Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

World News Radio April 18

Calls for action as 50 thousand South Sudanese face death by starvation.How would a raised retirement age affect Australians from migrant backgrounds?Saving...
Australia's largest migrant community organisation is concerned by proposals to raise the pension age.

Mike Baird now Premier of NSW

Mike Baird has been sworn in as the 44th Premier of New South Wales.

Is Ukraine headed for civil war?

There's growing concern that unrest in eastern Ukraine may result in civil war.
The Immigration Department has delayed the transfer of 26 asylum seeker babies born in Australia to overseas detention centres, pending the outcome of a legal...
There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
Seven naval officers have been penalised for repeated incursions into Indonesian waters during Operation Sovereign Borders.

AMA appeal for Nauru access

The AMA is calling for an independent medical assessment panel to be sent immediately to the Nauru detention centre.
A lawyer who recently toured the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea says he's gravely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of asylum-seekers...
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.

World News Radio April 17

Debate rages after New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announced he is stepping down.The number of Indigenous youth in justice supervision remains high.And we...
Human rights campaigners in Myanmar are concerned a proposed ban on interfaith marriages will the exacerbate existing tensions.
The Human Rights Commission is fighting for sweeping changes to public transport in NSW after an accident involving a disabled man.
Daniel Boyd has become the first Indigenous man to win one of Australia's richest cultural accolades, the Bulgari Art Award.
The federal government is promising massive spending on roads in western Sydney as part the plan to build the Badgerys Creek airport. 

Wine gift brings down NSW Premier

A bottle of wine has led to the end of the political career of New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell.  

World News Australia April 16

Tropical Cyclone Ita's trail of destruction through Papua New Guinea.We hear from the former chairman of SBS on fears of funding cuts for public broadcasters...
The former chairman of SBS says both of Australia's public broadcasters are being run efficiently.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
Investigations are continuing into a vandalism attack on the weekend at Canberra's Islamic Centre.  
Tormented by shockingly high youth suicide rates, a group of Indigenous elders has united to save a generation.
Cyclone Ita has left an estimated 5,000 people homeless and destroyed thousands of food gardens in remote communities in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay province.
UNICEF says nearly a quarter of a million South Sudanese children are at risk of acute malnutrition.
Federal cabinet has approved the construction of Sydney's second airport at Badgerys Creek.
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