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Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.

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    • Society & Culture

Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.

    Surge in family violence rates expected following devastating bushfire season

    Surge in family violence rates expected following devastating bushfire season

    Counselling and legal services in bushfire affected regions in Australia are preparing themselves for a spike in family violence after this summer's devastating season.

    • 30 min
    Train driver and rail worker dead after Sydney-to-Melbourne train derails near Wallan

    Train driver and rail worker dead after Sydney-to-Melbourne train derails near Wallan

    Investigators have begun sifting through the wreckage of a Sydney-to-Melbourne train that derailed near Wallan, killing two people and injuring 12 others.

    • 30 min
    Police officer charged with murder after shooting death of young mother Joyce Clarke in Geraldton

    Police officer charged with murder after shooting death of young mother Joyce Clarke in Geraldton

    A police officer has been charged with murder over the fatal shooting of Joyce Clarke on a suburban street in the West Australian city of Geraldton last September.

    • 30 min
    Regional Doctors using ‘stop gap’ drug Lyrica to treat extensive chronic pain

    Regional Doctors using ‘stop gap’ drug Lyrica to treat extensive chronic pain

    Doctors in regional Australia say pain medication pregabalin is often prescribed as a stop gap when patients cannot access pain specialists.

    • 30 min
    Concerns pain drug used as stop gap in regional Australia.

    Concerns pain drug used as stop gap in regional Australia.

    It's linked to depression and anxiety, and is now the top pain medication on the PBS.

    • 30 min
    Cherbourg elders call to ban young offenders from town to stop 'revolving door' of crime

    Cherbourg elders call to ban young offenders from town to stop 'revolving door' of crime

    Elders in Queensland’s indigenous community of Cherbourg are fed up with repeat young offenders causing chaos in the town.

    • 30 min

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