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Stories for Wednesday, 2 September 2015
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European migrant crisis highlights need for change   
Produced by Jordan Curtis

Over the last 24 hours Hungary has seen hundreds of migrants blocked from moving through Budapest and further north into Europe. With conflicts in the Middle East causing an increase in asylum seekers, the situation is reaching a tipping point.

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A New Stolen Generation   
Produced by Justin Fenwick

The number of Aboriginal Child Removals is double that of the Stolen Generation. Professor Fiona Arney from the University of South Australia is calling for a new institute into Child Welfare to help combat the epidemic of children being removed from their familes

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Is community owned energy the future?   
Produced by Bonnie Parker

Enova Energy is a community owned energy retailer looking to create a more energy conscious community in New South Wales northern rivers. The first of its kind in Australia, the company is looking for investors. Could community owned energy be the answer to Australia’s energy woes.

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Australian solar storage battery an energy evolution   
Produced by Bonnie Parker

Today Indigenous owned company AllGrid Energy launched their solar storage battery, touting more capacity at a cheaper price than the much publicised Tesla battery. The launch in Adelaide today, at Indigenous Cultural Centre, Tandanya, takes advantage of the Adelaide City Council’s Sustainable City initiative.

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Work For the Dole a dead end   
Produced by Annie Hastwell

The Work For the Dole program has been expanded under the coalition government. Anyone under 50 on the dole for longer than 6 months must take part. But is the 1.5 billion dollars required to administer the scheme really money well spent? Participants in the scheme and the one study done into its effectiveness agree that its aim doesn't seem to be to foster new skills or provide a pathway to real work.

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