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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.

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English

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


Episodes

Massive crater found under Greenland glacier

11/15/2018
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Scientists working from around the globe have discovered a crater buried deep under ice in Greenland. The asteroid may have hit the planet as recently as 12,000 years ago, making it one of the more recent large scale collisions.

Duration:00:03:38

Deep divisions continue within the UK: Bruce Wilson

11/15/2018
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Many are dismissively labelling Theresa May's new deal with the acronym BRINO — "Brexit in Name Only" — complaining that Britain has made so many concessions, it will still be subject to European Union trade and border controls.

Duration:00:05:45

Vic Liberals disendorse candidate appearing in anti-Muslim video

11/15/2018
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Less than a fortnight from the Victorian election the Liberal party has disendorsed its candidate for the seat of Yan Yean after she appeared in an anti-Muslim video posted by another party.

Duration:00:04:10

Ban on foreign donations passes the Senate

11/15/2018
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A ban on foreign donations to political parties has passed the Senate and will soon become law but other reforms to bring more transparency to political donations have failed.

Duration:00:04:10

Thursday PM

11/15/2018
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On Thursday's PM: An Australian pilot tells PM he and his colleagues are alarmed Boeing didn't tell them about a new feature that takes over a plane's controls; In Victoria, the Liberal party has disendorsed a candidate after she appeared in an anti-Muslim video; And as Theresa May's woes continue, could Britain go to a second Brexit referendum?

Duration:00:30:13

Australian pilots concerned about 737 Max 8 planes after Lion air crash

11/15/2018
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Australian pilots are concerned after an automated feature on 737 Max 8 planes has been identified as having problems during the fatal Lion flight in Indonesia last month.

Duration:00:04:10

Australia asserts its role in the Pacific ahead of APEC in PNG

11/15/2018
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The Chinese leader Xi Jinping's expected to dole out millions of dollars of extra Chinese aid over APEC this weekend and today Australian foreign minister Marise Payne got in first with some announcements of her own.

Duration:00:04:08

Malaysian PM warns against Australia moving it's embassy to Jerusalem

11/15/2018
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The Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed is warning that Australia's consideration of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, could add to the causes of terrorism.

Duration:00:04:54

Terrorism crackdown promised by Vic Opposition as new convictions revealed

11/14/2018
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The Victorian Opposition is promising that if it takes government at the end of the month it will bolster the state's counter-terrorism measures.

Duration:00:04:16

Wednesday PM

11/14/2018
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On Wednesday's PM: Scott Morrison comes face-to-face with the Indonesian President for the first time since talk of Australia moving its embassy in Israel was raised; Chris Bowen on the Government's plan to put $2 billion into the small business loan market; and the My Health Record opt-out period extended again amid privacy concerns.

Duration:00:30:13

Trump unleashes attack on Emmanuel Macron

11/14/2018
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The US President sent out a flurry of tweets against his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, after returning home from a tense trip to Paris, where the French President warned about the dangers of nationalism.

Duration:00:03:37

Health Minister extends MyHealth opt-out deadline again

11/14/2018
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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has been forced to extend the deadline for patients to opt-out from having a MyHealth electronic medical record created after the MyHealth phone line and website suffered delays from a log-jam of people trying to opt-out.

Duration:00:03:28

Chris Bowen offers cautious support of small business loan scheme

11/14/2018
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen speaks with PM's Emma Alberici on the proposed Government-backed securitisation fund to provide loans to small and medium-sized businesses.

Duration:00:05:33

New securitisation scheme promises easier loans for small businesses

11/14/2018
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Small- to medium-sized businesses have welcomed the Treasurer's announcement that the Federal Government will direct $2 billion of taxpayers' money into a new loan scheme for the sector.

Duration:00:05:13

ScoMo and Jokowi meet in Singapore

11/14/2018
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison met his Indonesian counterpart, President Joko Widodo, in Singapore today. The 40-minute meeting covered the pending free-trade agreement between the two nations, as well as the status of Australia's embassy in Israel.

Duration:00:05:46

Amnesty International revokes human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi

11/13/2018
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Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has had another international honour revoked, this time by human rights organisation Amnesty International.

Duration:00:05:08

Secret North Korean missile sites revealed

11/13/2018
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Satellite photos of North Korea have revealed the country is maintaining a network of hidden ballistic-missile bases. An additional thirteen missile facilities have been uncovered, providing further evidence the rogue state is continuing to advance its military capabilities in spite of high profile denuclearisation talks.

Duration:00:03:56

Tasmanian Foodbank director hungry for more funding

11/13/2018
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The Prime Minister’s decision to reverse cuts to the Foodbank charity has delighted the sector. But in Tasmania the head of Foodbank is calling for a bigger share of the national funding.

Duration:00:04:15

Westpac’s $35m penalty refused by Federal Court

11/13/2018
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In a highly unusual move, the Federal Court has refused to approve a $35 million penalty for Westpac, despite the bank admitting it broke responsible lending laws. The penalty was a negotiated settlement between Westpac and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Duration:00:05:16

Garagsoulas guilty on all 33 Bourke Street rampage charges

11/13/2018
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A Supreme Court jury has found 28 year old James Gargasoulas guilty of six charges of murder and 27 counts of reckless conduct endangering life arising from his driving rampage down Bourke Street Melbourne in January 2017.

Duration:00:04:52