Survivors of church abuse say they were intimidated in an effort to keep them silent. Plus, the troubled teens teaming up with veterans to restore a Vietnam War-era Land Rover; high-achieving siblings, writers Benjamin and Michelle Law, talk about their relationship in It Takes Two.
Is the NBN a game-changing shift for Australians or an overcommitment to old technologies? Plus, the choir for people living with Parkinson's disease and the recent scientific study that found Tasmania's lakes have some of the highest levels of heavy metal contamination in the world.
A group of young veterans in Victoria is challenging the RSL hierarchy to get pokies out of RSL clubs, arguing their harm is not worth the return; journalist Sumisha Naidu describes the horror of a series of bomb blasts in churches and hotels around Sri Lanka which have killed nearly 300 people; for years now the government has been spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to buy back irrigation licences, so that more water can be put back into the ailing Murray Darling river. But now one of those deals has become an unwelcome intrusion into the election campaign for the Morrison Government; historian Simon Schama explains the lessons of history for Brexit and the Trump presidency.
In one of his final major television reports before his death, Mike Willesee uses the very latest in forensic technology to answer the biggest question of all - does God exist?
All By Myself Loneliness has become a massive health epidemic. In fact, researchers say being lonely is just as detrimental to our wellbeing as smoking and excessive drinking. And that means loneliness can be deadly. Just as worrying, it doesn’t discriminate. Loneliness can strike anyone, young, old, male, female, rich or poor. The Truth Hurts For the past 12 months, 60 Minutes has been investigating a highly mysterious church called The Truth. It operates in regional areas of Australia and enforces bizarrely strict rules for its 10,000 members. It bans television, music and dancing. No parishioners can wear jewellery; females must always be dressed in long skirts and are forbidden from cutting their hair. Mrs Cricket It might be difficult to believe, but there has been an upside to the misery that has afflicted the Australian men’s cricket team for much of the past 12 months. Fans disappointed by the blokes have turned their attention to the women’s game. And what they’ve found is a champion team of world beaters. Leading the charge is Alyssa Healy, Australia’s female cricketer of the year. If her last name sounds familiar, it is - Alyssa is the niece of legendary wicketkeeper Ian Healy. She also happens to be married to Mitchell Starc, Australia’s very fast fast bowler.
Know the politics and the issues from the campaign trail as Barrie Cassidy and a panel of expert commentators look at the latest developments as we count down towards the May 18 election.
Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J tackles the big issues of the day, wrestles them to the ground, then submits them to a variety of yoga poses, sporting analogies, and craft activities.
The car industry was unexpectedly dragged into this election when the government attacked Labor's electric vehicle policy, claiming it would kill off the ute. Meanwhile, a massive program to immunise more than three million children is underway after twenty-six children were diagnosed with polio in Papua New Guinea. Plus, satirist Mark Humphries introduces viewers to Captain GetUp, a superhero mascot parodying the activist group of the same name.
The Reserve Bank has warned that almost 3 percent of home loans are in negative equity, meaning the purchased property is worth less now than when it was bought. Are allegations former US vice-president Joe Biden inappropriately touched a former staffer an attempt to derail his potential presidential campaign or is Amy Lappos simply speaking out in the hope women in politics will be treated better in the future? Plus, Collingwood star Travis Varcoe calls out racist Facebook trolls and Andrew Denton discusses the influence Mark Fitzgerald, the man who have him his first television gig over three decades ago, has had on his life.
Big is beautiful in Mauritania, but at what cost? Young girls are being force-fed more than 10,000 calories a day, more than five times the recommended amount, to fatten them up for marriage.
Notre Dame cathedral endured the French Revolution and two world wars, but today it's famous spire couldn't survive a devastating inferno that destroyed a large part of the building. The proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland could become an election issue for the Coalition in Queensland and beyond. Plus, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon welcome their first child, amid a vicious trolling campaign being waged against the Duchess.
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, with 5597 Australians expected to die from it this year. But it’s also treatable if found early, and could be prevented with a healthier lifestyle. Why are so many Australians being diagnosed with bowel cancer? And how can you prevent it?
The Battle for the Queensland federal seat of Dickson is now underway, with one of the most-watched marginal seats in the upcoming election being held by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton since 2001. Meanwhile, the Coalition has labelled a multi-billion dollar pledge by Labor to help cancer sufferers with out-of-pocket expenses a “hollow phony guarantee”. Leigh Sales sits down with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to discuss the fallout from Israel Folau’s controversial social media post, which has seen the team turn away one of its best players. Plus, Eddie Perfect has gotten his big Broadway break after writing the score for the new Broadway musical Beetlejuice, based on the cult 1980s film.
Guest host Virginia Trioli is in Queensland with LNP Senator James McGrath, Labor MP Terri Butler, Greens Senator Larissa Waters and One Nation candidate Malcolm Roberts to discuss the issues ahead of the May 18 election.
The story of the Sharrouf children and their grandmother's epic fight to find them and bring them home to Australia. If there was one family that represented the alarming tide of Australians flocking to the black flag of Islamic State, it was the Sharroufs. The children of the notorious jihadist Khaled Sharrouf were taken to the self-declared caliphate in 2014. The world learned of them after their father published pictures of his eldest son holding the severed head of an IS prisoner, sending shockwaves around the world. For five years their grandmother, Karen Nettleton, has been trying to reach the children and bring them home. She has mounted several rescue missions, with each one ending in failure. Now, in Syria, she's making a last-ditch effort to save them from a squalid refugee camp. Reporter Dylan Welch and producer Suzanne Dredge have documented the family's experience for four years, travelling with the children's grandmother as she tries to convince the authorities in Syria and Australia to release the family into her care and allow them to return home.
Plastic, Not So Fantastic Australia is stuck in an unsightly and worsening recycling crisis. As Liam Bartlett discovers, our plastic waste is ending up either being buried or worse - exported to countries like Malaysia, a place we are now treating like a garbage bin. Armageddon Outta Here Anyone who thinks five long weeks of a federal election campaign in Australia is going to be a substantial test of patience and sanity should spare a thought for the people of the United Kingdom. In London, the parliament is a complete mess of chaos and confusion, all because of Brexit: the decision taken at a referendum three years ago for the UK to withdraw from the European Union. Giant Leap Charles Wooley travels to Switzerland to watch something incredible - a paralysed man walking. They’re faltering steps, but they signal a giant leap forward for science. And it is all part of a global effort involving the most brilliant doctors and the most courageous patients.
Sunday Night looks at Wim Hof, an extreme athlete who believes he's found the secret to long life. Also, a look at the destruction of the Peruvian Amazon, and women who camp alone, away from menfolk.
Barrie Cassidy presents Australia's most popular political program. As we count down towards the 2019 election, we hear from key players, providing analysis, opinion and robust debate from leading political commentators.
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