For the first time the funny 'bad guy' of television and radio, Red Symons and his wife, Elly, speak about their heart-breaking and inspiring journey with their son, Samuel, on Australian Story. I
Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is waking up the world to the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. This summer has seen unprecedented high ocean temperatures across the region; a strong indicator of another coral bleaching event. If we don't act to drastically lower carbon emissions, Ove believes that the world's largest coral reef system will die within 50 years. Fifteen years ago, Ove was one of the first scientists to raise the alarm about the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. He describes coral reefs as 'the canary in the coal mine' for our environment. Despite winning the prestigious Eureka Prize for Scientific Research (1999), Ove was ostracised by the Howard government and dismissed by sceptics for his perceived alarmist views. Ove says that he is not alarmist but states "What I'm saying is alarming, that's the difference". Since then his international reputation has grown and Ove is now a senior member of local and global research organisations; his work informed Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and he's worked with Sir David Attenborough. In Australian Story, Ove reflects on formative boyhood experiences snorkelling in the Whitsundays and how his passion for the ocean and its creatures inspired him personally and professionally, especially when he felt like a lone voice in the wilderness. Today Ove's personal campaign to win over climate change sceptics is bearing fruit. He's converted a number of vocal sceptics including politicians and business leaders. He also collaborates with mining giant Rio Tinto. Ove believes that we are in a 'do or die situation.' He is now calling for world leaders to unite and create a well resourced think tank to tackle climate change, in the style of the WWII Allies' 'Manhattan Project', an organisation that fast-tracked atomic weapons research by years. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Producer: Claire Forster (Acting) Executive Producer: Rebecca Latham
Karen Carey is a Perth woman who grew up with a relatively simple heart problem. But when it came time for an operation to install an artificial heart valve, everything that could go wrong did. At the age of thirty-four, Karen had a stroke after taking her twin sons to school. The valve was removed and another one made of pig tissue implanted. To discover what went wrong, Karen risked everything on a court case. When the case failed, she embarked on a new career as a consumer health advocate, intent on creating a better accountability framework to protect patients when medical devices fail.
This week's program continues the story of a young nurse who disappeared from a Sydney train station without trace five years ago. While Kylie Labouchardiere's family struggled to cope with their grief, the man behind the murder plotted frantically to cover his tracks.
When a young nurse disappeared from Sydney five years ago, the lives of the people she left behind fell into disarray. Although her friends and family didn't know it, the man behind Kylie Labouchardiere's death was plotting to hide his crime with a series of bizarre actions, none of which made sense to anybody at the time. Along the way, he set fire to his own home to mislead investigators and attempted to frame an innocent policeman. Despite his elaborate fabrications, a three-year police investigation
Brisbane grandparents Tony 'Bomber' Bower-Miles and Roy Chamberlain are not living out their years quietly. Instead they're making peace with their past lives by detonating Cambodian landmines with nothing but the bare basics: dental probes, pliers, skill and the help of former boy soldier and local mine clearer extraordinaire, Aki Ra.
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