Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena
Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".
Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new
During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.
Darryl puts his case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, arguing family homes are priceless, the importance of being just and fair, and "a man's home is his castle". Farouk and Darryl are optimistic, but learn AirLink is a formidable opponent. As they deliberate, Sal asks Farouk what he was offered in compensation. Farouk explains that the planes don't bother him because in Beirut is not value that is dropped, offering an anecdote on political conflict. Darryl decides to fight AirLink.
Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)
Li Cunxin arrives in Huston, Texas, and is collected from the airport by Ben, Cynthia, Betty Lou, Mason Lori and Dilworth from the Huston Ballet Company. Li is shocked by the scale and grandeur of his new and the new world he is seeing. That night, Li thinks of his life at home in 1972, the harsh reality of Shangdong province, Mao's Cultural Revolution and what lead him to where he is now.
Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into breaking into the local store. Botj gets into a fight with Lorrpu. Feeling isolated and angry, Botj decides to get high. Memories of Bäru (crocodile) initiation and anxieties about his future flash through his mind and he spins out of control, trashing the Youth Centre.
Sal finds Darryl packing up the "pool room" and they discuss taking care of Jack and looking for a new home. Darryl talks about memories, displacement and Australia's history of land theft, when Lawrence "Lawry" Hammill makes a surprise visit. Lawry explains he was a retired QC (Queen's council), or "lawyers rich people use", who specialised in Australian constitutional law and offers to appear on Darryl's behalf, pro bono.
Worried his choice to stay in America reflects badly on Ben and the Company, Li decides to inform Official Zhang in person. Inside the consulate, Ben and Charles are asked to speak with the Vice Council privately and Council Zhang asks to speak with Li, but Elizabeth stays. Zhang tells Li to trust the Party knows best, but Li expresses an individualism that goes against the grain. Li is forcibly removed and forced to defect.
Lennie Grubb drives Erica to camp drop-off and tries to talk to Erica about his marrying her mother. The conversation goes badly and Lennie accidently tells Erica some hurtful truths about her father. Erica tells Lennie he will never be her stepfather. Alison and Erica are assigned cabins together, much to their annoyance. Erica and Barry Holis have a flirtatious altercation in the dining hall.
The opening sequence shows a divide between the gentle, lavish and privately educated lifestyle of the wealthy, and the chaotic, harsh and publically educated environment of the poor. This classist motif reoccurs throughout the film. The lead character, Erica Yurken, is not from the gentle world of tennis and ballerinas, but the harsh world of graffiti and bullies. She is instantly drawn to the new teacher, Ms Belmont, who vows to crush the infamous 9C classroom into shape.
Few things unsettle the male mind like a lady in arms. The Kurds of northern Iraq have long recognised this principle and incorporated it into their quest to build a Kurdish homeland in the overlap between Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Fighting alongside their male comrades in a region not exactly known for its progressive stance on women's rights, the female Peshmerga guerrillas of the Kurdish Liberation movement built a reputation for themselves in the '70s and '80s. This documentary shines a light on the youngest of these new Kurdish guerrilla groups, PJAK, the Free Life for Kurdistan Party, to see how their female fighters are helping their people draft a definitive answer to the Kurdish Question that's vexed Middle Eastern politics for the last century.
Barack Obama came to office arousing more enthusiasm world-wide than any previous American president. He promised to close Guantanamo. Why is it still open? He ordered the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. What risks made him pause? In his speeches he promised to restore America's moral standing in the world. Why did he then authorise more extrajudicial executions by drone than George W. Bush? He succeeded in passing a national health care law. Why did the opponents of this reform bring the US to the edge of default in an effort to stop it?
Host Krishna Andavolu brings an all American mum to Colorado to be stoned and dined by some very curious pot entrepreneurs. What can the marijuana industry do to convince soccer mums that puffing on a joint is akin to sipping on chardonnay?
Gaetano and Delia, a separated couple, try to pick up the pieces of their broken love, recalling all the faults and the mistakes which led them to where they are now. Original title Nessuno Si Salva Da Solo.
Ken Wyatt Becomes First Indigenous Minister
Western Australian MP Ken Wyatt has become the first Indigenous Australian to be promoted to the ministry. He joins 7.30 to discuss his new role as minister for aged care and indigenous health.
Long Wait Lists For Colonoscopies Could Be Putting Lives At Risk
Doctors are concerned that long wait lists for colonoscopies could be putting lives at risk.
Clowns Say World Needs Laughter In Trump Era
A clown couple visiting Australia with their colourful act Air Play believe people need laughter now, more than ever.
Barack Obama Cuts Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence
President Barack Obama has cut the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking classified files to WikiLeaks. The decision may affect the future of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
For the very special debut episode of series 5 of Home Delivery, multi-award winning actor Sam Neill takes Julia Zemiro back to New Zealand's South Island to visit the places that helped shape his life and career.
Adam illustrates how, despite its macho man reputation, prostitutes actually helped settle the West. He then goes on to explain why the 'all-American cowboy' is a myth, and that the real hero of the west wasn't a person at all; it was air conditioning.
Morgan Spurlock, the Academy Award-nominated director of Super Size Me, tells compelling stories from an insider's perspective on a diverse range of topics - from America's trash epidemic to living on Bitcoin. For generations, space exploration has been embraced as part of human destiny. But since the scaling-back of NASA, a new space-race has begun: not between sovereign nations, but between corporations. Morgan dons a spacesuit and explores this new Wild West.
When a young Army veteran dies of Gulf War syndrome, his embittered brother decides to eschew a military funeral in favour of a simple cremation and disposal. Ruth invites Hiram over to cook dinner then takes a job working for Nikolai. David casts the swing vote in the church search committee's decision to hire a progressive young associate priest. Claire has trouble recognising the value of algebra at school and in her life. Nate and Brenda plan to spend their first weekend away, but Billy has other ideas.
With a lull in business at Fisher's, Nate and David decide to rent out a room at the funeral home to make some extra income, and Frederico is tempted to take on some extra work at Kroehner's. Claire struggles to grasp the lessons of her outreach hike in the mountains, and Ruth struggles to reconcile her feelings toward Hiram with her need for excitement. Connor, a longtime Aussie friend of Brenda's, gets under Nate's skin. David's mood is buoyed by some good news: a bus crash has killed scores, and many of them are local!
The joy and struggle of being a child and raising a child are combined with the demands of domesticity and the pressure of external forces as our five families courageously step up to life's challenges.
A Mexican-American gang member is killed, and the Fishers find that the family's wishes for burial are at odds with those of the gang's leader, Powerful. Meanwhile, with arson investigators breathing down the family's throat, Nate, David and Ruth wonder if Claire might have had something to do with the fire across the street. Brenda arrives for her first dinner at the Fishers, but fails to make a favourable impression with Ruth. And David gets courage from an unexpected source to end a feud with Keith - and stand up to Gilardi's threat to destroy the Fisher's business.
This film tells the story of an unlikely kind of friendship that develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name 'Jimmy' and gets a job as a day labourer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus's IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either.
World War I was the bloodiest war the world had ever seen. A young Adolf Hitler served in the trenches and tunnels of Belgium's Western Front. Join host Don Wildman as he explores the subterranean web where 24,000 Allied soldiers waited to ambush the enemy, to the indestructible fortress that endured thousands of bombs daily. Discover the underground that made World War I one of the most brutal wars in history... and turned Hitler into the terrifying madman of World War II.
Stories include, 'Otto Frank's lost letters reveal Holocaust survivor's 'other Anne'', 'Tobacco industry targets illegal tobacco', 'Zed Seselja and Jim Chalmers discuss the politics of negative gearing' and 'There's no democracy in Liberal Party says suspended member, Charlie Lynn'.
With just over a week until Christmas the disturbing events of the siege in Sydney's Martin Place threaten to overshadow what should be the busiest week of the year for our Kebab Kings - and the Bozoglu family work their final days behind the counter at Oz Turk.
Stories include: 'Furious row erupts over Medicare', 'Stencil artist Luke Cornish creates portrait of Cate McGregor', 'A look at the Coalition's most marginal seat, Petrie', 'Mother of baby Summer Jamsek reveals heartbreak over coroner's findings'
FURIOUS ROW ERUPTS OVER MEDICARE
A furious row has erupted over Labor's claim that the Coalition is going to privatise Medicare. Malcolm Turnbull has described the claim as an 'outrageous, bizarre' lie.
STENCIL ARTIST LUKE CORNISH CREATES PORTRAIT OF CATE MCGREGOR
Follow the journey of stencil artist Luke Cornish, aka 'E.L.K', as he creates a portrait of Cate McGregor to enter into The Archibald Portrait Prize.
A LOOK AT THE COALITION'S MOST MARGINAL SEAT, PETRIE
Peter McCutcheon visits two key electorates, the marginal Queensland seat of Petrie and the seat of Forde which is often used as a litmus test for the government of the day.
MOTHER OF BABY SUMMER JAMSEK REVEALS HEARTBREAK OVER CORONER'S FINDINGS
Melbourne mother Sonja Jamsek has revealed her heartache that a Victorian Coroner has not been able to find a clear cause of death or deficiencies in care at a private maternity hospital where her newborn baby died.
Haunted by the death of her refrigerator expansion valve, a young woman moves to Tuscany to begin a new life - only to discover that you can't escape your past (the broken expansion valve follows her there). #MadAsHellTV
Stories include: 'From Sydney vet to Middle Eastern camel racer', 'Bob Carr discusses the government's decision to block a Chinese bid for AusGrid', 'Australia's accidental swimmer now an Olympic gold medalist', '7.30 goes into the favelas to see the reality behind Rio's Olympic glitz', 'Peter Dutton discusses the leaked Nauru files'
FROM SYDNEY VET TO MIDDLE EASTERN CAMEL RACER
Thirty years ago Sydney vet Alex Tinson received an offer too intriguing to refuse - travel to the other side of the world and breed champion racing camels for the President of the United Arab Emirates.
BOB CARR DISCUSSES THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO BLOCK A CHINESE BID FOR AUSGRID
Scott Morrison has announced that the government will reject a Chinese bidder for the NSW electricity distributor AusGrid. Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr says it sends mixed signals to China.
AUSTRALIA'S ACCIDENTAL SWIMMER NOW AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
Kyle Chalmers wins the 100 metres freestyle at the Rio Olympics after only taking up the sport seriously for a few years.
7.30 GOES INTO THE FAVELAS TO SEE THE REALITY BEHIND RIO'S OLYMPIC GLITZ
7.30 goes on patrol with Brazil's UPP to investigate the process of 'pacification' that was used to clean up some of Rio favelas before the Olympics
PETER DUTTON DISCUSSES THE LEAKED NAURU FILES
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins Leigh Sales to discuss the leaked Nauru files.
From the near miraculous abilities of a Shaolin monk, what happens when 10,000 volts are pumped straight into a watermelon? What happens when heat resistant ovenware is pushed to the limit, when a wine bottle is heated and cooled in quick succession, and when the strength of human is hair put to the test?
Roper welcomes Pine into his inner circle, leaving Corky out in the cold. Meanwhile, Burr has concerns for the safety of her source, when she suspects key information has been leaked to the River House.
When Lacey's BFF Ally comes to town, they decide to 'help' Jenna throw a rager. The next day a forgetful and hungover Jenna struggles to reconstruct the events of the wild night and find out who she kissed.
Stories include, 'These are the young men behind the Parramatta gun plot and what police knew about them', 'MH17 report prompts families to hope they can get reparations from Russia', 'Australia's terrorism problem 'getting worse' warns AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin' and 'Australia pursuing legal options over MH17 downing says Defence Minister Marise Payne'.
Michelle, aged 51 has found a younger lover in Tunisia with plans to wed 26-year-old Mesbeh, while in Montreal, 57-year-old guitarist Jerry and 24-year-old Shelle got together through their shared love of heavy metal.
The second part of this epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy continues in the year 2015. Kenji, the hero from the first film has been missing for 15 years and the evil Friend rules an apocalyptic vision of the world. Kenji's niece, Kanna, is a high school student with a rebellious streak. But when a New Book of Prophesies surfaces, it appears that Kanna is the chosen one who has the power to defeat Friend's empire and reveal the fate of her uncle.
Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.
Eddie Obeid Sentenced To Five Years' Jail
Former NSW Labor heavyweight Eddie Obeid was today sentenced to five years' jail. His former colleagues have heralded the sentence as a win for the anti-corruption body, ICAC.
Stockbroker Accused Of Cheating Man With Alzheimer's Out Of $1 million
Stockbroking giant Bell Potter is facing claims it cheated a dying man out of $1 million while he was succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.
Indigenous Art - But Not As You Know It
A new exhibition of more than 100 female Indigenous artists at the National Gallery of Victoria is challenging what Aboriginal art is 'meant' to look like.
Former Ambassador To Syria, Ross Burns, On The Likely Outcome Of The War
Ross Burns, former Australian ambassador to Syria, joins 7.30 to discuss the likely outcome of the war there.