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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.

Language:

English

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


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Australia set to meet Clean Energy Target ahead of schedule

1/23/2018
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The Clean Energy Regulator had previously said about 6,000 megawatts of new renewable energy generation would be needed by 2019 to meet the RET, but new renewable investments now means the 33,000 giga-watt hours target for 2020 will be met ahead of time.

Duration: 00:04:52


People Smugglers spruik New Zealand: reports

1/23/2018
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Another plane load of refugees from Manus Island are being flown to the US today as part of a resettlement deal between Australia and the United States. At the same time, there are suggestions there's been a spike in people smugglers spruiking New Zealand as a destination.

Duration: 00:04:16


New lead in Beaumont children cold case

1/23/2018
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There are few cases which have gripped the nation like the disappearance of the three Beaumont children in Adelaide. In what's been touted as ground-breaking, a new lead in the investigation may be the key to solving this decades-old case.

Duration: 00:04:56


Fifteen media companies protest Turnbull Government's espionage laws

1/23/2018
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Several of the nations biggest media companies have signed a joint statement protesting the Turnbull Government's proposed espionage laws. The Government introduced the legislation to Parliament in December, within minutes of the same-sex marriage bill's passage.

Duration: 00:03:51


Biggest economic challenges lie beyond 2018: Warren Hogan

1/23/2018
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Economist Warren Hogan says the United States' economic 'sugar hit' could have negative impacts globally, and the global financial system is as fragile as it's ever been. But he does predict that Australia's low wages will pick up in the year ahead due to cyclical forces in the economy.

Duration: 00:05:26


US corporate tax cuts prompt Coalition attack on Labor

1/23/2018
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The cuts to the corporate tax rate in the United States are expected to boost economic growth both in America and globally. That has prompted the Federal Government to renew its attack on the Opposition for not supporting similar tax cuts.

Duration: 00:03:37


NT Government under pressure over alleged 'cover up' of secure care escapes

1/22/2018
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The Northern Territory's Labor government is being accused of covering up its handling of a series of escapes from secure care facilities. The NT Department of Health admitted that six weeks ago, a man who was being held in indefinite detention escaped an Alice Springs facility.

Duration: 00:04:14


US government shutdown to continue for third day after late night talks fail

1/22/2018
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The shutdown of the US Government is heading into a third day. Republicans had hoped for a vote late Sunday night, Washington DC time, but had no luck. With no money to continue funding government services, non-essential staff remain on unpaid leave.

Duration: 00:04:38


"The stakes are very high": Turkey's attack in Syria risks conflict with US

1/22/2018
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The US is facing yet another major diplomatic challenge in the Middle East, after its NATO partner Turkey's decision to attack US-backed forces in Syria. PM speaks to Nicholas Heras, a Middle East security fellow at the Centre for a New American Security.

Duration: 00:06:02


Great Barrier Reef funding package slammed by coral reef expert

1/22/2018
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The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a $60 million package to tackle the Crown of Thorns Starfish and fund research into making the reef more resilient that has been criticised by a coral reef expert as almost a complete waste of money.

Duration: 00:05:38


Tony Abbott comes out in staunch defence of Australia Day

1/22/2018
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Former prime minister Tony Abbott has defended Australia Day in its current form, saying British settlement has been - on the whole - good for Indigenous Australians. His successor Malcolm Turnbull has pushed back.

Duration: 00:05:31


Rate of death by suicide 14 per cent higher among Defence personnel

1/19/2018
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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report confirming that the suicide rate for the decade prior to 2015 was 14 per cent higher among ex-serving men than the general population.

Duration: 00:03:14


More than 140 victims giving impact statements at Nassar trial

1/19/2018
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A court has heard that the US Olympic committee, the American gymnastics association and a large university all ignored red flags that team doctor Larry Nassar had been sexually abusing gymnasts.

Duration: 00:02:57


New research shows impact of injury, not concussion, causes brain disease

1/19/2018
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New research out of the United States warns it's the head knocks sustained in sports, and not concussion, that causes the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Duration: 00:04:10


Australian skateboarders preparing for 2020 Olympic games

1/19/2018
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Young Australian skateboarders are training to qualify for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. It's the first time skateboarding will feature in the games, as the International Olympic Committee tries to appeal to younger generations of sports fans.

Duration: 00:04:13


Why is a pregnant Prime Minister causing such fuss?

1/19/2018
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be juggling two important roles later this year, as she embarks on motherhood, rekindling the debate about how childrearing can fit with work.

Duration: 00:03:26


Australia Day debate risks overshadowing other Aboriginal issues: Sean Gordon

1/19/2018
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Prominent New South Wales Indigenous leader Sean Gordon has rebuked Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, as the debate over whether Australia Day should be moved from the date of the landing of the first fleet.

Duration: 00:05:46


'Sweet Country' likely to galvanise Australia Day debate

1/18/2018
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The producer of the new Australian film Sweet Country hopes the release will play a role in changing the date of Australia Day. The film will be released nationally on January 25th.

Duration: 00:03:14


Becoming a republic could provide new date for Australia Day: Ken Wyatt

1/18/2018
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There's still a week to go to Australia Day, but there's already been a week of robust debate over the significance and appropriateness of the date, particularly for Indigenous Australians.

Duration: 00:04:42


Older men in dating game vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections

1/18/2018
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Straight male baby boomers are less likely than younger men to use condoms or know much about sexual health, leaving them vulnerable to infections, according to new research.

Duration: 00:03:27

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