The fight for control over Black births
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
Worried about racial inequities in the health system, First Nations women are fighting for culturally safe birth options. But as Quandamooka woman Carly Williams finds out, not everyone in the mainstream healthcare service is on board ..read more
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Will any koalas be left in Australia's east by 2050?
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
Being one of Australia’s cutest animals hasn’t prevented its slide towards extinction.  Reporter Rachael Brown investigates what is being done to try to curb the koala's declining population ..read more
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What goes on inside Australia's first long COVID clinic?
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
Thousands of Australians are finding they still feel ill several months after contracting coronavirus. They're experiencing a new and little understood condition called long COVID. As Geoff Thompson discovered, the demand for medical treatment is now overwhelming ..read more
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Kidnapping the Gods | Part 2
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
Precious artefacts looted from Cambodia and Thailand made their way into prominent collections here in Australia, and around the world. In the second and final episode of his investigation, Mario Christodoulou investigates why it’s taking so long for these precious works to be returned to their rightful home ..read more
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Kidnapping the Gods
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
Many ancient Cambodian artifacts arrived in Australia during the 1960s and 1970s, when the south east Asian country was in turmoil. Mario Christodoulou investigates how some had come from looted historic sites or passed through the hands of suspected smugglers, and now feature in major galleries around the world ..read more
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The teachers are not alright
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged schools across the country like never before, but it's also shone a light on existing issues within the profession such as a chronic shortage of specialised teachers and growing workload stress. Reporter Mayeta Clark follows teachers in public schools in NSW as they struggle to cover classes and keep their students engaged ..read more
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Why Queensland's sex workers say the law puts their lives at risk
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
Many states have repealed tough laws that put sex workers at risk of prosecution. But so far, Queensland hasn't followed suit. Now, the state government is looking at introducing new safeguards to protect those in the industry. Reporter Mahmood Fazal investigates ..read more
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INTRODUCING – Face Value
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by ABC Radio
1y ago
Background Briefing will be on a break for a few weeks, but we will be back late May with fresh investigations. In the meantime why not check out a new podcast made by our colleagues called Face Value. It takes a closer look at the booming cosmetic enhancement industry in Australia and explores why so many people choose to alter their appearance with injectables or surgical procedures ..read more
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The 'holy grail' of IVF that went wrong
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by ABC Radio
2y ago
IVF has grown into a huge industry, with companies competing to provide fertility services. But in the quest to innovate and gain an edge, one Australian company may have taken things too far. Now hundreds of those who used a controversial new genetic test are taking legal action. Reporter Rachael Brown investigates ..read more
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The 'holy grail' of IVF that went wrong
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by ABC Radio
2y ago
IVF has grown into a huge industry, with companies competing to provide fertility services. But in the quest to innovate and gain an edge, one Australian company may have taken things too far. Now hundreds of those who used a controversial new genetic test are taking legal action Reporter Rachael Brown investigates ..read more
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