How Did The Dreamworld Accident Happen?
As investigations continue into the tragic accident at Dreamworld that killed four people, friends of the victims and members of the public have paid emotional tributes.
Dancing About The Weather
Appalled by the amount of pollution she saw on a trip to China, dancer Kristina Chan decided to represent what she saw the only way she knew how - through dance. Her work 'A Faint Existence' will be performed at Sydney's Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art.
Police Interview George Pell In Rome Over Child Abuse Allegations
7.30 reporter Louise Milligan gives an update on today's news the Victorian Police flew to Rome to interview Cardinal George Pell over child sex abuse allegations.
Marise Payne On The Battle Against Islamic State In Iraq And Syria
Defence Minister Marise Payne is in Paris for a meeting of defence ministers on the battle against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. She joins 7.30 to discuss the developments.
Illegal Migrant Workers Used By Farms Supplying Coles And Woolworths
An undercover investigation has exposed the exploitation of illegal migrant workers on farms supplying Coles and Woolworths.
Rising Number Of Children Suffer Serious Knee Injuries Playing Sport
Children's sports getting faster and more professional are among the reasons being suggested for a rise in the number of young people needing knee reconstructions.
Labor Wants To Put 'Australians First' In Jobs
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has proposed making it harder for foreign workers to perform Australian jobs.
Stories include: 'How losing an arm started a saxophone player on an incredible journey', 'Arthur Sinodinos talks up the government's changes to superannuation', 'Mortgage insurance: protecting the banks not the borrowers', 'The government has backed down over is proposed superannuation changes'
HOW LOSING AN ARM STARTED A SAXOPHONE PLAYER ON AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
When musician Neill Duncan lost his arm due to cancer, he thought he'd never play saxophone again. Instead he's now played at the famous Abbey Road Studios and been part of a global internet video hit.
ARTHUR SINODINOS TALKS UP THE GOVERNMENT'S CHANGES TO SUPERANNUATION
Cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos praises the party room after the government announces changes to its contentious super policy.
MORTGAGE INSURANCE: PROTECTING THE BANKS NOT THE BORROWERS
Compulsory mortgage insurance for borrowers who don't have a 20 per cent deposit is forcing first home buyers to pay for insurance policies that don't even protect them.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS BACKED DOWN OVER IS PROPOSED SUPERANNUATION CHANGES
The Turnbull government has finally buckled on its much debated superannuation policy after months of criticism from both inside and outside the government that it was unfair and retrospective.
Stories include, 'Fifteen-year-old gunman radicalised by small group of men, police suggest', 'Engagement the key to answering radicalisation of youth, says Lakemba MP Jihad Dib', 'Is the hearing aid industry taking patients for a ride?' and 'What the NRL legend said to the man who presented him with a grand final winning chance'.
Moonshine Deaths Shock Town
The community of Collarenebri has been in shock since three of its Indigenous members died after drinking poisonous moonshine last year.
NBN Creating Digital Divide In Some Areas
NBN customer David Sneddon sometimes has to go to extreme lengths to get an internet connection at his home on the NSW central coast.
Costello Says Parliament's Time Was Wasted On Backpacker Tax
Former treasurer Peter Costello joins 7.30 to discuss China, One Nation and the Backpacker Tax.
Bank Staff Paid Bonuses To Hard-sell Products To Customers
Bank staff break their silence about what they say is an aggressive sales culture that rewards bad behaviour.
Murcutt Wonders What Happened To Australian Home Design
Our most decorated architect Glenn Murcutt on his career, the state of modern Australian homes and his latest project, a mosque.
Mother's Search For Answers Over Son's Treatment In Don Dale
Aaron Hyde says he was stripped naked and forced to spend long periods in isolation in the Northern Territory's Don Dale youth detention centre when he was just a teenager.
Desperate Civilians Try To Escape Eastern Aleppo
Eastern Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard due to the bombardment by Russian and Syrian forces, according to UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien.
Saikal Discusses The Situation In Aleppo
Professor Amin Saikal, director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University, joins Hayden Cooper to discuss the situation in Aleppo, Syria.
Sex Education In The Digital World
A Melbourne theatre company is working with teenagers to develop a play that explores how young people learn about sex in the 21st century.
The story, 'A mother's heartache', details the horrifying ordeal of mother Rachelle D'Argent after her estranged partner, Ramazan Acar killed their daughter Yazmina. The story, 'Fighting back', meets a group of returned diggers who aren't going to let their broken bodies stop them from representing their country once again - this time at the Paralympic games. The story, 'Everyday superheroes', speaks to real life superheroes patrolling the streets of America.
The story, 'Full house', meets Richard a hoarder - an obsession that's shared by millions around the world. The story, 'Baby Jack', talks with swimmer Brooke Hanson and her husband, Jared, about their very private loss. The story, 'The diva', features an interview with Jennifer Lopez as she embarks on a six-month world tour. The story, 'Update: Turia Pitt', catch up with Turia Pitt and her boyfriend Michael at the end of a week that's seen amazing highs and lows for them.
The story, 'Inconceivable', tells what happened to Carolyn Savage and husband Sean when a fertility clinic implanted the wrong embryos. The story, 'Jen's fairytale', features an interview with Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall about their wedding and lives so far. The story, 'Gaddafi's last stand', investigates the situation in Libya where Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is desperately clinging to power.
The story, 'Wedding of the century', discusses the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The story, 'Lord of the web', features an interview with Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. The story, 'A deadly secret', investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the two girlfriends of NSW farmer Robert Geeves.
The chaos in Greece and what it means for the rest of the world. Greece is in trouble. After living beyond its means for years, Greece's sovereign debt is equal to 150 per cent its annual output. On top of that is a lurching political situation, talk of leaving the eurozone, a youth jobless rate of 40 per cent, and a slashing of wages, pensions and hospital budgets. Little wonder the rest of the world is nervous.
The story, 'A stolen life', tells the horrifying ordeal of Jaycee Lee Dugard. The story, 'Little miracles', details how lives are been saved by life-saving operations on babies, called in-utero surgery while they're still inside their mother's womb. The story, 'Bad news', investigates the controversy surrounding Rupert Murdoch and the Sunday paper, News Of The World.
The story, 'Wasted!', looks into binge drinking amongst young women. The story, 'The retail revolution', investigates the growing trend of internet shopping and the impact it's having on traditional retailers. The story, 'Party politics', details Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi's indiscretions.
Stories include, 'Troy Newman - the American anti-abortion campaigner facing deportation from Australia', 'Drug mule accused Australians get Hong Kong bail as lawyers raise questions of AFP', 'Summit aims at consensus for economic reform but can business, unions and NGOs agree?' and 'Ice addict fraudster cleans up and devotes his life to helping others'.
Stories include, 'Soviet agents compromised Australian security in Cold War years, says former spy', 'Close friends try to make sense of schoolgirl Masa's shocking murder', 'Environmentalists 'declaring war against economic development', claims Industry Minister' and 'James Hird - Essendon's golden boy leaves AFL but how did it come to this?'.
Stories include, 'Government enters summer break working on a less "ragged" new year', '"We've fundamentally honoured core commitments" says Tony Abbott' and 'Can the Government's inquiry deliver banking sector change?'
Stories include, 'Astonishing Nepal earthquake videos reveal destruction as Australians wait for news of missing', 'Looking for Nepal earthquake survivors "optimistic"', 'Morbid countdown begins for Bali Nine duo on Indonesia's death row', 'Bali 9 duo's execution called into question by corruption claims' and 'Sacked for tweeting - is publicly questioning the Anzac legend off limits?'.
Leigh Sales hosts the Budget Opposition Reply special with coverage and updates from political editor Chris Uhlmann in Canberra.
Stories include, 'The Opposition leader's budget reply in summary', 'Economist and former Opposition leader gives budget reply view', 'Horror stories force medical board shake up', 'When can mushrooms get you life imprisonment?' and 'Gymnast crashes through to Winter Olympics hope'.
Stories include, 'Stem cell therapy rogue operators charging thousands for useless or dangerous treatment', '"Battle for hearts and minds" vital in countering Islamic State says expert', 'Prime Minister launches "Operation Budget Repair"' and 'Fears held over Ebola's spread in worst-ever outbreak'.
Stories include, 'How did an Australian granddad get conned into smuggling drugs before dying in custody?', 'Royal Commission hears questions over payments to a union when Bill Shorten was boss', 'Moral imperative to address climate change, says UN Chief', 'Hundreds of Australian women falling victims of 'revenge porn' website raises legal questions'.
Stories include, 'The life of the drug addict turned Western jihadi poster boy', 'NSW corruption scandal moves closer to federal Liberal Party', 'Sexual assault victim demands inquiry into dropped rape case' and 'Fears held for death of a Tasmanian town'.
Stories include, 'Network of Australian Islamic State members unravels amid counter-terrorism raids', 'Police hope for more arrests in Australian counter-terrorism operations', 'Scotland's historic referendum sees voting begin on independence' and 'Scottish independence referendum - "No one knows how this will work out"'.
Stories include, 'The spectacular wedding that put a spotlight on multi-million dollar developments', 'Focus is on cutting spending, new Treasurer Scott Morrison flags' and 'This is the kidney-swapping that's revolutionising organ donations'.
Stories include, 'The lure of Australian rural land for Chinese investors', 'Is the retirement village dream turning into a nightmare?', 'Joe Hockey doesn't believe in the policy to scrap the bank deposit tax, says Chris Bowen' and 'This is the end my journey has now finished with the breast cancer.'
Stories include, 'PM's authority tested by same-sex marriage debate', 'Government puts Australia 'in rank of comparable nations' says Greg Hunt', 'The world's oldest drug mule and the million dollar bag of soap' and 'Bill Bryson's Walk in the Woods with Robert Redford and a surprising love affair'.
Stories include, 'Liberal Party calls in police on one of its own over missing millions', 'Cosmetic surgery under investigation with some doctors putting patients at risk', 'GST increase could go to the next election, hints Joe Hockey' and 'Meet the health crusader saving lives with cheap drugs'.
Stories include, 'Early election, national security and Q and A dominate last day of parliament before winter break', 'Q and A had 'an extraordinary sequence of events' that need explaining, says Malcolm Turnbull', 'Drug business booming on dark web despite Silk Road arrest' and ''Us and them' mentality emerging between big and small arts companies after Government's budget'.
Stories include, 'This is the man believed to be behind new wave of jihad aimed at Australia', 'Intelligence deal with Iran "in our interest" argues Julie Bishop', '"Spectacular" results offer new hope for sufferers of one of Australia's most deadly cancers' and 'Bananas face greatest ever threat in Australia.
Stories include, 'Sydney siege inquest builds picture of Man Haron Monis' bizarre, delusional world', 'Budget policies hit the poorest the hardest suggests new modelling', 'Citizenship a privilege not a right says new Minister Assisting PM on Counter Terrorism' and 'Tim Rogers reveals struggle with panic attacks and discusses The Rules of Attraction'.
Stories include, 'Sydney siege gunman's motives unclear as drama locks down city centre', 'Sydney siege: surreal scene of city in lockdown', 'Sydney siege: hostage taker "responding to call from Islamic State"' and 'MYEFO: $10 billion deficit blow-out but surplus on it's way says Government'.
Stories include, 'Bled dry - the fate of greyhound racing's wastage', 'Nationals MP launches broadside on proposed Graincorp sale', 'Erin Brockovich backs latest fight against refinery' and 'Troubled background of Dublin's mystery Australian girl unravels'.
Stories include, 'State education ministers ramp up anti-Abbott Government rhetoric', 'Education Minister wants debate to move from funding to quality', 'Should Qantas be open to foreign ownership?' and 'Aung San Suu Kyi calls for genuine democracy'.
Stories include, 'Oklahoma resident shares view inside tornado', 'Retrenched workers feel ripped off by government fund', 'Regional patients wait months for fly-in fly-out help' and 'Baz Luhrmann on retirement's temptations and creativity's risks'.
Stories include, 'PM faces crucial test in final pre-election parliament', 'Family loophole lets contractors back in native forests', 'Cancer patients battle for access to breakthrough drugs' and 'South Africa braces for post-Mandela world'.
RESIDENTS RETURN TO SEE PERTH BUSHFIRE DEVASTATION
Residents in the Perth Hills were finally allowed to return to the fire zone today to see what's left of their homes. Families from some of the 52 houses destroyed in the blaze were given a brief opportunity to see the devastation first hand.
SCOTT MORRISON DESCRIBES SECRECY WITH A PURPOSE IN ASYLUM POLICY
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says secrecy around asylum policy operations is to protect the operations and those involved.
EGYPTIANS TAKE TO POLLS OVER NEW CONSTITUTION
Egyptians have begun voting tonight in the first major poll since the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammad Morsi last July. The referendum on the new constitution is considered a test of legitimacy for the interim military-backed government, and it comes at a time when the military's reasserting its control over Egyptian life.
IT'S FUNNY BUT NOT FUNNY - MARTIN SCORSESE ON THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Martin Scorsese says the recent financial crisis made it the right time for a film about power, corruption, and the need to be aware of other people, all made with humour, as he discusses The Wolf of Wall Street and how he'd like to change film-making.
Stories include, 'Why are mentally-ill children tied up and tormented?', 'Are child-care sector salaries dropping? Leigh Sales asks Minister Ley', 'Yet another forestry fight to engulf Apple Isle?' and 'Pole dancing Doc is medical minx'.
Stories include, 'Controversy surrounds future of Melbourne Grand Prix', 'Malaysia Airlines investigation takes new turn', 'Tensions between Ukraine and Russia come to a head' and 'Meet the people pushing their bodies to artistic extremes'.
Iraq's religious extremists want to put an end to the 'sinful' arts of music and dance and it's young ballerinas like Leezan Salam who are in the firing line; India has high illiteracy, but a simple idea of showing Bollywood movies with subtitles is having a remarkable effect on reading skills; Meet rising K-Pop star Hanbyul and his band Ledapple... how did a boy from Brisbane make it big in South Korea's music industry?
Stories include: 'Should anti-libidinal drugs be used to treat sex offenders?', 'Major trade deal presses need for rebuilding Australia-China relationship', ' Clive Palmer won't support mining tax repeal and parental leave' and ' The human tragedy of the home insulation scheme'.
Stories include, 'Promoting people power or gaming the system? Meet the preference whisperer', 'Climate change effects already widespread and consequential says IPCC co-chair' and 'Minister for Disabilities commits to full delivery of NDIS'.
Stories include, 'Mike Baird elected NSW Premier after Barry O'Farrell resigns', 'Sarah Ferguson interviews new NSW Premier Mike Baird', 'Abuse retreat: Is it really helping?' and 'Search continues for missing passengers from South Korean ferry'.
Stories include, 'Former Australian cricket captain says no country clear of match-fixing taint', 'Match-fixing in India "no surprise" says former cricket chief', 'Student protests press Government to defend education policy' and 'Jumps racing deaths raise questions about sport'.
Stories include, 'Socceroos drawn in to world football match-fixing claims', 'Two former NSW detectives linked to university student's murder', 'Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says context of Manus riot important' and 'Families demand answers in the middle of Thailand's coup'.
Stories include, 'The dot points of Joe Hockey's Budget 2014', 'Budget 2014 represents "genuinely solid start"', 'Joe Hockey says budget will "deliver on promises in full"', 'Business Council welcomes budget's start while Social Services describe 'divisive' decisions' and 'Opposition focuses on Medicare, pensions, and petrol in Budget 2014'.
Widow Of Murdered Cambodian Political Commentator Hopes To Find Safety In Australia
The widow of Kem Ley, a Cambodian political commentator murdered last year, hopes to find safety in Australia.
Bill Shorten In Bind Over Adani Coal Mine
Opposition leader Bill Shorten is in a bind over Adani's Carmichael coal mine - sandwiched between Labor supporters who despise the project on environmental grounds and those in the party and union movement who are calling for the project to be backed.
Gene Gibson Free After Court Finds He Was Wrongly Jailed For Manslaughter
Gene Gibson, an illiterate Aboriginal man, has walked free today after a court found he was wrongly jailed for manslaughter. He had been serving a seven-year sentence over the death of Josh Warneke in Broome.
Calls To Crack Down On Pre-insolvency Advisers
There is increasing concern among liquidators about the rise of so-called pre-insolvency advisers. Some rogue advisers help troubled businesses strip their assets and prey on vulnerable company directors, who are prepared to do anything to avoid financial ruin.
Banks Warn New Levy Will Be Passed On To Customers
Banks are warning that the cost of a new levy announced in last night's budget will be passed on to shareholders and customers.
Richard Painter On The Sacking Of FBI Director James Comey
Donald Trump's sacking of FBI director James Comey is an "abuse of power" that will "result in a crisis with Congress", the chief White House ethics lawyer during the George W Bush administration, Richard Painter, tells 7.30.
Performing In China's First Ever Burlesque Club
Jenevieve Chang grew up in a strict suburban Chinese-Australian family, working hard and excelling at school. Just a few years later she was performing in China's first ever burlesque club. The dancer has just released a memoir called The Good Girl of Chinatown.
Will The Budget's Housing Affordability Measures Work?
Last night treasurer Scott Morrison announced various measures he claims will put downward pressure on house prices. But will the plan work?
With guest Frank Woodley, plus guest hosts Gorgi, Meshel & Lehmo and stories on the NSW shark blitz, Kyrgios' controversy, how Tetris fights cravings, Jacinda from The Bachelor and Australia's most eccentric mayor on a motorbike mission
With guests Danny Green and the cast of The Vacation, and guest hosts Tommy Little and Gretel Killeen, and stories on Kathy Jackson, mean local councils, childcare workers, and are these the worst renters ever?
Stories include, 'Coalition promises company tax cut', 'High court throws out mining tax challenge', 'The most marginal seat in the country', 'Bishop explains Coalition policies', 'Iran ready to negotiate on nukes', 'Hird sees interim ASADA report' and 'Experts examine authenticity of Turner'.
Stories include, 'New deal with Japan', 'Israel responds to rocket attacks', 'Government to give notice before hand back', 'Rosie Fulton arrested for assaulting police, 'First soldier to be recognised, 'Air strikes in Gaza', 'Too close to call Indonesian election' and 'Australia is going backwards on climate change'.
With guests Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, plus guest hosts Gorgi Coghlan, Lehmo and Dr Bridie O'Donnell, and stories on annual leave rules, albinism awareness, neighbourhood solar power, people smugglers and waking up grumpy.
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From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims. See how the community fasts from dawn and dines together come sunset with Behind the News and Compass. (ACHASSK065,VCHHK077)