Stories include, 'Turnbull discusses broadband and climate policy', 'Victoria blocks supervised injecting room', 'Medvedev warns new cold war is possible', 'Malaysia rejects asylum seekers', 'Indonesian prisons labelled terrorism incubators', 'Britain promises low-carbon industrial revolution', 'Gillard opens NBN in Armidale', 'Inquest opens into Christmas Island shipwreck'.
WEB CHAT We all know that it can be hard to keep a secret, especially if it's a really juicy one. But did you know that some secrets are so important that the law can get involved to make sure no-one blabs. These things called suppression orders can stop the media from revealing a story if a judge thinks it is either not in the public interest, or could affect a court case. But the power of the courts is being challenged... by an online thirst for information. FOOD ALLERGIES A study has found that Aussie kids have the highest rate of food allergies in the world. We look at what it's like living with a serious food allergy. We also learn the difference between having a food allergy and being food intolerant. TV TRICKS MasterChef, Australian Idol, Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars... these are some of Australia's most popular TV shows in recent years. And while they're different shows... about completely different things... in some ways they're actually all the same. James looks at the reality TV template... and the tricks TV producers use to make their programs a hit. ALIEN SEARCH The idea of aliens on other planets isn't just something made up for the movies. There are scientists who take the possibility really seriously. Millions of dollars are spent every year in the US searching for signs of life on other planets. But now a cut to their funding means the search for extraterrestrial life is under threat. BOARD GAMES With lots of new technology and fun gadgets to play with, kids seem to be spending less time playing traditional board games. Some teachers reckon that board games can be really good for developing the brain and for learning about strategies. We visit one school which has decided to teach board games as part of the curriculum.
He was watched at every turn. Trailed by secret agents everywhere he went. Every conversation and meeting observed. The black Hondas of the local security services followed him from city to city, village to village. For China correspondent Stephen McDonell, this report was proving a difficult assignment. But in China these days, this is what happens when the story is about a group which is making the Communist Party very nervous.
Stories include, 'Treasury head defends strength of budget', 'ASIO, Defence launch inquiry into security holes', 'Irish police detonate bomb before Queen's arrival', 'Libya claims NATO struck civilian area', 'Strauss-Kahn denied bail in rape case', 'BAT launches anti-plain packaging campaign', 'Pakistan set on self-destruction: Bhutto', 'Police defend 7-hour delay in abduction alert'.
Is 40 the new 25? An audience of 40 year olds from around Australia join Jenny Brockie as Insight looks at what it means to reach this important milestone. While many 40 year olds find they're hitting their stride, others are confronting issues ranging from career and relationship frustrations to the hard reality of ticking biological clocks.
Stories include, 'Australia's housing bubble', 'Carbon tax', 'Physical abuse of autistic children', 'Women in IT'.
It's 15 years since Australian Story first aired and over the next two weeks we're featuring a selection of some of the most memorable and popular episodes. Along the way, we'll bring you up to date with what's happened to the people in these stories in the intervening years. There are crime stories, love stories, stories of mateship and stories of hardship. As ever with Australian Story viewers, everyone takes something different from every story. So join us on a richly diverse journey.
Stories include, 'Asylum seeker debate rages on', 'Chris Bowen discusses latest boat arrival', 'Fight to save Antarctic Island', 'Japan's farmers plough on'.
Stories include, 'Whistleblowers allege security holes in Defence', 'Executives question return to surplus', 'Community sector work undervalued, underpaid', 'IMF head accused of attempted rape', 'US about to hit debt ceiling', 'Gaddafi accused of crimes against humanity'.
The Articular Surface Replacement hip or ASR created by DePuy and marketed by the Johnson and Johnson company was sold to doctors and patients as a giant step forward in joint replacement. Its creators boasted it would give greater mobility and help patients get back on their feet quicker. Now reporter Quentin McDermott investigates claims that the metals hips are disintegrating and making patients sick.
Panellists include Bill Shorten - Assistant Treasurer, Eric Abetz - Opposition Senate Leader, Judge Felicity Hampel - County Court of Victoria, John Roskam - Institute of Public Affairs and Anna Rose - Youth Climate Coalition.
This week Living Black comes to you from Arnhem Land, where Yirrkala residents are calling for bans on kava use to be lifted. Local Yolngu people say the plant-based drink is a safer alternative to alcohol, but the Federal Government disagrees. And with the passing of boxing great Lionel Rose, we look back at the life of this pioneering Aboriginal sportsman. And in Western Australia, we speak to the family of elder Mr Ward, whose shocking prison van death spurred a three year quest for justice.
The story, 'The inside story', provides an investigation into Australia's immigration system with detention centres reaching breaking point. The story, 'Top of the class', discusses how Chinese parenting is becoming a dominant force in Australian schools with Asian children studying far more than their classmates. The story, 'Dangerous liaisons', looks at how cheating is no longer secret men's business as the internet is been used to connect unfaithful partners. The story, 'Harbour Bridge Protester', features an interview with Mick Fox about his protest on the Harbour Bridge.
Stories include, 'Cambodian rail line to displace country's poor', 'Market wrap', 'Suicide bombers kill 80 in Pakistan blast', 'Bridge protester stops Sydney traffic', 'Ministry defends school chaplain conduct', 'Population strategy aims to boost regional growth', 'Coalition intensifies budget attack', 'Albanese, Pyne lock jaws over budget'.
Hosted by Leigh Sales and Chris Uhlmann. Live coverage of the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, from Parliament House Canberra with the Opposition's right of reply to the Federal Budget. Following the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's Budget Right of Reply is a full analysis and commentary on the politics and economics of the Federal Budget.
Stories include, 'Abbott delivers budget reply light on detail', 'Unions furious as Government axes training levy', 'Australian charged over Christmas Island tragedy', 'Lame duck Overland fronts budget estimates', 'It was a lethal reply: Robb', 'Jailed Nuttall fined $82,000 for contempt', 'Gaddafi denies rumours of his death', 'Nazi guard jailed over concentration camp deaths'.
Stories include, 'The big sell', 'Budget forum', 'Julia Gillard joins 7.30', 'A helping hand'.
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