Ben Quilty is an Archibald prize winning artist with a lifelong interest in concepts of masculinity - from young men involved in youthful excesses with drugs, alcohol and fast cars to soldiers on the front line. From a young age, going to war has been Quilty's 'greatest fear' so it was with some apprehension that he accepted an invitation to work as the nation's official war artist in Afghanistan.
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.
Stories include, 'Chinese bid for Cubbie sparks political row', 'Kuwait and Bahrain reject live sheep', 'Raid which killed two Afghans was authorised', 'Prime Minister crusades to change children's lives' and 'Six billion dollar education reform'.
Panellists include: Bill Shorten - Minister For Employment and Workplace Relations, Tara Moss - Author and former model, Angry Anderson - Rock singer and conservative political activist, Fiona Nash - The National's Senator and Nitin Sawhney - British Indian musician and composer.
Following the three night Go Back to Where You Came From television event, Jenny Brockie hosts a special edition of Insight. With a studio audience, including participants and people involved in the documentary series, Brockie will lead a discussion about the issues the program explores.
Stories include, 'Pressure on Gillard over soldier deaths', 'Experts question Afghan mission', 'Search called off for missing asylum seekers', 'Priest charged over concealing alleged sex crimes', 'Eastwood appearance upstages Romney' and 'McMurtrie joins Lateline' and 'Beevor joins Lateline'.
Eureka Prizes for Australian Science; Survival of the fittest on the Great Barrier Reef; Nano alternative to the needle and syringe; Keeping air cargo safe and teaching science to Indigenous kids.
Stories include, 'Australia suffers worst battlefield day since Vietnam', 'NATO ambassador gives view of Afghanistan', 'Military Fellow reflects on Afghanistan deaths', 'Bible belt tests Republican faith in Romney', 'Beach Boys surf up the answer to longevity', 'Status of the mining boom with Clarke and Dawe'.
Stories include, 'Five diggers die in bloody day in Afghanistan', 'Cantwell joins Lateline', 'Afghan ambassador joins Lateline', 'Asylum seekers rescued off Java coast', 'Labor only interested in legacy: Hockey', 'Ryan accepts GOP's vice-president nod', 'Democrats label Romney as out of touch' and 'Patel to face new trial'.
In the final episode, the Australians head for Indonesia. They live with a refugee family in Jakarta, desperate to get on a boat no matter what the risk. Reith, Deveny and Anderson travel to the island of Roti, a recruiting ground for people smugglers. But the young men they meet are not the villains they expected.
Stories include, 'Government promises dental care for millions', 'Carbon price floor scrapping raises questions of cost', 'Greens Senator reflects on dental plans and West Papua concerns', 'Proposed wedding vows submit questions to church' and 'Bladerunner sparks run on Paralympics tickets but divides opinion'.
In this episode, the refugee experiment gets bolder still. The Australians experience two countries torn apart by war. With ever-present danger, their differences become more pronounced. In Afghanistan, Reith, Deveny and Anderson arrive as riots break out across the country. Tension is high as the Australians are confronted with a stark reminder of why so many Afghanis desperately want to escape their country. They meet victims of violence, and visit makeshift camps for displaced Afghanis.
Stories include, 'Government announces $4 billion dental overhaul', 'Boat carrying 150 asylum seekers goes missing', 'Doctors could face prison over drug prescriptions', 'Conflicts of interest on board overseeing super trawler', 'Cullen joins Lateline' and 'Romney's wife grabs spotlight at Republican convention'.
Asks was it "Pure dumb luck" that we avoided nuclear catastrophe in cold war years? Gareth Evans and Amitabh Mattoo argue the risks and challenges of nuclear weaponry in our region.
In the second instalment of the multi award-winning documentary series, Go Back to Where You Came From, six prominent Australians risk their lives to experience the reality of refugee life, as they embark on an extraordinary and confronting three week journey. They bring a wealth of experience to the table, but nothing can prepare them for the twists and turns in store.
It's a boxing promoter's dream bout. A pay-per-view, box-office knockout right up there with the Rumble in the Jungle and the Thriller in Manila. In the red corner a hulking great Ukrainian world champion by the name of Klitschko. In the blue corner a man-mountain Ukrainian world champion by the name of Klitschko. What? That's right the heavyweight boxers are brothers and they're the biggest things in the ring right now. Unfortunately mum won't let them fight each other so the dream bout's just that. But the Klitschkos are about to fight one of the biggest bouts of their careers together, entering the political arena to save their beloved Ukraine. Let's get ready to rumble!
Stories include, 'Australia faces link to West Papua torture', 'Foreign Minister responds to West Papua accusations', 'Clashes heighten tensions between workers, company, police' and 'Son inks up despite mum's tattoo regrets'.
Stories include, 'Government dumps carbon floor price', 'CFMEU clashes with Grocon over safety officials', 'NT Labor appoints Delia Lawrie as new leader', 'Police warn against cutting red tape for gun ownership', 'Australia must compete on skills, value: Wong', 'Israel army ruled not to blame for protester's death' and 'Tasmania takes first step to gay marriage'.
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