60 Minutes is Australia's leading current affairs programme, with a proven record of excellence over three decades. Television's top reporters - Liz Hayes, Michael Usher, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley and Ross Coulthart - investigate, analyse and uncover the issues affecting all Australians.
Stories include, 'Army major kills 13 on shooting rampage', 'Climate change deniers gambling' the future', 'Oceanic Viking's permit extended', 'Students locked out as colleges close', 'TV drama makes a comeback', 'Economic analysis with Stephen Long', 'Indian prince fights for homosexual rights'.
Stories include, 'Swan flags tax reforms', 'Oceanic Viking pressured to leave', 'Fiji problem a key focus for APEC', 'US secret agents face Italian jail time', 'Experts warn: populate and perish', 'Ignore demography at our peril', '
Stories include, 'US Senate to vote on historic health care reform bills', 'Pacific highway carnage continues', 'Massive camel cull expected in the outback', 'Clarke and Dawe meet with the PM'.
Panellists: Lobbyist and former Labor minister Graham Richardson; shadow treasurer Joe Hockey; Maxine McKew, parliamentary secretary for infrastructure; journalist David Marr; and Kerry Chikarovski, former NSW Liberal leader.
19 newcomers to television, one instruction: Tell us something we don't know.
Stories include, 'Revolutionary new rehab program', 'Critics say clubs breeding new pokie addicts', 'Clinton's compromise over Israeli settlements', 'Slow food movement gains support'.
Stories include, 'Expulsions strain Fiji-Australia relations', 'Iranian police clash with protestors', 'Search for Indian Ocean survivors ends', 'Australia influential in climate talks, says Garnaut', 'Afghanistan hard all the time for Coalition', 'Gore optimistic of Copenhagen summit', 'Costello makes move to private sector'.
With its giant wind farms and peddle-pushing population, Denmark looks like a model global citizen setting a shining green example for all comers to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Look a little closer though and there are some grubby realities.
Stories include, 'Kevin Rudd's shocking luck', 'Privatisation plans send Qld premier's popularity plummeting', 'The Melbourne Cup's winning duo join The 7.30 Report', 'Une Fille Wonder'.
Stories include, 'RBA rate rise not the last', 'West Atlas leak plugged', 'Bad policy to blame for asylum seeker problems', 'Karzai wins Afghan election', 'Fiji expels Australian High Commissioner', 'Stephen Smith joins Lateline', 'Obama achievements considered on anniversary'.
Can we make ourselves smarter? What is your IQ? New scientific research has unlocked the secrets of the adult brain. It is not hard wired but plastic. You can teach an old dog new tricks. Brain training is one of the fastest growing new industries. Some organisations claim they can make you more intelligent or unleash your genius. But can they and do they really work?
Stories include, 'Government slips in polls', 'Passengers missing after boat sinks', 'Debate mounts over asylum seekers', 'Hockey discusses asylum seekers', 'Oil spill erupts into fireball', 'Blast rocks Rawalpindi', 'Afghan election cancelled after Abdullah withdraws'.
What does the community do with convicted child sex offenders when they've done their time? Reporter Liz Jackson speaks to convicted paedophile Dennis Ferguson. The program looks at Ferguson's life and his crimes and asks if he is sorry for what he's done and how he believes he should be treated. The program talks to politicians, doctors and activists about the Ferguson case and the broader issues it raises. Is it possible for someone who has committed a crime against children to be re-integrated into society and if so how do we go about doing that?
Stories include, 'The birdman', 'The allergy solution', 'A rock and a hard place', and 'She's back'.
Stories include, 'Emissions scheme uncertain even with amendments', 'Man charged over backpacker's death', 'MP in court on child-sex charges', 'Obama honours dead US soldiers', 'Army expands control in Afghanistan', 'Burke, Morrison discuss week in politics', 'Chinese vice premier talks up relations', 'Stephen Long gives his economics analysis'.
Stories include, 'Government may force asylum seekers to disembark', 'Unaccompanied minors could be in detention', 'Indonesian foreign minister discusses asylum seekers', 'Pakistan bombing kills 80 people', 'Taliban says Afghan shootout just the beginning', 'Japan reinforces opposition tuna-catch cuts'.
Panellists will be Bill Shorten, Labor's Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Childrens' Services, Tony Abbott, Shadow Minister for Families and Community Services, Jonathan Biggins, Satirist, Catherine Deveny, comedian and columnist, The Age and Bettina Arndt, commentator and author, The Sex Diaries.
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