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Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.
 
Andrew Leigh interviews people on living a happy, healthy and ethical life
 
RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.
 
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Humanitarian groups say at least 12 people have been killed in violence following protests against high fuel prices.
 
Debt is growing to alarming levels in China, and economists say it's what they can't see that worries them.
 
Following the Menindee fish kill, the people of Menindee are concerned their town will run out of water completely.
 
Prince Philip was recently involved in a violent car crash, injuring two women.
 
Australian Academy of Science called in to crack the river system's serious health problems
 
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he wants a woman preselected in Higgins.
 
An animal rights group has published an online map with the locations of thousands of farms and abattoirs around Australia. The National Farmers Federation says it will attract harassment, but the animal rights group Aussie Farms says it’s about transparency. There are concerns victims of domestic violence are being made to wait too long for an ...…
 
The cashless debit card currently being used at three sites in Australia as a way to prevent welfare recipients from buying alcohol or gambling experiences an outage this week that prevented people from buying food and other essential goods. And we look at the pattern of extreme weather across the country.…
 
Tasmania is battling dozens of blazes across the state and authorities are appealing for help from interstate. The employment of 70 Australian seafarers is in limbo after BHP and Bluescope Steele announced plans to end the use of their last two locally-run iron ore freighters. Workers have been radioing in from China to express their distress a ...…
 
Residents at Menindee, the far west New South Wales town where 1 million fish were found dead, say drinking water in the town is rancid and making them sick. But Essential Water says their independent testing found the water safe for human consumption. And saving the red crabs of Christmas Island.
 
NSW State Government purchases aerators as a short-term fix to the ecological disaster developing in the Darling River. In Menindee, where up to a million fish died, the clean-up is underway. And regional ANZ customers are furious they can no longer bank at their local post office.
 
The ABC has obtained footage of police aiming guns at unarmed children during a riot at Darwin’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre last November. It also reveals the ease in which keys were taken from a guard. And Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Bill Shorten were in the Northern Territory at the weekend announcing very similar ...…
 
Severe water shortages continue in Walgett in northern New South Wales. Locals at a community meeting expressed deep frustration about the crisis. One mother describes cleaning out her son’s feeding tubes with bore water, which was completely brown. And WA's Pilbara community is reeling following six suicides in four weeks of both indigenous an ...…
 
Fierce debate is raging between rock lobster fishermen and the West Australian State Government. The $5 billion is currently tightly controlled by the fishermen, but the government has announced changes to quotas as it takes control of more than 17 per cent of the catch. Those in the industry say business will suffer. And as the Bureau of Meteo ...…
 
NSW Minister Niall Blair meets hostile locals in Menindee following the death of up to a million fish in the Darling River. The meeting was relocated to the other side of the river because of reported death threats against him. And scientists call for people to report any sawfish they have seen – be it in the wild, hooked by a fisherman or hang ...…
 
The Australian Medical Association says the recent syphilis outbreak should be seen as the ‘canary in the coalmine’ for how infectious diseases are responded to in Australia. The AMA’s NT president says the response to a growing number of syphilis cases in has been a ‘total failure’. Barkindji elders have slammed State and Federal water managem ...…
 
An emergency warning alert service used by regional councils has been hacked raising concerns about user's personal data. And rethinking population decline in rural towns.
 
The future of more than 400 truck drivers around Australia is uncertain after Redstar Transport goes into liquidation and boarding school students reflect on their favourite part of going home for Christmas.
 
The bushfire research centre explains the consequences climate change and fire risk and priests from Ghana make a home in the Australian outback.
 
The Federal Energy Minister is at odds with his State counterparts over energy policy and the ACCC calls for action on dramatically high insurance premiums in northern Australia.
 
Political observers are asking whether the Nationals Party has a 'women problem' in the wake of the Andrew Broad scandal and the Northern Territory is in an economic crisis.
 
The Labor Party as promised to abolish its work-for-dole program as part of a Reconciliation Plan and a Queensland grazier donates millions to the Royal Flying Doctors.
 
NASA says it will be the last and strongest meteor shower of 2018.
 
'The Wrap' is RN Drive's summary of the biggest stories of the year, plus some you may have missed.
 
State and federal governments celebrate consensus on the Murray Darling Basin Plan and a Queensland town fears it may not survive the drought.
 
Many Australians have received automated phone calls claiming to be from the Australian Tax Office.
 
Queensland's south east has been put on flood watch as Cyclone Own intensifies off the Northern Territory.
 
From gene-edited babies to underworld species, AI assistants and wombat poo, RN Drive revisits the biggest - and oddest - science news of the year.
 
A new study commissioned by Time's Up makes the case for investing in more films with a female lead.
 
RN Drive speaks to a member of Emmanuel Macron's En Marche party about the attack on the French city of Strasbourg and the protests against economic policies taking place across the country.
 
With Parliament safely risen for the year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison today delivered major announcements on religious freedoms and a federal anti-corruption body.
 
Flash flooding hits northern Victoria, as work begins in New South Wales on the Inland Rail project.
 
Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was granted refugee status in Australia in 2017, is fighting extradition to Bahrain stating that he fears he will be tortured if he is returned.
 
With the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the passing of encryption laws and the British Police using AI to fight crime, its been a huge year for tech news.
 
The latte accounted for one in every three orders this year, flat whites held their own, while oat milk is tipped to become the coffee craze of 2019.
 
Indigenous representatives will play a central roll in designing the new Closing the Gap targets and monitoring progress.
 
ANU Demographer Peter McDonald spoke at COAG, and has reservations about plans to cut migration.
 
Scott Morrison has foreshadowed that he plans to cut Australia's immigration intake, in his first Council of Australian Governments as Prime Minister.
 
ANZ has defended its decision to cut face-to-face services and the drought in Queensland prompts a century-old stock route to be closed.
 
The Australian Government maintains it's committed to reducing emissions.
 
In this final Business and Finance chat of 2018, RN Drive looks back on the year's top stories.
 
An Austrian counselling program has been rehabilitating social media trolls, including a local politician.
 
The final vote count has been determined for the Upper House in the Victorian State election.
 
Jenny Graham has become the fastest woman to travel around the world on a bike, beating the previous record by 20 days.
 
Australian political pundits weigh in on the chaos, as UK Prime Minister Theresa May delays a vote on her proposed Brexit deal.
 
Shadow Frontbenchers say refugee policies won't be changed at ALP National Conference.
 
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment recommends a proposed coal mine be knocked back and the Parkes telescope assists an interstellar NASA mission.
 
Wherever you sit on the political spectrum, it can often feel like the media - and in particular the internet - is full of people we love to hate.
 
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