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RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to. Start each day with comprehensive coverage and analysis of national and international events, and hear interviews with the people who matter today—along with those who'll be making news tomorr

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'Not All Black And White': Scott Hodges

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:50:00 +1000

Scott Hodges is one of the most prolific AFL goal kickers of all time — but the sport took a toll on his body and mind.Scott Hodges has released a new book about his journey as an AFL star. (File photo: ABC News)

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'The Bushwackers' release new single

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:42:00 +1000

A total of 95 musicians have played with 'The Bushwackers' over a music career that spans more than four decades.The Bushwackers are releasing a new single before hitting the stage at Gympie Music Muster Festival in Queensland. (Public Domain: Derek Truninger)

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Senate Inquiry details problems with Australia's dairy industry

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:35:00 +1000

Australia's national milk supply has fallen by more than 660 million litres since the start of the 2016/17 season.Dollar a litre milk dominating shelf space in Coles. (ABC Rural: Brett Worthington)

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Australian bowls clubs face uncertain future

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:19:00 +1000

With dwindling memberships and the ongoing threat of redevelopment, bowling clubs around the country are facing a challenging time.Bowling Clubs are at risk across the country. (ABC South East SA: Kate Hill)

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Barcelona: Three Australians injured, driver of van still at large

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:11:00 +1000

A local journalist told RN Breakfast, "A lot of us saw this coming".Three Australians have been injured in the incident, one seriously. (Getty: Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa)

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Australia to crack down on modern slavery

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:05:00 +1000

It's estimated that 21 million people around the world are living in modern slavery.A Modern Slavery Act would require companies to publicly report if they use forced labour in their supply chains. (ILO in Asia and Pacfic/ creative commons)

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Richard Goyder reflects on 12 years at Wesfarmers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:52:00 +1000

The chief of the sprawling retail and industrial empire Wesfarmers, Richard Goyder, has just handed down his last set of numbers for the company before he leaves after 12 years in the job.Wesfarmers managing director, Richard Goyder is leaving the company after 12 years in the job. (Scott Lewis/ BY 2.0)

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'I accept that we have to do better': Tehan

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:45:00 +1000

A Senate committee report revealed 325 former Australian Defence Force personnel took their own lives between 2001 and 2015.Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan says the government can better support veterans. (ABC News: Jed Cooper)

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Politics with Alice Workman

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:36:00 +1000

Parliament House Bureau Chief for BuzzFeed News Alice Workman joins RN Breakfast from our Parliament House studio to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.The House of Representatives in Parliament House (Timothy Stevens/ABC News)

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'Insure' Great Barrier Reef for billions to protect and restore its ecosystem values: Nature Conservancy

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:51:00 +1000

Coral reefs, coastal mangroves and even forests could be insured to help pay for their protection and restoration, says the Nature Conservancy.The total economic, social and natural heritage value of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been estimated at $56 billion. (Public Domain, Unsplash: Yanguang Lan)

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Trump ties myth about Muslims to Barcelona attack — World News with Matt Bevan

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:44:00 +1000

At least 13 people have been killed in a terrorist attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona, after a box van drove through pedestrians in the popular tourist district of Las Ramblas.US President Donald Trump told his 36 million Twitter followers to read a story about US Army General John Pershing. (Gage Skidmore/ BY-SA 2.0)

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Science with Chris Smith: Chromosomes

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:35:00 +1000

British scientists have discovered a way to right cells that contain the wrong numbers of chromosomes.Science lab (Greg Emmerich/ BY-SA 2.0)

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The History of the Confederate statues

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:20:00 +1000

More than 150 years after the US Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialised with statues and monuments. But do they honour history or are they racist symbols of America's dark legacy of slavery?A statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee on Monument Avenue in Virginia. (Ron Cogswell/ BY 2.0)

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Barcelona: 13 dead, 50 injured after van rams crowd

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:11:00 +1000

Barcelona's Las Ramblas district is in lock down but the rest of the city carries on as usual.Spanish police cordoned off an area of the city after a van ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians. (Getty: Lluis Gene)

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Mars 2020 mission next stepping stone in getting astronauts to Mars

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:45:00 +1000

Could this Mars mission be the first step to humanity moving off Earth and into new digs out into the galaxy?An artist's impression of the Mars 2020 rover (Supplied: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Push for federal ICAC continues to grow

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:00 +1000

Last year, 3,000 federal public servants reported seeing inappropriate or illegal conduct by their peers. But there's no body to investigate corruption at a national level.( Boris Thaser (CC-BY-2.0))

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Tech review with Peter Marks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:26:00 +1000

Google has stepped in and revoked the registration of a Neo-Nazi website, called the Daily Stormer, which has now has gone offline.RN Breakfast's Technology Editor Peter Marks (Alex McClintock/RN)

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'The Mystery Gut'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:19:00 +1000

There's a growing body of scientific evidence that links the gut to everything from our mood to our weight and general health.Our gut bacteria ecosystem plays an important role in how we feel (Wikimedia Commons: Nicola Fawcett (CC-BY-SA-4.0))

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British and Australian Labor team up to launch new post-GFC economic debate

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:06:00 +1000

The 10-year anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis is rapidly approaching and around the world, populist movements have sprung up.Many people were left behind in the wake of the GFC ( Mike (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0))

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Missouri Republican head defends Trump's Charlottesville comments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:50:00 +1000

In his statement, the US President appeared to place equal blame on white supremacists and anti-hate protesters who were countering the far-right rally at Charlottesville.Flowers laid out on a Charlottesville street ( Bob Mical (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0))

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Politics with Alison Carabine

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:46:00 +1000

A look at all of the latest developments in federal politics with RN Breakfast's Political Editor Alison Carabine.The House of Representatives in Parliament House (Timothy Stevens/ABC News)

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Joyce should remain DPM amid citizenship confusion: Treasurer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:37:00 +1000

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's situation is different to that of Senator Matt Canavan.Treasurer Scott Morrison in the Reps chamber (9 Aug 2017) (ABC News: Jed Cooper)

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'Absolute chaos' in Department of Veterans' Affairs: Lambie

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:49:00 +1000

Senator Jacqui Lambie says the department must work with veterans, not against them.Jacqui Lambie joins Fran Kelly to discuss veterans' affairs (ABC News: Matt Roberts)

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World news wrap with Matt Bevan

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:43:00 +1000

The 24 hours since Donald Trump held the astonishing press conference in the lobby of his New York skyscraper have been some of the hardest in his Presidency.US President Donald Trump speaks in the lobby of Trump Tower (Getty Images: Drew Angerer)

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Rise of the algae 650 million years ago paves the way for the first animals

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:36:00 +1000

ANU researchers says they have solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth.Scientists from the ANU have published new research showing the rise of algae on Earth 650 million years ago (Supplied)

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UK government wants no change to Irish border

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:16:00 +1000

As the UK negotiates its divorce from the European Union, what to do about Northern Ireland is proving to be one of the more complex aspects of its exit.Many border communities are campaigning against a hard border in Northern Ireland (Getty Images: Paul Faith)

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The quest for an anti-aging pill

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:50:00 +1000

A pill that can slow the ageing process has been on medical science's radar for decades.The quest for an anti-aging pill is getting closer (Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash)

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China and its role in the region

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:35:00 +1000

President Trump called on China to be tougher on North Korea and offered to relax demands on the US trade war with the country if it did.(Photo by Athena Lam on Unsplash)

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TV with Dan Barrett

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:20:00 +1000

Renown film director Jane Campion returns with series two of her made for TV drama series Top Of The Lake but will it meet audience expectations?Elisabeth Moss in Top of the Lake: China Girl. (Supplied: BBC First)

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Soul singer Tami Neilson

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:15:00 +1000

For Canadian-born soul singer Tami Neilson touring has always been a part of her life.Soul singer Tami Neilson (Supplied)

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Protection of religious freedom in same-sex marriage vote

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:05:00 +1000

At the centre of the debate around the postal ballot on same-sex marriage is whether religious freedom needs to be protected and how far those protections should go.Protester carries rainbow flag in front of Parliament House (8 Aug 2017) (ABC News: Jed Cooper)

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Sonic attack on diplomats in Cuba

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:53:00 +1000

US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba have come down with a mysterious illness. The symptoms include nausea, migraines and deafness and reports suggest they may have fallen victim to what's been called a "sonic attack", with the finger pointed squarely at the Cuban government.Picture of an old car with a the US flag and a graffiti of revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara taken in Havana, on June 16, 2017. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Politics with Jim Middleton

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:45:00 +1000

The Turnbull Government has managed to turn the citizenship scandal in to an unprecedented diplomatic row with New Zealand.Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull, the day Joyce discovers NZ citizenship (14 Aug 2017) (ABC News: Jed Cooper)

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Penny Wong responds to claims of conspiring with NZ

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:35:26 +1000

The citizenship scandal engulfing the Turnbull Government has now blown up into a major diplomatic incident involving our closest neighbour New Zealand. Senator Penny Wong responds to accusations her office had anything to do with raising it in the NZ parliament.Penny Wong talks to reporters at a doorstop in Canberra, November 30, 2016. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty)

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Media reforms: Nick Xenophon

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:50:00 +1000

Behind the chaotic scenes in Parliament yesterday the Turnbull Government did manage to secure a deal on its controversial media reforms but it still needs the backing of South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon.Nick Xenophon (ABC News: Jed Cooper)

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World news wrap with Matt Bevan

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:45:00 +1000

Criticism of President Trump's response to the Charlottesville white nationalist rally is continuing and a number of new voices have weighed in on the late night comedy shows.President Donald Trump speaks regarding the on going situation in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. (AP)

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Trump under pressure to sack chief strategist Steve Bannon

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:35:00 +1000

US President Trump is coming under pressure to sack his controversial chief strategist Steven Bannon after Saturday's Charlottesville rally by white supremacists that left one woman dead and 19 injured.Protesters during a rally against U.S. President Donald J. Trump on August 14, 2017. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Germany's Angela Merkel set for record win

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:20:00 +1000

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is on track to make history and secure an historic fourth term.German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during an election campaign of her Christian Democratic Union, CDU, and the Christian Social Union, CSU, in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. (AP: Matthias Balk)

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Politics with Alison Carabine

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:10:00 +1000

Political Editor Alison Carabine looks ahead to the day in politics and the fallout around Barnaby Joyce's citizenship.(ABC News/Timothy Stevens)

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Smoking rates in Australia: what comes next?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:50:00 +1000

As stats show the rate of quitting is slowing, could e-cigarettes be the next frontier in the fight against smoking?We've seen a rise in smoking rates in Australia for the first time in 30 years. (ABC News)

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Germany passes social media hate speech law

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:44:00 +1000

Social media companies, like Twitter and Facebook, could face fines of up to $74 million if they don't deal with complaints within 24 hours.Part of Shahak Shapira's graffiti protest against hate speech on twitter. (Facebook: Shahak Shapira)

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ACTU criticises government for not tackling worker exploitation, wage theft

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:36:00 +1000

"We've got a huge black economy. It used to be a small part of our society, now it's a business model."The ACTU criticises the Taskforce for not tackling worker exploitation and wage theft. (Giulio Saggin/ ABC News)

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CWA smelling fragrant

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:24:00 +1000

The Country Women's Association has commissioned its own perfume to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Queensland branch.1922 captures the smells of the Country Women's Association. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)

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'Balcony Over Jerusalem'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:15:00 +1000

Australian journalist John Lyons spent six years reporting from Israel and he's recounted that experience in a new memoir.Australian journalist John Lyons spent six years reporting from Israel and he's recounted that experience in a new memoir titled 'Balcony Over Jerusalem'. (Flickr/SarahTZ/CC By 2.0)

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Will a new chief executive help stop the rot at the Commonwealth Bank?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:05:00 +1000

The Commonwealth Bank is on the hunt for a new chief executive with a "very strong moral compass" in the wake of unprecedented money-laundering allegations against the bank.The Commonwealth Bank is on the hunt for a new chief executive after Ian Narev announced he would leave the job next year. (ABC News: Margaret Burin)

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un, survivor or madman?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:52:00 +1000

If North Korea launches a missile against the US territory of Guam this month, the order will come directly from its leader Kim Jong Un. But who is the secretive dictator and what does he really want from the west?North Korea is today holding its annual Liberation Day celebrations to mark the end of colonial rule by Japan in 1945. (Getty: STR)

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Politics with Paul Bongiorno

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:48:00 +1000

Columnist with The Saturday Paper, Paul Bongiorno, joins RN Breakfast from our Parliament House studio to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.Paul Bongiorno, RN Breakfast Political Commentator (ABC RN/Elliot Dunn)

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Section 44 doesn't apply to Barnaby Joyce: Brandis

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:36:00 +1000

The future of Barnaby Joyce — and the Turnbull Government itself — hangs in the balance this morning.George Brandis said Section 44 doesn't apply to Barnaby Joyce because he wasn't aware of his New Zealand citizenship. (ABC News: Matt Roberts)

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Labor calls to remove Barnaby Joyce over dual citizenship

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:50:00 +1000

Labor Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said the precendent for dual citizenship has already been set.The Opposition charge against Barnaby Joyce is being spearheaded by Joel Fitzgibbon. (ABC News: Ross Nerdal)

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Priests must report child sex abuse disclosed in confession: royal commission

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:50:00 +1000

The Child Sex Abuse Royal Commision threatens priests with criminal sanctions if they don't report incidences of child sexual abuse in confession.Many maintain that the secrecy and sanctity of the confessional cannot be breached. (Public Domain: Annie Spratt)

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