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ABC (Australia)

AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage. Saturday AM is presented at 8.30am by Elizabeth Jackson. Ensure you are informed.

AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage. Saturday AM is presented at 8.30am by Elizabeth Jackson. Ensure you are informed.
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Sydney, NSW

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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. AM sets the agenda for the nation's daily news and current affairs coverage. Saturday AM is presented at 8.30am by Elizabeth Jackson. Ensure you are informed.

Language:

English

Contact:

Radio Current Affairs GPO Box 9994 In your capital city +61 2 8333 2177


Episodes

Anti-bullying campaign challenges current prevention strategies

1/23/2018
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As kids head back to school, leading anti-bullying campaigners are challenging current strategies to tackle bullying. Life Education says it wants to highlight the power of respectful relationships, rather than blaming the bullies.

Duration:00:03:00


Regional NSW property prices outgrowing Sydney and Melbourne

1/23/2018
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Property price growth is tipped to ease in Sydney and Melbourne this year, for many buying a home in the capitals remains out of reach. Buyers are now shifting to the country with regional real estate agents reporting strong sales in the last 12 months.

Duration:00:04:01


Energy costs worry CEOs despite bullish business outlook

1/23/2018
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High energy costs remain a key concern for business despite a surge in optimism from chief executives. Australian Industry Group boss Innes Willox says a risk remains that surging energy bills might send some companies offshore.

Duration:00:05:39


Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations revived in Tokyo

1/23/2018
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The massive trade deal that was almost killed off when the United States dumped it has been revived. After years of negotiations, Australia and ten other countries have finalised the Trans Pacific Partnership during talks in Tokyo this week.

Duration:00:02:50


East coast sea urchin threat creates underwater desert 'moonscape'

1/23/2018
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There's a hidden desert along the east coast of Australia that has conservationists and the seafood industry concerned. Sea urchins on the coastal floor are wiping out the seaweed habitat and leaving a barren white rock "moonscape" in their wake.

Duration:00:03:00


Turkey intensifies raid into Syria against US-backed Kurds

1/23/2018
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Turkey is intensifying its cross-border raid on the Afrin region of northern Syria. It's attacking the Kurdish force that controls the area. That's raised concerns about a new humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Duration:00:03:24


Universities warn new anti-spying laws risk eroding academic freedom

1/23/2018
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Universities are warning that tough new anti-spying laws risk eroding academic freedom while also damaging the multibillion dollar overseas student sector.

Duration:00:03:11


Russian military "represent a clear and present danger": UK Army chief

1/22/2018
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The head of Britain's Army has warned that his forces would be left struggling if they faced an attacking Russian military.

Duration:00:02:29


Sudanese crime overestimated, according to Victoria's Crime Statistics Agency

1/22/2018
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Victoria's Crime Statistics Agency says a federal parliamentary committee overestimated the number of Sudanese people who allegedly broke state laws in recent years. The state's Sudanese community say they have been unfairly maligned by politicians and the media.

Duration:00:03:04


Electoral Commission on defensive after damning report

1/22/2018
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The AEC says it handled the introduction of optional preferential voting at the 2016 election successfully and securely, but a National Audit Office investigation shows the commission didn't follow all of the Australian Government security framework measures, nor know whether IT security measures were in place.

Duration:00:02:55


AM

1/22/2018
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program

Duration:00:29:58


The anxious wait for rain in western Queensland

1/22/2018
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After four years of declared drought and years of below-average rainfall in western Queensland, the nervous wait for the wet season is reaching a critical point.

Duration:00:03:24


The will of the people will ensure Australia Day change: Jackie Huggins

1/22/2018
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The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples is conducting a survey into the date of Australia Day, with 83 per cent of respondents surveyed so far supporting a change.

Duration:00:06:20


Centrelink call wait times the highest in recent years

1/22/2018
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Centrelink telephone on-hold waiting times ballooned in the last financial year, amid horror stories of people waiting more than an hour for help.

Duration:00:03:04


US Government set to re-open - but for how long?

1/22/2018
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The US Government is close to reopening, with the Senate passing a short-term funding vote on the condition that a bill protecting undocumented immigrants be tabled in 17 days.

Duration:00:02:56


Pence addresses Knesset, vows to move US embassy to Jerusalem by the end of 2019

1/22/2018
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United States Vice-President Mike Pence has used a speech to a special session of Israel's Parliament to promise that the American embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of next year.

Duration:00:03:23


40 people have drowned in inland Australian waters this summer

1/21/2018
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As heatwaves continue across Australia this summer, over 40 people have drowned, the latest fatality in Wagga Wagga last night. Researchers are studying the link between inland waterway drownings and alcohol.

Duration:00:03:14


"We cannot sleep because of this nightmare": Rohingya refugees resist calls to return to Myanmar

1/21/2018
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Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a repatriation deal in a bid to return 800,000 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, but many refugees in the sprawling camps in Bangladesh say they would rather die than go back.

Duration:00:02:51


Royal Flying Doctors warn rural mental services in "crisis" due to funding shortage

1/21/2018
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service says a lack of co-ordination and funding means that mental health services in country areas are in "crisis".

Duration:00:09:17


Space race: New Zealand 1, Australia nil

1/21/2018
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A New Zealand space start-up, Rocket Labs, says it has become the first private company to launch its own rocket from its own launch pad.

Duration:00:03:14

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