Surgeons Warn Over Revolutionary Keyhole Heart Surgery Technique
Heart surgeons are warning that patients will die unless they are included in a revolutionary keyhole technique to insert heart valves.
Shadow Treasurer Dismisses The Idea Of Early Access To Super
Chris Bowen, Labor's shadow treasurer, dismissed the idea of allowing young people to access their superannuation to help them buy a house.
Patti Smith: It's Never Too Late To Learn From Failure
On her last tour of Australia, seminal New York punk rocker, Patti Smith talks death and learning from failure, including getting stage fright at Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize award ceremony.
Indonesian Cleric Running Hard Against Jakarta Governor, Ahok
Meet the hardline Indonesian cleric, Habib Rizieq, who has orchestrated the campaign against the Jakarta governor, Ahok, as he runs for re-election.
Britain To Go To The Polls After Theresa May Calls Early Election
After promising not to call an early election, British Prime Minister Theresa May has made an about-turn and called a snap poll for early June. She says it's needed to unite the nation as they prepare for Brexit negotiations.
Quentin Bryce On Her Time As Governor-General
Former governor-general Quentin Bryce joins 7.30 to discuss her new book and her time as Australia's head of state.
Nationals MP Andrew Broad Calls For Greater Foreign Aid Spending
Nationals MP Andrew Broad calls for greater foreign aid spending, despite opposition from many of his constituents in Mallee.
Do The Changes To 457 Visas Match The Government's Tough Rhetoric?
Critics are accusing Malcolm Turnbull of concentrating on politics over policy with his announcement of changes to temporary migrant worker visas. And the Government is set to announce a $300 million vocational education training fund in the budget to help skill up more Australians.
Panellists include Simon Callow - Celebrated British actor and writer, Germaine Greer - Feminist icon and provocateur, Anthony Appiah - Ghanaian-British-American philosopher and novelist Sefi Atta - Nigerian author.
There's a growing trend for people to alter their ethnic features - from double eye-lid surgery, to chin implants, to skin lightening or darkening. Insight looks at the growing number of people who are willing to change their racial features in the quest for beauty, what is spurring them to go to such lengths, and what is considered 'beautiful' today.
Should we forgo the foreskin in the name of public health? There's fierce argument in Australian medical circles about whether routine circumcision could significantly reduce the risk of illnesses including urinary tract infections, penile cancer, cervical cancer (for the partners of circumcised men) and HIV. What we do know is that far fewer boys are circumcised now than a generation ago. Why has the trend reversed so sharply? And should it be more widespread?
On this week's episode parents and children take centre stage as Insight looks at what is acceptable when it comes to disciplining children. There are different cultural and generational attitudes to keeping kids in line. Every parent seems to have their own boundaries.
Live from Toowoomba, panellists include Barnaby Joyce - Queensland Nationals' Senator, Simon Crean - Minister for Regional Australia, Christine Milne - Leader of the Greens Georgie Somerset - Kingaroy farmer; President, Queensland Rural Women’s Network and Jeremy Marou - Torres Strait Islander musician.
Suicide kills more Australians than the road toll (ABS). It's the leading cause of death for under 40s (Lifeline) and a significant cause for people over 40 (ABS). So do we need to change the way we talk about the S word? How do we overcome the age-old taboo Should we treat suicide more like the road toll - with billboards, ads and ongoing funding? Prominent mental health experts call for a widespread, ongoing campaign that very publicly draws attention to suicide.
Stories include, 'Will unions buy Labor leadership reform?', 'Delays and money troubles hit NBN roll out', 'Will smaller organisations survive Disability Care's changes?' and 'Former fast bowler warns England of Ashes overconfidence'.
The story, 'Independents' day', looks at the influence of Independents Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Bob Katter. The story, 'Loss of faith', revisits Richard Carleton's story and the many questions that remain unanswered about the wide-spread sexual assault of children by Catholic priests. The story, 'The survivor', speaks with Gill Hicks a survivor of the terrorist attacks on London about her recovery and the devastating news to come that would require all of her inner strength.
The story, 'The hidden epidemic', investigates self-harming. The story, 'After the fall', features an interview with champion jockey Darren Beadman after his terrible racing accident. The story, 'Jungle warfare', revisits former Australian commando, Damien Mander who's now fighting to protect the great symbol of Africa - the elephant. The story, 'Packer's punt', talks with billionaire James Packer about his plans for a 6- star hotel after the NSW Government recently approved the application to phase two.
Insight opens the season with an extraordinary look at child warriors. Former child soldiers live right here in Australia, a world away from their childhood violence. Host Jenny Brockie speaks directly to people who either chose or were forced to join extreme causes as children, in a variety of circumstances.
Panellists include: Germaine Greer - Feminist icon and provocateur, Mia Freedman - Mamamia founder and director, Deborah Cheetham - Indigenous opera singer, Janet Albrechtsen - Opinion columnist for The Australian, Dr Brooke Magnanti - Research Scientist and Author - Belle de Jour.
Stories include, 'D-Day veteran returns to thank French villagers who saved his life', 'What drove this asylum seeker to set himself on fire?' and 'Malcolm Turnbull says he is standing up to bullies in the media'.
Stories include, 'Police issue arrest warrants for Australian jihadists', 'Coal go-ahead fans debate over Great Barrier Reef threat', 'Carbon tax savings will be passed on promises consumer watchdog' and 'MH17 crash site mission stalled as Ukraine fighting intensifies'.
Stories include, 'Breast cancer diagnosis threatens animal sanctuary's future', 'Carbon tax repeal vote delivers Senate chaos', 'Carbon tax vote delivers Senate chaos', 'Clive Palmer walks out on questions on legal battle after demanding flow-on benefits from carbon tax repeal', 'Environment Minister says carbon tax repeal will be taken to parliament again' and 'Clive Palmer walks out on questions on legal battle after demanding flow-on benefits from carbon tax repeal'.
SBS's Kathy Novak returns to Tacloban in the Philippines after the typhoon for a very personal look at the aftermath for her family and the devastated area; Dateline reveals the disturbing underworld beneath Bucharest, where scores of homeless live in a labyrinth of tunnels and; as the Socceroos prepare to play a World Cup game in Curitiba, Dateline tours this pioneering city built for people instead of cars.
Stories include, 'Clive Palmer's battle to force people from their homes at his resort', 'Levy, welfare, infrastructure - Abbott Government's first budget takes shape', 'World watches and police investigate millionaires' fisticuffs' and 'Hamstrung or healthcare-centric? Reflections on Barack Obama's Presidency'.
Stories include, 'Al Gore joins Clive Palmer to back emissions trading scheme for Australia', 'Greens leader says Clive Palmer "having it both ways" on ETS', 'Get a look inside Queensland's anti-gang taskforces' and 'Essendon doping scandal comes to head as pharmacist speaks out'.
Stories include, 'The inside story of what brought coal king and climate crusader together', 'Senator calls for Royal Commission into financial planning industry', 'How safe are electronic cigarettes?', 'Iraq faces broad-based Sunni uprising says counterinsurgency expert' and 'What comes after life as a Beastie Boy?'
Stories include, 'Health Minister: Private health insurance is 'really a BBQ stopper'', 'Election 2016: Meet the controversial doctor who's the new front runner in the Republican race', 'Private health insurance gaps: leaving people uncovered and in debt' and 'Man arrested over alleged visa scam that left migrants penniless and suicidal'.
Stories include, 'What turns teens into terrorists? One of Australia's top police officers discusses', 'The story about a mystery payment and the former federal politician with an extraordinary twist', 'TPP creates world's largest free trade area and concerns critics' and 'Brett Lee bowls a young woman over as he moves from field to film'.
Crowded House On Reuniting After 20 Years
This week Crowded House return to the Sydney Opera House to mark the 20-year anniversary of their farewell concert, 30 years since the formation of the band, and their induction this week into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. Neil Finn and Nick Seymour sat down with 7.30.
Government Gets One IR Bill Through Senate
The federal government had a much-needed win in the Senate, with one of its controversial industrial relations bills passing the chamber during the early hours of this morning.
Doctor Who Killed Abusive Husband Appeals To Stay In Australia
A Sri Lankan-born doctor who killed her husband after years of abuse is appealing to the Immigration Minister to allow her to stay in Australia after serving her sentence.
Stories include, 'Police allegations about day of Parramatta shooting emerge', 'Prime Minister meets States and Territories to address radicalisation of young people', 'This is the prolific mummy-blogger accused of harming her own child', 'First signs the housing bubble is bursting and what that could mean for you' and 'Amanda Keller highlights why stressed out year 12 students shouldn't worry too much'.
Stories include, 'Have Anzac celebrations become a military Halloween?', 'Were police warned of danger to Luke Batty?', 'Treasurer warns of rising jobless figures as Qantas help considered' and 'US Government grapples with credit card fraud'.
The story, 'Licence to kill', explains the Provocation Defence used by husbands and boyfriends that kill in a fit of rage. The story, 'The good wife', meets anti-feminist crusader Samantha Brick who claims her fabulous good looks have been a curse and holds outspoken views on marriage and relationships. The story, 'A wild life', features an interview with Sir David Attenborough who has made seventy documentaries. He has been outspoken on environmental matters such as climate change. The story, 'Update: open hearts', revisits the Gavel family and their adoption success while other families dreams have been shattered.
Stories include, 'We're cautiously optimistic says Mohamed Fahmy ahead of retrial verdict', 'A grieving father asks how his daughter fell through the cracks', 'The young woman turning tragedy into triumph' and 'Social media is robbing us of our empathy: Jon Ronson'.
Stories include, 'Family calls for murder investigation of young mother's suicide', 'Potential senate stalemate raises prospect of election next year','Christine Milne says Greens preferencing Clive Palmer is justified' and 'Calling the election: inside a political party call centre'.
Meet 74-year-old Dr Life, who says injecting human growth hormone is the key to staying youthful, but the treatment is causing controversy in the US; Claudio Guerra was in a death squad during Brazil's military rule...now he's revealing what happened to some of the disappeared and; married at age eight and raped by her husband...Nujood Ali is defying Yemen's child bride tradition to demand action.
Stories include, 'Howes bows from Senate race as Labor leadership contest takes off', 'The ambassador, his lover and the laptop: a Macedonian scandal in Australia', 'Fukushima leak questions handling of nuclear plant crisis' and 'Usain Bolt aims for triple and a little Twenty20'.
Stories include, 'Racing's dark side, allegations of exploitation against some of the sport's biggest names', 'Shooting spree at US navy yard leaves 12 dead', 'Laws allowing same sex marriage to be put to the ACT Parliament later this week' and 'Mac attack, the showdown between a tiny town and a fast food giant'.
Stories include, 'IPCC faces criticism ahead of report's release', 'Bill Shorten says Labor must be relevant to all Australians', 'Sydney Pitbull savages Kiwi cup hopes' and 'Footy player tackles quadriplegia and inspires'.
Stories include, 'Sexual harassment in medical profession costs women career advances says senior surgeon', 'Meet the world's first female male model', 'Young cyclist's death ignites debate on sharing our roads' and 'Illegal steroid demand being met by outlaw motorcycle gangs'.
Stories include, 'Melbourne's Indian community fights back against domestic violence', 'Saving people key right now as migrants adrift and in limbo on boats off Thailand', 'Freezing eggs - expensive and no guarantee of motherhood? That's the warning' and 'Anti domestic violence campaign signs up its first national sporting team'.
Stories include, 'This is one of Australia's most dangerous sports so does rock fishing need mandatory life jackets?', 'Why is an HIV prevention breakthrough so difficult to get in Australia?', 'Australian women recruiting others to join Islamic State, report finds' and 'FIFA chief faces calls to stand down as investigators describe systemic corruption'.
Stories include, 'Cricketer Phil Hughes suffers "particularly nasty blow"', '"Nuclear option" being used as Clive Palmer's case reaches court', 'Army Chief calls on all Australians to end "terrible statistics of violence against women"', 'Is this the beginning of the end of the nation state?' and 'Cricketer Phil Hughes in intensive care after surgery'.
Stories include, 'People urged to stay home as Newcastle region braces for worse in NSW storms', 'Wild weather set to worsen warns SES, responding to thousands of calls for help', 'The quest for perfection that caused a young woman to die', 'Financial scandal apology fails to hold off call for stronger inquiry into banks' and 'Meet the descendants of Gallipoli's Turkish soldiers viewing Anzac through a familiar lens'.
Stories include, 'Clive Palmer, Jacqui Lambie comments on China prompt storm of criticism', 'Refugee resettlement is safe haven not economic upgrade says Immigration Minister', 'Nine FIFO suicides in 12 months leads to call for investigation' and 'Seeing music not just hearing it - a look at synaesthesia'.
Stories include, 'Baby Gammy - surrogate mother disputes parents claims, focuses attention on Thai baby-making industry', 'Small town remembers Australia's sacrifice on World War One centenary' and 'How did this man turn Australian sport's biggest underachievers into winners?'.
Stories include, 'Labor open to turning back asylum seeker boats?', 'World War Two veteran finds justice after 70-year battle', '"We're safer from terrorism but not safe enough" suggests former US national security adviser' and 'Meet the social media generation using their phones for everything from selfies to sexting'.
Stories include, 'Are alcohol lockout laws a 'cultural backward step'?', 'POMs Virus devastating the Tasmanian oyster industry', 'I will fight for the people we represent: Nationals Deputy Leader, Fiona Nash' and 'I wasn't trying for the androgynous vocal, my voice is just high pitched: Shamir talks music'.
Stories include, 'Hefty political and policy challenges ahead as politicians return to Canberra', 'GST debate: Premiers Mike Baird and Jay Weatherill say it's time for the Commonwealth to step up', 'Wills preselection: Labor's factional, union heavyweights likely to decide outcome of Victorian seat' and 'US election: Iowa caucus kicks off presidential race'.
Stories include, 'The name of God is Mercy: a Vatican journalist on writing the Pope's biography', 'Transgender: one man's journey of becoming his true self', 'Putin 'probably approved' assassination of Russian ex-spy', 'Whistleblower feared for worker safety in lead-up to Perth building sites deaths' and 'Rise in slaughter of stolen dogs for consumption in South-East Asia'.
Stories include, 'Two dead after Parramatta police command centre shooting', 'What impact could America's latest mass shooting have on the 2016 Presidential race?', 'Guilt by association - the Muslim community says it's had enough over passport cancellations', 'Surfers call for shark nets as scientists grapple with effective protection measures' and 'Meet the footy fans making the pilgrimage across the country for grand final weekend'.
Stories include, 'Government helps Syrian refugees and fight against Islamic State but still faces criticism', 'Last thing we want to do is reward people smugglers, says PM on accepting Syrian refugees' and 'Twenty-year old's death highlights the people in remote communities falling through the gaps'.
Dateline travels to the Rust Belt of middle America, where old industries are dying, jobs are vanishing, and people feel cheated out of the great American dream. Could their anger carry Donald Trump to the White House?
Britain Fears Another Attack After Manchester Bombing
The British government has raised the country's terror alert to critical following yesterday's attack in Manchester, meaning it believes another attack is imminent. Police are urgently hunting for people involved in what it suspects is a broader terror network.
Police Waited Too Long During Lindt Siege, Coroner Finds
Today the coroner concluded that police waited 10 minutes too long to storm the Lindt Cafe during the 2014 siege. But he stressed that the blame for the deaths and injuries that night rests on the gunman, Man Haron Monis.
Speed Dating And Sex Videos Used To Help Pandas Breed
Chinese scientists have developed a successful panda breeding program and it involves showing the animals exactly how to do it.
NSW Police Commissioner On The Lindt Siege Inquest
Mick Fuller joins 7.30 to discuss the findings of the Lindt siege inquest.
Men Charged Over Alleged Melbourne Terror Plot
Police say they have disrupted a plan to launch a number of terror attacks in the centre of Melbourne, possibly on Christmas Day. Seven people were arrested and three have been charged.
A Look Back At The Year That Was
A look back at the most memorable stories of 2016, from the return of One Nation, the rise of Donald Trump, Brexit, the Rio Olympics and much more.
Fifty Years Since Release Of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Next week marks 50 years since the release of one of the Beatles' most influential albums, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 7.30 has spoken exclusively to two of the sound engineers involved in that recording, Sydney-based Richard Lush and Los Angeles-based Geoff Emerick.
Claims Manchester Authorities Missed Warning Signs
Some members of Manchester's Muslim community claim authorities missed warning signs before the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena. Community leader Mohammed Shafiq joins 7.30 from Manchester to discuss the issue.
How The Media's View Of Schapelle Corby Has Changed
As Schapelle Corby prepares to return to Australia, Adam Harvey looks at how the perception of her has changed from the time she was arrested on drug charges in Bali in 2004.
Greg Combet Goes In To Bat For The Players In Cricket's Pay Dispute
Former union boss and Labor minister Greg Combet is advising the Australian Cricketers' Association as the players battle Cricket Australia over a new pay deal.
The story, 'Breaking the code', speaks with Kim Duthie about her claims against AFL players and a manager. The story, 'Little miracles', details Mel Keevers and Rosie Nolan journey, a lesbian couple that recently welcomed five babies prematurely. The story, 'Oh, Mr Sheen', provides insights into Charlie Sheen's life and hears his version of what's been going on in his life.
People are identifying as gay at younger ages than ever before. How is it playing out in the school yard and classroom? And what does it mean for the kids themselves? Some teens say they feel pressure to declare their sexuality one way or the other. And researchers say same-sex attracted young people are far more likely than other teenagers to self-harm, become depressed, attempt suicide or abuse substances. Meanwhile, schools are grappling with how to deal with everything from complaints of bullying to requests to bring a same-sex partner to senior year balls.
The story, 'Walking tall', features an interview with Igor Vovkovinskiy, America's tallest man. The story, 'Kidnapped', visits Brazil the kidnap capital of the world'. The story, 'Mental as anything', speaks to Toni Collette', about her career and personal life. The story, 'Saint Catherine', details why Dr Catherine Hamlin is angry with the Australian charity that has collected millions in her name.
The story, 'A father's fight', speaks with Michael Roberts as he never imagined his life would end up as strange and as chilling as any crime thriller. The story, 'The contenders', sits down with two of the most influential and entertaining cogs as campaigning between President Obama and his rival Mitt Romney has started again. The story, 'The majestic mantas', details the dancing manta rays of the Maldives and how they are being hunted to extinction.
Insight asks who controls an athlete's body in elite sport. In the wake of the ACC report findings, Insight discusses allegations of the use of performance enhancing drugs in Australian professional sports, and asks: who should ultimately be held accountable?
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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)