Background Briefing - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics

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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The battle over Sydney's heart

October 8th, 2016

The eviction of social housing tenants from Sydney's CBD is nearly complete. Heritage, history and the wellbeing of an ageing population has been traded off to build more social housing elsewhere.

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Betting the farm

October 1st, 2016

It's been a year of wild weather and farmers are asking is climate change biting harder and faster than predicted?

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Early inheritance syndrome

September 24th, 2016

Children and carers are trying to get their hands on the assets of elderly and vulnerable people who still have many years of life ahead of them. As David Lewis found out, the perpetrators often get away with it.

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The body in the freezer

September 17th, 2016

In 1979 an Adelaide lawyer was shot and his body stuffed in a freezer with frozen food. His boyfriend was found guilty. Now he's appealing that and now suggests the killing was linked to the infamous 'family murders'.