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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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Report shows dark side of YouTube

12/14/2018
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In the past three months YouTube has had to remove 58 million videos that were posting hateful or inappropriate content. The company, owned by Google say they've started applying more advanced technology to flag content for review.

Duration:00:04:56

Sri Lankan court rules against Prime Minister’s shock dismissal

12/14/2018
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A crippling political crisis in one of the oldest democracies in Asia could be a step closer to being resolved. Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled against the shock overthrow of the elected Prime Minister two months ago.

Duration:00:05:16

Hakeem AlAraibi faces terrifying wait for deportation ruling in Thai prison

12/14/2018
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Bahrain born Australian resident Hakeem AlAraibi is languishing in a Thai prison, awaiting a 60 day process that'll decide whether the refugee is returned to the country he fled fearing charges he denies and the possibility of torture.

Duration:00:04:47

Northern Territory in financial crisis

12/14/2018
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The NT Government has revealed the parlous state of the territory’s coffers, releasing an unexpected report showing how it's unable to fund its operating costs.

Duration:00:03:45

Friday PM

12/14/2018
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On today's program: Water wars averted, the Commonwealth and the States finally agree over the Murray Darling system setting ground rules for water buybacks; Another revelation about the dark side of social media - YouTube admits it dumped 58 million problematic user videos in just three months; And could a court ruling this week end Sri Lanka's two month old political crisis?

Duration:00:30:13

Refugee and asylum seeker policy high on the agenda ahead of Labor’s national conference

12/14/2018
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Labor's national conference begins this weekend and among the most divisive issues on the agenda is refugee and asylum seeker policy, which is likely to feature heavily in next year's Federal election as well. PM’s Katherine Gregory caught up with one of the group's members, Labor MP Andrew Giles.

Duration:00:04:28

States and Commonwealth agree to final Murray-Darling Basin Plan details

12/14/2018
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The final negotiations over the Murray Darling Basin Plan have been completed, six years after the historic deal was legislated.

Duration:00:04:57

Australia could take cues from US environmental law, says activist

12/13/2018
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Water regulation is the latest environmental battleground in the US — but one activist says core environmental laws remain the bedrock of what she says is still quality environmental protection there.

Duration:00:04:22

UNSW scientists warn of the world's shrinking water supplies

12/13/2018
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Water supplies in drought-plagued parts of Australia have been shrinking for years, and now scientists are warning those areas to brace for more of the same.

Duration:00:03:52

A second Canadian's disappearance in China raises tensions

12/13/2018
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A second Canadian who's gone missing in China has been identified as Michael Spavor. Canada's Foreign Minister Christia Freeland confirmed the second disappearance.

Duration:00:03:29

UK Prime Minister Theresa May retains leadership, heads back to Brussels

12/13/2018
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With her leadership alive but further bruised, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has walked out of a no-confidence vote, where she held on by 200 votes to 117 — and pretty much straight onto a plane for Brussels.

Duration:00:03:50

Religious Discrimination Act set to be an election issue

12/13/2018
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Religious freedom looks set to become an election issue, with the Prime Minister promising to argue for the creation of a Religious Discrimination Act.

Duration:00:03:05

New corruption commission 'worthy of criticism': Anthony Whealy

12/13/2018
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Former New South Wales Supreme Court judge Anthony Whealy QC has been calling for a commission. He was among a committee of legal experts who released a design for a federal corruption watchdog.

Duration:00:07:58

Thursday PM

12/13/2018
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On Thursday's edition of PM: Australia will get a religious discrimination act, but is it needed and what will be the consequences? the Government is now proposing a federal anti-corruption body; and former supreme court judge, Anthony Whealy, has been one of the campaigners for this — what's his verdict?

Duration:00:30:04

Is the government's new integrity commission a political move?

12/13/2018
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The Federal Government is maintaining its announcement that it'll create an anti-corruption watchdog is not in response to political pressure.

Duration:00:03:35

Human rights lawyer critical of Australia tipping off Thai authorities about refugee footballer’s travel plans

12/12/2018
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A leading human rights lawyer is questioning the decision of Australian authorities to notify police in Thailand that Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al Araibi was on his way to Thailand. Toby Cadman says the decision may put him at risk of being returned to a country he fled because of torture.

Duration:00:05:07

Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, suspected retaliation for Huawei arrests

12/12/2018
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A Canadian citizen with diplomatic status has gone missing in China, fuelling fears it's Beijing's promised retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese company executive in Canada earlier this month. Patrick Chovanec joins PM and is chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management and adjunct professor at Columbia University teaching on US-China relations.

Duration:00:04:50

Journalism under siege: Linda Mottram speaks to Reuters president Stephen J Adler

12/12/2018
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President of Reuters Stephen J Adler joins PM, one year on from the jailing of two of their journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar for reporting on the Rohingya crisis.

Duration:00:07:44

Is your backyard chook a ticking biosecurity timebomb?

12/12/2018
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Infectious disease experts are warning backyard pets like chooks are at risk of becoming biosecurity time bombs. They say animals in peri-urban areas are exposed to wild animals that carry diseases which can spread quickly and be deadly to humans.

Duration:00:04:47

Peter Dutton balks at Labor amendments to controversial encryption law

12/12/2018
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As criticism of the new law mounts at home and overseas, the Home Affairs Minister has said he will not consider all Labor's planned amendments when Parliament reconvenes next year.

Duration:00:04:40