A revealing profile of the man who wants to be the next Prime Minister of Australia. He likes to ride his bike, he's not frightened to bare his body for the cameras, but what is Tony Abbott really like? And what sort of national leader would he make? Reporter Liz Jackson talks to the people who knew him at school, at university and key Liberal powerbrokers who championed him in his rise to power.
Former members of the Church give a chilling portrait of life inside the organisation. Reporter Quentin McDermott talks to men and women who were members of an elite unit inside the Church in Australia and the United States. They explain why they joined, how they worked tirelessly for Scientology, and how, in some cases, they were pressured, and pressured others, to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Church.
The inside story of the battle to control Australian tennis. Reporter Debbie Whitmont talks to the people at the top of the game and reveals the deals and the feuds that have divided the sport. Tennis Australia is the body that controls the sport in this country. It runs one of the world's most successful tennis tournaments, the Australian Open. It's never been in a better financial situation but it's sidelined the nation's top male player, it refuses to employ the best coaches and it simply can't produce champions. The question is why?
A documentary that tells how thousands of young Afghani boys are now being hunted and groomed to become sex slaves. Over six months an Afghani journalist, Najibullah Quraishi, has risked his life to document the practice of Bacha Bazi (boy play), where young men are forced into prostitution serving the needs of rich and powerful men.
The heart-rending story that tells what it's like to live with a disability, or to care for someone who is disabled, in Australia today. Reporter Wendy Carlisle meets the families the nation has neglected.
It's a telling statistic that seven out of ten Australians die what might be called an "expected death". In many cases doctors can tell patients roughly how long they have to live. In reality, only a few take advantage of those warnings. Instead they prefer to believe that somehow modern medicine will save them. Now a small group of doctors and nurses are warning that our obsession with curing illness is leaving patients poorly cared for and unprepared for death.
The inside story of the issue, the people and politics that threaten to tear apart the once powerful Federal Coalition. Reporter Sarah Ferguson goes inside the conservative parties to find out what the party members really think about climate change and why they're so reluctant to back their leader.
What does the community do with convicted child sex offenders when they've done their time? Reporter Liz Jackson speaks to convicted paedophile Dennis Ferguson. The program looks at Ferguson's life and his crimes and asks if he is sorry for what he's done and how he believes he should be treated. The program talks to politicians, doctors and activists about the Ferguson case and the broader issues it raises. Is it possible for someone who has committed a crime against children to be re-integrated into society and if so how do we go about doing that?
Reporter Quentin McDermott takes a detailed look at four incidents, in different parts of Australia, where people suffering psychological distress were confronted and killed by police. Using exclusive interviews he details how in certain cases the victims had sought help at a hospital and then, having left of their own free will, were later shot dead.
The shocking story of the Malu Sara, an immigration vessel that sank in the Torres Strait killing five people. Reporter Debbie Whitmont investigates the sinking and asks why an experienced patrol officer was told to put to sea in gale force winds, in a boat not built to deal with the conditions.
Six years after the fall of the Taliban, how has life changed for the women of Afghanistan? The night before Al Qaeda attacked the United States, Channel 4 broadcast the program Beneath the Veil graphically illustrating the brutality of the Taliban regime. Six years on, Channel 4 has returned to Afghanistan to see what has changed since the fundamentalist regime was toppled.
A celebrated cartoonist, a businessman, a young artist, a cleaner - each tells their story of beating depression, the "black dog" affecting one in five Australians.
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