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||Australia to be represented in inaugural Junior Roller Derby World Cup||Australia is one of a few countries to send a team to the first ever Junior Roller Derby World Cup in Seattle. Sadie Mason, or 'The Ace of Sades' is on the Australian team, which goes by the name 'Lizzie and the Frill Seekers'. It's a sign of the growing popularity of the sport, which is known for being brutal and full-contact.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ABS collects data on sexual orientation for first time||The General Social Survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has for the first time asked people about their sexual orientation. It found that more than half a million people - or three per cent of the adult population - identified as gay, lesbian or 'other'. And while people with different sexual orientations do have some similar experiences to heterosexuals, there were some significant negative differences too.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Crows return to training with interim coach after Phil Walsh's death||Players from the Adelaide Crows have today returned to training today after the murder of coach Phil Walsh. The club has announced assistant coach Scott Camporeale will fill the position in the interim. Walsh's family has released a statement thanking everyone for their support and asking for privacy.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Homelessness agreement: Qld and SA yet to sign||Queensland and South Australia are the only states yet to sign the National Agreement on Homelessness. The Labor states have accused the Federal Social Services Minister Scott Morrison of playing politics with the issue after he urged them to sign the pact unaware that one of them, Victoria, already had.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Barnaby Joyce downplays last-minute withdrawal from Q and A panel||The Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has downplayed his decision to cancel an appearance on tonight's Q and A program. He says he was simply obeying an instruction from the Prime Minister. Mr Joyce pulled out of the program last night after he was told Tony Abbott didn't want any frontbenchers on the ABC show. The Prime Minister's office has released a statement saying that given the ABC is conducting an inquiry into the program it's not appropriate for Mr Joyce to appear. The Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is booked for next week's program but isn't commenting at this stage.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Indigenous Australians invited to join community meetings on constitutional recognition||The Prime Minister has announced a series of conferences as a way of building public support for constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians. Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten today jointly hosted a historic meeting with about 40 influential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives at Kirribilli today. They were there to discuss the steps which need to be taken for constitutional change, despite differences of opinion about the best way to do so.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Emergency measures halt China market plunge for now||After last week's vertiginous falls, some market analysts were seeing China's markets as an even bigger danger than Greece, but the country's shares surged today. They were up nearly eight per cent after a massive Chinese government money injection over the weekend. But as reports from Beijing spread, ordinary Chinese investors remain fearful about what might lie ahead.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Markets in Australia and Asia fall after 'no' vote in Greek referendum||The resignation of Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, stemmed some of the falls on the Australian share market today. The 'no' vote in Greece saw billions of dollars wiped off the value of Australian shares today in early trade. But in the end, the Australian share market closed down just over one per cent. Asian share markets also took a battering on the uncertainty over Greece's future.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Referendum result raises more questions for future of Greece||After a tumultuous week in Greece, what happens next? Could the referendum be the first step towards Greece leaving the eurozone, and even the European Union itself?||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Greek crisis: finance minister Yanis Varoufakis offers surprise resignation||Just when you thought Greece could spring no more surprises, its outspoken finance minister has reacted to a massive referendum victory by resigning. A massive 61 per cent of Greeks voted 'no' to yesterday's referendum on the austerity policies involved in the country's bailout terms. It was an even more startling figure when you consider that in January, Syriza, the left-wing alliance that won government, only got 36 per cent of the vote.||6 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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