UN report says Myanmar, not Rohingya militants, moved first, SBS News

The United Nations has accused Myanmar of systematically creating a climate of fear for the Rohingya Muslims. The UN human-rights body has reported evidence of killings, torture and the rape of children in northern Rakhine state.   (First aired on…

Can 2017’s Nobel peace prize winner improve on past recipients? SBS News

With the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize due to be announced next week, the controversies that swirled around former winners have resurfaced. Presented by Nicola Canning   (First aired on the SBS World News Radio program and published online on…

Study finds direct link between cancer and drinking, SBS News

A new study has found cancer mortality rates will decline if Australians reduce their number of standard drinks per year, after finding direct links between alcohol consumption and certain types of cancer.   (First published for SBS News on September 26 2017)

RRR 12pm News Bulletin- Thursday 21 September

  Hurricane Maria has been downgraded, after making landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm Dozens of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru will depart for the US this weekend Private drug rehab providers are calling for more…

Government talks literacy, numeracy tests for Year 1 students, SBS News

Listen to my radio feature here:   Year 1 school students around Australia may be required to undertake literacy and numeracy checks in the near future. An expert-panel report led by the Centre for Independent Studies has determined the literacy…

RRR 12pm News Bulletin- Thursday 7 September

  Same-sex marriage activists say they are hopeful the High Court will decide in their favour when it hands down its decision later today. The Senate Committee’s Coalition members issue a report disagreeing with a recommended ban of flammable cladding…