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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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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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Cubans hope political transition will accelerate economic reform, improve standard of living

5/9/2018
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Cuba has a new President; 57-year-old Miguel Diaz Canel. He is still from within the system, handpicked by the outgoing 86-year old President Raoul Castro, who will remain head of Cuba's communist party. So what does it mean for the Cuban people?

Duration:00:04:46

Calls mounting for ban on live sheep trade to Middle East

4/19/2018
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A push for a ban on live export is coming from both sides of Parliament. Liberal backbencher Sussan Ley is planning to introduce a private members bill to Parliament to phase out the trade.

Duration:00:03:44

Corporate watchdog should act now on financial corruption: John Williams

4/19/2018
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National Party Senator for New South Wales, John Williams, was mentioned as a Coalition voice long urging a banking royal commission, well before others were compelled to take up the idea. He says ASIC doesn't have to wait for a final report to act.

Duration:00:06:24

Who didn't want a Royal Commission into the banks? The blame game begins

4/19/2018
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As the Royal Commission continues to hear disturbing evidence, the blame game has begun into which political party didn't want it to take place. Meanwhile, some say financial advisers are planning to leave the big banks and become independent.

Duration:00:03:55

Banking royal commission's gaze shifts towards Westpac

4/19/2018
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The banking royal commission is focusing now on the poor advice some of Westpac's financial planners offered. The key case study was a couple planning their retirement, who wanted to use a self-managed super fund to buy a bed and breakfast property.

Duration:00:05:17

Modern slavery legalisation to enforce business transparency over supply chain

4/18/2018
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Modern slavery campaigner Luis deBaca joins PM, he was President Barack Obama's Ambassador at Large on People Trafficking.

Duration:00:04:35

71 year old Australian nun faces deportation from Philippines for "illegal political activities"

4/18/2018
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An Australian nun who has worked for decades in the Philippines found herself arrested by immigration authorities there this week and told, she says, that she's an undesirable alien.

Duration:00:04:32

Saudi Arabia opens its first cinema in 35 years

4/18/2018
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The ultra-conservative Gulf nation is reopening cinemas under a sweeping reform agenda pushed through by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But he's tightening his stranglehold on power, and is accused of a string of human rights abuses.

Duration:00:03:28

Former First Lady Barbara Bush remembered as the matriarch of a political dynasty

4/18/2018
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died at her family home, aged 92. She was the wife of George H. W. Bush and the mother of George W. Bush, two US Presidents.

Duration:00:03:36

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4/18/2018
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Duration:00:29:57

Banking Royal Commissioner loses patience with CBA witness

4/18/2018
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Another day, another disaster for financial institutions at the Royal Commission. After seeing its share price thumped yesterday, AMP will have been relieved to see that it was the Commonwealth Bank attracting the heat today.

Duration:00:05:02

Qld Police Commissioner forced to address domestic violence related privacy breach

4/18/2018
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Queensland's Police Commissioner has been forced to address privacy complaints from a woman whose address was given to her allegedly abusive ex-husband.

Duration:00:03:05

AMA shoots down Greens bid to legalise recreational cannabis

4/17/2018
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The Australian Medical Association said it does not support a move by the Greens to legalise the recreational use of cannabis; and the major parties have also ruled it out.

Duration:00:04:01

Fears welfare changes would make migrants second class citizens

4/17/2018
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Migration and welfare service providers are warning the government against a proposal to delay welfare payments to new arrivals, saying it could make migrants into second class citizens.

Duration:00:04:12

More Rohingya attempt to flee Myanmar to Malaysia by sea

4/17/2018
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With more Rohingya expected to attempt the journey south to Muslim-majority Malaysia, a humanitarian organisation plans to send a patrol boat to observe and perhaps rescue asylum seekers.

Duration:00:04:44

Trade and North Korea to dominate US-Japan talks

4/17/2018
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In talks with US President Donald Trump this week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be looking to ensure he has a say in the planned US-North Korea negotiations, as well as addressing the implications of the recent steel and aluminium tariffs.

Duration:00:05:16

NT fracking go-ahead worries climate scientists, thrills industry

4/17/2018
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Big gas companies with exploration stakes in the Northern Territory's shale gas fields have welcomed the Government's decision to lift the moratorium on fracking, but climate scientists say the Government can't deliver on its promise to offset emissions.

Duration:00:04:05

Banking RC: AMP exec quizzed over charges for no advice

4/17/2018
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The banking royal commission has continued its grilling of top AMP executive Anthony "Jack" Regan for a second day, and the firm has watched its share price slide at the same time.

Duration:00:04:48

Salmon company uses town water to wash fish

4/16/2018
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Locals are demanding to know exactly how much water the salmon company Tassal has used to wash it's fish over summer. The fish have a disease that needs to be cleaned away by bathing in fresh water.

Duration:00:02:52

China prepares to open world's longest sea bridge

4/16/2018
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China is about to open its latest megaproject - a 55-kilometre road that will slash travel times between Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland. It's a flashy advertisement for the type of projects China wants to build around the world.

Duration:00:02:59

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