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April 22, 2014
ABC  |  April 22, 2014

Stories include, 'Meet the 21st Century version of a gun runner', 'Bill Shorten wants ALP 'to be political arm of all Australians', 'Locals protest against Okinawa's US bases' and 'Bugg infects new generation with musical spirit of old'.

Stories include, 'Meet the 21st Century version of a gun runner', 'Bill Shorten wants ALP 'to be political arm of all Australians', 'Locals protest against Okinawa's US bases' and 'Bugg infects new generation with musical spirit of old'.

Trusting financial advisers
Former Macquarie Bank clients, Greg and Julie Lewis, say they lost their farm and most of their super after following financial advice which saw their money churned through risky trades. Read the full response from Macquarie Bank here.

Queen uses her handbag to send her staff signals
When Australia's new High Commissioner to Britain, George Brandis, met the Queen, all eyes seemed to be on the Queen's handbag. It's a little known fact that the Queen uses her bag to signal for help in social situations, a fact Annabel Crabb learned when she studied Royal tradition before anchoring the ABC's recent coverage of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle.

Victoria Police officers fake roadside breath tests
An internal audit has revealed that Victoria Police officers faked more than 250,000 roadside breath tests. The phony tests were an apparent attempt by officers to meet quotas. The police are already paying the price, with the state's Transport Accident Commission suspending $4 million in road safety funding.

Russian journalist's murder staged
A day after Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was supposedly murdered, he turned up alive at news conference and revealed his murder had been staged to avoid a Russian assassination attempt. France 24 journalist Gulliver Cragg was in Kiev for the press conference and joined 7.30 to discuss what happened.

CJ Hendry turns passion into a career
You'll often hear that the key to success is finding your passion and making a career out of it. That is exactly what Brisbane artist CJ Hendry has done. She went from failed careers in accountancy and architecture to counting Kanye West and Gwyneth Paltrow among her fans.

7.30: Trusting financial advisers/Victoria Police officers fake roadside breath tests/Russian journalist's murder staged/CJ Hendry turns passion into a career

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
29:49
Trusting financial advisers Former Macquarie Bank clients, Greg and Julie Lewis, say they lost their farm and most of their super after following financial advice which saw their money churned through risky trades. Read the full response from Macquarie Bank here. Queen uses her handbag to send her staff signals When Australia's new High Commissioner to Britain, George Brandis, met the Queen, all eyes seemed to be on the Queen's handbag. It's a little known fact that the Queen uses her bag to signal for help in social situations, a fact Annabel Crabb learned when she studied Royal tradition before anchoring the ABC's recent coverage of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. Victoria Police officers fake roadside breath tests An internal audit has revealed that Victoria Police officers faked more than 250,000 roadside breath tests. The phony tests were an apparent attempt by officers to meet quotas. The police are already paying the price, with the state's Transport Accident Commission suspending $4 million in road safety funding. Russian journalist's murder staged A day after Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was supposedly murdered, he turned up alive at news conference and revealed his murder had been staged to avoid a Russian assassination attempt. France 24 journalist Gulliver Cragg was in Kiev for the press conference and joined 7.30 to discuss what happened. CJ Hendry turns passion into a career You'll often hear that the key to success is finding your passion and making a career out of it. That is exactly what Brisbane artist CJ Hendry has done. She went from failed careers in accountancy and architecture to counting Kanye West and Gwyneth Paltrow among her fans.
Elections
The Federal Speaker has announced five by-elections will be held on the 28th of July to replace MPs who were forced to step aside. But the date has enraged Labor because the party has its national conference on that same day. Laura Tingle discusses what it means.
Shark Bite 
Biologist Matthew Vickers was on a research trip with James Cook University in January when a two-metre shark nearly tore his arm off. It's left him and others wondering how protected students and volunteers are when they venture into the wild.
Almanac Offers
It was long thought the sort of folk magic practised in Europe didn't make it to Australia, but the country's old buildings are telling a different tale. Evidence is mounting that early settlers and convicts brought their superstitions with them.
Lethal Opioids
Investigations around the country have found officers emptying vials of the potent painkiller Fentanyl and switching them out for saline, or worse still, tap water. In NSW, where the problem is at its worst, the ambulance commissioner has ordered for a state-wide investigation into drug protocols and random drug-safe audit.
Shark bite exposes volunteer insurance problems
Biologist Matthew Vickers was on a research trip with James Cook University in January when a two-metre shark nearly tore his arm off. It's left him and others wondering how protected students and volunteers are when they venture into the wild.

7.30: Elections/Shark Bites/Almanac Offers/Lethal Opioids

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
29:50
Elections The Federal Speaker has announced five by-elections will be held on the 28th of July to replace MPs who were forced to step aside. But the date has enraged Labor because the party has its national conference on that same day. Laura Tingle discusses what it means. Shark Bite Biologist Matthew Vickers was on a research trip with James Cook University in January when a two-metre shark nearly tore his arm off. It's left him and others wondering how protected students and volunteers are when they venture into the wild. Almanac Offers It was long thought the sort of folk magic practised in Europe didn't make it to Australia, but the country's old buildings are telling a different tale. Evidence is mounting that early settlers and convicts brought their superstitions with them. Lethal Opioids Investigations around the country have found officers emptying vials of the potent painkiller Fentanyl and switching them out for saline, or worse still, tap water. In NSW, where the problem is at its worst, the ambulance commissioner has ordered for a state-wide investigation into drug protocols and random drug-safe audit. Shark bite exposes volunteer insurance problems Biologist Matthew Vickers was on a research trip with James Cook University in January when a two-metre shark nearly tore his arm off. It's left him and others wondering how protected students and volunteers are when they venture into the wild.
Family businesses sent to the wall by their own banks
The Banking Royal Commission has today been hearing about the dysfunctional world of lending to small business. Two business owners tell 7.30 their stories about dealing with the banks. One even blames his lender for sending him broke.

More government MPs come out in support of outlawing live sheep exports
Late last week it seemed that the Turnbull government had stared down the intense political pressure to close down live sheep exports. But it now seems some of its own backbenchers, including a former minister, are agitating for change.

Investigation to go ahead into Israeli response to Gaza protest shootings
An international investigation will examine Israel's lethal response to protest in Gaza, which have left more than 100 Palestinians dead this year. Protests and shootings at Israel's fence around Gaza are a long running feature of life Palestinian territory.

Stargazers turn their eyes to the sky in a record attempt
Thousands of amateur astronomers will this week attempt to break the world record for the most stargazers at multiple venues. It's part of the BBC's popular Stargazing Live program, and it's co-host, Professor Brian Cox, has done as much as anyone to take science, and particularly astronomy to a mass audience.

Hundreds of Commonwealth Games attendees are asking for protection visas
Lawyer David Manne says he is representing a number of people who attended the Commonwealth Games and are now seeking asylum in Australia.

7.30: May 21, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:22
Family businesses sent to the wall by their own banks The Banking Royal Commission has today been hearing about the dysfunctional world of lending to small business. Two business owners tell 7.30 their stories about dealing with the banks. One even blames his lender for sending him broke. More government MPs come out in support of outlawing live sheep exports Late last week it seemed that the Turnbull government had stared down the intense political pressure to close down live sheep exports. But it now seems some of its own backbenchers, including a former minister, are agitating for change. Investigation to go ahead into Israeli response to Gaza protest shootings An international investigation will examine Israel's lethal response to protest in Gaza, which have left more than 100 Palestinians dead this year. Protests and shootings at Israel's fence around Gaza are a long running feature of life Palestinian territory. Stargazers turn their eyes to the sky in a record attempt Thousands of amateur astronomers will this week attempt to break the world record for the most stargazers at multiple venues. It's part of the BBC's popular Stargazing Live program, and it's co-host, Professor Brian Cox, has done as much as anyone to take science, and particularly astronomy to a mass audience. Hundreds of Commonwealth Games attendees are asking for protection visas Lawyer David Manne says he is representing a number of people who attended the Commonwealth Games and are now seeking asylum in Australia.
Sizing up Steroids
Casey, 29, started using steroids a couple of years ago when he found out he had low testosterone. He bought testosterone on the black market and then started taking other anabolic steroids. He found a YouTube channel that he says showed him how to use safely. He also got information through online forums where users talk about what to take and for how long. He says he’s had no side effects because he takes low doses.
Anthony started using anabolic steroids when he was 16. He says the results he was getting naturally weren’t enough. He first started using testosterone and quickly moved onto stronger substances because he says progression was a drug in itself. Despite some side effects, he says he would look forward to injecting steroids because he knew each time he used, it would mean a better work out and bigger body.
‘Brian’ spent two years researching anabolic steroids before he started taking them. He got information from online forums where he says medically minded users discuss dosages and substances. He does what’s called ‘cruising’ and ‘blasting’ where he takes substances for 12 weeks and then comes off them. He says his side effects have included testicle shrinkage and delays in ejaculation when having sex. He disagrees with the laws in NSW and Queensland which classify steroids the same as heroin and amphetamines. He thinks they don’t match the reality of the situation.
‘Stan’ has seven convictions for importing, manufacturing and using steroids. At one point he was making anabolic steroids which he says are very easy to manufacture. He would make up to $4000 profit a week. He was also diagnosed with muscle dysmorphia when he was 18 and used it as a defence in court. He stopped using after his last arrest.
Prof. Ann Conway is an Endocrinologist who specialises in male diseases and conditions. She says there is no safe level of using steroids when not prescribed by a doctor. She says using can cause suppression of reproductive system, effect fertility, damage the liver and cause cardiac issues. She doesn't think GPs should be helping people use steroids safely but instead telling them to stop using.
Insight talks to users, former users, doctors and lawyers about who is using steroids, why they use and how that use is managed in Australia.

Insight: Sizing Up Steroids

News and current affairs, Intercultural understanding

Years 9-10, 11-12 News and current affairs, Intercultural understanding
54:31
Sizing up Steroids Casey, 29, started using steroids a couple of years ago when he found out he had low testosterone. He bought testosterone on the black market and then started taking other anabolic steroids. He found a YouTube channel that he says showed him how to use safely. He also got information through online forums where users talk about what to take and for how long. He says he’s had no side effects because he takes low doses. Anthony started using anabolic steroids when he was 16. He says the results he was getting naturally weren’t enough. He first started using testosterone and quickly moved onto stronger substances because he says progression was a drug in itself. Despite some side effects, he says he would look forward to injecting steroids because he knew each time he used, it would mean a better work out and bigger body. ‘Brian’ spent two years researching anabolic steroids before he started taking them. He got information from online forums where he says medically minded users discuss dosages and substances. He does what’s called ‘cruising’ and ‘blasting’ where he takes substances for 12 weeks and then comes off them. He says his side effects have included testicle shrinkage and delays in ejaculation when having sex. He disagrees with the laws in NSW and Queensland which classify steroids the same as heroin and amphetamines. He thinks they don’t match the reality of the situation. ‘Stan’ has seven convictions for importing, manufacturing and using steroids. At one point he was making anabolic steroids which he says are very easy to manufacture. He would make up to $4000 profit a week. He was also diagnosed with muscle dysmorphia when he was 18 and used it as a defence in court. He stopped using after his last arrest. Prof. Ann Conway is an Endocrinologist who specialises in male diseases and conditions. She says there is no safe level of using steroids when not prescribed by a doctor. She says using can cause suppression of reproductive system, effect fertility, damage the liver and cause cardiac issues. She doesn't think GPs should be helping people use steroids safely but instead telling them to stop using. Insight talks to users, former users, doctors and lawyers about who is using steroids, why they use and how that use is managed in Australia.
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