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Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
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In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
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Off Track - ABC RN
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Word Up shares the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.
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On Friday 15 March 2019 an Australian man opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 people and wounding as many.There has been much speculation since about where he came from and what his motivations were.A manifesto published online by the shooter before the attacks bears many of the hallmarks of white supremacist rhetoric, includ ...…
Merv Johnson is a Gooreng Gooreng elder who was raised on the fringes of Bundaberg.
What makes blak work better? Jupiter Orbiting: a dance with dissociation. Shari Sebbens steps outside her comfort zone. Word Up: Merv Johnson. The return of Yirramboi.
Casey Legler speaks of being a world record breaking swimmer, a recovering alcoholic and the first woman signed to a male modelling agency. Good guides on which fish we can eat, native title between locals cuts red tape, winging it on a canal, and how witches were women working in teams.
In 2003, journalist Andrew Gray was embedded in a US tank battalion during the Iraq invasion. In this documentary he returns to an event from that time which has haunted him for over 15 years.
How racial prejudice can easily appear in classroomsThe human race - a race of oneHenry Sutton an inspiration for students at Federation UniversityProject FeederWatch feeds birds, unites people, provides valuable dataFairywren Project collates bird sightings to monitor changes in populations and range…
Towards a Concrete Utopia. Kitchen Rudimental: a very French tart. Dieter Rams and his iconic designs. Love amongst the weeds. Poul Henningsen: Icon of Lighting. Lost and Found — Trees.
In this edition:No free ride for Solomon Islands' next batch of MPs, as tax is reimposed on their salaries. The chocolate growers of Bougainville on the look out for niche markets in Australia and beyond. And the 10 year old "wonderboy" who's taken on the task of attracting the tourists back to Palau.…
It’s a momentous night for this teenage eastern quoll – she’s leaving home.
Is God beyond gender? What about humans? This week Christian and Jewish trans women describe coming out while in ministry and what it taught them about the divine.
Are you the forgiving type? Or does your forgiveness depend on the circumstances? Forgiveness is often discussed as if it were a single, straightforward, phenomenon. The reality, however, is not so simple.
Science writer, Mike McRae, outlines the ever-changing nature of illness, and how disease is socially and culturally defined.
The sexbots are coming. How will it change our sex lives - for better and worse?
Writers Ceridwen Dovey and Kelly Gardiner join Kate and Cassie to talk new books, and Andrea Goldsmith reveals how reading has allowed her to be 'privately wild'.
Chemist and fire scene investigator Niamh Nic Daeid on doing science in the service of justice
We look at live streaming and the responsibility of social media platforms in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack, talk over the documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson and our teen correspondent mourns the cancellation of Netflix's One Day at a Time.
Paying more attention to arthritis. Could the perfect burger be meat free? Modern Dilemma: hot under the collar and cross about the bun.
On the program: The Australian mining company accused by Bougainville's President of attempting to bribe his government denies the claims, and funerals have been held for the three Fiji nationals killed in the Christchurch mosque terrorist attacks, as New Zealanders of all faiths prepare for today's day of mourning.…
The Solomon Islands Police Commissioner says police are more than ready to take on its biggest challenge with 1600 officers deployed across the country to provide security for April 3 elections.
Weather experts are forecasting the parts of the Pacific could see another mass coral bleaching event this year, while countries like PNG are at risk of drought — as they confirm that the possibility of an El Nino event in 2019 is looking more likely.
John Momis has accused RTG Mining of attempting to bribe his government and waging a subversive propaganda campaign.
We meet Andrew Quilty photojournalist based in Afghanistan and a Greek woman who travelled to Australia to marry a man sight unseen.
Have you ever thought about starting a business, being your own boss, making all the decisions? Indigenous business is a growing sector which provides employment and training in urban and regional communities. We meet four female business owners who are part of an expanding network of Indigenous entrepreneurs.…
Critics say that the proliferation of modern, wafer-thin skyscrapers are symbols of rising urban inequality. Also: Are levels of density in our cities making us ill? And what's the impact of short-term letting on urban affordability?
The big, small and downright weird economic consequences of Brexit.
On Friday 15 March 2019 an Australian man opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 people and wounding as many.There has been much speculation since about where he came from and what his motivations were.A manifesto published online by the shooter before the attacks bears many of the hallmarks of white supremacist rhetoric, includ ...…
In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack the political discourse around Islamophobia and racism has changed.Plus, the Prime Minister announced a population plan which aimed to draw migrants to regional towns.ABC National Affairs Correspondent Greg Jennett co-hosts the podcast this week with Patricia Karvelas. They're joined by ABC Ins ...…
Is Modi still a 'sure thing' to win the Indian election? Does racism affect Australian government policy? What is the point of demonstrating about climate change?
The discovery of an old recipe book of her Hungarian grandmothers' sets Ruth Balint on a family investigation. Between the pages, she uncovers more than just the instructions for her beloved margosh beigli.
Kate Legge traces the lives of pioneering naturalists Kate Cowle and Gustav Weindorfer in Tasmania's remote and sublime wilderness
Comedian Mark Humphries joins the TV chat with Lauren Carroll Harris and Jason Di Rosso to talk about Ricky Gervais' new series After Life. Director Karyn Kusama discusses directing Nicole Kidman in edgy cop thriller Destroyer, and film curator Richard Sowada is in to talk Design on Film.
What more can be done to address the risk of violence from white supremacists? Monica Tan on "Stranger Country" and belonging in Australia. Witches, an exploration of the work women do together.
On the program: Transparency International Solomon Islands says it's "fishy" that the mining company at the centre of the country's oil spill disaster has been granted new prospecting licences, and Taiwan's President kicks off a trip to the Pacific today.
Taiwan's President Tai Ing-Wen today begins an eight-day trip to the Pacific with visits to Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands, in what's being billed as an "Oceans of Democracy Tour" and what experts say is a case to reassure its partners "that it sees itself being there in future".
Indonesia's disaster authorities are blaming floods in Papua Province on rampant deforestation, while ecology experts say poorly engineered roads could also be to blame — and warn that other Pacific nations face the same fate.
Transparency International Solomon Islands says it's "fishy" that the mining company at the centre of the country's oil spill disaster has been granted new prospecting licences.
A bill introduced into US Congress would give health benefits to veterans for presumed exposure to toxic herbicides on Guam and other Pacific islands.
Melissa Lucashenko's Stella-shortlisted novel started its life as a project about 'Aboriginal hillbillies'.
Jamie Marina Lau started writing her debut novel when she was 19, by the time she was 21, it was published.
Little Gods features 12 year old Olive who thinks of herself as clever, brave and sure and is constantly unsatisfied by the explanations of adults.
Enza Gandolfo's Stella-shortlisted novel was inspired by the real-life West Gate Bridge disaster, which killed 35 people in 1970s Melbourne.
The Stella judges say Tumarkin's book "pushes the boundaries of non-fiction so far out that they will never recover".
Who are Australia's greatest tax dodgers, has Europe's refugee crisis ended and why Australians love Trove.
Throughout the centuries, music has inspired philosophers. Some thought it was dangerous other found it metaphysically profound or very suspicious. Goetz Richter discusses the perplexity philosophers feel when facing (the) music.
Why has it taken the sound of bullets fired and the sight of blood spilled to get some to see Muslims as fully human, as capable of placing demands on our attention or claims for our respect?
Sarah Smarsh on the idiosyncratic women who raised her in Kansas
Chris Heysen and NGV curator Angela Hesson on important 20th-century Australian painters, father and daughter artists Hans and Nora Heysen, vale Edmund Capon in Arts News, Fiona Gruber visits Melbourne's Lyon Housemuseum on the opening of a new public gallery next door, and Bendigo Art Gallery's Tansy Curtin and London's National Portrait Galle ...…
Thousands facing welfare payment problems as a result of ParentsNext. Meet Casey Legler: Olympic athlete, world's first female male model, and recovering alcoholic . Burning Question - what species of fish are the best to buy if I'm trying to be sustainable?
On the program: Hundreds of Australian defence personnel to help with Solomon Islands' election that's just 2 weeks away and why is New Caledonia's capital one of the most expensive places in the world?
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