now vanished.  
6/16/202319 minutes, 8 seconds
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The devastating loneliness of mid-life men

Many Australian men become 'islands' as they approach mid-life. 43 per cent of men report loneliness resulting in damage to health as bad as smoking, obesity and even some cancers. 
6/16/202315 minutes, 42 seconds
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The devastating loneliness of mid-life men

Many Australian men become 'islands' as they approach mid-life. 43 per cent of men report loneliness resulting in damage to health as bad as smoking, obesity and even some cancers. 
6/16/202315 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ukrainian counteroffensive's muted start

Last week, after months of discussion, debate and false alerts, Ukraine’s counteroffensive finally got underway.  
6/16/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ukrainian counteroffensive's muted start

Last week, after months of discussion, debate and false alerts, Ukraine’s counteroffensive finally got underway.  
6/16/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Ashes with Warwick Hadfield

England's dynamic approach to Test cricket made for a thrilling opening day at Edgbaston.
6/16/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Ashes with Warwick Hadfield

England's dynamic approach to Test cricket made for a thrilling opening day at Edgbaston.
6/16/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pacific Games receives $7 million USD from Saudi Arabia

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare held his first press conference in four years earlier this week. He recently visited Saudi Arabia to discuss tourism and funding for the Pacific Games, and Seoul for the inaugural Korea-Indo Pacific Summit.
6/16/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pacific Games receives $7 million USD from Saudi Arabia

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare held his first press conference in four years earlier this week. He recently visited Saudi Arabia to discuss tourism and funding for the Pacific Games, and Seoul for the inaugural Korea-Indo Pacific Summit.
6/16/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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Removal of evolution and periodic table from Indian textbooks sparks outrage

Thousands of scientists and teachers have signed an open letter condemning changes to the national curriculum which remove Darwin’s theory of evolution and the Periodic table of elements from the textbooks of millions of high school students.
6/16/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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Removal of evolution and periodic table from Indian textbooks sparks outrage

Thousands of scientists and teachers have signed an open letter condemning changes to the national curriculum which remove Darwin’s theory of evolution and the Periodic table of elements from the textbooks of millions of high school students.
6/16/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Pick: What to read, watch, and listen to

Looking for something fresh to read, watch or listen to this month? 
6/9/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Pick: What to read, watch, and listen to

Looking for something fresh to read, watch or listen to this month? 
6/9/202312 minutes, 55 seconds
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How olfactory camouflage can protect Australia's crops

New research into how to "hide" crops from mice and prevent them from finding newly sown wheat seeds, even during plague conditions.
6/9/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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How olfactory camouflage can protect Australia's crops

New research into how to "hide" crops from mice and prevent them from finding newly sown wheat seeds, even during plague conditions.
6/9/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mind of the Nation: What do Australians really think about universities?

Michael Wesley investigates the forces shaping Australia's universities and asks what Australians really think and feel about higher education. 
6/9/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mind of the Nation: What do Australians really think about universities?

Michael Wesley investigates the forces shaping Australia's universities and asks what Australians really think and feel about higher education. 
6/9/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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North America's new wildfire reality

How are Americans and Canadians coming to grips with the fact that they will be experiencing more, bigger and hotter wildfires? 
6/9/202311 minutes, 32 seconds
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North America's new wildfire reality

How are Americans and Canadians coming to grips with the fact that they will be experiencing more, bigger and hotter wildfires? 
6/9/202311 minutes, 32 seconds
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Are pointless emails and social media linked poor productivity?

Multitasking madness: How emails and hyperactive work flows are ruining productivity.
6/9/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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Are pointless emails and social media linked poor productivity?

Multitasking madness: How emails and hyperactive work flows are ruining productivity.
6/9/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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Poland protests against ruling party

Poland's controversial new "Russian influence" laws trigger protests against the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.
6/9/202314 minutes, 15 seconds
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Poland protests against ruling party

Poland's controversial new "Russian influence" laws trigger protests against the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.
6/9/202314 minutes, 15 seconds
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A history of people throwing food at public figures

The yolk's on you: A potted history of throwing pies, fruit, eggs and milkshakes at public figures. 
6/2/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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A history of people throwing food at public figures

The yolk's on you: A potted history of throwing pies, fruit, eggs and milkshakes at public figures. 
6/2/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is technology reducing our humanity?

Silicon Valley celebrates the ability to ‘move fast and break things’. But what if new technologies are breaking us?
6/2/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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Is technology reducing our humanity?

Silicon Valley celebrates the ability to ‘move fast and break things’. But what if new technologies are breaking us?
6/2/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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What is PayTo?

In yet another signal that the days of the plastic bank cards are numbered, soon it will be possible to make payments direct from your bank account using a new, Australian-made option - PayTo.
6/2/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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What is PayTo?

In yet another signal that the days of the plastic bank cards are numbered, soon it will be possible to make payments direct from your bank account using a new, Australian-made option - PayTo.
6/2/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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PwC tax scandal

Where might this crisis lead, and what will it mean for how the Federal Government sources advice in future?
6/2/202317 minutes, 16 seconds
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PwC tax scandal

Where might this crisis lead, and what will it mean for how the Federal Government sources advice in future?
6/2/202317 minutes, 16 seconds
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50 years of Australia-Vietnam diplomatic relations

50 years ago, the last of Australia's troops withdrew from Vietnam's borders. That same year, former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam formally established diplomatic relations with Hanoi. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese travels to Vietnam this weekend to mark the occasion. How have the last 50 years shaped Vietnam?
6/2/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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50 years of Australia-Vietnam diplomatic relations

50 years ago, the last of Australia's troops withdrew from Vietnam's borders. That same year, former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam formally established diplomatic relations with Hanoi. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese travels to Vietnam this weekend to mark the occasion. How have the last 50 years shaped Vietnam?
6/2/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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Who is Roger Cook, the next Premier of WA?

Roger Cook will become Western Australia's 31st Premier, after Mark McGowan's shock resignation. So who is he and what challenges will he have to face?
6/2/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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Who is Roger Cook, the next Premier of WA?

Roger Cook will become Western Australia's 31st Premier, after Mark McGowan's shock resignation. So who is he and what challenges will he have to face?
6/2/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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Succession and the zeitgeist TV drama

Bad language, outrageous behaviour and callous characters: why do we love Succession?
5/26/202314 minutes, 45 seconds
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Succession and the zeitgeist TV drama

Bad language, outrageous behaviour and callous characters: why do we love Succession?
5/26/202314 minutes, 45 seconds
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Does Australia have an opioid addiction crisis?

According to Dr Jennifer Schumann, overprescribing is leading to unused opioids in the home that can lead to accidental addiction and, tragically, overdose.  What policies can be borrowed from overseas to halt the growing opioid crisis in Australia?
5/26/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Does Australia have an opioid addiction crisis?

According to Dr Jennifer Schumann, overprescribing is leading to unused opioids in the home that can lead to accidental addiction and, tragically, overdose.  What policies can be borrowed from overseas to halt the growing opioid crisis in Australia?
5/26/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Russia's push to indoctrinate youth

Russia is using games and social influencers to draw them into a militarised Youth Army. Russia researcher Ian Garner has interviewed young Russians embracing a new violent ideology.
5/26/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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Russia's push to indoctrinate youth

Russia is using games and social influencers to draw them into a militarised Youth Army. Russia researcher Ian Garner has interviewed young Russians embracing a new violent ideology.
5/26/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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Senate inquiry into regional bank closures

The Senate inquiry into regional bank closures wrapped up it's public hearings last week. 
5/26/202314 minutes, 49 seconds
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Senate inquiry into regional bank closures

The Senate inquiry into regional bank closures wrapped up it's public hearings last week. 
5/26/202314 minutes, 49 seconds
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Henry Kissinger at 100

Henry Kissinger is 100 years old today - and he’s arguably been the world’s most influential diplomat of the post-war era.
5/26/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Henry Kissinger at 100

Henry Kissinger is 100 years old today - and he’s arguably been the world’s most influential diplomat of the post-war era.
5/26/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sydney fire: architect laments lost building

Architect Tim Greer had been working on designs for the Randall Street building that burnt down in Sydney this week. 
5/26/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sydney fire: architect laments lost building

Architect Tim Greer had been working on designs for the Randall Street building that burnt down in Sydney this week. 
5/26/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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VIC exits logging in native forests replace

By the end of the year, logging in Victorian native forests will end.  Forest ecologist David Lindenmayer says there's now an urgent task is to restore the forests, especially for endangered animals such as the Southern Greater Glider
5/26/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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VIC exits logging in native forests

By the end of the year, logging in Victorian native forests will end.  Forest ecologist David Lindenmayer says there's now an urgent task is to restore the forests, especially for endangered animals such as the Southern Greater Glider
5/26/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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VIC exits logging in native forests

By the end of the year, logging in Victorian native forests will end.  Forest ecologist David Lindenmayer says there's now an urgent task is to restore the forests, especially for endangered animals such as the Southern Greater Glider
5/26/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Netflix's Queen Cleopatra controversy

Egyptians are critical of Netflix's new African Queens series which depicts Cleopatra as a Black queen. The streaming service has been accused  "blackwashing" Egyptian history, and of dragging the ancient queen into a modern western debate.
5/19/202313 minutes, 18 seconds
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Netflix's Queen Cleopatra controversy

Egyptians are critical of Netflix's new African Queens series which depicts Cleopatra as a Black queen. The streaming service has been accused  "blackwashing" Egyptian history, and of dragging the ancient queen into a modern western debate.
5/19/202313 minutes, 18 seconds
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A Foreign Affair: the QUAD that wasn't

US President Joe Biden was forced to cancel his trip to Australia this week but India's Prime Minister Modi still plans to visit.
5/19/202318 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Foreign Affair: the QUAD that wasn't

US President Joe Biden was forced to cancel his trip to Australia this week but India's Prime Minister Modi still plans to visit.
5/19/202318 minutes, 45 seconds
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Federal election anniversary

The 'teal wave' was a focal point of the 2022 federal election. One year on, how have successful independent candidates and micro parties managed the corridors of power?
5/19/202321 minutes, 49 seconds
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Federal election anniversary

The 'teal wave' was a focal point of the 2022 federal election. One year on, how have successful independent candidates and micro parties managed the corridors of power?
5/19/202321 minutes, 49 seconds
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Zero-emission trucks at the Brisbane Truck Show

A convoy of clean, whisper-quiet electric trucks and prime movers are rolling into the Brisbane Truck Show this weekend -  the largest ever display of zero-emission commercial trucks and utes in the southern hemisphere. There have been calls from industry leaders for governments at all levels to remove the regulatory roadblocks that are keeping some of these heavy vehicles the roads.
5/19/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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Zero-emission trucks at the Brisbane Truck Show

A convoy of clean, whisper-quiet electric trucks and prime movers are rolling into the Brisbane Truck Show this weekend -  the largest ever display of zero-emission commercial trucks and utes in the southern hemisphere. There have been calls from industry leaders for governments at all levels to remove the regulatory roadblocks that are keeping some of these heavy vehicles the roads.
5/19/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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US debt ceiling dispute

Unless it borrows more money, America won't be able to meet its financial obligations. And if it defaults on its debts, then there would be financial chaos around the world.
5/19/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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US debt ceiling dispute

Unless it borrows more money, America won't be able to meet its financial obligations. And if it defaults on its debts, then there would be financial chaos around the world.
5/19/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Middle East: Jeremy Bowen's personal history

Jeremy Bowen has been reporting on the Middle East since 1989. He reflects on his eyewitness view of the people, their leaders, whether brutal or benign, and the complex cultural and religious differences of the region.
5/13/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Middle East: Jeremy Bowen's personal history

Jeremy Bowen has been reporting on the Middle East since 1989. He reflects on his eyewitness view of the people, their leaders, whether brutal or benign, and the complex cultural and religious differences of the region.
5/13/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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New research into Chernobyl's dogs

As animals return to the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, scientists are researching the genetic mutations of the canine population.
5/12/202313 minutes, 50 seconds
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New research into Chernobyl's dogs

As animals return to the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, scientists are researching the genetic mutations of the canine population.
5/12/202313 minutes, 50 seconds
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New survey reveals payroll crisis

Following a string of underpayment cases from some of Australia's biggest employers, a new survey reveals the underlying problems in payroll departments.
5/12/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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New survey reveals payroll crisis

Following a string of underpayment cases from some of Australia's biggest employers, a new survey reveals the underlying problems in payroll departments.
5/12/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Ukraine effect

Differences in attitudes to the war in Ukraine between the Global North and Global South could fundamentally change the power of a new world order.
5/12/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Ukraine effect

Differences in attitudes to the war in Ukraine between the Global North and Global South could fundamentally change the power of a new world order.
5/12/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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'Build-to-Rent' to combat the housing shortage

Labor announced an investment in 'Build-to-Rent' housing that hopes to combat the housing shortage. How much of this new housing will actually be affordable?
5/12/202314 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Build-to-Rent' to combat the housing shortage

Labor announced an investment in 'Build-to-Rent' housing that hopes to combat the housing shortage. How much of this new housing will actually be affordable?
5/12/202314 minutes, 53 seconds
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Elections in Türkiye

Polls - and the nerves of a nation - are on a knife's edge as Turkiye heads to the polls for an election that could see the end of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's long-running presidency.
5/12/202313 minutes, 35 seconds
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Elections in Türkiye

Polls - and the nerves of a nation - are on a knife's edge as Turkiye heads to the polls for an election that could see the end of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's long-running presidency.
5/12/202313 minutes, 35 seconds
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Making and breaking monarchies

As King Charles readies himself for his coronation later today, we reflect on the making and breaking of monarchies around the world.
5/5/202315 minutes, 21 seconds
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Making and breaking monarchies

As King Charles readies himself for his coronation later today, we reflect on the making and breaking of monarchies around the world.
5/5/202315 minutes, 21 seconds
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Australian legacies of British slavery

In 1833, British Parliament abolished slavery throughout the British Colonies and compensated slave owners. New research is emerging about the ties slave-owning families had to the Australia colonies.
5/5/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Australian legacies of British slavery

In 1833, British Parliament abolished slavery throughout the British Colonies and compensated slave owners. New research is emerging about the ties slave-owning families had to the Australia colonies.
5/5/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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The life and career of Allan Gyngell

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd marks Allan Gyngell's distinguished career and service in international affairs.
5/5/202312 minutes, 29 seconds
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The life and career of Allan Gyngell

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd marks Allan Gyngell's distinguished career and service in international affairs.
5/5/202312 minutes, 29 seconds
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Consultancy inquiry

Public hearings were held in Canberra this week into the management and assurance of integrity by consulting services.
5/5/202310 minutes, 20 seconds
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Consultancy inquiry

Public hearings were held in Canberra this week into the management and assurance of integrity by consulting services.
5/5/202310 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tackling transitions: offshore wind takes off

A new offshore wind zone is being proposed by the Federal Government off the coast of the NSW Hunter Region. And further south, Victoria will host the first offshore wind farm in Australia -  the Star of the South project due for completion in 2028.
5/5/202313 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tackling transitions: offshore wind takes off

A new offshore wind zone is being proposed by the Federal Government off the coast of the NSW Hunter Region. And further south, Victoria will host the first offshore wind farm in Australia -  the Star of the South project due for completion in 2028.
5/5/202313 minutes, 24 seconds
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Elections in Greece

Will the economic turnaround in Greece be enough to overpower lingering anger from a tragic train crash?
5/5/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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Elections in Greece

Will the economic turnaround in Greece be enough to overpower lingering anger from a tragic train crash?
5/5/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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Project Restore to fix Sydney Habour

In May, a $4.5 million project will attempt to reverse 250 years of urbanisation's impact on Sydney Harbour. Find out why seaweed beds are the key to this restoration.
4/28/202313 minutes, 23 seconds
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Project Restore to fix Sydney Habour

In May, a $4.5 million project will attempt to reverse 250 years of urbanisation's impact on Sydney Harbour. Find out why seaweed beds are the key to this restoration.
4/28/202313 minutes, 23 seconds
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Heirs of Slavery

Heirs of Slavery is a newly formed group that seeks to apologise for the past and give financial reparations to the people of the Caribbean.
4/28/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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Heirs of Slavery

Heirs of Slavery is a newly formed group that seeks to apologise for the past and give financial reparations to the people of the Caribbean.
4/28/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tom Friedman: America, China and trust

NYT columnist Tom Friedman on his recent trip to China and Taiwan
4/28/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tom Friedman: America, China and trust

NYT columnist Tom Friedman on his recent trip to China and Taiwan
4/28/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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Better roads to withstand floods and extreme weather

A federal inquiry is exploring how to improve the design and construction of Australian roads and bridges to better withstand floods, extreme rainfall and fire.
4/28/202315 minutes, 18 seconds
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Better roads to withstand floods and extreme weather

A federal inquiry is exploring how to improve the design and construction of Australian roads and bridges to better withstand floods, extreme rainfall and fire.
4/28/202315 minutes, 18 seconds
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Will the US-Korea agreement temper Seoul's nuclear ambition?

South Korea and the US have unveiled an agreement to integrate Seoul into US strategic planning around deterrence and any response to attack from the North.
4/28/202313 minutes, 1 second
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Will the US-Korea agreement temper Seoul's nuclear ambition?

South Korea and the US have unveiled an agreement to integrate Seoul into US strategic planning around deterrence and any response to attack from the North.
4/28/202313 minutes, 1 second
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How red decorator crabs could help save the reef

New research has found the humble decorator crab could be key to controlling crown-of-thorns starfish populations.
4/21/20239 minutes, 33 seconds
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How red decorator crabs could help save the reef

New research has found the humble decorator crab could be key to controlling crown-of-thorns starfish populations.
4/21/20239 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Pick

Top recommendations on what to watch, listen and read
4/21/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Pick

Top recommendations on what to watch, listen and read
4/21/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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How do we best support our veterans?

Suicide rates among ex-service people are alarmingly high compared to the general population. The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide is expected to release it's final report soon.
4/21/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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How do we best support our veterans?

Suicide rates among ex-service people are alarmingly high compared to the general population. The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide is expected to release it's final report soon.