Australian Story
27:32

Australian Story: A Fatal Attraction

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC October 26, 2009

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

9-10
11-12
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When a young nurse disappeared from Sydney five years ago, the lives of the people she left behind fell into disarray. Although her friends and family didn't know it, the man ...

When a young nurse disappeared from Sydney five years ago, the lives of the people she left behind fell into disarray. Although her friends and family didn't know it, the man behind Kylie Labouchardiere's death was plotting to hide his crime with a series of bizarre actions, none of which made sense to anybody at the time. Along the way, he set fire to his own home to mislead investigators and attempted to frame an innocent policeman. Despite his elaborate fabrications, a three-year police investigation

Hazards, Disasters And Survival
14:34

Hazards, Disasters And Survival: Severe Storms

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC October 30, 2009

Earth and environment

Geography

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
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Severe storms can occur with very little warning and with dangerous winds, damaging hail, flooding rains and lightning. They may be short-lived but can leave a path of ...

Severe storms can occur with very little warning and with dangerous winds, damaging hail, flooding rains and lightning. They may be short-lived but can leave a path of destruction and can kill. This program shows what you can do to reduce the possibly devastating effects of this natural hazard on your family and property.

Australian Story
28:32

Australian Story: A Fatal Attraction

ABC November 2, 2009

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

9-10
11-12
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This week's program continues the story of a young nurse who disappeared from a Sydney train station without trace five years ago. While Kylie Labouchardiere's family ...

This week's program continues the story of a young nurse who disappeared from a Sydney train station without trace five years ago. While Kylie Labouchardiere's family struggled to cope with their grief, the man behind the murder plotted frantically to cover his tracks.

Hazards, Disasters And Survival
14:54

Hazards, Disasters And Survival: Floods

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC November 6, 2009

Earth and environment

Geography

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
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Floods are the most predictable of our natural hazards and can occur far from rivers and creeks. For some types of floods, you may have a relatively long warning period and ...

Floods are the most predictable of our natural hazards and can occur far from rivers and creeks. For some types of floods, you may have a relatively long warning period and therefore time to prepare. However, flash floods can occur anywhere and with very little warning. This program explains where you should go for information about the possibility of your property being flooded, what to do when floodwaters approach and once they have receded. It also shows how the design of buildings and fences and the location of access roads can reduce the impact of flooding.

Australian Story
28:19

Australian Story: The Heart of the Matter

ABC November 9, 2009

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

9-10
11-12
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Karen Carey is a Perth woman who grew up with a relatively simple heart problem. But when it came time for an operation to install an artificial heart valve, everything that ...

Karen Carey is a Perth woman who grew up with a relatively simple heart problem. But when it came time for an operation to install an artificial heart valve, everything that could go wrong did. At the age of thirty-four, Karen had a stroke after taking her twin sons to school. The valve was removed and another one made of pig tissue implanted. To discover what went wrong, Karen risked everything on a court case. When the case failed, she embarked on a new career as a consumer health advocate, intent on creating a better accountability framework to protect patients when medical devices fail.

Hazards, Disasters And Survival
14:57

Hazards, Disasters And Survival: Cyclones

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 20, 2009

Earth and environment

Geography

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
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Cyclones are a fact of life throughout tropical Australia. They are multi-hazard, bringing extreme winds, floods, violent seas and storm surges. This program shows how to ...

Cyclones are a fact of life throughout tropical Australia. They are multi-hazard, bringing extreme winds, floods, violent seas and storm surges. This program shows how to prepare your family and property, how to access information and warnings as the cyclone is nearing your area and what to do once the cyclone has arrived.

Compass
30:04

Compass: Losing the Plots

ABC November 29, 2009

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
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It's one of the largest cemeteries in the world - but burial space is running out. Sydney's Rookwood now has to devise new ways to care for the dead, and for the bereaved.

It's one of the largest cemeteries in the world - but burial space is running out. Sydney's Rookwood now has to devise new ways to care for the dead, and for the bereaved.

Best Of Australian Story
28:06

Best Of Australian Story: Right As Rain

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 4, 2009

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
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Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into ...

Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into thriving oases. He called it natural sequence farming and it was producing some spectacular results. But for nearly thirty years, Peter Andrews' work was rejected by scientists, bureaucrats and politicians alike - until the evidence became difficult to ignore.

Australian Story
29:00

Australian Story: Right As Rain

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 11, 2009

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
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Peter Andrews is a farmer and horseman with passion for healing damaged Australian landscapes through a method he calls natural sequence farming. For decades it seemed no one ...

Peter Andrews is a farmer and horseman with passion for healing damaged Australian landscapes through a method he calls natural sequence farming. For decades it seemed no one would listen. But, increasingly scientific test results are providing persuasive evidence that the methods can work. And some very high profile supporters are throwing their weight behind Peter Andrews.

First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne
55:30

First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: Summer Special - December 2009

ABC December 13, 2009

Literature

English

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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Welcome to the First Tuesday Book Club's annual one-hour summer celebration of books and reading. Joining the club to talk all things summer reading, are special guests, Chair ...

Welcome to the First Tuesday Book Club's annual one-hour summer celebration of books and reading. Joining the club to talk all things summer reading, are special guests, Chair of Sydney Writers' Festival, Sandra Yates, and John Birmingham, the blogger and bestselling Australian author of He Died With A Felafel in his Hand.

Top Dogs: Adventures In War
55:47

Top Dogs: Adventures In War: Sea And Ice - Cape Horn

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 18, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Geography

9-10
11-12
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Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers ...

Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers - newsman John Simpson and polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes - a taste of his world as a professional sailor. They attempt to sail on a voyage around Cape Horn, the most forbidding stretch of water on the planet.

Australian Story
28:42

Australian Story: The Heat of the Moment

ABC December 26, 2009

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

9-10
11-12
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Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is waking up the world to the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. This summer has seen unprecedented high ocean temperatures across ...

Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is waking up the world to the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. This summer has seen unprecedented high ocean temperatures across the region; a strong indicator of another coral bleaching event. If we don't act to drastically lower carbon emissions, Ove believes that the world's largest coral reef system will die within 50 years. Fifteen years ago, Ove was one of the first scientists to raise the alarm about the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. He describes coral reefs as 'the canary in the coal mine' for our environment. Despite winning the prestigious Eureka Prize for Scientific Research (1999), Ove was ostracised by the Howard government and dismissed by sceptics for his perceived alarmist views. Ove says that he is not alarmist but states "What I'm saying is alarming, that's the difference". Since then his international reputation has grown and Ove is now a senior member of local and global research organisations; his work informed Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and he's worked with Sir David Attenborough. In Australian Story, Ove reflects on formative boyhood experiences snorkelling in the Whitsundays and how his passion for the ocean and its creatures inspired him personally and professionally, especially when he felt like a lone voice in the wilderness. Today Ove's personal campaign to win over climate change sceptics is bearing fruit. He's converted a number of vocal sceptics including politicians and business leaders. He also collaborates with mining giant Rio Tinto. Ove believes that we are in a 'do or die situation.' He is now calling for world leaders to unite and create a well resourced think tank to tackle climate change, in the style of the WWII Allies' 'Manhattan Project', an organisation that fast-tracked atomic weapons research by years. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Producer: Claire Forster (Acting) Executive Producer: Rebecca Latham

Dynasties
26:24

Dynasties: The Mcguigan Family

ABC January 8, 2010

History

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
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The journey of a family from poor Hunter Valley wine labourers to the owners of Australia's third largest wine company is one of the great success stories of business. But it ...

The journey of a family from poor Hunter Valley wine labourers to the owners of Australia's third largest wine company is one of the great success stories of business. But it is a story also of personal tragedy.

Best Of Australian Story
28:30

Best Of Australian Story: My Name Is Jack

ABC January 15, 2010

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
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As one half of famed media duo 'Jono & Dano', Ian 'Dano' Rogerson enjoyed a decade-long run in the 1980s with top-rating radio shows and a string of national television ...

As one half of famed media duo 'Jono & Dano', Ian 'Dano' Rogerson enjoyed a decade-long run in the 1980s with top-rating radio shows and a string of national television programs. But while Jonathan Coleman went on to forge a career in Britain, Ian Rogerson all but disappeared from the media spotlight. Why would you jettison a successful media career? In Ian Rogerson's case, it was because of his young son, Jack. Diagnosed with autism as a toddler, Jack Rogerson was hyperactive, could barely speak and was unable to express ordinary affection. Like many parents of autistic children, Ian and his wife Nicole were left struggling to find their way.

Best Of Australian Story
27:58

Best Of Australian Story: Fly With Me

ABC January 29, 2010

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
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Sporting excellence can take many forms and this program introduces us to one of Australia's lesser known international champions. He's twenty-two year old Dylan Parker and ...

Sporting excellence can take many forms and this program introduces us to one of Australia's lesser known international champions. He's twenty-two year old Dylan Parker and he reveals how his love of his sport inspired him to soar through a terrifying medical crisis.

Best Of Australian Story
28:37

Best Of Australian Story: Unfinished Business

ABC February 5, 2010

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
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Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder. It was a big promise and for years Ian was haunted by the fact ...

Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder. It was a big promise and for years Ian was haunted by the fact that he hadn't delivered. His commitment was partly motivated by his own early years as a homeless child in the camps around Alice Springs. Despite the toughest of starts in life, Ian Conway went to school and even became a prefect. Many years later, after carving a station out of of the bush in Central Australia and creating a successful tourist enterprise, he finally turned his mind to the 'unfinished business' of his promise to his friend.

China's Capitalist Revolution
43:26

China's Capitalist Revolution: Ep 2 Of 2

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 7, 2010

Civics and citizenship

History

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
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Twenty years on from the massacre at Tiananmen Square this series attempts to answer why capitalism contributed heavily to the tragic events of that day, revealing an ...

Twenty years on from the massacre at Tiananmen Square this series attempts to answer why capitalism contributed heavily to the tragic events of that day, revealing an interpretation of the motives of the demonstrators that may well overturn the conventional view in the West.

My Survival As An Aboriginal
49:13

My Survival As An Aboriginal

NITV February 26, 2010

Indigenous Australians

History

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Media arts

9-10
11-12
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My Survival as an Aboriginal delves beneath surface appearances to reveal a strong resistance to assimilation and loss of identity, as the late Essie Coffey, a Muruwarri ...

My Survival as an Aboriginal delves beneath surface appearances to reveal a strong resistance to assimilation and loss of identity, as the late Essie Coffey, a Muruwarri woman, takes us into the Aboriginal struggle for survival.