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21 Sep 2017

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.

This year marks 150 years since the first Australian South Sea...

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11 Sep 2017

In New Zealand, this is Maori Language Week, or Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori.

Some Australians point to New Zealand's record on the widespread acceptance and adoption of Maori language, and make comparisons with this country, where there is yet to be such success around Aboriginal and Torres...

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06 Sep 2017

As leaders gather for the Pacific Island Forum, concerns have been raised that Australia's continuing support of coal as a source of energy and export revenue is causing resentment in the region. Liam Fox reports.

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29 Aug 2017

New Zealand's Labour Party has unveiled its biggest promise, free university courses. It's something we haven't seen in Australia since the 1980s,

PM host, Matt Wordsworth, speaks to one of Australia's leading education experts, Andrew Norton from the Grattan Institute, to ask why.

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10 Jul 2017

There's a push to create a national Islamic studies syllabus for Islamic schools, to address the needs of Muslim students.

Education experts are in Adelaide to discuss renewing the current teaching and learning at the estimated 60 Islamic schools across Australia.

They want to...

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22 Jun 2017

Domestic violence in Australia is a serious problem that has been underreported for years. New figures obtained by PM show that the number of female perpetrators of domestic assaults in New South Wales has been steadily increasing over the past ten years - and it's not only against partners....

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14 Jun 2017

Australia's third largest free-to-air television broadcaster has gone into voluntary administration. Network Ten is now in the hands of Korda Mentha after news the broadcaster wouldn't receive a key financial lifeline at the end of the year. 
Analysts say the clock is now ticking on the...

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02 May 2017

Gene editing technologies are fast becoming a reality, so much so that the Australian Academy of Science is calling for a national discussion around how to best manage it.

Scientists are on the cusp of being able to wipe out or reduce the population of species which cause environmental...

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24 Apr 2017

When you turn on your TV news, or tune into your favourite radio show - who's presenting? Chances are, they're white and middle class. 

However more than a quarter of Australians were born overseas and nearly half have at least one parent born overseas. 

But when it comes to seeing...

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29 Mar 2017

It's impossible to determine how much longer the rivers of gold from the mining industry have to run.

That's what independent experts have told PM after a report commissioned by the Minerals Council suggested the resources boom has another 30...

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