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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.

ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
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Melbourne, VIC

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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.

Language:

English

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Radio Current Affairs GPO Box 9994 Melbourne, VIC 3001 +61 2 8333 2177


Episodes

How can we help people break out of the cycle of homelessness?

6/22/2018
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Until about five years ago, the numbers of people without a home in Australia were fairly stable and then they started getting worse. So are we doing all we can to prevent, and assist where we haven't been able to prevent homelessness?

Duration:00:11:48

PFAS report questions guidelines

6/22/2018
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Pressure is mounting on the Australian Government to reassess the health effects of chemicals that have contaminated the ground water in more than a dozen towns across Australia.

Duration:00:03:47

Indonesia’s most dangerous terrorist Aman Abdurrahman sentenced to death

6/22/2018
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A radical Indonesian cleric, who's accused of ordering terrorist attacks from prison, has been sentenced to death. Abdurrahman has been dubbed Indonesia's most dangerous terrorist.

Duration:00:04:24

Plant based “meat” stocked alongside real meat starts food fight

6/22/2018
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A food fight has erupted in Canberra, over a so-called "traitorous protein" made from plants and vegetables being stocked in the meat aisle at a major supermarket.

Duration:00:03:06

Gov’t loses court case to confiscate mobiles from immigration detainees

6/22/2018
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Detainees in immigration detention centres around the country will be allowed to keep mobile phones. A Federal Court ruling today put an end to efforts by the Turnbull Government to confiscate their link to the outside world.

Duration:00:03:48

Huawei building Australia’s 5G network could pose security risks: expert

6/21/2018
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The Australian Government is yet to announce whether it will allow Chinese government associated companies to help build the new 5G mobile network. Canadian expert Andy Ellis joins PM and he says the involvement of Huawei in particular presents a number of risks for countries like Canada and Australia.

Duration:00:06:00

Patient flies to Canada over "serious failure" in medicinal cannabis approval

6/21/2018
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A Queensland man has flown to Canada to get medicine he needs but he says can take months to get in Australia. Lindsay Carter was the first Queenslander to be prescribed medicinal cannabis, which he takes to prevent debilitating seizures caused by a brain tumour.

Duration:00:03:12

Trump relents on family separation but builds war chest for indefinite detention

6/21/2018
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Only hours after backing down on a policy of separating migrant families crossing the U.S border with Mexico, President Donald Trump is insisting that his administration will maintain its tough stance on illegal immigration.

Duration:00:04:39

Millions of Australians to benefit from personal income tax cuts

6/21/2018
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The Federal Government has passed its $144 billion personal income tax cut package with the help of the crossbench. The Prime Minister says it’s a fair plan but Labor says it benefits the high end of town.

Duration:00:04:41

Climate change a growing concern for Australians, Lowy survey finds

6/20/2018
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Climate change is worrying more and more Australians and it's likely that the rising alarm which has been recorded now over the last six years, is tied to a lack of confidence in Government action to address it. It's one of the questions asked by the think tank, the Lowy Institute, in its annual, national poll. And the Institute says the 2018 climate change findings are the most interesting result in the poll's fourteen year history. Other issues surveyed include our threat perceptions,...

Duration:00:10:16

NT Gov’t defends water authority over uranium levels found in drinking water

6/20/2018
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The Northern Territory Government is defending the state-run water authority, after an ABC investigation found seven top end communities have drinking water with elevated levels of uranium and other contaminants.

Duration:00:03:33

US pulls out of UN Human Rights Council because of ‘bias against Israel’

6/20/2018
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The Trump Administration has walked away from the United Nations Human Rights Council, whose 47 members currently include Australia. In making good a yearlong threat to quit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the Council as a "cesspool of political bias."

Duration:00:04:23

Government edges closer to passing its income tax cuts through Parliament

6/20/2018
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The Government's edging closer to getting its income tax cuts passed through Parliament. It this afternoon won a key procedural vote in the Senate, in another sign of growing support for the plan on the crossbench.

Duration:00:03:47

Women wins court bid to use dead partner’s sperm to have a baby

6/20/2018
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A court has said yes today to a Brisbane woman who has been fighting for the right to have a child using her dead boyfriend's sperm. It's a vexed issue for some and this ruling is being described as landmark.

Duration:00:04:24

The fallout from Telstra's job cuts

6/20/2018
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Telstra's corporate restructure has sparked one of the biggest rounds of job cuts in Australian history. About 8,000 employees and contractor positions are expected to go in the name of efficiency. The cost cutting move aims to position the telco as a leader in the sector and compete with the rise of NBN Co and mobile technology. Telstra's CEO Andy Penn unveiled the restructure, labelled 'Telstra 2022' to shareholders this morning after first speaking to staff.

Duration:00:06:49

Is Trump risking peace in space with his dominating plans to establish the US “Space Force”?

6/19/2018
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With a mix of trust, treaties and self-interest, space has so far has been free of war. But US President Donald Trump says he wants America to dominate in space and he's announced plans to build a so-called "Space Force" to compete with China and Russia. Professor Steven Freeland joins PM, explaining the laws that relate to weapons in space.

Duration:00:12:05

White House under pressure over child separations

6/19/2018
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The Trump administration's policy to separate children from their parents who cross the US border illegally is proving deeply divisive with many politicians and advocates for the migrants outraged.

Duration:00:04:50

Should Australia be worried about doing business with Chinese company ZTE?

6/19/2018
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Defying President Donald Trump, the US Senate has controversially voted to blacklist Chinese company ZTE amid a mountain of evidence that it poses a national security risk. Professor Sandeep Gopalan joins PM and he's been cataloguing the evidence that's been compiled against ZTE.

Duration:00:16:17

Dreamworld operator only trained morning of fatal accident on Thunder River Rapids ride

6/19/2018
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Shutdown procedures for the ill-fated Thunder River Rapids ride at Queensland's Dreamworld theme park have been in the spotlight today, at the ongoing inquest into the October 2016 raft ride accident that killed four people.

Duration:00:04:24

Labor confirms it’ll oppose most of the Government’s ‘aspirational’ tax plans

6/19/2018
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The political debate around tax cuts is reaching a critical juncture, with the Federal Government hoping to get its proposed income tax cuts through Parliament by the end of next week.

Duration:00:05:08