With guest Christopher Pyne, plus hosts Carrie Bickmore, Hamish Macdonald, Pete Helliar and Fifi Box, and stories on tax cuts, cryptocurrency, Centrelink wait times, the positives of swearing, and light pollution.
Stories include,'Gonski going', 'Coalition wants a better model of school funding', 'Stop sending children to Nauru and Manus Island', 'Yudhoyono seeks intelligence code of ethics', 'Another day of disorder in Victorian Parliament' and 'Team selection a life and death decision'.
Anja Taylor examines what exactly is an energy drink - Is it a soft drink, a supplement, or a potential toxic cocktail? Plus, imagine a world where viruses didn't exist and the only viruses were virtual ones.
Stories include, '11th-hour deal sees MRRT pass at 3am', 'Egyptians demand resignation of military chief', 'Paul Keating welcomes the rise of China', 'Presidential hopefuls clash in latest debate', 'Marlon Noble will be released' and 'Prescribed burn runs out of control in WA'.
The story, 'The lost diggers', uncovers an incredible collection of photographic plates dating back to the First World War. The story, 'Land of the hippos', discovers, every year hundreds of hippos congregate in one of the greatest natural sanctuaries left on the planet. The story, 'Brick by brick', speaks with Bob Parker the Christchurch Mayor and details the human spirit after the earthquake.
Stories include, 'Government announces $4 billion dental overhaul', 'Boat carrying 150 asylum seekers goes missing', 'Doctors could face prison over drug prescriptions', 'Conflicts of interest on board overseeing super trawler', 'Cullen joins Lateline' and 'Romney's wife grabs spotlight at Republican convention'.
The story, 'Bath salts', reports on an intense synthetic drug called, Bath Salts. The story, 'Mike and Quentin reunited', shows the reunion between Quentin Kenihan and veteran journo Mike Willesee. The story, 'Proof of heaven', features an interview with Dr Eben Alexander who spent seven days in a coma. His incredible story taps into the age-old question, is there an afterlife, and if so, what is it like? The story, 'Brave heart', revisits Coen a teenage Cystic Fibrosis sufferer who was in dire need of a lung transplant.
Stories include, 'ADF members may be disciplined over lack of protection', 'Telstra to axe 1000 jobs', 'Clean Energy Finance Corporation told to stop lending', 'Greens Leader Christine Milne', 'Coalition plans university shake up', 'Iran ready to talk about nukes ' and 'Down to the final race'.
The story, 'The Boy from Broadmeadows', meets the Aussie androgynous supermodel, Andrej Pejic, who's taken the fashion world by storm. The story, 'Love and betrayal', speaks with Josie Francoli, the woman who thought she had it all until her boyfriend's deranged double life was exposed. The story, 'Danger man', lives on the edge with Australia's greatest stuntman, Grant Page.
Stories include, 'Trade deficit swells to $2b', 'Hospital treatment unacceptable', 'Sisters to return to Italy', 'Risk of another stolen generation', 'No survivors in plane crash', 'Jones comment indecent' and 'Candidates prepare for first debate'.
Stories include, 'Canberra hears public servants protest in Queensland', 'US ambassador to Libya killed', 'Carers abuse their charges', 'Clive Palmer attacks increase in royalties', 'Hundreds die in factory fires in Pakistan', 'More than 300 people have been killed in two separate factory fires in Pakistan' and 'Mystery surrounds Chinese president-in-waiting'.
Stories include, 'Serious storms head south down Australian east coast', 'River at record levels in Bundaberg', 'Disaster Management Director gives Queensland floods overview', 'Wild weather strikes Port Macquarie', 'PM's partner jokes about prostate examinations', 'Netanyahu builds a new centrist coalition', 'Nightclub deaths shock Brazil', 'Tsunami leaves Japan with toxic asbestos legacy' and 'Bushfires play havoc in Victoria'.
Stories include, 'Cyclone Yasi leaves devastation in its wake', 'Banana crops suffer total devastation', 'Queensland must revise safety strategies', 'Garnaut warns Yasi is only the beginning', 'Five killed as Cairo protests turn violent', 'There will be more violence in Cairo: Attalah', 'Mubarak is using any means to cling to power: Khalil', 'Australian toll in Afghanistan rises to 22'.
Stories include, 'Gillard shares disgust at HSU saga', 'Unions struggling to capture young members', 'Brooks charged in UK hacking inquiry', 'Drugs wrongly escaped pharmaceutical scheme', 'Patents critical to drug industry', 'Greece edges closer to fresh elections', 'Greece can do better than German deal' and 'Police use drivers as roadblock for pursuit'.
Stories include, 'Labor gift reveals threat to Government', 'Details still vague in collar bomb case', 'Letter points smoking gun at News of the World editor', 'Jacobson calls for less verbal violence over riots', 'Qantas faces war over restructure', 'Shoe found in hunt for Daniel Morcombe'.
Stories include, 'Surprise rate cut', 'Australia should encourage US-China cooperation', '6 crew arrested in deadly harbour collision', 'Search for plane suspended', 'Public hospitals in crisis', 'Barrier reef threatened', 'Fortescue wins in high court' and 'Warning bell for Barrier Reef'.
How A Small Protest In Australia Has Had Major Repercussions In Africa
When members of the Ethiopian community found out high ranking officials were visiting Australia they staged a demonstration. Now Human Rights Watch says some of their relatives back home have been arrested.
Interview: Michael Vincent, North America Correspondent
As Americans celebrate and commiserate Donald Trump's shock presidential win, North America correspondent Michael Vincent tells Lateline, from outside Trump headquarters in New York, that too many questions remain unanswered about how he will govern a divided US.
The Midtown Area Of Manhattan Was The Place To Be On Election Night In New York
Guest reporter Charlie Pickering watched the results come through with local New Yorkers in the city's clubs and pubs. By the end of the night, he saw Hillary Clinton supporters crying into their champagne glasses and Donald Trump supporters looking for love.
Interview: Michael Duffy, Editorial Director And Deputy Managing Editor, Time Magazine
Michael Duffy says because the Republicans have retained control of the US Congress, many of Donald Trump's threats are likely to take place.
Australian Reaction To The US Presidential Election
Donald Trump fans down under started the day with low expectations but ended on a high.
Stories include: 'Interview: Charlotte civil rights leader Corine Mack', 'Maintaining the rage and keeping the peace in divided Charlotte', 'Interview: Shen Narayanasamy on The Great Immigration Con'
INTERVIEW: CHARLOTTE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CORINE MACK
Reverend Corine Mack, the president of the Charlotte chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, joins Lateline to discuss the fragile system in Charlotte.
MAINTAINING THE RAGE AND KEEPING THE PEACE IN DIVIDED CHARLOTTE
Lateline visits the US city of Charlotte, where police and members of the African American community are divided in the wake of several shootings of black men.
INTERVIEW: SHEN NARAYANASAMY ON THE GREAT IMMIGRATION CON
Shen Narayanasamy is the founder of No Business in Abuse, the campaign against investment in companies involved with Australia's offshore detention centres. She joins Lateline following her speech at the Wheeler Centre titled, the Great Immigration Con.
Could this device stop you looking at your phone while driving? New technology out of Canberra will alert drivers when they are distracted and even stop their car. The Fovio system has been developed by a company called Seeing Machines and enables cars to monitor drivers and prevent accidents caused by distraction.
The moment a Muslim woman is threatened for wearing a burkini on a beach. Muslim women will find themselves at the centre of a swim suit battle this summer as unrest continues over the Aussie-designed 'burkini'. It is called the Burkini, a top-to-toe swimming outfit designed for Muslim women in Australia by an Australian designer. But it has become the flash point for an ideological battle between Muslims and non-Muslims in France where women are being fined and removed from beaches for wearing them.
'You're picked on, beat up, cast out'. 'The Boss' has opened up about life before he was an acclaimed musician. "I think when I was young, I wanted to be like the Rolling Stones, I wanted to be like the Beatles or Dylan or Elvis," Springsteen said in his interview with Sunday Night. "I wanted to rock really hard, I wanted to make people excited and thrilled and happy and those were my goals." But he had a long way to go when he met guitarist Steve Van Zandt in the 1960s, who is still one of his closest friends and band mates.
Stories include, 'Tony Abbott acts to try and restore discipline within his ministry', 'Huffington Post Australian edition launches one day early' and 'Interview: Arriana Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post'.
Stories include, 'The party is over', 'O'Farrell to leave politics', 'The axe falls at Aunty', 'Iran's nuclear deadline likely to be extended', 'Kurdish fighters with Iraqi army and Shi'ite milita make gains', 'UK government bans insurance companies paying out on ransom payment', 'Craft brewers take case to WTO', '25 million dollars for Bonsoy payout' and 'Beware of crocodiles'.
Stories include, 'Abbott prepared to "shirtfront" Putin', 'Intelligence sharing allowed concealing of sexual abuse', 'Turkey allows use of its facilities', 'Curriculum should be simplified', 'Schools need to get back to basics', 'Nurse catches Ebola' and 'Canberra cats may have to stay indoors'.
Wanted: Antarctic workers - positions available, apply within. Would you apply? Each year, over 2000 people apply for jobs in Antarctica, few are successful. So what are the physical and psychological attributes required to work in the most remote location on Earth? Plus, a weedy looking African plant used to make tea drunk by African women to aid childbirth, is the inspiration behind research that may lead to the development of ingestible, protein- based drugs.
The astonishing exclusive story of a woman who lost everything after following her heart and is facing years in jail for it. Then, the extraordinary never-before-told full story of music and television legend, Ian 'Molly' Meldrum.
With guests Myf Warhurst, Kyle Sandilands, John Marsden, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Hyla and Steve Price, plus guest host Todd Sampson, and stories on lying on social media, a computer whiz-kid, the overturned Carmichael.
Two and a half years ago, Dana Vulin suffered third-degree burns to her face and body when a jealous woman broke into her home, doused her with methylated spirits, setting her on fire. Dana has since worn a pressure suit and mask to relieve the pain but vowed that one day she would remove it. Tonight, she does just that and Sunday Night is there to witness the incredibly emotional transformation. Then, we chat with rising Aussie supermodel Robyn Lawley at her Marie Claire photo shoot in the island of Mykonos.
Stories include, 'Take three on repeal of carbon tax', ' Pope labels paedophile priests "leprosy"', 'Thousands flee Gaza', 'Senator John Madigan interview', 'Time's up for non-injectable Oxycontin, 'Xray investigation' and 'Costa Concordia refloated'.
Imagine the most lawless roads on earth - filled with the worst drivers imaginable. In Russia, 30,000 people die in accidents each year. Add in a culture of bribery and corruption amongst traffic police, it's a recipe for disaster. Denham Hitchcock takes to the roads in Moscow to experience first-hand what it's really like and discovers what motorists are doing to protect themselves. Then, Chris Bath sits down with the controversial entertainer, Miley Cyrus. Plus, the Sydney mum who is living a double life. Samantha 'X' is a successful career professional with a public profile but at night, she also runs an escort service.
Dr Jane Goodall entered the forests of Tanzania as a girl with a dream. Twenty years later she left a woman with a mission; Can science help the dead speak? We 'unwrap' a mummy to unveil secrets hidden for thousands of years.
With guests Dannii Minogue , Bonnie Lythgoe and Samantha Maiden, plus guest host Steve Price, and stories on Baby Asha, Cyclone Winston hits Fiji, blackface, the hijabi ballerina, and St Kilda Mums charity.
Stories include: 'Interview: David Lipson, Political Correspondent', 'The dating site with a difference, matching generous jetsetters with travel companions', 'Interview: Chris Mitchell, former editor-in-chief, The Australian', 'Interview: David Lipson, Political Correspondent'
INTERVIEW: DAVID LIPSON, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
Emma Alberici speaks with David Lipson as Federal Cabinet discusses the mechanics of a Plebiscite on same sex marriage to be held early in 2017.
THE DATING SITE WITH A DIFFERENCE, MATCHING GENEROUS JETSETTERS WITH TRAVEL COMPANIONS
Lateline spends time with two women who joined a new site which continues to blur the line of the dating etiquette.
INTERVIEW: CHRIS MITCHELL, FORMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE AUSTRALIAN
Emma Alberici speaks with Chris Mitchell who will this week release his memoir called 'Making Headlines' which documents the often interdependent relationships between newspaper editors and politicians.
INTERVIEW: DAVID LIPSON, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
Emma Alberici speaks with David Lipson on breaking news that Federal Cabinet has signed off on the mechanics of a Plebiscite on same sex marriage to be held early in 2017.
The story, 'When a man becomes a woman', an Australian multi-millionaire heading a financial company with thousands of clients has gone public with a gender transition from male to female in an emotional journey documented by Sunday Night. The story, 'A soldier and the sea', surf therapy is being used to help mend broken soldiers returning from war zones with crippling PTSD as well as children suffering conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism.
Stories include: 'South Australia's power crisis will be front and centre when State and Territory Energy Ministers converge in Canberra', 'The shocking revelations of alleged physical and mental abuse from within a Queensland youth detention centre', 'Interview: Professor Kerry Carrington, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology'
SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S POWER CRISIS WILL BE FRONT AND CENTRE WHEN STATE AND TERRITORY ENERGY MINISTERS CONVERGE IN CANBERRA
As the renewable energy sector continues to grow, the Federal Government is seeking urgent solutions to ensure other states aren't hit by the same problems as South Australia.
THE SHOCKING REVELATIONS OF ALLEGED PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE FROM WITHIN A QUEENSLAND YOUTH DETENTION CENTRE
A former inmate tells of frequent bashings and racial abuse at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Queensland - a Lateline special report.
INTERVIEW: PROFESSOR KERRY CARRINGTON, SCHOOL OF JUSTICE, QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Matt Wordsworth speaks with Kerry Carrington, who has been studying youth justice in Queensland for many years and says the disproportionate number of Indigenous children in detention is at 'alarming levels'.
Danni Minogue joins X Factor winner Dami Im on her journey to North Korea to find family she has never met. Then, Denham Hitchcock investigates UFC - the fastest growing sport on the planet and the serious concerns about what it's doing to our kids.
Stories include, 'Coalition senators oppose debt tax', 'Royal Commission focus shifts to Jackson', 'Shia voluteers head for front lines', 'ISIS wans full blown sectarian warfare in Iraq', 'Abbas must help find Israeli teenagers', ' Schumacher leaves hospital' and 'Report on CIA to be released within weeks'.
Marianne is just 24 and her life depends on getting one of very few multiple-organ transplants to be performed in Australia; Motorcycle racer Mick Doohan has never divulged how close he came to death. Until now; Megan Gale has done a pregnant nude magazine cover, Demi style and; Sunday night celebrates 40 years, to the day, since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest and became a music icon.
Michelle Knight's ordeal is impossible to comprehend - more than a decade of torture, rape and captivity by the hands of Ariel Castro. One year since her miraculous rescue, she tells us about the monstrous mind of Castro, her former prison and how she is moving on. We have an exclusive interview with popular band Coldplay where they reveal footage of the first performance from their new album and set the record straight on the brutally raw lyrics. Then, we meet an Aussie dad who has saved countless lives by building the largest planned refugee camp in history to house the daily flood of Syrians crossing the border to Jordan. Hosted by Chris Bath.
Sunday Night meets a 26-year-old sexually assaulted by an air steward on Malaysia Airlines; Alex Cullen talks to Cyril, the 70 year-old grandfather and Bondi Lifesaver who has become the oldest person ever to swim the English Channel and we meet the new ladies of horse racing where the Sport of Kings is on the verge of reinvention.
In 1999, bank robber John Killick's mistress took an idea from a movie and hijacked a chopper at gunpoint. She then forced the pilot to land in the yard of Silverwater jail to fly her lover to freedom. But some details of this escape have never been revealed and tonight, Mike Willesee speaks with Killick himself. Then, Rahni Sadler sits with Hollywood heavyweight, Morgan Freeman in a witty, honest and humble interview. And the follow-up to our story about Australia's first bionic dad.
The story, 'Victims of 'Revenge Porn' fight back', looks into the trend known as 'revenge porn', which refers to photos being distributed by someone they were sent to without permission and it, led to an even more frightening development. The story, 'Fourth set of twins for NZ family', a New Zealand family has just welcomed its fourth set of naturally conceived twins. The story, 'Tim Cahill: 'In China they sing my name', Australia has had a rare look inside the Chinese Super League where former Aussie football star Tim Cahill has taken Shanghai by storm.
The story, 'Keeping "The King" alive', Priscilla Presley, speaks out about Elvis's incredible career. The story, 'A new face for Yahya', meets a Moroccan boy who was born without eyes, a nose, or a fully formed mouth has undergone marathon surgery to give him a new face.
The story, 'Schapelle's story', details Schapelle Corby's first moments of freedom after spending nine years behind bars in Kerobekan jail. The story, 'The last straw', reporter Alex Cullen shares his experience reporting on an issue that sits very close to home, drought devastation affecting Australia farmers. The story, 'Guess who's coming to dinner', in a national fund raising event, My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge wants auction himself off to cook for you and nine friends or colleagues to raise funds for Aussie Helpers.
Stories include, ‘Labor attacks the speaker’, ‘Cardinal Pell apologises’, ‘Monash letters reveal secretive attitude over fossil fuel investments’, ‘Back tracking on carbon pricing will damage Australia’, ‘Search called off’, ‘Cancer patients to miss out on breakthrough drug’ and ‘Kim Jong-Un style’.
The story, 'Was the hitman the hostie?', a special investigation on the trail of the killers of a young South African mother who disappeared in Johannesburg in 1999. The story, 'Hip - op hooray', follows the world's oldest dance group for one wild trip to the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. The story, 'Muppets', an Australian-exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of the family comedy the Muppets, including an interview with star Ricky Gervais.
The story, 'Part two: Simon Gittan's secret life', features the second part of Sunday Night's exclusive investigation into the death of Lisa Harnum, and the secret life of Simon Gittany. The story, 'Dead set legend', a teenage tear away, Mark Donaldson's life changed forever following the tragic disappearance of his beloved mum when he was 19. Now, he's an Australian hero, becoming the first person awarded the Victoria Cross medal for Australia for his bravery serving the armed forces.
Stories include, 'Shorten calls for the budget bad news to be released', 'Underperforming steel producers won't get credit', 'Woolies throws SPC a lifeline', 'Terrorism an unlikely explanation for plane disappearance', 'Government is clarifying consumer protection', 'NATO to fly over Poland and Romania', 'SA Ombudsman faces 67 fraud charges' and 'Artists threaten organisations sponsored by Transfield'.
Stories include, 'Carbon tax law debate', 'Phone hacking trial', 'Australia spy claims', 'Mundine in hot water', 'Joe Tripodi faces grilling', 'Israeli air strike', 'Australian journalists held in Sri Lanka', 'Friday forum' and 'Anti-bikie laws'.
This week concludes the two-part story of Englishwoman Rosie Ayliffe, whose 20-year-old daughter was murdered last year in a Queensland backpacker hostel. Mia Ayliffe-Chung was stabbed to death as was fellow British backpacker Tom Jackson, who heroically came to Mia's aid. Shortly after Mia's death Rosie Ayliffe became aware of widespread sexual and financial exploitation of workers involved in the 88-day farm-work scheme that Mia and Tom had embarked upon. Both Mia and Tom were involved in the scheme to secure a second year in Australia on their 417 visas. Rosie does not want her daughter's death to be in vain so she is on a mission to protect the lives of other young travellers she feels are in danger. In this week's episode she travels to Australia to find out more about the 88-day farm-work scheme, hearing first-hand accounts of the kinds of exploitation she is determined to stamp out. She also makes an emotional return to the place where her daughter died.