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The Bush Telegraph full program podcast - one single audio file of the whole program for continuous listening. Presented by Cameron Wilson, Bush Telegraph is an entertaining look at rural and regional issues around Australia. It's current, it's topical an

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Bush Telegraph December 19

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Final Bush Telegraph ever.

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Bush Telegraph December 18

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Drought Feature. A Queensland farming family shares personal story of bank foreclosure and being forced off their land. New life for Iron Knob, the birth place of Australia's steel industry. Bush Tele's theme gets a 1970s do-over.

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Bush Telegraph December 17

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Australian cocoa growers on a high as demand outstrips supply. What Australian farmers can gain from big data. Former Governor-General Quentin Bryce laments regional Australian decline.

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Bush Telegraph December 16

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

NSW Riverina farmer's 15 year battle with depression. The hardest thing about immigrating from Pakistan was leaving my best friend. 'Flame trees' a myth; bushfire expert .

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Bush Telegraph December 15

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Tim Flannery on climate change: extreme weather, extreme challenges, and political enemies. Regional museums and galleries reinvent themselves for the future. Sports for Bush Kids camp teaches Mt Isa School of the Air students how to be team players.

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Bush Telegraph December 12

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Should we go meat free to save the planet? Australia's grain fed beef history. Wildlife populations under threat from 'bushmeat' demand.

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Bush Telegraph December 11

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Australian cotton crop likely to be down 50 per cent, but Nike, Ikea eco-push is good news for local growers. Farm safety warning as children exposed to a variety of hazards. David Gulpilil shines in Charlie's Country.

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Bush Telegraph December 10

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

The data on ESCAS: animal welfare complaints and livestock exporter breaches since 2011. Feral pigs an ongoing problem in the Wet Tropics. Does kangaroo shooting lead to plagues?

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Bush Telegraph December 9

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:06:00 +1100

Avoiding the duopoly.

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Bush Telegraph December 8

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Bidding opens for mobile phone blackspot funding. Australian pork industry celebrates artisan ham making in inner Sydney. Bullish hopes for Victorian buffalo dairy future. Dinky the singing dingo, gone but not forgotten.

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Bush Telegraph December 5

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Queensland drought drags into another summer with no rain in sight. The wettest towns in Australia vie for the Golden Gumboot award.

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Bush Telegraph December 4

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Harvesting wild crocodile eggs could mean jobs and money for remote communities. How one Oddball dog saved Middle Island's penguins. Market bans caged eggs and introduces labels on stocking density.

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Bush Telegraph December 3

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Are roadside fruit trees weeds or a rich source of genetic diversity? Major advances in technology see rescue robots take to the skies.

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Bush Telegraph December 2

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

China President Xi Jinping's Tasmanian visit points to growing agricultural ties, but state says it's in the dark over Free Trade Agreement details. Aesthetics over eggs: how funky free-range chickens are the latest backyard accessory.

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Bush Telegraph December 1

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Soul searching for National Party after Victorian State Election disappointment. Photosynthesis is the new frontier for a world facing a food shortage. 500 heads of lettuce a year per square metre: Canadian company pitches 'Star Trek meets farming' urban concept.

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Bush Telegraph November 28

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Aboriginal communities 'step up' to stop the loss of traditional language culture.

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Bush Telegraph November 27

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Crowd sourcing to save a species. Tasmania considers deer management rethink as wild population numbers expand. Creative writing surge in regional towns.

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Bush Telegraph November 26

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Urban fringe agriculture under threat.

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Bush Telegraph November 25

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Tassie farmers' dilemma about wild deer. CSIRO report warns that global megatrends and 'megashocks' could devastate Australia's agricultural industries. The search for a mate always ends in death for male northern quolls.

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Bush Telegraph November 24

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Electorates in rural Australia are home to many of the nation's poorest people. 150 years of high-country horsemanship celebrated at Adaminaby's races. Young Dubbo farmers direct-marketing free range pork to their local community.

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Bush Telegraph November 20

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Kimberley Aboriginal communities condemn Colin Barnett's plan to close small communities.

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Bush Telegraph November 19

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:06:00 +1100

Broome bristles under uncertain times.

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Bush Telegraph 17 November 2014

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Northern development should focus on urban centres.

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Bush Telegraph November 17

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

The battle over animal welfare and ag-gag laws.

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Bush Telegraph November 14

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

New research supports 'green prescription' link between parks and major health benefits. Hobby farmers with heritage breeds could play vital role in food security. A roving mental health specialist drives 1000km a week to visit clients in rural communities .

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Bush Telegraph 13 November 2014

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Farmers could solve many of their productivity problems if they just shared information globally. The WA prison that offers inmates certificates in horticulture and construction. Private parks to play key role in Australia's conservation future despite slow down in funding.

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Bush Telegraph November 12

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Iconic rural Australian pub the Conargo Hotel burns down. Scientists get $15m to help grow a rock lobster aquaculture industry in Tasmania. . National parks consider going commercial to fund conservation.

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Bush Telegraph November 11

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

SA mining community of Whyalla brings Phantom of the Opera to life. Farmer says urban public are misguided about the reality of national parks . On the edge: a poem from WA's wheat belt.

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Bush Telegraph November 20

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Kimberley Aboriginal communities condemn Colin Barnett's plan to close small communities. The Kimberley community of One Arm Point is 200kms north of Broome. (Rowan Reid)

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Bush Telegraph November 10

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Farmers the key to saving Australia's threatened ecosystems. Health sector the future for Australian National Parks funding. Champion bucking bull 'Rocksalt' retires from the Australian rodeo circuit.

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Bush telegraph November 7

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Live export industry questions reports China will take a million cattle a year. Solar power tower. Finding of Forty-spotted pardalotes provides researchers brief moment of respite from 'otherwise depressing world of species conservation'. Queensland farmer swaps station life for caveman cuisine cafe. Tidy Towns sweep into a new generation.

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Bush Telegraph November 6

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Tasmanian fishers, food personalities call for better seafood labelling. Wild rice discovery could unlock key to global food security. Can reality television boost our interest in agriculture?

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Bush Telegraph November 5

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Adventure therapy could play big role in regional drug crisis, as Tasmanian programs face unsure future . Farming land going to waste as United States drought takes hold . National Busking Championship helps snow-town Cooma through the skiing off-season.

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Bush Telegraph November 4

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Country towns rocked by shooting murders. Cane toad problem 'worse than feral cats,' as Northern Territory program funding dries up. Flemington is a secondary interest at the Wentworth Melbourne Cup race meeting.

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Bush Telegraph November 3

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Threatened Species Strategy launched to tackle 'urgent' Kakadu National Park flora and fauna decline. Meet the nomadic chooks taking free-range to the next level. A latte and a meat tray keeping western Victorian businesses open.

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Bush Telegraph 31 October 2014

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Abbot Point coal development progresses, but banks back away from the project amid environmental concerns. Simon Crean feels sense of obligation to the cattle industry in the aftermath of the Indonesian trade suspension . A study on business leaders reveals a significant number of CEO's are born in the country. The life of a governess has many Mary Poppins moments.

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Bush Telegraph Thursday Oct 30

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:50:00 +1100

Emissions Trading Scheme 'inevitable' . A Peruvian national treasure is being smuggled out of the country by Chinese. 'Those trees are like my kids'. Mixed emotions over Tiwi woodchips. Station Life: not exactly McLeod's Daughters.

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Bush Telegraph 29 October 2014

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

China's young, old and beautiful are being targeted as 200 shops selling Australian made goods open across China. Scientists find four fruit fly species believed to threaten Australia's biosecurity are actually all the same fruit fly. From Irishman to stockman; the gap year that turned into a gap career . Pouring a beer and dishing out advice, female publicans have long been a drawcard for many pub goers.

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Bush Telegraph 28 October 2014

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Former Labor government minister says greater consultation with beef producers could have avoided some of the problems associated with the live export ban imposed in 2011. Near record temperatures add to pastoralists' woes. From graphic design to bangers and mash: the career change of a lifetime. A scientist stands in the middle of a bee swarm to watch bees engage in spectacular warfare.

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Bush telegraph October 27

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

What's the big fuss about Halal certification? Elders celebrates 175 years.

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Bush Telegraph October 24

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Reduce livestock numbers by 20 per cent, revegetate 55.6 million hectares of land: climate change report proposes options to reach zero carbon target . 150 women flock to Betoota for the Channel Country Ladies Day. Disease disaster hits banana industry. Former Australian cricketer wants to develop a home-grown cricket bat industry.

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Bush Telegraph October 23

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Science reports differ on whether feeding farm animals GM food is harmful to animals' health. Family farms in pictures. Reliable internet could make remote control farming a reality.

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Bush Telegraph October 22

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Critics say Federal Government plans to build new dams will be a step backwards. Regional investment and farmer confidence suffer and as global dairy market slumps. Swapping wheelchairs for quad bikes.

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Bush Telegraph October 21

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Indigenous Australians remember Gough Whitlam's Gurindji land rights legacy. Food manufacturers brace for higher gas prices as Grattan Institute forecasts gas prices will triple. Hail wipes out crops, rain at harvest risks grain quality in Western Australia. Dogs and Pigeons. Top chefs, butchers says Wagyu is wonderful, but Australian's get it wrong.

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Bush Telegraph October 20

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Agriculture Green Paper on dams, supermarkets, investment and infrastructure. Foreign investment concerns loom large as Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb talks up China Free Trade Agreement. Populate to protect: the case for a modern outback.

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Bush Telegraph October 17

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Heatwaves likely to be longer and hotter. Severe frosts will be more frequent due to man-made greenhouse gas: scientists. Farmers in Colombia dodge bullets, cocaine and a civil war to grow food for their families . Australia needs to radically rethink farm ownership if family farming is to survive well into the future. Fashion authority says top end fashion 'better than Paris'.

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Bush Telegraph October 16

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

A global campaign to get funds and investors to sell their shares in fossil fuels is gaining traction in Australia. Women in the Pacific are calling on men to do their fair share of work on family farms to help the economy grow. Cape York Peninsula's sentinel cattle herd keeps Australia free of exotic disease.

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Bush Telegraph October 15

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Risk of 30 year 'mega-drought' in southwest US has implications for Australia too. Researchers seek trigger to help farmers prepare better for bushfires: are registered vets one solution? 50 years ago a Californian farmer made a radical decision to plant almond trees, it was the best decision he ever made. Feral pigs in their thousands are destroying ancient peat swamps in south west WA and hunters could be adding to the problem.

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Bush Telegraph October 14

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

How relevant is a national curriculum to the bush? Review of the Australian Curriculum raises regional questions. A new study into Australia's water says it needs to be a urgent priority . South Australian horse industry prepares for climate change, and the US copies. Farming mink is a booming business in Denmark but expanding cities threaten the viability of some mink farms.

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Bush Telegraph October 13

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +1100

Regional households hit hardest by high electricity bills. National Rural Health Alliance says local arts activities can reduce the effects of poverty in remote areas. Family farms have assumed more importance since the acquisition of large scale white-owned farms. UN says small family farms will continue to feed the world and need more support to meet growing demand.

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