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1. NTP 7.05.15 Renewable Energy In Australia

NTP 7.05.15 Renewable Energy In Australia

This week on the show we will be looking at renewable energy in Australia. We won’t try to squeeze in the whole climate change debate into half-an-hour minutes but instead we will try and look at how Australia is attempting to tackle this global issue. The renewable energy industry is generally seen a booming prospect. The sector has the potential to provide thousands of new jobs and plenty of revenue, as well as of course providing a more sustainable future for power generation in Australia. But as we expect the industry go from strength to strength, we have recently seen significant job losses in the sector. The Australian Bureau of Statistics says almost 2500 renewable energy jobs have been lost over the past two years. This is mainly due to uncertainty over the Renewable Energy Target between the Coalition and Labour in the Federal Parliament. We will try to find out what how Australia should be using renewable energy in the future. To explore this issue further, we will talk to Alicia Webb, a senior policy advisor from the Clean Energy Council and Giles Parkinson, the editor or RenewEconomy.com.au, an online publication specialising in renewable energy.

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4. NTP 18.6.15 Racism In Australia

NTP 18.6.15 Racism In Australia

This week on the show we will be looking at attitudes towards racism in Australia. I think the vast majority of us can agree that racism is unacceptable and a problem that needs to be addressed in our community. But how many of us would consider ourselves guilty of expressions of racism, whether big or small? And what can we do to combat racism?

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5. Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

Francesca and Natalie discuss slavery in 2015. You'd be surprised just how common it is...

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6. NTP 23.4.15 - Domestic Violence

NTP 23.4.15 - Domestic Violence

Campaigners say domestic violence is at epidemic proportions and has reached the point where it is time to declare a national emergency. Domestic violence is the leading cause of death and injury in women under 45, with more than one woman murdered by her current or former partner every week. But what are the factors that lead to violence in the home and how can we work to prevent domestic violence now and into the future? To explore this issue further, we will talk to Moo Baulch, the CEO of Domestic Violence New South Wales. We will also speak to Sarah Haywood who is a University student at Port Macquarie. Ms Haywood’ eyes were opened to the prevalence of Domestic Violence after she volunteered at a women’s refuge in Tamworth in North Western New South Wales.

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