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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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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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Invasive ocean urchin pest doubles in Tasmanian waters

12/7/2018
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Scientists say the urchins have come to Tasmania from New South Wales due to climate change. There are now more than 18 million sea urchins on Tasmania's east coast and they are eating up kelp forests leaving barren reefs behind.

Duration:00:03:03

Fresh calls for firmer rules around 'book up' to protect vulnerable remote Aboriginal communities

12/7/2018
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There are renewed calls for firmer regulation around 'book up' to ensure vulnerable people in remote Aboriginal communities are protected. The corporate regulator is attempting to have a recent decision in the High Court overturned, in relation to the unconscionable conduct of a shop owner in South Australia's outback.

Duration:00:03:19

North Korea could be mass producing missiles satellite image analysis shows

12/7/2018
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New satellite image analysis has revealed a previously unknown missile site in North Korea and improvements to a previously known facility, with experts saying it indicates Pyongyang has possibly gone into mass production of the systems. Researcher Dave Schmerler joins PM from the James Martin Center.

Duration:00:06:09

Superannuation firm IOOF takes share market hit after being slammed by APRA

12/7/2018
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Hundreds of millions of dollars have been wiped from the market value of superannuation giant IOOF as the financial regulator moves in. APRA is seeking to ban the company's top executives from managing retirement savings alleging they failed to act in the best interest of their superannuation members.

Duration:00:03:45

Trust in Australian tech firms compromised by new encryption laws: Frank Galbally

12/7/2018
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Will Australians now be safer over Christmas, after Labor caved and passed the Government's encryption laws? Frank Galbally of tech firm Senetas joins PM and has blasted our politicians, saying Australian firms could now lose the trust of clients.

Duration:00:09:19

Chaos, gamesmanship and recrimination characterises last parliamentary sitting day

12/7/2018
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Each side of politics now heads into the summer break with little to be proud of behind it and an election ahead, after the year’s final parliamentary sitting day.

Duration:00:05:49

Friday PM

12/7/2018
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On tonight's program: Will Australians now be safer over Christmas, after Labor caved and passed the Government's encryption laws? Frank Galbally of tech firm Senetas joins PM, saying Australian firms could now lose the trust of clients; And superannuation firm IOOF is reeling with a big share market hit after APRA steps in.

Duration:00:30:13

What the arrest of a Huawei Technologies executive really means

12/6/2018
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Meng Wanzhou was detained in the Canadian city of Vancouver at the weekend for possible extradition to the United States amid reports she violated US sanctions against Iran.

Duration:00:04:41

'A solution looking for a problem': Concerns voter ID laws would disenfranchise disadvantaged and minorities

12/6/2018
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When it comes to reforming Australia's electoral laws, support for proposals for change generally aligns along party lines according to which side of politics stands to benefit, and which is likely to lose out.

Duration:00:04:26

Thursday PM

12/6/2018
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On today's program: the verdict against former Archbishop Philip Wilson overturned; a dramatic day in Federal Parliament where new laws on offshore refugees and encryption became political playthings; and another flashpoint in tensions between the US and China as a senior executive of the tech company Huawei is arrested in Canada.

Duration:00:30:13

Filibustering, encryption and asylum seekers: Federal Parliament explained

12/6/2018
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On the final day Federal Parliament is sitting for the year, the Coalition has narrowly avoided losing control of the House of Representatives and, with it, the legitimacy of the Government.

Duration:00:08:47

'There will be moral outrage': Philip Wilson's conviction quashed

12/6/2018
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Religion specialist Noel Debien says the court decision was a matter of NSW law and reasonable doubt about what Philip Wilson reasonably believed had happened.

Duration:00:03:20

Former archbishop Philip Wilson's conviction overturned

12/6/2018
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Newcastle District Court judge Roy Ellis upheld the appeal by Philip Wilson, who's served almost four months of home detention, overturning a conviction of concealing child sex abuse.

Duration:00:05:33

Journalist Maria Ressa ‘shocked but not surprised’ by arrest warrant from Dutuerte government

12/5/2018
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Legal pressure is mounting on a small news outlet in the Philippines called Rappler, which is locked in battle over its accountability reporting of the Duterte government. This week, judicial authorities issued an arrest warrant for Rappler's founder Maria Ressa, who then handed herself in to police.

Duration:00:10:15

Global Terrorism Index reveals decline in terrorism deaths due to fall of ISIS

12/5/2018
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The decline of the Islamic State group, or ISIS, particularly in Syria, has contributed to a fall in deaths caused by terrorism. The annual Global Terrorism Index records a 27 per cent fall in total deaths from terrorism between 2016 and 2017.

Duration:00:03:29

Russian probe suggests Michael Flynn be spared jail time

12/5/2018
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Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor to Donald Trump, will escape jail despite his guilty plea for lying to the FBI about conversations on sanctions with the Russian ambassador.

Duration:00:04:50

Proposed encryption solution “will make every single Australian unsafe”: Jordon Steele-John

12/5/2018
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Jordon Steele-John the Greens spokesman on digital rights and IT joins PM to discuss the encryption bill. He argues that one a back door capability is created into encrypted apps, it is vulnerable to be misused by criminals and compromises the safety of Australians.

Duration:00:05:54

Encryption law changes will weaken the security of everyday Australians: expert

12/5/2018
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How is it possible to force tech companies to access the encrypted messages of criminals while not weakening your cyber security? Cryptography fellow Riana Pfefferkorn at Stanford University Law School joins PM. She gave extensive evidence to the parliamentary committee that assessed the Government's proposed legislation.

Duration:00:09:03

Wednesday PM

12/5/2018
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On tonight's program: How is it possible to remotely view the encrypted messages of suspected criminals, while not introducing systemic weaknesses to our digital devices? PM explains the controversial encryption laws; And the Prime Minister once promised to stop religious schools from expelling gay students, now he's allowing the Coalition a conscience vote on the laws.

Duration:00:30:13

Laws to remove discrimination against gay kids in school unlikely to pass by year’s end

12/5/2018
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LGBTI school pupils and their parents were promised in September that outdated laws allowing religious schools to discriminate against gay and transgender kids would be changed by October. Not only is that looking like not happening by year's end, it's become the subject of furious political warfare.

Duration:00:04:38