REGIONAL AUSTRALIA'S CHALLENGES For many regional communities in Australia, challenges such as limited work opportunities see many of the population relocate to urban centres. WILD WEATHER CONTINUES The Queensland town of Chinchilla is preparing for the worst flooding in half a century. PEDAL POWER Australian backpacker Michael Linke began shipping unwanted bikes to Africa. His project has proved so successful that he has opened a string of bike shops in Namibia, TOURS WITH A DIFFERENCE An organisation in Melbourne is offering tours with a difference, showcasing city squats and shelters in an effort to help the homeless.
THE POPULATION DEBATE Explores the treasury forecasts, which suggest Australia could face a population explosion of 60 per cent or more over the next four decades. HIGH RISE LIVING THE WAY OF THE FUTURE Over the next few decades, more and more Australians will find themselves living in medium or high-density clusters, as rapid population growth impacts on the nation's major growth centres. LAKE CARGELLIGO RUNS DRY After years of drought, Lake Cargelligo has run dry, for the first time in more than a century. TIM ROBBINS JOINS THE 7.30 REPORT Interview with Actor, director and musician Tim Robbins. He is in Australia to perform at the Sydney Festival as part of a one-off concert called Rogue's Gallery.
WHALING WAR A sea shepherd conservation crew has clashed with a Japanese whaling fleet in the Great Southern Ocean. STOP AND SEARCH POWERS PUT ON SHOW The Victorian Government has introduced new stop and search powers in response to the fatal stabbing of Indian national, Nitin Garg. ARMANDO IANNUCCI JOINS CHRIS UHLMANN Writer and creator of the BBC cult political hit 'The Thick of It' Armando Iannucci discusses media spin doctors and his new film 'In the Loop.' FROM THE NORTHERN TERRITORY TO NEW YORK Commonwealth champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has made it his mission to develop a culture of long distance running amongst Aboriginal Australians.
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