The prosecution calls witness after witness to the stand, insisting on three points: the quantity of blood found beside the body, the wounds on Kathleen's head, and the iron poker as the murder weapon. But the witnesses falter during David Rudolf's clever cross-examination. In an obstinate contest of eloquence, Michael Peterson's lawyer unveils the incompetence and partiality of the witnesses.
A few months ago, a plot to kidnap a random from in Sydney and film their public beheading was foiled. It's difficult to oppose increased surveillance powers when you think that it could have been the decapitated body of someone you love lying in the street. When you look at it this way, the proposed metadata laws seem quite reasonable. But intelligence agencies in Australia and around the world have a disturbing habit of overstepping the bounds. It's a slippery slope and the hunt for terrorists can easily become the hunt for whistleblowers or anyone else who offends the government of the day.
In workplaces across the country the tensions, rivalries and romantic crushes have an outlet that comes but once a year at the office Christmas party! The Christmas party is the most eagerly awaited event in any workplace calendar. Meet three very different businesses and their staff as they prepare to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of the holidays by partying hard and letting off steam at the annual Christmas extravaganza.
California is tough on its sex offenders even when they have served time for their offences. Under strict parole conditions they are tagged and served with draconian restrictions on their lives. Placed on a register, anyone can find out their identity and learn about their past crimes. They cannot live near parks or schools and many are separated from their families. Louis enters the twilight world of hostels and homelessness and questions the purpose and effects of these laws.
So many of us dream of our wedding day, when all eyes will be on us and we'll get to declare our love in front of friends and loved ones, and be together forever. Not as many dream of tying the knot whilst the groom is handcuffed, wearing prison overalls and offering a prison guard the first slice of wedding cake. Married Behind Bars tells the stories of couples tying the knot in prison.
In workplaces everywhere the tensions, rivalries and romantic crushes have an outlet that comes but once a year. The office Xmas party! Meet three different businesses and their staff as they party hard at the annual extravaganza
Revenge Porn investigates the dark side of sexting, revealing what can happen when your most intimate photos get into the wrong hands. For young people today sharing intimate, nude and sexual pictures via text message and social media is commonplace, however, for many it has back fired.
After discovering the gun used in the drive-by was used in Ash's killing and the kneecapping of gambling addict Felix Murphy, the Commission launches an undercover operation to find out who shot Felix.
The home is as tough as any office and the biggest troublemakers are the freeloaders who don't buy food or pay rent. Then there are the noisy, the germ freaks, the controlling, and the lazy sods who leave a little bit of milk in the carton so they don't have to throw it out, or a square of toilet paper on the toilet roll so replacing it is someone else's job.
This week Stacey goes to Cambodia to investigate how thousands of young girls are being sold into sexual slavery often by those they trust the most, their family. She confronts the problem head on as she joins the police on raids to shut down brothels, and learns firsthand the harsh realities for girls who are trafficked and abused in the sex industry. Stacey learns how poverty forces adults to sell their children into this horrific underworld from which it is hard to recover. But, with the help of charity workers, she also sees how it is possible for these girls to lift themselves out of the mire and start a new life.
The prosecutor, Jim Hardin, attempts to draw a portrait of Michael Peterson as a sexual deviant. He calls Brent Wolgamott, a young prostitute with whom Michael Peterson exchanged explicit sexual messages by e-mail, to the stand. Wolgamott's testimony is useless because he never actually met Michael Peterson, but its effect on the jury may be devastating.
Growing increasingly impatient with the Commissions lack of results, the Attorney General, Lincoln Priest (Philip Quast) gives Janet an ultimatum: resign as Royal Commissioner or have her reputation ruined by the State Corruption Commission.
Janet refuses, but fortuitously for her, they quickly solve Todd Wilsons murder - a tragedy of errors involving Simon Hamilton (Aaron Jeffrey), Robbie (Josef Ber), Jane Carter, and a 3D-printed handgun.
Meanwhile, the fight over the embryo is headed for the Court of Appeal, where Deborah Larson (Genevieve Hegney) mounts a challenge to the original decision to grant Janet ownership. The appeal is overruled.
As the hunt for Ash's killer continues, a series of events sees the suspicion on Bao Long (Jason Chong) mount. Bianca (Anita Hegh) volunteers as Janets minder, and the close living quarters lead to a new level of intimacy between them.
Janet hatches a plan to catch the importer of the handguns still sitting on the docks, but it requires placing an unprecedented amount of trust in Owen (Damian Walshe- Howling), a colleague typically governed by self-interest. As part of the ruse, Janet orders the suspension of the Royal Commission, and a termination of all surveillance operations, except for one hidden camera.
A few weeks ago, the British National Health Service was hit by a widespread and devastating cyber attack. This BBC documentary tells the inside story of one of the most challenging days in the history of the NHS. On the morning of May 12 the attack started. Appointment systems, pathology labs, X-rays and even CT scanners were infected - putting not just data but patients’ lives at risk. It became clear that all the data on an infected machine was now scrambled and only the hackers could unscramble it - but for a price. And if nothing was paid within a week, the hackers threatened to destroy all the data - forever.