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Strawberries and other fruit contaminated with needles: The government has just announced a reward of $100.000 for information leading to arrest the responsible people and a jail sentence of 15 years. This podcast wraps up the crisis and includes...
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Urban Sketching

German artist Julia Zöllner is currently sharing her passion for "urban sketching", drawing in public spaces, with other enthusiasts. SBS reporter Saskia Wöhler attended one of Julia´s workshops in Melbourne.
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10 years since the GFC

It is 10 years since the financial world began a wobble that would swing into what we now know as the global financial crisis.
Today, the scars of the global financial crisis remain. There have been trillions of dollars in losses. And in a world of subpar economic growth, even optimists are downbeat about whether the economic medicine has been taken.
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Pamela Rauleder spoke to German-based fashion expert Carolin Ohlert.
This year marks the 185th Oktoberfest in Munich, kicking off this Saturday, the same day the Melbourne Hofbräuhaus starts its five-weeks long Oktoberfest celebrations. SBS spoke to Brand Manager Philipp Hockenberger about how the...

Restoring Hope on the Philippines

In the past 25 years, the Australian organisation "Operation Restore Hope" has helped children in the Philippines born with facial or cleft palates.
The involved doctors often give up their annual leave to help these children. SBS Radio contributer Barbara Barkhausen has seen the incredibly emotional photos a photographer took during his last trip.  


Eva Murer is bringing in a bag full of children's books about Australia - an Australian animals atlas, a travel adventure and a koala crime story.

Know your ‘Australianisms’?

The Oxford English Dictionary is calling on Australians to share their "Australianisms," otherwise known as a term or slang unique to the Australian lexicon. The famous dictionary is turning 90 years old this year and says it wants to create a...
What happens if artists, architects and engineers get together to deal with issues like climate and air? Right, they come up with great and innovative ideas concerning the air which surrounds us. These ideas and projects can currently be...

Austrian delicacies in Australia

Austrian exhibitors were once again present at this year´s Fine Food in Melbourne. SBS reporter Saskia Wöhler spoke to them and tried some specialties at a Networking event, organised by Advantage Austria.

Beloved Muse

In the play BELOVED MUSE, the Austrian actress Maxi Blaha sets out in the footsteps of Emilie Floege, lover of painter Gustav Klimt.
The play is on stage  at The Street Theatre in Canberra, this Sunday afternoon.

Ice cream anybody?

Our correspondent Katharina Loesche, in search of the most delicious ice cream, has found a German-Swiss couple who produce Italian gelato in Brisbane:
Nom Nom Natural Gelato is run by Swiss couple Gayatri and Thomas Aegerter. All varieties are made on-site by trained ice cream maker and confectioner Thomas, who has more than three decades of experience in all areas of the confectionery industry...
In Germany, Australia Day is celebrated in early September - fair dinkum. We're talking Praunheim, a city district of Frankfurt am Main. There, every year, Australia fans from all over Germany congregate for a good old yarn and traditional Aussie...
The event is organised by the Australien-Stammtisch Frankfurt am Main.
The Fringe Festival Melbourne is one of the most important alternative arts festivals in Australia. This year's motto is "The Games We Play". More than 3.000 artists from all over the world are participating – such as the German artist Sybille...
The Melbourne Fringe Festival runs from 13-30 September 2018

Singapore Grand Prix

Raikkonen leaves Ferrari - that's the big news ahead of Sunday's Formula One GP on Singapore's famous  Marina Bay Street Circuit.
F1 expert Jens Hoffmeister looks ahead to the thrilling night race.