Follows the lives of 12 students through the eyes and ears of social media as they leave home. Every text, call, Facebook update, tweet and google search will show exactly what they share and hide as their lives begin to change.
Ian Thorpe tackles bullying head on in this controversial and compelling series. Fourteen-year-old Kelsey agrees to secretly film his bullying to show his schoolmates and help them understand the effects.
This week’s Australian Story takes viewers behind the scenes of the Australian effort to separate Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa. It took a village of medicos, health workers and volunteers to bring them to Australia, perform the ground-breaking operation and assist in their five month recovery. The story features exclusive interviews and vision, including the first moments the toddlers reunite with their father in Bhutan as newly independent individuals.
It’s widely accepted nowadays that pregnant women shouldn’t take any medication unless it’s absolutely necessary. But in the early 1960s that wasn’t the case. Reassured by their doctors, thousands of women around the world took the drug thalidomide as a treatment for morning sickness, only to be faced with babies born with catastrophic disabilities. Born in March 1963, Lisa McManus is one of Australia’s youngest survivors. She’s leading a group who have taken their fight to Canberra’s Parliament House, in a last ditch battle for recognition, compensation and an apology.
Revisit the life of legendary broadcaster Mike Willesee who died of throat cancer on Friday. Willesee's career in television spanned five decades. He shaped Australian current affairs and was considered the best interviewer in the business. In 2017 he let Australian Story into his life to chronicle his difficult journey through throat cancer. His long-time friend, Ray Martin, introduces this story on Mike Willesee’s extraordinary life.
This program follows a group of young people as they prepare to march in the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. They meet some famous LGBTQIA+ faces, and create banners and costumes to celebrate this historic event in style.
Tim Duncan was a junior doctor, on the brink of leaving medicine for a filmmaking career, when he found himself in desperate need of medical care. Lying by the side of an outback road, with critical injuries, he knew his only hope for survival was immediate medical attention. In that moment, as his life was ebbing away, Tim made a pact: if he survived, he would devote himself to emergency medicine.
For years Jack Thompson has used his profile to help Indigenous people. Now, as Jack faces a kidney condition, the Northern Territory's Indigenous community is helping him, by lending him their mobile kidney dialysis unit.
Jimmy Barnes' tough upbringing and wayward past shaped the artist Australians have come to know and love. He sits down with 7.30 to offer some advice to his younger self.
inspiring kids to get into the outdoors
Actor Yael Stone highlights when she began feeling incredibly uncomfortable in the workplace after a fellow actor turned what were once "playful messages" that she appreciated receiving into something sexual, making her incredibly uncomfortable and unsure how to react.
Award-winning mathematics teacher Eddie Woo explains why "follow your passion" can be bad advice, and that it took him time to find his purpose in life.
Former High Court judge Michael Kirby reflects on his schooling, how his sexuality shaped his childhood, and the importance of trying to have fun in life.
Former Westpac CEO Gail Kelly speaks about the risks of overpreparing for exams, her career in teaching and business, and the importance of backing yourself.
Man Booker Prize-winning author Thomas Keneally puts the year 12 exam experience into perspective, as he speaks about his schooling and how he became a writer.
Concerned that he has been away from his home country of Taree for over 20 years, a son decides to quit everything to go fishing with his father and salvage a relationship spoiled some time ago.
Jimmy Barnes describes life in Elizabeth, Adelaide, and the "horror house" he grew up in, detailing a fight between his parents, linking the alcoholism and violence to the shame of poverty in a new country. (Coarse language.)
Jimmy Barnes describes the culture of violence in Elizabeth, explaining it as something children were taught, and linking the fighting to the toughness of life in northern UK towns and continued poverty as migrants in Australia. (Coarse language.)
Jimmy Barnes reveals the significance of 'Flame Trees', a song about a homecoming, and how Adelaide holds bad memories for him. Includes old and new footage of Cold Chisel performing the song.
Raw and compassionate, full of elegantly staged live musical performances, this is the compelling story of Jimmy Barnes' migration to Australia, childhood survival, family, search for love and, finally, redemption.
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