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Background Briefing - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

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Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.

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Sis, we've got your back

December 10th, 2016

Summer series: The women who spoke out against a protected paedophile in their midst were trolled and threatened by their own community. Their story is extraordinary.

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The death of VET FEE HELP

December 3rd, 2016

Summer series: It was the student subsidy that was too good to be true. Students were the losers when billions were rorted by cowboys who spotted a government scheme that was just too easy to rip-off.

Doctor shopping. Delaying vital medical care. Digging into your private records. When it comes to your mental health, are insurers playing fair? Natasha Mitchell investigates.

Some of CSIRO's top women astronomers are quitting due to a dysfunctional workplace that they say protects harassers and punishes them instead. It's not just a loss for Australia's leading science organisation, but an appalling loss to the nation. Hagar Cohen investigates.