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PM covers a broad spectrum of issues relevant to all sections of Australia's geographically and culturally diverse community. It looks behind political, economic, industrial, business, social, cultural, rural, regional and arts stories.
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Melbourne, VIC

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PM covers a broad spectrum of issues relevant to all sections of Australia's geographically and culturally diverse community. It looks behind political, economic, industrial, business, social, cultural, rural, regional and arts stories.

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English

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


Episodes

Wednesday PM

5/23/2018
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On tonight's program: Chinese-Australian businessman Dr Chau Chak Wing's lawyer has hit back at Liberal backbencher Andrew Hastie's accusations of bribery; More pressure's being piled on Victoria's gambling regulator; and a US couple has taken their adult son to court to obtain orders to force him to finally move out of home.

Duration:00:29:59

Aspiring empty-nesters obtain court order forcing 30-year-old son to finally move out of home

5/23/2018
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A US couple has taken their adult son to court to obtain orders to force him to finally move out of home, and experts say similar pressures are creating problems for parents and their grown-up children in Australia.

Duration:00:04:32

Victoria's gambling regulator urged to investigate plastic picks

5/23/2018
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More pressure's being piled on Victoria's gambling regulator over the use of small plastic picks on poker machines at Melbourne's Crown Casino. There are allegations they're leading to an "astronomical" increase in losses for problem gamblers.

Duration:00:04:25

"Strong public interest" in Chinese influence claims: Clive Hamilton

5/23/2018
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Author and Professor Clive Hamilton says Liberal backbencher Andrew Hastie was trying to open up what he says is a much needed public discussion of Chinese Influence in Australia.

Duration:00:05:34

Chau Chak Wing's lawyer hits back at Hastie's bribery accusation

5/23/2018
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Chinese-Australian businessman Chau Chak Wing's lawyer has accused Liberal backbencher Andrew Hastie of either forgetting or disregarding the right of all Australians to the presumption of innocence.

Duration:00:04:46

Submissions divided on whether adoption should be made easier in Australia

5/22/2018
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Adoptees and child safety experts are urging the Federal Government to 'slow' its efforts to make adopting a child easier in Australia, but other players are urging a reduction in red tape.

Duration:00:04:08

Navigating sectarianism is part of Indonesia's democratic process: expert

5/22/2018
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Still reeling from a series of deadly attacks against churches in the city of Surabaya just over a week ago, Indonesians are also this week marking twenty years of democracy. Two decades ago, student protests combined with a regional economic crisis led to the resignation of strongman leader Suharto, who had held the reins of power for 30 years. But as well as the current threat from militants, Indonesian is currently facing rising intolerance and increasing sectarianism. PM spoke to Rahima...

Duration:00:05:46

Former Malaysian PM called before Anti-Corruption Commission

5/22/2018
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TITLE: SUBBED/UNSUBBED NOT POSTED KEYWORDS: BYLINE: Adam Harvey CAPTION: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been summoned to a meeting at the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. He's being asked to explain a suspicious transfer of $10.6 million into his bank account. At the same time, the head of an anti corruption body in Malaysia was giving an explosive account about the lengths taken to suppress an earlier investigation into allegations that state funds...

Duration:00:03:18

Guilty verdict for Adelaide archbishop 'surprising': Former priest

5/22/2018
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Theologian Paul Collins says the guilty verdict handed to Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson was surprising because of this generally 'good' record handling child sexual abuse during his career but that the Catholic church had to accept that changes in community standards was not an acceptable defence.

Duration:00:06:43

Death of Rohingya refugee on Manus appears to have been suicide

5/22/2018
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A refugee who jumped from a moving bus has become the seventh asylum-seeker to die under Australia's offshore processing regime on Manus Island; police say he appeared to have jumped deliberately.

Duration:00:03:03

Hanson tax backflip shows she can't be trusted, Labor says

5/22/2018
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Labor says Pauline Hanson's latest backflip over support for the Government's proposed tax cuts shows she can't be trusted, as voters prepare for the upcoming Super Saturday byelections.

Duration:00:04:08

Indigenous lawyers of the NT band together

5/21/2018
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The small but growing number of Indigenous lawyers in the Northern Territory have joined forces to develop young professionals, advocate on justice issues, and lend each other support.

Duration:00:03:08

Spratley's militarisation shows China's promises can't be trusted: expert

5/21/2018
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Professor Rory Medcalf from the Australian National University says the overt landing of bombers on the militarised islands shows that China's promises can't be taken seriously and neighbouring countries are right to be concerned.

Duration:00:06:30

Details of ADF Marawi operation blacked out in Budget papers

5/21/2018
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The details of an Australian Defence Force operation in the Philippines, "Operation Augury" was blacked out in this year's Federal Budget papers and marked 'not for publication' due to security issues.

Duration:00:05:16

Banking Royal Commission not sure to deliver for regional Australia: Katter

5/21/2018
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One group of Australians whose experiences were key to getting the Financial Services Royal Commission up and running was farmers, especially those in Queensland, but Queensland MP Robert Katter says he's confident it will deliver for regional Australians.

Duration:00:06:26

Cape York land clearing charges relate to destruction of Indigenous burial sites

5/21/2018
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The Queensland Government has launched legal action against the owners of Cape York's Kingvale Station at the centre of a land clearing controversy for allegedly breaching a responsibility to the land's traditional owners.

Duration:00:03:49

Friday PM

5/18/2018
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On tonight's program: The Prime Minister has today been at pains to highlight the strength of the relationship with Australia's biggest trading partner, China; Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney say a local council has discriminated against them; And research shows sediment flowing into the Great Barrier Reef could be drastically reduced.

Duration:00:29:57

Thailand's annual rocket festivals underway in country's north-east

5/18/2018
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An explosive mix of gunpowder, alcohol and tradition; Thailand's annual rocket festivals have begun. While farmers ask the Gods for rain, many others gamble on how long the rockets will fly, betting up to $40,000.

Duration:00:04:20

Research shows sediment flowing into the reef could be drastically reduced

5/18/2018
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A pilot programme by Greening Australia shows that water quality around the Great Barrier Reef could be improved by as much as 97 per cent.

Duration:00:03:54

Seizure of Najib Razak property amid widening kleptocracy investigation

5/18/2018
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Malaysian authorities have seized truckloads of luxury goods, cash, safes and valuables from homes owned by ex prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmnah Mansor.

Duration:00:03:42

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