Audio program

A resource recorded in either audio format, featuring discussions, panel sessions, or interviews exploring various policy and social issues. Can be either serial or singular resources.

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7 Dec 2017

A Senate inquiry has recommended that trials of the cashless debit card scheme be continued and expanded to new sites in other states next year — despite Labor signalling it will block such moves. The card aims to limit access to cash by quarantining 80...

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14 Nov 2017

Publishers are being urged to stop self-censoring in response to Chinese government intimidation.

Yesterday Allen&Unwin shelved a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australia because of unspecified threats from China, speculated to also relate to blocking the publisher’s books from their vast market....

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10 Nov 2017

For thirty years, researchers at the Menzies School of Health research have been tracking the health of babies born to Aboriginal mothers at Royal Darwin Hospital between 1987 and 1990.

Remarkably, researchers have been able to maintain the database of almost all 689 mothers...

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2 Nov 2017

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - or STEM - subjects have long been heralded as the foundations of the jobs of the future. But the uptake of these subjects in Australian schools is low, and the number of girls participating remains well behind their male...

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1 Nov 2017

Australian research will come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.

The Federal Government is launching a new tool to measure the engagement of researchers with the private sector or other research bodies.

Universities agree it will help...

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31 Oct 2017

A raft of aged care experts say the Carnell Report has missed the point and the focus needs to be on staffing ratios and training.

Following a series of aged care horror stories, the Federal Government announced a shake-up aimed at lifting standards at...

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22 Oct 2017

5G is the next generation of mobile network and it's currently being trialled in Australia. It's due to be rolled out in 2020, and a new report by Deloitte says it’s more than “just the next mobile upgrade”.

It will deliver faster speeds than...

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16 Oct 2017

The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.

The federal government has mounting anxieties about the way Beijing uses student groups to monitor young...

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15 Oct 2017

The Ministry of Social Development says its mission is to help people look after themselves – so why are there so many complaints about its lack of humanity?


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15 Oct 2017

Journalists say freedom of the press in Fiji is at an all-time low, with repercussions for those who upset the government.

First-hand accounts and leaked documents reveal the extent of the Fijian government’s control over the media and public service.

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12 Oct 2017

Victoria's Victims of Crime Commissioner and politicians on both sides of Parliament have welcomed a High Court ruling that has effectively found that the Court of Appeal should have increased the sentence given to a man for sexually abusing his stepdaughter from the age of...

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11 Oct 2017

As the probe continues into whether Russia interfered in the US presidential election, there is growing concern about the impact of artificial intelligence on the global media landscape.

The World Today speaks to British media and human rights lawyer, Mark Stephens, about the use...

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8 Oct 2017

In an unprecedented move, in August 2017 Chinese officials chartered a plane to Fiji and deported seventy-seven of their own citizens who had been living on the Pacific island

But as Hagar Cohen reports China's official explanation for this unusual extradition is being questioned...

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27 Sep 2017

An expert conducting a review of regional education for the federal government thinks Australia has become too obsessed with sending country students to university.

Flinders University Professor, John Halsey, says tertiary education should remain a viable pathway for country students, but argues regional Australia...

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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...

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19 Sep 2017

It's the preferred platform of the Leader of the Free World, but to some politicians in Australia, Twitter isn't worth the energy.

Overnight, Federal Labor MP, Ed Husic, announced that he'd posted his final tweet, and some on the government benches say they understand...

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14 Sep 2017

After weeks of negotiations, the Federal Government has secured the numbers to pass its media laws package, clearing the way for major mergers and acquisitions.

The Nick Xenophon Team agreed to support the Government's package, in exchange for a 60-million-dollar new fund for independent...

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13 Sep 2017

There is no urgency for Ten Network creditors to sign off on a recommendation to sell the embattled broadcaster to the US television giant CBS, a court heard today.

Dr Andrew Bell SC for media baron Bruce Gordon says a deed of company arrangement...

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12 Sep 2017

China's plans to eventually ban the sale of new petrol and diesel engines could hurt Australia's multi-billion-dollar car-parts industry, which exports to China.

The group which represents Australian car parts manufacturers says there are benefits and opportunities for local companies. It's even tipping the...

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11 Sep 2017

This week marks ten years since the United Nations adopted its first Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Although non-binding, the Declaration recognised the rights of indigenous peoples around the world to self-determination and proposed protections for their land and resources.