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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage. Saturday AM is presented at 8.30am by Elizabeth Jackson. Ensure you are informed.

AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage. Saturday AM is presented at 8.30am by Elizabeth Jackson. Ensure you are informed.
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Sydney, NSW

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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage. Saturday AM is presented at 8.30am by Elizabeth Jackson. Ensure you are informed.

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English

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Radio Current Affairs GPO Box 9994 In your capital city +61 2 8333 2177


Episodes

MON 16 SEP - Disability royal commission underway

9/15/2019
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Threats of a boycott as the long-awaited disability royal commission gets underway in Brisbane; and the feathered force being used to evict some rogue residents from the grounds at Federal Parliament.

Duration:00:30:30

Angus Taylor says to 'shop around' for smaller energy providers

9/15/2019
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The ACCC says since the new electricity rules designed to lower power bills started in July, power giants AGL, Origin Energy and Energy Australia have actually increased their default offers to customers.

Duration:00:07:13

What does good aged care look like?

9/15/2019
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The Royal Commission into Aged Care has highlighted plenty of horror stories, but what is actually working, and what changes are needed to ensure high quality aged care?

Duration:00:03:27

Airports accuse airlines of 'gaming the system' and driving prices up

9/15/2019
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Australia's major airports have accused airlines of "gaming the system" by holding back the supply of seats on flights to push up the cost of airfares.

Duration:00:03:17

Hong Kong protests again turn violent as police use tear gas

9/15/2019
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Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong took another violent turn last night after demonstrators took to the streets without a police permit.

Duration:00:02:34

Disability advocates threaten to boycott royal commission

9/15/2019
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A growing number of advocates and people with disabilities say they will be boycotting the disability royal commission, which is holding its first public sitting today, due to perceived conflicts of interest.

Duration:00:03:28

Beaked bouncers brought in to patrol Parliament grounds

9/15/2019
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Parliament House's gardeners have brought in a crack team to try to restore order to Capital Hill, with birds of prey being used to patrol the precinct.

Duration:00:02:59

Iran denies responsibility for drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities

9/15/2019
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Iran has denied responsibility for weekend attacks on oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. The precision drone strikes have set an already tense region on edge, with the EU and the UN calling for calm.

Duration:00:03:22

Labor backs away from renewable targets

9/15/2019
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With Labor reviewing its policies in the wake of its recent election loss, it's looking likely the Opposition will alter its 45 per cent renewable energy target.

Duration:00:03:18

SAT 14 SEP - Ending the taboo of menstruation

9/13/2019
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US actor Felicity Huffman jailed over the college admissions scandal; protests in Kenya after a school girl took her own life, shamed by a teacher for getting her period; and the people of Japan prepare for an influx of beer-drinking rugby fans.

Duration:00:29:55

Indonesia seeks Australian help to arrest West Papuan activist

9/13/2019
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Indonesian police have sought Australian assistance to hunt down a pro-Papuan activist accused of inciting the recent unrest in its two troubled Papuan provinces.

Duration:00:02:54

US actor sentenced over college admissions scandal

9/13/2019
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US actor Felicity Huffman has become the first person to be sentenced over the sweeping US college admissions scandal.

Duration:00:02:53

"Just a fairy tale": UK PM under fire over Commons suspension

9/13/2019
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As UK PM Boris Johnson prepares to renew talks with EU leaders, the Speaker of the House has warned him not to disobey the law. UK MPs could be recalled next week if the British courts side with Scottish judges in finding that Mr Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful.

Duration:00:03:21

How do we end the shaming and stigma around menstruation?

9/13/2019
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A schoolgirl in Kenya took her own life this week after reportedly being shamed in school by her teacher for a stain on her uniform from her period. Shaming doesn't just occur in developing countries: in Australia too, girls in remote areas often skip school once a month, unable to afford basic hygiene products.

Duration:00:03:48

Farm trespass laws a "threat" to free speech: lawyers

9/13/2019
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Legal experts say new farm trespass laws are an "unnecessary" threat to free speech and the right to protest.

Duration:00:03:40

Antarctic the perfect prep for rural GP

9/13/2019
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After spending a summer working as the only doctor at Casey Station in Antarctica, GP Rob Dickson has started working in the remote Tasmanian town of Queenstown.

Duration:00:03:27

Mooncake in Hong Kong: Mid-Autumn Festival begins

9/13/2019
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Hong Kong citizens have begun Mid Autumn Festival celebrations in relative peace, despite 14 weeks of often violent pro-democracy protests.

Duration:00:02:49

Japan prepares for World Cup by stocking up on beer

9/13/2019
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Rugby and beer apparently go hand-in-hand, so when hundreds of thousands of fans arrive in Japan in the coming weeks for the Rugby World Cup, host cities are seriously worried about running out.

Duration:00:02:57

Warmer days mean more snakes being caught in suburban Tasmania

9/13/2019
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Tasmania is known for its picture-perfect landscapes. Summer is approaching; the days are getting longer and more sun-filled. But with those warmer days come snakes: thousands of them.

Duration:00:03:01

Bupa makes formal apology for aged care failures

9/12/2019
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Australia's largest nursing home provider, Bupa, has made an unreserved apology and promises to improve in the wake of revelations that residents have experienced mistreatment and neglect in its aged care homes.

Duration:00:03:24