15 episodes

Discover new people, places and perspectives with Voice of Real Australia. Each episode showcases voices, ideas and stories from beyond the big cities. A podcast from ACM - a network of more than 160 newspapers in rural and regional Australia.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 94 Ratings

Discover new people, places and perspectives with Voice of Real Australia. Each episode showcases voices, ideas and stories from beyond the big cities. A podcast from ACM - a network of more than 160 newspapers in rural and regional Australia.

    PEP 11 gas rigs loom on the horizon, and Launceston stuck in the mud

    PEP 11 gas rigs loom on the horizon, and Launceston stuck in the mud

    Offshore gas rigs have been touted as a solution for the pandemic recession and energy transition. But the PEP 11 exploration licence has received a lot of opposition from coastal communities in NSW. And Launceston tries to find a balance between environment and lifestyle as it grapples with mud build up in the Tamar River.

    Read the article: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7150139/disgraceful-shocking-indigenous-community-appalled-over-gas-plans/

    Get the transcript: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7154490/voice-of-real-australia-episode-13-transcript/

    This episode was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville.

    • 35 min
    What's killing our Snow Gums?

    What's killing our Snow Gums?

    The iconic snow gum is dying out. Scientists believe a beetle is killing off the trees in the Snowy Mountains and throughout the region. But it's not clear why the trees have become vulnerable, nor how to stop the dieback. If the snow gum were lost it would impact an entire ecosystem. We investigate.

    Get the transcript: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7128590/voice-of-real-australia-episode-12-transcript/

    Read the story: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7129513/whats-killing-the-snow-gums/

    This episode was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville.

    • 29 min
    Uncovering Canowindra's forgotten fish fossils

    Uncovering Canowindra's forgotten fish fossils

    In 1993 near Canowindra, in the Central West of New South Wales, paleontologist Dr Alex Ritchie was given just 10 days for an exploratory fossil dig. He found thousands of 300 million year old fish specimens, helping to fill gaps in our knowledge. But with limited time and resources he could only scratch the surface. We explore why the fossil site has been buried for decades and how the sale of the land will affect it's future.

    Get the transcript: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7110884/voice-of-real-australia-episode-11-transcript/

    Read the story: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7111827/digging-deeper-australias-forgotten-fossils/

    This episode was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville.

    • 25 min
    Devils on the mainland, and Australia's biggest whale stranding

    Devils on the mainland, and Australia's biggest whale stranding

    There are now 26 Tasmanian Devils calling Barrington Tops home. They're the first wild mainland devils since they were wiped out 3000 years ago. We find out why these marsupials are being released outside Tasmania. We also go to the island's West Coast to learn more about the stranding of 470 pilot whales that made international headlines last year. It's an animal episode!

    Enjoy the article: https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/7087889/looking-at-the-impact-of-australias-largest-whale-stranding/

    Read the transcript: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7085407/voice-of-real-australia-episode-10-transcript/

    This podcast was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville.

    • 31 min
    Pale, male and stale: Where are all our Indigenous cricketers?

    Pale, male and stale: Where are all our Indigenous cricketers?

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have a long and complicated relationship with cricket. A team of Indigenous players was the first Australian team ever to tour England in 1868. But, today there is a clear underrepresentation of First Nations players in cricket compared to AFL and NRL. We explore the racist policies that whitewashed cricket and see what's being done to redress the historical exclusion of First Nations people in Australia's favourite sport.

    Read more about it: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7076209/its-time-to-redress-a-sporting-imbalance/

    Get the transcript: https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7073748/voice-of-real-australia-episode-9-transcript/

    This podcast was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville

    • 30 min
    Voice of Real Australia Presents: Hear Them Raw

    Voice of Real Australia Presents: Hear Them Raw

    Most people know Mike Wilson as the bloke at the bull sale with a pen in his hand and notepad in his back pocket. On the outside you'd hardly think there was anything different with the 70-year-old livestock agent.
    But beneath the surface there is a scar across his stomach that tells a different story.

    From The Land's Lucy Kinbacher, Hear Them Raw tells inspiring personal stories of resilience in the bush.

    Read Mike's story: https://www.theland.com.au/story/6948417/doctors-told-me-i-had-six-weeks-to-live/

    Listen and subscribe to Hear Them Raw: https://podfollow.com/1468983781

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

sweetlou3000 ,

REAL STORYS, REAL GOOD!

Love this poddy, a absolute gem for people who want a quality podcast, great presenters and awesome storys. 5 stars.

ActiveListner ,

90% not real?

Dated, perochial, us-and-them attitudes behind phrases like "Real Australia" might be self serving in the short term but ultimately you isolate the 90% of Australian's population (living in cities).

Must be nice.

KateVic24 ,

Real people, real stories

And a really good podcast. Nice to hear stories from our bush for once!

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