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Enjoy a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.

Enjoy a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
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Sydney, NSW

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Enjoy a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.

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English

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ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001


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Tuesday March 19 2019

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PM goes to Christchurch where communities are deep in grief for those slaughtered in their place of worship. And as Jacinda Ardern warns Facebook to stop the circulation of the gunman's footage, an Australian father alerts his son's school that children are watching it.

Duration:00:01:33

Jacinda Ardern delivers moving tribute to victims of Christchurch terror attack

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The Parliament of New Zealand in Wellington has paid solemn tribute to the victims of the Christchurch terror attack. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered her statement of condolence today in English, in Maori, and in Arabic her tone at once grim, and compassionate.

Duration:00:02:14

Christchurch unites in grief at tribute wall to massacre victims

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For a fourth day, masses of flowers have been mounting up at a makeshift tribute wall in Christchurch, a steady stream of people pausing there to contemplate, while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warns Facebook to stop circulation of the gunman’s footage.

Duration:00:06:21

Concerned parent writes to principal after son views Christchurch killer’s video at school

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There's global alarm that the video of the Christchurch slaughter is still being circulated and that's not some distant concern. One New South Wales parent learned from his own teen that the video has been watched by his cohort at a school on the state's north coast.

Duration:00:05:36

Politicians insist social media platforms must do better in preventing spread of offensive material

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Our politicians are only too aware of the concern from parents about the internet's role in events in Christchurch and the aftermath. They're promising to bring social media platforms to account - but how?

Duration:00:03:59

The far right extremists using irony to infiltrate mainstream politics

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How insidious is the white nationalist agenda? The Christchurch shooter spoke a lot about Europe in his so-called manifesto - is it more a European phenomenon or is the threat in Australia real? For his insights, Jason Wilson joins PM and is a Guardian newspaper columnist covering the far right based in the US city of Portland.

Duration:00:04:20

‘This wasn't a hatchet job’ - out of work journalist reveals origins of video of NSW Opposition leader's comments about Asians

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Less than a week out from a knife-edge state election, a newspaper has ferreted out an embarrassing video of Michael Daley from late last year. Filmed by a young, out-of-work journalist, Mr Daley is seen talking to an audience about Asian "foreigners" taking Australian jobs.

Duration:00:04:18

Monday 18 March 2019

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NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set a 10-day deadline for new gun laws after Friday's mosque attack; We speak to former Australian deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, one of the architects of Australia's response to the Port Arthur massacre; And the head of New Zealand's Islamic Women's Council says Muslim women have been warning about rising levels of intolerance in the country for years.

Duration:00:30:13

Students from Christchurch schools perform haka for mosque victims' families

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Two students from Cashmere High School were killed in the attack on the Christchurch mosque on Friday, and other is seriously injured. Students at schools across Christchurch sang and performed the haka in support of the victims' families today.

Duration:00:05:05

New Zealand PM promises new gun laws in ten days

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today convened her cabinet and emerged promising there'll be new gun laws in ten days.

Duration:00:05:19

Christchurch shooting should be turning point for NZ gun law: Tim Fischer

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Former Australian deputy Prime Minister and National party leader, Tim Fischer, says the slaughter in Christchurch should be the turning point for gun law reform in New Zealand after years of frustrated attempts.

Duration:00:04:07

Muslim women in New Zealand have been warning authorities for years, community leader says

3/18/2019
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Muslim women in New Zealand have been warning officials about rising intolerance and the increased risk of attack for years, according to Anjum Rahman, spokesperson for the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand.

Duration:00:08:46

Australian PM calls for unity after Christchurch, with mixed results

3/18/2019
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lashed out against "tribalism", calling for unity and harmony in the wake of the Christchurch massacre.

Duration:00:03:53

Friend says inquiry is Katherine Folbigg's last chance to clear her name

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The best friend of Kathleen Folbigg says a new judicial inquiry is the convicted murderer's last chance to clear her name.

Duration:00:03:49

Friday 15 March 2019

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New Zealand is having one of its darkest days, with many dead after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch; Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there is no place in their country for such violence; And thousands of students across Australia have stayed away from classrooms today in the name of climate change.

Duration:00:28:21

New Zealand reeling after unprecedented violence in Christchurch

3/15/2019
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In Christchurch, there have been shootings at two mosques, a number of bombs were found attached to cars and the city was put into lockdown.

Duration:00:05:50

'A shock to a city that has been through so much already': Christchurch Mayor

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A worshipper who was inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque when the scene erupted in gunfire says he smashed a window to escape the scene.

Duration:00:04:41

'No indication of division between faiths' in Christchurch says Muslim community member

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One young member of the Christchurch Canterbury Muslim community says there has never been any indication of division between faiths in the community there.

Duration:00:03:59

New Zealand has mostly avoided 'internet-based echo chambers of extremist groups': Dr John Battersby

3/15/2019
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Dr John Battersby, from Wellington's Massey University, says New Zealand's small population and slow diversification has contributed to the lack of extremist incidents there.

Duration:00:03:34

Thousands of students wag school in the name of climate change

3/15/2019
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From Melbourne to Moruya, thousands of students have come together and marched, brandishing placards with slogans like "There's No Planet B" and "Sorry I can't go to school. I have to save the planet".

Duration:00:03:48