This week we travel to Alice Springs to explore the issues surrounding Indigenous housing. Fixing Indigenous Housing was at the heart of the Labor Government's promise to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. In what is the biggest project on remote housing ever, the Federal and Northern Territory Government dedicated $672 million to building 750 news homes, refurbishing 2,500 existing houses and rebuilding 230. But the project has come under scrutiny - a recent Government report into the project found delays, a gross underestimate of costs and excessive red tape.
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.
Aaron Lewis travels to the oil-rich creeks of the Niger Delta where militants have been responsible for more than a decade of violence, sabotage, and hostage-taking. Despite the hugely profitable oil industry nearby, 90% of the Niger Deltans are unemployed, and live oan a few dollars a day. Their frustration and anger has led many young men to take up arms, reducing Nigeria's oil production - once the 5th largest in the world - to a fraction of what it once was. Plus, George Negus interviews Pakistani intellectual Pervez Hoodbhoy.
Stories include, 'Turnbull targeted after Tuckey's terrorist claims', 'Commodity boom could be blessing and curse: Henry', 'Bluefin tuna stock heading towards collapse', 'White House campaigns against 'Republican' Fox News', 'Editor Harold Evans discusses his new memoir', 'UN hails breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks', 'Don Lane dies at 75'.
Stories include, 'Karzai accepts run-off election', 'Soldier dies in training exercise', 'Western leaders consider Afghanistan strategy', 'Indonesia wants long-term asylum seeker solution', 'Sharman Stone discusses the asylum seeker debate', 'Top scientists urge action on global warming'.
How does the justice system deal with convicted paedophiles, and does it work?
Stories include, 'Rudd, Yudhoyono discuss asylum seekers' fate', 'Asylum seekers to land in Indonesia', 'Afghan election results found to be fraudulent', 'RBA flags inflation concerns', 'Nelson takes to street to thank supporters', 'Jury unable to reach verdict in Brimble case'.
It's claimed Japan's ferocious and feared Yakuza murder, extort and intimidate according to an honour code. But where is the honour in the squalid new enterprise now adding to their billion dollar criminal turnover?
A show that defies description about a world that demands it.
The media is a hungry beast - it devours everything and is never satisfied. Now, 19 newcomers to television - recruited after a nationwide call for young talent - are being given the opportunity by the ABC to feed the beast. Each week, they will produce a half-hour of topical TV, as well as daily web content, bringing viewers news from outside the loop. This means they are being asked to find stories that aren't part of the regular news cycle - or to cover stories that are, from a fresh angle.
Stories include, 'Family secrets', 'Hate thy neighbour', and 'Nowhwere to hide'.
Stories include, 'UN labels Indigenous intervention racist', 'Terrorism accused denied bail in Melbourne', 'Shared care system under family law spotlight', 'Origins to Eureka: beyond the culture wars controversy', 'Crime writer Dominick Dunne dead at 83'.
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.
Stories include, 'Road to redemption', 'The fall of Roy', and 'The life and death of Michael Jackson'.
The Tasmanian Devil is afflicted by a unique type of contagious cancer that's never been seen in nature before. In just ten years, the Devil Facial Tumour Disease has spread to more than 60 percent of Tasmania and wiped out three-quarters of the Devil population. The Devil is Tasmania's top predator and the largest carnivorous marsupial left on the planet. It rears its young in a pouch that faces backwards, climbs trees, and can eat nearly half its body weight in less than an hour. But the futur
Just how close are doctors and drug companies? Doctors and specialists get a lot of gifts from drug companies. These range from pens and coffee mugs, to stethoscopes through to free trips to international conferences. Just last year, drug companies in Australia spent more than $62 million on educational events for doctors, and half of that amount was spent on hospitality such as meals. Do these handouts buy influence?
What's behind the recent increase in asylum seekers? More people are arriving in Australia by boat seeking asylum. 19 boats carrying asylum seekers have arrived in Australia since the Rudd Government abolished the previous government's Temporary Protection Visas and Pacific Solution scheme. What's behind the recent increase? The Opposition says the Government's gone soft. But the Government says its policies are firm and international conflicts are to blame.
This feature is only available for subscribers. Please contact your EnhanceTV administrator or email firstname.lastname@example.org