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.
On this special Q and A from Jakarta panellists will include: Dewi Fortuna Anwar - Senior advisor to Indonesian Vice President Boediono, Tim Lindsey - Director, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, Yuli Ismartono - Deputy Editor in Chief of Tempo magazine, Rafendi Djamin - Human Rights Advocate, Yenny Wahid - Islamic activist and daughter of late former President 'Gus Dur' Wahid and Meidyatama "Dimas" Suryodiningrat - Editor in Chief of The Jakarta Post.
We now have a test for what it means to be truly Australian. The citizenship test was passed in the Senate last week. The Federal Government is biting the bullet by insisting that incoming migrants will have to abandon those values that don't fit with mainstream Australia. Hence, the need to pass the citizenship test before being granted entry. Insight brings together different generations of migrant families, husbands and wives, parents and children who talk very frankly about what it means when cultures collide within families and within the broader Australian community.
Stories include, 'Essendon declares war on the AFL after dossier on the Essendon Football Club released', 'AFL commentator, Gerard Whateley', 'Round two of the leaders forum, this time punters ask the questions', 'Turkey threatens to ban outspoken politicians from the Anzac Commemoration in 2015' and 'London Mayor Boris Johnson to deliver keynote address at the Melbourne Writers Festival'.
Panellists include: Bill Shorten - Minister for Education and Workplace Relations, Kelly O'Dwyer - Liberal Member for Higgins, Tom Watson - British Labour MP, Sally Warhaft - Editor and Author and Nick Cater - Senior editor with The Australian and author The Lucky Culture.
When a stroke happens, the clock starts ticking. Treatments need to be given as soon as possible, in order to avoid lifelong disability or even death. And lots of us are affected. Stroke is second biggest killer and the leading cause of adult disability in Australia. In the background of this race against time, Australian doctors are clashing over one particular clot-busting drug called TPA.
Stories include, 'Reports emerge of ASIO raid on spying claims lawyer', 'Two-fingered salutes and TPVs - the asylum debate heats up', 'High Court reserves decision on same-sex marriage laws', 'Bowls clubs, land deals, and the Gold Coast mayor' and 'Dropped charges raise abortion questions in Victoria'.
Is alcohol ever ok for expectant mothers? This week, three young people open up to a studio audience about what it's like to have Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Two of them can barely read or write. One has trouble speaking. One battles constant feelings of white hot anger. All their mothers drank during pregnancy.
The story, 'His finest hour', meets Sapper Curtis McGrath as he talks about his recovery and details how a landmine blew off his legs. The story, 'Matthew Newton', features an interview with Matthew Newton with some interesting admissions. The story, 'Rock God', speaks with rocker Led Zeppelin. The story, 'Mountain madness', joins Australia's Adrian McRae on his ultimate adventure, to paraglide off the roof of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.
Minority report is real, a Japanese technology company reckons they can predict crime before it happens. Meet the man who wants to completely abandon the war on drugs. Plus why does Australia want to bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.
A murder mystery like no other - two apparently unrelated crimes, 11 years apart. One is a relatively harmless teenage prank. The other a cowardly murder of a Canberra grandmother; Dave Grohl has to be the nicest guy in rock and roll. He's the front man for Foo Fighters - one of the most successful bands in music history. He's also a middle aged suburban dad with three beautiful daughters and; on Tuesday, Australia will again stop everything for the Melbourne Cup as 24 horses and jockeys thunder around Flemington. Of course, winning The Cup is the pinnacle of any racing career. And this year, no jockey wants it more than Tommy Berry.
They were doped and they were duped. Thousands of young East German men, women and children were talent-spotted, scooped into intensive state-run training regimes and administered an array of "vitamins" or "supporting means".
With the Rio Games beset by doping controversy, Sarah Dingle reveals the tragic human cost of one of the biggest drug scandals of them all - East Germany's state-sponsored doping program.
Stories include, 'Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section, aerial survey reveals', 'Tensions over land ownership are at boiling point in South Africa', 'Interview: Author Helen Garner' and 'Asbestos-laden water piping 'needs upgrading at cost of $8 billion''.
Regardless of who wins the Federal election, the major issue facing Australians is the future of work.
There are startling and credible predictions that more than five million Australian jobs will simply disappear in the next 15 years, as a result of technology. That's 40% of the jobs that exist in Australia today.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Answering that question is only going to get harder as many of the jobs our kids will do haven't been invented yet. And if parents believe that steering their kids towards "safe" professions like accountancy will guarantee them a job, they're in for a shock.
Panellists include: Fiona Nash - Assistant Minister for Health, Joel Fitzgibbon - Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Troy Cassar-Daley - Indigenous singer-songwriter, Robyn Clubb - Treasurer and Councillor of Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and Rob Cook - fourth generation cattleman.
Stories include: 'Election 2016: Whose economic plan do you trust?', 'Interview: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull'
ELECTION 2016: WHOSE ECONOMIC PLAN DO YOU TRUST?
The main contest of the 2016 federal election seems to be coming down to one question: whose economic plan do you trust? Both the Coalition and Labor parties have now outlined their respective ten-year plans.
INTERVIEW: PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins 7.30 host Leigh Sales.
Panellists: Craig Laundy, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science; Ed Husic, Opposition innovation spokesman; Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission; Peter Kurti, Research Fellow, Centre for Independent Studies; and Shireen Morris, Constitutional reform research fellow, Cape York Institute.
Panellists include: Brian Greene - Physicist and string theorist, Tamara Davis - Astraophysicist, Alan Finkel - Chief Scientist of Australia, Emma Johnston - Marine ecologist and TV host and Upulie Divisekera - Molecular biologist and science communicator.
Over 100,000 Chinese millionaires have moved to Vancouver, sparking everything from a reality show to a property boom making housing unaffordable. Tuesday’s Dateline asks if the millionaire migrants are a blessing or curse.
$151,000 for a diamond necklace? $140,000 for a piano? $15,000 for a handbag?*
This is everyday life for the Ultra Rich Asian Girls of Vancouver, played out in front of millions on reality TV.
Stories include, 'Secret research by bank regulator reveals fears of recession', 'Queensland's anti-bikie VLAD law to be scrapped, bikies to be given control orders', 'Assistant Treasurer says tax avoidance is illegal' and 'Australian athletics' odd couple are off to the Rio Olympics'.
It's a national problem, estimated to affect more than 600,000 Australians. It influences people's safety and their relationships and can often lead to isolation, depression and homelessness. In this episode of Insight, we examine the pull that possessions exert on all of us.
Q&A broadcasts live from Toowoomba in Queensland, as part of ABC's On the Road initiative. Join Tony Jones and the panel as they put a spotlight on news, events and issues that matter in regional Australia.
In a special edition of 60 MINUTES, Channel Nine, reveals the sordid truth about former NSW Detective Roger Rogerson. A jury found 75-year-old Rogerson guilty of murdering 20-year-old university student Jamie Gao. The murder conviction is proof of what many people have long suspected about Roger Rogerson - that he is evil beyond belief. It's an enormous fall from grace for the highly decorated one-time star of the New South Wales police force. In the 1980s Rogerson was viewed as a potential future police commissioner. But it was all a lie. In reality he was a bad cop, as crooked as they come.
Panellists include: Kate Tempest, Award-winning poet and rapper; Jean-Christophe Rufin, Co-founder, Medecins Sans Frontieres; Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Controversial Somalian feminist and author Heretic; Julian Baggini, Philosopher; and Emma Sky, Former adviser to the US military in Iraq.
Concerns About Management Of Kokoda Track
Some trekking operators on the Kokoda Track say poor management is threatening this landmark's future.
Australian Of The Year Alan Mackay-Sim Explains His Ground-breaking Work
Australian of the Year Alan Mackay-Sim explains his ground-breaking work, which has been described as the scientific equivalent of the moon landing.
Search To Find Missing Part Of Family Tree
Stan Grant finds a missing part of his family tree - a man who connects him directly to the time of first contact, when white met black on the shores of Botany Bay.
Band AB Original On Their Song January 26
Band AB Original want their song "January 26", about changing the date of Australia Day, to make people "uncomfortable".
Panellists include: Noel Pearson - Chairman, Cape York Partnership, James Cromwell - Actor, Amanda Vanstone - Former Liberal Senator, Holly Ransom - Youth Advocate and Co-Chair G20 Youth Summit and Waleed Aly - Host of Radio National Drive, columnist and author.
Dateline looks at the challenges facing the Palestinian football team, which has beaten the odds to qualify for next year's Asian Cup in Australia; from Silicon Valley multi-millionaire to international playboy and Caribbean murder suspect, Dateline replays this look into the eccentric world of John McAfee and; 'Sex Mountain' in Indonesia attracts thousands of Muslim pilgrims, who believe having sex with strangers at this holy site will bring them wealth and good fortune.
Stories include, 'Is this Australia's most dangerous mouthpiece for militant Islam?', 'A "decrease in liberty in order to save it"? Panel discusses national security laws', 'Aboriginal deaths in custody bring focus to disturbing rate of imprisonment' and 'Australia's "most incredible sporting success story of the last 50 years"?'
Do our genes govern who we vote for? As the US holds midterm elections, Dateline heads to the lab to look at the science of voting; 25 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dateline meets three men who played a pivotal role in its history, changing the course of their entire lives and; another chance to see this memorable story about the men dodging trains to drive their makeshift trolley taxis on Manila's railway lines.
Panellists include, Peter Greste - Foreign correspondent for Al Jazeera, Mitch Fifield - Assistant Minister for Social Services, Alannah MacTiernan - Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure and Su McCluskey - CEO of the Regional Australia Institute.
The story, 'Doomed', questions air safety after the Pel-Air disaster. The story, 'Oh, Mr Darcy!', features an interview with actor Colin Firth about his career and life. The story, 'The contender', details Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's life away from politics.
In an Australian exclusive, Dateline will show in full the recent BBC Panorama investigation that has sparked controversy and generated media headlines around the world. While North Korea's 'Supreme Commander' Kim Jong-un has been threatening thermo-nuclear war, BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney spent eight days undercover inside the most rigidly-controlled nation on earth. Plus, with many unanswered questions surrounding the Boston bombings and the Tsarnaev brothers, Dateline gets expert analysis on the story behind the attacks.
Panellists: John Bell, Founding Artistic Director, Bell Shakespeare; Kylie Farmer, Indigenous actor and Shakespeare translator; Germaine Greer, Feminist icon and provocateur; Kate Mulvany, Actor, playwright and screenwriter; and A.C. Grayling, Philosopher.
How is dowry custom evolving in Australia? Dowry practices are alive and well in Australia, not only in sections of the Indian community, but dowry or bride price is widespread amongst the African and Islamic communities too. This week on Insight we examine the future of dowry in Australia and hear the stories of new communities struggling with old traditions.
Doctor Who Killed Her Abusive Husband Speaks Out
Doctor Chamari Liyanage, who went to prison for killing her abusive husband in 2014, tells her story exclusively to 7.30.
Geena Davis Pressuring Hollywood To Get Real About Women
Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis joins 7.30 to discuss how she's fighting for gender equality on film and TV.
Can The Housing Market Be Reined In?
The runaway housing market in parts of the nation is shaping up as a central issue in this year's federal budget. Can anything be done to rein in this rampant growth?
Mark Mcgowan On The WA Election
This weekend voters in WA head to the polls, with Liberal Premier Colin Barnett expected to lose office. WA Labor leader Mark McGowan joins 7.30 to discuss his party's chances.
Brad Tucker On Discovery Of New Solar System
Astrophysicist Brad Tucker, from the Australian National University, joins 7.30 to discuss today's announcement from NASA of the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star.
Islamic Leaders Urge Followers To Vote Greens In WA Election
A group of six Islamic leaders have urged their followers not to vote for the Liberal Party in the upcoming WA election.
Sunday Penalty Rates To Be Cut
The Fair Work Commission today announced that penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays will be cut in the retail and hospitality sectors.
Claim George Brandis Was Involved In Bell Group Matter Earlier Than He Says
Attorney-General George Brandis was personally involved in the Bell Group matter one month earlier than he claims he was, 7.30 has been told.
Four Corners brings you the views of distinguished former members of the US military and senior policy makers who warn that climate change is not only real, it's a threat to global security. They say climate change is impacting on vital resources, migration patterns and conflict zones.
The film analyses the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, and the rise of groups like ISIS and how these experts believe climate change is already acting as a catalyst for conflict. Director Jared P Scott explores how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather and rising sea-levels can act as accelerants of instability. These Pentagon insiders say a failure to tackle climate change, conducting 'business as usual', would lead to profound consequences.
There's a place with 3 percent unemployment, an average house is $300 thousand, there's as much shopping as you need and you can even have water views - if you don't mind a dam. Would you be willing to move there?
With education funding up in the air what ideas can transform a school? Then what will the French election mean for the rest of the world? Plus knowing when it's right to do the wrong thing - a friendship born from tragedy.
In a world awash with bogus news, dubious sources and noisy opinions, Stan Grant brings Australian audiences the essential context they need to separate facts from fiction on the important issues of the day.
The story behind the Federal Government's multi-billion dollar home insulation scheme debacle. Reporter Wendy Carlisle speaks exclusively to bereaved father Kevin Fuller, who tells the story of his attempt to find the truth behind his son's death. Four Corners also hears for the first time from a departmental insider who says warnings were given to, and ignored, by senior bureaucrats.
The story, 'After the gold rush', examines the "poach a coach" campaign launched by the British on Australian Olympic coaches. The story, 'Queen of the cross', features an interview with Kim Hollingsworth, who started out as a Kings Cross prostitute before fulfilling a lifelong ambition to become a police officer. The story, 'The last hurrah', details Powderfinger's decision to quit the music industry.
The story, 'Reckless', details the scandal involving the Bank of Queensland and Storm Financial. The story, 'The front line', details Australian Customs, and the Australian Defence Force efforts to intercept refugees. The story, 'Tracking a killer', looks at why more trekkers are dying on the Kokoda track.
Russia's economic ties with the fast growing economies of Asia, and China in particular, are relatively underdeveloped, so how much should Russia turn East in search of economic growth? Nik Gowing ask's this question and others to those in the spotlight.
They imagined a breathtaking future-world, burned billions of dollars to summon it out of the sand and hundreds of thousands of expats and investors stampeded into Dubai for a piece of the action. But when the sands suddenly shifted it wasn't going to be quite so easy getting out.
The dominant face of the United States has long been white. Soon, when the nation looks in the mirror it will see a tanned, smiling Lating American face looking back. In a relatively short space of time a downtrodden minority will become a majority - restless and assertive.
THE POPULATION DEBATE: PROBLEMS, POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS AND THE NEED FOR CHANGE
A special forum on Australia's population. From housing and transport to food and water - the challenges will be immense. An expert panel including scientists and business leaders discuss the crucial issues.
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE POPULATION DEBATE - JOIN THE FORUM TONIGHT
A special forum on Australia's population.
The story of a young woman's search to understand the shocking conflict that has laid waste the country where she was born. The Democractic Republic of Congo is the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman. It's a place where rape has become a weapon of war. Now a BBC film crew follows Judith Wanga as she meets the survivors of the conflict. She talks to women, children, and child soldiers who've been forced to kill so that they themselves will not be killed. To her horror, she discovers that the violence is fuelled, in part, by the need to mine the minerals that go into the manufacture of mobile phones and laptops.
A sea shepherd conservation crew has clashed with a Japanese whaling fleet in the Great Southern Ocean.
STOP AND SEARCH POWERS PUT ON SHOW
The Victorian Government has introduced new stop and search powers in response to the fatal stabbing of Indian national, Nitin Garg.
ARMANDO IANNUCCI JOINS CHRIS UHLMANN
Writer and creator of the BBC cult political hit 'The Thick of It' Armando Iannucci discusses media spin doctors and his new film 'In the Loop.'
FROM THE NORTHERN TERRITORY TO NEW YORK
Commonwealth champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has made it his mission to develop a culture of long distance running amongst Aboriginal Australians.
The story, 'After the crash', introduces Tegan Lloyd, a teenage car crash survivor who is now a paraplegic. The story, 'Going to pot', details how it is legal in California for any adult with the appropriate medical certificate to buy marijuana. The story, 'Talking to the elephants', tells how one scientist has been recording every sound, every roar and grumble, forest elephants make, trying to interpret their language.
Panellists include Peter Singer - renowned philosopher and ethicist, David Marr - journalist and commentator, Peter Garrett - Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts and Helen Coonan - Liberal Senator and former communications minister.
Panellists will be Bill Shorten, Labor's Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Childrens' Services, Tony Abbott, Shadow Minister for Families and Community Services, Jonathan Biggins, Satirist, Catherine Deveny, comedian and columnist, The Age and Bettina Arndt, commentator and author, The Sex Diaries.
With its giant wind farms and peddle-pushing population, Denmark looks like a model global citizen setting a shining green example for all comers to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Look a little closer though and there are some grubby realities.
As the world's attention tilts toward the Olympic Games, the attention of millions of kids in South Korea will be fixed elsewhere. They won't bother looking up from their computer screens because the only games they're interested in are online. As the emerging generations wear their thumbs to the bone losing days and nights fighting evil, there's a real life, high stakes war game playing out on the same grid. North Korea is finding ways to crack its capitalist neighbour's databases for secrets and political subversion.
Reporter Quentin McDermott takes a detailed look at four incidents, in different parts of Australia, where people suffering psychological distress were confronted and killed by police. Using exclusive interviews he details how in certain cases the victims had sought help at a hospital and then, having left of their own free will, were later shot dead.
As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict - the former United Nations' spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss. Mr Weiss has resigned from the UN after 14 years and returned home to Australia. He's now free to speak openly about the situation in Sri Lanka, for the first time and does so candidly and unflinchingly in Foreign Correspondent's return program.
What's behind the recent increase in asylum seekers? More people are arriving in Australia by boat seeking asylum. 19 boats carrying asylum seekers have arrived in Australia since the Rudd Government abolished the previous government's Temporary Protection Visas and Pacific Solution scheme. What's behind the recent increase? The Opposition says the Government's gone soft. But the Government says its policies are firm and international conflicts are to blame.
Q&A kicks into 2010 with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joining host Tony Jones and over 200 young Australians for a live (AEDT) broadcast from Old Parliament House (the new Museum of Australian Democracy).
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It is important to know about different individuals that seek refuge in Australia and around the world. Watch this playlist to get an insight into the life of refugees. (ACHASSI099,ACDSEH146,VCHHK095,VCGGK124,VCHHK159).
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)