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||CleanTrump labels media 'enemies of the people'||Donald Trump has intensified his war on America's media - now describing them as 'enemies of the people.' During his brief time in the White House, the President has accused the media of peddling so-called 'fake news' and attacked journalists every chance he's had. Senior Republicans have condemned the remarks and media outlets say they'll continue to hold the Trump Administration to the strictest levels of scrutiny. One of the journalists who broke the Watergate scandal says Donald Trump's behaviour is worse than Richard Nixon.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing bilingual vital for education success, says expert||A linguistics expert says educators and policy makers need to embrace a second or third language for students, if they want to improve outcomes. University of South Australia Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, Kathleen Heugh, says Australia can learn a lot from Kazakhstan, which last year soared past Australia on a range of education markers, in the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe ATO workers' battle for nine minutes not as it seems||Workers at the Australian Taxation Office have one of the shortest full time working weeks in the country. Today, it was revealed they successfully fought off a nine minute increase to their daily hours. ATO Management was seeking the change as a productivity boost. But leading Labor market experts argue productivity isn't the same things as time spent in the office.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCambodian parliament approves changes to laws that disadvantage opposition parties||Cambodia's authoritarian government has changed the political laws, in what some commentators are calling the 'final triumph of dictatorship'. Australia played a key role in helping Cambodia emerge from the Khmer Rouge years, but Human Rights Watch calls today the final consolidation of absolute power in the hands of Hun Sen, who's ruled the nation for more than 30 years.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatholic Professional Standards transparency questioned at Royal Commission||The child sexual abuse Royal Commission has heard the Catholic Church is determined to regain its credibility through its new professional standards body Catholic Professional Standards. But the Royal Commission is already querying the transparency of the new body.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNT Government challenge $3.3 million Native Title compensation case||A landmark Native Title compensation case, which awarded $3.3 million to traditional owners, is being appealed in the Full Federal Court this week. The case was the first to decide how native title rights should be compensated if extinguished. But the Northern Territory Government is challenging the judgment, which will have implications for similar cases across the country.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVictorian water companies to soon play a role in domestic violence||Water companies in Victoria are to become part of the front line against domestic violence. From July this year, the people who process water bill payments will be part of the State's attempts to prevent abuse. The policy's been praised for its leadership, but the companies are being warned to know their limits when it comes to helping vulnerable women.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndonesia seeks consular access to citizen detained over alleged Kim Jong Nam assassination||Indonesian officials still haven't been granted consular access to one of their citizens who's been detained over the alleged assassination of Kim Jong Nam. The woman in her mid-20s has been in Malaysian police custody since last Thursday. Her family in Indonesia insist she thought she was appearing on a prank television show. Her brother says an agent paid her up to $300. Police in Malaysia have linked 11 people to the plot, including six north Korean nationals.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoal industry ads funded funded by money meant for clean coal research||The coal industry spent millions in the lead-up to the federal election on TV advertising and phone polling promoting so-called 'clean coal'. The ABC can now reveal that the campaign was funded by money deducted from state mining royalty payments. Coal producers were allowed to write off an industry lobby meant to fund clean coal research against royalties. But a share of that money was later diverted to 'coal promotion'.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClean coal a 'risky' and 'unviable' use of taxpayers' money||The Prime Minister has confirmed he's considering using taxpayers' money to invest in so-called clean coal technology. It's part of the Government's attempts to keep energy security on the political agenda. While Malcolm Turnbull hasn't yet given the go-ahead for the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to invest in carbon capture and storage, he says it's a technology that should be investigated. But those in the sector, including the head of the CEFC, says that clean coal is a risky investment, and would be an irresponsible use of the taxpayers' money.||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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