Background Briefing - ABC RNAuthor: ABC Radio National
23 Jul 2017

Background Briefing - ABC RN

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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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    Europe's drug wars

    Twenty years after the assassination of Irish crime reporter Veronica Guerin, gangland killings continue in Dublin. The gangs have links across Europe, where authorities are struggling to keep up with an ever-changing drug trade.

  • Posted on 09 Jul 2017

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    Drill and fill: dentists up in arms over the risks of corporate dentistry

    As health insurance companies and corporate chains buy up surgeries, some dentists say benchmarks and bonuses are influencing the type of treatment you get when you’re in the chair. Paddy Manning reports.

  • Posted on 02 Jul 2017

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    Shadows of the Sheikh: how an Adelaide Imam with a mysterious past became a media star

    He warns we're facing an infestation of radical clerics, and he's called for Islamic schools to be shut down. But Mohammed Tawhidi has a mysterious history that sits awkwardly alongside his new image as reformer-in-chief of Islam in Australia.

  • Posted on 25 Jun 2017

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    Under the radar: how the global gambling industry is encroaching on amateur sport

    The global gambling industry is moving in on Australian amateur sport, offering live odds and exotic bets for offshore gamblers on small-time matches that barely draw a crowd.

  • Posted on 18 Jun 2017

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    Cyber insecurity: the skills shortage exposing Australia to attack

    Australian governments and businesses have finally woken up to the scale of the cyber threats we face. But in the race to snap up computer security experts, we may have started too late.

  • Posted on 11 Jun 2017

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