On Tuesday, Mark Davis presents a special edition of Dateline from the Greek capital, Athens, reporting on the economic and political crisis engulfing the country as it prepares for elections on Sunday 17th June.
At just 35, actress and playwright Kate Mulvany has experienced more than most people do in a lifetime. As a young child she battled an illness that confined her to hospital for long periods, an experience she describes as 'exploding my imagination'. This early interest in writing (she experimented with changing the endings of her Little Golden Books to 'make them more interesting') led to an arts-drama degree and the opportunity to hone her writing skills with acclaimed author Elizabeth Jolley.
Stories include, 'Sharemarket troubles bring economic outlook concerns', 'Australia looks at security and legacy in Afghanistan', 'American system offers Labor reform suggestions' and 'British PM reflects on monarchy, jubilee and olympics'.
Stories include, 'Job report puts pressure on Obama', 'Middle-class jobs form US election battlefield', 'Unions fight foreign labour plan', 'People smugglers set up in Australia', 'Border protection failures end to end', 'Assad denies responsibility for massacre', 'Thousands flock to Queen's jubilee' and 'Candles held for Tiananmen anniversary'.
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.
Live from Toowoomba, panellists include Barnaby Joyce - Queensland Nationals' Senator, Simon Crean - Minister for Regional Australia, Christine Milne - Leader of the Greens Georgie Somerset - Kingaroy farmer; President, Queensland Rural Women’s Network and Jeremy Marou - Torres Strait Islander musician.
It was one of the most significant High Court decisions in Australian history. This week Living Black is in Townsville for the 20th anniversary of Eddie Koiki Mabo's landmark native title win.
The story, ‘Delta force’, features an interview with music artist Delta Goodrem. The story, ‘Deadly pursuit’, details the tragedy of a police pursuit, which lead to innocent lives been lost. The story, ‘The reunion’, witnesses the love and trust between man and gorilla.
Stories include, 'Fair Work raises minimum wage', 'Joyce accused of misleading Senate hearing', 'Spain rejects bailout rumours', 'Syrian regime blames rebels for massacre', 'Friday Forum: Arthur Sinodinos and Mike Kelly', 'Mabo's legacy remembered 20 years on', 'Suu Kyi urges vigilance in fight for Burmese reform' and 'Malaysian locals question mineral plant safety'.
Treating disease with exercise; NZ's take on the Transit of Venus; Fine tuning sporting skills with technology; Flood pulse of the dry interior.
Stories include, 'Inquiry hails taxi industry reforms', 'Australia set to take Afghanistan leadership role', 'Can private investment bring social development?', 'World figures gather for diamond jubilee ceremony' and 'An actual political scientist meets Clarke and Dawe'.
Stories include, 'Abbott sides with Xenophon against online gambling', 'TAFE Victoria faces $100m in cuts', 'Power sale deal will lead to fatalities', 'Syria releases prisoners, violence continues', 'Syria will have a long, bloody war: Fisk', 'Leveson inquiry turns up heat on culture secretary' and 'Hospitality demands foreign worker deal'.
Stories include, 'Coulson arrested in perjury investigation', 'Assange loses appeal against extradition', 'Gillard delivers tax challenge to mining industry', 'NSW finalises deal to sell power generation', 'Child protection is failing children: Research', 'Fairfax workers strike against offshoring', 'Too simplistic, unfair to blame carers: Goward', 'Suu Kyi mobbed in Thailand' and 'Dylan awarded Medal of Freedom'.
Stories include, 'Long jump to the top if you want a London Gold', 'Assange legal adviser reacts to extradition verdict', 'Former Minister reflects on Aboriginal affairs', 'Abbott bolt highlights perceptions of ugly politics' and 'UK court rejects Julian Assange extradition appeal'.
Hundreds have died after being tasered, so Dateline asks if taser safety has been properly tested and whether police rely on the weapon too much; Cameroon's illegal trade in gorilla and chimpanzee meat is not only endangering them, but also threatening human health and; as the killings go on in Syria, Dateline meets the doctors trying to help the horribly injured refugees who've fled the violence.
Stories include, 'Australian Government expels top Syrian diplomat', 'Aboriginal mission plight highlights living conditions concern', 'Enterprise migration agreement sparks questions' and 'Workplace Relations Minister defends foreign mine worker deal'.
They really should remake The Great Escape - one of the all-time classic war films - and this time get it right. Perhaps it should begin on the cadet grounds of a Sydney school and focus on two young students, feature Manly Beach and an encounter with a German surfer suspected of being a Nazi sympathiser - and reach its dramatic crescendo as the two Aussies emerge from a tunnel they'd help build - against-all-odds - under and out of a super-secure POW camp. Then it should lose the Hollywood ending.
Stories include, 'International pressure on Syria increases', 'NSW reforms education to lift shameful results', 'Anger over foreign workers in Australian waters', 'Rinehart gets approval for Galilee Basin mine', 'We must train for jobs: Mundine', 'Opposition renews attack on Thomson', 'Chinese stimulus bodes well for Australia' and 'PNG declares prime minister's office vacant'.
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