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Energy Minister hopeful of no blackouts this summer

As temperatures soared across the country today, Australia’s energy grid had its first real test of the summer. As people switch on air conditioners, many are predicting rolling blackouts. Ross Greenwood speaks with Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg to see how well prepared the nation is. “I know the Australian energy market operator is doing everything it […]

Yesterday ANZ Bank sold its life insurance business for $2.85 billion. The purchaser of those assets is Zurich, making it now the biggest life insurer in Australia. CEO of Life and Investments at Zurich Australia Tim Bailey speaks with Ross Greenwood on why Zurich pushed forward on the deal. “For us, this is really an […]

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There are calls for a kid’s book to be banned for portraying dads as hopeless.

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75% of Australian students lack the basic knowledge to be informed citizens.

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This year’s NAPLAN results show more Australian students are failing to meet the minimum literacy and numeracy standards. Nearly a quarter of boys did not meet the required standards expected in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy. Dr Kevin Donnelly, Senior Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University, says the picture is “bleak”. “Our students are […]

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Ray Hadley reveals asbestos is being covered-up at a pet resort in Sydney’s north-west. Pet Resorts Dural, owned by David and Maria Levy, has been issued with a draft clean-up notice after 2,000 tonnes of contaminated material was discovered at the business. 10 truckloads of the material were dumped at the rear of the property in […]

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This morning Ray got an email from an Australian soldier on deployment in Afghanistan who won’t be home for Christmas. The soldier wrote to Ray hoping he would pass on a message to his beautiful wife and “super mum” Louise. “Things aren’t too bad here apart from missing home and family, especially as Christmas approaches,” […]

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“Operation Playboy” is the book you need to pick up this holiday season. It outlines the lavish lifestyles of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals, the drug lords of South America who are dominating the cocaine trade. Acclaimed Australian author Kathryn Bonella tells Chris Smith about the real “playboys” behind her new book. “I’ve […]

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year for most but can be extremely hard for families who are doing it tough. New research by the Salvation Army has found 1.6 million Australians with children under 10 won’t be able to give them a present this year. A staggering increase of more that 1 million on […]

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Chris talks to US correspondent Harley Carnes  

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A Senate enquiry is recommending shark nets be phased out in NSW and Queensland. An upper house committee has been looking into shark mitigation and deterrent measures in Australia and in a final report, claim the nets create a false sense of security for beachgoers. NSW Primary Industries Minister and advocate for shark nets Niall […]

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The NSW government is forcing 7,000 school cleaners to reapply for their own jobs – with no guarantee they’ll be given their job back. Cleaners could lose entitlements like sick leave and have no guarantee on what hours they’ll work. Chris Smith talks to Mel Gatfield from the cleaners’ union, United Voice. “When you see what cleaners […]

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Chris talks to UK correspondent Adam Gilchrist  

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Australia is a top destination for tourists right across Asia

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Australian retail is heading for a cliff

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Dasher dashes and Bennelong boils

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James Willis joins Steve Price to take an extended look at the day in sport.

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Channel 7 News’ Hugh Whitfeld joins Steve Price to take an extended look at the day in European news.

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Michael Bodey joins Steve Price to talk the Golden Globes, ABC Radio changes and the upcoming Cricket rights.

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