Celebrating legendary ABC music show Recovery, host Dylan Lewis takes us through the best performances, those awkward interviews and the most random, hilarious moments of the show.
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George W Bush’s failure to immediately recognise a catastrophe during Hurricane Katrina tells us what problems are created by Scott Morrison’s perplexing failures of political and policy judgement
Nobody cares about the Prime Minister’s problems when their house is under threat, or they feel their lives are in danger. They want to know what is being done to help them.
This is highlighted when comparing the current disaster to recent events from around the world.
To give some scale to what has happened here so far, international media outlets have been reporting the 2018 California fires burnt 2 million acres; the 2019 Amazon fires 2.2 million; and the 2019 Siberian fires 6.7 million.
Tingle explains that the biggest problem that Morrison has is that his policy cupboard is bare.
When you look, it turns out that the policy cupboard is pretty bare. The Government’s quarterly figures on what has driven emissions lists figures without any real obvious help from government policy.
The real challenge according to Tingle is when the current crisis is over and we are forced to reimagine life in Australia as we know it.
The real test, however, may not be on what the Government does on cutting emissions, but on how it leads us to confront the sorts of brutal adaptations current events show us we now face: not just the immediate effects of disasters, but the questions they raise like building standards, towns that governments will not able to afford to rebuild, and communities that have run out of water.
This piece follows up from an earlier piece in which Tingle questions the way in which Morrison has responded.
Despite the dramatic rise in the need for emergency broadcasts – from 256 in 2017-18 to 371 in 2018-19 to 673 to date this year – there will be no additional funding to cover the resources which have been poured into the effort, according to the ABC’s director of local and regional, Judith Whelan. And then there’s the small matter of the $14.6m Coalition budget cut to manage this year.
After Cyclone Yasi hit Queensland in 2011, the former ABC managing director Mark Scott created an emergency broadcasting policy, in consultation with the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian fire and emergency authorities, Whelan said. The policy commits the ABC to issue all watch and act and emergency warnings and to undertake recovery broadcasting. There is no specific funding for these roles.
Communities on Australia’s east coast are bracing for another day of serious bushfire threats.
The crew from Fire and Rescue NSW Station 509 Wyoming recorded this video showing the moment their truck was overrun by the bushfire burning South of Nowra. The crew was forced to shelter in their truck as the fire front passed through. #NSWFires #ProtectTheIrreplaceable pic.twitter.com/Hb0yVrefi9
— Fire and Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) December 31, 2019
Inside information from one of the world’s biggest sports betting companies reveals the secret techniques to stop punters winning.
On average, Australians are willing to chip in an extra $200 a year to prevent climate change. It turns out that money could go a long way.
The gang gets back together for Recovery: The Music and The Mayhem
This fallout was an “invisible enemy”, Sofia said. Although she “neither saw it nor felt it [and] it had no colour and no taste”, it would go on to take the lives of many of those close to her.
People are still suffering the ill effects from eating contaminated food, such as milk and berries.
As of January, of the 2.1 million people registered with Ukraine’s health authorities for treatment for Chernobyl-related illnesses, 350,000 were children.
The biggest concern is that with ageing facilities and lapsed safety standards due to financial pressures, it is feasible for another catastrophe to occur:
“This is why we call them zombie reactors, because on the one hand, we have them running. We use the electricity from them. And from the other hand, we understand that there are safety shortcomings in those reactors that might lead to an accident with the potential major consequences.” Iryana Holovko said.
The episode of Foreign Correspondent can be viewed here:
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- Pentecostal churches are growing, while other Christian denominations are declining
- The denomination began in Los Angeles in the early 1900s before arriving in Australia
- Modern Pentecostals in Australia often embrace ‘prosperity doctrine’
Classroom activities, curriculum links and teacher resources for using the material on the media literacy site.
Overcrowding, along with inexperience, has been blamed for this year’s death toll, with “traffic jams” at the summit forcing climbers to wait in line, their precious stores of oxygen ebbing lower with each passing minute.
Numerous tour operators and Everest-watchers have expressed concern over the number of novice mountaineers taking on the challenge, saying many possess neither the skills nor experience to tackle such a treacherous feat.
In some ways, Everest tour operators have become victims of their own success. A solid safety record and skyrocketing rates of summiting have heightened Everest’s allure, especially among bucket listers.
The fatality rate on Mount Everest stands at 1.15 per cent — well below neighbouring Himalayan giants such as Annapurna I, with a death rate of 3.9 per cent, or Dhaulagiri I, with a rate of 2.99 per cent.
This makes me want to re-watch Everest to make sense of what happened and where.
ABC Education has launched a new resource for Australian students to learn more about their country’s Indigenous history.
When bushfires die down, they don’t just suddenly go out. That’s a job for the mop-up crews, the unseen heroes of Australia’s bushfire season.
The barrage of blokey ads. The sponsorship signage. The steady drip of endorsements by smiling sports stars.
Online betting giants are pumping millions into the battle for the minds and wallets of Australian punters, with a singular aim: making you reach for your phone.
Now a 7.30 investigation can reveal details about the powerful machinery behind one of the country’s leading sports betting operators — a company that has spent nearly half a billion dollars over five years on endeavours aimed at tightening its grip on this rapidly growing market.
Willesee: “If I buy a birthday cake from a cake shop and GST is in place, do I pay more or less for that birthday cake?”
Hewson: “…If it is a cake shop, a cake from a cake shop that has sales tax, and it’s decorated and has candles as you say, that attracts sales tax, then of course we scrap the sales tax, before the GST is…”
Willesee: “OK — it’s just an example. If the answer to a birthday cake is so complex — you do have a problem with the overall GST?”