A genetic bandaid for serious illnesses; an injection of new hope for the male contraceptive pill; tracing the roots of an enigmatic mummy; and the truly deadly bite of the redback spider.
Stories include, 'Williams' death sparks corruption claims', 'Abbott on health plan', 'WA holds out on health deal', 'Raw milk debate'.
Stories include, 'Abbott under fire over dole plan', 'Former IOC president dies', 'Mental health sector lashes out over funds', 'Travellers relieved as flights resume', 'Charges dropped over Brimble's death', 'Lesson for media in Brimble case: DPP', 'Howard, Hawke find common ground', 'IPL cricket tournament under investigation'.
Stories include, 'Barnett holds out on health deal', 'Rudd on health deal', 'Greens historic deal', 'Two-headed fish raise chemical concerns'.
Beware, Greeks bearing debts! Olympus-sized debts that would give Hercules a double-hernia and that threaten to swamp the nation like some modern day Atlantis. Sink or survive there's plenty of pain ahead in the land of Fakelaki.
Stories include, 'States agree to hospital funding overhaul', 'Nicola Roxon discusses historic health deal', 'Peter Dutton says health deal creates bureacracy', 'UK launches investigation into Goldman Sachs', 'Further flight delays after volcano eruption', 'Al Qaeda leaders killed in Iraq', 'Watchdog to oversee Williams murder probe'.
What does it take to make a great teacher? Finding the best inside our schools. Currently across Australia, experiments are underway to target and build better teachers. In New South Wales, the first group of super teachers have started in schools. These "highly accomplished teachers" - paid more than $100,000 a year - have the task of raising teaching standards in some of the state's most disadvantaged schools.
Stories include, 'COAG to confront GST dispute', 'Rudd to take health to election: Shanahan', 'Carl Williams beaten to death', 'Airlines demand end to European flight ban', 'EU ministers meet to re-open skies', 'Federal Government's Curtin policy slammed', 'Thai military prepares for more protests', 'Indonesia relocates Sri Lankan asylum seekers', 'Corporations undermine Cairo rubbish recyclers'.
This week's program centres on the small township of Harcourt in Central Victoria. Two years ago the harmony of rural life was ripped apart after a fatal car accident involving five young friends. The crash was trauma enough for two grieving families. But what happened next made it a tragedy of epic proportions. This week, for the first time, family members are speaking out. This is the story of the Chaplins.
Stories include, 'Breaking the health deadlock', 'Brutal death of babyfaced killer', 'Ian Hicke and Paul Gross discuss COAG', 'Cutting edge cancer research revealed'.
Four Corners looks at events surrounding the arrest of mining executive Stern Hu and the tensions now involved in doing business with China.
Panellists include Scott Morrison - Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Bob Carr - Former NSW Premier, Heather Ridout - prominent business woman, Simon Sheikh - National Director of online group GetUp and Shimrit Nothman - Israeli Australian communications consultant.
Evan Williams enters the tense world of JuD, a Pakistani charity organisation that many believe is just a front for terrorist group Lashka-e-Toiba,
The story, 'After the gold rush', examines the "poach a coach" campaign launched by the British on Australian Olympic coaches. The story, 'Queen of the cross', features an interview with Kim Hollingsworth, who started out as a Kings Cross prostitute before fulfilling a lifelong ambition to become a police officer. The story, 'The last hurrah', details Powderfinger's decision to quit the music industry.
The story, 'Sink or swim', features an interview with Australian swimmer Jeff Huegill. He provides an open account of his life after he retired at 25. The story, 'Australia's secret history', investigates claims that Australia's first settlers weren't British but Dutch. The story, 'Babies online', details the issue of donor conception. The story, 'Revolution or rort', follows up on last week's story on the Government's $16 billion education revolution.
Stories include, 'Airport meltdown after Iceland volcano eruption', 'Health take-over faces new difficulty', 'Premier invites Greens leader to Cabinet', 'Nixon met biographer on Black Saturday', 'Christmas Island detention centre above capacity', 'Debate on federal health takeover', 'UK holds first televised election debate', 'Investigation into mentally ill man's death', 'Stephen Long discusses executive pay rules'.
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