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Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage.

Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage.
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Sydney, NSW

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Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage.

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English

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Radio Current Affairs GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001


Episodes

Drought affected inland communities to get desalination plants

7/21/2019
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Two drought ravaged communities in New South Wales are set to receive their own special desal plants to take the salt out of their emergency drinking water supplies.

Duration:00:03:20

Seizure of British ship in Persian Gulf plays into US efforts to counter Iranian threats

7/21/2019
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Britain's junior defence minister has raised doubts about the country's ability to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf, after a British tanker was seized by Iranian forces. It's still unclear how Britain will respond.

Duration:00:03:06

Australian's detention in China could be diplomatic leverage

7/21/2019
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China's detention without charge of Australian man could be diplomatic payback for anti foreign-interference laws Canberra passed last year, says one expert.

Duration:00:03:09

Sat 20 July - A hostage for a telco?

7/19/2019
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The friend of an Australian detained in China says he's being held in retaliation for Australia locking Huawei out of its new 5G network; Boris Johnson a few days away from likely ascension to UK prime ministership. Will the EU grant him another Brexit delay?; and a state coroner joins music lovers at Splendour in the Grass today as part of an inquest into festival deaths.

Duration:00:30:30

British oil tanker seized by Iran

7/19/2019
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Tensions between Iran and the West have soared overnight, after Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Britain says it's urgently seeking information about its tanker and the US is calling on Iran to come back to the negotiating table; something Iran says it's already done.

Duration:00:03:28

Boris Johnson poised to be UK PM

7/19/2019
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Great Britain is just a few short days away from having a new prime minister. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his predecessor in the role, Boris Johnson, are both competing for Conservative Party leadership, with Johnson the clear front-runner.

Duration:00:03:13

Detained Chinese-Australian a "bargaining chip" for Huawei 5G ban

7/19/2019
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Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister has issued a strong statement calling for justice for Australian man Yang Hengjun, who has been transferred from "residential surveillance" to criminal detention in China. His friend, UTS Associate Professor Chongyi Feng, says Mr Yang has been tortured. He speaks with AM.

Duration:00:03:46

Calls to overhaul Indonesian blasphemy laws

7/19/2019
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Human rights groups are demanding Indonesia revoke its blasphemy law, after a mentally ill woman was charged for taking her pet dog into a mosque and creating havoc. Activists say the blasphemy law is increasingly being abused as a political tool by Islamist groups agitating to impose Sharia law.

Duration:00:03:03

Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving leader

7/19/2019
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Benjamin Netanyahu will today surpass Israel's founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, to become the nation's longest-serving leader. But he passes this milestone at a time of unprecedented vulnerability, facing both a re-run general election and a court hearing on corruption charges.

Duration:00:03:16

Business and economists support Newstart increase

7/19/2019
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A push to increase the Newstart allowance by $75 a week will be back on the political agenda next week. Some economists and businesses back the plan, saying it will create 12,000 new jobs through extra spending, while those on the benefit says the current allowance makes it difficult to afford rent and food.

Duration:00:02:56

Netball World Cup spotlights inequality of funding among nations

7/19/2019
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With Australia through to the Netball World Cup semi-finals this weekend, the code is arguably the strongest it's ever been here - in stark contrast to what teams like Zimbabwe have had to overcome in order to play in this year's tournament.

Duration:00:02:58

NSW coroner to join music festival crowd as part of inquiry into drug-related deaths

7/19/2019
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A NSW coroner investigating the deaths of six young people with drug-related deaths at music festivals will be attending Splendour in the Grass today, held near Byron Bay. The visit will coincide with a pill-testing demonstration.

Duration:00:02:54

Fifty years after Apollo, Artemis mission aims to put a woman on the moon

7/19/2019
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In half a century of space missions, only men have ever walked on the moon. That's set to change: NASA is planning a new mission with a female astronaut and Australian women are keen to get involved.

Duration:00:02:52

Fri 19 July - Teen MDMA use surging

7/18/2019
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The moon landing anniversary is inspiring a new generation to look to a future in the space industry; it could be weeks before a Chinese-Australian writer detained in Beijing is formally charged with national security offences; and figures show a two-fold surge in the use of MDMA - or ecstasy - by high school students.

Duration:00:30:13

US Navy ship destroys Iranian drone in latest Gulf incident

7/18/2019
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A US Navy ship has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, in the latest incident to stir tensions in the Gulf.

Duration:00:03:32

Trump steps back from 'send her back' chanting by supporters

7/18/2019
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Donald Trump has tried to damp down chanting by his supporters directed at Somali-born Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

Duration:00:02:53

Concern over soaring MDMA use among high school students

7/18/2019
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As the NSW coronial inquest into drug-related festival deaths draws to a close, experts are calling for measures to address a sharp rise in MDMA use in high schools.

Duration:00:03:18

Asia-Pacific meth market now the biggest in the world, UN says

7/18/2019
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The United Nations says the methamphetamine market in the Asia-Pacific is now the biggest in the world with the region undergoing a 'profound' transformation linked to a huge jump in the manufacture of synthetic drugs.

Duration:00:03:22

Investigation casts authenticity of Arkley paintings into doubt

7/18/2019
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The authenticity of three valuable Howard Arkley paintings has been cast into doubt after all three were linked to a group of high profile Melbourne art market identities.

Duration:00:03:41

PNG PM wants Australia to set timeline for Manus closure

7/18/2019
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Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape says he wants Australia to provide a timeline for ending asylum seeker processing on Manus Island.

Duration:00:02:14