Background Briefing - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
30 Mar 2017

Background Briefing - Program podcast

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Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.

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    Katherine Hospital: Back from the brink

    Just five years ago this Northern Territory hospital was facing closure. Its doctors were out of their depth and indigenous patients were leaving the wards in droves. This is the remarkable story of how Katherine Hospital turned its fortunes around and the lessons to be learned.

  • Posted on 25 Mar 2017

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    The schools squeeze: how the apartment boom is overcrowding classrooms

    Too many students and not enough classrooms. How did government's get it so wrong? David Lewis investigates

  • Posted on 18 Mar 2017

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    How did Westpac's e-waste end up on the worst dump in the world?

    There's a roaring international racket in hazardous e-waste. This is the story of how one of our biggest banks discovered its e-waste dumped on West Africa's notorious Agbogbloshie dump in Ghana. Rebecca Le Tourneau investigates.

  • Posted on 11 Mar 2017

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    How Centrelink's 'robodebt' ran off the rails

    The government's troubled debt recovery system has caused an uproar. Thousands of welfare recipients have been hit with debts which they have no idea how they were calculated. Colin Cosier investigates.

  • Posted on 04 Mar 2017

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    No shelter at the showground

    An Australian town rises up against homeless people who set up a tent shantytown at the local showground. Bronwyn Adcock reports on a big city problem that's come to Nowra on the NSW south coast.

  • Posted on 25 Feb 2017

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