• Judi Moylan retires MP3

    Judi Moylan belongs to a diminishing group of Liberals prepared to speak out on the treatment of asylum seekers. She used her farewell speech to Parliament to express her "strident opposition" to the detention of children and to call for a "national consensus" to stop the death of asylum seekers at sea.

    25.06.2013

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  • The Fukushima aftermath MP3

    On the 11th March, 2011, Japan was rocked by the fourth largest earthquake in recorded history. A tsunami slammed into the country's north east coast less than an hour after the earthquake shock with waves reaching over forty metres in some valleys. Covering it all for the ABC was North Asia Correspondent Mark Willacy who received a Walkley award for his reports.

    25.06.2013

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  • Breakfast - 2013-06-26 MP3

    Papers with James Carleton. Obama tackles climate change. Sport: Warwick Hadfield. Simmering Labor leadership. Campaign to save the Kimberley. Dollar dive. Finance update with Elysse Morgan. AM with Tony Eastley. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Rob Oakeshott to retire (video). Opportunities for Australia as world acts on climate: Barnett. The Fukushima aftermath. Judi Moylan retires. Disabled workers are an asset. Pr...

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  • David Knox: River Cottage MP3

    Radio National Breakfast's TV critic, David Knox, takes us through the best and the worst of what's on the box this week.

    24.06.2013

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  • The retirement of a speaker MP3

    Former speaker Harry Jenkins is leaving Parliament. In his farewell speech he called on the Labor Party to unite in the face of ongoing leadership speculation.

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  • Politically charged 457 visas MP3

    The federal government is trying to legislate so that the onus is on Australian businesses to make every effort to employ Australian citizens before they source labour from overseas. A senate submission came from a group of industrial relations experts at the University of Adelaide Law School.

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  • Protection for whistleblowers MP3

    After six different parliamentary committees over 20 years, protection for some whistleblowers could be enshrined in federal legislation if a new bill passes the Senate this week. It offers comprehensive protection for all federal public servants and contractors who report wrongdoing within the Commonwealth public sector.

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  • Long Way Home: An extraordinary story MP3

    image Born in India, Saroo spent his early years in poverty. Growing up in a small town, he spent his early childhood searching passing trains with his brother for money to help his family survive. One day he became separated from his brother, fell asleep on a train station, woke up confused, got on a train and ended up lost, illiterate and penniless, in Calcutta's main station. He was five years old. Saroo's remarka...

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  • Breakfast - 2013-06-25 MP3

    AM with Tony Eastley. Papers with James Carleton. Sport: Warwick Hadfield. Long Way Home: An extraordinary story. Protection for whistleblowers. Finance update with Elysse Morgan. Politics with Paul Bongiorno. Anthony Albanese on getting the final bills passed (video). DisabilityCare: The impact on families. The cost of cheap clothing. Politically charged 457 visas. The retirement of a speaker. The Law Report's Damie...

    24.06.2013

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  • Gillard attacks 'unreasonable pessimism' MP3

    The Prime Minister Julia Gillard has lashed out at what she calls an 'unreasonable pessimism' in the media and some economists about the Australian economy. She's urging businesspeople gathered for a major two-day conference in Canberra to 'challenge the negative sentiment that is around in some quarters'.

    23.06.2013

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  • Potential protection for fruit growers MP3

    Victoria's fruit growers have welcomed an announcement that SPC-Ardmona may get protection under WTO rules, but their case has been referred to the Australian Productivity Commission for investigation.

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    23.06.2013

  • The Health Report's Joel Werner MP3

    A Senate Inquiry has warned that Australia is on the verge of a new plague of antibiotic-resistant infections and is calling for the establishment of an independent body to advise on how to combat superbugs and monitor antibiotic use.

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  • Top End development MP3

    In 2010, the Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce report seemingly killed off any hope of developing a food bowl in the north, saying Australia's tropical zone could only support around 60,000 hectares of agriculture. Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan, however, disputes this and continues to advocate development in northern Australia.

    23.06.2013

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    23.06.2013

  • Global crop diversity MP3

    To feed an extra 2 billion people by 2050, the world needs to dramatically increase food production by an estimated 60 per cent. This huge challenge has to be met as global warming of more than two degrees cuts productivity of the world's major food crops.

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  • Greg Combet calls for leadership issue to be resolved MP3

    The Gillard Government is showcasing its achievements of the last three years, but overshadowing the event is the leadership rivalry that Greg Combet says must be resolved.

    23.06.2013

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  • Breakfast - 2013-06-24 MP3

    Papers with James Carleton. A whale of a battle: Interview with Greg Hunt. Sport: Warwick Hadfield. Changing international perspective. Fashion Victims: 4Corners. Monday Finance with Sheryle Bagwell. AM with Tony Eastley. Greg Combet calls for leadership issue to be resolved. Politics with Michelle Grattan. Global crop diversity. Top End development. AOTW Sweet Jean. The Health Report's Joel Werner. Potential protect...

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  • US Senate proposes legislation to ban arming Syria's rebels MP3

    Four US senators from both sides of the house are introducing legislation today that could bar President Barack Obama from providing military aid to Syria's rebels.

    20.06.2013

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  • Senate committee holds inquiry into NAPLAN MP3

    A Senate committee is to hold a public hearing to examine the impact of NAPLAN testing.

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  • Top End Abbott's 'next frontier' MP3

    Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is to unveil plans for a Coalition White paper on development in the Northern Territory.

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