Alone on a remote beach in one of the most beautiful yet brutal environments in the world, award-winning film director Warwick Thornton attempts to change his life.
For five wealthy volunteers, homelessness will become a terrifying reality. After handing in their phones and wallets, they change into secondhand clothing and are given a sleeping bag. Rain's forecast and temperatures are dropping fast; the participants are dropped in different locations with no money in their pockets and nowhere to sleep. Participants: Tim Guest, Kayla Fenech, Jellaine Dee, Stu Laundy, and Christian Wilkins are guided by host Indira Naidoo and homelessness expert Dr Catherine Robinson.
Four old friends reflect on their lives and careers, as they spend a weekend together at the retreat once shared by Joan Plowright and Laurence Olivier.
In rural Australia, where young adults can live up to a day's drive from their closest neighbour, contact with the opposite sex isn't always so easy. B and S balls have subsequently found their place as a notoriously raucous event for singles to connect.
Karl heads off to Africa to go meet a gorilla. Before he travels to Uganda, Karl agrees to start in South Africa as he's been there on holiday and heard it was alright.
Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.
A loving tribute to actor Patrick Swayze, showcasing his life and career through untold stories, exclusive interviews, heartfelt home movies, and family photos featuring those who knew him best.
This episode follows the inspirational story of Holly Conroy, a transgender woman from country NSW, as she bids to stage a Mardi Gras in her home town of Wagga Wagga - Australia's No.1 Christian town. As she herself undergoes gender reassignment surgery to complete her transition, Holly has to confront Christian priests, conservative politicians, her homophobic neighbour, and even her own brother as she attempts to pull off the first-ever pride parade in this conservative stronghold. With an official green light from Wagga Wagga City Council, and sponsors, supporters and floats ready to roll, will the Wagga locals turn out in force? Or will the town's Christians and conservatives rain on Holly's parade?
In New Zealand's rural Taranaki region, adolescent boys growing up in poverty often end up turning to crime, some racking up criminal convictions before they hit 16. Most young offenders find themselves locked up - but a lucky few get a chance to avoid 'juvie' by participating in START Taranaki, an early intervention program designed to give them a second lease on life.
The Secret Life of Death reveals a sneak peek inside one of the oldest family-run funeral homes in Australia - Walter Carter Funerals, which has been based in Bondi Junction since the 1870s. Told through the eyes of two of its youngest and most recent female recruits - Jasmine Cameron, a funeral director, and Amber Coote, the mortuary manager - this observational documentary lifts the lid on one of the last great taboos: death.
This episode dives into the world of Manjit Gujral and his thriving, high-energy hospitality and events dynasty in Sydney's west. The family business that has been at the heart of the flamboyant Indian-Australian scene is now at a crossroads. With the patriarch stepping back and his two ambitious sons, Deep and Varun, challenging him to modernise, it's a battle of the old and the new. In this closely entwined family business, if all goes well there is magic on the horizon. If not, they have everything to lose.
Finding love is a tricky business at the best of times, but for young people with intellectual or learning disabilities, the challenges and stigma surrounding dating and relationships can be overwhelming. Finally, help is on hand. Straight-talking relationship coach Liz Dore is on a mission to break the taboos surrounding love and relationships for all. She's the only coach of her kind in Australia. For the first time, our cameras join her as she helps six young people find love and acceptance on their own terms. Professional learning for teachers Reflecting on the issues raised in this video and applying that knowledge to your teaching may count towards your teacher-identified hours of professional learning. In particular AITSL Focus Area 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities and Focus Area 1.6 Strategies to support the full participation of students with disability. As well as looking at ways to create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments. Visit www.aitsl.edu.au for information on logging teacher-identified PD.
Candlebark School principal John Marsden, the author of Tomorrow When the War Began, discusses overprotective parenting and his school, where the motto is "take risks".
Six years after he was convicted for killing Trife, Sam Peel is released from jail. After returning home and finding no one in...
As a society, we've become obsessed with the concept of organic food and products, chemical-free farming, healing foods, and natural remedies. People are distrusting GMOs, pharmaceuticals, and other 'non-natural' solutions. Organic products fetch a premium price. Families are turning to holistic approaches to medical issues, sometimes with fatal consequences. But what is causing people to distrust modern medicine and approaches to farming? Where does this romantic notion of 'natural is better' come from? And most importantly, are these stances scientifically supportable? Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
Youth may be wasted on the young, but luckily, you can buy it back. People are using everything from facelifts to second skin tech to keep their youthful advantage. However, with the many unproven therapies on the market, how many actually work? Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
Liam Bartlett meets parents accused of bullying teachers, the principals managing their "extravagant expectations", and the teachers facing threats of violence in Australian schools.
Ryan looks for a tourism job with support from Krystyna who is also on the autism spectrum. Sinead, who has Down Syndrome, hopes to secure a job in aged-care. Short statured Tiana wants a job that capitalises on her smarts.
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