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Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.

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    New program supports First Nations' people gain birth certificates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 30:00


    One in six or 15 to 18 per cent of births to Indigenous mothers are not registered with the state government compared with 1.8 per cent for non-Indigenous births, according to a report by the Queensland Ombudsman

    Hundreds of whales stranded at Hells Gates in Tasmania, two years after similar event

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 30:00


    A mass stranding of about 230 whales has occurred at Macquarie Harbour near Strahan on Tasmania's west coast, two years to the day since a similar event in the same location

    'This problem's only going to get worse': Drug support advocates question government's delayed response to ice inquiry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 30:00


    It's been more than two years since the NSW government's $11 million inquiry into the drug ice and advocates are questioning why none of the 104 recommendations have been adopted.

    "I cannot see how we in Australia can use electricity to run our agricultural sector" – Is the switch to electric vehicles a long way off for farming?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 30:00


    Machinery dealers in Western Australia are raising concerns that switching to electric vehicles on the land will prove unworkable in remote and regional areas.

    'Positive for us, positive for them': Police and social workers join to fight youth crime in Cairns

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 30:00


    The co-responder program pairs a police officer and youth justice worker. 

    How a 'chance photo' sent Queensland's outback horse racing into spiral

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 30:00


    Relevant and engaging coverage that provides news and analysis of national issues significant to reg

    Foster children 'bouncing around' system as carer shortage fails most vulnerable, advocates say

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 30:00


    Relevant and engaging coverage that provides news and analysis of national issues significant to reg

    Remembering the remarkable life of Uncle Jack Charles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 30:00


    Australia mourns the death of stage and screen star, Uncle Jack Charles.

    Surgeries and appointments delayed as Queen's memorial public holiday disrupts regional medical services

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 30:00


    President of the Rural Doctors Association Dr Megan Belot says with private services recognising the public holiday medical appointments and services will need to be rescheduled.

    “She was always there” - Regional Australia's reaction to the death of Her Majesty the Queen at 96

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 30:00


    Her Majesty the Queen was no stranger to the bush. She travelled to Australia 16 times during her reign, visiting regional towns from Broome to Wagga Wagga

    Will increased coal mining royalties 'kill the golden goose' or save regional towns in Queensland?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 30:00


    Queensland coal communities hope rising royalties will fund extra doctors, better roads

    Rockhampton Zoo's key role in species' survival

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 30:00


    Rockhampton Zoo's chimpanzee troupe conquer odds to become vital for species' survival

    Umbearra Station was run by men, now it's all women and they're saving money

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 30:00


    Social media is successfully advertising the pros of station life to women 

    Family members address coronial inquest into death of Kumanjayi Walker  

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 30:00


    Coronial inquest into death of Kumanjayi Walker starts in Alice springs

    The gathering storm for education in the flood affected northern rivers region of NSW

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 30:00


    State-wide teacher shortages are hitting particularly hard in the flood affected northern rivers of NSW

    Inside Bundaberg's tent village where the most vulnerable 'have given up hope'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 30:00


    Bundaberg's Hinkler Lions Park a refuge for homeless as Australia 'lucky country no more for some

    WA's first and oldest indigenous art centre marks 35 years of taking Great Sandy desert culture to the world

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 30:00


    Balgo's Warlayirti, was the state's first Aboriginal art centre and has featured works from 400 artists from eight language groups.

    'It's like an exodus': Australia's demand for workers having major consequences for Pacific Island businesses

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 30:00


    The demand for workers in Australia is having major consequences for Pacific neighbours

    The ski fields are booming, but nearby rural towns in the Snowy Mountains are losing essential services

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 30:00


    Small towns once considered contenders to become the new capital city of Australia are now struggling to keep essential services afloat

    “One off natural disasters” do not exist anymore in Australia – How can we better support our communities to recover from natural disasters?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 30:00


    As climate change brings an increased threat of natural disasters to communities, how can we improve the disaster response to better help those affected. 

    Home ownership in sight as rental rejections start to bite in the Pilbara

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 30:00


    Australia's biggest lead mining community concerned after research into poisoned chicken eggs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 30:00


    Car crash simulation brings outback first responders together for crucial training

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 30:00


    Paramedics, retrieval doctors, firefighters and SES members work together in the mock simulations

    Renewable Energy Zones to offer blueprint for regional Australia's potential electric future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 30:00


    The New South Wales Orana and New England regions will be home to Australia's first Renewable Energy Zones where they hope to create a blueprint for the rest of the country to follow.

    Underground lab opens in Stawell to join global hunt for dark matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 30:00


    The new Underground Physics Laboratory, over a kilometre below the Earth's surface at the Stawell Gold Mine, is officially open to join the search for dark matter.

    Proposed 1,500-room mining camp in Goldfields town Kambalda faces community backlash

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 30:00


    A new petition against the development has attracted almost 80 signatures 

    NSW flood inquiry report made public but affected residents want details

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 30:00


    NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has committed to implementing all of the recommendations  of the flood inquiry as quickly as possible, but concedes some will take time.

    Fears NDIS price freeze will see exodus of services in the bush

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 30:00


    More than 250 providers are expected to exit the market within a year, which could impact more than 45,000 NDIS participants

    The good and bad of remote Kowanyama regaining its takeaway liquor licence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 30:00


    Remote Kowanyama has gained more freedom regarding alcohol, successfully applying for a takeaway licence.

    As the waste piles up, is K-gari (Fraser Island) a victim of its own success?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 30:00


    The heritage listed K'Gari/Fraser island could become a victim of its own success, as tourists leave piles of rubbish in their wake.

    Regional mental health services placed into administration, leaving hundreds of vulnerable patients in the lurch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 30:00


    Mental health worker Mitch had a stable job with a community mental health not-for-profit, now he's had to go independent after the service shut down

    Female GPs struggling to cope with extra demands and hidden costs of health care

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 30:00


    Female GPs say 'inadequate' Medicare rebates, pressure to bulk bill patients adds to emotional burn out

    Saul Griffith's plan to electrify Australia for a cheaper and cleaner future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 30:00


    Saul Griffiths says everything we use should run on electricity; our cars, our tractors, our heating  systems, and in turn power will become cheaper and cleaner. 

    High-voltage powerline projects spark mixed emotions across regional Victoria and NSW

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:00


    High-voltage powerline projects spark mixed emotions across regional Victoria and NSW

    In a display of culture and community, babies have been welcomed to Wonnarua Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 30:00


    Babies have been welcomed to Wonnarua Country in a ceremony at Muswellbrook

    Gambling help advocates call for reform as pokies pre-commitment considered

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 30:00


    Gambling addict advocates want pre-commitment laws extended to all operators

    "A mother and baby being killed whether it be in central Australia or down south it should really be headlines" - A.K's family want answers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 30:00


    Once a diamond mine, forever a sacred site

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 30:00


    In the shadow of the Juukan Gorge disaster, negotiations about the future of the Argyle diamond mine hang in the balance

    'It's torture": Isolation means regional Australians are not seeking medical help for chronic pain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 30:00


    According to a new survey more than half of people suffering chronic pain in regional Australia can not access the right medical help where they live

    Consumers facing 'nightmare' power bills as wholesale electricity costs hit record highs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 30:00


    Victorian housing project Warrigunya aims to provide a stable base of rehabilitation for former inmates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 30:00


    It's hoped secure housing, wrap-around support, and self-determination will give Indigenous men leaving prison a chance to break the cycle

    Labor's bill to end cashless debit card sparks mixed feelings in remote WA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 30:00


    The card aims to restrict welfare users' spending on alcohol and gambling, while some welcome the move, others fear it could increase alcohol-related harm

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