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Stories for Thursday, 24 April 2014
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Government releases emissions policy details   
Produced by Annie Hastwell

Today the government has released its white paper on how it plans to reduce carbon emissions. The Emissions Reduction Fund will compensate polluters for putting in place other emissions reducing schemes.

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Lest We Forget The Wars on Our Soil   
Produced by Lovette Williams

The traditional Anzac Day march tomorrow in Canberra will this year be accompanied by a different remembrance march. A group of Indigenous people and their supporters will be wearing black in honour of those killed in the frontier war during the early days of Australian colonisation.

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Rana Plaza factory collapse: One year on   
Produced by Ellie Cooper

On the 24th of April 2013 the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh claiming 1,129 lives and injuring a further 2,000. It prompted worldwide outcry for the conditions in sweatshops. However, the terrible disaster provided the impetus to enact the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord, which protects workers' rights. One year on, 130 companies have signed the legally binding agreement. However, there is still a great need for improvement.

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Government warns pensioners they must pay their way   
Produced by Annie Hastwell

The Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned pensioners that they must not expect a free ride. He has flagged a rise in the eligibility age for the pension and also changes to how the pension is indexed.

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Anzac remembers war not just soldiers   
Produced by Annie Hastwell

A soldier, an antiwar protestor and a would-be soldier turned activist share their memories of when the Vietnam War dominated the headlines.

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Queen of the Desert Festival celebrates iconic films of the bush   
Produced by Lisa Burns

If you were driving through the South Australian bush over the long weekend, you may have been mistaken for thinking you were in a scene from the iconic Australian movie, 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'. But the glamorous festivities were actually a part of the brand new, Queen of the Desert Festival, which celebrates the the films that have been shot in and around the far North of South Australia.

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