Background Briefing - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
28 May 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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    The cost of a kidney

    It's a long wait to receive a kidney transplant if you're part of an ethnic minority in the UK. Some patients are so desperate, they're travelling to countries like Pakistan for risky operations, and there's evidence that Australians may be doing the same thing.

  • Posted on 28 May 2017

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    A failure to care: the Oakden nursing home

    How did Oakden, a state and commonwealth funded home for the elderly, fail its vulnerable patients and their families? Christine El-Khoury investigates.

  • Posted on 21 May 2017

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    WestConnex: good debt or bad debt?

    As the government talks up its commitment to infrastructure, some experts are querying whether the nation’s biggest transport project will solve the problem it was designed to fix. Paddy Manning investigates.

  • Posted on 14 May 2017

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    Machetes, migrants, and misinformation: why Africans are copping the blame for Melbourne crime wave

    Should young migrants be deported if they commit a criminal offence? A new federal inquiry is considering just this, and in the frame are Sudanese youth accused of home invasions and car jackings in Melbourne. David Lewis investigates .

  • Posted on 07 May 2017

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    The RSL at War

    On the eve of Anzac day the RSL is facing its biggest test yet, as diggers question whether their leaders have their true interests at heart.

  • Posted on 23 Apr 2017

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