New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to Cashmere High School students about the power of sharing positive messages on social media in the wake of the Christchurch shootings.
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.
This short documentary tells the story of Tony Chachai, a young Indigenous man in search of his identity. Moved by the desire to reconnect with his Atikamekw roots, he delivers a touching testimony on the journey that brought him closer to his family and community. On the verge of becoming a father himself, he becomes increasingly aware of the richness of his heritage and celebrates it by dancing in a powwow.
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.
Every family has them. But no family has built higher walls around their secrets than the Kennedys, who fend off relentless attacks from the media and the tabloids to protect the family's reputation and ambitions. Their commitment to their image is so ingrained that it transcends PR and strikes deep with the Kennedy clan itself - where secrets are kept even between family members, and threats to the status quo can lead to excommunication and worse.
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.
Liam Bartlett meets Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett and the team behind the experiment to see if early childhood could be "disguised" entertainment, 50 years ago this year.
Has the time come to reform capitalism? The Brexit vote, the Donald Trump phenomenon, the resurgence of One Nation, distress signs that democracy and capitalism as we know them are under pressure and failing to deliver for all.
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
Their cameras should have captured a luxury holiday, but instead they tell the story of an unfolding tragedy. Video from passengers reveals just what it was like to be on board the Costa Concordia.
Jamali meets the Nordic Youth, who patrol Sweden's streets hunting 'rapefugees' to detemine if this is a valid reaction to an immigration epidemic, or if they are just a bunch of ignorant kids.
What are you willing to give up when the nanny state knows what's best for you? Charlie Pickering and Annabel Crabb join ethicist Dr Leslie Cannold and comedians Greig Pickhaver and Celia Pacquola on the season final.
Investigates Maori world views and methodologies within the scientific community and looks at their practical applications for finding solutions by combining Maori knowledge and western science.
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