Yassmin Abdel-Magied presents stories from the people and places that make up the Australian experience. From the city streets to the urban centres and beyond, we look behind the stories that make the news.
The Indian Farmers Being Forced Off Their Land To Make Way For The Metropolis Of The Future
Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power promising to lift people out of poverty, but his vision to build 100 'smart cities' is seeing farmers forced off their land without fair compensation.
Interview: Nick Xenophon, NXT Senator For South Australia
Senator Nick Xenophon on the senate committee inquiry into the disastrous online census failure.
Indonesia's First Female Muslim Standup Comedian Challenges Islamic Fundamentalism With Humour
For years Sakdiyah Ma'ruf snuck around behind her parents' backs, hiding her job as one of Indonesia's first female Muslim stand-up comedians - but not anymore.
Stories include: 'Interview: George Brandis, Attorney-General', 'Letters to Lindy: the untold chapter of the Chamberlain story, plays out on stage.', 'The fresh new faces of the 45th Parliament'
INTERVIEW: GEORGE BRANDIS, ATTORNEY-GENERAL
Emma Alberici speaks with George Brandis as the new Parliament prepares to sit for the first time, while a plebiscite on same sex marriage looks more doubtful.
LETTERS TO LINDY: THE UNTOLD CHAPTER OF THE CHAMBERLAIN STORY, PLAYS OUT ON STAGE.
Thousands of strangers wrote to Lindy Chamberlain after the death of her daughter, Azaria, and now those letters are the subject of a stage play to open later this week.
THE FRESH NEW FACES OF THE 45TH PARLIAMENT
Lateline follows two rookie members of Parliament, Labor's Anne Aly and the LNP's Trevor Evans, as they prepare for their new careers.
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The story, 'Michelle our Belle', the full and extraordinary story behind the woman who has turned racing on its head. The story, 'Australia on ice', Northern Territory Minister for Police Peter Chandler, has shared the heartbreaking story of how his family was torn apart by ice addiction. The story, 'Look world, no hands', they will save millions of lives and are a matter of when, not if, according to the man behind the driverless car brain that could lead the automotive market as soon as 2030.
Stories include: 'The Road to the Drone Nationals: Part Two', 'Interview: David Lipson, Political Correspondent', 'Interview: Mark Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney-General', 'Interview: Richard Goyder, Wesfarmers CEO', 'The coffee pod craze - they're not biodegradable but what can we do about it?'
THE ROAD TO THE DRONE NATIONALS: PART TWO
Find out who takes glory as Lateline follows two father son teams on their journey to the Australian Drone Nationals.
INTERVIEW: DAVID LIPSON, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
Emma Alberici speaks with David Lipson as Federal Police seize documents from Parliament's main computer server, as they search for the source of damaging leaks about the National Broadband Network.
INTERVIEW: MARK DREYFUS, SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL
Emma Alberici speaks with Mark Dreyfus and asks him whether he has any evidence that the Government was involved in the AFP raid on Parliament.
INTERVIEW: RICHARD GOYDER, WESFARMERS CEO
Emma Alberici speaks with Richard Goyder and asks for reaction to his company's worst financial performance in 14 years after an 83% drop in net profit.
THE COFFEE POD CRAZE - THEY'RE NOT BIODEGRADABLE BUT WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
In the first of our series called 'Good to Know', we look at what we can do to reduce the chances of ecological disaster in the wake of the massive rise in popularity of coffee pods.
Tonight, guest reporter Kerri-Anne Kennerley speaks with couple Doc and Juliette who began a radical family experiment over 50 years ago. They gave up their jobs and house to bring up their children unaffected by money and unspoiled by the real world for 15 years. But their controversial approach has been labelled either inspired or misguided. Tonight, we learn what happened and whether the experiment was a success. Then, Alex Cullen is at the sinkhole capital of the world to learn how this frightening phenomenon is expanding. Also, the couple who put it all on the line to sail the North West Passage to Alaska.
Stories include, 'Burqa ban abandoned', 'Jokowi sworn in as President', 'Cages a campaign promise', 'Elgin Marbles should be reunited in Athens', 'Liberian President pleads for more help' and 'Ice destroying rural youth'.
Stories include, 'Scaling back increases in the aged pension', 'The government considers tightening the assets test for wealthy Australians', 'Al Shabaab storms Garissa University College in Kenya' and 'Why is Saudi Arabia leading 10 Arab nations in airstrikes on rebels in Yemen?'.
The story, 'Australia's heaviest man', meets Andre Nasr and details Australia's obesity epidemic. One expert has estimated there may be as many as 1000 people physically unable to leave their homes. The story, 'Penny May Hill's unresolved murder', after 24 years, is the brutal unsolved murder of a young country girl about to be cracked? 20-year-old Penny May Hill left home to start work as a nanny and three days later her life was over.
Stories include, 'Interview: ASX Chief Executive Elmer Funke Kupper', 'There are claims whistleblowers could face prosecution under a new immigration law' and 'Interview: Malcolm Knox on Australia's supermarket monsters'.
When Gina Rinehart opens the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara later this year she'll be fulfilling a long held dream. It will be a crowning moment but one that's clouded by the continuing fall-out from court battles over the family trust. The events now unfolding are the culmination of a turbulent family history. Australian Story has filmed with Gina Rinehart at Port Hedland. Over the next two weeks, the program has the story of the Hancock Dynasty.
Stories include, 'Not so super', 'War or peace', 'Ceasefire is just talk', 'Another journalist beheaded', 'Asylum seeker on life support', 'Napthine wants Shaw expelled', 'NSW MPs accused of lying', 'Make allowances', 'Pause for consideration', 'Ice use growing fast' and ' Ebola patient causes panic'.
This week's program looks at the unlikely evolution of an unexpected global comedy hit. Christiaan Van Vuuren was devastated when he was diagnosed with drug resistant tuberculosis and forced into hospital quarantine for six months. To pass the time he started making humorous video clips documenting his experiences in the isolation ward. The videos went viral around the world on YouTube. Now Christiaan and his brother Connor are being courted by some of the big players in the film and TV industry.
Stories include, 'Mystery continues', 'GST will go up', 'Fire gridlocks Sydney', 'Jailed without conviction', 'Need to break through bureaucratic nightmare', 'Europe set to place sanctions on Russia', 'CIA denies spying on Congress' and 'Drones and robots monitor polar ice'.
Stories include, 'Australia ends Afghanistan mission', 'China demands answers', 'United States and New Zealand resume relations', 'Australia gathers information from Asia', 'US admits it needs intelligence constraints', 'US spying interview', 'Australian tourism looks to Asia' and 'Cholesterol furore'.
Stories include, 'Firefighters prepare for the worst', 'The latest from the Rural Fire Services headquarters', 'Fire expert, Professor David Bowman, discusses the latest bushfire emergency', 'Immigration Department sets new rules for naming boat arrivals', 'YMCA failed to adequately screen, Royal Commission told', 'Northern Ireland Abuse Commission Sends Investigators to Australia', 'Officers who question Qld police bikies crackdown told to quit', 'The mystery of the golden angel deepens', 'US Ambassador summoned over spy charges'.
Stories include, 'Abbott threatens double dissolution', '2 million flee Syria', 'The high cost of concussions', 'Rudd has been discredited as PM', 'AFL chief apologises for reaction to prank' and 'Woman swims from Cuba to US without a cage'.
Stories include, 'ADFA's treatment of women improving', 'Thousands protest Pope's visit', 'Survivor gives evidence in sexual abuse inquiry', 'PNG solution produces jump in polls', 'US Navy says unarmed bombs dropped near Barrier Reef safe', 'ADFA to get confidential office for reporting sexual misconduct' and 'Dinosaur bones found in Mexico'.
Stories include, 'The view from the west', 'Australian babies may be left stateless', 'WA woman believed murdered', '10,000 sue electricity distributor', 'Baillieu calls for investigation of staffer', 'US scientists cure HIV baby' and 'PM offers to help fund roads to the west'.
The story, 'Steve and Renee's bond', speaks with cricketing legend Steve and wife Lynette about their foundation that helps young people with some of the world's rarest diseases. The story, 'Leap of faith', meets some of Australia's adrenalin junkies putting their lives on the line at the world parachute championships. The story, 'Steve Carell', features an interview with funnyman Steve Carell.
The story, 'Crossing the line', controversial and confronting, Susan Potts' story is sure to spark the euthanasia debate. The story, 'A new dawn', features and interview with Dawn French, one of the best-loved women in comedy. Nothing was off limits. The story, 'The hunger', investigates Prader-Willi syndrome, a random brain abnormality that causes many victims to literally eat themselves to death.
Stories include, 'Live cross to Canberra correspondent', 'Senior Labor figure Tony Sheldon slams right-wing faction', 'Secret recordings reveal Obeid family's corrupt dealings', 'Meagher's accused murderer faces more rape charges', 'Interview with David Bradbury and Christopher Pyne' and 'Victorian abbatoir accused of cruel treatment of unwanted dairy calves'.
The story, 'Death row confessions', travels to Indonesia to meet members of Australia's infamous Bali Nine. The story, 'A sleeping timebomb', examines the dangers of snoring in children. The story, 'A father's love', revisits Jackson Keleher and his dad. Now Jackson is walking, talking and telling dad he loves him.
The story, 'Kung fu pandas', joins Hollywood legend Jackie Chan on the front line in the 11th hour battle to save the giant pandas. The story, 'Baby steps', talks with My Kitchen Rules winners Dan and Steph about their experience with IVF and meets parents who defied doctors predictions and achieved their goal of having a child. The story, 'The dishonourable soldier', revisits the case of dishonourable soldier Darran Porch. The story, 'Pink', speaks with the world's sassiest pop star Pink.
Stories include, 'The race for the White House', 'North America correspondent, Lisa Millar, in Boston', 'Rates on hold', 'Pell withdraws support for St John's administration', 'Former NSW treasurer appears before ICAC', 'Interview with Foreign Minister Bob Carr', 'UK announces child sex abuse inquiry', 'Pakistan to investigate inhumane sheep slaughter' and 'Cup marred by controversy'.
The story, 'Our littlest hero', Calyn Hoad was only seven when he threw himself in front of a four-wheel-drive to save his little brother's life, suffering massive brain damage. The story, 'Che big bang', once a year in a small Mexican town, for nine crazy pyromaniac days, the greatest fireworks celebration on the planet can be seen from space. The story, 'Jamie's kitchen rules', Jamie Oliver has called on the Australian Government to do more to combat obesity and rising heart disease.
Stories include, 'U.S. military advisors heading for Iraq', 'Australian jihadists star in recruitment video', 'Immigration minister says he'll defy High Court ruling', 'Uni protesters test Foreign Minister's security', 'Islamic organisation condemns Australia for east Jerusalem comments', 'Friday Forum' and 'Jobs go, can Nhulunbuy stay'.
She was beautiful, successful and surrounded by friends and admirers - but all Charlotte Dawson could see in her life was loneliness, despair and rejection. In her final interview, Charlotte Dawson spoke about beginning a new chapter in her life after being pushed to the brink. Then, the investigation concerning 10-year- old Tamar Stitt and the controversial 'natural' therapy treatments for cancer that her parents battled to give her. Jamie Oliver joins us again for a very special Mother's Day interview about family life and food.
Stories include, 'Triple backflip on Gonski', 'Palmer's premier', 'Sharing information', 'Australia open for business but not selling the shop', '89 million dollars awarded for Thalidomide compensation', 'Protestors attempt to invade Thai PM's residence', 'Killer was a tiger shark' and 'Martin Sharp dies'.
Stories include, 'Qantas turnaround', 'First shots fired', 'Police sacked over racist stubby holders', 'Majority Australian ownership of Qantas is in the national interest', 'China to push for FTA with Australia' and 'Gallery treasures may have been stolen'.
The story, 'Ghost island', for the past 30 years, Hashima Island, off Japan's south coast, has been off limits, with public denied access to any part except the landing stage. The story, 'Knockout blow', Rugby League player turned actor Ian Roberts reveals after a long career of concussions, he has brain damage. The story, 'The Sudance kid', features an interview with one of the biggest names in the history of Hollywood, Robert Redford. The story, 'INXS extra', Sunday Night reveals fresh unseen vision of the band and their families today.
Stories include, 'Qantas won't say which jobs will go', 'Union leaders brand former Labor minister Martin Ferguson a traitor', 'Vulnerable residents advised to leave Morwell, Victoria, to escape effects of coal fire', 'Family of slain Iranian asylum seeker says Australian Government responsible for his murder', 'Friday Forum', 'Ukraine's interim Government says Russia behind seizure of military airport in Crimea' and 'U.S. First Lady's plan to downsize Americans'.
Stories include, 'Pressure mounts on remaining car manufacturers to stay the course', 'British intelligence admits it knew the two men accused of murdering soldier', 'World faces catastrophe if Syria's bloody civil war continues, warns Australia's Foreign Minister', 'U.S. President Barack Obama defends use of controversial drones to target terrorists', 'Police warn public over 3D printer guns' and 'Friday forum'.
Stories include, 'Australia could host US drone base', 'World agrees on stronger nuclear security', 'Victoria slashes carbon reduction target', 'Police crack down on trucking safety', 'Cameron caught in cash for access scandal', 'The Tories have form here: Coates', 'DSK investigated over prostitution allegations' and 'Jim Stynes honoured at St Paul's Cathedral'.
Stories include, 'Bob Brown stands down as Greens leader', 'Christine Milne to lead Greens', 'Calls for Royal Commission into Catholic Church', 'Lawyer investigates US phone hacking', 'British consider plain packaging for cigarettes', 'North Korean rocket launch spurns concerns despite failure', 'Weekly market wrap' and 'Duo conquer sailing regatta, aim for Paralympics'.
The story, 'Stalking terror', details Holly Graham's ordeal when her former boyfriend attempted to kill her after he stalked her for leaving him. The story, 'Iron man', talks to iron ore magnate, Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest about life as the nation's richest man, and his passion for providing opportunities for the future of Indigenous Australians. The story, 'Diamond uncut', features an interview with Neil Diamond about his career, as he continues to fire up his fans.
Stories include, 'Abbott denies Hockey was criticised in Cabinet', 'Death toll climbs from Sumatran tsunami', 'Solar tariff a victim of its own success', 'Medich charged with organising McGurk murder', 'Nuttall convicted of corruption a second time', 'Hockey absolutely has Abbott's support', 'California to vote on legalising marijuana'.
Stories include, 'Abbott trips on play to female voters', 'Tobacco industry rejects plain packets', 'Social media campaigning not so social', 'Swan buoyed by interest rate decision', 'Mining tax could put Liberals in to Flynn', 'Journalist killed in Lebanese-Israeli border clash', 'Pakistan floods threaten disease crisis'.
The story, 'The road ahead', reports about road safety in Australia and the dangers of speeding. The story, 'Nature's solution', examines the possibility of a new cancer treatment deep in the rainforests of far North Queensland. The story, 'Thin is in', exposes the fashion industry's obsession with being thin. The story, 'The Lost Battlefield', speaks to Eora creek Veterans following last week's story about the discovery of the site.
The story, 'Lyme disease', investigates lyme disease an illness that's infecting more than 225,000 Americans every year, with thousands more in Australia. The story, 'Titanic's aussie hero', reveals the remarkable romance of Evelyn and William, who found love following the sinking of the Titanic. The story, 'The inspirational Jim Stynes', shows one of Jim Stynes last interviews.
The story, 'When Molly met Katy', features an interview with music pop sensation Katy Perry. The story, 'The end of the world is nigh', talks to doomsday preppers and according to the Mayan calendar the trigger for this will take place at the end of 2012. The story, 'Beauty of the geek', speaks with Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The story, 'Pain free knees', details the new treatment for chronic knee pain.
Stories include, 'Qantas grounds A380s again after ATSB warning', 'My School kept back for financial errors', 'Real reform still possible: Keating', 'Poultry firm under review after man decapitated', 'WikiLeaks release paints Russia as mafia state', 'Australia pulls out star power for Cup video'.
Stories include, 'Asylum processing thrown into doubt by High Court', 'Labor responsible for High Court ruling: Morrison', 'High Court's asylum decision allows fair hearings', 'Anti-bikie laws unconstitutional: High Court', 'Students could take ATO for millions', 'Business underway at G20 summit', 'Oil fire caused Qantas engine explosion', 'Honeymoon killer released to detention centre'.
Stories include, 'Sky News angered by tender termination', 'Third time lucky for carbon pricing', 'Jackson's doctor found guilty of manslaughter', 'Australian-born boy faces deportation', 'Riot police evict protesters from Sydney building', 'Europe pressures Italy to avoid debt blow-up', 'Boxing legend Frazier succumbs to cancer', 'Professor Walston: Berlusconi's days are numbered' and 'Congolese women try to rebuild shattered lives'.
The story ‘Brothers in Arms’ features an interview with Barry Gibb, the last remaining member of the Bee Gees. The story ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ speaks to Major General John Cantwell discussing the toll of war. The story ‘Grand Designs’ looks at the building of the the biggest house in America.
The story, 'Boomtown', meets some of Perth's young couples and their outrageous fortunes. The story, 'The great escape', speaks to the survivors of the Pike River Mine disaster. The story, 'The thrill of the chaste', takes a look at the growing purity ball phenomenon in the United States.
Stories include, 'ICAC probes "pervasive web of corruption''', 'ALMA launches new golden age of astronomy', 'Sartor challenges ALP to rethink union power', 'Tax forum produces proposals, no decisions', 'The wealthiest should give back: Carnegie' 'Australian shares physics Nobel Prize' and 'Knox acquittal leaves Kercher family confused'.
Stories include, 'Pulp mill approval divides Tasmania', 'Milne: Pulp mill approval a corrupt process', 'Garnaut: Climate change will be worse than expected', 'France recognises rebels as Libya's government', 'Italy braces for 'biblical style exodus' from Africa', 'Dalai Lama resigns from secular leadership'.
The story, 'Australia's hurt locker', joins 20 diggers, broken and battered from their tours of duty in Afghanistan, as they walk the Kokoda Track in memory of their comrades who didn't return home. The story, 'The monster ship invasion', details the growing interest in cruise travel amongst Australians. The story, 'Hey True Blue', looks at the origins of the iconic song.
The story, 'Boat after boat', details an investigation into people smugglers at the high seas. The story, 'Animal helpers', meets some extraordinary people whose lives have been changed by a surprising collection of animals. The story, 'Gene Simmons speaks', features an interview with eccentric Kiss frontman Gene Simmons. The story, 'Hearing for the first time', follows-up with three-year-old Cooper in his native US, one year on from that switch-on video.
Stories include, 'Gillard remembers forgotten war', 'Refugee supporters march in Sydney and Melbourne', 'Wallace apologises for Anzac tweet', 'Historians debate importance of Anzac story', 'WikiLeaks releases Gauntanamo prisoner assessments', 'Australian sentenced on drug charges in Bali', 'Syrian troops fire on anti-government activists', 'The importance of Gallipoli for Australia'.
Stories include, 'Tasers criticised after Sydney death', 'Abbott chose his words poorly', 'RBA leaves rates unchanged', 'Swan warns banks to hold fire on rates', 'Moneghetti vents on sauna conditions', 'Chile mine rescue nears end'.
Stories include, 'Last Newspoll of the campaign', 'Gillard and Abbott descend on Sydney', 'Last Nielsen poll of the campaign', 'Election campaign becomes political pantomime', 'Howes and Kroger give their predictions', 'France deports gypsies to Romania'.
In the second part of this series, Peter Taylor investigates how young Muslims radicalised over the internet formed themselves into a terror network that spread across three continents. Aided and abetted by two young fanatics in Britain, these cells plotted major attacks in Europe and America - culminating in a plan to explode three enormous truck bombs which, it was claimed, would dwarf the London bombings of 7/7.
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