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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.

    Analyst forecasts ‘collapse’ of investment in renewable sector in 2020

    Analyst forecasts ‘collapse’ of investment in renewable sector in 2020

    Where do renewables currently sit in the current market? What appetite is there to invest in larger renewal projects in 2020 and what will this mean for power customers?

    • 30 min
    Doctors warn on potential health fallout from summer bushfires

    Doctors warn on potential health fallout from summer bushfires

    The Rural Health Alliance estimates that 15 million Australians experienced smoke inhalation this summer and warn this will have serious health implications.

    • 30 min
    Scientists explore potential link between Motor Neurone Disease and blue-green algae

    Scientists explore potential link between Motor Neurone Disease and blue-green algae

    The number of deaths in Australia from Motor Neurone Disease has more than doubled in the past 30 years — an increase some neuroscientists say cannot be explained by an ageing population or advances in diagnoses alone.

    • 30 min
    Are the days of a carefree Australian summer numbered?

    Are the days of a carefree Australian summer numbered?

    Australia Wide is coming from the AMOS conference in Fremantle where some of the world’s leading climate change scientists have gathered to reflect on the horrendous Summer of 2020.

    • 30 min
    Facing fertility challenges in the bush

    Facing fertility challenges in the bush

    Couples struggling to have a baby have a tough enough time when medical help is close by. But if they live in the bush the challenge of geography makes it that much more difficult and expensive.

    • 30 min
    What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for water policy in Australia?

    What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for water policy in Australia?

    Queensland Nationals MP Keith Pitt comes to the front bench to take the resources portfolio. What does this mean for the portfolio some Nationals have described as a "poisoned chalice"?

    • 30 min

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