The Checkout

The Checkout

Season 4  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  April 7, 2016

Watch the show that in 2015 was nominated for a Logie Award in the category of 'Best Comedy about a 1400 Page Statute', losing narrowly to Channel Nine's smash hit I'm a Corporations Lawyer... Get Me Out of Here.

Watch the show that in 2015 was nominated for a Logie Award in the category of 'Best Comedy about a 1400 Page Statute', losing narrowly to Channel Nine's smash hit I'm a Corporations Lawyer... Get Me Out of Here.

Rural News
A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week.
Heywire: Muriel
Muriel Hunter had a tragic start to life and struggled in school, but now she's fulfilling her dream
Defying the Drought
A large part of eastern Australia is drought declared, and the big dry is hitting farmers and communities hard. But some farmers seem to be defying the drought. Marty McCarthy hits the road to meet them.
Hall of Fame
The rural press club honour is awarded to Queensland-based journalists who have made a significant contribution to the profession for more than 20 years and have helped support the next generation of rural journalists. Pip has been a reporter on the ABC’s flagship rural current affairs program Landline for the past 25 years and its host since 2012.
Open Sesame
Farmers and scientists in central Queensland have just trialled the country’s first commercial crop of black sesame seed and early results are showing great potential.
Markets Report
Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.
Farm Tech
Farmers have partnered with programmers, engineers and inventors to help make farming more efficient. It’s part of a University ‘Tech-Connect’ program and together they’ve come up with some very creative solutions to some everyday on-farm problems.

Landline: August 12, 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
57:15
Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Heywire: Muriel Muriel Hunter had a tragic start to life and struggled in school, but now she's fulfilling her dream Defying the Drought A large part of eastern Australia is drought declared, and the big dry is hitting farmers and communities hard. But some farmers seem to be defying the drought. Marty McCarthy hits the road to meet them. Hall of Fame The rural press club honour is awarded to Queensland-based journalists who have made a significant contribution to the profession for more than 20 years and have helped support the next generation of rural journalists. Pip has been a reporter on the ABC’s flagship rural current affairs program Landline for the past 25 years and its host since 2012. Open Sesame Farmers and scientists in central Queensland have just trialled the country’s first commercial crop of black sesame seed and early results are showing great potential. Markets Report Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Farm Tech Farmers have partnered with programmers, engineers and inventors to help make farming more efficient. It’s part of a University ‘Tech-Connect’ program and together they’ve come up with some very creative solutions to some everyday on-farm problems.
Help from Above: The aero-medical specialists saving lives in the Top End
From a single helicopter operation in 1986, the ‘Careflight’ aero-medical charity has evolved to play a crucial role in Australia’s Health System. With crews who are ‘prepared for anything’, its work across remote regions of the Top End regularly mean the difference between life and death.

Rosellas: An old-fashioned favourite back in favour
A farming family on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is growing one of the few commercial rosella crops in the country, and the old-fashioned favourite is winning over plenty of new fans.

Feijoas: Australian growers embrace the little known feijoa fruit
They look a little like small avocados, with a flavour that’s a cross between other fruits such as pineapple, guava and strawberry. Feijoa are not very well known in Australia but as the fruit’s popularity increases, so do the number of plantings.

Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan
Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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

A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week.

Heywire: Nia
Nia has grown up surrounded by successful, strong, deaf women and has a profound message to share.

Landline: Help From Above/Rosellas/Feijoas/ Markets Report/Rural News/Heywire

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
57:04
Help from Above: The aero-medical specialists saving lives in the Top End From a single helicopter operation in 1986, the ‘Careflight’ aero-medical charity has evolved to play a crucial role in Australia’s Health System. With crews who are ‘prepared for anything’, its work across remote regions of the Top End regularly mean the difference between life and death. Rosellas: An old-fashioned favourite back in favour A farming family on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is growing one of the few commercial rosella crops in the country, and the old-fashioned favourite is winning over plenty of new fans. Feijoas: Australian growers embrace the little known feijoa fruit They look a little like small avocados, with a flavour that’s a cross between other fruits such as pineapple, guava and strawberry. Feijoa are not very well known in Australia but as the fruit’s popularity increases, so do the number of plantings. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Heywire: Nia Nia has grown up surrounded by successful, strong, deaf women and has a profound message to share.
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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