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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.
 
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.
 
How much screen time should you let your kids have? How do you talk to your tweens and teens about sex and consent? How do you keep your cool when your child throws a tantrum? Maggie Dent, one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Maggie talks to parenting experts from around the world to find practical solutions to the challenges every parent is facing today. She'll help you be the parent you real ...
 
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Nicolle Flint MP talks about the sexist abuse she’s faced throughout her career, not from within her own party, but from political opponents and activists outside of Canberra; and does 'cancel culture' threaten what remains of our liberal public discourse, or is uncensored free speech a dangerous proposition?…
 
30 years ago to the day, a royal commission into Indigenous deaths in custody handed its findings down.Since then, at least 450 more First Nations people have died while on the inside, and with at least five of those deaths recorded just last month, it's clear many of the problems of three decades ago remain.So what, if anything, has changed?Today …
 
More mass vaccination hubs are planned for mid-year in a bid to catch up on the botched roll-out as the Prime Minister's switches to a war footing, admitting we're beset with problems and issues; and the Prime Minister regrets hurting the former Australia Post boss who was forced from her job.. But he stops short of apologising for his outburst in …
 
It’s over 50 years since the equal pay decision when the Arbitration Commission endorsed the principle of equal pay for equal work. But 50 years on there’s still a gender pay gap. Despite campaigns for gender equality Australian women earn , on average , 13.4 percent less than men.So why is there this persistent gap and how can we fix it? The Direc…
 
Everyone has had a nasty encounter with wildlife, even if it’s only getting stung by a bee. Now there is a global discipline of conservation science working on managing Human-Wildlife Conflict. Professor Richard Kingsford form the Centre for Ecosystem Science, at the University of New South Wales talks about how we can better understand our relatio…
 
One in three Australian marriages ends in divorce – and ABC journalist Tamara Oudyn’s marriage was one of them. She’s on a mission to discover just what it takes to have a good divorce in a new show that we think you’ll love. Join Tamara on The Good Divorce as she seeks heartfelt advice on how to keep things on track.…
 
Khadim Ali began his art career painting propaganda murals in Iran before training in Persian miniatures and eventually finding his way to Australia. Now the acclaimed Hazara artist is launching his largest solo show at the Institute of Modern Art.Using apparently innocent phrases and bright enamel paint, Jon Campbell’s joyful paintings unpack the …
 
Khadim Ali began his art career painting propaganda murals in Iran before training in Persian miniatures and eventually finding his way to Australia. Now the acclaimed Hazara artist is launching his largest solo show at the Institute of Modern Art.Using apparently innocent phrases and bright enamel paint, Jon Campbell’s joyful paintings unpack the …
 
It started with a public row about Cartier watches.Late last year, the former CEO of Australia Post Christine Holgate stood aside after her decision to give four Cartier watches as gifts to senior executives was loudly criticised by dozens of politicians from the prime minister Scott Morrison down.Now, Ms Holgate is hitting back, claiming she was b…
 
Mata Hari - the erotic dancer was executed during World War I as one of several ‘evil female spies’. The ‘spy-mania’ at the time was influenced by the assumption that women were innately deceptive. It was also believed that women exploited the war to gain social and economic privileges that belonged previously for men only. Historian Joanne Bourke …
 
NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan has found that the murders of teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their father were preventable. The Coroner identified a series of serious systemic failures which contributed to the crimes. Also, Victorian Coroner Paresa Spanos has recommended the adoption of pill testing after investigating the deaths of fiv…
 
Mark Trevorrow created Bob Downe in 1984 and the Prince of Polyester continues to reign — at this year's Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Bob Downe is bringing the classic variety television show Adelaide Tonight back to life on stage.Also, the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore hit romantic comedy The Wedding Singer is now a stage musical and Melbourne's M…
 
There's a loud question echoing in Australians' minds, as the country has its belated #MeToo moment.The big question is 'why?'. What drives that behaviour?Today on The Signal, we speak to a criminologist who's followed the breadcrumbs back, in an attempt to find out: what fuels male sexual aggression?And can the answer, no matter how uncomfortable,…
 
Teenage girls — it can be a tricky time when you're not sure if your daughter likes or loathes you. But here's the thing, she needs you now more than ever. Join Maggie Dent as she gives you great tips on how to make the ride smoother. She talks to educator and parenting author Michelle Mitchell about what girls most need from their parents to thriv…
 
Australia is generally a good place to have a baby, but Indigenous babies are more likely to be born prematurely, and their mums are less likely to attend medical appointments during pregnancy or be breastfeeding by the time they leave hospital. Aboriginal communities say part of the solution is 'culturally safe maternity care' that goes beyond jus…
 
Residential aged care has been in a state of crisis for years over serious quality and safety issues and we await the Federal Government's detailed response to the Royal Commission's recommendations. But there could be a fairly simple fix for the some of the commonest causes of preventable harm - using the data that already exist in aged care facil…
 
Alzheimer's disease is hard to diagnose definitively because it relies on seeing particular pathology in the brain - a collection of a protein called amyloid and another called tau around the nerves. This makes it difficult to test treatments, and to predict the future for people with thinking and memory problems.…
 
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