Texas Senator Wendy Davis spoke for 11 hours to try and stop changes in abortion laws... Dateline looks at the fierce debate reignited in the US. Find out how North Korea creates the carefully choreographed image it wants to present, but what's life really like in the 'hermit kingdom'? Plus, Guatemala is one of the most violent places in Latin America, but the country's first female Attorney General is determined to change that.
Kandahar Police Chief Abdul Raziq has had 21 attempts on his life, but he's still determined to turn around Afghanistan's assassination capital. Also on the program, should sharks be culled to stop attacks? As Australian protesters say no, there's a very different view elsewhere in the Indian Ocean. Plus, 20 years on from the horrific Rwandan genocide, Dateline looks at the efforts to reconcile the past and find hope for the future. Finally, there are now over 1,000 different versions of Pharrell Williams' Happy video from around the world... Dateline looks at one from Africa.
Stories include, 'Former PM Kevin Rudd insulation scheme inquiry', 'Bill Shorten promises to defend pensioners, low-income earners, Medicare', 'Will "earn or learn" see young fall through the cracks?' and 'Purple bears draw tourists from near and far to small Tassie farm'.
Stories include: 'Libbi Gorr joins Derryn Hinch on his first day in Parliament as a Senator', 'Phone app connects people with disabilities to carers with shared interests', 'Same-sex marriage plebiscite debate overshadows economic plan', 'Christopher Pyne discusses same-sex marriage plebiscite'
LIBBI GORR JOINS DERRYN HINCH ON HIS FIRST DAY IN PARLIAMENT AS A SENATOR
Libbi Gorr joins Derryn Hinch on his first day in Parliament House as a Senator.
PHONE APP CONNECTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO CARERS WITH SHARED INTERESTS
People with a disability are gaining greater control over their care thanks to a new phone app and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PLEBISCITE DEBATE OVERSHADOWS ECONOMIC PLAN
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's economic plan is currently being overshadowed by debate on the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
CHRISTOPHER PYNE DISCUSSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PLEBISCITE
Leader of the House Christopher Pyne joins Leigh Sales from Canberra to discuss the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
NSW Premier Mike Baird Reverses His Decision To Ban Greyhound Racing
NSW Premier Mike Baird has reversed his decision to ban greyhound racing in the state. And it's been revealed he dined with influential broadcaster, Alan Jones, the night before it was announced.
Inquest Into Abusive Treatment Of Juveniles At Don Dale Detention Centre Gets Underway
A royal commission into the treatment of juveniles in the Don Dale Detention Centre in Darwin gets underway. But there are concerns it could devolve into an expensive talk-fest and that authorities believe they already have the answers.
Stories include: 'Moana Hope and Susan Alberti talk about the emerging women's AFL competition', 'No alcohol or illegal drugs found in system of Indigenous woman who died in police custody: report', 'Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham calls for major reform of the NSW branch', 'Singulair, Montelukast: Asthma medication linked to serious psychotic episodes in children'
MOANA HOPE AND SUSAN ALBERTI TALK ABOUT THE EMERGING WOMEN'S AFL COMPETITION
Two pioneers of the women's AFL competition talk about the next year's new elite competition and equality.
NO ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS FOUND IN SYSTEM OF INDIGENOUS WOMAN WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY: REPORT
The family of Indigenous woman Rebecca Maher are desperately seeking answers about how their daughter died in NSW police custody, after they sighted a report saying no illegal drugs or alcohol had been found in her system.
GREENS MP JEREMY BUCKINGHAM CALLS FOR MAJOR REFORM OF THE NSW BRANCH
Senior NSW Greens MP, Jeremy Buckingham, has broken ranks and called for reform of the state party, saying it's led by unaccountable officials. In response, he's been attacked by other Green MPs and members, who say he should be expelled for talking to the media.
SINGULAIR, MONTELUKAST: ASTHMA MEDICATION LINKED TO SERIOUS PSYCHOTIC EPISODES IN CHILDREN
There are growing concerns a common form of chewable asthma treatment is causing suicidal thoughts and depression in children as young as four.
Greg Hunt On Suicide Prevention
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins 7.30 to discuss the expansion of the government's suicide prevention trial.
'Staggering' Number Of Alleged Incidents Of Sexual Abuse In Catholic Church Revealed
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released an analysis of every Catholic diocese and order in the country.
Cory Bernardi To Leave Liberals And Form New Conservative Party
Tomorrow South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi will announce he's quitting the Liberals and forming a new conservative party.
Community Calls For Help After Spate Of Youth Suicides
Desperate families are calling for help to end a spate of youth suicides around Grafton, with at least six teens having taken their own lives in the past 12 months.
Triggs On The Debate Over 18C
Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs joins 7.30 to discuss the debate over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Turnbull Endorses Review Of Race Hate Laws
The Prime Minister is endorsing a call by some Government MPs for a parliamentary review of Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Clinton Woos The Women's Vote
Hillary Clinton is spending the last days of the US election campaign beefing up her support amongst women.
Quilty Confronts Syrian Refugee Crisis
Artist Ben Quilty and author Richard Flanagan make a harrowing trip to Europe and the Middle East to witness first-hand the Syrian refugee crisis.
The story, 'Mary's miracle', comedienne Mary Coustas and her husband George Betsis - are finally happy parents to a healthy baby girl. The story, 'The killing cove', you've seen the horrific pictures of the dolphin killing cove in Japan but now there's a bigger prize being hunted. The story, 'Rembering Levi', 60 Minutes pays tribute to Levi, the little boy who made us laugh and cry, and lived every moment he could.
Environmentalists say huge fishing vessels are plundering the Indian Ocean, threatening traditional livelihoods, so what's really happening on the high seas? Also, is Jesus alive and well and living in Siberia? Meet the former traffic cop now attracting thousands of followers as the son of God. Plus, Japan gave up its military power after the war, but with renewed tensions nearby, there's fierce debate over how it should defend itself.
The story, 'Fatal call', Sarah Durazza was a 26-year-old woman with the world at her feet. She made a phone call while driving, distracted, distressed and, in a split second, her life ended. The story, 'The girl', in 1977, Hollywood director and producer Roman Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl at the home of actor Jack Nicholson. Now, Samantha tells her story. The story, 'Curse of the bounty', the second HMS Bounty sank last year after deliberately sailing into Hurricane Sandy - one of the worst storms ever recorded. The story, 'Genetic curse', Elisha Neave was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Doctors in Australia said there's nothing more they can do for Elisha, but the Neave family raised the money to send her to Germany for ground-breaking treatment.
In Part 2 of Insight's Bloodlines special, we take you to the Asia Pacific region and talk to relatives of Harry Truman, Hideki Tojo, and Weary Dunlop on the legacy and influence their ancestors have on the present day.
The story, 'Seventh heaven', meets Philip Sharp a polygamous and proud of it. The story, 'Zahra's killer', features an interview with Elisa Baker the stepmother who murdered Australian girl Zahra Baker. The story, 'Nuclear paradise', the Montebello Islands off the coast of Western Australia were used by the British Navy to conduct nuclear bomb tests back in the 1950s. But now the islands have made a breathtaking comeback.
Christopher Hill On North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions
Former US ambassador to South Korea and Iraq, Christopher Hill, joins 7.30 to discuss the threat of North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
Commentator Jim Maxwell Returns To Test Cricket Coverage After Stroke
Veteran ABC commentator Jim Maxwell returned to Test cricket coverage today after suffering a stroke last year.
Laurie Lawrence On The High Number Of Drownings
There has been an unusually high number of drownings in Australia this summer - 21 nationally in the past fortnight. Former Olympic coach Laurie Lawrence joins 7.30 to discuss the issue.
Concerns NDIS Problems In ACT Could Spread
There are fears the ACT's problems with the NDIS - higher than expected enrolments, participants saying there are not enough support workers, and care providers saying the pay rates are too low - could flow on to other states and territories.
Who's Who In Trump's Cabinet
Meet the key members of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet.
One Nation Attempts Show Of Unity At Great Barrier Reef
After a week of division the One Nation party has gone to the Great Barrier Reef to make an attempt at a very public show of unity.
Inquiry Into Housing Affordability To Be Reinstated, Says Alexander
The Turnbull Government will reinstate an inquiry into the housing market which it put on hold at the last federal election, says Liberal MP John Alexander.
Terrorism Expert West On Capture Of Prakash
Levi West, director of terrorism studies at Charles Sturt University, joins 7.30 to discuss the arrest of Australian Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash.
Australian Terrorist Prakash Arrested In Turkey
Six months ago we were told the Australian Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash had been killed in an airstrike in Iraq. But today news emerged he was alive and had been arrested in Turkey.
Rooftop Solar Could Threaten SA's Energy Security
Following the state-wide blackout earlier this year, experts warn that another threat to South Australia's energy security could come from the rapid uptake in rooftop solar.
Government Hopes To Pass Industrial Relations Bills Before Christmas
The Government is hoping for some victories before the Christmas break and is trying to get Senate crossbenchers to pass the two bills used to call this year's double dissolution election.
Two Women Had Breasts Unnecessarily Removed After 'Tragic Error'
Two women had their breasts removed unnecessarily after being misdiagnosed with cancer at the Royal Darwin Hospital.
Timberlake On Trolls, Embracing Failure And Coming To Terms With His Career
Justin Timberlake is in Australia to promote his new animated film Trolls, for which he voiced one of the lead characters and oversaw the soundtrack. He talked to 7.30 about the film, pushing himself out of his comfort zone and coming to terms with his career.
The Labor Party, The Chinese Property Developer, And The Seat In Parliament
What went on when Eric Roozendaal quit NSW politics, who pulled the strings to fill his upper house seat and did a Chinese property developer have any influence?
Adani Announces Carmichael Coal Mine Funding
Indian conglomerate Adani has announced it will proceed with its Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. Locals hope the go-ahead will mean boom times for the economy around Bowen.
Dealing With Child Sex Abuse Trauma
Elise Worthington was given given special access to see how the Child Sex Abuse Unit deals with the trauma inflicted on children, families and police working on sex abuse cases.
Brighton Attack Shows A New Method Of Terror
The Brighton killing appears to be a new kind of terror attack, with the gunman using a private meeting to create a public spectacle. And it shows that terror attacks can now be carried out almost spontaneously by lone wolf attackers, with little preparation.
Bodybuilding Grandmother Smashes Stereotypes
It could be time for a dramatic rethink of the way we stay fit and healthy in our latter years. Grandmother Janice Lorraine, 74, lifts weights and is still competing on the bodybuilding circuit, often against people 20 years younger.
Finkel Plan Under Fire From Coalition Party Room
The report by chief scientist Alan Finkel on securing the national energy market faces opposition from the Coalition party room.
Environment Minister Discusses The Finkel Review
After a long and fiery party room meeting about the Finkel Review on carbon emissions, Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, talks to 7.30.
Victoria Rejects Commonwealth Welfare Drug Test Plan
The Victorian government says it won't take part in the federal government's planned trial to drug test welfare recipients. The state says the plan is "cheap, populist nonsense".
Calls For Sussan Ley To Be Sacked Over Travel Expenses Scandal
Health Minister Sussan Ley is fending off calls for her to be sacked from Cabinet for a series of taxpayer-funded trips to the Gold Coast.
Ian Mcallister On Why People Are Losing Faith In Politicians
Political scientist Professor Ian McAllister from ANU on why Australians are losing faith in politicians.
How One Mum Explained Her Cancer To Her Young Son
When Jo Wallace was diagnosed with cancer her first concern was for her family, especially her youngest son, seven-year-old Charlie. How would he cope with what was happening to his mum?
Surf Lifesavers Taking High-Tech Approach To Water Safety
In Queensland surf lifesavers are taking a high-tech approach to water safety. Volunteers and lifeguards report real time conditions into a central computer system so they can better respond when things go wrong.
Concerns Metadata Could Be Used In Civil Cases, Including Divorce
Private phone and internet metadata collected under the government's data retention scheme could be used in divorce cases or to combat internet piracy, law experts warn, as telcos launch a fresh push to change the laws.
Indonesia Backs Down Over Suspension Of Military Cooperation
A reference to West Papuan independence in SAS teaching materials outraged a visiting Indonesian special forces officer, leading to a suspension of all military cooperation. Today that decision appears to have been overturned.
Tim Finn On His Two Sydney Festival Productions
Musician Tim Finn joins 7.30 to discuss his two productions in this year's Sydney Festival. One is a musical theatre adaptation of a novel called Ladies In Black and the other is a work of performance art called The Fiery Maze.
Mobile Classroom Helping Young Offenders
A teacher ready to travel and a van fitted out as a classroom. It's the innovative approach to young offenders that's finding success in Tasmania.
Insight returns for 2010 on Tuesday 23 February at 7.30pm with the Australian of the Year, Patrick McGorry. Hear him speak out about the state of mental health. And find out how he helps young Australians at risk.
The story, 'Emma', looks into gender dysphoria. The story, 'Everest ER', visits "Everest ER" - a tiny tent where volunteer doctors try to rebuild broken bodies, and shattered dreams. The story, 'Outback hope', meets a legendary Queensland horse whisperer giving back to the people who helped make his family prosperous.
Leigh Sales hosts the budget special with coverage and updates from political editor Chris Uhlmann in Canberra, including live interviews with Treasurer Wayne Swan and Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey and a panel of experts to analyse and debate the budget and its implications.
The story, 'Mother Mary', speaks with Mary Coustas and her husband George about IVF treatment, miscarriages and how they dealt with their grief. The story, 'Asylum seeker', features an interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He talks about thoughts of escape, running for the Australian Senate and how long he can sustain his diplomatic stand-off. The story, 'Bon voyage', looks at Voyager 1, 36 years later it is now 18 billion kilometres from Earth. It's by far the furthest a manmade object has ever travelled.
With 400,000 prostitutes in Germany, Dateline takes a camera inside the country's mega-brothels, but have its liberal laws gone too far?; Demand for plastic surgery in Brazil has risen sharply as cut-price and even government-funded surgery becomes affordable for all, and; Jamal Osman retraces his long journey from Somalian refugee to UK journalist and finds many more still trying to make the trip.
The recent spate of rapes in India has shocked the world, but it's been the subsequent reaction of authorities that's proved just as shocking for many. Plus, while unrest in Egypt drives away tourists, tomb raiders are moving in to loot the historic sites of their treasures.
Detained Australian journalist Peter Greste is set to hear the verdict in his Egyptian trial on Monday; Les Murray, is one of Australia's most familiar faces, but life could have turned out very differently and; an eccentric US multi-millionaire has captured a nation's imagination - sparking a hunting craze that's spread from coast to coast.
Colorado is the first US state to legalise cannabis and business is growing, but opponents say so is the number of people dependent on the drug; Cruise ships visiting Vanuatu should have brought prosperity to islanders, but Dateline asks why they're seeing so little benefit and; with strict sanctions on Iran, smuggling has become the only way for many to make a living, but it can be a dangerous business.
The story, 'Space oddity', meets Chris Hadfield an astronaut that's been to space three times - including six months as Commander of the International Space Station. The story, 'Life after death', as science and technology rapidly advance, we're being faced with greater ethical dilemmas. Now it's about life after death. The story, 'Lucky Betty', her life began in the grimy cell of a Sydney police station. She was born dependent on drugs and abandoned by her biological mother after just seven weeks. Then Betty was adopted by a holocaust survivor John Saunders and along with Frank Lowy, started the giant Westfield shopping empire.
The story, 'Reasonable doubt', details how in 2003 Kathleen Folbigg was found guilty of killing her three babies and one toddler. Now leading experts believe she should be set free because multiple infant deaths in the one family, while rare, can and have happened around the world. The story, 'Ancient giants', visits the Nullarbor Plain famous for its emptiness. However more than 50,000 years ago they resembled the plains of Africa where giant creatures, scientists call mega fauna, roamed the outback.
In the slums of Rio, gun toting gangsters are running their own version of the World Cup; Sarah visits the miracle school in one of Rio's most violent favelas and meets the inspiring teacher who's turning kids' lives around; Channel Four reporter Paraic O'Brien goes inside Britain First - the political party with dangerous intentions and; Les Murray, is one of Australia's most familiar faces, but life could have turned out very differently. See the final leg of Les's journey.
A million people are buried in mass graves on secretive Hart Island in New York, but why is it so difficult for bereaved families to visit their loved ones?; On the eve of Fiji's election, Dateline looks at the potential winners and losers in this crucial first poll since the 2006 military coup and; As the vote over Scottish independence divides UK opinion, Dateline follows the Yes and No campaigns as decision day looms.
Richard Painter Says Donald Trump Must Conform With Constitution
Richard Painter, chief ethics lawyer for former president George W Bush, tells 7.30 that President Donald Trump must conform with the constitution or he will be removed.
The Rise Of Gladys Berejiklian
Gladys Berejiklian today became premier of NSW after being elected unopposed by the Liberal government party room.
Victoria Announces Shake-Up Of Bail Laws After Tragedy On City Streets
The Victorian Government has announced a shake-up of the state's bail laws after it was revealed the man who allegedly drove his car at pedestrians last Friday was bailed and put back on the streets only six days before.
Punk Violinist Nigel Kennedy Returns To Australia
Classical music's bad boy, Nigel Kennedy, returns to Australia.
Donald Trump Attacks Media As Presidency Begins
The first days of Donald Trump's presidency have been marked by massive protests, accusations of lying and a war with the media.
Unwitting Clients Signed Up As Directors To Failing Businesses
A man under investigation by federal authorities over allegations he helped struggling companies avoid paying tax on more than $20 million of income was previously accused of defrauding property investors of millions of dollars.
Is Australia Ready For Driverless Cars?
As global high-tech companies rush to be the first to develop fully autonomous driverless cars, an Australian expert has warned they might be moving too fast.
Family First Senator Bob Day Quits
Family First Senator Bob Day has resigned from parliament after the collapse of his property business.
Jim Molan On The Battle For Mosul, Iraq
Jim Molan, retired major-general in the Australian Army, joins Leigh Sales to discuss the campaign to push Islamic State out of Mosul, Iraq.
Fight To Release Secret 'Palace Letters' About Whitlam Dismissal
Gough Whitlam's biographer has launched a legal bid to force the National Archives to open a secret trove of correspondence between the Queen and former Governor-General Sir John Kerr in the run-up to the dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975.
Hopes New National Trans Camp Will Become Annual Event
Around 20 people have attended Australia's first Trans Camp in Hobart, getting practical advice and support on what many say can be a very scary journey.
Mark Coulton And Samantha Lee Debate The Adler Gun Ban
An import ban on the Adler lever-action shotgun will remain in place after state and territory ministers failed to reach an agreement on how to classify the weapon. Nationals MP Mark Coulton and Samantha Lee, chair of Gun Control Australia, join 7.30 to discuss the issue.
Diplomatic Battle Over Syria's Chemical Weapons Program
Pressure is building for action over Syria's use of chlorine as a weapon, with the report of a UN investigation due out overnight.
One Nation's Internal Battles Go Public
One Nation is struggling to keep some of its internal ructions private, with the leader Pauline Hanson and her WA representative Rod Culleton having a war of words via the media.
Meet The Six-year-old Studying Year 12 Physics
Parents and education experts say Australia's education system is failing gifted children and is in need of urgent change to help kids like six-year-old Ras Monroe, who is this year studying year 12 chemistry and physics.
Morrison On Superannuation Reforms
Treasurer Scott Morrison joins Leigh Sales to discuss how the new superannuation reforms will affect the budget.
Former Soldier Implicated In Scandal Wants Apology From Defence
A former soldier implicated in the so-called Jedi Council sex scandal, and who has since been cleared of any involvement, wants an apology from Defence.
China Using Cinema To Boost Soft Power
China is investing in its film industry in a bid to refashion its image on the international stage.
Stories include: 'Ford factory in Victoria closes', 'Mike Baird's leadership tested over greyhound racing ban', 'Richard Roxburgh on Cleaver Greene, failure and writing a kid's book', 'Final day of bank hearings'
FORD FACTORY IN VICTORIA CLOSES
The Ford factory in Victoria closes tomorrow leaving more than 600 workers out of jobs.
MIKE BAIRD'S LEADERSHIP TESTED OVER GREYHOUND RACING BAN
NSW Premier Mike Baird has experienced a stunning drop in popularity as the public and some of his colleagues turn against him over his decision to ban greyhound racing.
RICHARD ROXBURGH ON CLEAVER GREENE, FAILURE AND WRITING A KID'S BOOK
Richard Roxburgh is best known for his roles on the big and small screen. But recently he's been channelling his creativity in a new direction.
FINAL DAY OF BANK HEARINGS
The final day of bank hearings was nearly overshadowed by a public row between Attorney-General George Brandis and solicitor-general Justin Gleeson.
How Do You Get Kids Interested In Opera?
The music of Carmen is being performed at primary schools across Australia in an original, kid-friendly version of the opera called El Kid.
How Investment Affects The Housing Affordability Crisis
First home buyers have quickly become the casualties of Australia's generous tax concessions to investors, yet the Government is still resisting the push to overhaul negative gearing and other tax breaks.
Debt Management Agencies Accused Of Preying On The Vulnerable
The number of Australians in financial distress is on the rise and a new, largely unregulated industry has sprung up to profit from people struggling with household debts.
Paul Walker On The Suspected Chemical Weapon Attack In Syria
Green Cross International's Paul Walker is one of the world's leading experts in chemical weapons. He joins 7.30 to discuss the suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria.
Stories include: 'Tiahleigh Palmer's mother vows not to let daughter's death be in vain', 'Same-sex marriage plebiscite negotiations', ''The White Helmets'', 'Interview: Western Bulldogs Vice President, Sue Alberti,'
TIAHLEIGH PALMER'S MOTHER VOWS NOT TO LET DAUGHTER'S DEATH BE IN VAIN
Today Cindy Palmer, Tiahleigh Palmer's biological mother, spoke publicly for the first time since the 12 year old's body was discovered, vowing not to let her daughter's death be in vain.
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PLEBISCITE NEGOTIATIONS
Next week Federal Attorney-General George Brandis and his Labor counterpart Mark Dreyfus will meet face to face to discuss the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
'THE WHITE HELMETS'
Prospects of a lasting ceasefire in Syria have collapsed again. Meanwhile, documentary 'The White Helmets' gives a close up view of the terrifying situation and the vital work of volunteers. Producer Joanna Natasegara speaks to 7.30.
INTERVIEW: WESTERN BULLDOGS VICE PRESIDENT, SUE ALBERTI,
Tomorrow night the GWS Giants and Western Bulldogs will play for the AFL preliminary finals. Regardless of which team wins, the showdown will be historic.
Halal Certifier Sues Anti-halal Campaigner For Defamation
The head of the Halal Certification Authority is suing anti-halal activist Kirralie Smith for defamation over comments made in an online video in a case that is catching the eye of conservative politicians.
Scott Morrison On Cory Bernardi Leaving The Liberal Party
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison joins 7.30 to discuss Senator Cory Bernardi's decision to leave the Liberal Party.
Cory Bernardi Leaves Liberal Party
The South Australian senator today resigned from the Liberals to form his own party, Australian Conservatives.
Ludovico Einaudi, Classical Composer With Pop Star Status
Meet Ludovico Einaudi, the Italian classical composer with pop star status, as he prepares to tour Australia.
What America's Withdrawal From TPP Will Mean For Australia
What America's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership will mean for Australia and the region.
City Divided Over Australia Day Cancellation
The city of Fremantle is set to effectively become a litmus test for the #changethedate movement when the local council holds its 'culturally inclusive' alternative celebration to Australia Day two days later.
Meg Lanning On Winning Her Third Belinda Clark Award
David Warner may have won back-to-back Alan Border Medals, but Meg Lanning has gone one better. Last night she won her third Belinda Clark Award, the highest honour for an Australian female cricketer, and some are now saying she may just be the greatest of all time.
Steven Ciobo On The TPP
Trade Minister Steven Ciobo joins 7.30 from New York to discuss America's withdrawal from the TPP and where that leaves Australia.
Entertainment Industry In Shock After Death Of Stuntman
The entertainment industry is in shock after the death of stuntman and actor Johann Ofner on the set of a music video being made for hip hop group Bliss n Eso.
Parents Question Boot Camp After Son Restrained, Sent Home
The parents of a nine-year-old boy have questioned whether a boot camp run by Defence Force veterans can handle children with severe behavioural difficulties after their son was restrained and sent home early.
Government Addresses Housing Affordability
The government is looking at ways to improve housing affordability. Meanwhile Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has resigned.
Scott Morrison On Housing Affordability
Treasurer Scott Morrison joins 7.30 to discuss housing affordability, the resignation of the Solicitor-General and the prospect of Tony Abbott being prime minister again.
Joel Edgerton On His New Film, Loving
Australian actor Joel Edgerton discusses his new film, Loving, about a white man and black woman in America who went to jail for getting married in the 1950s.
NT Vows To Crack Down On Bikie Gangs
The Northern Territory Government plans to introduce legislation to help police in their efforts to crack down on motorcycle gangs.
Anne Aly On The US Immigration Ban
Labor MP and counter-terrorism expert Anne Aly joins 7.30 to discuss Donald Trump's immigration ban.
Donald Trump's Immigration Ban Faces International Criticism
US President Donald Trump's order to shut borders to people from a list of seven countries has prompted criticism from world leaders, church and civil liberties groups while several judges have stepped in to rule against the extent of the ban.
Realtor Says Car Firebombed Over Sydney Fish Market Plans
Robert Deans believes his car was firebombed because of his involvement with redevelopment plans for the Sydney Fish Market.
Steve Dickson On Why He Defected To One Nation
Former Queensland Liberal National Party member Steve Dickson discusses why he defected to One Nation.
Kenneth Roth On The Rise Of Political Populism
Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth joins 7.30 from Washington DC to discuss the rise of political populism.
Barack Obama's Legacy
For some African Americans, Barack Obama has been an inspiration. But for others he's been a bitter disappointment.
Labor Rejects Lifetime Visa Ban For Refugees
Federal Labor has unanimously rejected the government's latest immigration bill aimed at banning people who've tried to arrive by boat from ever even visiting Australia.
Muslim Preacher Thorne Denies Being Terror Cell Leader
Radical Muslim preacher Junaid Thorne challenges the Australian Federal Police to show any evidence that he is the leader of a local terror cell.
Ornstein On Who Is Likely To Win US Election
Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute joins Leigh Sales from New York to discuss the US election.
Rogue Tyre Recycler Accused Of Ripping Off Small Businesses
The owner of a rogue tyre recycling business has been accused of failing to pay his suppliers hundreds of thousands of dollars and of deliberately liquidating debt-ridden companies to escape creditors.
Stories include: 'New MPs get lesson about Parliament House', 'Barnaby Joyce discusses Australia's struggling dairy industry', 'School investigated after claims boy with autism locked in 'cage'', 'Donald Trump's national security manifesto', 'School investigated after claims boy with autism locked in 'cage''
NEW MPS GET LESSON ABOUT PARLIAMENT HOUSE
New MPs were today given a lesson on what to expect in Parliament House.
BARNABY JOYCE DISCUSSES AUSTRALIA'S STRUGGLING DAIRY INDUSTRY
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce joins Leigh Sales to discuss Murray Goulburn and Australia's dairy crisis.
SCHOOL INVESTIGATED AFTER CLAIMS BOY WITH AUTISM LOCKED IN 'CAGE'
A private school for children with autism is being investigated after allegations a boy at the school was held unsupervised in a lockable fenced structure he called a 'cage'.
DONALD TRUMP'S NATIONAL SECURITY MANIFESTO
Donald Trump has given a major speech outlining his national security manifesto, vowing to implement 'extreme vetting' of immigrants, launch a commission on radical Islam and crush Islamic State.
SCHOOL INVESTIGATED AFTER CLAIMS BOY WITH AUTISM LOCKED IN 'CAGE'
A private school for children with autism is being investigated after allegations a boy at the school was held unsupervised in a lockable fenced structure he called a 'cage'.
Shorten: 'I Don't Think I'll Be Facing Turnbull At The Next Election'
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten tells Leigh Sales he personally likes Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull but thinks the Liberal Party will drop him as leader before the next election.
Backpacker Tax Passed On Last Day Of Parliament
Tonight Parliament comes to a close for 2016 after the government got its backpacker tax passed thanks to a deal with the Greens.
Online Dating Scam Victims Fight Back
Cybercrime victims are hiring professional hackers and private investigators to get to the bottom of online scams that authorities refuse to touch.
Mothers Of Premature Babies At Higher Risk Of Depression Up To Eight Years Later
Mothers who do not receive psychological help after giving birth prematurely are five times more likely to suffer depression than those who do, even eight years after their children are born, a world-first study has found.
Inquiry Into Black Lung Gets Underway
Officials admitted they are struggling to understand what went wrong at day one of the inquiry into the failure to detect black lung in Queensland miners.
Brandis And Gleeson Called To Account At Inquiry
Today Attorney-General George Brandis and Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson were called to account for their stark differences in opinion. At the core of their dispute is a move by Senator Brandis to restrict the Solicitor-General from giving legal advice.
David Walsh On Leaked Medical Records Of Cyclist Bradley Wiggins
Sports writer David Walsh joins Hayden Cooper to discuss the leaked medical records of cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.
Lisa Mitchell On Her New Album And Needing To Prove Herself After Idol
After rising to fame as a 16-year-old on Australian Idol, folk pop singer Lisa Mitchell leveraged the experience to forge a successful music career. Now 26, Mitchell today released her third album Warriors.
Stories include: 'Bitter dispute over Australia's performance at Rio', 'NT election likely to decide future of mandatory alcohol rehab scheme', 'Logan maths teacher wins award for inspiring female students', 'Simon Hollingsworth discusses Australia's performance in Rio', 'Richard Di Natale discusses the gay marriage plebiscite'
BITTER DISPUTE OVER AUSTRALIA'S PERFORMANCE AT RIO
The dissection of Australia's performance at the Rio Olympic Games has turned into a bitter dispute over the way sport is funded, and which sports hold the power.
NT ELECTION LIKELY TO DECIDE FUTURE OF MANDATORY ALCOHOL REHAB SCHEME
Tomorrow's election in the Northern Territory is likely to decide the future of its controversial mandatory alcohol rehabilitation scheme. 7.30 was given exclusive access to one of the mandatory treatment centres.
LOGAN MATHS TEACHER WINS AWARD FOR INSPIRING FEMALE STUDENTS
A maths teacher from one of southern Queensland's most disadvantaged areas has won a national award for inspiring female students.
SIMON HOLLINGSWORTH DISCUSSES AUSTRALIA'S PERFORMANCE IN RIO
Simon Hollingsworth, CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, joins Matt Wordsworth to discuss Australia's performance in Rio.
RICHARD DI NATALE DISCUSSES THE GAY MARRIAGE PLEBISCITE
Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale joins Matt Wordsworth to discuss his party's decision not to support a plebiscite on gay marriage.
In an Australian exclusive, Reeva Steenkamp's parents speak about the Oscar Pistorius trial verdict. did the court really hear the whole story?; uruguay's President lives in a ramshackle farmhouse and gives away 90% of his salary. Dateline hears his remarkable life story and; Zack Lamb has one of the most severe cases of Tourette's in the US - Dateline returns to see if drastic surgery on his brain has worked.
The story, 'Turia Pitt', is a story of love, courage and inspiration. We have followed her recovery and now it's time for her to remove her mask. The story, 'The humpback', follows one of the animal kingdom's great comebacks an estimated 16,000 humpback whales are slowly but surely migrating north to breed and calve in Queensland's Hervey Bay. The story, 'Crude Solution', last Sunday, 60 Minutes revealed that two chemicals, which become highly toxic when mixed with oil, have been used in Australian waters to clean up two recent oil spills. Now we reveal that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has changed its stance, but the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority is still refusing to act.
The story, 'Toxic flyer', investigates Aerotoxic Syndrome, which is caused by breathing contaminated cabin air. The story, 'Pain free', meets Ashlyn and Gabby who don't feel any physical pain. The story, 'Big blue', searches the turquoise waters of the Maldives to locate the blue whale. The story, 'Death defying', revisits Aussie Scott McLean who was nearly killed in a stunt that went terribly wrong in The Hangover Part 2.
The story, 'The coward's punch', investigates the one punch epidemic. The story, 'Slackline', takes you over the edge in what could easily be the most extreme sport on earth, slacklining. The story, 'Jungle fever', investigates Ayahuasca, an hallucinogenic cocktail made from jungle vines and everyone from Sting to Paul Simon is trekking deep into the Amazon to test its supposedly magic properties.
The story, 'Killer cure', looks at research on the verge of finding a cure for childhood cancer. The story, 'Flying' Ryan', meets 19-year-old Ryan Campbell. While other teenagers rarely venture from their bedrooms, Ryan has just returned from an epic airborne adventure that took him around the world. The story, 'Alicia Keys', features an interview with Alicia Keys.
The story, 'The Rolling Stones', half a century on they are the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time. And they can't stop touring the world. The story, 'Print the future', investigates the benefits and concerns of 3D printing and explains how you can make anything your mind can imagine. The story, 'Frozen waterfalls', looks into ice climbing as a growing number of adventurous and audacious climbers around the world are now scaling frozen waterfalls.
It may look like any other rural community in the US, but nearly everyone in Florida's Miracle Village is a convicted child sex offender; Dateline reports on the world's most polluted river, choked with rubbish, sewage and chemicals, and poisoning local people and; the legacy of slavery in Jamaica is an impoverished nation...now there's a new demand for reparations from Britain.
Search For The Funniest School Kids In Australia
The Class Clowns project takes teenagers from different backgrounds and turns them into stand-up comedy stars, helping them become more resilient along the way.
DNA Scandal Prompts Convicted Murderer To Consider Appeal
Two scandals involving DNA evidence in WA have rocked the state's justice system. Now questions are being asked about the potential impact on 27 criminal cases where DNA evidence was used. And one convicted murderer is considering an appeal.
Sacked NSW RSL Chief Speaks Out Over Allegations Of Fraud And Theft
Recently sacked CEO of RSL NSW, Glenn Kolomeitz, reveals details of allegations of fraud and theft within one of Australia's most venerable institutions.
Massive Cyber Attack Exposes Critical Weaknesses Around World
A massive cyber attack has exposed critical weaknesses in businesses and government organisations around the world. Authorities say Australian companies seem to have escaped virtually unscathed, but security experts warn there are vulnerabilities here waiting to be exposed.
WA Shark Attack Sparks Fresh Calls For Culling
Shark attacks are nothing new in Australia ... But the death of 17 year old Laeticia Brouwer during a family holiday in Western Australia has re-ignited calls for a national plan to tackle the threat.
Peter Dutton Discusses The Government's Decision To Axe 457 Visas
The prime minister announced today that he's axing the controversial 457 visa program and replacing it with a new visa class which will have stricter criteria for foreigners who want to work in Australia. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joined 7.30 to discuss the decision.
Crown To Build Australia's Tallest Skyscraper In Melbourne
Crown has won approval to build Australia's tallest skyscraper - an apartment tower and hotel next to its flagship casino in Melbourne. But the Victorian government is facing tough questions about why it bypassed its own planning laws to push through the massive development.
Virtuoso Violinist Joshua Bell Talks About His Australian Tour
Eighty years ago one of the finest musical instruments in the world was stolen from its owner, a rare prized Stradivarius violin, backstage at Carnegie Hall in New York. Now it lies in the hands of Joshua Bell, another virtuoso violinist, and together they're touring the country.
Brexit And US-Europe Relations
Jake Sullivan, a former security advisor to former US vice-president Joe Biden and a foreign policy advisor to Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign, talks about how US President Donald Trump's election and the recent British poll will affect Brexit negotiations.
Logan Mayor To Face Corruption Watchdog
The mayor of Logan City Council will front Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission over donations of $400,000 from Chinese and Taiwanese property developers before last year's council elections.
Can Theresa May Last As British PM?
After a disastrous election in which the ruling Conservatives lost their majority, questions are being asked about how long Theresa May can remain prime minister - even if she can cobble together a minority government.
Women And The Queen's Birthday Honours List
Despite progress in gender equality in Australian workplaces and boardrooms, the proportion of civil honours that go to women has barely moved in the last 40 years - around 30 percent. The government is aware of the problem but now there are calls for a greater commitment to change it.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
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)