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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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Off to the movies with RN's resident film critic

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:51:00 +1100

RN's resident film critic Jason Di Rosso joins RN Breakfast for his wrap of the five films of the year.What's coming up at the movies (Noom Peerapong: public domain)


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New global compendium of the world's rays

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:44:00 +1100

After 250 years, the world finally has an updated, illustrated compendium of the more than 630 known species of rays—stingrays, skates, sawfish, and devil rays—found from the tropics to Antarctic waters.Rays of the World (Supplied: CSIRO)


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Learning what lays inside the wrappings of a mummy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:39:00 +1100

For centuries, explorers and historians wanting to investigate the stories behind Egyptian mummies had very few options but to unwrap the remains—often causing irreversible damage.An Egyptian mummy (Charmaine Chiu/flickr.com/CC-BY-ND-2.0)


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Search efforts underway after earthquake in Indonesia

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:34:00 +1100

At least 100 people have been killed and many others injured in the magnitude 6.5 quake. The Indonesian army and the Search and Rescue Team look for survivors among the rubble after the earthquake  (Getty Images)


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Tech review with Peter Marks: shortwave radio

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:24:00 +1100

Fran Kelly is joined by RN Breakfast's Technology Editor, Peter Marks to discuss shortwave radio, as Radio Australia gets set to cease shortwave transmissions.RN Breakfast's Technology Editor Peter Marks (Alex McClintock/RN)


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Kim Ryan urges action to reduce mental illness stigma

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:16:00 +1100

Kim Ryan has won the inaugral Mental Health Prize.Australian Mental Health Prize winner Kim Ryan and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (Supplied)


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GDP figures point to quieter Christmas shopping season

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:06:00 +1100

Don't panic—there are just 16 shopping days left until Christmas.The Christmas shopping season is well and truly upon us (Nelson Minar/flickr.com/CC-BY-SA-2.0)


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Is decentralisation worth the effort and cost?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:51:00 +1100

Deputy Leader Barnaby Joyce wants the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to relocate from Canberra to Armidale in northern NSW.Barnaby Joyce wants some government employees to relocate from Canberra to Armidale (ABC News: Adam Kennedy)


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Politics with Paul Bongiorno

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:46:00 +1100

The Ten Network's 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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Bishop on Pacific Islands and Australia's Paris climate accord obligations

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:36:00 +1100

Australia's bipartisan commitment to the region is on show this week, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop leading a cross-party sweep through the Pacific.Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (ABC News: Adam Kennedy)


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Shrinking economy caps a year of tumult for global markets

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:46:00 +1100

The latest growth figures show the economy has gone backwards for the first time in five years, with GDP for the three months to September shrinking by 0.5 per cent.(ABC TV)


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Trump named Time Magazine's Person of the Year: world wrap with Matt Bevan

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:41:00 +1100

Trump says it's a 'great honour' from an 'important magazine'.Donald Trump has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year (Gage Skidmore/flickr.com/CC-BY-SA-2.0)


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Zoo-born numbats released into the wild

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:36:00 +1100

Five zoo-born numbats have been released into the Dryandra Woodland in WA.Less than a thousand numbats are thought to remain in the world (dilettantiquity/flickr.com/CC-BY-SA-2.0)


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MH370 families comb Madagascar for debris

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:18:00 +1100

Seven relatives of those who died on MH370 are marking 1,000 days since the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight vanished by travelling to Madagascar to search for debris.People search for MH370 debris on a beach in Sainte-Marie de la Reunion (Getty Images/Richard Bouhet)


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What role will religion play in global politics next year?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:53:00 +1100

It's been a year in which a surprising number of religious conservatives in the US mobilised to elect a man who seemed to be anything but devout.What force will the church play in 2017? (oarranzli/flickr.com/CC-BY-ND-2.0)


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Xmas Cook: Jacqui Newling

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:45:00 +1100

Christmas is only 18 days away—but let's take a step back to Colonial times and the favourite foods of our early settlers and convicts.Jacqui Newling is the Resident Gastronomer at Sydney Living Museums (Supplied: Jacqui Newling)


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Summit on Open Government

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:38:00 +1100

The Turnbull government is due to release a National Action Plan on Open Government to coincide with an international summit this week.Freedom of information and secrecy may be part of the National Action Plan (ABC Central West: Melanie Pearce)


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Talking TV with Dan Barrett

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:28:00 +1100

RN Breakfast's resident TV critic Dan Barrett joins Fran Kelly to discuss new streaming service Fullscreen.(Pixabay)


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'Amma' a controversial, breakthrough leader

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:15:00 +1100

There have been outpourings of grief in India following the death of one of the country's most influential and colourful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaraman.Supporters of politician Jayalalithaa Jayaraman light candles as they pay tribute after her death (Getty Images/Sanjay Kanojia)


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'More uncertainty and higher prices' may be impact of emissions intensity scheme knockback: Wood

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:06:00 +1100

It's yet another closed door for Australia's climate policy, with the government killing off any prospect of a carbon price for the electricity sector—the country's biggest greenhouse polluter.The emissions intensity scheme has seemingly been canned before it was even seriously considered by the government (Lateline)


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Record number of Indigenous players in AFL draft

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:53:00 +1100

Social inclusion push sees record number of Indigenous players picked in AFL draft.Buddy Franklin during the 2014 Indigenous Round (Getty Images/Steve Christo)


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Politics with Michelle Grattan

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:44:00 +1100

The Conversation's Michelle Grattan joins RN Breakfast from our Parliament House studio to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.Michelle Grattan, RN Breakfast Political Commentator (ABC RN/Elliot Dunn)


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'Inequitable' education system leading to schools decline: Plibersek

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:35:00 +1100

There's more evidence today that the performance of Australian students is in long-term decline.Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek (ABC News: Marco Catalano)


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New car emission standards could save 100 million tonnes of carbon pollution: ClimateWorks

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:50:00 +1100

Tougher emissions standards for new cars could cost an extra $2500--but consumers would receive a quick payback in three years with cheaper fuel costs, says ClimateWorks Australia.The Australian government is looking at tough new restrictions on fuel efficiency and carbon emissions for Australian motor vehicles (ABC News: Ros Lehman)


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Trump and Air Force One: world wrap with Matt Bevan

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:45:00 +1100

Donald Trump says he wants to cancel the order the US government has with Boeing to replace Air Force One.The current Air Force One plane lands at Palm Springs (gregde/flickr.com/CC-BY-NC-2.0)


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Former Nazi prisoner of war leaves life savings to Scottish town that showed kindness

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:35:00 +1100

A former German prisoner of war has left his six figure life savings to a small Scottish village for the kindness shown to him during his captivity.The Cultybraggan camp, which housed Nazi PoWs (Mick Garratt/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA-2.0)


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Merkel endorses party's call for ban on burqas

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:11:00 +1100

The German Chancellor has endorsed a call for a ban on burqas in schools, courts and other state buildings.Angela Merkel has endorsed her party's call for a ban on the burqa in certain places (European People's Party)


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Tech experts join with terrorism survivors to counter online hate speech

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:48:00 +1100

Terrorism survivors, former extremists and tech experts have gathered in Perth for a 'hackathon' to counter online hate speech.Hackathons can produce solutions to a range of problems (Andrew Eland/flickr.com/CC-BY-SA-2.0)


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The legal dangers of Christmas parties

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:44:00 +1100

Office Christmas parties are a time to celebrate, but when things go awry there can be huge legal ramifications.Christmas parties can get employees in trouble (foh/flickr.com/CC-BY-NC)


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Townsville named Adani mine hub

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:37:00 +1100

Indian company Adani has chosen Townsville to be the headquarters for its proposed multi-billion-dollar Carmichael Mine project in the Galilee Basin.An aerial view from Castle Hill of the Townsville CBD in north Queensland. (Wikipedia: Glenn Prinsen)


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Australian birds in art

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:25:00 +1100

Australian native birds are being celebrated in a new art exhibition at Victoria's Mornington Peninsula Gallery.Native birds are celebrated in the exhibition (Armin Nehzat/Flickr)


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Teacher shortages in the UK

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:16:00 +1100

In the UK the lack of good teachers is so pronounced that principals have been looking overseas to fill vacancies for maths, chemistry and physics.The UK is experiencing a teacher shortage (ABC News)


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$1 billion federal loan for Adani rail project will cost Malcolm Turnbull his job: Adam Bandt

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:05:00 +1100

The Greens will only support an emissions intensive scheme if it means the electricity sector is carbon neutral by 2030 or 2040, says climate change spokesperson Adam BandtAdam Bandt in Parliament (ABC News: Marco Catalano)


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Coober Pedy to keep pool after state government intervention

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:54:00 +1100

One of the hottest places in Australia is Coober Pedy in outback South Australia—indeed it gets so hot that many residents live underground.Hot, dry Coober Pedy (Georgie Sharp/flickr.com/CC-BY-NC-2.0)


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Politics with Paul Bongiorno

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:46:00 +1100

The Ten Network's 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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Politics with Paul Bongiorno

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:46:00 +1100

The Ten Network's 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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Kelly objects to any climate policy change that affect electricity prices

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:36:00 +1100

A number of Coalition MPs and Senators are bluntly warning the PM they won't accept any changes that could lead to the reintroduction of a carbon price.The scheme's architect says an emissions intensity scheme wouldn't increase household electricity prices


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Koukoulas says Reserve Bank should cut interest rates

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:50:00 +1100

Most economists tipping the RBA will keep official rates steady—so as not to give more fuel to resurgent house prices on the east coast. But will that be the right decision?Should the Reserve Bank cut rates? (Danausi: public domain)


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Trump chooses Carson to lead housing: world wrap with Matt Bevan

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:46:00 +1100

Retired neurosurgeon Dr Ben Carson has been officially announced as Donald Trump's new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.Dr Ben Carson has been named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Gage Skidmore/flickr.com/CC-BY-SA-2.0)


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Emissions intensity scheme an Australian 'innovation': Price

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:35:00 +1100

An emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector would encourage more lower polluting power generators and have a positive effect on the economy, the economist who devised the scheme says.An emissions intensity scheme would have a moderate effect, Danny Price says


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Concerns for eurozone crisis after Italian PM's resignation

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:11:00 +1100

The resignation of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has raised questions about whether the eurozone is headed for a new financial crisis that would put the future of the single currency in doubt.Matteo Renzi speaks at Palazzo Chigi, admitting his defeat in the referendum vote (Getty Images/NurPhoto)


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Employers short changing workers on super, research says

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:49:00 +1100

The data—from Industry Super Australia and CBUS—claims up to a third of Australian workers are being ripped off by dodgy employers.New research says employers are holding out on super for workers (ABC News: Pamela Medlen)


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Australia's changing prescription medications

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:43:00 +1100

The Australian Prescriber Magazine has compiled a list of Australia's top ten prescription drugs.Prescription medications are changing (ABC Health: Tegan Osborne)


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Andrew Leigh on the drivers of rising inequality in Australia

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:36:00 +1100

In Australia, the marker between the haves and the have nots is fast becoming whether you have managed to get your foot on the property ladder or not.Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh (ABC News: Nick Haggarty)


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Albums of the Year

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:22:00 +1100

RN Breakfast's resident music critic Paul Gough joins Fran Kelly to introduce his albums of the year.


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From Aboriginal mission to foster home

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:15:00 +1100

Roelands Mission was a home for Aboriginal members of the Stolen Generation between the 1940s and the 1970s. Now it's been reinvented as a place of healing.Foster carers (L-R) Dawn Alone, Violet Pickett and Rhona Wallam (ABC RN: Claire Nichols)


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NDIS concerns for carers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:05:00 +1100

As the national rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) progresses, there's concern carers are facing a loss of critical support.A man in a wheelchair holding a cane next to someone walking and wearing jeans. (Pixabay: Klimkin)


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Xmas Cook: Neil Perry

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:51:00 +1100

Neil Perry, one of Australia's top chefs and now 'Head of Culinary' with the Rockpool Dining Group has a recipe for your Christmas table.Neil Perry


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The diplomatic impact of Trump's phone call with Taiwan

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:41:00 +1100

China has lodged a diplomatic protest amid debate over the implications of the phone call for US-China relations.Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (Presidential Office/flickr.com/CC-BY-2.0)


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Politics with Michelle Grattan

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:36:00 +1100

The Conversation's Michelle Grattan joins RN Breakfast from our Parliament House studio to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.Michelle Grattan, RN Breakfast Political Commentator (ABC RN/Elliot Dunn)


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