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News Feeds Currently Available

The following News Feeds are updated regularly throughout the day:
  • ABC News (National)
  • The New Daily (National)
  • The Conversation (National)
  • ...more coming!
  • Newspapers from Vision Australia Library Service

    Daily or weekly issues of these Newspapers are downloaded from the Vision Australia library as soon as they become available. Note that in order to access these newspapers, you will need to be a current VA Library member, and will need to agree to share your Vision Australia i-access online membership number and password with Real Thing in order to link it with your RealSAM service. Vision Australia library membership is free and is open to people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability. For more information, or to join the Vision Australia library, you can call them on: 1300 65 46 56
    Alternatively, access the website at:

    Vision Australia Newspapers currently available

  • The Australian (National)
  • Australian Financial Review (National)
  • The Advertiser (Adelaide)
  • The Age (Melbourne)
  • The Border Mail (Albury/Wodonga)
  • Canberra Times
  • Courier Mail (Brisbane)
  • Geelong Advertiser (Geelong)
  • Herald Sun (Melbourne)
  • Hobart Mercury
  • The Sunday Age (Melbourne)
  • The Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne)
  • The Sun Herald (Sydney)
  • The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Telegraph (Sydney)
  • Whitehorse Leader (Whitehorse, Melbourne)
  • Vision Australia Newspapers available on request

  • The Launceston Examiner
  • The Land (NSW)
  • Newcastle Herald (NSW)
  • Northern Territory News (Darwin)
  • mX (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Townsville Bulletin
  • The Cairns Post
  • The Weekly Times
  • Tasmanian Country
  • Sunday Tasmanian
  • The Gazette (Derwent Valley and Central Highliands)
  • Centralian Advocate (Central Australia)
  • ...and over 300 more local and regional papers. Make a request if you want something specific!
  • Podcast Programs Available

    RealSAM offers access to over 50,000 episodes from over 1,000 podcast programs. The following lists give you some ideas, however, feel free to ask SAM to, "Find podcasts about astronomy", or to, "Find podcasts from BBC about sport", or anything else you fancy.

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Podcasts

    RealSAM provides access to all ABC Radio programs that are published as podcasts by the ABC, including the following:
  • AM - News and Current Affairs
  • The Science Show - Radio National
  • PM - News and Current Affairs
  • Late Night Live - Radio National
  • Star Stuff - Science
  • The Health Report - Radio National
  • Nerdzilla - Local Radio
  • All in the Mind - Radio National
  • Big Ideas - Radio National
  • Weekend Halftime - Sport
  • over 150 more programs from ABC Radio!
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Podcasts

    RealSAM provides access to all BBC Radio programs that are published as podcasts by the BBC, including the following:
  • Inside Health - BBC4
  • The World Tonight - International News from BBC4
  • Arts and Ideas - BBC3
  • Test Match Special - BBC5
  • Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young - BBC4
  • Hardtalk - BBC World Service
  • Documentaries - BBC World Service
  • over 360 more programs from BBC Radio!
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Podcasts

    RealSAM provides access to all CBC Radio programs that are published as podcasts by the CBC, including the following:
  • Man Up
  • Comedy Factory
  • Ideas from CBC
  • CBC News: World Report
  • Episodes of The Irrelevant Show
  • around 100 more programs from CBC Radio!
  • National Public Radio (NPR) Podcasts from USA

    RealSAM provides access to all NPR Radio programs that are published as podcasts by NPR, including the following:
  • This American Life
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour
  • Live in Concert
  • All Songs Considered
  • Planet Money
  • All Songs Considered
  • over 500 more programs from NPR!
  • Vision Australia Radio (VA) Podcasts from RPH

    RealSAM provides access to a range of Vision Australia Radio podcasts, including the following:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Computalk
  • Green Planet
  • Hear This
  • Heard it through the Grapevine
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Pokey's Garden
  • Talking Tech
  • Talking Vision
  • The Uncertainty Principle
  • TED Talks Podcasts

    All the TED Talks presentations that are published as audio podcasts are available on RealSAM.