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18 Feb 2018

Background Briefing - ABC RN

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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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    International crime figures parking money in Australian real estate

    International experts are warning that Australia is one of the most attractive destinations to launder money through real estate. Criminals from all over the world are looking at mansions in the suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney to park their cash. Reporter Connie Agius investigates the gaps in our money laundering laws and why they haven't been closed.

  • Posted on 17 Feb 2018

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    Sexual harassment in the police force

    Each year, NSW Police officers lodge around 200 harassment complaints against their own colleagues. About a quarter of those are for sex-based harassment. But for many victims, speaking out can be just as bad as the abuse itself. Alex Mann investigates the efforts by NSW Police to stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace and the experience of officers who try to report it to their superiors.

  • Posted on 10 Feb 2018

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    The forgotten cancers

    They're responsible for half of all cancer-related deaths in Australia, but receive only a small amount of research funding. As a result, rare and less common cancers have incredibly low survival rates. Reporter David Lewis follows one woman's desperate search for a treatment that could extend her life.

  • Posted on 03 Feb 2018

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    Introducing Ear Hustle

    How do you make a podcast inside prison? Ear Hustle's Nigel Poor talks risky stories, Australian listeners and toilet humour.

  • Posted on 03 Jan 2018

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

    Summer series: A computer monitor from St George Bank, destined for recycling in Australia, is found on a toxic e-waste dump in west Africa, being pulled apart by children as young as five.

  • Posted on 23 Dec 2017

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