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The Sahrawi-Australian woman advocating for her people's independence

A Sahrawi-Australian woman has called for more recognition of her people's struggle for independence in the Western Sahara. The disputed territory is known as the last African colonial state yet to achieve independence and has been under an illegal Moroccan military occupation since 1975. Despite promises of self-determination from the international community, the future of the Sahrawi people remains unclear.
6/21/202412 minutes, 23 seconds
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New Caledonia thrown into further unrest ahead of snap election

More than a month after deadly unrest broke out in New Caledonia, the overseas French territory is now preparing to go to an election, after President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the National Assembly in Paris. While the streets of the New Caledonian capital, Noumea, are calmer than when the unrest started on the 13th of May, a string of arrests of protest leaders has sparked fears the violence may return.
6/21/20245 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kylie lives with excruciating pain. Australian doctors hope a new trial may bring relief to millions like her

Four million Australians live with back problems and treatment costs Australia more than $3 billion annually. A new technique to rehabilitate spinal discs offers fresh hope to many.
6/21/20246 minutes, 16 seconds
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Refugees, asylum-seekers face escalating struggle for homes in their new home

Refugees and asylum seekers in high-income countries struggle to find stable, affordable housing, which can negatively affect their health. A Flinders University study has identified barriers like language, lack of rental references, and discrimination are affecting migrants seeking homes in their new home.
6/21/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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SBS On the Money: BHP and CBA battle for top spot as Guzman Y Gomez rips into market

SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Morgans Private Client Adviser Dianne Colledge about the day's sharemarket action including the new battle to become Australia's largest listed company and the stellar debut of Mexican fast food restaurant Guzman Y Gomez.
6/21/202410 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why are Australian women more concerned about the climate than men?

A new report has found 74 per cent of people in Australia want to see the federal government strengthen its commitments to address climate change. The People's Climate Vote suggests women especially support stronger climate commitments compared with men.
6/21/20244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Israel moving into Rafah; tensions arise between Israeli politicians and military

The Israeli military is pushing its way further into Rafah, as prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares that the war will not end until all hostages are rescued. Meanwhile, the E-U has shown its support towards Cyprus after the threats made against the nation by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. The Israeli military is pushing its way further into Rafah, as prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares that the war will not end until all hostages are rescued. Meanwhile, the E-U has shown its support towards Cyprus after the threats made against the nation by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
6/21/20245 minutes, 53 seconds
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The 'Grocery Olympics' reveal one chain where Australian customers could save

If you're making a beeline to Woolworths or Coles for your weekly grocery shop, the latest Choice report has revealed there's another chain that could offer a substantially cheaper option at the checkout. The findings are the first of government-funded quarterly reports, to be released in the next 3 years.
6/20/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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'We cannot live here': Australian ministers visit PNG landslide zone

Australia’s most senior Cabinet Ministers have travelled to a Papua New Guinea disaster zone to hear from the communities who have lost family and homes in a landslide. Enga Province in the isolated PNG highlands is still reeling from the freak event that has wiped out entire villages. Australia has promised $2.2 million in extra aid.
6/20/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dominant victories and shocking upsets at the opening round of the Euro 2024

Dominant victories, shocking upsets, scuffles between fans and even political debates. The opening round of the Euro 2024, currently being held in Germany, truly had a little bit of everything. The first few games leave a promise of many more exciting moments to come.
6/20/202411 minutes, 24 seconds
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Border conflict between Israel and Hezbollah reaches boiling point

The cross-border conflict that has been simmering for months between Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel appears to be reaching a boiling point. It was just this week that a top U.S. envoy met Lebanese officials in the latest attempt to ease tensions.
6/20/20246 minutes, 11 seconds
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It's an ill wind: Big business makes big profits from international crises

A new report has exposed the amount of profit accumulated by Australia's largest organisations during times of global turmoil. Oxfam Australia has identified the mining, banking and supermarket sectors as having recorded the largest gains from 2021 and 2023.
6/20/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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If migration is a key election issue, the debate had better be civil

Is Australia's great multicultural experiment over? That's what two experts on immigration and international relations have asked in an address to the National Press Club in Canberra. They're calling for a new understanding of net migration and the role of international students if the project is to be saved.
6/19/20246 minutes, 45 seconds
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Nuclear power if we win power: Coalition reveals planned reactor sites

The federal Coalition has identified seven locations for future nuclear reactors. Peter Dutton says if they win the next election, they'll look to make nuclear power a part of Australia's energy future.
6/19/20245 minutes, 10 seconds
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Telcos race to reach mobile phone users ahead of 3G shutdown

Australia's 3G mobile phone network is shutting down in coming months, meaning people will now have to use the 4G or 5G networks. At the moment up to 530,000 Australians are still using devices that are incompatible with the new networks.
6/19/20245 minutes, 41 seconds
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US Secretary of State denies withholding weapons from Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the United States of withholding important weapons for their war against Hamas. It comes as United Nations human rights agencies have expressed their concerns over the escalating health crisis in Gaza, saying the conflict has affected over 120,000 people.
6/19/20248 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sacred Butterfly Cave saved for Awabakal women

After 13 years of dedicated campaigning, the Awabakal community in New South Wales' Hunter region celebrates the protection of its sacred Butterfly Cave. The state government has purchased the land to create a National Park, preserving this historically significant Aboriginal women's site in West Wallsend.
6/18/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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'Both have a lot of drama and a lot of performance': a marriage of football and opera for Euro 2024

Football fever at Euro 2024 in Germany has not just taken hold inside heaving stadiums, bars and city squares, but also in a more exclusive setting. In an opera house in Hamburg, one of the tournament's host cities, a new production - a marriage of football and opera - is selling out to lovers of both sport and music.
6/18/20243 minutes, 21 seconds
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SBS On the Money: RBA leaves rates on hold in June but is increasingly uncertain

The Reserve Bank used the word "uncertain" or a variation of it, eight times in its accompanying statement following its decision to leave interest rates on hold at a 12-and-a-half year high. Hear from Governor Michele Bullock as she explains the RBA's thinking, plus SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Moody's Analytics Economist Katrina Ell for her take, plus Catherine Allfrey from WaveStone Capital on the market reaction.
6/18/202414 minutes, 16 seconds
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Inquiry looks at countering social corrosion from far-right extremism

A parliamentary inquiry is examining the threat posed by far-right extremist groups in Australia. Issues of concern include toxic masculinity breeding right-wing group membership, growing antisemitism and the lack of a transparent and unbiased hate-crime database.
6/18/20247 minutes, 30 seconds
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Are things looking up for the Australia-China relationship?

Trade, human rights, and regional security have dominated talks with Chinese Premier Li Qiang during his visit to Australia. The visit is the first from a Chinese premier in seven years, as Australia looks to improves the sometimes tumultuous relationship.
6/18/20246 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dissolution of Israeli war cabinet 'will make the job harder'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the dissolution of his war cabinet. The move, which was largely expected following the departure of centrist opposition leader Benny Gantz, is seen as an attempt by the Israeli leader to solidify his position over the decisions in the war in Gaza.
6/18/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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How the media industry is addressing journalist trauma: Bruce Shapiro

Journalism has been described as the first rough draft of history, with reporters often bearing witness to the world’s most awful and awe-inspiring events. But what is the emotional toll after being on the front lines of history? History's First Draft is an SBS News podcast series unraveling the psychological journey journalists undertake to bring us the news. In this episode, journalist and author Bruce Shapiro breaks down the psychology behind reporting on major world events, and shares his insights on how PTSD and burnout can be avoided.
6/18/202410 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tania and her family fear deportation under a proposed amendment to the migration act

There have been renewed calls to scrap a controversial amendment to the migration act, with claims it could lead to indefinite detention and separation of families. Critics of the proposal, have used the start of refugee week to bring attention to the federal bill, which is currently before the senate.
6/17/20244 minutes, 35 seconds
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SBS On The Money: China new home prices fall at fastest pace in almost 10 years

SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with HSBC Chief Asia Economist Frederic Neumann about China's economy as the nation's Premier Li Qiang visits Australia, plus Alex Pikoulas from Harper Bernays goes through the day on the sharemarket including a curious hire by gaming group Tabcorp.
6/17/202411 minutes, 42 seconds
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Netanyahu denounces Israeli army's Gaza tactical pauses

The Israeli military has announced it will be halting its operations for 11 hours every day on one of the main roads in Gaza, to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid. But the announcement has drawn strong criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who says it is unacceptable.
6/17/20245 minutes, 35 seconds
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New South Wales, Victoria unveil new plans to tackle housing crisis

With housing affordability still a concern, two of Australia's most populous - and expensive states - have unveiled their latest plans to address the crisis. New South Wales Premier Chris Minns has announced plans to house the state's government's essential workers at subsidised rates, while Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan has confirmed millions of new homes will be built in the coming decades.
6/17/20245 minutes, 28 seconds
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Morning News Bulletin 17 June 2024

In this bulletin, Anthony Albanese to re-emphasise the importance of dialogue with China; daily pauses in fighting in Gaza to help aid arrive; and in football, calls for the neutrality of France's football team to be upheld amidst snap elections.
6/16/20245 minutes, 20 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Federal Minister Bill Shorten speaks to SBS from Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the presence of more than 90 countries at his Swiss peace summit shows the world stands with his nation and an end to the war is now closer. Russia, which is not participating has dismissed the conference as a waste of time. Kyiv’s allies say it’s a useful step towards peace but acknowledge that at some point, Moscow will have to be brought to the negotiating table. SBS' Janice Peterson spoke with Federal Minister Bill Shorten who's in Burgen-stock as Australia's delegate to the gathering.
6/16/20243 minutes, 54 seconds
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What is panda diplomacy, and is it happening in Australia?

The Chinese Premier has announced that two new pandas will be loaned to Adelaide Zoo in the first visit from such a high level Chinese official in 7 years. The act of loaning pandas is part of a diplomatic tool known as panda diplomacy and is often done so as countries are normalising or building relations with China. Pro-democracy and human rights activists say the reality of the exchange is not so black and white.
6/16/20246 minutes, 10 seconds
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It's one of the world's most well-known albums - but almost no one has heard it

It's one of the world's most well-known albums which almost no-one has heard. The seventh studio album by US hip-hop collective 'Wu-Tang Clan' can't be sold commercially until 2103. It can be played at free listening events, like the ones about to take place at Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art.
6/16/20244 minutes, 44 seconds
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Midwives in Sudan work tirelessly against a collapsing health system

Facing one of the worst hunger crises worldwide, midwives in Sudan are faced with the incomparable challenge of providing safe and quality care for pregnant women and children. With the largest internally displaced population in the world, mounting pressure on the healthcare system needs more support than ever before.
6/15/20248 minutes, 19 seconds
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A group of right-wing Hindu nationalists idolise Gandhi's killer

Mahatma Gandhi is revered around the world for his commitment to non-violence in the fight against the British empire. But his life and legacy are becoming increasingly contested in India, among right-wing Hindu nationalists who call Gandhi a traitor and idolise his killer.
6/15/20246 minutes, 34 seconds
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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha with animal and financial sacrifices

Millions of Muslims will be marking what's known as the Feast of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha this weekend. Eid means 'feast' or 'festival' and each year Muslims celebrate both Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. Both are marked by prayers at mosques and celebrations with family and friends.
6/15/20246 minutes
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Government pledges $15 million toward Australia's hosting of Women's Asian Cup

The federal government has pledged its full support toward Australia's hosting of the Women’s Asian Cup. Football Australia has welcomed the $15 million investment package which is aiming to build on the success of last year's World Cup.
6/15/20243 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to spot scams, heading into tax season

With Australians entering tax season, experts are urging caution due to a high number of scammers using the opportunity to target Australians for their personal information. New data from the Commonwealth Bank suggests 24 per cent of Australians have already been targeted with a tax-related scam.
6/14/20248 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fahima fled the Taliban to pursue a career in Australia. A pilot project is helping hundreds like her

More than 130-million people worldwide are refugees, stateless or displaced, according to the United Nations. A global project offers new hope, by connecting skilled refugees with Australian employers.
6/14/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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SBS On the Money: AI hype continues as Nasdaq hits another record; RBA preview

SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Oreana Financial's Isaac Poole about the days sharemarket moves including the latest AI hype and a preview of next week's RBA decision.
6/14/20246 minutes, 42 seconds
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Australian aid worker returns from Gaza war zone, reflects on experience

What is it like to put your life in Australia on hold and travel into a war zone? Many Australians put their hand up to become aid workers, visiting areas like Ukraine and Gaza - at a moment's notice. We spoke with one volunteer - who spent several weeks in Rafah.
6/14/20245 minutes, 50 seconds
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Armed conflict taking a greater toll on children

Violence against children in armed conflict has reached extreme levels. A new report released by the United Nations on Children in Armed Conflict shows a 21 per cent increase to previous years.
6/14/20244 minutes, 50 seconds
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Australian blood donors thanked for lifesaving contribution with more urged to donate

While the need for blood is universal, access to it is not. Australia's blood supply levels for certain blood types is in low supply - and that is putting patients at risk.
6/14/20246 minutes, 4 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Why the jobs market is loosening even with a decline in the unemployment rate

Australia's unemployment rate fell from 4.1% in April to 4% in May, but there are evident signs of a softening in conditions. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves discusses them with Westpac Senior Economist Pat Bustamante, along with the market reaction and latest on the Chemist Warehouse sharemarket listing with Henry Jennings from Marcus Today.
6/13/202413 minutes, 2 seconds
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The choice between rent and food - a new Anglicare report calls for increase in Centrelink payments

Families on Centrelink payments are barely getting by, with many choosing between paying rent and buying food or medication. Some 800,000 of those living below the poverty line are children.
6/13/20243 minutes, 49 seconds
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'Catastrophic hunger and famine-like conditions' for thousands of children in Gaza

Thousands of children in Gaza are malnourished according to the World Health Organisation. The latest figures come as a United Nations inquiry finds both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes in the early stages of the Gaza war.
6/13/20245 minutes, 53 seconds
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What's on the menu at the G7?

The leaders of the world's seven strongest economies are in Italy's Puglia region for this year's G7 summit. Among the main issues set to be discussed are a US-led support package to Ukraine and the rise of artificial technologies.
6/13/20244 minutes, 59 seconds
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New report recommends three days per week free childcare

A new report by the Centre for Policy Development has recommended three days per week of free childcare for some families, with a small fee for others. The report argues child care should be seen in the same light as public education and Medicare, which is offered to all Australians.
6/12/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Are Australian executives paid too much?

The Governance Institute of Australia says the average fixed remuneration of ASX 200 CEOs and Managing Directors have risen way above that of inflation. Naveen Razik speaks with Megan Motto to find out why, plus SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves discusses the day's market action including the continued frenzy in the AI space with Jun Bei Liu from Tribeca Investment Partners.
6/12/202412 minutes, 16 seconds
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How is the federal government planning to reach its climate change goal?

The government insists it is on track to reach its 43 per cent emissions reduction target for 2030, despite current projections showing Australia will only reach a 42 per cent reduction by the end of the decade.
6/12/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Australia to provide an extra $10 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians

Australia will provide an extra $10 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Gaza, taking the total to more than $72 million. The increase in funding comes as Hamas officials say they are ready to engage in negotiations over a United Nations backed ceasefire proposal.
6/12/20245 minutes, 1 second
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Joe Biden's son found guilty for lying about attempted firearm purchase under the influence of drugs

Robert Hunter Biden has been found guilty on all charges of lying about attempting to purchase a firearm while under the influence of drugs and is facing a potential jail term of up to 25 years. He becomes the first family member of a sitting United States president to be convicted of a crime.
6/12/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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Renewed calls for improved water safety education, after two more drownings

The women died at a popular seaside location in Sydney's south, after being swept off a rock platform. It's the second such incident in the area in two weeks.
6/11/20248 minutes, 39 seconds
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SBS On the Money: ASX sees worst one day loss in six weeks

The Australian sharemarket suffered its worst one day loss in six weeks as the market continues to push back on expectations for interest rate cuts. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Mike Jenneke from UBS Global Wealth Management to find out more.
6/11/20248 minutes, 12 seconds
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Research shows elephants call each other by their names

A new report in a scientific journal provides unprecedented insights into animal cognition.
6/11/20244 minutes, 46 seconds
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UN Security Council and Hamas endorse US-proposed ceasefire deal

The United Nations Security Council has endorsed a Gaza ceasefire deal outlined by the United States. The Council adopted a resolution to back the ceasefire proposal detailed by US President Joe Biden late last month. Hamas has responded positively to the decision.
6/11/20244 minutes, 18 seconds
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Covering the Turkiye-Syria earthquakes: Claudia Farhart

Journalism has been described as the first rough draft of history, with reporters often bearing witness to the world’s most awful and awe-inspiring events. But what is the emotional toll after being on the front lines of history? History's First Draft is an SBS News podcast series unravelling the psychological journey journalists undertake to bring us the news. In this episode, Claudia Farhart shares her experience covering the 2023 Turkiye-Syria earthquakes.
6/10/202411 minutes, 52 seconds
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Right wing parties gain ground in European elections

As parties from the right and far-right gain ground in the European Union's latest parliamentary elections, French president Emmanuel Macron has called a snap election. It's set off a political earthquake in France, after his party suffered a humbling defeat at the hands of the far-right. While Europe's centrist People's Party still dominates, the results reflect a growing trend in the West toward more radical alternatives to mainstream parties.
6/10/20247 minutes
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'All negativity and no plan': Criticism of Coalition's emission policy

The coalition says it is committed to the Paris agreement, but will scrap Australia's legally binding climate targets. The position has opened the opposition up to criticism, with Labor saying their climate stance lacks substance.
6/10/20243 minutes, 16 seconds
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'Wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant': Dr Michael Mosley is found dead

Dr Michael Mosley, a celebrated British doctor and television journalist, has been found dead on the Greek island of Symi. His body was discovered four days after he failed to return from a walk. He had dedicated his career to promoting health and well-being.
6/10/20245 minutes, 56 seconds
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Benny Gantz resigns from Israel's war cabinet, accuses Netanyahu of mismanaging Gaza conflict

Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz has quit the emergency government over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's post-conflict plans for Gaza. And Palestinians remain in shock after the deaths of over 270 people during an Israeli military hostage rescue raid.
6/10/20243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Remarkable Australians recognised with King's Birthday honours

The achievements and service of 737 remarkable Australians have been recognised in the 2024 King's Birthday Honours List. The list reflects the diversity of Australian society, with many recipients from migrant and minority communities.
6/9/20246 minutes, 47 seconds
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INTERVIEW: SBS World News presenter Janice Petersen speaks to Dr Anne Aly about the conflict in Gaza

Federal Labor MP Anne Aly is travelling to Jordan tonight for an international conference on humanitarian aid for Gaza. SBS World News presenter Janice Petersen began by asking Dr Aly her for her reaction to Israel's rescue operation which saw four hostages freed from Gaza. Health officials from Gaza says over 210 Palestinians were killed during the operation.
6/9/202412 minutes, 11 seconds
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'Teaching the poofters to swim': The gay-hate murder that changed laws and lives

This story discusses violence against LGBTIQ+ people. Half a century after the unsolved murder of a gay man in Adelaide, a performance at Sydney's Opera House tells the story of the killing and how its aftermath proved a catalyst for South Australia becoming the first English-speaking state in the world to decriminalise homosexuality. Dr George Ian Duncan drowned after being thrown from a footbridge into Adelaide's River Torrens by a group of men on May 10, 1972.
6/9/20248 minutes, 2 seconds
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The reality for migrant women fleeing domestic violence in Australia

Gendered violence has been in the spotlight as governments pledge increased funding to tackle the issue. As more money is pumped into the sector to help women and children escaping domestic violence, those from migrant and culturally diverse communities continue to face language, legal and problems accessing support services.
6/8/20244 minutes, 53 seconds
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Small is beautiful: the Torres Strait island everyone wants to visit

A tiny beach shack on a remote Island in the Torres Strait has become one of the world’s most desired tourist destinations. After making it onto the Forbes top fifty places to visit - Badu Island has put the region on the global tourism map. Traditional Owners say the venture is helping them care for country and grow their island economy.
6/8/20245 minutes, 27 seconds
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Israel seething over controversial UN listing

Dozens more have died in Gaza, as Israel continues its attacks, focused on the central and southern part of the enclave. And, as the war continues, a fresh diplomatic conflict has erupted over the conflict between Israel and the United Nations.
6/8/20245 minutes, 15 seconds
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Saving the Great Barrier Reef - through tourism

Marine scientists are encouraging us to recognise the major role the oceans play in our lives - even if we don't live by the sea. But Australia's most famous maritime asset, the Great Barrier Reef, is under threat like never before. But one strategy to help save the reef is an education project which aims to turn tourists into reef advocates.
6/7/20245 minutes, 17 seconds
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London remains a drawcard for thousands of Australians. SBS finds out why.

Some 87,000 Australians live in the United Kingdom, according to the UK's 2021 census, the majority in London. But with a high cost of living, bad weather, and even worse coffee, it begs the question: why do so many Aussies move to London?
6/7/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Reinier’s great-grandfather helped a war-torn country survive. Today, the same skills are feeding Australia

Keeping traditions alive is the focus of many small family businesses. One fourth-generation baker draws on century-old skills to produce a city’s daily bread.
6/7/20244 minutes, 56 seconds
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Personalised cancer treatment for Australian children improves survival prospects, study shows

There's fresh hope in the fight against deadly childhood cancers, with trials of a new approach doubling survival rates for some patients. Genome sequencing is being used to better match treatment to a child's cancer driver genes in what’s called personalised medicine. Australian researchers say the outcome is the result of almost 10 years of work.
6/7/20243 minutes, 42 seconds
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Should we be worried about bird flu?

Scientists and health authorities are on alert for signs that bird flu is adapting to spread more easily among humans. It comes after the World Health Organization said a man's death in Mexico was caused by a new strain of bird flu that has never before been found in a human.
6/7/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Direction 110: The new rules for visa cancellations affecting non-citizens with criminal convictions

The government has replaced the controversial ministerial direction 99, with a new direction that will likely see more criminals deported. The new direction requires the independent tribunal reviewing visa cancellation decisions to give more weight to community safety issues.
6/7/20244 minutes, 58 seconds
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50 years strong: bilingual teaching is celebrated in Yirrkala

From rogue educators… to leaders in remote education. Yirrkala community leaders in the Northern Territory are celebrating 50 years of bilingual education at the local government School where elders and teachers defied government orders to dismantle the two- way education system.
6/7/20244 minutes, 14 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Are we at the start of a global rate cutting cycle?

The European Central Bank has followed the Bank of Canada in cutting interest rates, so who is next, and what does it mean for investments? SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Zoran Kresovic from Eightcap to find out.
6/7/20249 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bittersweet moment for LGBTIQ+ campaigners as NSW Premier issues apology

New South Wales has become the last Australian state to formally apologise to LGBTIQ+ people who were discriminated against by laws that criminalised homosexuality. Campaigners say the apology is welcome, but there remains much more work to do to eliminate discrimination experienced by the LGBTIQ+ community.
6/6/20247 minutes, 8 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Canada cuts interest rates, who is next?

The Bank of Canada overnight became the first major global central bank to cut official interest rates this cycle. SBS Finance Editor Ricard Gonçalves speaks with Luke Laretive from Seneca Financial Solutions to find out who will be next and to go through the day's market action.
6/6/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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Report reveals impact of death by starvation in Gaza; IDF launches new attacks in central Gaza

Israel has launched a new military operation in central Gaza, declaring it has taken operational control over eastern areas of Bureij refugee camp and the town of Deir al-Balah. It comes as an independent group of experts released a new report on the impact of disrupted aid deliveries in Gaza - and how that has resulted in many deaths by starvation.
6/6/20245 minutes, 29 seconds
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Veterans, leaders and families mark 80 years since D-Day landings in Normandy

Eighty years ago members of allied forces were storming the beaches of Northern France, the first step towards ending World War Two and defeating Nazi Germany. Today, some of the few surviving veterans have returned to Normandy for a series of commemorations. They're joined by the Presidents of the United States and France, along with King Charles and thousands of people wanting to pay their respects. Services began in the United Kingdom from where the allied fleet began its mission.
6/5/20242 minutes, 50 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Dr Stuti Bhatnagar analyses the Indian election result

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been re-elected for a historic third term in office. But surprise results in this election mean his party has lost its majority in parliament for the first time in a decade. Dr Stuti Bhatnagar is a Research Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the ANU. With a PhD in politics and international relations from the University of Adelaide, she specialises in Indian foreign policy and South Asian politics. SBS's Janice Petersen asked Dr Bhatnagar what next for Narendra Modi and the BJP.
6/5/202411 minutes, 6 seconds
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Legislation on NDIS reform proceeds to Senate amid fraud concerns

Laws that will enable sweeping reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme have passed the lower house as the government looks to claw back $14 billion from the scheme over five years. It comes amid shocking revelations of fraud by disability providers and participants.
6/5/20245 minutes, 42 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Australia's GDP per capita recession continues

Australia's economy crawled just 0.1% higher in the March quarter, but on a per capital basis, it continued to contract. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with AMP Chief Economist Shane Oliver and Julia Lee from State Street Global Advisors to find out what it means for the economy, interest rates and the sharemarket.
6/5/202411 minutes, 51 seconds
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Severe climate change could mean no business for the snow business

Australia's 2024 ski season officially opens this long weekend. And as local businesses are busy preparing to welcome visitors, new modelling has shed light on what the future looks like for our snow resorts under different climate change scenarios.
6/5/20242 minutes, 35 seconds
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Government forced to clarify Defence Force eligibility following confusion

The government has clarified its claim that all permanent residents will be eligible to join the Australian Defence Force from January next year. Defence Personnel Minister Matt Keogh initially claimed people from any country would be eligible, but has since clarified it will only be open to citizens of Five Eyes nations.
6/5/20243 minutes, 39 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Prof Michael Brown on the return of Auroras this year

INTERVIEW: Prof Michael Brown on the return of Auroras this year
6/5/20249 minutes, 45 seconds
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Narendra Modi returned as Indian PM, but with a reduced majority

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been re-elected for a historic third term in office. But surprise results in this election means his party has lost its majority in parliament for the first time in a decade.
6/5/20244 minutes, 42 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Pacific climate campaigners urge Australia to contribute to new climate fund

Pacific Island negotiators are making the case for new and innovative directions in climate finance as their nations reel from the frequency and intensity of multiple natural disasters.
6/4/202410 minutes, 34 seconds
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Shooting to score an Olympic medal - the Matildas' team is named for Paris

Trailblazers and history makers: that's the mantle bestowed on the Matildas' squad who will line up in France for the Paris Olympics. The team is made up of 18 players and four reserves, including eight soon-to-be three-time Olympians. The ultimate goal for the team is to finally bring home an Olympic medal.
6/4/20243 minutes, 40 seconds
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Narendra Modi predicted to remain in power; but will face major expectations

With voting in India’s marathon general election now over, exit polls are predicting Narendra Modi and his ruling party will return to power. But whatever the outcome when official results are released today, the next administration will face major expectations to address unemployment, inflation and rural development.
6/4/20243 minutes, 50 seconds
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New tools to fight deadly melanoma

There are promising developments in the fight against melanoma with new treatment options offering fresh hope for patients. Research involving Australian scientists has made a breakthrough - it's found a powerful combination of immunotherapy drugs, given before cancer removal, can drastically improve survival rates.
6/4/20243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Defence Force to enlist non-Australians for the first time

Foreign nationals who join the Australian Defence Force could have their citizenship fast tracked after 90 days of service. For the first time, non-citizens will be eligible to join the ADF, as the Defence Force struggles to meet recruitment targets.
6/4/20243 minutes, 47 seconds
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More hostage deaths revealed; PM Netanyahu under pressure

Israel's military has confirmed the deaths of four more hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, adding to the growing number of hostages said by Israel to have died in captivity. The development has added to the pressure facing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a ceasefire and hostage release deal.
6/4/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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Silence as the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests passes

Hong Kong police have arrested an eighth person for social media posts commemorating the Tiananmen Square crackdown, marking the first arrests under the new national security legislation. Meanwhile, at the offices of Amnesty International in London, a group of actors rehearse a scene from a play, one that tells the story of an elderly couple mourning their son who died in the massacre.
6/4/20246 minutes, 2 seconds
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Reporting on tragedy from within your own community: Michelle Stanley

Journalism has been described as the first rough draft of history, with reporters often bearing witness to the world’s most awful and awe-inspiring events. But what is the emotional toll after being on the front lines of history? History's First Draft is an SBS News podcast series unravelling the psychological journey journalists undertake to bring us the news. In this episode, Michelle Stanley shares her experience covering a house fire in regional Western Australia which killed three children.
6/3/202412 minutes, 6 seconds
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INTERVIEW: South African Minister for Public Enterprises on ANC party losing majority for the first time

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing calls to resign as he comes to terms with his African National Congress party losing its majority for the first time. The ANC, which led the fight to free South Africa from apartheid 30 years ago, won just 159 seats in the 400-member national assembly - a vote share of just over 40%. The result represents a seismic shift in the country's politics, with the ANC forced into coaliton talks. SBS' Janice Peterson spoke with Pravin Gordhan- the current Minister for Public Enterprises - who is now retiring from politics.
6/3/202412 minutes, 48 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Will minimum wage rise spur inflation? And, house prices reaccelerate

The minumum wage will rise 3.75% from July 1 so what will it mean for inflation? SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Elise McKay from Pendal Group about that, along with all the days market news including US data pointing to easing consumer prices, plus the direction of the housing market with Tim Lawless from CoreLogic Australia.
6/3/202412 minutes, 10 seconds
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Minimum wage workers to take home an extra $33 a week

Millions of Australians will get a 3.75 per cent wage increase. The Fair Work Commission decided to increase award wages just below inflation which was sitting at 4.1 per cent at the end of the April quarter.
6/3/20244 minutes, 6 seconds
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Israel and Hamas considering three-phase peace deal to wind down Gaza war

Israel and Hamas are reportedly considering a three-phase peace deal, as the country's campaign to eradicate the group from Gaza rages on. The deal was announced by US President Joe Biden, who says the proposal was originally put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. But senior ministers say they do not support it, raising questions about the future of Mr Netanyahu's coalition, and the chances for peace in the region.
6/3/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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ANC calls for unity as they lose majority, but seek to maintain power

The final results from South Africa's elections have confirmed a significant shift in the country's political landscape. For the first time since the end of apartheid, the African National Congress has lost its majority.
6/3/20244 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cycling enthusiasts say Australia can learn from Dutch people-powered pedalling revolution

If you go to the Netherlands, you're sure to witness what's been described as 'cycling paradise'. But it wasn't always this way - in the 60s and 70s there was a huge uprising, when Dutch citizens realised large parts of their city would be demolished to give way for cars and motorways. And on World Cycling Day, this story of transformation is inspiring Australian cycling enthusiasts.
6/2/20247 minutes, 43 seconds
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Marcos puts China on notice over South China Sea

Simmering tensions over the South China Sea have taken centre stage at an annual security conference in Singapore. The actions of China's military were criticised by officials from the US, Australia and the Philippines - while a top Chinese general accused the US of trying to build what he called an "Asia-Pacific version of NATO".
6/2/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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Cost of living crisis sees big increase in no interest loans

New data has found a government funded program which allows people to access no interest loans has been utilised by more families than individuals in the last year. A no interest loan can be used to purchase essential goods such as fridges, medical bills or computers if the individual earns less than $70,000 per year. More than 42,000 no interest loans have been issued in the last year, up 19 per cent on the previous year.
6/1/20245 minutes, 2 seconds
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Donald Trump to appeal against criminal convictions

Donald Trump says he will appeal the guilty verdict that has made him the first U-S president convicted of a crime. In a speech at Trump Tower, the former president attacked the New York trial's judge, describing parts of the hush-money case as unfair, and making several false statements and misrepresentations in the process. Legal experts say the presumed Republican presidential candidate's challenge now faces significant odds, but there are some grounds for an appeal.
6/1/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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Eligible Australians urged to vote in EU elections

European citizens around the world will soon vote to elect the next European Parliament. Officials have reminded those living in Australia that although it seems far away, what happens in the European Union has global implications.
5/31/20247 minutes, 7 seconds
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Interview: Anton Enus speaks with CNN reporter Julia Benbrook about Donald Trump's conviction

Interview: Anton Enus speaks with CNN reporter Julia Benbrook about Donald Trump's conviction on all 34 counts of for falsifying business records in a trial in New York.
5/31/20243 minutes, 38 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Australia's rich list and the great transfer of intergenerational wealth

The Australian Financial Review's Rich List shows that 45 people over the age of 80 controls around $136 billion, and combined, they have 150 children. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Rich List co-editor Yolanda Redrup to find out more about the challenges around the intergenerational transfer of wealth, plus Grady Wulff from Bell Direct looks at the day's market action, including implications of Donald Trump's guilty charge and Guzman y Gomez's IPO.
5/31/202416 minutes, 7 seconds
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Donald Trump found guilty on all charges

Donald Trump has become the first U-S president ever convicted of a crime after a New York jury found him guilty of all charges in his hush-money trial. The former president has been found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records to hide a payment ahead of the 2016 election to porn star Stormy Daniels. The 77-year-old presumed Republican presidential candidate, who could face jail time, is not barred from running for office, and is expected to appeal. But the verdict could have a decisive impact on his attempt take back the White House from Democratic President Joe Biden in November's elections.
5/31/20248 minutes, 5 seconds
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Anger in PNG over landslide response

A week after a landslide killed hundreds - and now possibly thousands - in Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister James Marape is visiting the remote village where it happened. There is anger over the delay in mobilising aid, with the mammoth task of recovering the bodies and also finding new homes for survivors.
5/31/20244 minutes, 38 seconds
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Israel maintains determination to 'wipe out' Hamas

Hamas has issued a statement that it is ready to exchange hostages and prisoners in a complete agreement if Israel agrees to halt its offensive in Gaza. Israel says its attack on Rafah saw 300 Hamas gunmen killed and dozens of rocket launchers captured, while its control of the border between Gaza and Egypt has cut off supplies to Hamas.
5/31/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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INTERVIEW: PNG Landslide - 'It's all gone, we have no future'

Rescue teams in Papua New Guinea say there is no chance of finding any survivors following the deadly landslide last Friday. The government has been criticised for its response to the disaster. The death toll is still unclear, with estimates varying between 670 and 2,000 people.Rescuers are working on unstable ground, and with water flowing through rubble,amid the risk of further landslides and disease from bodies under the soil. SBS Reporter Tys Occhiuzzi spoke to Robert Alembo, who has been searching for 20 family members in the rubble. He says the landslide has taken away their future. And a warning, some listeners may find this content distressing.
5/30/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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SBS On the Money: BHP walks away from Anglo America takeover

BHP has walked away from what would have been the biggest mining deal in a century. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves takes a look at that along with all the day's market action with Elizabeth Tian from Citi.
5/30/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Two decades of STEM stagnation

New government statistics have revealed science literacy in Australian schools has barely improved over the past two decades. The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering is calling for immediate government action to address the education gap.
5/30/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Trans-Tasman anxiety over deportation changes

The Australian Government says it's confident it can manage the relationship with New Zealand, despite concerns raised over changes to Direction 99. The federal government is reforming the ministerial direction requiring the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to consider a person's ties to Australia when reviewing visa cancellations, after it was used to keep a convicted rapist in Australia.
5/30/20244 minutes, 38 seconds
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Australian aid arrives in Papua New Guinea

Rescue efforts are continuing in Papua New Guinea, after the devastating landslide described as among the country's worst natural disasters. An Australian team of geotechnical experts are on their way to the site, where emergency responders are warning of the risk of disease and a further landslide.
5/30/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Rafah offensive continues, Israel says fighting in Gaza will continue all year

Israel has sent tanks on raids into Rafah and predicted its war with Hamas in Gaza would continue all year. This is despite an order from the International Court of Justice to end its attacks on the city, where many Palestinians have taken refuge from bombardment elsewhere.
5/30/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Professor Donna Chung on the Floreat murder case.

It's several days now since mother and daughter Jenny and Gretl Petelczyc were shot dead in their own home in Floreat, WA. The killer's daughter, Ariel Bombara, has revealed she had warned police about the dangers her father posed. In reply, WA Police Minister Paul Papalia said police did not receive any formal record of complaint from Ms Bombara and her mother about violence, in the lead up to the tragedy. Now advocates are calling for that threshold to be lowered, so police can move quicker to intervene, especially when there are guns involved. SBS WA Correspondent Christopher Tan has been speaking to the Chair of WA's Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing, Donna Chung.
5/30/20249 minutes, 57 seconds
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Controversial immigration directive to be replaced

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles says he will be updating a controversial ministerial direction that has allowed a number of migrants convicted of violent crimes to escape deportation. This is amid intense pressure from the Opposition for the minister to be sacked due to the directive which requires the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to consider a foreign national's ties to Australia when reviewing visa cancellation decisions.
5/29/20243 minutes, 52 seconds
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Talks on pandemic treaty stalled despite 'inevitable' new pandemic

After the COVID-19 pandemic, the international community agreed it needed new systems to strengthen prevention, preparedness and response. But the World Health Organisation meeting in Geneva remains at odds this week over a new landmark pandemic treaty. Having failed to agree a finalised draft ahead of the meeting, it appears now that agreement on a new timeline cannot be reached. And scientists are warning the next pandemic is "just around the corner."
5/29/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Women want culturally sensitive trauma-informed continuity of care: landmark birth trauma inquiry reports

A New South Wales birth trauma inquiry has been released, making 43 recommendations to the New South Wales government. These include implementing trauma-informed care, reviewing laws around informed consent and improving mental health support and postpartum services.
5/29/202411 minutes, 44 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Higher inflation pushes back rate cut hopes to 2025

The monthly inflation indicator rose from an annual rate of 3.5% to 3.6% in April pushing back the chances of any interest rate cuts. Rhayna Bosch speaks with BDO Economist Tania Dey while SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves talks with Niv Dagan from Peak Asset Management to find out what it means for the economy and sharemarket.
5/29/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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Centuries-old shipwreck silverware reveals 'misunderstandings' of Indian culture

Silverware from a centuries-old shipwreck in Western Australia has revealed misunderstandings of Indian culture. Australian historians studying the silverware say the items were luxurious goods intended for the Mughal Empire in India.
5/29/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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Precarious rescue operation after PNG landslide

The United Nations says the number of people impacted by the landslide in central Papua New Guinea stands at more than 7,800 (7,849). The government in Port Moresby says up to 2,000 people could be buried beneath the rubble. Authorities are still cautious about giving an exact number of casualties, as international partners including Australia, begin a precarious recovery operation.
5/29/20245 minutes, 13 seconds
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Israeli tanks advance to the centre of Rafah after heavy bombardment

Israeli tanks have advanced into central Rafah, defying an appeal from the International Court of Justice. After a night of heavy bombardment, Palestinians are on the move after the reported deaths of at least 21 people in an area designated as a civilian evacuation zone. But the Israeli government denies striking that area.
5/29/20245 minutes, 46 seconds
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INTERVIEW: UN Development Program PNG representative Nicholas Booth

The United Nations says the number of people impacted by the landslide in central Papua New Guinea stands at more than 7,800. Authorities are still cautious about giving an exact number of casualties, as international partners including Australia, begin a precarious recovery operation. SBS's Tys Occhiuzzi spoke to Nicholas Booth, who is the United Nations Development Program's Representative in PNG, about the current situation.
5/28/20247 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cost of Living Secrets: Petrol

Petrol is one of the biggest weekly expenses for households and while prices have come down from their recent records, they’re still historically high.
5/28/202421 minutes, 42 seconds
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Medical aid agency MSF calls on Australia to move past rhetoric, sanction Israel

The international president of Doctors Without Borders has urged the Australian government to place sanctions on Israel. Médecins Sans Frontières is seeking a meeting with the Foreign Minister Penny Wong, and has raised concerns calls for a ceasefire are hollow without action.
5/28/20244 minutes, 55 seconds
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Will there be big discounts this end of financial year sales season?

Retail sales only rose 1.3% over the year to April which is below inflation and population growth, just as shop owners prepare for the end of financial year sales season. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Alex Joiner from IFM Investors and Robert Talevski from Activam to find out more, including what it means for shoppers, the implication for interest rates and the sharemarket.
5/28/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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Coalition says a person's ties to Australia shouldn't be factored into visa cancellations

The government is under increasing pressure over immigration after the visa of a New Zealand national guilty of rape was reinstated by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Coalition is calling on the federal government to scrap a ministerial direction that requires courts to consider an individual's ties to Australia when reviewing visa cancellations.
5/28/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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One in 12 of us will suffer blood cancer; what do we need to know?

New data from the Leukemia Foundation reveals that eight per cent of Australians will be diagnosed with a form of Blood Cancer in their lifetime. The foundation says it's critical for Australians to know about the condition that can impact anyone.
5/28/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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NATO chief says Russia is in 'blatant violation' of international law

A Russian airstrike on an industrial facility in Kharkiv has resulted in one death and 12 injuries, following a previous attack that killed 14 people at a construction supplies store. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is calling for increased pressure on Russia as Spain pledges significant military aid.
5/28/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Israel widely criticised over Rafah attack

Israel's air attack on Rafah over the weekend has been widely condemned internationally. Palestinian health workers say the airstrikes killed at least 45 people including displaced people living in tents that were engulfed by fire. Israel says it regrets the civilian deaths, but says the attack struck a Hamas installation and killed two senior Hamas militants.
5/27/20246 minutes, 3 seconds
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The cumulative effect of reporting from crisis zones: Nick Ludlam

Journalism has been described as the first rough draft of history, with reporters often bearing witness to the world’s most awful and awe-inspiring events. But what is the emotional toll after being on the front lines of history? History's First Draft is an SBS News podcast series unravelling the psychological journey journalists undertake to bring us the news. In this episode, Nick Ludlam shares his experience consistently covering hostile environments around the world for over a decade.
5/27/202414 minutes
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SBS On the Money: China economic data continues to improve despite negative sentiment

The Australian sharemarket has started the week strongly despite a public holiday in the US later tonight. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Raymond Chan from Morgans for his take on the day's trading action, including the positive Chinese economic data being released since the Chinese New Year despite negative sentiment.
5/27/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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First Nations Australians say 'Now More Than Ever' true reconciliation is needed

This week is Reconciliation week, marking two important dates in Australia's history for First Nations rights. This year's theme is 'Now More Than Ever', encouraging Australians to come together to continue the fight for recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people while addressing issues that disproportionately affect their communities.
5/27/20245 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hope fades for hundreds after PNG landslide

A landslide in Papua New Guinea has buried over 150 homes and more than 670 people, with only a few bodies recovered so far. The disaster has destroyed homes, schools, and businesses with locals in urgent need of help to retrieve bodies and in need of food and shelter.
5/27/20245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Missiles launched against Tel Aviv, Israel attacks Rafah

Israeli air strikes on Rafah have killed at least 35 Palestinians just days after a ruling from the top UN court ordering it to halt attacks on the city. Hamas has launched missiles towards Israel in response to the killing of civilians, setting off air raid alarms for the first time since January.
5/27/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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Time running out for the ADF's Afghan employees to get visas

Australia's decade-long program that provided asylum for Afghan employees who worked for the Australian Defence Force is ending. The Afghan Locally Engaged Employee - or LEE - Program, has helped 900 former workers settle in Australia since its inception.But as that scheme draws to a close, there are still many former interpreters stuck in Afghanistan - who say their lives are at risk since the Taliban seized Kabul in 2021. Now, they can do nothing but hide - as they accuse the Australian government of abandoning them.
5/27/20242 minutes, 45 seconds
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Older Australians with disability left behind when it comes to government-funded support, advocates say

Advocates say older Australians with a disability are being left in situations where they are housebound, struggling financially, or forced into residential care. The eligibility rules for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), exclude those diagnosed with a disability after the age of 65. That has left them reliant on the Home Care Package, which advocates say – in its current form – does not adequately cover disability support needs.
5/25/20245 minutes, 43 seconds
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Clever Country, Clever People: New research centre aims to share First Nations knowledge and solutions

A new research centre will draw on the traditional practices and knowledge used by generations of Indigenous communities to care for Australian land and maintain cultural heritage.
5/25/20245 minutes, 28 seconds
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Roman is bringing native wildflower gardens back the city. This is why it matters

Wildflower gardens are planted extensively in European cities for aesthetic and biodiversity benefits. Now Australian companies and councils are getting on board. And that’s good news for one business that’s bringing back the bush
5/25/20247 minutes, 16 seconds
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The future of computing could become Queensland's secret superpower

Australia could become home to the world's first commercially useful quantum computer, with the Federal and Queensland Governments investing nearly a billion dollars to build and house the technology in Brisbane. Quantum computers have long been touted for their potential to revolutionize a range of scientific fields. So what makes them different from a regular computer? SBS explains:
5/25/20244 minutes, 3 seconds
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The impact on farmers of the forthcoming ban on live sheep exports

Sheep farmers in Western Australia have been dealt a staggering blow to their livelihoods by the imminent end to the live sheep export industry.
5/25/20244 minutes, 39 seconds
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International Court of Justice orders halt to Rafah assault

The International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, in a landmark emergency ruling on South Africa's case accusing Israel of genocide. The ruling has stirred mixed reactions from leaders across the world.
5/25/20245 minutes, 22 seconds
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Just hours from death: remembering Ebrahim Raisi's role in the mass execution of Iranian prisoners in 1988

For human rights advocates, Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash this week, is also known as the 'butcher of Tehran.' He was notorious for his role in the mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988, part of the so-called "death committee" that secretively decided the fate of those jailed for their political views. Reza Akbari was spared only hours before execution.
5/24/20244 minutes, 5 seconds
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INTERVIEW: How did the first humans get to Australia?

New evidence has prompted a re-evaluation of the routes used.for the first human migration between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia.The re-think has come about following the discovery of a major site of stone artefacts and animal bones inside a deep cave in Timor-Leste. Professor Sue O'Connor explains
5/24/202415 minutes, 49 seconds
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Stolen Generations survivors urge action on redress schemes

It has been nearly 30 years since a landmark report recommended appropriate redress schemes for Stolen Generations survivors. Advocates say the impacts from the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families - under government policies – continue until this very day. They are calling for urgent action to help Stolen Generations survivors.
5/24/20245 minutes, 35 seconds
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'Long overdue' apology delivered to Stolen Generations on behalf of Victoria Police

The chief commissioner of Victoria Police has apologised to survivors of the Stolen Generation for the institution's role in the forcible removal of children from their families. The ongoing harm to Indigenous Australians caused by this practice was recognised at an emotional event.
5/24/20246 minutes, 53 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Inflation woes and expectations

Rhayna Bosch speaks with Mahjabeen Zaman from ANZ about the global factors driving the Australian sharemarket lower this week - and our own home-grown inflation forecasts ahead of next week’s local CPI data release.
5/24/20245 minutes, 26 seconds
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Taiwan inaugurates new president, China responds with large-scale military drills

China has launched large-scale military drills around Taiwan, saying it is "strong punishment" for "separatist acts". It comes three days after Taiwan's new president used his inauguration speech to call on China to stop threatening the island and accept the existence of its democracy.
5/24/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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International Court of Justice considers ordering a stop to Gaza offensive

The International Court of Justice will rule on South Africa's demand to stop Israel's Rafah offensive in Gaza.Ahead of the decision, Israel says no power on Earth will stop Israel from protecting its citizens and going after Hamas in Gaza.
5/24/20244 minutes, 36 seconds
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Second day of the UK election campaign reveals cracks in Government strategy

A day after announcing a snap election, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has conceded his signature pledge to deport migrants to Rwanda will not happen before ballots are cast. Labour is favoured to win the July 4 vote, but smaller parties on both sides of the political spectrum believe they can take seats and potentially complicate Keir Starmer’s path to power.
5/24/20243 minutes, 2 seconds
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International PhD students say 'unfair' visa age limit could force them to leave Australia

A new age cap on a popular graduate visa is leaving many international PhD students in Australia facing uncertain futures. Many say they will be forced to leave the country due to changes set to be made to Temporary Graduate Visa Class 485.
5/23/20244 minutes, 48 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Markets fall on global interest rate jitters

Rhayna Bosch speaks with Gemma Dale from NABTRADE on the latest market movements following the release of the Federal Reserve’s May meeting minutes. And AI chip maker Nvidia takes centre stage as it reveals its quarterly profit results.
5/23/20246 minutes, 1 second
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Sunak surprises British voters with July election

The United Kingdom's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has surprised voters, announcing a national election on 4 July.
5/23/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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More Australians repatriated from Noumea; Macron urges for a 'return to peace'

More Australians stranded in New Caledonia have been repatriated, meaning over half of those who want to leave the French territory have returned home. President Emmanuel Macron said a "return to peace" was his priority as he arrived in the Pacific island for a day of talks, following deadly riots triggered by a contested electoral reform.
5/23/20245 minutes, 29 seconds
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SBS News in Easy English 23 May 2024

A daily 5-minute news wrap for English learners and people with disability. 
5/23/20245 minutes, 38 seconds
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Norway, Ireland, Spain join growing number of countries recognising Palestinian statehood

In a historic move, three European governments have jointly declared they recognise Palestinian statehood and intend to support a two-state solution to promote peace in the Middle East. Israeli has reacted by recalling its ambassadors from Dublin, Madrid and Oslo.
5/23/20245 minutes, 29 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks to SBS

Foreign Minister Penny Wong is in Cox's Bazaar, as part of her visit to Bangladesh. In a wide ranging interview with SBS Chief Political Correspondent Anna Henderson, she addresses Australia's relationship with Bangladesh, the Singapore Airlines flight in which a number of Australians were injured by turbulence, the International Criminal Court seeking to issue arrest warrants against Israeli and Hamas leaders, and the situation in riot-torn New Caledonia,
5/23/202413 minutes, 7 seconds
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How feasible is nuclear power in Australia and what would it cost? CSIRO and experts take a look

What role should nuclear energy play in Australia's energy transition? The federal Coalition says the technology could help Australia move away from fossil fuels and towards a net zero economy. Now a report by Australia's national science agency has looked at the cost of nuclear power compared to renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
5/22/20247 minutes, 48 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Why the inflation fight isn't over as another central bank warns rates may still rise

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand left official interest rates on hold in the country but warned a rise was a real consideration. Hear from Governor Adrian Orr, while SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves discusses the global implications and what it means for sharemarkets with Francesco De Stradis from Ord Minnett.
5/22/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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Singapore Airlines CEO apologises for flight that left one man dead, several hospitalised

Extreme turbulence on a London-bound Singapore Airlines flight has left one man dead and injured dozens more, including eight Australians.
5/22/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Relief for first group of Australians evacuated from riot-stricken New Caledonia

Of at least 300 Australians stranded in riot-stricken New Caledonia, 84 have been evacuated on two DFAT flights. The federal government says it is awaiting approval from French authorities to send further planes.
5/22/20245 minutes, 1 second
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Israel backtracks after confiscating Associated Press equipment

Israeli authorities have back-tracked after seizing camera equipment belonging to the Associated Press in southern Israel after widespread condemnation.
5/22/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cost of Living Secrets: Nutrition

With food prices continuing to bite at the checkout, more and more Australians are on the lookout for ways to save on one of life's most basic and essential necessities: food.
5/21/202424 minutes, 45 seconds
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Migrant, refugee children missing out on early-ed, jeopardising their future

A new study has found children from migrant and refugee backgrounds are more likely to be developmentally vulnerable when starting school, causing repercussions which could carry into adulthood. Researchers say a collaborative response is needed from government, early-education providers and providers of settlement services.
5/21/20245 minutes, 45 seconds
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SBS On the Money: What Telstra's move to slash 2800 jobs says about the economy

Telstra is slashing 2,800 jobs by the end of the year as part of a restructure as it reaffirms its FY24 guidance. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves takes a closer look at what this means for the company and the economy with Morningstar's Brian Han and Westpac's Matthew Hassan, plus the day on the markets with Joe Youssef from Areus Asset Management.
5/21/202418 minutes, 48 seconds
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Optimistic, fearful - mixed reactions to Raisi's death

Many Iranians are concerned this may put the country at the mercy of its enemies, while others remain optimistic. Iran is investigating the cause of the president's helicopter crash.
5/21/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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ICC seeks arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for both Israeli and Hamas leaders over alleged war crimes. ICC prosecutor, Karim Khan, has applied for arrest warrants for three Hamas leaders, and also for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant. He says he has reasonable grounds to believe they bear responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
5/21/20248 minutes, 30 seconds
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Assange allowed to appeal extradition: 'A small win' says union

The UK High Court's decision to let Julian Assange appeal his extradition to the United States is a "small win", according to the union for Australia's journalists. But the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance says the WikiLeaks founder should be freed now, and fears he could still be tried for espionage in the US.
5/20/20244 minutes, 53 seconds
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Covering the Black Summer Bushfires: Lara Coffey

Journalism has been described as the first rough draft of history, with reporters often bearing witness to the world’s most awful and awe-inspiring events. But what is the emotional toll after being on the front lines of history? History's First Draft is an SBS News podcast series unravelling the psychological journey journalists undertake to bring us the news. In this episode, Lara Coffey shares her experience covering the Black Summer Bushfires.
5/20/202411 minutes, 54 seconds
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New report says banks aren't doing enough for those in financial hardship

A new report by corporate regulator ASIC is highlighting a more than 54 per cent increase in home loan stress notices. That's as the cost of living stays high, keeping the pressure on many households.
5/20/20246 minutes, 8 seconds
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Taiwan's new president asks for respect from China

Lai Ching-te has taken office as Taiwan's new president, facing a deeply suspicious China, which labels him a separatist, as well as a fractious parliament domestically, with a ready-to-challenge opposition.
5/20/20245 minutes, 8 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Materials drive ASX to near record high

A booming materials sector sent Australian shares to just 33 points away from a record high. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves takes a look at the day's market action with David Berthon-Jones from Aequitas Investment Partners.
5/20/20247 minutes, 47 seconds
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New research recommends a Mediterranean-style diet for older Australians

New research has found consuming more nuts, fruit and legumes and fewer sugary drinks may help people aged over 60 feel less anxious and stressed. The study, led by the University of the Sunshine Coast, suggests a Mediterranean style diet is also associated with fewer symptoms of depression.
5/20/20245 minutes, 6 seconds
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Iran's president feared dead after helicopter crash

The Iranian Red Crescent Society says they've recovered the wreckage of a helicopter holding Iran's President, Ebrahim Raisi, with no signs of survivors. The helicopter crashed close to Iran's border with Azerbaijan amid heavy fog.
5/20/20243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Breaching the digital divide for Australians with low vision

For many of us social media is a part of daily life. But for people who are visually impaired, accessing it can be a major challenge. Guide Dogs Australia is now behind a push to raise awareness about how a few simple steps can make a world of difference for those who struggle to see.
5/19/20243 minutes, 13 seconds
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Stranded Australians in riot-stricken New Caledonia seek help to return home

The Australian government says the defence force is ready to evacuate hundreds of citizens from New Caledonia, but is waiting for the go-ahead from French authorities, based on safety. Six people have died in the worst violence in the French territory in decades.
5/19/20245 minutes, 15 seconds
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Protesters in Georgia vow to continue fight for their future after divisive bill vetoed

Georgia’s president has vetoed a controversial bill in the former Soviet republic that has sparked a wave of protests unprecedented in the nation's recent history.
5/19/20244 minutes, 3 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Federal budget measures for First Nations communities welcomed

The national group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has received dedicated funding for the first time in a federal budget, in a move welcomed by its CEO, Catherine Liddle.
5/18/20248 minutes, 20 seconds
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'It was all just abuse': How pornography fuels violence

Australia is in the midst of a reckoning, with nationwide calls to address gendered violence. Banning the creation and distribution of non-consensual deep fake pornography is one of a suite of measures announced by the federal government to tackle the issue. Experts say it's one piece of a broader jigsaw puzzle required to drive systemic change.
5/18/202414 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pro-Palestinian protesters storm Labor state conference

Pro-Palestinian protesters have stormed Labor's Victorian state conference in Melbourne. The event gate-crashed ahead of a speech from the Prime Minister to supporters and debate over motions relating to the Gaza conflict.
5/18/20244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Vatican releases new rules on supernatural claims in crackdown on scams and hoaxes

The Vatican has issued new guidelines on the recognition of supernatural events, stating they may be fraudulent and exploited for financial gain or the creation of personal cults.
5/18/20244 minutes, 31 seconds
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John barely survived a natural disaster. Now, he is among dozens making a fresh start

Social enterprises play a vital role hiring people from disadvantaged backgrounds and the federal government has acknowledged that, with a $22 million boost in the May budget. Here’s how one venture is changing lives.
5/18/20246 minutes, 52 seconds
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Migrants, refugees with disabilities disappointed with federal budget

The national group for migrants and refugees with disability says the federal budget has raised concerns about the impact of potential cuts to the NDIS. The acting CEO of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance, Neha Prakash, told Biwa Kwan she was hoping to see more in the budget on the inclusion of migrants and refugees with disabilities
5/17/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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Funding brings a new start for LGBTIQ+ newcomers

Achieving a sense of belonging is one of many barriers faced by refugees and asylum seekers coming to Australia, and advocates say that's even more so when they identify as LGBTIQ+. New funding in Victoria is aiming to give those vulnerable people a chance at a new start.
5/17/20244 minutes, 2 seconds
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Three A-League players charged over alleged betting corruption scandal

Police have charged three A-League players over an alleged betting corruption scandal orchestrated by an overseas criminal figure. The development has prompted calls for sporting codes to end their close relationship with gambling.
5/17/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Why the cost of building a new home may rise around $25,000

New home sales surged 22 per cent in April but that's as buyers look to beat increased government regulations. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves takes a look at housing policy from both sides of government with Tom Devitt from the HIA, plus the day's market action with Marcus Bogdan from Blackmore Capital
5/17/202412 minutes, 5 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Dr Malcolm Davis on Vladimir Putin's visit to China

Dr Malcolm Davis is the Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capabiity at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra. He explains to SBS's Tanya Dendrinos the significance of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to his opposite number, Xi Jinping, in China. He says it's not coincidental that this is President Putin's first international visit following his re-election as President.
5/17/20247 minutes, 16 seconds
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South Africa asks UN court to order Israel to end Rafah offensive

South Africa has renewed its call for emergency measures to halt Israel's ground invasion of Gaza, outlining its arguments in its third appearance before the International Court of Justice.
5/17/20245 minutes, 13 seconds
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More than 800 people executed in Iran last year in bid to repress dissent

Human rights groups say they are gravely concerned about a dramatic spike in Iran’s use of capital punishment. According to Iran Human Rights Monitor, the first 10 days of May saw at least 40 prisoners executed - amounting to one person every 6 hours. Executions surged by 43 percent following the start of the Woman, Life, Freedom protest - sparked by the suspicious death in custody of Mahsa Jina Amini in 2022 - who was arrested for not correctly wearing her hijab.
5/17/20244 minutes, 41 seconds
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What's behind the worst violence in decades in New Caledonia?

The Australian government has called for calm in the French island territory of New Caledonia, after a state of emergency was declared in response to deadly riots. The turmoil erupted after France's National Assembly backed hotly-disputed changes to voting rolls that Indigenous leaders say will dilute their vote.
5/17/20245 minutes, 49 seconds
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INTERVIEW: SNAICC CEO Catherine Liddle on Indigenous kids and new national plan for early childhood

The national group representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has welcomed a 10-year national plan to deliver better early childhood outcomes.
5/16/20243 minutes, 49 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Markets stage dramatic rate expectation swing amid jobs and inflation reports

The chances of interest rates cuts in both the US and Australia rose markedly today as Australia's unemployment rate rose and US inflation eased. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Goncalves speaks with Diana Mousina from AMP and Chris Weston from Pepperstone for more.
5/16/202414 minutes, 3 seconds
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Same-sex parent book ban overturned after Western Sydney council vote

A local council ban on a children's book about same-sex parenting has been overturned, after threatened funding cuts and community outcry.
5/16/20247 minutes, 32 seconds
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Opposition calls for Senator's resignation over genocide comments

The Prime Minister has labelled comments by Labor Senator Fatima Payman inappropriate, after she broke party ranks to accuse Israel of committing genocide in Gaza. The Opposition is calling for her resignation or dismissal, but Labor's caucus is maintaining a united front.
5/16/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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'This has been a Nakba for the past 76 years': 600,000 displaced from Rafah in 10 days

The United Nations says Israel's assault on Gaza's southern city of Rafah has led to the displacement of around 600,000 Palestinians in one week. This follows the 76th anniversary of what Palestinians and their allies call the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe', a term for the mass displacement of Palestinians during the establishment of the state of Israel.
5/16/20246 minutes, 8 seconds
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Should federal government payments to fossil fuel users be increasing?

The economic contributions of mining and gas producers are being weighed up as analysis reveals subsidies for the fossil fuel industry rose to $14.5 billion this financial year. The 31 per cent annual increase has led some critics to question whether that money could be better targeted.
5/15/20245 minutes, 10 seconds
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Government Senator breaks ranks to accuse Israel of genocide

Labor senator Fatima Payman has broken ranks to accuse Israel of conducting a genocide in Gaza, calling for the Prime Minister to sanction the Israeli government. In a thinly-veiled criticism of her party leader, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Senator Payman has criticised Australian leaders for what she calls performative gestures.
5/15/20245 minutes, 40 seconds
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SBS On the Money: The budget's impact on inflation, interest rates and shares

Is the government's projected $9.3 billion budget surplus inflationary? SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Westpac Chief Economist Luci Ellis, S&P Global Ratings Lead Analyst Martin Foo, Economist Saul Eslake and Hebe Chen from IG Markets to find out more in this special in-depth edition of the podcast.
5/15/202423 minutes, 15 seconds
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Small business owners underwhelmed with measures in federal budget

A $20,000 tax boost and energy bill relief has provided some benefit, but business owners say they were hoping for more support to deal with the increase in cost of living pressures.
5/15/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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Social and support sectors react with disappointment to federal budget

They say this is a budget that falls short of providing what the most vulnerable people in the community need.
5/15/20248 minutes, 4 seconds
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Georgians protest passage of 'the Russian Law'

Protests have erupted in Georgia over a ‘foreign influence’ bill, dubbed the ‘Russian Law’, which critics argue threatens free speech and could hinder Georgia’s European Union aspirations. The bill, which passed Parliament with a large margin, has sparked international concern and could affect US-Georgia relations if not vetoed by Georgia's president.
5/15/20244 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cost of Living Secrets: Renting

Rents have reached a record high in Australia as demand outstrips supply in some areas, elevating cost of living pressures for tenants. So what can be done about it?
5/14/202419 minutes, 39 seconds
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Budget addresses areas 'crucial to Australia's multicultural future' but detail needed

Migrant and refugee communities have welcomed initiatives in the federal budget, but say more detail is needed on tailored strategies to reach members of the community. The measures targeting First Nations communities have also been applauded, but advocates say there is more work to be done.
5/14/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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Opposition says budget doesn't address root cause of inflation

Labor will deliver a second consecutive surplus for the first time in three decades. The budget tried to walk a fine line of trying to tackle inflation, whilst providing cost of living relief.
5/14/20247 minutes, 11 seconds
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Treasurer Jim Chalmers hands down the 2024 Federal Budget

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has unveiled his federal budget for the next financial year, and announced a budget surplus for the second consecutive time - the first time that's happened since before the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.
5/14/20245 minutes, 6 seconds
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David McBride sentenced to years in jail for leaking sensitive military material

Australian army whistleblower David McBride has been sentenced to five years and eight months in jail by the supreme court of the A-C-T for leaking Defence Force material to journalists. His sentencing has been condemned by whistleblower rights activists, who say there need to be greater protection rights for whistleblowers.
5/14/20244 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fierce fighting as Israeli military returns to Jabalia refugee camp

Israeli forces have pushed deep into the ruins of Gaza's northern edge to recapture an area where they had claimed to have dismantled Hamas months ago. It comes as Israeli protesters block aid trucks headed for Gaza, demanding the release of hostages.
5/14/20244 minutes, 45 seconds
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History's First Draft: Allan Lee

Journalism has been described as the first rough draft of history, with reporters often bearing witness to the world’s most awful and awe-inspiring events. But what is the emotional toll after being on the front lines of history? History's First Draft is a new SBS News podcast series unravelling the psychological journey journalists undertake to bring us the news. In this episode, Allan Lee shares his experience covering the 2011 Christchuch earthquake.
5/13/202410 minutes, 23 seconds
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Government planning to cap international student numbers

The debate on Australia's migration numbers has been reignited, with the federal government revealing it is considering laws that would set a cap on international student enrolments. Cost-of-living pressures, including housing, have put pressure on the federal government to find solutions.
5/13/20246 minutes
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SBS On the Money: Employment conditions soften ahead of federal budget

There are signs of a softening in employment conditions ahead of the federal budget, which the government says, may see inflation fall to the RBA's target earlier than what the central bank expects. Rhayna Bosch speaks with NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster, while SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with David Scutt from City Index for more.
5/13/20248 minutes, 54 seconds
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Spectacular Aurora Australis lights up parts of southern Australia

A massive solar storm has created rare and spectacular auroras around the world. Communities as far north as Queensland saw southern lights often only seen in Tasmania and people across Florida and Alabama also got a rare glimpse of northern lights.
5/13/20248 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rescuers search rubble after apparent airstrike on residential building in Ukraine

An airstrike on a residential building in Belgorod, Russia, has killed nine people and injured around 20. This comes as Russian forces launch an armoured incursion on a new front near Kharkiv and as President Vladimir Putin appoints a new minister of defence.
5/13/20245 minutes, 22 seconds
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Michelin chef's menu is out-of-this-world

For years Danish chef Rasmus Munk has wowed diners with experimental meal experiences at Alchemist, the restaurant that has earned him two Michelin stars. Now he's taking his unique approach beyond the bounds of earth, offering six guests a fine dining experience from the edge of space.
5/12/20245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Aiming for balance: Chalmers outlines his 2024 Budget priorities

Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers says balance is the key to this year's Federal Budget. With people across Australia struggling to make ends meet, and inflation at a sticking point, a budget that delivers relief without driving up costs is the goal.
5/12/20248 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nemo has been found: Eurovision's newest winner

The winner of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest has been announced in Malmö, Sweden. Billed as a feel-good celebration of European diversity, this year's event struggled to live up to its non-political stance, with protests taking place around the city against Israel's participation, and a separate disqualification at the eleventh hour. A warning: spoilers ahead. And you can watch the Grand Final in prime time tonight (May 12) at 7.30pm AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand, and catch up on SBS On Demand.
5/12/20245 minutes, 39 seconds
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Barayagal hitting the right notes in cross-cultural choir

The founder of the First Nation’s music group “ Stiff Gins”, Nardi Simpson, is directing a cross cultural Choir in Sydney called Barayagal. It's a place where First Nations and non-Indigenous Australians gather to sing in the Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay languages. The choir is making songs inspired by culture, supported by musicians from the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music who are participating as part of their degree
5/11/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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The next human pandemic? With bird flu spreading among cows, what is the risk to humans?

Scientists around the world are racing to determine how the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza or bird flu is evolving - and what risk it poses to humans.
5/11/20244 minutes, 20 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Hannah Solomons on tackling under-representation in the arts

Ahead of the federal budget, Disability Pride Sydney founder Hannah Solomons reflects on under-representation of people with disability in the arts and pathways forward
5/11/20246 minutes, 2 seconds
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Australia votes in favour of successful Palestinian full membership motion at the UN

Australia was one of 143 nations to vote in favour of the move. But the federal opposition says the government's vote in favour is premature.
5/11/20247 minutes, 5 seconds
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Combating domestic violence against migrant and refugee women

From language barriers to legal complexities, migrant and refugee women face added challenges when seeking support for domestic violence. In New South Wales a specialised centre has now been launched, aiming to bridge that gap. But legal experts and advocates say for some, access to services is still limited.
5/11/20244 minutes, 15 seconds
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Has the Olympics done its dash?

The 2000 Olympics captivated Australia. Since then, public interest in the games appears to have waned, despite the approach of the Paris Games in July. Brisbane is gearing up to host the event in 2032, but do people still care about the Olympics?
5/10/20247 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jennifer is opening her twentieth restaurant. Here’s what she needs from the federal budget

Australia’s 2.5 million small businesses are calling for relief from rising prices and business costs in the May federal budget. As insolvencies rise in tough times, one female founder is bucking the trend by growing her hospitality chain.
5/10/20247 minutes, 5 seconds
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SBS On the Money: 10 May 2024

Household financial stress has reached an 8 year high, as wellbeing levels in Australia remain depressed. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with NAB's Dean Pearson to find out more. Plus the day on the markets with Omkar Joshi from Opal Capital Management.
5/10/20249 minutes, 23 seconds
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High Court dismisses ASF17 immigration appeal

The High Court has dismissed the claim of Iranian man known as ASF17 in a ruling that the government says is a win. But the ruling may also have broader implications for other detainees facing deportation and is being described by some as inhumane.
5/10/20247 minutes, 15 seconds
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New strategy breaks new ground as it targets early childhood years

The federal government has released its 10-year plan to give children the best start in life. Children aged between zero and five years of age is the focus of the national strategy.
5/10/202410 minutes, 44 seconds
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Israel will 'fight with their fingernails' if needed: Netanyahu dismisses US threats

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel can stand alone and fight against Hamas if needed. It comes after the United States warned it could halt arms shipments if the Israeli prime minister ordered a full-scale invasion of Rafah in Gaza.
5/10/20244 minutes, 53 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Griffith University vice-chancellor Carolyn Evans on Prac Payment, HECS reform

Griffith University vice-chancellor Carolyn Evans says she welcomes confirmation of measures in the federal budget to help with student debt; and payments while undertaking compulsory placements in social work, nursing and teaching.
5/9/202412 minutes, 28 seconds
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Australia guarantees Tuvalu's security in $110m pact

The federal government has announced a $110 million funding package for Tuvalu. The money is set to address some of the island nation's immediate priorities, as part of the Falepili Union treaty between the two countries.
5/9/20244 minutes, 20 seconds
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SBS On the Money: The rise of AI in the workplace & retail stocks tumble

84% of Australian workers already use artificial intelligence in the workplace whether they know it or not, but an increasing number of employers are wanting to hire people that are skilled in the technology. Tanya Dendrinos speaks with LinkedIn Australia New Zealand MD Matt Tindale for more, plus Ricardo Gonçalves discusses the day's sharemarket moves with Stuart Roberts from Stocks Down Under
5/9/20248 minutes, 43 seconds
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Biden pauses military aid to pressure Israel over Rafah

The United States has paused a shipment of bombs to Israel over concerns it will invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah. It marks the first time in the conflict President Joe Biden has applied pressure on Israel using its military aid to the key US ally.
5/9/20244 minutes, 45 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Telco complaints rising and Perpetual to be broken up

Consumers are complaining about 'bread and butter' telecommunications services, so Rhayna Bosch speaks with industry ombudsman Cynthia Gebert to find out more, plus SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Luke Laretive from Seneca Financial Solutions about the day on the sharemarket.
5/8/20247 minutes, 26 seconds
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Making history at Eurovision: but Australia's euro-journey ends here, for now

Australia's entry to this year's Eurovision has been knocked out in the semi-finals of the European song contest in Malmö, Sweden. But pop duo Electric Fields say they are still buzzing after a historical performance which saw an Australian Aboriginal language used on-stage for the first time in the event's history.
5/8/20248 minutes, 37 seconds
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Senate inquiry supports controversial deportation bill

A senate inquiry has recommended the government pass its controversial deportation bill that would make it easier to deport those in immigration detention. The bill would also allow the government to impose a blanket ban on people from nations whose governments refuse to accept the return of deported citizens.
5/8/20244 minutes, 28 seconds
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Parents of murdered Australian surfers say world 'has become a darker place'

The parents of two Australian brothers killed in Mexico have spoken publicly for the first time, paying an emotional tribute to their children. Jake and Callum Robinson disappeared while on a surfing trip, with their bodies finally identified after being found in a well.
5/8/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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AstraZeneca COVID vaccine withdrawn worldwide

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is reportedly withdrawing its COVID-19 vaccine worldwide. The vaccine was discontinued by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Authority in April 2023 after findings of adverse side effects.
5/8/20244 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ceasefire talks to continue in Cairo as Israel seizes control of Gaza side of Rafah crossing

The Israeli military says its troops have taken operational control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt. It comes as delegations from Hamas and Israel are expected to gather in Cairo in an effort to reach a ceasefire agreement.
5/8/20244 minutes, 37 seconds
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Introducing germ-busting prayer beads for spiritual - and physical - health

Hand-sanitising prayer beads have been launched to help curb the spread of germs among Muslim pilgrims at this year's Hajj. The prayer beads (or Tasbih) are coated in tea tree oil and uniquely designed to preserve spiritual practices. They're being distributed to pilgrims on Saudia airlines flights, as well as in Mecca itself.
5/7/20245 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cost of Living Secrets: Mortgages

Interest rates are increasing likely to stay high for longer because inflation is still a problem, meaning borrowers expecting a rate cut will have to wait even longer. But there are things that can be done to help reduce your mortgage rate in the meantime.
5/7/202425 minutes, 50 seconds
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Civil Liberty groups concerned at anti-knife crime measures

Police in New South Wales are set to be handed so-called extraordinary powers to search and scan people with wands to tackle a spate of knife crime. If passed, the reforms will bring the state in line with Queensland, which has some of the toughest knife laws in Australia.
5/7/20243 minutes, 42 seconds
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SBS On the Money: RBA holds interest rates and maintains neutral bias

While the RBA isn't ruling anything in or out, it would appear it has maintained its neutral bias following its decision to leave official interest rates on hold in May. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speask with Jarek Kowcza from Westpac and Matt Wacher, CAIA from Morningstar for more.
5/7/202413 minutes, 15 seconds
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Inquiry recommends strict controls on supermarkets

Price gouging could soon become illegal in Australia following the recommendation of a major supermarket inquiry. The landmark report seeks to tackle elevated food prices and contain supermarket profit margins as well as supporting competition.
5/7/20242 minutes, 53 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Oxfam Australia's Lucia Goldsmith on the NGO's concerns about Rafah in Gaza

Oxfam Australia has raised concerns surrounding the safety of Palestinians in the city of Rafah, after Israel told Palestinians to evacuate parts of Rafah, which has been a refuge for more than a million displaced people. They believe a significant number of Hamas fighters, along with potentially dozens of hostages are in Rafah and say that victory requires taking the key city. SBS' Youssef Saudie speaks to the head of humanitarian for Oxfam Australia, Lucia Goldsmith.
5/7/20244 minutes, 41 seconds
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Israel strikes targets in Rafah after hopes for ceasefire deal crash again

Israel says it's conducted targeted strikes against Hamas in eastern Rafah, after urging civilians to evacuate. The operations began after Hamas accepted a ceasefire deal, which was then rejected by Israel as being far from meeting its demands.
5/7/20244 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ghil'ad Zuckermann on Indigenous language revival

SBS speaks to linguistic and revivalist expert Ghil'ad Zuckermann on Indigenous language revival.
5/6/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coming soon: History's First Draft

Journalists on the front line, bearing witness to world-altering and life-changing moments. Informing the public and holding those in power to account. But what is the emotional toll of that responsibilty? History's First Draft unravels the psychological journey journalists undertake to bring us the news.
5/6/20241 minute, 31 seconds
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Analysis shows Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds are retiring with less superannuation

Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds are retiring with less superannuation on average than other Australians. Analysis by Australia's peak superannuation body has found the cohort is around 140 thousand dollars worse off come retirement.
5/6/20244 minutes, 13 seconds
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SBS On the Money: 6 May 2024

Rhayna Bosch is in the chair today, speaking with Luke McMillan from Ophir Asset management about all things ASX, as the Reserve Bank kicks off its two day meeting on interest rates – amid talk that a rate hike could be on the cards. Plus, Westpac becomes the second of the big four banks to report its half-year results.
5/6/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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McBride whistleblower case puts pressure on government

The government is under pressure to come good on its promise to protect whistleblowers, as military whistleblower David McBride faces sentencing on the 9th of May.
5/6/20246 minutes, 7 seconds
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New anti-domestic violence measures

Bail law reform, homelessness prevention programs and greater support for victim-survivors are among the key initiatives of a $230 million domestic violence prevention and support package
5/6/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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Federal government announces measures to help with cost of university education

The federal budget next week will include measures for student loan debt relief; as well as payments for those students undertaking compulsory work placements in the areas of social work, teaching, nursing and midwifery.
5/6/20247 minutes, 44 seconds
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Israel's government moves to shut down the Al Jazeera television network in the country

Israel's cabinet has voted to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations in Israel for as long as the war in Gaza continues, claiming the Qatari television network threatens national security. It comes as a Hamas delegation has left Cairo without a ceasefire agreement, with Israel claiming Hamas is not serious about accepting a deal for a ceasefire.
5/6/20244 minutes, 4 seconds
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Faithful gather in Australia and around the world for Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Christians around the world are celebrating Orthodox Easter today, more than a month after the more-widely recognised western Easter Sunday. Around half a million Australians identify as Orthodox Christians, with many hailing from central and eastern Europe as well as parts of the Middle East and Africa.
5/5/20243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sixteen year old "radicalised" teen shot dead by police in Perth carpark

An investigation has been launched into the fatal shooting of a 16 year teen in the carpark of a Bunnings store in Perth. Authorities say initial inquiries indicate the teenager was armed with a large knife and rushed at officers after stabbing another man in the back.
5/5/20243 minutes, 51 seconds
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INTERVIEW: US Permanent Representative to NATO, Julianne Smith

NATO is promising to support Ukraine for as long as it takes in the war against Russia, but the July meeting of the alliance won’t provide a concrete date for the Ukraine to join up. Membership includes a commitment from NATO countries to collectively respond if any country faces an armed attack. While NATO is increasing links in the Indo-Pacific, a key representative has sought to quell fears the alliance is attempting to expand in the Southern Hemisphere. The United States permanent representative to NATO Julianne Smith has spoken to Chief Political Correspondent Anna Henderson from Brussels
5/5/202411 minutes, 35 seconds
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Funding scheme to boost First Nations athletes connecting to country at Olympic Games

Australian Olympic athletes have received a major financial boost ahead of the Paris Games in July. The Australian Olympic Committee has announced three incentives to increase funding for athletes, with specific targets for First Nations competitors.
5/5/20244 minutes, 40 seconds
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Homeless support groups calling for assistance from the Federal Budget

Each night more than 122,000 Australians are estimated to be experiencing homelessness; that's one of the highest rates among OECD countries. A recent report shows it's never been harder to find affordable rental accommodation in Australia if you're on a low income. Support groups are calling for more funding from the upcoming Federal Budget
5/4/20243 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rubbish takes flight to reduce greenhouse gases

Some say modern air travel is rubbish, with cramped seats, delays and cancellations and high prices. But rubbish may have a significant role to play in the airline industry of the future. Australian researchers have come up with a way to turn rubbish into jet fuel.
5/4/20244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Carers offered more work flexibility in payment overhaul

About one-in-ten people across Australia provide unpaid care for a loved one with a disability or an older person and roughly 304,500 of them receive the government carer payment. The Albanese government has unveiled changes to the support payment to allow them greater flexibility in the hours they can work.
5/4/20243 minutes, 44 seconds
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NSW to unveil emergency domestic violence package "within days"

NSW Deputy Premier Prue Car says the focus shouldn't just be on crisis responses, but long term solutions and cultural change. The NSW announcement follows a meeting of police ministers in Canberra to decide on how to best share information and respond to serial offenders.
5/4/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mamma Mia, here we go again - it's Eurovision 2024

Preparations are almost complete for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in the Swedish city of Malmo. They're expecting at least 100,000 visitors to come to Malmo, in addition to the 200 million worldwide television audience. But amid the glitz and glamour of the show, there are also concerns about security and the presence of some controversial contestants.
5/3/20245 minutes, 30 seconds
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Facing a major life crisis? Anh is here to help

Fewer people follow a formal religion, according to the latest Census. In fact, almost 40 per cent of people in Australia now identify as ‘no religion’. However, in times of crisis many still reach out for support. And that’s where non-religious spiritual carers step in.
5/3/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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South Australia reaches for the stars with "unusual" Koonibba power source

A rocket testing alternative fuel technology has successfully launched from the Koonibba Test Range in South Australia. Its unusual source of power has drawn attention from scientists around the globe.
5/3/20243 minutes, 43 seconds
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Concern for the fate of missing Australian brothers in Mexico

Three people have reportedly been arrested in Mexico in relation to two missing Australian brothers, and their friend from the United States. Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong says Australian officials have joined in the search for the trio. UPDATE: The family has issued a statement thanking wellwishers and supporters, authorities and the media for their efforts to help in the search. The parents say they are travelling to Mexico to be "as close as possible to the area they were last seen."
5/3/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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SBS On the Money: A deep dive into the direction of global interest rates

Earlier this week the US Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold there but suggested the next move will be down, however investors in Australia are increasingly pricing in the chance of a rate rise. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves takes a closer look at the future of monetary policy with Drummond Capital Partners' Nick Schoenmaker.
5/3/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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Housing affordability crisis to worsen in "unhealthy" market

The National Housing Supply and Affordability Council has released their first report, which exposes the depths of the crisis engulfing Australia's housing system. It's found that the government is unlikely to meet its ambitious new homes target. SBS has spoken to experts who say more needs to be done to stimulate construction and protect the most vulnerable.
5/3/20247 minutes, 8 seconds
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On World Press Freedom Day, journalists are feeling the heat

Australia has fallen in the rankings of a crucial world press freedom index, going from 27th to 39th. The new listing from Reporters Without Borders has been released in line with World Press Freedom Day. This year's theme is focusing on the role of journalism amid a climate crisis – but environmental reporters are not the only ones at risk.
5/3/20246 minutes, 2 seconds
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Police break up UCLA protest as US urges Hamas to accept ceasefire proposal

As the police step in to stop the pro-Palestinian protests in the United States, Israel's President accuses the protestors of 'shameless hostility'. Meanwhile, a new UN report says 72 percent of all housing in Gaza has been destroyed.
5/2/20245 minutes, 44 seconds
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Disabled artists take to the stage amid concerns of under-representation

21 year-old Kirsten Busby is walking a path that few have gone down before her. The soprano is blind, and is forging a career as an opera singer. But she hopes her story helps to shift the mindset that's contributed to people with disabilities being under-represented in the arts.
5/2/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Concern growing for permanent resident hopefuls with HIV

New research shows that some people living with HIV are choosing cheaper and suboptimal antiretroviral treatment out of fear that their applications for permanent residency will be rejected. Applicants must show that their medical spending will not exceed more than $51,000 over 10 years — a requirement, known as the Significant Cost Threshold. Experts say these rules for migrants are unfair and can compromise Australia’s goal to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
5/2/20244 minutes, 12 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Registered clubs data breach & US holds interest rates

The personal information of around one million registered clubs users may have been compromised. Catalina Florez speaks with online security expert Troy Hunt for more, plus Rhayna Bosch discusses the day's market action with Ben Clark from TMS Capital.
5/2/20248 minutes, 8 seconds
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Are our boots really made for walking? Study says yes

Walking is something many of us take for granted. But a new study has revealed the enormous health benefits that walking just once a week can have, especially for those aged 70 and over.
5/2/20245 minutes, 41 seconds
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US won't support Rafah assault without humanitarian plan, says Blinken

U-S Secretary of State Antony Blinken has visited the site of the October 7 attack on Israel during a trip to the Middle East, as plans continue for a Rafah assault. Back in the United States, protests over the war in Gaza have continued, with hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators arrested on campus at Columbia University in New York City.
5/2/20245 minutes, 36 seconds
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Relationship with India remains strong despite espionage incident

Two foreign spies operating in Australia have been unmasked. While they were forced out of Australia quietly at the time, their nationality - Indian - has only been made public now. At the same time, the government has just unveiled a foreign investment overhaul ... to protect national infrastructure and resources projects.
5/1/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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Was it fair to give instant residency to the 'Bondi Bollard' man?

A refugee advocacy service says granting permanent residency to the 'Bollard Man' who risked his life to protect others shows how 'corrupt' the immigration system is. While those working in the immigration sector support the man being given residency, organisations says its important the thousands of other visa holders who've contributed to the Australian community yet are still waiting for security are not forgotten.
5/1/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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National Cabinet takes a unified position on violence against women

The Federal Government will establish a leaving violence program, to assist people fleeing domestic and family violence. The Prime Minister made the announcement after meeting with state and territory leaders to address the national crisis of gender based violence.
5/1/20245 minutes, 40 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Qantas app glitch & markets tumble

Qantas suffered an app glitch which revealed the flight details of various customers to others, so Rhayna Bosch speaks to technology expert Trevor Long to find out if it is anything to be worried about, plus the day on the sharemarket with Kai Chen from MPC Markets.
5/1/20248 minutes, 27 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Domestic Violence Crisis Service CEO Sue Webeck

The almost $1 billion commitment by the Albanese government in response to the national crisis of gender-based violence may not be enough to support women fleeing domestic violence. Those eligible for the Fleeing Violence Program will be able to access $5,000 in support, with $1,500 paid in cash and $3,500 made up of goods and services, and will be available from July next year. Rania Yallop spoke to CEO of the Canberra-based Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Sue Webeck, about the challenges support services are facing.
5/1/20247 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ceasefire talks continue - as do plans for attack on Rafah

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to go ahead with an attack on Rafah regardless of a potential ceasefire deal with Hamas. It comes as the United Nations has revealed progress has been made toward avoiding famine in Gaza, although significantly more aid is needed.
5/1/20244 minutes, 56 seconds
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US replaces Australia as international students' favourite destination

Australia has fallen from the top spot in university rankings. Australia’s position as a leading study destination has been challenged by high living costs, tuition fees, and visa policy uncertainties, leading to a decline in its university rankings and a two per cent drop in international student preferences.
5/1/20245 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cost of Living Secrets: Visiting your doctor

In this episode of Cost of Living Secrets with Ricardo Goncalves and Peggy Giakoumelos, we talk about saving when visiting your doctor. New South Wales and ACT chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Dr Rebekah Hoffman shares her tips on:
4/30/202422 minutes, 4 seconds
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Passengers stranded as Bonza enters voluntary administration

Budget airline Bonza has gone into voluntary administration after the sudden cancellation of all its flights. Analysts say the carrier is the victim of a dispute over plane leasing arrangements with off-shore partners.
4/30/20242 minutes, 38 seconds
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Australia-India space collaborations launched

The Federal Government has announced $18 million in funding towards collaborative space projects between Australia and India. The investment will allow Australian-based companies to build commercial links with India, which has one of the world's fastest-growing space economies.
4/30/20242 minutes, 44 seconds
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Homicide rates down nationally - unless you're a woman

New data reveals despite a drop in national homicide rates, the number of women killed by an intimate partner in Australia has increased nearly 30 per cent in the last financial year. The Homicide in Australia report has been released, after a week of rallies around the country calling for an end to violence against women.
4/30/20244 minutes, 11 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Bonza enters voluntary administration, so what now for domestic aviation?

Discount carrier Bonza has cancelled services as it discusses its future. Hear from Aviation Analyst Geoff Thomas for his take on Australia's aviation sector, plus Elis McKay from Pendal Group discusses the day's market action, including the latest slump in retail sales.
4/30/202412 minutes, 39 seconds
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US says it is 'way past time' to get to a ceasefire in Gaza

International pressure is mounting on Hamas to accept a proposal by Israel which would allow for a 40-day ceasefire. In the United States, pro-Palestinian protestors at university campuses are facing suspension for failing to disband from a two-week encampment.
4/30/20244 minutes, 13 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Benjamin Law on media representation, Michelle Yeoh and Australian Survivor

SBS speaks to writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law, known for co-creating the TV show Wellmania, and authoring books like The Family Law and Gaysia. Law was featured in Episode Two of Who We Are on the topic of media representation. Here is the extended version of that conversation from 2023.
4/29/202413 minutes, 40 seconds
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Morning News Bulletin 30 April 2024

In this bulletin, growing calls for a sustained approach to the domestic violence crisis; Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan appears before Indigenous truth-telling inquiry; and in football, Ange Postecoglou says referees are overly reliant on new technologies.
4/29/20245 minutes, 47 seconds
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SBS On the Money: BHP's rejected bid; scams; and the fall of the Yen

SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Kyle Rodda from Capital.com for his take on the day on the markets, including BHP's rejected bid for Anglo American and the sharp decline in Japan's Yen. Plus, Stephanie Tonkin from the Consumer Action Law Centre.
4/29/202411 minutes, 30 seconds
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Australians report more scams than ever before

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says older Australians, as well as those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, are among those most at risk.
4/29/20244 minutes, 25 seconds
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New funding to help Koala conservation

One of Australia's most iconic and cuddly creatures is being given a greater chance of survival, with new funding announced for a major conservation hospital in south-west Sydney. There to witness the announcement were two of the hospital's former patients, who were released back into the wild.
4/29/20244 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ceasefire talks resume in Riyadh, ahead of expected assault on Rafah

A Hamas delegation will discuss a ceasefire proposal handed to mediators from Qatar and Egypt, as well as Israel’s response, during a visit to Cairo. Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says only the United States could stop Israel from attacking Rafah.
4/29/20245 minutes, 15 seconds
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Drug offers new hope for Australians with breast cancer

Patients at high risk of their breast cancer returning will soon have access to a treatment that could prevent just that. For some a re-diagnosis is their biggest fear, which is why improved access to a key drug is considered an important step.
4/28/20244 minutes, 28 seconds
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South Africa celebrates end of apartheid anniversary amid growing discontent

South Africa is marking the 30th anniversary since its first democratic elections in which all South Africans could vote. But as another election looms and many South Africans are struggling to make ends meet, questions are being raised about how far the country has progressed since the 1994 vote.
4/28/20244 minutes, 19 seconds
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New research reveals Australian regions at higher risk of cardiac arrest

New research from Monash University has identified the Australian Local Government Areas with the highest rates of cardiac arrest and lowest rates of bystander CPR. Experts say it calls for a targeted educational approach, as survival is doubled when C-P-R is given by bystanders.
4/27/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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Experts call for stronger sanctions regime against Russia

Russia is the most sanctioned country in the world, with a number of countries, including Australia, rolling out restrictions against some individuals and entities in an effort to curb Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. But recent challenges to Australia’s autonomous sanctions regime has experts calling for more enforceable sanctions.
4/27/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Garry Matthews speaks to SBS about truth-telling

Reconciliation Australia and the University of New South Wales have produced a new collaborative report called 'Coming to Terms with the Past', which identifies the barriers and enablers to truth-telling and the strategies to promote historical acceptance. Uncle Garry Matthews is a proud older Gadigal man who has been advocating for truth-telling for decades. He has spoken with Youssef Saudie.
4/27/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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Australia marks Port Arthur anniversary with national gun register reform

The federal government has announced plans for a national firearms register, almost three decades on from the Port Arthur massacre that saw the country's gun laws drastically changed. Some $160 million will be spent across four years on the measure, which Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says will increase community and police safety even further.
4/27/20244 minutes, 56 seconds
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Thousands rally over gendered violence emergency

There are growing calls for tougher action from state and federal governments on what's been described as a 'national emergency' of domestic and gender-based violence. Rallies have been held around the country following two more deaths this week - allegedly perpetrated by men known to the victims.
4/27/20245 minutes, 54 seconds
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Rising cricket star is pushing the boundaries

Hasrat Gill is perhaps cricket's next big talent. She's smashing stereotypes in the game, both here and within her family back home.
4/26/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lawrence turned his life around after hitting rock-bottom. Now he’s helping others start over

Getting a job after a stint in prison isn’t easy - just ask any of the ex-offenders hired by Fruit2Work. The innovative project delivers fruit, milk and pantry items to businesses in two Australian states, and aims to go national. But this project is about a lot more than delivering food.
4/26/20244 minutes, 45 seconds
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Final farewell for security guard who sacrificed his life facing Bondi killer

The family and friends of the security guard who was killed during the Bondi Junction mass stabbing have come together to say goodbye. The Prime Minister, New South Wales Premier, and leaders of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community were also present, hailing Faraz Tahir as a national hero.
4/26/20244 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why do pilot whales beach themselves? Researchers look for answers after latest WA stranding

The deaths of 28 pilot whales in a mass stranding event on a Western Australian beach is the second such event in under a year. There was a similar stranding at Cheynes Beach in Albany in July 2023, where at least 90 of the mammals died. Several theories have been put forward as to why this might be happening, but the true cause remains a mystery.
4/26/20246 minutes, 22 seconds
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Zomi Frankcom and other slain aid workers remembered at Washngton memorial service

A memorial service has been held at the Washington National Cathedral to honour seven World Central Kitchen aid workers killed earlier this month by Israeli airstrikes. It comes as a United Nations Special Rapporteur has called for an arms and oil embargo on Israel.
4/26/20245 minutes
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EXPLAINER: Why are Jewish settlements in the West Bank controversial?

The past week has seen a surge of violence in the West Bank; much of it involving Jewish settlers. Groups monitoring settlement activity there say Israel has appropriated record amounts of land this year, as the war in Gaza rages.
4/26/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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New York court overturns Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction

The rape conviction of former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been overturned by New York 's highest court. It's reopened a painful chapter in America’s reckoning with sexual misconduct by powerful figures — an era that began in 2017 and helped launch the #MeToo movement.
4/26/20246 minutes, 25 seconds
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Veterans celebrated and remembered on Anzac Day

Scores of people have come together for ceremonies marking this year's Anzac Day. Ceremonies have been held locally and across the world to honour the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who gave their lives during the Gallipoli campaign in World War I, as well as those who continue to serve until this day.
4/25/20245 minutes, 3 seconds
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Journey to Hellfire Pass an ANZAC pilgrimage

In Thailand, a ceremony is held each Anzac Day to honour the more than 2,800 Australian prisoners of war, who died while being forced by the Japanese army to work on the Thai Burma Railway. For one serving ADF sergeant, making the journey to Hellfire Pass near Kanchanaburi is an opportunity to honour her great uncle, who was held captive there for two and a half years.
4/25/20245 minutes, 20 seconds
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Australia pauses for ANZAC dawn services

Thousands of people gather across Australia and overseas in recognition of ANZAC Day. The sombre day commemorates the Gallipoli campaign in World War I, as well as Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have fought in subsequent conflicts and who continue to serve in the armed forces today.
4/25/20247 minutes, 18 seconds
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Aid trucks enter Gaza but humanitarian crisis is not easing

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to worsen, despite aid trucks crossing into Rafah. America has committed to support Israel while at the same time increasing aid for the people of Gaza. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming under more pressure to bring home the hostages taken by Hamas on October 7th, with protests outside his own home - but he's being highly critical of pro-Palestinian protests at university and college campuses across the United States.
4/24/20245 minutes, 50 seconds
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Report revives hope Indigenous stories can be truthfully told

A new report has identified barriers to effective truth-telling between First Nations and non-Indigenous people. The research by University of New South Wales and Reconciliation Australia has sparked calls on further action from local councils and government departments to better their truth-telling processes.
4/24/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Bondi 'Bollard' Men speak with SBS French after their act of bravery

The French construction workers who fended off the Westfield Bondi Junction stabbing attacker with bollards say they are looking forward to life returning to some form of normalcy. Their act of bravery has catapulted them into the public eye, leading them to be dubbed the "bollard men". They spoke to SBS French's Gregory Plesse and Leo Roussel about what's happened in the days since the attack on April 13.
4/24/20244 minutes, 8 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Anthony Albanese on the Kokoda track

SBS's Pablo Vinales talks to Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and PNG's Prime Minister James Marape while the two men follow the challenging 16 kilometre Kokoda track to the Isurava Memorial site, for the Anzac Day dawn service. The Kokoda Track is a symbol of the courage, sacrifice, and resilience of both Australian and Papua New Guinean soldiers who defended against the Japanese advance. Stretching through rugged mountain terrain and dense jungle in Papua New Guinea, the trail was a crucial lifeline during the Pacific campaign. Its challenging terrain, coupled with sometimes harsh weather conditions, tests the endurance of all who traverse it.
4/24/20246 minutes, 45 seconds
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Counter terrorism police arrest seven after Sydney church stabbing

Authorities say over 400 police were involved in the execution of 13 search warrants across south-western Sydney. A further five people are believed to be assisting police with their inquiries.
4/24/20242 minutes, 32 seconds
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'A cauldron of extremist poison': AFP and ASIO seek access to encrypted data on social media

Australia's top intelligence and police bosses have made a joint appeal to social media giants to allow them to access encrypted platforms. The federal police and domestic spy agency are warning the hidden applications are allowing terrorism, extremism and child exploitation to fester.
4/24/20244 minutes, 18 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Surprise inflation result pushes back rate cut expectations

Inflation in Australia has eased to an annual rate of 3.6% but it is more than expected. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Devika Shivakedar from RSM Australia to find out what it means for interest rates, plus Mark Gardner from MPC Markets on the sharemarket reaction.
4/24/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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"It’s really a weird feeling": French construction workers reflect on Bondi heroics

Two French citizens who fended off the attacker responsible for the Westfield Bondi stabbing say the days since the attack have been a whirlwind. They grabbed bollards to keep the attacker at a distance - and that act of bravery has catapulted them into the public eye both in Australia and in France.
4/24/20245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mass protests at US colleges as Israel orders new evacuations

The United Nations human rights commissioner says he's horrified by reports of mass graves containing hundreds of bodies in Gaza. Meanwhile, the Israeli military has ordered new evacuations in northern Gaza - with aid groups saying they have no knowledge such plans.
4/24/20244 minutes, 30 seconds
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'Survivors from a moment in time': Ancient spears handed back

More than 250 years after they were first taken, four spears, stolen by Captain James Cook and his crew after they arrived at Botany Bay, have been repatriated to their traditional owners. Representatives of the La Perouse Aboriginal Community traveled to Cambridge University in England where the artifacts, known as the ‘Gweagal Spears’ had been kept since 1771. It follows a 30-year campaign to see the spears returned to country.
4/23/20245 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cost of Living Secrets: Supermarkets

In the first episode of Cost of Living Secrets with Ricardo Goncalves and Peggy Giakoumelos, we talk about saving at the supermarket. Professor Nitika Garg a consumer behaviour researcher at the University of New South Wales shares her tips. * How to spot the tricks used by supermarkets to make you spend more. * How does product placement affect the cost of items? * Colourful price stickers - what do they mean? * Is perfect produce really better than the rough stuff?
4/23/202423 minutes, 32 seconds
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UN refugee award recognises 'amazing' effort in empowering others

There are people who show incredible resilience under the most difficult circumstances and Hedayat Osyan is one of them. The 32 year-old fled Afghanistan 15 years ago and has since built a thriving business helping others. Now he's been honoured with the UNHCR Les Murray Award for Refugee Recognition.
4/23/20243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Wally "The King" Lewis shares his story to plead for brain injury research funding

Rugby league icon Wally Lewis has made an impassioned plea for further funding into concussion and traumatic brain injury research. The Queensland great used his address at the National Press Club to open up about his experience with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
4/23/20245 minutes, 35 seconds
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Soaring government spending on housing yet to ease rental crisis

A new report by Anglicare Australia shows rental affordability for people on low incomes is the worst it's ever been, despite increased government spending on housing. Advocates across the housing sector say governments need to take a hands-on approach and start funding long-term solutions - as well as looking for the "quick wins".
4/23/20247 minutes, 54 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Housing crisis to get worse before it gets better

Businesses say a signficant concern is the housing crisis which is expected to get worse before it gets better. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Stephen Smith from Deloitte Access Economics to find out more, plus the day on the sharemarket with Mathan Somasundaram from Deep Data Analystics.
4/23/202412 minutes, 56 seconds
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Families seek bodies of loved ones in chaos of Khan Younis

Palestinian authorities have unearthed more than 200 bodies from a mass grave in Khan Younis, as the United Nations warns trauma could lead to a mental health crisis in Gaza for years to come. An independent review into the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees says it has found some neutrality-related issues, but has not received any evidence of terrorist collaboration. Meanwhile, Israel's chief of military intelligence has resigned, as the families of Israeli hostages mark Passover 200 days after October 7th.
4/23/20246 minutes, 7 seconds
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Slain Bondi guard remembered with nationwide blood donation drive

A Muslim youth organisation has partnered with the Red Cross to launch a blood donation drive. Red Cross Lifeblood will work in partnership with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Australia group, a leading Islamic organisation advocating for peace and harmony across the globe. Organisers believe it will honour the legacy of the six people killed in the Bondi Westfield attack.
4/23/20244 minutes, 17 seconds
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UK Parliament passes Rwanda bill deporting asylum seekers

After lengthy debate in the UK over migration legislation, the Rwanda bill has passed after opposition and crossbenchers gave way. The bill - which will see migrants classed by the -K Government as 'illegal' flown to Rwanda - will now need to be granted royal assent to become law.
4/23/20244 minutes, 55 seconds
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Who we are: Code switching - What is it and why do we do it?

Code switching is something many people do and experience, often without realising it. While code switching is extremely nuanced and contextual, it’s often experienced to a heightened degree for people from racially marginalised backgrounds, especially in situations where they feel culturally unsafe. In this episode Hannah Kwon speaks to mental health and intersectionality expert Budi Sudarto and youth advocate Catherine Madziva on both their positive and negative experiences with code switching.
4/22/202420 minutes, 2 seconds
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SBS On the Money: South Australia leads nation's economy & shares rebound

South Australia is the nation's leading economy according to CommSec's quarterly State of the States report. John Baldock speaks with Craig James to find out more. Plus SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves finds out why the market is breathing a sigh of relief with Elio D'Amato from Stockopedia.
4/22/202411 minutes, 45 seconds
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Can't arrest our way out of drug crisis, say health experts

Health experts are warning of new super-strength synthetic opioids making their way into Australia with deadly consequences. They're up to fifty times stronger than fentanyl and have already been linked to a string of fatal heroin overdoses.
4/22/20242 minutes, 34 seconds
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Every dog has its day - especially Australian TV favourite Bluey

Australian animated television series 'Bluey' has been recognised for its cultural impact and international success at the Australian High Commission in London. The show premiered in 2018 and has since become one of most watched children's programs in the world.
4/22/20242 minutes, 30 seconds
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US considers sanctions against IDF unit accused of West Bank abuses

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will fight any such measures, using his Passover address to pledge to secure the release of the remaining hostages in Gaza.
4/22/20244 minutes, 34 seconds
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Nations call to reduce plastic use by 60% by 2040

'Planet versus the plastics' is the new call to arms for Earth Day 2024, which is calling for a 60 per cent reduction in plastic use by 2040. The United Nations Environment Program has found humans produce 400 million tonnes of plastic waste each year.
4/22/20243 minutes, 52 seconds
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South Australia's Riverland region bursting back to life after floods

It's been just over a year since South Australia's River Murray burst its banks in the biggest flood since 1956. For months flooding from high rainfall interstate put thousands of hectares of agricultural land under water and inundated 3500 houses. But it also pumped much needed water through the ailing southern end of the Murray Darling basin. South Australian correspondent Peta Doherty toured the Pike Floodplains in the Riverland with Indigenous rangers from River Murray and Mallee Country.
4/21/20245 minutes, 9 seconds
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Labor and Coalition join forces to curb misinformation after Sydney stabbing attacks

In the wake of the attacks in Sydney, graphic images and false information were spread on social media. Both the government and opposition want social media companies to be vigilant about removing harmful material - warning they're not above Australian law.
4/21/20245 minutes, 33 seconds
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US House votes on long-awaited aid bill for Ukraine, Israel

The United States House of Representatives has finally passed a multi-billion dollar aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Ukraine's President has expressed his gratitude, but some Republicans are 'furious', calling for U-S House Speaker Mike Johnson to be ousted as leader.
4/21/20244 minutes, 6 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Alice Springs Mayor Matt Paterson on what happens now after youth curfew

The Mayor of Alice Springs, Matt Paterson, speaks to SBS about the impact of the three-week youth curfew on the town's Aboriginal children.
4/20/20246 minutes, 53 seconds
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Overcrowded housing under scrutiny amid influenza outbreak

A flu outbreak in a Far North Queensland Indigenous community has put the issue of housing in the spotlight. The outbreak has also prompted a vaccination drive in the town of Yarrabah.
4/20/20243 minutes, 57 seconds
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Video killed the radio star - but not vinyl, say record fans

Once upon a time, vinyl records dominated as a popular way to experience music - but eventually, were supplanted by CDs and streaming services. Now, an international event has been held to celebrate and promote the format, which is enjoying a surge in popularity amongst music fans and artists.
4/20/20242 minutes, 59 seconds
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Three Australians joining challenge to Israeli sea blockade of Gaza

The group will travel from Istanbul as part of the so-called Freedom Flotilla that aims to deliver aid to the devastated territory of Gaza. Their mission goes against the advice of the Australian government - but the activists say their actions are necessary.
4/20/20244 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fears that Iran-Israel warfare is coming out of the shadows

Iran's foreign minister has sought to play down a suspected Israeli attack on Iran, following reports of explosions near the city of Isfahan. World leaders are meanwhile calling for restraint.
4/20/20244 minutes, 9 seconds
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Qantas reassures customers amid air travel disruptions due to conflict

As world leaders urge restraint amid the latest Iran-Israel tensions and ponder what comes next, the instability has already caused significant disruption to the aviation industry. Qantas is reassuring its customers as air passengers face cancellations and diversions after airlines re-draw their flight paths across the Middle East region.
4/19/20245 minutes, 33 seconds
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One third of Australians say they’re lonely. This is how Masarrat found new friends

More Australians are experiencing loneliness and mental distress this year, according to a recent report. Almost 35 per cent blamed a lack of connection and adequate support services. This community project offers a vibrant solution
4/19/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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Wealth inequality gap growing in Australia, according to new study

New research shows that nearly half of the nation's wealth is held by the richest 10 per cent of Australian households. It has put the spotlight on the stark inequality between the most and least financially capable.
4/19/20243 minutes, 56 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Business insolvencies rising, investors spooked by escalating tensions in Middle East

SBS On the ASIC says 10,000 businesses will have called in the administrators this financial year, marking the most in more than 10 years. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Patrick Coghlan from CreditorWatch to find out what it says about the economy, plus Jessica Amir from Moomoo goes through the day's sharemarket action as investors react to an escalation in tensions in the Middle East.
4/19/202411 minutes, 55 seconds
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Faith leaders, PM calling for respect, community harmony

Leaders from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities in Sydney have jointly condemned the violence and divisive rhetoric that's emerged following two separate stabbing attacks in Sydney.
4/19/20246 minutes, 56 seconds
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US wields veto power in Security Council to deny full UN membership to Palestine

The United States has effectively stopped the United Nations from recognising a Palestinian state by using its veto in the Security Council to deny Palestinians full membership of the organisation. It comes as Iran warns Israel not to retaliate against the Iranian strike last weekend.
4/19/20244 minutes, 39 seconds
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First Nations people especially vulnerable to drug-related deaths

The so-called 'war on drugs' has been waged in the US since at least the 1970s, when then President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act and declared drug abuse as “public enemy number one.” In Australia, there have been similar efforts to battle drug trafficking and use. As prescription opioids overtake heroin as a public health emergency, those efforts have expanded to restrict the control and supply of those substances too. First Nations people have been much more heavily impacted by substance issues and official responses than the non-Indigenous population. In this Episode of The Too Hard Basket, and in the final story of a three part series on drugs in Australia, we look at how these issues play out for Indigenous communities.
4/18/202413 minutes, 58 seconds
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Indian voters begin casting their ballots in epic seven stage election

The largest democratic exercise ever undertaken will begin in India tomorrow, with the start of parliamentary elections to decide the country’s lower house, known as the Lok Sabha. It’s an epic undertaking over a vast area encompassing desserts, jungles and the Himalayas.
4/18/20245 minutes, 7 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Anthony Albanese

Police have been warning people who took part in the retaliatory riots following Monday’s church stabbing in Sydney’s West to expect a knock on the door. They are looking for at least 50 suspects among the 2,000 people they estimate descended on the Church of the Good Shepherd. As political and religious leaders call for calm, people paid their respects at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction. For the first time since Saturday’s stabbing attack, it opened its doors, NOT for shopping, but to remember those who lost their lives. After a week that won't be forgotten for a long time, in an extended interview SBS's Janice Petersen spoke to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and asked him for his reaction to the incidents and if he was worried about Australia's social cohesion.
4/18/202414 minutes, 5 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Australia's unemployment rate rises, so what does that mean for jobs and interest rates?

Australia's jobless rate rose to 3.8% in March as employment fell by 6,600. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Blair Chapman from ANZ to find out what it means for the economy, plus the day on the markets with Ben Richards from Seneca Financial Solutions.
4/18/20248 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kicking back: Melbourne inmates score life lessons

Sport can be an important teacher of life lessons. In the UK that idea has seen a network of professional football clubs work to help prisoners who want to better themselves. It's a program now making strides in Melbourne.
4/18/20243 minutes, 31 seconds
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Boeing whistleblower alleges physical threats over safety fears

A Boeing engineer has told the U-S Congress he was physically threatened after raising safety concerns about some of company's planes. Whistleblower Sam Salehpour has appeared before a congressional investigation into safety at Boeing.
4/18/20243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Security, diversity and the Seine under scrutiny as Paris Olympics approach

As the countdown to the Paris Olympics drops below 100 days, the question of holding the opening ceremony on the river Seine has been highlighted. Organisers have planned a parade of about 10,500 athletes through the heart of the French capital on boats on the Seine amid security concerns.
4/18/20244 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is Australia winning 'the war on drugs'?

Most of us might be familiar with the term 'the war on drugs'. In the US, it's been waged since the 1970s, when then President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act and declared drug abuse as “public enemy number one.” In Australia, there have been similar efforts historically to battle drug trafficking and drug use. On today's episode of The Too Hard Basket, we look at how state and federal governments are now handling these issues, and if a hardline approach is still the answer. This is the second story in a three part series on drugs in Australia.
4/17/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Powell points to high US rates for longer

US Federal Reserve Chair Jermoe Powell sees US interest rates staying high for longer given the nation's resilient economy. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Julia Lee from State Street SPDR ETFs State Street Global Advisors for more, including the day's market reaction.
4/17/20245 minutes, 26 seconds
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Indigenous-led businesses boosting Australia's economy

Indigenous-led businesses and traders are having a growing impact on the nation’s economy, a new snapshot has shown. Their growing impact doesn't just extend to monetary value, but also more opportunity and self determination for Indigenous people.
4/17/20242 minutes, 40 seconds
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Opioid use in Australia: have government restrictions avoided the crisis faced in the USA?

Most of us might be familiar with the term 'the war on drugs'. In the US, it's been waged since the 1970s, when then President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act and declared drug abuse as “public enemy number one.” But today, it's not so much illicit drugs but prescription medication that the US is fighting, with deaths from prescription opioids reaching crisis levels. Authorities in Australia have been keen to avoid a similar emergency here, introducing restrictions in 2020 to limit their supply. In this episode of the Too Hard Basket series, SBS looks at how effective these changes have been so far - and what else needs to be done. This is the first in a three-part series investigating drugs in Australia.
4/17/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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The curfew in Alice Springs is over; but did it work?

The Alice Springs youth curfew has come to an end with the town's mayor and the Northern Territory chief minister praising it as a success. The measure was aimed at addressing a recent surge in violent crime in the Central Australian town. However, some First Nations residents and lawyers have criticised the extreme measure calling it a band-aid solution at best.
4/17/20248 minutes, 51 seconds
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Israel mulls response to Iran's weekend missile strike

Israel has vowed to respond to an attack by Iran and to send troops into Gaza's overcrowded Rafah area in its war against Hamas. Meanwhile, the United States and the European Union are considering imposing sanctions on Iran following the strike.
4/17/20244 minutes, 36 seconds
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Australia criticised over declining foreign aid investments

There are calls for Australia to increase its spending on foreign aid as an investment in future stability and prosperity. Recent data shows a decade of declining or stagnant foreign aid investments by Australia is working against the nation's best interests.
4/16/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Albanese: 'There is no place for violence in our community'

A second stabbing attack in three days has put residents on edge in Sydney, even as officials deem there are no further threats to security. Community leaders say the feeling of safety has been shattered - and it's important at this time for everyone to come together.
4/16/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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INTERVIEW: The Solomon Islands' crucial elections will be closely watched by Australia

Voters in Solomon Islands go to the polls on Wednesday in joint national and provincial elections, with caretaker Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare hoping to win a fifth non-consecutive term in power. The vote - initially scheduled for 2023 - was delayed by Mr Sogavare, due to the country hosting the Pacific Games late last year. It's an election that Australia and regional partners are watching closely, as China cements its influence, after Mr Sogavare opted for closer diplomatic ties to Beijing. SBS reporter Richelle Harrison Plesse is in the capital of the Solomon Islands, Honiara. She told Biwa Kwan the unfolding geopolitical tussle is far from many voters' minds.
4/16/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef is 'a wake up call'

Coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time - a result of warming ocean waters - driven in part, by climate change. The event is expected to be the most extensive on record. For Australia's Great Barrier Reef, it's the fifth mass bleaching event in eight years.
4/16/20243 minutes, 44 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Australian dollar hits 5 month low and sharemarket tumbles on international events

Stronger than expected US retail sales data reflected the resilience of the US economy, prompting fears the nation may delay expected cuts to interest rates there. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Jamie Hannah from VanEck for more including the added concerns about the growing geopolitical risks.
4/16/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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Researchers uncover three kangaroos 'of gigantic proportions'

Palaeontologists at South Australia's Flinders University have discovered three historic species of giant kangaroo native to Australia and New Guinea. The giant kangaroos - called 'Protemnodon'- are megafauna that roamed the earth between five million until 40 thousand years ago. The research solves a scientific puzzle about how many species of these giants existed.
4/16/20243 minutes, 51 seconds
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International community faces scrutiny over desperate humanitarian crisis in Sudan

The United Nations Secretary-General has marked the one-year anniversary of fighting in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. It comes as international donors pledge more than 3 billion dollars ((US$2.1 billion)) in humanitarian aid for Sudan after the war has pushed its population to the brink of famine.
4/16/20244 minutes, 1 second
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Who we are: How learning Wiradjuri helped saved Geoff's life

When Geoff Anderson suffered a horrific work accident, he fell into a deep depression. Then one day he received a knock on the door that would change his life, leading him to discover his Indigenous heritage language and gain a new perspective on life. In this episode Hannah Kwon chats to Geoff Anderson about his journey from suffering a mental health breakdown to eventually turning his life around through the discovery of the Wiradjuri language. We also hear about the unique discovery made by linguistic and language revival expert Ghil’ad Zuckermann and how it led him to meet and collaborate with Barngarla woman Emmalene Richards
4/15/202416 minutes, 55 seconds
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Court rules that Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins

Bruce Lehrmann's defamation case against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson has failed, with a Federal Court judge finding he did rape Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in March 2019. Ms Wilkinson and Ten say the finding is a vindication of the truth in their reporting and should be a warning to others.
4/15/20245 minutes, 36 seconds
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Surrogate mothers helping sea otters pups return to the wild

California sea otters were almost hunted to extinction by the start of the last century. Now a new program aims to pair stranded otter pups with surrogate mothers to help boost the population and save California's coastline.
4/15/20244 minutes, 21 seconds
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INTERVIEW; Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa talks exclusively to SBS

Ecuador’s president Daniel Noboa has thrust his country into the international spotlight over the past few days as never before. He ordered a raid on Mexico’s embassy, provoking international outcry - and the army will continue to operate on the streets of this country after a proclamation that a state of internal army conflict persists. SBS Reporter Prue Lewarne is the first international broadcast journalist to have been given such access to President Noboa.
4/15/20248 minutes, 39 seconds
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Restraint urged following Iranian missile attack

The United Nations Secretary General, along with other world leaders have called for restraint after Iran's attack on Israel. International leaders, including Australia's prime minister Anthony Albanese have also condemned Iran for the attack. The United States says it will not join any possible Israeli counterattack on Iran, warning Israel's Prime Minister to think carefully.
4/15/20244 minutes, 43 seconds
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Medicinal cannabis boom complicates drug testing

Medicinal cannabis has been legal in Australia for eight years. Although it's legal, the drug still can affect people's ability to work and drive because of limitations of drug testing regimes. Now, the Victorian Government is looking at whether there's a better way to manage medicinal cannabis use in the workplace.
4/14/20249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Iran launches first ever direct military assault on Israel

Iran has launched its first ever direct military assault on Israel, firing hundreds of bomb-carrying drones and missiles at its long-time enemy. Iranian officials warn Israel and its allies a larger-scale attack will follow if they retaliate, as the UN Security Council convenes an emergency meeting on the issue.
4/14/20244 minutes, 43 seconds
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Police identify attacker in mass stabbing that has left six people dead

New South Wales Police have launched an investigation into a stabbing attack that killed six people at a busy shopping centre in the eastern suburbs. Police say the attacker was a 40-year-old man suffering from mental health issues and has no links to terrorism.
4/14/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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Palestinians revive 'historic moment', calling for full UN membership

Palestinians have renewed their bid to join the United Nations as a full member. It’s being reviewed by the Security Council – where it’s predicted one member will stop the application going any further. But analysts say the UN General Assembly could work to give Palestinians a more elevated status at the world’s governing body. SBS explains what may happen:
4/13/20244 minutes, 21 seconds
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Plastic fantastic: From treasured toys - to toyland treasure

Old plastic to some, treasured memories for others. The toy collecting market now means big money. At a Toy Collector's Fair in Birmingham in the UK, around 3,000 collectors and over 550 sellers are hunting for a bargain or looking for the "Holy Grail" toy to complete their collections. Can the toys of our childhoods really be worth thousands of dollars?
4/13/20243 minutes, 57 seconds
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No DMZ here: bringing North and South Koreans together

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has warned that his country must be more ready for war now than ever before in the latest escalation of aggressive rhetoric from the communist regime . It follows the test launch of an advanced type of intermediate-range ballistic missile earlier this month. In January, North Korea abandoned its policy of reunification with the South, labelling it as the principle enemy, and abolishing government agencies responsible for cooperation. But in the Korean diaspora in Australia, hopes of peace and unity live on. Defectors and their families have come together for a rare meeting with South Korean migrants, to strengthen ties outside the Korean Peninsula.
4/13/20245 minutes, 40 seconds
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Multiple deaths after stabbing attack in Sydney

Six people have been killed and a man has been shot dead by police after he attacked several people at a busy shopping centre in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Emergency services were called to Westfield Bondi Junction on Saturday afternoon with the attack plunging Bondi Junction into chaos.
4/13/20243 minutes, 57 seconds
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Israeli officials taking precautions to fend off threat from Iran

Tensions between Iran and Israel continue, with Iranian officials claiming they are prepared to retaliate at any moment for an attack reportedly by Israel on their consulate in Damascus. The US says an attack could come at any moment, with President Joe Biden urging Iran to reconsider before taking any action that could further escalate tensions in the region.
4/13/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Step inside the world of mega-fandom

Celebrities and public figures have been adored and admired for centuries, but why is that? Self-proclaimed mega fans admit they are consumed in their respected fandoms with an almost evangelical intensity. But do the positives outweigh the negatives?
4/12/20247 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sujan’s project helps disadvantaged students get online. And it has other benefits, too

Australians are among the world’s highest users of new technology, purchasing nearly 5 million new computers every year. Many discarded computers then end up in landfill. One entrepreneur aims to change that.
4/12/20244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Meta reveals tools it claims will help combat 'sextortion'

Social media giant Meta has unveiled a range of new tools it claims will help combat the growing issue of intimate abuse and sexual extortion online - particularly among minors. The features will be tested on the company's social media platform Instagram, but some experts caution they don't go far enough.
4/12/20243 minutes, 52 seconds
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INTERVIEW: UNICEF aid workers in Gaza say they were shot at

The UN's children's fund says one of its vehicles came under fire while attemptng to deliver aid to northern Gaza. Travelling with the convoy was Australian spokeswoman for UNICEF, Tess Ingram. SBS's Catalina Flores spoke with her to find out how the attack unfolded.
4/12/20243 minutes, 43 seconds
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SBS On the Money: ECB holds rates & the relationship between uranium and AI

The ECB held official interest rates but said it is not tied to the US Federal Reserve saying cuts are on the cards. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Dianne Colledge from Morgans for more as she also explains the relationship between uranium and AI.
4/12/20247 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cash used to be king; but more people are saying no to coins and notes

Since the pandemic, the concept of cash has been waning. Some businesses no longer accept coins and notes, whilst others are reluctant to take your currency. Whilst most people prefer to use digital payments, everyone could be impacted if cash dispersal from Australia.
4/12/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Australia urges Iran to show restraint over tensions with Israel

Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong says Australia is deeply concerned Iran may be preparing military action against Israel. Iran is vowing revenge after what they allege was an Israeli airstrike in April on their embassy in Syria that reportedly killed a top Iranian general and six military officers.
4/12/20243 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ukraine energy grid under seige by Russia

Russia has destroyed a major power plant in Kyiv in an escalation of its attack on the Ukrainian energy system. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy is calling on western allies to increase their support towards his country through the provision of air defence supplies.
4/12/20245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Manufacturing and Assange on the agenda in a busy day in politics

The Prime Minister has unveiled a new plan to revitalise manufacturing in Australia as part of a shift to renewable energy.
4/11/20244 minutes, 52 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Inflation in the US reignites, so what does that mean for potential interest rates cuts?

SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Damien Boey from Barrenjoey about the implications of a rise in US inflation to 3.5%
4/11/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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Authorities try to lower Indigenous smoking rates in Far North Queensland

The problem has been found to be more acute as communities become more remote. Now, an anti-smoking campaign is trying to reach those communities, with the aim of providing resources for addicted smokers to help them quit.
4/11/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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EU Migration and Asylum rules go through - but it's taken a decade.

The European Union has approved a historic reform of its migration and asylum laws, hoping to manage the entry of thousands of people without authorization. The EU's Pact on Migration and Asylum has been in the works since 2015, but has faced criticism from human rights groups. The laws are set to come into force in two years.
4/11/20245 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hamas leader says sons and grandchildren killed by Israeli air strike

Israel's military confirmed the strike saying, it had eliminated three Hamas military wing operatives in the central Gaza Strip.
4/11/20244 minutes, 43 seconds
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Archaeologists upend what we thought we knew about early Indigenous Australians

Archaeologists have discovered ancient Indigenous artifacts on an island off Cape York, challenging the long held notion that Indigenous Australians did not make pottery. The discovery of 82 pieces of Indigenous pottery on Jiigurru is the earliest ever identified in Australia, and provides a glimpse into just how far back the craftsmanship and innovation of Australia's Traditional Owners really stretches.
4/10/20246 minutes, 7 seconds
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Other countries keen to join AUKUS

The AUKUS security pact could expand to include collaboration with other like-minded countries. The pact's three founding partners - Australia, the UK and the US - say they are considering involving Japan in specific defence technology projects. Analysts say there are both advantages and disadvantages with expanding the arrangement.
4/10/20248 minutes, 1 second
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Climate inaction by governments ruled to be a human rights violation

In a landmark ruling...Europe’s top human rights court has found the Swiss government is not doing enough to combat climate change. Experts say it could unleash a new wave of climate litigation. The verdict suggests governments are legally obligated to meet their climate targets under human rights law.
4/10/20244 minutes, 42 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Biggest merger reform in 50 years on the way

The federal government is looking to give the ACCC more power to preside over mergers and acquisitions. Hear from Pradeep Philip from Deloitte Access Economics about what it means, plus SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Josh Gilbert from eToro for his wrap of the day's action on the sharemarket.
4/10/202411 minutes, 18 seconds
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Recognition of Palestinian statehood is 'only hope' to end violence, Penny Wong says

Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong says the recognition of a Palestinian state is "the only hope to break the endless cycle of violence" in the Middle East. It comes as the negotiations continue for a ceasefire in Gaza.
4/10/20247 minutes, 41 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Patricia Scotland warns some Pacific Island countries may disappear

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is raising the alarm about disappearing Pacific Islands, and the potential for larger Commonwealth nations to become the new homes for climate refugees. She’s upped the ante on the need for developed Commonwealth countries to cut emissions and spend more on climate adaption in an interview from Samoa with SBS. Baroness Scotland has made an appeal for developed nations like Australia to speed up the clean energy transition, as federal budget deliberations here reach their final stages. Ahead of a Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Samoa later this year, Baroness Patricia Scotland has also warned some Commonwealth countries in the Pacific could soon cease to exist... and it would be inconscionable not to act. She's speaking to SBS Chief Political Correspondent Anna Henderson from the Samoan capital Apia.
4/9/202415 minutes
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SBS On the Money: What it will take to lift consumer sentiment from historic lows?

Outside of the deep recession of the early 1990s, pessimistic consumer sentiment is now running at its second most protracted period since Westpac started measuring it in the mid-1970s. So SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with Westpac Senior Economist Matt Hassan for more, plus the day on the markets with Raaz Bhuyan from Wavestone Capital.
4/9/202411 minutes, 51 seconds
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New defence chief takes the helm

Australia has a new chief of the Defence Force, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promoting the current vice-chief into the top job. It's the first time in more than two decades the role has gone to someone in the Navy as maritime security pushes to the forefront of Australia's defence priorities.
4/9/20244 minutes, 24 seconds
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Eid al-Fitr in Middle East is very different this year

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a date has been set for an Israeli invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza. The United Nations Security Council president referred the Palestinian Authority's application to become a full member of the world body to the committee on the admission of new members.
4/9/20245 minutes, 50 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Kasy Chambers from Anglicare says Welfare payments are too low

A social welfare organisation is calling on the federal government to increase social security payments after its latest research found Australians on welfare are struggling to survive one of the toughest cost of living crises in decades.Research by Anglicare Australia has found in the past two years, housing costs went up by 22 per cent while food and grocery prices rose 17 per cent and electricity costs by 17 per cent. Executive Director of Anglicare Australia Kasy Chambers told SBS's Hannah Kwon that lower income households are being forced to spend a greater proportion of their income on essential goods.
4/9/202411 minutes, 10 seconds
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Farmers switch to 'natural' farming methods for resilience to extreme weather

Farmers in India say using biofertilisers instead of artificial chemicals helps the plants to survive storms, flooding and dry weather.
4/9/20245 minutes, 33 seconds
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INTERVIEW: "I hate my life now..."; this was Yusuf Zahab's terrifying experience in a Kurdish jail

Western Sydney schoolboy Yusuf Zahab was taken to Syria with his family to live under IS in 2015. He was swept up into the adult Kurdish prison system and feared dead. In this second part of his interview with SBS Dateline's Colin Cosier in an undisclosed Kurdish-controlled part of northeast Syria, he talks about what happened to him in jail.
4/8/202424 minutes, 48 seconds
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Who we are: How accurately are we portrayed on our screens?

Identity can mean different things to different people. Films and shows are often the first idea we get about people outside of our own communities. But how accurate is the representation of modern Australia that we see on our screens? This is 'Who We Are', a special podcast series where we take a closer look at what identity means in Australia today. This episode explores how identity is represented through the arts.
4/8/202415 minutes, 4 seconds
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Supermarket review recommends hefty fines, tougher code of conduct

An interim report into Australia's supermarket code of conduct has recommended a mandatory framework, with fines of up to $10 million for retailers that misbehave. But former Labor Minister Craig Emerson, who led the review, has stopped short of suggesting divestiture powers.
4/8/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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SBS On the Money: Qantas introduces a new way to redeem points. Will it customers and investors like it?

Qantas is introducing a new class of points called Classic Plus. Will it improve customer satisfaction? It'll cost the airline $120m and mean greater ease at using points for flights, so SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with analysts Angus Hewitt, CFA from Morningstar Australia and Alex Pikoulas, CFA from Harper Bernays to find out more. Plus Hans Hendrischke from the University of Sydney looks to the improving relations between China and Australia as investment from the nation falls.
4/8/202420 minutes, 27 seconds
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It's been 30 years since the Rwandan genocide. SBS looks at the history of tensions that led to the massacre

April the 7th marked the 'International Day of Reflection' on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. But the genocide was preceded by decades of ethnic tensions and political instability.
4/8/20246 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shiny tiles and same-coloured walls: seeing the world through the eyes of people with dementia

Maree McCabe is the CEO of Dementia Australia, an organisation that offers advocacy and support to people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers. She has spoken with Deborah Groarke on the importance of understanding how a person living with the condition sees the world. For more information on dementia, contact Dementia Australia's hotline on 1800 100 500.
4/8/202416 minutes
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Protests and condemnation as Gaza war reaches six month mark

The head of the World Central Kitchen has called for scrutiny of the Israeli airstrike which killed seven aid personnel in Gaza. Australia has appointed a special adviser who will monitor Israel's response to the attack.
4/8/20245 minutes, 35 seconds
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Calls for the release of Australian Robert Pether from Iraqi prison

There are grave concerns for the welfare of Australian man Robert Pether who says he's being unlawfully held and tortured in Iraq. Three years since his detainment - family and advocates are desperately calling on the government to bring him home
4/7/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Body of Israeli hostage found ahead of truce talks in Egypt

Israel's military has announced that it has recovered the body of Elad Katzir, one of the remaining Israeli hostages held by Hamas. The announcement has sparked a massive protest on the streets of Tel Aviv, with people calling for the resignation of the Israeli government.
4/7/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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New portal is helping those helping people with dementia

Dementia currently affects more than 400,000 people across Australia and is the country's second leading cause of death for women. The numbers of those affected are only expected to grow as the population ages. A national training organisation has now developed an online portal to help people find the training they need to better care for their patients and loved ones.
4/6/20245 minutes, 56 seconds
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Starting over: the community group helping newly arrived refugees

For many refugees, starting life in a new country can be overwhelming but a supportive community can help navigate the many challenges. That's the idea behind an innovative pilot program which recruits small groups of volunteers to help and mentor refugees for 12 months after arrival. Now there are calls to expand the program to make it easier for Australians to sponsor family members or refugees they already know.
4/6/20245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Heavy rainfall lashes Australia's eastern coast

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate after heavy rainfall struck Australia's eastern coast, including parts of New South Wales and Queensland. The Bureau of Meteorology says the impacts of the wild weather will continue throughout the weekend.
4/6/20246 minutes, 13 seconds
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Israeli military release investigation findings into death of aid workers in Gaza

The Israeli military has dismissed a number of officers in response to the deaths of seven aid workers, including Australian Zomi Frankcom, in Gaza. The announcement comes as the opening of more humanitarian aid routes into Gaza are announced to help struggling Palestinians.
4/6/20245 minutes, 37 seconds
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Meet the new pest-eating assassin

Ladybirds are beloved of many, with some believing their bright colours and polka dot livery bring good luck. Now, pushing beyond the realm of luck and into the field of agriculture, the small beetle is taking on a new role as a pest-eating assassin, thanks to new research from Murdoch University.
4/5/20246 minutes, 16 seconds
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Who are the people taking their governments to court over climate inaction?

An association of senior Swiss women has taken the Swiss government to court over inaction on climate change. It's the first time the European Court of Human Rights has heard a climate case, and it will be handing down its landmark ruling on April 9. It joins a growing number of cases challenging government climate change inaction worldwide, including in Australia.
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