• Rates of hospitalisation due to ice or crystal meth double in 7 years MP3

    There are calls today for more funding into research for an overdose reversal treatment for ice, as new data reveals that the use of the drug has doubled around Australia since 2008. Smoking ice has become commonplace, far more so than injecting the drug.

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  • US authorities to examine Ebola protocol after nurse is infected MP3

    Nurses in the United States are angry that a 'breach of protocol' is being blamed for a nurse contracting Ebola from a dying patient in Dallas. They say the wording unfairly shifts the blame when it's the system that is failing to properly prepare workers. And authorities admit the infection of the nurse means they must 'rethink' the way they approach Ebola.

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  • AM - Full Program - 30/11/2013 MP3

    AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. Each morning it covers the stories the other current affairs teams follow for the rest of the day.

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  • Cork or screwcap? MP3

    A new study by a leading wine expert has found screwcaps aren't all they've cracked up to be. It says the number of damaged bottles reaches the same levels as those seen when corks were widespread. The damage appears to be happening on the shop floor but the industry's not convinced.

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  • Protesters target Walmart on America's busiest shopping day of the year MP3

    In the United States, demonstrators are using the busiest shopping day of the year to picket Walmart stores across the country in protest against low wages. The rallies represent an escalation of the growing protest movement against America's largest private employer.

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  • Govt urged to look at middle class welfare in spending review MP3

    The Federal Government's Commission of Audit has already been slammed by unions and the Opposition as an excuse to slash public spending. But the Australian Council of Social Service's chief executive, Cassandra Goldie, says she's keeping an open mind.

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  • Greens court Labor support fighting TPVs MP3

    The Greens are urging Labor to back their move to challenge the recently reintroduced Temporary Protection Visas. Labor's support will be vital if Monday's disallowance motion for debate in the senate is to suceed but, as yet, the party has not indicated how it will vote.

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  • Australian Greenpeace activist released MP3

    The Australian Greenpeace activist, Colin Russell, has finally been released from a Russian jail after being inexplicably kept in prison when his co-defendants had been granted bail. The ships radio operator, who was arrested along with 29 others after their Arctic oil rig protest, is not allowed to leave St Petersburg.

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  • Cholesterol statin drugs could prevent some breast cancers MP3

    Researchers in the US have discovered a strong link between cholesterol and breast cancer in mice. The team from Duke University in North Carolina believes a by-product of cholesterol might help fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancer. Published in the journal Science, the study is being closely examined by medical professionals around the world.

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  • Union leader calls plant closure a disgrace MP3

    A prominent union leader is calling Rio Tinto's decision to suspend a Northern Territory refinery a disgrace. The town of Gove's future now relies on finding new business. One in four local residents will be out of a job when production phases down next year.

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  • Pyne denies public schools will suffer MP3

    The Federal Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, denies public schools will bear the brunt of any future funding cuts. He says speculation is unhelpful, but he's refusing to reveal any information until next year. And he told AM he hasn't broken an election promise.

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  • Gonski author says public education could be brought 'to its knees' MP3

    The Gonski plan that sought to address Australia's widening gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has gone, and there's no hint as to what will replace it. One of the Gonski authors, former head of the New South Wales Education Department, Dr Ken Boston, says the situation could bring public education to its knees.

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  • AM - Full Program - 29/11/2013 MP3

    AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. Each morning it covers the stories the other current affairs teams follow for the rest of the day.

    28.11.2013

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  • 'So You Got Naked Online': ACMA launches sexting guide MP3

    When young love and hormones collide with technology the results can be alarming and sometimes dangerous. The Australian Communication and Media Authority has produced a series of guides to assist parents and young people in making better and safer use of their smart phones.

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  • State education ministers to confront Pyne over Gonski back-flip MP3

    The Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne is meeting state and territory counterparts today. They are furious he's been announcing changes to school funding policy through the media without consultation. The states which signed six year agreements with the previous government say they won't let the Commonwealth walk away from the multi-billion dollar deals. Victorian Education Minister Martin Dixon speaks with ...

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  • Hockey rejects Graincorp foreign takeover bid MP3

    The Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey has knocked back an American agribusiness takeover of Australia's Graincorp. Farmers and the National Party urged the Government to stop the $3.4 billion deal. Mr Hockey has eased the restrictions on shareholding of Graincorp by the american firm, ADM.

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  • Less turkeys on the chopping block for Thanksgiving MP3

    It's Thanksgiving in the US; that's turkey eating season. But Americans are eating less and less of their traditional meat. One area of the industry is growing though: hormone-free, organic, free-range and 'heritage' turkeys are becoming much more popular, despite some birds costing more than $AU100.

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  • UK considers cigarette plain packaging MP3

    The UK government is considering following Australia's lead and enforcing plain packaging for cigarettes. The British opposition has labelled the change of heart by the conservatives as an embarrassing U-turn after the Australian adviser to the conservative party, Lynton Crosby, appeared to kill it off.

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  • Tasmanian 'Arctic 30' member Colin Russell granted bail MP3

    After 71 days of detention Tasmanian activist Colin Russell has been granted bail by a Russian court. However, his ordeal is still far from over. The 59 year old is is still facing the prospect of seven years jail, charged with hooliganism after he and 29 other Greenpeace activists tried to scale a Russian oil rig in the Arctic Sea.

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  • Bowen: Qantas needs help with capital MP3

    Qantas remains in discussions with senior members of both sides of politics as it lobbies for what it calls a 'level playing field' with its rival, Virgin Australia. The Treasurer Joe Hockey has responded by canvassing changes to the Qantas Sale Act to allow more foreign ownership of the airline, but the Opposition's treasury spokesman, Chris Bowen, says what Qantas actually wants is help accessing capital.

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