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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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Business PM

9/22/2017
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Business PM catches you up on the most important news in business and finance. Elysse Morgan reports.

Duration: 00:09:20


Push to get migrant surf life savers on board

9/22/2017
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Drownings peak across Australia during summer and one group that is more likely to find themselves in trouble are new migrants. Nour Haydar reports.

Duration: 00:04:25


Small mammals could help to restore arid ecosystems

9/22/2017
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A study by ecologists at the University of New South Wales has shown small mammals like bettongs or native rodents could play a much more significant role than previously thought in managing ecosystems in arid areas. Naomi Woodley reports.

Duration: 00:04:00


ACT move to allow drug testing at music festivals

9/22/2017
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Drug experts have applauded the ACT Government's move to allow a pill testing trial at a music festival in Canberra with one advocate calling it a "great day for the country". Claire Slattery reports.

Duration: 00:03:45


What makes a craft beer?

9/22/2017
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The Sydney craft brewer Four Pines has sold out to global alcohol conglomerate AB Inbev, so can they keep the craft beer title? Angus Randall reports.

Duration: 00:03:22


German election: Merkel on course to win; far-right party gaining prominence

9/22/2017
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For the first time since the 1950s, Germany is likely to have a far-right party in Parliament, after national elections this weekend.

Duration: 00:04:04


PNG Government admits to losing a fortune after controversial oil deal

9/22/2017
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Papua New Guinea's Government has conceded it lost millions of dollars on a controversial deal to buy a stake in an Australian-listed oil and gas company. Eric Tlozek reports.

Duration: 00:03:07


ABS launches plan to bolster Indigenous participation in marriage survey

9/22/2017
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics says it's now got a plan for how to get the survey word out in the bush - almost two weeks since same-sex marriage surveys starting arriving in mailboxes. Stephanie Zillman reports.

Duration: 00:04:08


Tony Abbott’s attacker charged with assault

9/22/2017
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The alleged perpetrator of an attack on former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been charged with common assault this afternoon. Tom Iggulden reports.

Duration: 00:04:39


Allegations of a $40,000 retirement gift for RSL National boss

9/22/2017
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The RSL is launching an investigation into claims raised the charity's AGM that a former League President was given a $40,000 car when he retired last year. Angela Lavoipierre reports

Duration: 00:02:47


Barnaby Joyce speechless when asked about North Korea threat

9/22/2017
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The Deputy Prime Minister has been left fumbling for words after learning of the latest military threat from North Korea. David Taylor reports.

Duration: 00:04:54


Business PM

9/21/2017
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Business PM catches you up on the most important news in business and finance. Elysse Morgan reports.

Duration: 00:09:54


Marine Parks changes not worth the "huge reduction" in protection: Australia Institute

9/21/2017
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A submission on the Government's proposed changes to marine parks raises doubts about the economic benefit for the fishing industry. David Coady reports.

Duration: 00:04:18


CommInsure brand future not a given under sale to AIA

9/21/2017
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Regional chief executive Bill Lisle says the damage of the CommInsure name was an issue in negotiations and conceded it could disappear over time. Peter Ryan reports.

Duration: 00:05:32


Inland rail Queensland route selection labelled "a farce"

9/21/2017
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Farmers in southern Queensland say the decision to build the inland railway across a major floodplain could put lives at risk. Alexandra Blucher reports.

Duration: 00:03:55


Growing calls for better recognition of "what blackbirding really was"

9/21/2017
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Support is growing for better recognition of Australian South Sea Islanders, many of whom were forcibly removed from their Pacific Island homes in a practice known as "blackbirding" to work on cane fields and cotton farms. Nance Haxton reports.

Duration: 00:04:44


Rollout of the NDIS in remote Australia not a "common sense approach"

9/21/2017
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Northern Territory Health organisations say the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is failing to take a "common sense approach". Stephanie Zillman reports.

Duration: 00:03:42


NZ election: Maori Party possible kingmakers in neck to neck election

9/21/2017
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New Zealand's election this Saturday is the first genuine contest in a decade with the latest polling putting the ruling Nationals and the Labor opposition neck and neck, "Jacindamania" as it's known, has worn off slightly so with the polls now so close, the Maori Party could end up being the kingmakers.

Duration: 00:04:21


Victoria unveils tough new anti-terror laws

9/21/2017
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The Victorian Government has unveiled tough new anti-terror measures, they include clearer shoot-to-kill powers for police and the ability to hold terror suspects in custody for up to four days without a court order. Claire Slattery reports.

Duration: 00:04:14


Faulty Takata airbags continue to claim lives

9/21/2017
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The Takata airbag is the safety device that's been associated with 19 deaths worldwide and remains in use despite the biggest recall in automotive history.

Duration: 00:05:16

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