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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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More arrests expected over baby milk crime ring

1/21/2019
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China's thirst for Australian Infant Formula has seen a criminal syndicate attempting to capitalise on the demand. New South Wales have arrested six people and expect to charge more, for allegedly stealing infant formula sell over seas.

Duration:00:03:25

Hospitalisation for children with asthma set to surge as school holidays wind up

1/21/2019
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Hospital admissions for asthma sufferers are set to surge as students head back to school. Health experts warn there will be a spike in flare ups, following the Christmas break.

Duration:00:03:00

Future political careers in question

1/21/2019
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The major political parties are well and truly in campaign mode, but there are still questions over who will run for the Liberals in a handful of electorates.

Duration:00:04:45

Monday PM

1/21/2019
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On Monday's PM: One of South East Asia's most violent hotspots has voted in a plebiscite aimed at creating a new autonomous region; as the new school term approaches, parents are being warned about the increasing number of asthma sufferers being hospitalised; and China's thirst for Australian Infant Formula has seen a criminal syndicate attempting to capitalise on the demand.

Duration:00:30:13

Former UNESCO consultant asks, why isn’t there a museum of the First Peoples of Australia?

1/21/2019
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A former consultant to the UN cultural organisation, UNESCO, is calling for an Australian museum dedicated to this country's first peoples, a museum whose sole task is to tell the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and politics.

Duration:00:07:50

Israel strikes against Iranian targets in Syria

1/21/2019
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As Israel strikes Iranian forces in Syria again, some Arab states are putting out feelers to re-establish economic ties with Syria, including the decision by the United Arab Emirates to reopen their embassy in Damascus.

Duration:00:05:45

Violent South East Asian hotspot votes to be part of a new autonomous region

1/21/2019
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One of South East Asia's most violent hotspots has voted today in a plebiscite aimed at creating a new autonomous region. The vote is being held in the Philippines Island of Mindanao, where Islamic State almost got a foothold in 2017.

Duration:00:03:25

Listen to the Missus: Lifesavers in Queensland launch campaign to curb male drownings

1/18/2019
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Lifesavers in Queensland are trying to curb male drownings with a new campaign. It's called “Listen to the Missus” imploring men to listen to the women in their lives about beach safety.

Duration:00:03:17

Queensland Police Service denies 'jobs for the boys' claim, questions merit of blind recruitment

1/18/2019
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The Queensland Police Service has staunchly defended its hiring policy after the state's police union claimed it was a situation of 'jobs for the boys'.

Duration:00:02:58

What will break Theresa May’s Brexit deadlock?

1/18/2019
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A prominent advocate for Britain's exit from the European Union, says it’s too soon for Prime Minister Theresa May to put a stop to the process. Despite this week's massive defeat in the Commons for the deal Mrs May did do with Brussels just weeks before the Brexit deadline, the man some call "the Brexiteers brain" says there is still a path for a deal.

Duration:00:08:30

Morrison faces climate change pressure in Fiji

1/18/2019
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The Prime Minister has faced persistent questions about Australia's approach to climate change as he's continued his visit to the Pacific. Fiji's prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, used a speech in Suva to call on Australia to put the welfare of Pacific peoples before the interests of any single industry.

Duration:00:04:38

Aged Care Royal Commission begins in Adelaide

1/18/2019
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The highly anticipated aged care Royal Commission has begun in Adelaide today. And there was an emphasis on a "rising torrent of concern the system is faltering and it may not be for purpose". The Commissioners outlined how the inquiry would operate, and that it would focus on the future of the sector.

Duration:00:04:17

Friday PM

1/18/2019
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On today's program: An arrest in the murder of Aiia Maasarwe, as Melbourne residents gather to mourn and attention turns again to the threat faced by women; And he's called the "Brexiteers' brain", PM asks Shanker Singham what he would do to break Theresa May's Brexit deadlock; And some surf advice for this hot summer.

Duration:00:30:10

Vigil to be held for Aiia Maasarwe, attention turns again to the threat faced by women

1/18/2019
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An arrest today, in connection with the murder of Aiia Maasarwe, the 21 year old Arab-Israeli woman whose body was found in Melbourne's north a couple of days ago. At the same time a silent vigil is set to be held at State Parliament in Melbourne's CBD to remember the exchange student.

Duration:00:06:31

British family wreaks havoc in New Zealand

1/17/2019
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The group has left a trail of destruction across the country, destroying property, cheating restaurants and lambasting locals. Kiwis are fixated.

Duration:00:03:21

Ageism needs to be addressed, for Aged Care Royal Commission to have meaningful change

1/17/2019
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Advocates say there needs to be a cultural shift in perceptions when it comes to ageing, if Australia is to have a successful aged care sector in the future.

Duration:00:03:55

What UK companies are preparing for in case a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario arises

1/17/2019
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The politics of Brexit may be poisonous, but the markets in the UK seem unphased. Uncertainty is the enemy of business so in the two years this has been playing out, what sort of preparations have companies been making? David McCredie, the CEO of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce joins PM.

Duration:00:04:24

Former US diplomat says Trump risks security of Europe if the US withdraws from NATO

1/17/2019
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NATO member states are said to be alarmed that the US President Donald Trump may withdraw the United States from the military alliance that keeps Russia at bay and has been pivotal in keeping the peace between European states for seven decades.

Duration:00:08:09

Thursday PM

1/17/2019
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On today's program: Is Donald Trump preparing to withdraw the US from NATO? Reports say he suggested it repeatedly last year. Former US diplomat Dan Shapiro says NATO allies fear he will risk the security of Europe; And across the ditch to New Zealand, where a family of unruly British tourists has drawn the ire of an entire nation.

Duration:00:30:04

21 year old student Aiia Maasarwe found murdered in north Melbourne

1/17/2019
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Victoria Police Homicide Squad detectives are appealing to the public for information after the body of 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe was found near a tram stop in the north Melbourne suburb of Bundoora.

Duration:00:04:30