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Iraq and Australia

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 May 2014

Although the results of recent elections in Iraq are not yet known, what is certain is that sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia communities is on the rise. In Baghdad, Kevin Connolly finds a cause for hope - not at the polling booths, but at a book stall. But will the incoming government be able to deliver its customers a happy ending?

Palm Island, off the coast of Australia, is home to many Aboriginal people, historically disadvantaged compared to other Australians. Georgina Kenyon heads there in search of a good news story, but are local people and central government really delivering in their efforts to improve the Aboriginal lot?

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Ben Weisz

Photo: An Iraqi election commission helper sits watching as votes are counted at a center in the capital Baghdad, on May 6, 2014, following the country's general elections.

Photo Credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images



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