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||Chris the sheep gets shorn, potentially smashing world record for heaviest fleece||A very woolly sheep found near Canberra yesterday has been shorn this morning. The haircut required the skills of a national shearing champion and the sheep named Chris is doing well. In fact, his heavy fleece may have smashed the record held by Kiwi sheep.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||NAB rules out funding controversial Carmichael Coal Mine||Environmental and indigenous groups have welcomed news from NAB that it will not fund what could become Australia's biggest coal mine - Adani's 16 billion dollar Carmichael Coal project in Queensland's Galilee Basin. An NAB spokesman said the bank is not involved and has no plans to be involved in any financing of the Carmichael Coal Mine. However Adani says it has not approached the bank for funding support.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Twelve new drug beds to be funded in Tasmanian town to combat Ice||The demand for Ice rehabilitation in the Tasmanian city of Burnie is so great that there is a month long wait to get into the local detox centre. The State Government has funded 12 new beds in a new rehabilitation centre that will open in town to serve those who have already been through detox.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Royal Commission: Geelong Grammar expelled victim after abuse report||A former Geelong Grammar student has told the Royal Commission the school expelled him after he reported a man had sexually abused him in the boarding house in 1989. The school didn't report the assault to the police and it's now known BIW's abuser was boarding house assistant Philippe Trutmann who was later convicted of sexually abusing 41 Geelong Grammar students over a decade.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What will we do when machines take our jobs?||Martin Ford is the founder of a software development firm and has been examining how technology advances will affect the jobs of the future. He fears the jobs of humans will become increasingly redundant in a technologically advanced world, and has written a book called "The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future."||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||China puts military might on show to mark 70 years since WWII||Central Beijing is in lockdown for a massive millitary parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. However, the event is also being used by China to show off its current millitary might.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hunt defends fines for big polluters, critics say they're too soft||The Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, is today defending the regime of penalties he wants to impose on the country's biggest carbon polluters. The Minister insists the rules will enable Australia to meet its emissions target, but environment groups and industry analysts don't agree, saying the new rules would allow most of the largest polluters to increase their emissions.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Australian retail turns negative in July||Australian retail sales turned negative in July contracting by a 0.1 percent. The fall in spending comes after official economic growth in the June quarter came in lower than expected at 0.2 percent and two percent over the year.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Migrant crisis: UN renews push for peace plan to end fighting in Syria||Many of those trying to reach Europe are fleeing the civil war in Syria. As Europe's migrant crisis worsens, there's a renewed focus on tackling one of the key push factors behind the surge of people, by ending the fighting in Syria. But while the UN continues to work on a draft peace plan, the parties to the complicated conflict remain as far apart as ever.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Syrian migrants sleeping in Serbian parks before crossing into EU||Verica Jokic is a producer with ABC's Radio National, and she's in the Serbian town of Novi Sad, halfway between the capital Belgrade, and the Hungarian border. She's told The World Today it's become a staging post for hundreds of people hoping to pass through the two countries on their way to Germany.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Photos of drowned toddler washed up on Turkish beach spark outrage over plight of asylum seekers||The image of a drowned boy, a three year old Syrian asylum seeker, is bringing home the European migrant crisis. His photograph, accompanied by the words 'humanity washed ashore', has dominated social media today. The boy drowned along with a dozen other Syrians attempting to reach Greece, among hundreds of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers trying to reach Europe.||2 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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