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23 Sep 2017

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Background Briefing is Australia’s leading audio investigations program. Our award-winning team of reporters spend weeks doing forensic research to uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.

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    Drug justice: The Duterte solution

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has seen hundreds of thousands imprisoned and many killed. Ginny Stein reports.

  • Posted on 24 Sep 2017

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    No place for paedophiles

    Prisons and aged care providers are sounding the alarm over the growing number of elderly convicted sex offenders and other serious criminals, and the lack of appropriate aged care facilities to take care of them their twilight years. Alex Mann reports.

  • Posted on 17 Sep 2017

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    A whisky business

    It was a whisky investment scheme marketed by a famous cricketer and a fast yacht, but it turned into an almighty hangover, with hundreds left wondering where their barrels went. David Lewis investigates.

  • Posted on 10 Sep 2017

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    South Sudan: a failure to act

    When local and international aid workers came under attack in South Sudan's capital, why did UN peacekeepers just over a kilometre away fail to respond?

  • Posted on 03 Sep 2017

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    Critical failure: the preventable deaths that keep happening in hospitals

    How a series of blunders and the death of an 18-year-old girl have fed a wave of anger over the treatment of suicidal patients in hospitals. Tim Roxburgh investigates.

  • Posted on 27 Aug 2017

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