Category Archives: Hard News

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

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 the SBS World News Radio program and published online on October 12 2017, also translated…

Gay-marriage debate ignites again over NRL pre-game song, SBS World News Radio

The debate over same-sex marriage has moved from parliament to the National Rugby League field. Presented by Andrea Nierhoff   (First aired on the SBS World News Radio program and published online on September 28th 2017; also translated into Turkish, Filipino, Indonesian, and Russian)

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

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 September 28th 2017; also translated into Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bosnian, Persian, and Albanian)

Study finds direct link between cancer and drinking, SBS World News Radio

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 World News Radio on September 26th 2017; also translated into Macedonian, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Khmer)

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 regulation so patients get the treatment they deserve. Presenters: Natasha Grivas, Vern Yap, and Jen…

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

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 and numeracy of Australian students is low by international standards. Education Minister Simon Birmingham says…

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 material. Three people are dead in the Caribbean as Hurricane Irma hits Puerto Rico. Written…

IC17 European Crusaders Tournament Review

While the European Crusaders’ 2017 International Cup was not as victorious as they would have liked, their spirit, determination and improvement as the tournament went on was an incredible achievement. The group of women representing Europe had only met each other a few days before the tournament started and this was evident in the early…