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Public patient services to become privatised

The government is outsourcing basic health services to save money and cut waiting lists by privatising general surgery outpatient services next year.

The move is expected to save the government $11 million dollars, but will make healthcare more expensive for public patients.

Peter spoke with Jan McMahon from the Public Service Association to find out more.

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Not a very cherry Christmas

A bowl of fresh cherries on the table at Christmas time is always enjoyed, but the bowl may not be as full this year due to the recent rains that were so welcome for many, but were a bit too much for our cherry growers.

Peter spoke with Trevor Ranford from the Cherry Growers Association to find out how bad the cherries were affected by the rain.

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How do you select your wine?

The festive season is upon us and while some of us might buy a nice bottle of wine as a present, many more will be stocking up on wine for consumption.

But how do you decide what wine is the wine for you? Researchers from the University of Adelaide are conducting a national poll to find out these influencing factors.

Peter spoke with Dr Kerry Wilkinson to find out more

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Legal ramifications of online social media

Last Friday attorney-generals from all states and territories came together in Canberra to discuss social media and its impact on administrating fair justice.

But can suppression orders actually be applied and enforced on social media outlets like facebook or blogs?

Online communication strategist Lee Hopkins spoke with Peter to find out how much control the government can or cant have on social media outlets.

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A year in state politics

The saying is, “a day in politics is a long time,” and this year must seem an eternity.

It hasn’t been one of those smooth sailing years, particularly for the Rann Government, although they did get re-elected, so for them perhaps it wasn’t too bad.

The opposition seems to have taken a back-seat, piping up now and then but not really making much noise …

Peter spoke with Rob Manwaring to sum up a year in state politics and discussed whether Kevin Foley should stay or leave.

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News from New Zealand

Peter spoke with Selwyn Manning from scoop.co.nz for the last time this year to find out what is making news with our neighbours.

US intellegences has been leaked onto wikileaks about how close New Zealand and the US really are in relation to security.

And the Labour government of New Zealand is not fairing well, with recent drops in the polls.

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Adelaide Guitar Festival – Ben Fink

Its time to stop and relax into the smooth sounds of one of Australia’s own talented guitarists.

Ben Fink he has created deep guitar melodies with the Whitlams, acoustic sounds with the Stiff Gins and is currently playing with Lior and entertaining us with Waiting for Guinness.

Fink is coming to Adelaide in a couple of weeks time to join forces with Christa Hughes, also known as KK Juggy from Machine Gun fellatio. 

Ben Fink spoke with Peter about the powerful pair combining forces to perform old school blues from the 20’s and 30’s at this year’s Guitar Festival.

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News from New Zealand

Selwyn Manning from scoop.nz discusses the latest in news from New Zealand.

New Zealand and Russia have announced a bilateral trade agreement whilst attending the APEC summit in Japan.

Government minister Pansy Wong has resigned her portfolios after improper use of international travel allowances were revealed.

In Rugby, the All Blacks have smashed Scotland 49-3.

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Exploitation of young workers in the retail industry

The Greens are launching a Facebook campaign over concerns that young workers are being exploited, especially during the busy Christmas season.

Many young employees are working additional hours without pay, not receiving over-time and are not being treated with respect.

To comment on these concerns, Peter spoke with Peter Malinauskas from the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employee Association, who represent over 230,000 retail workers.

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To find out what retailers have to say about the claims of exploitation, Peter Spoke with Russell Zimmerman, the executive director of the Australian Retailers Association.

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Electric cars on SA roads

Growing awareness of climate change has seen greener technologies emerge in a bid to reduce our carbon footprint, and motoring-body RAA have take the next step in green solutions by road-testing an electrical car on our roads.

The head of RAA’s technical and automotive Mark Bolace spoke with Peter to discuss when the trials in South Australia will commence.

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