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A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.
 
The Wantok Program is 30 minutes of news and current affairs broadcast on Radio Australia twice a day Monday to Friday in Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin, Solomon Islands Pijin and Vanuatu Bislama pidgin languages.
 
AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
Every few weeks, a brand new comedy special will pop into your feed. From Felicity Ward’s award-winning show The Hedgehog Dilemma to Ivan Aristeguieta’s stand-up, The Fourth Floor, recorded at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As well as stand-up specials from Sammy J, David Quirk and Suren Jayemanne. ***Warning: Some of these podcasts contain swearing and adult concepts, not suitable for listeners under 15 years of age***
 
Lisa Leong helps you navigate your way through the tough times, looking for the sunshine and the humanity in the world of work. From the quirky to the somewhat controversial, experts in the world of work and business share their ideas, experiments and fast fails, that you can apply to your own career. We’re cheaper than therapy and more fun than LinkedIn, think of us as your digital water cooler.
 
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There's one Tamil asylum seeker family that's put the Government in a very uncomfortable position lately.The Muragappans, known more widely as the Biloela family after the small Queensland town they lived in for years, have been trying to win the right to stay in Australia for almost a decade.The family has been on Christmas Island since 2018, and …
 
The minimum wage now above $20 an hour, who gets it and who doesn't and what's it mean for the economy? An apartment complex is at the centre of Melbourne's latest COVID outbreak, should it have been locked down earlier? And after Australia drops farm work requirements for British backpackers, we'll hear from someone who's done it, and a farmer who…
 
Stop playing around and start playing seriously. Our deep drive to play has shaped our cultures and our philosophies, our working lives, and our civilizations since we first started playing. AND – women’s soccer in Australia. Fighting for more equality on and off the field, women's football is a story of community, endurance and success. A celebrat…
 
One of Australia's most decorated soldiers, Ben Roberts-Smith, is suing Channel Nine over allegations of murders committed during his service in Afghanistan, and allegations of bullying and domestic violence.Ben Roberts-Smith strenuously denies the allegations.The defamation trial is already in its second week, and with a possible eight more weeks …
 
Modern parents juggle work and home and try to meet high expectations about each child reaching their potential. Two parenting experts talk about the particular demands of raising teenage girls and raising boys with a healthy masculinity. And is striving for personal happiness a worthwhile goal or does trying to be happy all the time create more an…
 
A reprieve from Christmas Island for a Tamil family seeking asylum, but there's no promise of freedom; A post-Brexit trade deal in the wind tonight between Australia and the UK, farmers stand by for rewards, but they fear setbacks too; And the US President prepares to meet his Russian counterpart, tensions are deep and wide, so how will Joe Biden h…
 
Composer and performer Eddie Perfect's Broadway adventures included some of the highest highs and lowest lows of his career. Now with two Broadway credits and a Tony nomination on his CV, he's touring a new show of stories and songs: Introspective.Also, Robyn Nevin has been a leading talent in Australian theatre for decades, but her latest role may…
 
When China rolled out their trade sanctions regime against Australia to try and punish us for a litany of perceived insults, the trade of one commodity was conspicuously left untouched.China’s desperate need to stimulate economic growth through construction has left them with an insatiable appetite for Australian iron ore.In this episode, we look a…
 
Australia's trade war with China is an instructive tale, and at the G7 meeting in Cornwall this week it was again front of mind.So what are the key lessons that the world is taking from the dispute?And why, after months of trade fights with China, has one key commodity been so far quarantined?Today on The Signal, we're teaming up with Matt Bevan, h…
 
Hope that a family of asylum seekers split between Perth and Christmas Island will soon be reunited; There's a massive child support debt in this country and it’s owed mostly to women, we'll look at proposals to try to get more of that money into the hands of primary carers; And the new anti-doping rules set to be put to the test at the Tokyo Olymp…
 
Andy Weir is most famous for The Martian, the science-heavy Mars survival story that was made in to a hit film starring Matt Damon, and now he's back now with a new book, Project Hail Mary.Journalist Jacqueline Maley on motherhood and ethics in her debut and the final in Michael Mohammed Ahmad's trilogy featuring his alter-ego, Bani Adam.…
 
Mass vaccination is our only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.So far though, the take-up of vaccines in Australia has been slow, with those eligible delaying booking appointments, and up to 16% of Australians telling pollsters they don't want the jab at all.So is the media to blame?Today on The Signal, we're looking at how Australian journalists ha…
 
Andy Weir is most famous for The Martian, the science-heavy Mars survival story that was made in to a hit film starring Matt Damon, and now he's back now with a new book, Project Hail Mary.Journalist Jacqueline Maley on motherhood and ethics in her debut and the final in Michael Mohammed Ahmad's trilogy featuring his alter-ego, Bani Adam.…
 
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