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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

INTERVIEW: The threat to iife in Ukraine is taking its toll on people's mental health

2/23/2024
The United States is set to announce a new round of sanctions against Russia, as it seeks to maintain pressure on Moscow two years into its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It follows similar announcements from the United Kingdom and European Union, targeting the supply of weapons and revenue sources. Moscow, though, remains defiant, launching new attacks on Ukrainian territory. How have two years of Russia's 'special military operation' affected the children and families of Ukraine? SBS's Anton Enus has been speaking to James Elder from the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, who is in Ukraine at the moment,

Duration:00:03:38

Savings all gone? You're not alone and it's intentional, says economist

2/23/2024
If you've been struggling to put any money into savings, you're not alone. The Australian household savings ratio has hit a 17 year low, with just 1.1% of disposable income being saved. Whilst the high cost of living is partly to blame, one economist says it's mostly the result of a deliberate policy decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Duration:00:06:53

How do whales sing? A new study is finding out

2/23/2024
Scientists say they are one step closer to figuring out how humpback and other types of baleen whales sing. A new study in Nature suggests the whales have specialised voice boxes that other animals don't have.

Duration:00:02:57

Russia's 'special military operation' in Ukraine is two years old

2/23/2024
Ukraine has now been gripped by war for two years. As the second anniversary of Russia's invasion is marked, SBS looks at the mounting humanitarian and economic consequences of the conflict.

Duration:00:04:09

SBS On the Money: What's behind the AI hype and what does Nvidia have to do with it?

2/23/2024
Nvidia shares surged more than 16 per cent in the US overnight making it a near US$2 trillion company after it surprassed expectations for earnings and forecasts. So, SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Gonçalves discusses what's behind the AI boom, the future and risks with Loftus Peak CIO Alex Pollak and Grady Wulff from Bell Direct.

Duration:00:19:29

Visa deadline looms for worried Ukraine refugees

2/23/2024
Ukrainians who have sought refuge in Australia following the Russian invasion two years ago say they're left in limbo as the end of their visa period approaches. They're calling on the government to review these conditions and establish a viable pathway to permanent residency.

Duration:00:06:29

How do whales sing? A new study is finding out

2/22/2024
Scientists say they are one step closer to figuring out how humpback and other types of baleen whales sing. A new study in Nature suggests the whales have specialised voice boxes that other animals don't have.

Duration:00:02:57

Gaza residents face new threat: infectious diseases

2/22/2024
The World Health Organisation is seeking to evacuate the remaining patients stranded at Gaza's second largest hospital. The UN agency is also warning infectious diseases in the Gaza Strip could cause more deaths among Palestinians than the ongoing hostilities in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Duration:00:03:53

Shingles is both common and painful and it could happen to you

2/22/2024
A new survey has exposed a lack of awareness of shingles amongst older Australians. The survey, by GlaxoSmithKline, has found many people think shingles is serious - but also that it won't happen to them. And that's far from the truth.

Duration:00:04:30

'Healing takes a long time': Faith leaders behind program to end domestic violence

2/22/2024
Faith leaders and culturally and linguistically diverse communities are at the centre of a new training program aiming to end violence against women and children. The federal government has announced it will provide $3 million in funding for the program which will aim to increase understanding of the indicators of violence and how to respond to disclosures of abuse.

Duration:00:04:40

Water batteries to the rescue: finding a fire-resistant alternative to lithium batteries

2/22/2024
Melbourne researchers say they've created a recyclable water battery that could provide a safer alternative to existing products. The potential danger of lithium batteries has been highlighted by recent fires at recycling centres and their increasing use in electric modes of transport

Duration:00:03:33

Calls for Inquiry after blackouts cause crippling debt levels for remote residents

2/22/2024
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:00:04:52

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