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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.
Groups of volunteers are working for official recognition of the graves of war veterans who made it home, but then died in obscurity.  
It's estimated Aboriginal people experience more than twice the rate of extreme psychological stress than other Australians, with one in three affected.

Freedom fighters

In Thailand a radical concept is giving prisoners the chance to fight for their freedom.

Ita smashes Burdekin sugar cane

Cane growers in far north Queensland are predicting millions of dollars in damage in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Ita.

World News Radio April 15

Vandals target a Canberra Islamic Centre.Migrant groups speak out against lifting the pension age.A campaigner for factory workers rights in Bangladesh brings her...
Operators of Australia's biggest Islamic centre have appealed for better police protection, after an attack that has caused extensive damage.
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