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Stories for Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Anger over deaths in custody   
Produced by Jo Lim

The community is outraged in the aftershock of yet another Aboriginal death in custody. In August 22-year-old Yamatji woman has died in a police station lock-up in South Hedland, Western Australia. Ms Dhu was first arrested for not paying parking fines and had suffered injuries that led to her death four days later.

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BPA in Receipts   
Produced by Sam Talbot

A study released today has revealed that simply handling a shopping receipt can be enough to pass the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) into your blood stream. BPA is used in manufacturing plastics as well as the thermal paper, which is commonly used to print receipts. Australian Scientists are not concerned about the findings, believing the amount of BPA we are exposed to is not enough to be harmful

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Water Week Highlights Sustainability Concerns   
Produced by Vicki Griffin

This week's National Water Week coincides with the final report of the National Water Commission, which was de-funded by the Abbott government and will be wound up at the end of the year.

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Whitlam's land rights legacy   
Produced by Justin Fenwick

The legacy of Gough Whitlam's three short years as prime minister of Australia is fresh in our minds just days after his death. The stand he took on Indigenous land rights was widely respected in the Indigenous community.

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Curating Feminism: giving an active voice to social issues   
Produced by Lovette Williams

Today Sydney college of Arts will have its first opening night for their Curating Feminism Art exhibition. Curators and Artists from around Australia and overseas will collaborate in Sydney to showcase their ideas and the purpose behind their art work. The event will run over a three days period, including a conference and International guess speakers will be addressing feminism’s role within contemporary art.

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