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Hear the story behind the headlines. In under ten minutes each episode, we’ll help you make sense of the news stories that matter to you from Australia and the world, with reports and interviews from the SBS News team.

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Sydney, NSW

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Hear the story behind the headlines. In under ten minutes each episode, we’ll help you make sense of the news stories that matter to you from Australia and the world, with reports and interviews from the SBS News team.

Language:

English


Episodes

SBS On the Money: Will international wi-fi help to improve the reputation of Qantas?

2/22/2024
Qantas spends big on customers but is it enough to improve its reputation? Qantas is bringing Wi-Fi to its international flights, is buying new planes, has launched new interiors for some aircraft and says to expect lower fares as it posts a 13 per cent decline in half-year profit. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves and Rhayna Bosch speak with market analyst Evan Lucas and aviation expert Ellis Taylor from Cirium.

Duration:00:15:02

'Gaza has become a death zone', UN health chief says

2/21/2024
The United Nations says the delivery of aid and and water into Gaza is being jeapordised by the Israel-Hamas conflict. It comes as members of Israel's war cabinet say they are progressing on talks to secure a new hostage release deal.

Duration:00:03:36

Remote NT communities calling for Senate Inquiry into telcos

2/21/2024
Remote Northern Territory communities in West Arnhem Land are calling for a Senate Inquiry into telecommunications companies operating in the bush. It follows a recent 3G Telstra outage that lasted for several weeks, with disastrous consequences.

Duration:00:00:58

Voting choices of young people shifting to the left

2/21/2024
Young people are shifting further to the political left in Australia. And for the first time, the latest Australian Election Study found people are maintaining support for the left even as they get older.

Duration:00:14:27

Students targeted to become money mules - and face severe consequences

2/21/2024
There are new warnings about those work-from-home job ads that seems too good to be true - or promise BIG returns on investment. Many are trying to recruit so-called 'Money Mules'. The Australian Federal Police and financial institutions say more criminal syndicates are targeting students to become money mules.

Duration:00:03:38

Experts: Government needs to step in to curb gambling addiction

2/21/2024
The Federal Government is facing more calls to combat problem gambling. New figures on the number of Australians self-excluding from gambling, have prompted warnings of a public health crisis.

Duration:00:04:17

SBS On the Money: Woolies CEO quits & real wages turn positive

2/21/2024
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci is unexpectedly quitting as the company's food and supermarkets business posts a 5.4% increase in sales amid sector scrutiny. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves looks through the result with MPC Markets Analyst Mark Gardner, plus Westpac's Justin Smirk on the rise in wages and what it means for inflation and interest rates.

Duration:00:13:34

INTERVIEW: Friends 'despair' as Dr Yang Hengjun decides not to appeal

2/21/2024
Australian writer Dr Yang Hengjun has decided not to appeal the suspended death sentance imposed by a Chinese court. He will face life imprisonment at the end of the two year suspended death sentence. He was found guilty of espionage charges which his family say were without basis. They are supporting his decision not to appeal, as going through another legal challenge would delay necessary medical care and be detrimental to his health. But his friend, fellow academic Chongyi Feng told SBS's Pablo Vinales he saddened by the decision, as he believes Dr Yang had solid grounds to appeal against his conviction.

Duration:00:08:31

Thousands flee Sudan in what UN calls 'the world's largest displacement crisis'

2/21/2024
Thousands of families fleeing the war in Sudan, are creating a major displacement crisis in Chad and South Sudan. The World Food Programme says dire humanitarian situations are worsening in South Sudan where refugees face severe hunger, malnutrition and disease outbreaks.

Duration:00:04:09

Kumail speaks six languages, crucial at a hospital serving one of one of Australia’s most diverse communities

2/20/2024
Hazara refugee Dr Kumail Jaffry draws on multiple language skills to connect with patients from diverse backgrounds. It’s vital in one of Australia’s most multicultural communities.

Duration:00:07:39

The US vetoes ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war for a third time

2/20/2024
The United States has vetoed calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war at the United Nations, with several US allies condemning the decision. It comes as the World Health Organisation has completed a second evacuation mission from Gaza's Nasser hospital.

Duration:00:05:16

Climate change threatening the 'conveyor belt of the ocean'

2/20/2024
Scientists from across the globe are converging in New Orleans this week for the world's largest ocean sciences conference. It's the first time the event has taken place in-person in four years, due to the pandemic. A key focus this year- how climate change is impacting ocean circulation. It coincides with new study that has found the Atlantic circulation - which helps regulate the global climate system- is at risk of total collapse.

Duration:00:04:16

INTERVIEW: Former NSW EPA chief Barry Buffier

2/20/2024
"A wicked problem": former New South Wales Environmental Protection Agency head and CEO Barry Buffier speaks to SBS about waste management and asbestos. He explains to Dijana Damjanovic how the current crisis, that has seen properties and schools close across NSW and the ACT, came about and says it's an unintended consequence of the state's waste management policy.

Duration:00:11:00

Doctors say prisoners are not being treated fairly by the health system

2/20/2024
The Australian Medical Association is calling on the federal government to allow prisoners access to Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. In a submission to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, the AMA outlines what it calls 'inequitable healthcare for people in custody'. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned this story includes references to a person who has died.

Duration:00:03:26

SBS On the Money: BHP's nickel dilemma and will an ANZ/Suncorp banking deal hurt competition?

2/20/2024
BHP says it is approaching the review into its nickel operations with a great deal of urgency as it posts its fourth largest evern interim dividend. SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves speaks with CFO David Lamont, plus hear from Morningstar analyst Nathan Zaia about the implications for an ANZ/Suncorp banking merger which the Competition Tribunal approved today, and the day on the markets with Mathan Somasundaram from Deep Dive Analytics.

Duration:00:17:44

Making Australia's navy 'larger and lethal'

2/20/2024
"Larger and Lethal." That's the stated objective of a $54 billion dollar overhaul of the Royal Australian Navy to prepare for potential conflict in the Indo-Pacific. The new blueprint sees new frigates built offshore and heavily armed unmanned vessels acquired, with several existing shipbuilding programs curtailed or axed.

Duration:00:04:59

Pledges of post-war support for Ukraine, two years since Russia's 'special military operation' began

2/19/2024
Japan's Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, has pledged to undertake long-term investments in Ukraine's reconstruction efforts with more than 50 agreements signed at a Tokyo conference. This comes as the Russia Ukraine war enters its third year with Russia taking over the Ukrainian city of Avdiivka.

Duration:00:07:50

International Court of Justice focuses on Israel action in Gaza

2/19/2024
Palestinian representatives have given evidence to the International Court of Justice on the legality of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories. Israel is not among the 51 countries scheduled to speak at the hearings, which follow a 2022 request from the United Nations General Assembly for a non-binding opinion. But amid fresh calls for Israel to end military operations ahead of its planned expanded action in Rafah, its current offensives in Gaza have immediately become a focal point.

Duration:00:06:07

INTERVIEW: How did a tribal dispute lead to at least 64 deaths in PNG's remote Highlands?

2/19/2024
At least 64 people have died in an ambush in Papua New Guinea's remote Highlands region. Police say the victims were shot dead during a tribal dispute in the Enga province over the weekend. It's an area which has long struggled with violence, but these killings are believed to be the worst in years. An influx of illegal firearms have made clashes more deadly and fuelled a cycle of violence. Police started collecting bodies at the scene near the town of Wabag - roughly 600km northwest of the capital Port Moresby. Journalist Tanya Nugent is working in PNG and is in the province. She spoke to SBS's Janice Petersen.

Duration:00:05:58

Russian police crack down on supporters paying tribute to Alexei Navalny

2/19/2024
Supporters of the late Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny have vowed to continue to fight for change in the country following his sudden death last week in a Siberian prison. People have continued to lay flowers in the memory of the 47 year old despite mass arrests by Russian police.

Duration:00:03:02