Panellists include: David Kilcullen - Military Strategist and Author, Tanya Plibersek - Deputy Opposition Leader, Michael Keenan - Minister for Justice, Eldad Beck - Journalist and Raihan Ismail - Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU.
How do you negotiate sex with a serious disability? Imagine: you've been married to your partner for 25 years. You live with them, love them, are sexually attracted to them, but physical intimacy? Almost impossible. This week, Insight is looking at two issues that are definitely not mutually exclusive: sex and disability.
Stories include, 'Parliament sits for the last time before the expected federal election', 'The mother of a young jihadi urges families to take a stand against terrorism', 'Bill Shorten explains the opposition's response to the federal budget' and 'Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden start their Australian tour'.
PARLIAMENT SITS FOR THE LAST TIME BEFORE THE EXPECTED FEDERAL ELECTION
Bill Shorten delivers his Budget reply speech as parliament wraps up before the election campaign.
THE MOTHER OF A YOUNG JIHADI URGES FAMILIES TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST TERRORISM
BILL SHORTEN EXPLAINS THE OPPOSITION'S RESPONSE TO THE FEDERAL BUDGET
HEAVY METAL LEGENDS IRON MAIDEN START THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR
7.30 talks to Iron Maiden as they touch down in Brisbane to start the Australian leg of their Book of Souls world tour.
Khaled Sharrouf; is he a jihadist or simply a criminal? He shocked the world by tweeting pictures of himself and his child holding the severed heads of people executed by Islamic State (IS). Khaled Sharrouf casts himself as a religious warrior fighting to create a caliphate in the Middle East. But a close look at his life tells a more complex story of a young man with a history of drug taking, mental illness and violence. Overall one question recurs: is he a religious zealot or a criminal thug who used his muscle in the building industry?
Panellists include: Bob Carr - Former Foreign Minister, Michael Fullilove - Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Alison Broinowski - Former Australian Diplomat, Elaine Pearson - Australia Director at Human Rights Watch and Sow Keat Tok - Deputy Director, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne.
The story, 'Mates', details the friendship of champion surfer Mick Fanning and Barney. As a youngster, Barney dreamt of being a professional surfer until he was severely injured in a car crash when he was twenty. The story, 'Terror in Brussels', as the people of Belgium mourn their dead after another senseless terrorist attack, many people are now asking how such hatred could come from within its own borders. The story, 'Dirty secrets', looks into the extent of the intrigue and corruption in the Malaysian government. The story, 'War criminal', as European nations and other countries, including Australia, battle Islamic extremism, the endgame in another brutal conflict - the Bosnian war of the 1990s - is being played out in the Netherlands.
It's thought a single, fluffy pillow killed a Hamas operative in Dubai. But it took 27 secret agents with pilfered passports and a bag of disguises to administer it. We investigate the incredible case of overkill and over-exposure that's astonished even the most hard-boiled of spies.
If you've travelled in Europe you will know the dangers of the Roma, or Gypsy, children who stake out the major tourist centres and swarm around visitors aiming to stealing their money, credit cards and other valuables. Now Producer Liviu Tipurita, using hidden cameras and some remarkable detective skills, shows how these children operate. Far from acting alone he reveals how many of them are involved in a system of organised crime that stretches right across the continent, a system the police say they cannot stop.
Noel Pearson discusses his hopes for an reconciled Australian republic. Controversial climate change sceptic Lord Monckton on why he believes the science is wrong, music legend John Cale remembers working with the Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop and Brian Eno, and US writer Jonathan Safran Foer explains why he no longer eats animals. The extended mix features the Sydney Festival's keynote talks event: "Hope 2010: Crisis, Catharsis and Renewal".
When it comes to stem cells, mainstream scientists in the UK and America tell us their potential is both exciting and unlimited. But, they hasten to add, treatments for most illnesses are still years away and more research needs to happen.
THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE POPULATION BOOM
Looks at the impact of the population boom on Australia's social cohesion as our cultural mix changes.
RUDD ON A BIG AUSTRALIA
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks with Kerry O'Brien live.
A revealing profile of the man who wants to be the next Prime Minister of Australia. He likes to ride his bike, he's not frightened to bare his body for the cameras, but what is Tony Abbott really like? And what sort of national leader would he make? Reporter Liz Jackson talks to the people who knew him at school, at university and key Liberal powerbrokers who championed him in his rise to power.
World renowned climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer outlines the evidence for global warming. Writer Helen Garner talks about exploring the dark side of human nature, while American philosopher Sam Harris defends his atheism. Oscar-winning designer and Mrs. Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin discusses her fascination with all things French at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Big Ideas for Australia Panel 1 - Developing Australia's North: special tax zone, new dams, public servant and foreign aid relocation, are just some of the proposals discussed by this panel to help bolster the north - our new 'food bowl'. Meritorious ideas or outdated notions?
The story, 'Return to Eden', details the work of Scott Pelley, a tree-hugging engineer bringing the desert marshes back to life near Iraq's two mighty rivers. The story, 'The baby makers', explains Jill Hawkins and Carole Horlock's decision to become surrogate mothers. The story, 'The last muster', looks at the plan to control brumby numbers.
ASYLUM SEEKER DEBATE REIGNITES
Indonesian officials say the 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers are refusing to disembark and they will not be involved in forcibly removing them.
STEPHEN SMITH JOINS THE 7.30 REPORT
Interview with Foreign Minister Stephen Smith on the asylum seeker situation.
THERESE REIN - PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR THE DISABLED
Therese Rein has made it a key priority to support Australia's disabled citizens; and this week agreed to visit Sydney radio 2RPH, part of a volunteer-based national radio network for the blind and visually impaired, to put their efforts in the spotlight.
Dateline gets rare access to see what life is really like in Libya after Gaddafi, as heavily armed rebels remain largely in control of a country in chaos; Fairtrade products are increasingly popular with shoppers, so Dateline traces the producers to ask if they're getting a fair deal and: women are kidnapped off the street in Kyrgyzstan and forced to marry, but why is it seen as an acceptable ancient tradition?
The third presidential debate will see President Barack Obama of Illinois and former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts lock horns on issues relating to foreign policy during the final debate in the series, from Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida.
Panellists include: Shashi Tharoor - Diplomat, author and Minister for HR Development, Pallavi Sharda - Australian-born Bollywood star, Swapan Dasgupta - Senior Indian journalist and political commentator, Shoma Chaudhury - Managing Editor of news magazine Tehelka and Karan Thapar - Award winning TV journalist and host of Devil's Advocate.
Australians like to think their sports stars play fair but now it's alleged there's widespread drug taking and links with organised crime. Next on Four Corners reporter Geoff Thompson reveals what's really going on behind the scenes in professional sport.
In Japan, robots are used for companionship, household tasks, sex. But can they be the remedy for something deeper and more human: loneliness? At what point does a robot become a human? In his laboratory in Osaka, Japan, one man is trying to redefine what we consider human, and blur the lines separating us from machines.
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory has spent decades developing and refining various forms of humanoid robots. In essence, these are machines that ostensibly resemble and act like humans. Hiroshi believes robots will become normalised in the near future, both in the workforce and at home.
But one question yet to be fully answered is, can robots not just act human, but be human? Can they provide genuine affection, love, companionship and understanding?
Panellists: Lindy West, writer and performer; Mei Fong, journalist and writer; Thordis Elva, writer, journalist and public speaker; Faustina Agolley, TV host and producer; and Josephine Cashman, Indigenous lawyer and businesswoman.
What does it take to break new ground? It only takes one person to change the game for everyone else, but what does it take for them? This week, Insight talks to IVF pioneer Professor Alan Trounson; Deborah Lawrie, Australia's first female commercial pilot; mechanic Bianca Timbers; Ian Roberts, the first and only NRL player to have come out; biomechemist Bruce Mason, who helped develop the high-tech Speedo LZR swimsuit; and biomedical engineer, inventor and futurist Dr Jordan Nguyen. We learn for those who went against the grain, challenged the status quo, and changed the game. What makes someone a nonconformist? How does it feel to do things that others say can't be done? And what are the repercussions?
Blondie Suspect Success At Molly Meldrum's Hands Was No Accident
In 1977 an apparent accident by Molly Meldrum on Countdown gave Blondie its first hit single anywhere in the world.
Negotiations Continue Over Government's Company Tax Plan
Negotiations are continuing with the crossbench to see just how much of the federal government's ambitious $50 billion company tax plan will succeed in passing the Senate.
Scott Morrison On His Company Tax Plan
Treasurer Scott Morrison joins 7.30 to discuss his company tax plan and whether he thinks it will get through the Senate.
Woman Gets 3D-printed Jawbone Implant
Surgeons have successfully implanted a 3D-printed jaw device into a Victorian woman's mouth.
A week is a long time in politics and as counting continues the 45th Parliament takes shape. Guest host Fran Kelly leads a panel of commentators in discussion as a re-elected Malcolm Turnbull gets back to work. #Insiders.
Panellists: Niki Savva, journalist and author; Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist and cosmologist; Mikhail Zygar, Russian journalist and writer; Mona Chalabi, data editor of The Guardian US; and Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout.
The Leaders: Sarah Ferguson interviews Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten
Gold Walkley and Logie Award-winning reporter Sarah Ferguson interviews the two men vying to lead Australia.
In this special episode of Four Corners, with the election only days away, Sarah Ferguson sits down to talk with Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten as they make their final pitches to the voters.
What will she ask?
Panellists include: John Haldane, Visiting Professor and Catholic intellectual; Julie McCrossin, Church elder and journalist; Ray Minniecon, Indigenous Anglican Pastor; Rev. Tiffany Sparks, Anglican Priest and representative for A Progressive Christian Voice; and Lyle Shelton, Managing Director, Australian Christian Lobby.
That Old Question
There are currently more than two million Australians aged 70 years and over. What are the care and housing options available to us in our later years? How do we decide what is right for our ageing families, and what do older Australians want in their later stages of life? Insight brings together multiple generations to highlight how they're tackling the issue of aged care, and how they're making it work.
Making sense of a rapidly changing world, Stan Grant presents this show, speaking to smart people about big ideas to uncover what they know, not what they think. Because knowledge matters more than opinions.
Panellists: Bridget McKenzie, National Party Senator for Victoria; Doug Cameron, Shadow Minister for Human Services; Larissa Waters, Queensland Greens Senator; Rowan Dean, Editor, Spectator Australia; and Dai Le, Founder, Diverse Australasian Women's Network.
Stories include: 'Corruption and widespread rorting 'undermining Australia's immigration programs'', 'Brexit aftermath', 'Election 2016: The final week begins', 'Interview: Chris Bowen'
CORRUPTION AND WIDESPREAD RORTING 'UNDERMINING AUSTRALIA'S IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS'
Australian immigration officials have been referred for investigation over more than 100 cases of alleged corrupt activity in Australia's skilled and student visa program.
Both major political parties in Britain have erupted into chaos since the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.
ELECTION 2016: THE FINAL WEEK BEGINS
It's the final countdown to voting day.
INTERVIEW: CHRIS BOWEN
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen discusses election costings.
Panellists: Germaine Greer, feminist icon and provocateur; Chido Govera, Zimbabwean activist and social entrepreneur; Alex Hawke, assistant minister for immigration and border protection; Tony Burke, manager of Opposition business; and Derryn Hinch, senator for Victoria.
Panellists: Shen Narayanasamy, No Business in Abuse and #LetThemStay campaigns; Jim Molan, co-author of Operation Sovereign Borders; Jane McAdam, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW; Huy Truong, refugee and entrepreneur; and Father Frank Brennan, Jesuit priest and professor of law.
The story, 'In the balance', reports on the extraordinary deadlock of the 2010 Federal election. The story, 'The bionic vet', talks to talented and flamboyant vet Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, who has pioneered bionic limbs for animals. The story, 'Swept away', examines how twenty million people have been affected by the floodwaters in Pakistan and aid is slowly arriving. The story, 'Heading for trouble', investigates the consequences of playing footy on the brain.
The story, 'A Matter of Justice', deals with the official pardon been petitioned for Lieutenants Harry Breaker Morant and his army mate Peter Handcock. The story, 'Beyond redemption', asks whether schoolboy killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables should have been let out in the first place?. The story, 'To infinity and beyond', tours through Pixar Studios and examines the popularity of Buzz and Woody worldwide.
Almost 6 months after the hundreds of thousands of people flooded into Tahrir Sqaure Cairo and sparked a revolution that forced Hosni Mubarak to step down, much has changed in Egypt but are people's aspirations being met and crucially who now holds power?
HUGO WEAVING RETURNS WITH NEW BLOCKBUSTER
Interview with Hugo Weaving, who is currently promoting his latest blockbuster -a remake of the 1941 horror classic, "The Wolfman".
SUSTAINABLE LIVING A MUST FOR THE FUTURE
Australia's population is set to grow by 60 percent to 35 million by 2050. The 7.30 Report's population debate series looks at how the world's driest populated continent would cope with those numbers.
TRAGIC DEATH HIGHLIGHTS MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry has put mental health issues back in the spotlight.
It's a telling statistic that seven out of ten Australians die what might be called an "expected death". In many cases doctors can tell patients roughly how long they have to live. In reality, only a few take advantage of those warnings. Instead they prefer to believe that somehow modern medicine will save them. Now a small group of doctors and nurses are warning that our obsession with curing illness is leaving patients poorly cared for and unprepared for death.
Australia has apparently got through the global financial crisis remarkably unscathed compared to the rest of the world - for now. In large part, that's for reasons that have less to do with economic management than the bounties of nature. Australia is China's quarry, and as that nation industrialises at a cracking pace, our raw materials have ensured the money and the good times keep on flowing. But what happens if China sneezes? Australia will catch more than a cold.
Both legs blown away by a mine, he sat on a chair outside his family's house and watched the world go by. This was his hopeless lot for five long, bleak years until a life altering chain of events. He now walks tall, is second-in-charge of the clinic that helped him and feels like he is standing on the sky. Out of strife, a story to ignite the human spirit.
This story documents the intersecting lives of three men as they struggle to survive on the backstreets of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro is home to nearly 12 million people. Over 2 million of them live in favelas or shanty towns. Those suburbs are, for the most part, controlled by gangs and their bosses who make their living by kidnapping, theft and selling drugs. Some describe these gangs as parallel authorities to the established government. They are in constant conflict with the police. Few people get inside these communities but film director Jon Blair has been given access to tell the story of three men, one of whom will not survive.
The story of three young girls living in modern day South Africa. Each of them has been raped, each lives in fear. Meanwhile, the authorities do little to protect them or punish their attackers. South Africa has the highest incidence of rape in the world, and almost half the victims are children. On average, a child is raped every three minutes and yet there is apparently no concerted effort to stop this epidemic.
The harrowing story of the therapist whose work led some patients to believe they'd committed or been the victim of shocking sexual crimes. One patient shocked her family with the accusations, one told the police, while yet another was driven to madness.
The battle between the mining companies and the Federal Government over the new resource super profits tax. For more than five decades, Australians have argued over how to best take advantage of the country's abundant natural resources. Now, reporter Sarah Ferguson takes a close look at the bitter public battle currently being fought between the Federal Government and the country's powerful mining industry.
The story, 'Seeing red', investigates the political unrest in Thailand. The story, 'The love lab', details how scientists in America are cracking the love code, by tracking the chemicals in our brain when we fall in love. The story, 'Veil of suspicion', examines the wearing of the hijab and the head-to-toe burka by Muslims in various countries.
It's perched on a perilous fault-line but California can't blame the San Andreas for this big black bottomless pit. It's a frightening financial hole engulfing the most populous state in the USA and there seems no way to fill it. Time to think outside the square. Or, just out of it. Let's call it Califloracation. Or supplier-side economics. Groaning under the crushing weight of a multi-billion dollar deficit, California is dreaming up novel ways of paying its bills. And like a slacker's cry in a Judd Apatow stoner film or a punch line in Cheech and Chong sketch - a bright idea: What about drugs!
The story, 'Return of the Wog Boys', features an interview with Nick Giannopolous and Vince Colosimo on their new film 'The Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2'. The story, 'Taking the plunge', details what's been happening at Haridwar in Northern India. Millions of people have descended on the city to cleanse their souls. The story, 'The Virus Hunters', investigates ground zero in Africa, where frontline scientists are scouring the jungles tracking down the next big killer.
While today his long reign is tottering and blood is being shed, this documentary examines how the West has been dealing with Muammar Gaddafi in a world of realpolitik, petrol and terrorism. It questions how the man who was public enemy number one during the '80s, one of the main promoters of international terrorism, become 'respectable', if only for a while. It also asks how one of the world's most brutal dictators, a pariah, placed under embargo by the UN in 1992 after bomb attacks on UTA's and Lockerbie's DC10, came back to rub shoulders with European and American heads of state and leaders in Tripoli, Paris and New York.
The recent revolts against autocratic governments in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt and turmoil elsewhere, suggest that politically nothing can be taken for granted across North Africa and the Middle East. Is the West reacting too slowly to events?
Former members of the Church give a chilling portrait of life inside the organisation. Reporter Quentin McDermott talks to men and women who were members of an elite unit inside the Church in Australia and the United States. They explain why they joined, how they worked tirelessly for Scientology, and how, in some cases, they were pressured, and pressured others, to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Church.
Not far from the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, is the Danish island of Samso, which thinks it has the answers to tackling climate change that everyone else can learn from. India is caught in a vicious circle in the climate change debate... like China and Brazil it's been told it's exempt from agreements to cut emissions because it's developing, but the fact the country is developing means it's coming under closer scrutiny for its pollution. Plus, the Danish Minister for Climate and Energy, Connie Hedegaard, faces a daunting task... she's hosting the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and says failure to reach agreement over the future 'is not an option'.
The inside story of the issue, the people and politics that threaten to tear apart the once powerful Federal Coalition. Reporter Sarah Ferguson goes inside the conservative parties to find out what the party members really think about climate change and why they're so reluctant to back their leader.
THE POPULATION DEBATE
Explores the treasury forecasts, which suggest Australia could face a population explosion of 60 per cent or more over the next four decades.
HIGH RISE LIVING THE WAY OF THE FUTURE
Over the next few decades, more and more Australians will find themselves living in medium or high-density clusters, as rapid population growth impacts on the nation's major growth centres.
LAKE CARGELLIGO RUNS DRY
After years of drought, Lake Cargelligo has run dry, for the first time in more than a century.
TIM ROBBINS JOINS THE 7.30 REPORT
Interview with Actor, director and musician Tim Robbins. He is in Australia to perform at the Sydney Festival as part of a one-off concert called Rogue's Gallery.
The story, 'Baby beauty queens', examines the popularity of baby beauty pageants and the effort required to perform on stage. The story, 'Prime suspect', tells the disappearance of Iveta Mitchell. The story, 'The Trouble with Kevin', features an interview with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd about the issues currently facing his leadership.
TEEN DEATH REIGNITES CYBER BULLYING FEARS
Cyber-bullying continues to be a problem for young people. A Melbourne mother has blamed the suicide death of her daughter on cyberspace.
CHARITIES STRUGGLING IN TOUGH TIMES
Charities are struggling throughout the economic crisis while demand for their services has increased.
FREEMAN FIGHTS TO BREAK CYCLE OF DESPAIR
The Queensland Government will work closely with Olympic champion Cathy Freeman to help break the vicious cycle of despair in Palm Island.
NO KIDDING- PUSH TO CELEBRATE THE GOAT
There are calls to develop a goat museum and recognise the contribution of the goat to Australian history.
The story, 'A mother's heartache', details the horrifying ordeal of mother Rachelle D'Argent after her estranged partner, Ramazan Acar kidnapped their three-year-old daughter Yazmina and killed her. The story, 'The bride business', investigates the booming bride business in Eastern Europe more specifically in the Ukraine and Russia. The story, 'Jane of the jungle', journeys with Jane Goodall to Tanzania where she previously spent more than four decades studying chimpanzees.
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