Tag Archives: #SBS

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)

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…

Russia angry as Trump approves new US sanctions, SBS World News Radio

Listen to my radio feature here:   Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations says new sanctions levelled at the country by the United States will inevitably harm bilateral relations between the countries. US president Donald Trump has now signed into law the new sanctions, voted in by a large enough majority of the US Congress…

Indigenous designers want bigger part in urban landscape, SBS World News Radio

Listen to the radio feature here:   A group of Indigenous Australian designers has called for an end to what they say is an under-representation of Aboriginal people in design industries. The comments have come at a panel discussion for the Koorie Heritage Trust, an organisation representing Indigenous communities in Victoria. Award-winning interior designer and…