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November, 2013

Hockey blocks US takeover of GrainCorp: Karen Middleton

SBS chief political correspondent, Karen Middleton, discusses Joe Hockey’s decision to prohibit Archer Daniels Midland’s proposed takeover of Australian grai…

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for ‘genuine democracy’

Myanmar’s oppposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is time for power to be ‘enshrined in the people’ to move her country to ‘genuine democracy’. See more …

From the archives: Corners of confined cricket, cards and comedy

With the summer of cricket well and truly upon us, take a peek inside the dressing room of the Australian cricket team during a rain break in the 1975 Ashes …

Overhaul of Land Rights Act

An overhaul of Australia’s oldest Land Rights Act is proving to be tricky business. The APY Lands in South Australia’s far north west are in the midst of cha…

Suu Kyi expected to visit Opera House: Vesna Nazor

Members of Australia’s Myanmar community are welcoming democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi as she starts the first leg of her Australian visit. Watch World…

Lisa Harnum’s mother hopes daughter’s case will be ‘powerful wake-up call’

Lisa Harnum’s mother Joan says she wants the story of her daughter’s death to used to raise awareness about the dangers of controlling relationships. Read mo…

Rockhampton Zoo’s Ockie the chimp fondly remembered at memorial service

Visitors to the Rockhampton Zoo encountered a rare sight over the weekend as a group of chimpanzees mourned the death of Ockie, one of the zoo’s most beloved…

Costello dances Midnight Oil style

Peter Costello draws a parallel between rent paid by a Government department for a Labor-owned building and Midnight Oil’s hit song Beds are Burning (2006). …

Cardboard Kev joins Opposition front bench

Former PM Kevin Rudd fails to show up for an additional sitting day of Parliament that he established. The Coalition capitalises with a cardboard cutout (200…

Scrap multiculturalism, Pauline Hanson declares

Controversial former MP Pauline Hanson calls for an end to multiculturalism, foreign aid and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in her maid…

Former Senator’s carbon tax hokey pokey

Former Senator Mary Jo Fisher takes a novel approach to arguing against the carbon tax, complete with pelvic thrusts (2011). More: http://ab.co/amazingparlia…

‘Not much of a jokester’ – Steve Carell’s confession and improvisation

Steve Carell may be one of the world’s most in-demand comic actors but describes himself as a bit of a bore, while he also gives insights into improvisation …

Warning issued over asbestos removal

Before you start your next renovation project – one group wants you to consider a grim fact. Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos related illne…

Calls to reopen Australia-Ethiopia adoption program

The alert for one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has been raised to it’s highest level after erupting 8 times in just a few hours. There are reports th…

When laughing is selfish: Steve Carell on improvisation

Steve Carell explains how he holds it together as fellow cast members crack improvised funnies when filming, in this preview of his 7.30 interview, which you…

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