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January 22, 2018
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Nigella Lawson Speaks with Leigh Sales
Nigella Lawson burst onto the global cooking scene in the late 1990s with her first cookbook, How to Eat. Her latest book is called At My Table and continues her career theme of celebrating delicious but simple home cooking.

Australian Government Showdown Over Electric Cars
While other countries are moving forward with electric cars Australia is still on the starting grid. A fight is brewing between energy minister Josh Frydenberg and members of the Coalition backbench over government support to the electric vehicle industry.

Inside the $60 million Plan to Protect Great Barrier Reef
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a multimillion-dollar plan to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. However, some environmental groups criticised the funding for not focussing more on climate change.

Australian Research Could Solve MH370 Mystery
Nearly four years ago, MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. It was due to touch down just six hours later. Instead, it vanished along with 239 people on board. Now there's hope that a new search will at last reveal why the plane went missing.

Nigella Lawson Speaks with Leigh Sales
Nigella Lawson burst onto the global cooking scene in the late 1990s with her first cookbook, How to Eat. Her latest book is called At My Table and continues her career theme of celebrating delicious but simple home cooking.

Australian Government Showdown Over Electric Cars
While other countries are moving forward with electric cars Australia is still on the starting grid. A fight is brewing between energy minister Josh Frydenberg and members of the Coalition backbench over government support to the electric vehicle industry.

Inside the $60 million Plan to Protect Great Barrier Reef
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a multimillion-dollar plan to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef. However, some environmental groups criticised the funding for not focussing more on climate change.

Australian Research Could Solve MH370 Mystery
Nearly four years ago, MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. It was due to touch down just six hours later. Instead, it vanished along with 239 people on board. Now there's hope that a new search will at last reveal why the plane went missing.

Malcolm Turnbull 
Laura Tingle discusses the latest from Canberra, including electricity prices and the possibility of the government funding a new coal-fired power station.
Croatia 
Millions of fans will watch the World Cup decider this weekend - a David and Goliath contest between a football powerhouse and a tiny country that's never made the final before. After beating England, Croatia will take on the tournament favourites France in the final.
Mortgage Choice 
One of Australia's biggest publicly listed brokers, Mortgage Choice, has an overhaul of its remuneration model. It says it will now pay franchisees more and reduce the volatility of their income. It comes after complaints from franchisees, who said Mortgage Choice's business model was leaving some brokers in financial ruin.
Trump set to meet NATO leaders as part of European visit
US President starts the beginning of what promises to be stormy week-long visit to Europe with a NATO meeting in Belgium. Rachael Rizzo of the Centre for a New American Security discusses what may happen.
Miss America beauty pageant 
For the first time in nearly 100 years, when young women vying for the title of Miss America appear on stage in Atlantic City this September it won't be in swimsuits. In the #MeToo era, the historic pageant is promising Miss America 2.0 will focus on contestants talents, intelligence and ideas - not their outward appearance. But not everyone is happy to say bye-bye to the bikinis.

7.30: Malcolm Turnbull/Croatia/Mortgage Choice/Trump Meets NATO Leaders/Miss America Beauty Pageant

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:36
Malcolm Turnbull Laura Tingle discusses the latest from Canberra, including electricity prices and the possibility of the government funding a new coal-fired power station. Croatia Millions of fans will watch the World Cup decider this weekend - a David and Goliath contest between a football powerhouse and a tiny country that's never made the final before. After beating England, Croatia will take on the tournament favourites France in the final. Mortgage Choice One of Australia's biggest publicly listed brokers, Mortgage Choice, has an overhaul of its remuneration model. It says it will now pay franchisees more and reduce the volatility of their income. It comes after complaints from franchisees, who said Mortgage Choice's business model was leaving some brokers in financial ruin. Trump set to meet NATO leaders as part of European visit US President starts the beginning of what promises to be stormy week-long visit to Europe with a NATO meeting in Belgium. Rachael Rizzo of the Centre for a New American Security discusses what may happen. Miss America beauty pageant For the first time in nearly 100 years, when young women vying for the title of Miss America appear on stage in Atlantic City this September it won't be in swimsuits. In the #MeToo era, the historic pageant is promising Miss America 2.0 will focus on contestants talents, intelligence and ideas - not their outward appearance. But not everyone is happy to say bye-bye to the bikinis.
Fortnite Phenomenon 
If you have kids, chances are they're among the 125 million people playing the popular video game Fortnite. And it's driving some parents and teachers crazy. They are flocking to professional help to pry their kids away but for others the game is just like any other hobby - it's all about balance.
Bernard Collaery
Unprecedented legal action against two men for allegedly breaching the intelligence services act has sparked fierce debate about the balance between national security and the public's right to know.
Rod Sims 
Australia's competition watchdog has laid out a sweeping plan to bring those bills down and says it could save households up to $400 a year. Rod Sims outlines what the ACCC has in mind.
Rural Mental Health
A western Victorian farmer has come up with a bald plan to give his industry national exposure. He's convincing an increasing number of his colleagues to take their kit off. It's part of a cheeky new campaign called "The Naked Farmer", which aims to raise awareness of - and funding for - mental health.
Dept. of Veterans' Affairs
Last month 7.30 aired a story about the extraordinary lengths the Department of Veterans' Affairs went to, to thwart a compensation claim: secretly changing its own policy in order to stop a claim by a former elite paratrooper who had badly injured his back. We've now learnt the head of the Veterans' Affairs department has requested a meeting with Mr Rollins in order to issue a personal apology. The ministers for Defence and Veterans Affairs have also ordered a departmental review into the matter.

7.30: Fortnite Phenomenon/ Bernard Collaery/Rod Sims/Rural Mental Health/Dept. of Veteran Affairs

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
31:31
Fortnite Phenomenon If you have kids, chances are they're among the 125 million people playing the popular video game Fortnite. And it's driving some parents and teachers crazy. They are flocking to professional help to pry their kids away but for others the game is just like any other hobby - it's all about balance. Bernard Collaery Unprecedented legal action against two men for allegedly breaching the intelligence services act has sparked fierce debate about the balance between national security and the public's right to know. Rod Sims Australia's competition watchdog has laid out a sweeping plan to bring those bills down and says it could save households up to $400 a year. Rod Sims outlines what the ACCC has in mind. Rural Mental Health A western Victorian farmer has come up with a bald plan to give his industry national exposure. He's convincing an increasing number of his colleagues to take their kit off. It's part of a cheeky new campaign called "The Naked Farmer", which aims to raise awareness of - and funding for - mental health. Dept. of Veterans' Affairs Last month 7.30 aired a story about the extraordinary lengths the Department of Veterans' Affairs went to, to thwart a compensation claim: secretly changing its own policy in order to stop a claim by a former elite paratrooper who had badly injured his back. We've now learnt the head of the Veterans' Affairs department has requested a meeting with Mr Rollins in order to issue a personal apology. The ministers for Defence and Veterans Affairs have also ordered a departmental review into the matter.
Secret Suburban
Crime syndicates are growing tonnes of cannabis in suburban houses across Australia. Police don't know quite how big the problem is, but know that these cannabis grow houses produce more of the drug than any other method, and that the majority of these houses are owned by Vietnamese organised crime networks.
Sarah Hanson-Young 
Sarah Hanson Young says comments made about her by David Leyonhjelm in a senate debate have brought the entire parliament into disrepute.
David Leyonhjelm
During a Senate debate, Senator David Leyonhjelm called out across the chamber to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young for her to "stop shagging men". That was during a debate about "protecting women", in the form of pepper spray and tasers. The comments have been widely condemned, but Senator Leyonhjelm says he was justified.
Labor's corporate tax policy
For months, Labor's commanded an election-winning lead in the polls but a messy few days last week has put the opposition on the back foot. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten improvised on Labor's company tax policy, forcing a retreat 72 hours later. Opposition Finance spokesman, Jim Chalmers explains Labor's position.
Judith Durham
Folk group The Seekers had six top 10 hits during 1965 and 1966 – making singer Judith Durham a household name. She went on to pursue a successful solo career and has recorded more than a dozen albums over fifty years. It's Judith Durham's birthday tomorrow and to celebrate, she's releasing a new record.

7.30: Secret Suburban/Sarah Hanson-Young/David Leyonhjelm/Labor's Corporate Tax Policy/Judith Durham

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
31:09
Secret Suburban Crime syndicates are growing tonnes of cannabis in suburban houses across Australia. Police don't know quite how big the problem is, but know that these cannabis grow houses produce more of the drug than any other method, and that the majority of these houses are owned by Vietnamese organised crime networks. Sarah Hanson-Young Sarah Hanson Young says comments made about her by David Leyonhjelm in a senate debate have brought the entire parliament into disrepute. David Leyonhjelm During a Senate debate, Senator David Leyonhjelm called out across the chamber to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young for her to "stop shagging men". That was during a debate about "protecting women", in the form of pepper spray and tasers. The comments have been widely condemned, but Senator Leyonhjelm says he was justified. Labor's corporate tax policy For months, Labor's commanded an election-winning lead in the polls but a messy few days last week has put the opposition on the back foot. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten improvised on Labor's company tax policy, forcing a retreat 72 hours later. Opposition Finance spokesman, Jim Chalmers explains Labor's position. Judith Durham Folk group The Seekers had six top 10 hits during 1965 and 1966 – making singer Judith Durham a household name. She went on to pursue a successful solo career and has recorded more than a dozen albums over fifty years. It's Judith Durham's birthday tomorrow and to celebrate, she's releasing a new record.
Extended interview with Josh Frydenberg 
7.30's political correspondent Laura Tingle interviews Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg about the National Energy Guarantee.
Bill Shorten's pledge to reverse company tax cuts
The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is under pressure over his Captain's Call yesterday, when he announced that if Labor is elected it will reverse the company tax cut the Turnbull government has introduced for businesses that turn over between $10 million and $50 million.
The hidden head injuries plaguing jockeys
One sport you might not immediately think of when it comes to brain injuries is horse racing. Retired jockey Dale Spriggs knows differently. He estimates he suffered more than 20 concussions during his long career, and had multiple falls. He's pledging his brain to the Australian Sports Brain Bank to help researchers find out more about a degenerative disease caused by repetitive hits to the head.
Hunters risking their lives to stamp out feral pigs
Ask any farmer and they'll tell you that feral pigs need eradication because they carry disease and destroy crops. Unlike efforts to control other types of feral animals, there's a growing subculture of people who enthusiastically do it for free. But does that put pig hunters at risk from the very diseases farmers want gone?
The mother-daughter business partnership making more than just coffee
Only half of Australians with disabilities have jobs, and people with disabilities regularly face extra hurdles when trying to find work. One of those people is Bron Shelverton, she has Down syndrome. So she and her mother set up their own business running a coffee van in the hope it will provide a secure future for Bron.

7.30: Josh Frydenberg/Bill Shorten's Pledge/Head Injuries Plaguing Jockeys/Stamp out Feral Pigs/Mother and Daughter Business Partnership

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:17
Extended interview with Josh Frydenberg 7.30's political correspondent Laura Tingle interviews Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg about the National Energy Guarantee. Bill Shorten's pledge to reverse company tax cuts The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is under pressure over his Captain's Call yesterday, when he announced that if Labor is elected it will reverse the company tax cut the Turnbull government has introduced for businesses that turn over between $10 million and $50 million. The hidden head injuries plaguing jockeys One sport you might not immediately think of when it comes to brain injuries is horse racing. Retired jockey Dale Spriggs knows differently. He estimates he suffered more than 20 concussions during his long career, and had multiple falls. He's pledging his brain to the Australian Sports Brain Bank to help researchers find out more about a degenerative disease caused by repetitive hits to the head. Hunters risking their lives to stamp out feral pigs Ask any farmer and they'll tell you that feral pigs need eradication because they carry disease and destroy crops. Unlike efforts to control other types of feral animals, there's a growing subculture of people who enthusiastically do it for free. But does that put pig hunters at risk from the very diseases farmers want gone? The mother-daughter business partnership making more than just coffee Only half of Australians with disabilities have jobs, and people with disabilities regularly face extra hurdles when trying to find work. One of those people is Bron Shelverton, she has Down syndrome. So she and her mother set up their own business running a coffee van in the hope it will provide a secure future for Bron.
Mark Schwarzer: Australia's World Cup chances
As the Socceroos prepare for could be their make-or-break World Cup game against Denmark in Russia, former goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, assess their chances.

Overtime payment ruling leaves farmers worried
Australia's fruit and vegetable farmers fear their businesses will be pushed to breaking point if they are forced to pay workers more for overtime. The Fair Work Commission has announced it will award overtime to casual fruit pickers but is still negotiating the details.

Donald Trump: controversial child separation policy
Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep migrant families together after sparking outrage by splitting families crossing the US-Mexico border. However the president says that overall, the immigration crackdown will continue.

$140-billion tax cut  
The parliament has agreed to the Turnbull government's $140-billion tax cut plan. It'll dramatically reshape our personal income tax system and, over the long-term, deliver almost every Australian extra money in their pocket.

Insurance companies under the microscope
The conduct of insurers after major weather events will be scrutinised when the financial services royal commission meets in Queensland next week. Losses from last year's tropical cyclone Debbie amounted to $1.7-billion but 7.30 has discovered, getting insurance payouts is often less than easy and some people are yet to return to their damaged homes in North Queensland.

7.30: June 21, 2018

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
31:42
Mark Schwarzer: Australia's World Cup chances As the Socceroos prepare for could be their make-or-break World Cup game against Denmark in Russia, former goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, assess their chances. Overtime payment ruling leaves farmers worried Australia's fruit and vegetable farmers fear their businesses will be pushed to breaking point if they are forced to pay workers more for overtime. The Fair Work Commission has announced it will award overtime to casual fruit pickers but is still negotiating the details. Donald Trump: controversial child separation policy Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep migrant families together after sparking outrage by splitting families crossing the US-Mexico border. However the president says that overall, the immigration crackdown will continue. $140-billion tax cut The parliament has agreed to the Turnbull government's $140-billion tax cut plan. It'll dramatically reshape our personal income tax system and, over the long-term, deliver almost every Australian extra money in their pocket. Insurance companies under the microscope The conduct of insurers after major weather events will be scrutinised when the financial services royal commission meets in Queensland next week. Losses from last year's tropical cyclone Debbie amounted to $1.7-billion but 7.30 has discovered, getting insurance payouts is often less than easy and some people are yet to return to their damaged homes in North Queensland.
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.
Malcolm Turnbull 
Laura Tingle discusses the latest from Canberra, including electricity prices and the possibility of the government funding a new coal-fired power station.
Croatia 
Millions of fans will watch the World Cup decider this weekend - a David and Goliath contest between a football powerhouse and a tiny country that's never made the final before. After beating England, Croatia will take on the tournament favourites France in the final.
Mortgage Choice 
One of Australia's biggest publicly listed brokers, Mortgage Choice, has an overhaul of its remuneration model. It says it will now pay franchisees more and reduce the volatility of their income. It comes after complaints from franchisees, who said Mortgage Choice's business model was leaving some brokers in financial ruin.
Trump set to meet NATO leaders as part of European visit
US President starts the beginning of what promises to be stormy week-long visit to Europe with a NATO meeting in Belgium. Rachael Rizzo of the Centre for a New American Security discusses what may happen.
Miss America beauty pageant 
For the first time in nearly 100 years, when young women vying for the title of Miss America appear on stage in Atlantic City this September it won't be in swimsuits. In the #MeToo era, the historic pageant is promising Miss America 2.0 will focus on contestants talents, intelligence and ideas - not their outward appearance. But not everyone is happy to say bye-bye to the bikinis.

7.30: Malcolm Turnbull/Croatia/Mortgage Choice/Trump Meets NATO Leaders/Miss America Beauty Pageant

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
30:36
Malcolm Turnbull Laura Tingle discusses the latest from Canberra, including electricity prices and the possibility of the government funding a new coal-fired power station. Croatia Millions of fans will watch the World Cup decider this weekend - a David and Goliath contest between a football powerhouse and a tiny country that's never made the final before. After beating England, Croatia will take on the tournament favourites France in the final. Mortgage Choice One of Australia's biggest publicly listed brokers, Mortgage Choice, has an overhaul of its remuneration model. It says it will now pay franchisees more and reduce the volatility of their income. It comes after complaints from franchisees, who said Mortgage Choice's business model was leaving some brokers in financial ruin. Trump set to meet NATO leaders as part of European visit US President starts the beginning of what promises to be stormy week-long visit to Europe with a NATO meeting in Belgium. Rachael Rizzo of the Centre for a New American Security discusses what may happen. Miss America beauty pageant For the first time in nearly 100 years, when young women vying for the title of Miss America appear on stage in Atlantic City this September it won't be in swimsuits. In the #MeToo era, the historic pageant is promising Miss America 2.0 will focus on contestants talents, intelligence and ideas - not their outward appearance. But not everyone is happy to say bye-bye to the bikinis.
Fortnite Phenomenon 
If you have kids, chances are they're among the 125 million people playing the popular video game Fortnite. And it's driving some parents and teachers crazy. They are flocking to professional help to pry their kids away but for others the game is just like any other hobby - it's all about balance.
Bernard Collaery
Unprecedented legal action against two men for allegedly breaching the intelligence services act has sparked fierce debate about the balance between national security and the public's right to know.
Rod Sims 
Australia's competition watchdog has laid out a sweeping plan to bring those bills down and says it could save households up to $400 a year. Rod Sims outlines what the ACCC has in mind.
Rural Mental Health
A western Victorian farmer has come up with a bald plan to give his industry national exposure. He's convincing an increasing number of his colleagues to take their kit off. It's part of a cheeky new campaign called "The Naked Farmer", which aims to raise awareness of - and funding for - mental health.
Dept. of Veterans' Affairs
Last month 7.30 aired a story about the extraordinary lengths the Department of Veterans' Affairs went to, to thwart a compensation claim: secretly changing its own policy in order to stop a claim by a former elite paratrooper who had badly injured his back. We've now learnt the head of the Veterans' Affairs department has requested a meeting with Mr Rollins in order to issue a personal apology. The ministers for Defence and Veterans Affairs have also ordered a departmental review into the matter.

7.30: Fortnite Phenomenon/ Bernard Collaery/Rod Sims/Rural Mental Health/Dept. of Veteran Affairs

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
31:31
Fortnite Phenomenon If you have kids, chances are they're among the 125 million people playing the popular video game Fortnite. And it's driving some parents and teachers crazy. They are flocking to professional help to pry their kids away but for others the game is just like any other hobby - it's all about balance. Bernard Collaery Unprecedented legal action against two men for allegedly breaching the intelligence services act has sparked fierce debate about the balance between national security and the public's right to know. Rod Sims Australia's competition watchdog has laid out a sweeping plan to bring those bills down and says it could save households up to $400 a year. Rod Sims outlines what the ACCC has in mind. Rural Mental Health A western Victorian farmer has come up with a bald plan to give his industry national exposure. He's convincing an increasing number of his colleagues to take their kit off. It's part of a cheeky new campaign called "The Naked Farmer", which aims to raise awareness of - and funding for - mental health. Dept. of Veterans' Affairs Last month 7.30 aired a story about the extraordinary lengths the Department of Veterans' Affairs went to, to thwart a compensation claim: secretly changing its own policy in order to stop a claim by a former elite paratrooper who had badly injured his back. We've now learnt the head of the Veterans' Affairs department has requested a meeting with Mr Rollins in order to issue a personal apology. The ministers for Defence and Veterans Affairs have also ordered a departmental review into the matter.
Jenny Brockie takes a look at why people are suffering from more food insecurities.
Once or twice a week, Sunita and her husband go without a meal so their two children can have something to eat. Other times, they turn to Weet-Bix for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A growing number of Australians are going hungry. CEO of Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Brianna Casey says 3.6 million Australians have been food insecure in the last 12 months – including one in five children.
Renee and Grant’s lives changed overnight when Grant had an accident at work. The pair suddenly found themselves struggling to afford food for their family of six, while trying to keep up with mortgage repayments and other bills. Even with the help of a community food program that provides low cost groceries, they both say they still skip meals each week so their children can eat.

Aunty Lena, a member of the Stolen Generations, has three adult children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren living under her roof. With only her aged pension for income, she struggles to feed her large family after paying the rent and electricity, but she’s resolved to keeping her household together.
She mostly chooses the food her grandchildren want to eat from a local food relief program, and says meat is a luxury.
Charities and food rescue organisations have stepped up to help provide nutritious food and hot meals for those who might otherwise go without. And thousands of schools across the country are now running breakfast clubs to make sure their students have a healthy meal to start the school day.
But Brianna admits food relief programs are “a bandaid over a gaping wound,” and that while sourcing food for those in need is crucial, it doesn’t get to the root cause of food insecurity.
This week, Insight asks – who’s going hungry in Australia, and why?

Insight: Hungry

News and current affairs, Intercultural understanding

Years 9-10, 11-12 News and current affairs, Intercultural understanding
52:48
Jenny Brockie takes a look at why people are suffering from more food insecurities. Once or twice a week, Sunita and her husband go without a meal so their two children can have something to eat. Other times, they turn to Weet-Bix for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A growing number of Australians are going hungry. CEO of Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Brianna Casey says 3.6 million Australians have been food insecure in the last 12 months – including one in five children. Renee and Grant’s lives changed overnight when Grant had an accident at work. The pair suddenly found themselves struggling to afford food for their family of six, while trying to keep up with mortgage repayments and other bills. Even with the help of a community food program that provides low cost groceries, they both say they still skip meals each week so their children can eat. Aunty Lena, a member of the Stolen Generations, has three adult children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren living under her roof. With only her aged pension for income, she struggles to feed her large family after paying the rent and electricity, but she’s resolved to keeping her household together. She mostly chooses the food her grandchildren want to eat from a local food relief program, and says meat is a luxury. Charities and food rescue organisations have stepped up to help provide nutritious food and hot meals for those who might otherwise go without. And thousands of schools across the country are now running breakfast clubs to make sure their students have a healthy meal to start the school day. But Brianna admits food relief programs are “a bandaid over a gaping wound,” and that while sourcing food for those in need is crucial, it doesn’t get to the root cause of food insecurity. This week, Insight asks – who’s going hungry in Australia, and why?
Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan

Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week

Heywire: Lucy
Lucy is from the Riverina region of New South Wales. Her large Italian family is about to embark on their annual 'salami day'. Heywire puts young Australians at the centre of the conversations that shape their communities. 

Kalette: A vegetable grower takes sprouts to the next levels
A third generation brussels sprouts farmer has been named Grower of the Year by the horticulture industry. Adelaide Hills producer Scott Samwell has taken the little cabbage to the next level by growing sweeter and coloured varieties. He’s also introduced a new vegetable to the Australian market - the ‘kalette’ - a cross between a green sprout and red kale.

Brown Gold: A surprising ingredient helping to drought-proof properties
Farmers in the central west of New South Wales have a surprising solution to help deal with drought. It's human sewage, treated and dewatered to produce biosolids, and the organic fertiliser is transforming about 30 farms in the region.

Ocean Giant: A successful breeding program for Queensland groper
A Queensland scientist and his team have successfully commercialised a breeding program for ‘Queensland groper’ and fingerlings are now being exported to Asia.

Landline: July 8, 2018

Business and economics, Earth and environment, Sustainability, News and current affairs

Years 9-10, 11-12 Business and economics, Earth and environment, Sustainability, News and current affairs
57:59
Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week Heywire: Lucy Lucy is from the Riverina region of New South Wales. Her large Italian family is about to embark on their annual 'salami day'. Heywire puts young Australians at the centre of the conversations that shape their communities. Kalette: A vegetable grower takes sprouts to the next levels A third generation brussels sprouts farmer has been named Grower of the Year by the horticulture industry. Adelaide Hills producer Scott Samwell has taken the little cabbage to the next level by growing sweeter and coloured varieties. He’s also introduced a new vegetable to the Australian market - the ‘kalette’ - a cross between a green sprout and red kale. Brown Gold: A surprising ingredient helping to drought-proof properties Farmers in the central west of New South Wales have a surprising solution to help deal with drought. It's human sewage, treated and dewatered to produce biosolids, and the organic fertiliser is transforming about 30 farms in the region. Ocean Giant: A successful breeding program for Queensland groper A Queensland scientist and his team have successfully commercialised a breeding program for ‘Queensland groper’ and fingerlings are now being exported to Asia.
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