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Discover new people, places and perspectives with Voice of Real Australia. Each episode showcases stories from rural and regional Australia. A podcast from ACM -- Australia's largest independent media network.

Voice of Real Australia ACM

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 147 Ratings

Discover new people, places and perspectives with Voice of Real Australia. Each episode showcases stories from rural and regional Australia. A podcast from ACM -- Australia's largest independent media network.

    What's the buzz about delivery drones?

    What's the buzz about delivery drones?

    This isn't just a story about flying take-out.

    • 32 min
    The Roadkill State

    The Roadkill State

    Tasmania has earned a reputation as the roadkill capital of Australia. The stats say 32 animals are killed every hour - that's more than 500,000 marsupials, reptiles and birds killed on the state's roads every single year. And this is despite Tasmania being an island that's known for its unique biodiversity and world heritage wilderness. You could argue that there're more animals here so there's going to be more dead ones. But when you look closer you see holes in animal protection policy that leaves even endangered species exposed.

    Read about it: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7780267/

    This podcast was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    What happened to Bendigo’s Chinese miners?

    What happened to Bendigo’s Chinese miners?

    During the gold rush Chinese immigrants made up a quarter of Bendigo’s population, but now only one percent trace their ancestry back to these diggers. The goldfields were a dangerous place in the 19th century particularly for Chinese miners who faced inhibitory discrimination and suffered xenophobic attacks. Despite this many made Bendigo their home and helped shape the city it is today. Their legacy can be seen in the annual Chinese Dragon parade, Golden Dragon Museum, and Chinese gardens. And some miners still haunt the Chinese section of a local cemetery although many of the bodies were exhumed. 

    Reporting by Bendigo Advertiser journalists Petula Bowa and Tom O’Callaghan who writes a semi-regular history series on his hometown, called ‘What Happened?’

    Read the feature article: https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/7763262/

    More about 'Swedish Charlie;: https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/7762980/ 

    This podcast was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Farmers and fishers feud over riverside camping in Victoria

    Farmers and fishers feud over riverside camping in Victoria

    A simple policy change to allow camping on public land - Crown river frontages - has become a divisive issue among farmers a...

    • 34 min
    Disaster Country Part 2: Living in an unlivable world

    Disaster Country Part 2: Living in an unlivable world

    When a disaster strikes it's amazing to see the number of people who are ready to lend a helping hand. Neighbours saving neighbours,...

    • 39 min
    Disaster Country Part 1: It's getting harder to live here

    Disaster Country Part 1: It's getting harder to live here

    Floods, fires, drought, and blistering heat have always been a part of Australian life. But, with rising global temperatures, are they...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Scibidoo ,

A brilliant conversation

Check this out, started with the conversation about Restoring Aboriginal Names.

GWB2825 ,

Brilliant podcast

Great to hear the voices of real Australia.
Cooooeeeeee

Fleur Connick ,

Review

Love this podcast!! Always a great listen. Fascinating stories, people and places - you feel as though you’re there with them

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