Most talked about Australian Broadcasting Corporation News stories

Al Jazeera to mark Peter Greste's 300th day in prison with 300 minutes of on-air silence

abc.net.au — Editor's Picks Was our political response to the Canada shooting helpful or merely exploitative, asks Barrie Cassidy. The Rolling Stones are back in Australia on tour, but without the controversy of the 1970s. By North America correspondent Michael Vincent Thousands of Central American women and children risk sexual abuse and death for a new life in the US.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @sueturtonaje: Big thanks to our Aussie brethren @abcnews Breakfast show keeping our boys in media spotlight on day 300 #FreeAJStaff abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @sueturtonaje: Big thanks to our Aussie brethren @abcnews Breakfast show keeping our boys in media spotlight on day 300 #FreeAJStaff abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2…

Banking regulator outlines likely response to housing investor surge

abc.net.au — Updated October 24, 2014 13:00:57 Investors remain in the firing line as regulators attempt to cool a hot property market. Rapidly rising property prices in the big cities have forced the Reserve Bank and Australia's banking regulator APRA to confront a threat they denied existed for far longer than they should have - the threat of a property price bubble.
Oct 24, 2014

ABC finance correspondent Phil Lasker looks at what APRA will do to curtail lending to property investors abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @abcnews: Banking regulator outlines likely response to housing investor surge ab.co/1FLXqT0

Gene laws: Queensland considers discrimination protection from genetic tests

abc.net.au — Posted October 24, 2014 20:05:02 Queensland could become the first state in Australia to protect people from future discrimination if they get a genetic test. The State Government is investigating how to stop insurance companies and employers from using the result of genetic testing, or the sequencing of the entire human genome, from being used to charge higher premiums or make people ineligible for insurance.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @abcnews_qld: Qld could become the first state in Aust to protect people from future discrimination if they get a genetic test ab.co/1wttx3M

Swiss yodelling gets serious

abc.net.au — The Swiss government wants the United Nations to have the highly rarefied art of Swiss yodelling added to the World Heritage List. It may sit oddly alongside the manmade wonders of the Taj Mahal or Stonehenge.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: Can you tell a happy yodel from a sad one? Or a Swiss from an Austrian? ab.co/1wtAdis #yodel

The Best of The View From Cobby - The launch of the niceness campaign

blogs.abc.net.au — Chris O'Brien launches his "Be Nice" campaign in Toowoomba. Image by Cathy Border/then-Ten News. And now here's the holidaying Chris O'Brien with the best of The View From Cobby. This week Cobby invites you to remember of the greatest campaigns, I mean one of COBBY'S greatest campaigns of all time.

G20 BRISBANE: the stories behind the letters of Queensland's new favourite symbol

abc.net.au — Posted October 24, 2014 12:26:48 Brisbane has eight community groups to thank for the artwork decorating the new BRISBANE sign alongside the river at Southbank. Since being placed on the Southbank forecourt on Tuesday, the sign as become a popular place for visitors and tourists to take photos in front of.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @612brisbane: G20 BRISBANE: the stories behind the letters of Queensland's new favourite symbol ab.co/1z2zzN3 #G20cultural pic.twitter.com/mSD5H1ALuz

Secrets and betrayal in Peter Carey's Amnesia

abc.net.au — Peter Carey's latest novel, Amnesia, delves into the nature of computer hacking and what it means for Australia and the world. The central character Gaby is the hacker, and the narrator is a shambling journalist from the '70s who's been hired to write her story. PM's Mark Colvin talks to author Peter Carey.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: .@Colvinius asks Peter Carey about secrets and betrayal in his new book, Amnesia - ab.co/1wtvQnq

30th anniversary of first contact with last group of Indigenous people to meet white Australia

abc.net.au — Today marks the 30th anniversary of the last remaining group of Indigenous Australians to make contact with 'white Australia'. The group of Indigenous Australians became known as the 'Pintupi Nine' and they were discovered, living a traditional hunter gatherer life, almost 200 years after European settlers first landed on their shores.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: "He was white!" Warlimpirrnga, family head of the Pintupi Nine retells first contact with white Australia ab.co/1nBTYog @AlanaRadio

Searching For C11 - Part 1

abc.net.au — Helped by her mother, Lauren embarked on a long and arduous search to discover the identity of her donor father. She knew him only as 'C11' - the 'C' stood for the first letter of his surname and the number meant he was the 11th person recruited in the 'C' category.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @SoniaAllan: Congrats @hawkinsbelinda1 'Searching for C11' nominated for a Wakely Award 2014 Social equity journalism ab.co/10rcN3k @sarix1

Lachlan Murdoch hits out at new anti-terror laws saying they threaten press freedom

abc.net.au — Updated October 24, 2014 10:25:59 The Co-Chairman of News Corp, Lachlan Murdoch, used a presentation in honour of his war correspondent grandfather Sir Keith Murdoch in Melbourne last night, to hit out at new anti-terror laws. The laws passed this month mean anyone who discloses information about a "special intelligence operation" could face up to ten years in jail.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @NeilChenoweth: Who would have thought? So I'm on the same page as Lachlan Murdoch on this one mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2… He's not going to be pleased #auspol

Oct 24, 2014

Who would have thought? So I'm on the same page as Lachlan Murdoch on this one mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2… He's not going to be pleased #auspol

China space mission hints at future plans for manned mission to the Moon

abc.net.au — Posted October 24, 2014 19:01:03 China has launched a robotic probe into space on a mission to fly around the Moon and back, another crucial step forward in its space program. The mission is seen as vital in the steady development of China's space program, which observers say is working towards putting astronauts on the Moon.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @abcnews: China has launched a robotic probe into #space on a mission to fly around the Moon and back. ab.co/1wtlcNA

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Fraser Island: Native title rights granted to Indigenous people by Federal Court

abc.net.au — Updated October 24, 2014 16:49:27 Queensland's popular Fraser Island has been returned to its Indigenous people, with the Federal Court today granting native title rights. The ruling recognised the World Heritage-listed island's Indigenous heritage of the Butchulla people and opened up possible economic opportunities for the future.

Britons have worse oral health today than in Roman times despite toothbrushes, dentists: study

abc.net.au — Posted October 24, 2014 17:38:41 Britons have worse oral health today than they did in Roman times despite the advent of toothbrushes and dentists, a study has found. A study of 303 skulls held at the Natural History Museum dating from the years 200 to 400 AD found only 5 per cent showed signs of moderate to severe gum disease (periodontitis), compared to about 15 to 30 per cent of adults today.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @CynicSam: Britons have worse oral health today than in Roman times despite toothbrushes, dentists: study mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2… // LOL