Background Briefing - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
21 Jan 2017

Background Briefing - Program podcast

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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    Death in Kalgoorlie

    Summer series: The death of a young indigenous boy sparked a town riot at the court house, and the search for answers as to why he died. Sarah Dingle reports.

  • Posted on 21 Jan 2017

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    Sis, we've got your back

    Summer series: The women who spoke out against a protected paedophile in their midst were trolled and threatened by their own community. Their story is extraordinary.

  • Posted on 10 Dec 2016

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    The death of VET FEE HELP

    Summer series: It was the student subsidy that was too good to be true. Students were the losers when billions were rorted by cowboys who spotted a government scheme that was just too easy to rip-off.

  • Posted on 03 Dec 2016

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    Insurance industry stuck in 'dark ages', say mental health advocates

    Doctor shopping. Delaying vital medical care. Digging into your private records. When it comes to your mental health, are insurers playing fair? Natasha Mitchell investigates.

  • Posted on 26 Nov 2016

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    Why is CSIRO losing its brightest stars?

    Some of CSIRO's top women astronomers are quitting due to a dysfunctional workplace that they say protects harassers and punishes them instead. It's not just a loss for Australia's leading science organisation, but an appalling loss to the nation. Hagar Cohen investigates.

  • Posted on 19 Nov 2016

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