One suicide is a tragedy. But what happens when a community is rocked by a series of suicides, one after another, all of them young people? Do the families mourn in private, fearful that expressing their grief publicly could result in more deaths? Or does the community come together, so that individual families can tell their stories and in turn do something to combat the insidious face of depression and its consequences?
In 2009, a rescue jet ditched into the stormy seas off Norfolk Island and miraculously all onboard survived. Three years on Four Corners asks, what really happened.
Autism spectrum disorder is the fastest rising developmental disorder in the Western world. But what is causing this dramatic rise, and why do some communities have higher rates of ASD?
In key parts of Australia, koalas are dying in big numbers. Are we prepared to compromise development to protect their natural habitat?
Exposing the international trade in human body parts and tissue. Many Australians say that in principle they think organ donation is a good thing to do - it means the death of one person can improve or even save the lives of several others. What most people don't know is that there is a growing and very lucrative trade in human tissue.
Last year the nation spent billions punting on horses. Most people put their money down believing the races are a true contest, but are they?
Four Corners tells the story of how authorities are failing to protect women and children in mortal danger, and failing to prevent their partners' homicidal rage.
Reporter Andrew Fowler examines in detail what happened in those crucial weeks while Julian Assange was in Sweden. What was the nature of his relationship with the two women who claim he assaulted them? And what did they tell police that led the authorities to seek his arrest?
Reporter Najibullah Quraishi journeys deep into the Afghan countryside to reveal the personal and social devastation the government's counter-narcotics program is causing.
Pearls - they're beautiful, luxurious and the height of fashion, but what price is being paid by the young divers who fetch pearl shells from the deep?
Four Corners investigates claims that the Catholic Church has covered up allegations of sexual abuse made against priests and brothers in Australia. The Catholic Church says its response to cases of child sex abuse should be compassionate, that abusers should be brought to justice and that concealing the truth is unjust to victims. But does it follow those principles?
She's rich, she's powerful and no one stands in her way. Not even her family. Gina Rinehart has done everything in her power to build a fortune and at the same time keep her family's business dealings secret. Now Four Corners investigates her rise to power, looking at the business deals that have made her billions, her disputes with close family and her plans to have her voice heard across Australia.
Next on Four Corners - a return to the remarkable story of Private Bradley Manning. Private Manning was the man U.S. authorities allege stole classified military files, providing them to WikiLeaks for publication. While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange battles to avoid extradition from the United Kingdom to Sweden, on the other side of the Atlantic Bradley Manning is facing a court martial. If found guilty he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Can the dream of an economically united Europe with a single currency survive the extravagance of the past decade and the mountains of debt strangling key countries in the union? For more than two years Europe has teetered on the edge of an economic precipice. If there is a meltdown, the shockwaves will be felt across the globe and Australia will not escape.
Next on Four Corners: How the biggest people smuggling networks in Indonesia have moved their operations to Australia. In the 2010 program "Smugglers' Paradise" Four Corners exposed the people smugglers operating out of Indonesia. Now reporter Sarah Ferguson tells how those same individuals were involved in the death of 97 people at sea.
Next on Four corners, how massive mining developments are killing communities in regional Australia. It's been described as the boom that keeps on giving - an export bonanza that will help Australia ride through a world-wide economic downturn. Across the country, workers have left their jobs to make big money in the mining industry. In the rush to exploit the country's natural resources employers have all but set aside the idea of building or expanding communities. Instead they pay big wages to fly-in, fly-out or drive-in, drive-out workers, encouraging them to work long shifts, leaving them with little reason to become part of the local community. This week, reporter Andrew Fowler looks at the impact of this rush to riches.
It was a disappearance that made international headlines and raised tensions between Britain and Portugal. Now comes the story of the new police investigation that some hope might finally explain what really happened to three year old Madeleine.
A confronting story that looks at the implications of cutting-edge research relating to the prevention and management of head injuries in football players.
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