Background Briefing - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
24 Feb 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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    No shelter at the showground

    An Australian town rises up against homeless people who set up a tent shanty town 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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    Up the creek: Less water for the Murray-Darling Basin

    The strategy to fix the Murray-Darling hangs in the balance as states and irrigators squabble over returning more water back to the river.

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2017

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    Surrogacy secrets

    As Asian countries crack down on surrogacy, it's booming here in Australia. The rules say a surrogate can't be paid, but desperation is driving some people to flout the law.

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2017

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    Bullied to death: the short life of Tyrone Unsworth

    The 13-year-old Brisbane schoolboy committed suicide after years of being bullied at schools for being different. Did Tyrone Unsworth's school let him down?

  • Posted on 04 Feb 2017

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    Why did my baby die?

    Summer series: Six babies are born still every day in Australia. Up to a third of those deaths might be preventable, but experts say fatalistic and outdated attitudes are holding back progress. Hager Cohen investigates.

  • Posted on 28 Jan 2017

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