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PM covers a broad spectrum of issues relevant to all sections of Australia's geographically and culturally diverse community. It looks behind political, economic, industrial, business, social, cultural, rural, regional and arts stories.

PM covers a broad spectrum of issues relevant to all sections of Australia's geographically and culturally diverse community. It looks behind political, economic, industrial, business, social, cultural, rural, regional and arts stories.
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Melbourne, VIC

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PM covers a broad spectrum of issues relevant to all sections of Australia's geographically and culturally diverse community. It looks behind political, economic, industrial, business, social, cultural, rural, regional and arts stories.

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English

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Radio Current Affairs GPO Box 9994 Melbourne, VIC 3001 +61 2 8333 2177


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Black Panther superhero film embraced critics and moviegoers

2/19/2018
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The superhero movie "Black Panther" has exceeded expectations at the Box Office and has been a critical success too. But the Marvel movie from Disney has attracted some criticism too.

Duration:00:04:00

The Australian echidnas helping pinpoint the trail of international crime gangs

2/19/2018
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It's a prickly case, but Australian echidnas are helping to pin-point the trail of international crime gangs engaged in the illegal trafficking in endangered wildlife. In the process, the spiny animals could become instrumental in the effort to rescue the critically endangered species, the pangolin or "scaly anteater".

Duration:00:04:43

Vatican must learn from Australian Royal Commission Pope's adviser warns

2/19/2018
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An outgoing member of the body advising the Pope on child protection is urging the Vatican to heed the recommendations of Australia's Royal Commission. Wollongong's Kath McCormack says a new member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, West Australian Neville Owen, will take the recommendations to the Pope.

Duration:00:03:31

Over 200 sailors begin suing Commonwealth over shoddy contracts

2/19/2018
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Shoddy and sham, that's how a NSW Supreme Court Judge has described contracts issued to new recruits to the Australian navy with the judge questioning in court why the contracts were used.

Duration:00:03:21

Nationals woes continue over sex and guns

2/19/2018
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The woes besetting the Nationals have failed to dampen this week. One Nationals MP has caused controversy with a picture of himself pointing a gun and mocking the Greens, but remains unapologetic.

Duration:00:04:22

Japanese crypto investors on edge after massive theft

2/16/2018
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A massive theft of the cryptocurrency called 'NEM' has rocked the emerging industry in Japan, one of the most thoroughly regulated in the world, prompting investors to take the exchange to court.

Duration:00:03:06

Tongans rebuild lives and houses after Cyclone Gita

2/16/2018
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In Tonga people are rebuilding their lives after Cyclone Gita battered the country earlier this week; there's a big demand for temporary shelter after hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed on the main island Tongatapu but people are coming together to help one another despite their losses.

Duration:00:03:34

ABC charter should specify 'fair and balanced', senate inquiry says

2/16/2018
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A Senate inquiry into the ABC has recommended the Parliament pass a Liberal bill that adds the terms 'fair' and 'balanced' to the ABC Act.

Duration:00:04:19

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy's fight with Cambodia's creeping authoritarianism

2/15/2018
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Cambodian opposition figure, Sam Rainsy is in Canberra pleading with Australia to help revive democracy in his country, six months out from an election with the opposition disbanded and jailed. Sam Rainsy joined PM from our Canberra studio.

Duration:00:05:05

Mobile registry office issues hundreds of birth certificates in NT

2/15/2018
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Not having a birth certificate, or the means to obtain one, locks many people living in remote communities out of obtaining formal ID. In a Northern Territory first, registry officials are on a road trip issuing birth certificates to the thousands of people who don't have them.

Duration:00:03:04

Murray-Darling Basin Plan withdrawal leaves communities furious

2/15/2018
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As the politics plays out over one of the nation's most controversial plans. Those along the Murray Darling River system are digesting what it may mean for their livelihoods.

Duration:00:03:52

President Jacob Zuma quits after party pressure from ANC

2/15/2018
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After years of mounting scandal and ten days of political brinkmanship, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has finally given up the presidency, warning that if he didn't the iconic anti-apartheid movement, the African National Congress would split. South African born Eric Louw is from the University of Queensland and joins PM.

Duration:00:06:11

Save the Children finds one in six children living in war zones

2/15/2018
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The global charity Save the Children says more children than ever before are living in conflict areas and are at risk of death and violence. In its latest report, the charity says one in six children worldwide are living in a conflict zone and face constant risk of death or injury.

Duration:00:03:11

Florida high school shooting revives America's debate over gun control

2/15/2018
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At least seventeen dead. More than a dozen wounded. Today's mass shooting at a American high school at Parkland Florida is one of America's worst. John Barron is the host of the ABC's Planet America, he's been looking into mass shootings in the United States and joins PM.

Duration:00:05:53

Turnbull reveals new ministerial standards, without asking for Joyce’s resignation

2/15/2018
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The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed deep dismay with his deputy Barnaby Joyce. Joyce has been at the centre of controversy ever since it was revealed he was having an affair and baby with former staffer.

Duration:00:07:00

When did the White House know about domestic abuse allegations against senior Trump staffer?

2/14/2018
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In the United States a senior White House official may have been allowed to remain in his job for months despite an FBI investigation revealing allegations he'd physically and emotionally abused two ex-wives.

Duration:00:05:04

US intelligence chief warns that North Korea’s weapons pose an “existential threat”

2/14/2018
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Just as talk of a thaw between the Koreas had us all optimistic, the US intelligence chief Dan Coats returns to the hard reality, warning time is running out to deal with the North's nuclear weapons program. Professor Andrew O'Neil joins PM to analyse the situation.

Duration:00:05:39

Cyclone Gita: Aid arrives in devastated Tonga

2/14/2018
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Aid is reaching the Pacific Island nation of Tonga today, where locals are stuck in shelters after Cyclone Gita caused widespread damage earlier this week. Gemma Snowdon of the New Zealand Red Cross arrived in Tonga this afternoon and she joins PM.

Duration:00:03:17

New Acland coal mine expansion into the Darling Downs rejected

2/14/2018
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The planned $1 billion expansion of the New Acland coal mine on Queensland's Darling Downs has suffered a blow. The State Government has rejected the application for an environmental authority to expand the mine over prime agricultural land.

Duration:00:03:31

Myer boss Richard Umber quits after another profit downgrade

2/14/2018
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Myer is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons again, and the company's biggest shareholder, the veteran rag trader Solomon Lew has taken a very big swipe at company's board, demanding they step down.

Duration:00:03:39

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