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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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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

Wednesday PM

12/12/2018
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On today's program: Donald Trump undercuts his own government's case against a top Chinese executive arrested in Canada; Reuters president Stephen J Adler joins PM one year on from the jailing of two of their journalists in Myanmar for reporting the Rohingya crisis; And the biosecurity risk in our suburbs - the CSIRO warns unregistered and unmonitored livestock could help to spread disease.

Duration:00:04:50

Hobart University students facing eviction due to housing shortage

12/11/2018
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The housing crisis in Hobart has hit university students who have been told that they have to leave the University of Tasmania's accommodation next year.

Duration:00:03:56

John Howard calls for 'mature' debate on immigration without accusations of racism

12/11/2018
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On the eve of the COAG gathering, the former Prime Minister John Howard has called for a mature debate on population and immigration - one that doesn't level accusations that people wanting to make cuts are motivated by racism.

Duration:00:05:35

May's Brexit or bust - second referendum couldn't canvas other plans, expert says

12/11/2018
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Professor Thom Brooks of Durham university, who advised on the first Brexit referendum, said the question for a second would have to be between Theresa May's plan, or staying in the EU.

Duration:00:04:18

Tuesday PM

12/11/2018
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On tonight's program: The controversial emissions counting mechanism that the Government may use to meet its carbon reduction targets; Australian business warns Government plans to cut immigration could have dangerous consequences; And Hobart's housing crisis hits university students.

Duration:00:30:13

Will Australia reach its 2030 climate targets using a 'loophole'?

12/11/2018
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The Federal Government might be hoping to achieve its 2030 carbon emissions reduction targets by using a "loophole" in the way emissions are counted, including credits from the earlier Kyoto targets.

Duration:00:04:18

Brexit drama sparks hopes of those pushing for another referendum

12/11/2018
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The EU is refusing to negotiated further after Theresa May pulled the vote on her Brexit deal - and the developments are buoying those who think a second referendum could be a path out.

Duration:00:04:28