The number of Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal women in custody has jumped by 18 per cent.

Move towards medical marijuana use

State governments have announced plans which could lead the way to medical marijuana use in Australia.
Japan has signalled it intends to find a way to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean.
The construction of the proposed mosque in Currumbin can only go ahead if it's approved at a full Gold Coast Regional Council meeting.
Some observers believe that by joining the US-led international coalition in Iraq, Australia could be risking its own security.

SBS World News Radio 16 September

World leaders pledge to fight so-called IS; Criticism of Australia's involvement in Iraq; Interest-free loans for Australia's poorest.

PM continues Arnhem Land visit

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has spent a second day living in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
A migration body says about 500 suspected migrants are feared drowned after their boat sank near Malta last week.

PM begins Arnhem Land visit

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has begun a week-long trip to remote Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Weekend Sport Wrap

SBS World News Rdaio's weekend sport round up with Attila Mosonyi
Some experts say Australia is at risk of squandering the benefits of immigration. 
Senator Cory Bernardi has sparked more controversy over his comments on multiculturalism. 
Protesters targeting the PM have clashed with police at Melbourne University.
The UNHCR is continuing a major aid operation for almost half a million displaced people in northern Iraq.
There's concern about access to effective health care by men of non-English speaking backgrounds affected by prostate cancer.

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