For the past nine years, Iceland has ranked first in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Equality Index. Australia is ranked 35th.
The Viking nation of Iceland has become a feminist utopia. We look at how the island country became the best place on earth to be a woman, and why that also means it’s the best place to be a man.
In part two, SBS World News presenter Janice Petersen travels to the island country to explore how it became world capital of gender equality, and looks at what impact this is having on the idea of masculinity in society.
Millennials across America are rising up against US President Donald Trump and taking over city hall. Can two millennial mayors beat old politics to save their struggling cities or will youth let them down? Dateline reporter Dean Cornish travels to America to meet Michael Tubbs, who is one of a new generation of 'millennial mayors' snatching the political torch at the local level and hoping their generation can do it better. While the young leaders bring new energy and optimism, does the generation often criticised for narcissism and a poor work ethic have the chops to really change America?
In Ireland, women can go to jail for getting an abortion, even in cases of rape. As the country votes on whether to change its conservative abortion laws, we take the pulse of a nation divided down the middle.
On May 25, Ireland heading to the polls in a landmark referendum that could finally overturn its abortion laws.
Enshrined in the country's constitution is the protection of the unborn’s right to life – but at what cost?
Dateline reporter Shaunagh Connaire goes to the heart of the referendum debate to meet women and families from both sides of a bitterly divisive issue.
Hitting the streets of Waterford, Shaunagh meets a new generation of young, grassroots campaigners called the Youth Defence who are fighting hard to keep Ireland abortion free.
“This is a human rights issue," explains Christine Darcy, a trainee teacher working for Youth Defence.
"We have constitutional protection of the unborn, like an equal right to life for the mother and the baby. Why would we take that out of our constitution?"
For many Irish women, the current laws are driving them to extreme lengths - In 2016, 3,265 Irish women travelled to the UK to get an abortion.
Due to the expense, and lack of local support, most make the trip in one day, risking their health in the process.
"I was given a card with a number on it in order to protect your identity," says one such woman Cathy, who paid £400 for her surgical abortion in a Manchester clinic.
“It’s really heartbreaking to know that you are almost being exported; that this country doesn’t want to know about your problems or your issues.”
Donald Trump repaid his lawyer for 'third party expenses'
After initially denying any knowledge of a $130,000 payment by his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to porn actress, Stormy Daniels, statements released today by US President Donald Trump appear to show he reimbursed Cohen for the payment.
David Littleproud discusses changes to live animal export rules
Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud reacts to a report into the welfare of live animal exports recommends reducing the number of sheep on each ship to the Middle East to improve animal welfare.
AFP Commissioner, Andrew Colvin, talks about foreign influence in Australia
Federal Police Commissioner, Andrew Colvin, says foreign influence in Australia is at unprecedented levels and warns against complacency.
Britain prepares for the royal wedding
Annabel Crabb takes a look at the preparations and implications of the weekend's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Family businesses sent to the wall by their own banks
The Banking Royal Commission has today been hearing about the dysfunctional world of lending to small business. Two business owners tell 7.30 their stories about dealing with the banks. One even blames his lender for sending him broke.
More government MPs come out in support of outlawing live sheep exports
Late last week it seemed that the Turnbull government had stared down the intense political pressure to close down live sheep exports. But it now seems some of its own backbenchers, including a former minister, are agitating for change.
Investigation to go ahead into Israeli response to Gaza protest shootings
An international investigation will examine Israel's lethal response to protest in Gaza, which have left more than 100 Palestinians dead this year. Protests and shootings at Israel's fence around Gaza are a long running feature of life Palestinian territory.
Stargazers turn their eyes to the sky in a record attempt
Thousands of amateur astronomers will this week attempt to break the world record for the most stargazers at multiple venues. It's part of the BBC's popular Stargazing Live program, and it's co-host, Professor Brian Cox, has done as much as anyone to take science, and particularly astronomy to a mass audience.
Hundreds of Commonwealth Games attendees are asking for protection visas
Lawyer David Manne says he is representing a number of people who attended the Commonwealth Games and are now seeking asylum in Australia.
Banks crack down on handing out mortgage finance
There's been no shortage of bad press for the big banks as the royal commission has shone a spotlight on irresponsible lending practices. We're now seeing changes, with banks cracking down on handing out mortgage finance.
Australian woman changing the lives of thousands of children in Uganda
When Annabelle Chauncy saw first-hand the impoverished conditions children in Africa were experiencing, she wanted to do something to help.
Sebastian Gorka discusses Donald Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin
Tonight US President Donald Trump will sit down with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. To discuss what's likely to happen we're joined by Sebastian Gorka, a former high level strategist to President Trump.
Racing legend Larry Perkins finds buried treasure in desert
Retired racing car driver Larry Perkins says discovering an explorer's 100-year-old cache of equipment was "a different page of excitement" to winning Bathurst.
For years now, many Australians have been finding that the cost of living is rising faster than their pay packet. Despite working harder than ever, many people feel like it's impossible to get ahead. And the problem is now so serious that it's considered a major threat to the overall economy.
James Cook University
James Cook University is under fire for sacking one of its staff, Peter Ridd, after he allegedly made disrespectful remarks about some of his colleagues. And the university went through the climate sceptic's emails before they terminated his position.
Regional town's last bank closes
In the past year alone, there have been more than 150 branch closures by the big four. For some regional towns that can spell the end of their viability. Lauren Day visited one such place on the final day of business for the town's last remaining bank.
Australian leads global efforts to battle his own disease
Monkol Lek was a Cambodian refugee who came to Australia as a baby and developed muscular dystrophy as a young man. He now has his own lab at one of the world's leading universities where, through his work on the human genome, he's isolated the exact gene mutation which has caused his disease.
Chinese Personal Shoppers About More than Baby Formula
Personal shoppers - or daigou in China - are now big business in Australia. The daigou trade with China is worth $1 billion a year, and it's about much more than baby formula.
Economist Saul Eslake Looks Ahead to Budget
With the government announcing its plan to scrap a proposed increase to the Medicare levy and talks of an income tax cut, economist Saul Eslake takes a look at what the May budget may look like.
Tennis Match Fixing Creating 'Very Significant' Integrity Problem
A review into match fixing in tennis says the sport is facing a 'very significant' integrity problem. Former head of the ATP Anti-corruption Unit, Richard Ings, and sports gambling analyst, Mark Phillips, discuss the findings and what can be done.
The Financial Tool Banks Are Using to Fudge Borrowing Figures
Lending institutions have been using a tool to measure expenditure which some lenders say is underestimating their monthly outgoings. It has led to a culture where borrowers were being given loans they never had a hope of repaying.
How SSM Debate Changed Jason Om's Relationship With His Dad
The same-sex marriage debate has been a catalyst for change in ABC reporter Jason Om's relationship with his father.
Li Cunxin Returns To Stage After 18-year Break
The man known as Mao's Last Dancer, Li Cunxin, returns to the stage after an 18-year break for The Nutcracker.
Malcolm Turnbull On Legalisation Of Same-Sex Marriage
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins 7.30 to discuss the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Parliament Says Yes To Same-Sex Marriage
Parliament burst into prolonged applause today when the nation's politicians voted to legalise same-sex marriage.
Cousins Says Shorten Told Him Labor Could Revoke Adani Licence
Businessman and environmentalist Geoff Cousins says federal opposition leader Bill Shorten told him that when Labor wins government they would revoke the Adani mine licence "if the evidence is as compelling as we presently believe it to be".
Would-be Migrants Abandoned by Migration Agent After Payment
A businessman is under investigation for allegedly charging tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for skilled working visas would-be migrants never received.
D'Alpuget on Lust, Longing and Being 'The Other Woman'
Before the Barnaby Joyce affair there was the enormously controversial affair between Bob Hawke and his biographer, Blanche D'Alpuget. Leigh Sales sat down with D'Alpuget to talk about her latest reflections on the nature of love and sex.
Aung San Suu Kyi Delivers First Address On Rohingya Crisis
Myanmar's de facto leader has broken her silence on the growing Rohingya crisis in her country, saying her government is still working to determine what the real problems are in Rakhine state. Naomi Selvaratnam reports.
Interview: Trevor Wilson, Former Australian Ambassador to Myanmar
Matt Wordsworth speaks to visiting fellow on Myanmar at the Australian National University's School of Asia Pacific Affairs and former Australian ambassador to Myanmar Trevor Wilson about the escalating humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.
Interview: Eric Tlozek, PNG Correspondent
Matt Wordsworth speaks to PNG correspondent Eric Tlozek following news some refugees on Manus Island and Nauru will learn tomorrow if they will be settled in the US.
Interview: Jean Twenge, Author
Matt Wordsworth speaks to author and professor of psychology at San Diego University, Jean Twenge, about her study on the impact of smartphones and internet usage on the current generation of teenagers.
Travelling Dental Technician Brings Smiles Back To Aboriginal Communities
Paul Talbot is a dental technician who travels to rural and remote Indigenous communities to improve dental hygiene. He's helping bring a smile to faces of hundreds of people - and saving health services millions.
Australian Serb, Dragan Vasiljkovic, Convicted Of War Crimes
An ex-Serbian commander, Captain Dragan Vasiljkovic, who grew up in Australia, has been sentenced to 15 years' prison for war crimes including the murder and torture of Croatians in the 1990s.
Barnaby Joyce Discusses The Government's Deal With Gas Producers
The federal government has secured assurances from gas suppliers that they'll keep more supplies in Australia to prevent to predicted future shortages.
Do Same-sex De Facto Relationships Have The Same Rights As If They Were Married?
In the same-sex marriage debate, the No campaign argues that people in same sex relationships already have full legal equality with married couples. That's a view contested by the Yes campaign.
Panellists: Eric Abetz, Tasmanian Liberal senator; Lisa Singh, Tasmanian Labor senator; Gillian Triggs, former president, Australian Human Rights Commission; Simon Breheny, director of policy, Institute of Public Affairs; and Kate McClymont, investigative journalist with Sydney Morning Herald.
In a world awash with bogus news, dubious sources and noisy opinions, Stan Grant brings Australian audiences the essential context they need to separate facts from fiction on the important issues of the day.
Farewell Lateline: Former Hosts Reflect On 28 Years Of Stories
Emma Alberici is joined by former Lateline hosts Kerry O'Brien, Maxine McKew and Leigh Sales as they reflect on Lateline's vast history, including some of their most memorable stories and interviews, and the future of journalism.
Interview: Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister
Emma Alberici speaks to finance minister Mathias Cormann about findings by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that almost 60 percent of Australians eligible to take part in the same-sex marriage survey have already returned their forms.
Interview: Robyn Thomas
Emma Alberici speaks to the executive director of the US Law Centre to Prevent Gun Violence, Robyn Thomas, about the issue of gun control in the wake of America's worst mass shooting.
New Details Emerge About Vegas Gunman As Death Toll Rises
At least 59 people are dead and more than 500 injured after the deadliest mass shooting in US history. New details have emerged about the retiree who opened fire on a music festival but his motive remains unclear. Michael Vincent reports.
Australia Right To Set Up Space Agency: Brian Cox
British physicist Brian Cox has become a global science superstar, packing out venues around the world to explain the universe. Now he's touring Australia and says the federal government is right to establish a space agency.
Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Indigenous Peoples Across Globe
The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired Indigenous peoples across the globe, and now it's become the first movement to be awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.
Former Judges Back Call For A Federal Corruption Watchdog
A group of prominent former judges is calling for the immediate establishment of a federal anti-corruption agency. They believe serious corruption almost certainly exists at a federal level, it's just not being exposed.
Treasurer Denies Government Has Discipline Problem
Despite appearing to lurch from one crisis to another, Scott Morrison says the federal government doesn't have a discipline problem, and is getting on with delivering things that are important to voters.
Young Teacher Loses Job At Baptist School After He Reveals He Is Gay
Should a religious school have the right to dismiss teachers based on its beliefs about sexuality? That's what happened in Western Australia, where a young teacher is speaking out about his treatment by a Baptist school after he revealed he was gay.
Thornton Discusses His New Film, Sweet Country
It's not even been released yet, but Warwick Thornton's new film, Sweet Country, is already generating Oscar buzz. Based on true events, the sweeping western explores frontier justice in 1920s Northern Territory. It's received rave reviews around the world - including a standing ovation at the Venice International Film Festival.
We're Now Dealing With Grey Citizenship Cases: Burke
Manager of opposition business Tony Burke says the High Court has already dealt with the black and white citizenship cases, and now ones in the grey area should be referred.
More Politicians Facing Scrutiny Over Dual Citizenship
Two Labor politicians have been referred to the High Court in the latest twist in federal parliament's citizenship saga. Labor attempted to have nine politicians referred, but failed to get the motion through the House of Representatives.
Behind the Scenes with Melbourne Demons AFLW Team
Lauren Day goes behind the scenes with members of the Melbourne Demons' AFLW team as they experience the highs and lows of the competition's second season.
Trinity Grammar's Public Row Triggered by Haircut
A bizarre and increasingly vindictive dispute has embroiled one of Melbourne's most exclusive boys' schools - sparked by a haircut. It's divided parents and students, and has pitted Trinity Grammar's powerful old boys against the school's leadership.
Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Needs Regulating
Social media giant Facebook has been blindsided by revelations of how political operatives had access to 50 million Facebook users' private information. The news has forced the company's founder to admit that the company may need to be regulated. And it has raised questions about the protection of private information in Australia.
F for Fail
To the outside world they are highly respected, prestigious institutions committed to supporting young Australians as they embark on their journey through tertiary education. But behind the closed doors of many university residential colleges lurks a very different story. In March, Allison Langdon exposed disgusting initiation rituals, out-of-control drunken behaviour and most disturbingly, sexual assaults at colleges around the country. Following the broadcast of our story, “D for Disgrace” 60 Minutes was contacted by many more college residents, sick of the toxic culture which they say is fostered by a hierarchy of people who should know better. Now many students want change and they’re determined to fight for it. Their stories sent to 60 Minutes, along with supporting video and photographic evidence, will shock Australia. As one former college resident warns parents, “Do not send your children to college, because you have no control over what happens, and the atmosphere of secrecy stops you having any knowledge of what your child is going through.” Another tells Allison Langdon that when she raised an allegation of sexual assault with the management of her residential college she was told it was “all part of growing up”.
Wings over the world
To get the most out of their lives together, Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan go to extraordinary lengths. Or heights, to be more precise. Then, dressed in wingsuits, the couple jump out of planes and fly. They’ve soared over some amazing locations around the world and set multiple adventure records doing it. But there’s one place no one has ever flown in a wingsuit: Antarctica. So when Glenn and Heather told Liz Hayes of their dream to fly over the frozen continent, she thought it was mission impossible.
Margot Robbie on Transition from Neighbours to Hollywood
Actress Margot Robbie has gone from Ramsay Street to Hollywood and has the world at her feet. She was nominated for an Oscar for I, Tonya, which she also produced, and she's currently in Australia to talk about her latest film, Peter Rabbit. She sits down with 7.30's Mon Schafter who used to work with Margot on the set of Neighbours.
Teacher with Concealed Gun Believes He Can Stop Massacre
Many American gun owners are unmoved by the current push by school students to tighten gun laws. North American correspondent Zoe Daniel travels to Utah to find out why.
Minor Parties Flop in Batman and South Australian Elections
Labor defied the odds in the Batman by-election, beating the Greens in a contest that was supposed to be a shoo-in for the minor party. And in the South Australian election, not only did Nick Xenophon's team fail to win the balance of power, Xenophon didn't even win his seat.
Homes Destroyed by Bushfires in Tathra
Summer might be over but the bushfire threat remains high, and there were massive blazes in Victoria and NSW over the weekend. Geoff Thompson reports from the NSW town of Tathra, where more than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed in the inferno.
Seven Faces Backlash Over Taeuber Sacking
Last night we brought you the story of Amy Taeuber, the Seven cadet journalist let go by the network soon after making a sexual harassment complaint against an older male colleague. An extraordinary recording of a human resources meeting when the reporter was suspended has had an enormous reaction from viewers.
Treasurer On Improved Budget Bottom Line
The federal government has unveiled a better budget bottom line on the back of solid company tax collections and a slower than expected uptake of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Treasurer Scott Morrison joins 7.30 to discuss the figures.
Could Tasmania Become First State To Remove Pokies From Pubs And Clubs?
Tasmania could become the first state to remove poker machines from pubs and clubs. A government inquiry is considering it and new polling released to 7.30 shows more than three quarters of people in the Tasmanian premier's own electorate support limiting the number of poker machines or removing them altogether.
Bringing Healing Power Of Music To Remote Indigenous Communities
In WA, a second inquest in 10 years is being held into the rate of suicide among young Indigenous people. The crisis has driven one elder to look for a community-led alternative to what she calls talkfests that don't work. Olive Knight has taken music back to her remote Kimberley community to try to prove its healing powers.
Former Israeli Foreign Minister On Importance Of Relationship With Australia
On the eve of the Battle of Beersheba centenary, Emma Alberici speaks to former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni about the future of relations between Australia and Israel and why she supports a two state solution.
Canavan Calls One Nation An 'Emerging Threat' In Queensland Election
Emma Alberici speaks to Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan about the announcement of a snap election in Queensland and the issues his government faces after the citizenship ruling.
Historic Australian-Israeli Links Commemorated During PM's Middle East Trip
The Prime Minister's visit to Israel is being heralded as a chance to develop closer business and defence ties with the Jewish state. Michael Vincent reports.
Labor and Greens Battle for Batman
The resignation of Labor's David Feeney from federal parliament for failing to meet citizenship requirements has opened up the real possibility that the opposition could lose the inner-Melbourne seat of Batman in the resulting by-election. And the Greens could be the big winners.
Australia's Sepsis Emergency Costs 5000 Lives a Year
Medical experts are calling for urgent national action to better manage Australia's sepsis emergency, a disease killing 5000 Australians each year.
Poisoning of Former Russian Spy Sparks International Intrigue
The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England has sparked international interest. Heidi Blake, investigations editor at Buzzfeed UK, discusses Russia's increasingly brazen foreign interventions.
Former Tasmanian Premier Warns Against Watering Down Gun Laws
The Tasmanian government argues proposed change to the state's firearm laws are for the benefit of farmers, but the move has received strong criticism from the former premier, victims of the massacre and gun control advocates.
Chivers Dies from Brain Cancer
Late last year we brought you the story of Sara Chivers, who had been diagnosed with terminal brain tumours. Tragically her baby son Alfie had also been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. We're sad to report that Sara died yesterday.
Retracing Journey of German Aviators Stranded in Outback in 1932
Former pilot Mike Atkinson has retraced the survival journey of two German aviators, Hans Bertram and Adolph Klausmann, who were stranded in the outback more than 80 years ago. This story contains images of Indigenous people who have died.
Abetz Denies Supporting Plan to Cut Income Support for Under-30s
Senator Eric Abetz was the employment minister in the Abbott government in 2014. According to documents obtained by the ABC, that year Cabinet's powerful razor gang considered a proposal that would have banned anyone under 30 accessing income support. Abetz joins 7.30 to discuss the matter.
Detective in Serious Condition After Stabbing
NSW Police detective John Breda is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach and chest by an alleged sex offender on Australia Day. Last year 7.30 was given a special insight into the pressures of working on child sex abuse cases, filming for several days with Breda.
Mike Atkinson's Kimberley Expedition
Adventurer Mike Atkinson braved crocodiles, heat and some of Australia's most rugged terrain to recreate the 1930s survival journey of two German aviators.
Widow left in the lurch by husband’s super fund
A widow expected to receive more than $208,000 from her husband’s superannuation death benefit, but all she got was $25.
National Energy Guarantee
Tomorrow the Coalition is meeting to discuss the National Energy Guarantee. 7.30's chief political correspondent Laura Tingle looks at what it will take for there to be a breakthrough.
Coalition's NEG is 'very poor policy'
Liberal MP and former prime minister, Tony Abbott, joins 7.30 to discuss the Coalition's National Energy Guarantee.
Australia ready to re-enter the space race
The first boss of Australia's new national space agency is Dr Megan Clark, and she has the job of deciding which state will host the local equivalent of NASA.
Making sense of a rapidly changing world, Stan Grant presents this show, speaking to smart people about big ideas to uncover what they know, not what they think. Because knowledge matters more than opinions.
The past year has seen a seismic shift in gender politics and a global debate around gender equality. Over the next two weeks, Dateline travels to two continents to explore gender in a two-part special.
In part one of Dateline’s two-part gender special meet the Proud Boys, a group of men who say they are speaking up for a new class of minority: the disenfranchised young male.
The group believe masculinity is in danger - and they’re not alone.
Dateline reporter Dean Cornish travels to the USA to see why the Proud Boy’s controversial views are speaking to thousands of young men. Reclaiming manhood is one of the central pillars of the Proud Boys. The group’s founder Gavin McInnes says there’s a war on masculinity.
Donald Trump Visits Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
After being criticised for his administration's slow response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, US President Donald Trump has finally visited Puerto Rico. The US territory is still battling shortages of food, fuel and water with one island, Vieques, virtually cut off from help for two weeks.
Meet Acclaimed Musician, St Vincent
Annie Clark, better known as her alter ego St Vincent, is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist who combines rock, electro and jazz to create her own unique music.
PM Pushes For Greater Powers Against Terror Suspects
Ahead of a COAG meeting, Malcolm Turnbull is pushing for the states to allow the federal government to detain terror suspects for 14 days without charge, and provide information for a national database of driver's licence photos. Civil liberties groups are against the changes but the proposals have been widely welcomed by the states.
Las Vegas Rapid Response Nurse Recounts The Night Of The Massacre
As a rapid response team leader, Jon Dimaya, is used to dealing with trauma. But nothing could prepare the nurse for dealing with almost 200 gun shot victims from the Las Vegas massacre.
This year, Cape Town has been on the verge of becoming the first major city to run out of water. Incredibly, they've managed to more than halve the amount of water they use - but will it be enough to save their city?
Lost Boys: Who Are the African Youths Behind the Headlines?
After a summer of violence and heated political debate, Andy Park spent 10 days with the South Sudanese community in Melbourne to find out who about the African youths behind provocative headlines referring to African gangs.
'I Love That I'm in a Wheelchair': Dylan Alcott Out to Make Disability Sexy
Last month Dylan Alcott claimed his fourth straight Australian Open title in the quad wheelchair singles, but beyond his tennis victories Dylan is a radio host and runs his own foundation. Lauren Day sat down with him to talk about what's next for the 27-year-old.
An inside look at the extraordinary scale of people smuggling in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been described by some as the new 'slave trade'. Are Europe's multibillion-dollar efforts to tackle people smuggling in Africa putting desperate migrants in even more danger? This week on Dateline, reporter Benjamin Zand tracks the journey of migrants as they travel through Africa and attempt to cross the Mediterranean and reach Europe - and looks at what Europe is doing to stop them from arriving.
For the first time since the dark days of Hitler's Nazi Germany, a right-wing nationalist party is centre stage in German politics. Right-wing extremism in Germany has surged to its highest level since the downfall of the Third Reich, with a record number of attacks against asylum seekers and their supporters. This film, from the BBC's Panorama program, charts the rise of one notorious anti-immigrant group which stands accused of a wave of violent attacks. In an exclusive interview, one of the group's ringleaders talks for the first time about his motivations and his actions.
Cape Town Drought
After a long-running drought, the capital of South Africa is now just weeks away from running out of water. We'll take you there to find out how the residents of Cape Town are responding.
Mungo Man: Our next 'Ask a Reporter' topic
The oldest skeleton ever found in Australia, known as Mungo Man, has been returned to his home 40,000 years after his death. He spent the past 40 of those years being studied by scientists. But while he's now been laid to rest, the fight over his remains isn't finished yet.
Queensland is suffering through a massive heatwave this week, with record temperatures predicted. It left us we wondering - how do heatwaves like this actually happen? We asked ABC's weather experts to give us the down low.
BTN Investigates: How does gravity work?
This week, BTN viewer Zia asked us how Gravity works. It's a pretty heavy question Zia, but we're going to throw our weight into finding the answer.
21-year old Harley Windsor has made history as the first Indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics. He put in an impressive performance in pairs figure skating.
So we're going to introduce you to him and let him tell you how he got into this unique sport.
Paul McCartney On Six Decades Of Making Music
He's one of the most famous people on the planet and has been performing on stage for almost six decades. But at 75, Paul McCartney still has anxiety dreams about getting up in front of a crowd.
Pine Gap Protestors Learn Their Fate
A group of peace activists who illegally entered the top-secret Pine Gap defence base near Alice Springs have avoided jail time.
Same-sex Marriage Likely To Be Legal Within Days
Same-sex marriage could be legal within days, but there is still a fight to introduce amendments.
The old is new. Ditching conventional careers, a generation of hip young Italians is rediscovering the grand tradition of "Made in Italy". Hamish Macdonald takes an exhilarating road trip to meet them.
Remembering Indigenous Soldiers At Battle Of Beersheba
This week is the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. Until recently there's been little recognition of the role of Indigenous men who took part in the campaign.
Pilbara Property Investors Losing Hope Of Seeing Money Again
Mum-and-dad investors caught up in an alleged Ponzi scheme in Western Australia say they are "absolutely crushed" by the experience.
Bishop On Prospect Of Coalition MPs Crossing Floor Over Banking Royal Commission
Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop joins 7.30 to discuss the prospect of Coalition MPs voting against the federal government to support a banking royal commission.
Coalition MPs Threaten To Cross Floor To Vote For Banking Royal Commission
Three Coalition MPs are considering breaking ranks and voting against the federal government in a renewed push to establish a royal commission into the banks.
Every year more than 30,000 people are kidnapped around the world. A small number are taken for political reasons, many more are held for financial gain. With exclusive access to leading hostage recovery agents, The Ransom reveals the cat and mouse games employed to bring a hostage out alive.
Ten months after Hurricane Maria pummelled Puerto Rico, many of the Caribbean island's 3 million-plus people are still - literally - picking up the pieces. Yet the winds had barely abated before Puerto Rico was rushed by entrepreneurs from the US mainland, bringing with them a promise of prosperity built on crypto-money and blockchain technology. A blank stare is what you get if you ask most Puerto Ricans about how blockchain might change their lives. After 500 years of exploitation and dashed hopes under Spanish and American colonists, many are wary of big promises. Some are downright hostile.
Tourette's camp the one place these young people can be themselves
Living with Tourette's isn't easy for sufferers or their families. But there's one place, once a year, where they can feel free.
The primary school where nearly all the parents have given NAPLAN the flick
There's long been debate over whether NAPLAN should change or even be abolished. At one Sydney school, almost all primary school parents have given NAPLAN the flick.
Plastic, mould found in dog food sparks call for regulation of pet food industry
The Federal Government is facing growing calls to regulate Australia's pet food industry, amid reports of contaminated products.
Samuel Johnson Speaks with Leigh Sales
Australian actor Samuel Johnson raised millions of dollars for cancer research after his sister Connie Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died last year. After an overwhelming public response, he was nominated for the Australian of the Year.
Trans-Pacific Trade Deal to be Signed Without US
Ripping up the Trans-Pacific Partnership was one of US President Donald Trump's first self-declared accomplishments. Despite fears that America's withdrawal would kill the deal, 11 remaining countries including Australia have now reached a new agreement.
New Allegation About Collapse of 1972 Tasmanian Government
A former bookie says he may have inadvertently been a bagman in an alleged bribery plot designed to bring down the Tasmanian government in 1972.
Eastern Quolls To Be Reintroduced To Australian Mainland
Fifty years after it last roamed freely on the mainland, one of Australia's most endearing native mammals will be reintroduced to the wild. Over the next three years, 100 eastern quolls will be relocated from captive breeding sites in Tasmania to a national park on the New South Wales coast. Barbara Miller reports.
Interview: Tony Burke
Emma Alberici speaks to shadow environment minister and manager of Opposition business, Tony Burke, about federal energy policy and the citizenship saga.
Interview: Matt Wordsworth
Emma Alberici speaks to political correspondent Matt Wordsworth about the federal government's expected announcement of its long-awaited energy policy.
Voters react to the 2018 Budget
Three families watch Scott Morrison's 2018 budget and discuss what it means for them.
Five MPs go after Scott Morrison delivers 'pre-election budget'
Scott Morrison's 2018 budget was described as a pre-election budget. But it has been overshadowed by a High Court's ruling on dual citizenship which has seen four MPs and a senator resign, giving 'pre-election budget' a whole new meaning.
Donald Trump announces the US is pulling out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal
Danielle Pletka, a defence and foreign policy expert with the American Enterprise Institute, unpacks the Iran nuclear deal and Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from it.
Orangutan set free after 6 years
Last year Foreign Correspondent discovered Jono, an adult orangutan, at a quarantine centre in Jakarta. He'd been held in a small cage there for six years. Now, thanks to the public response to the program, Jono is in a larger temporary cage in Kalimantan and on the road to freedom.
Secret parties, sly booze and slinky cocktail dresses are a long way from the conservative images usually associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran. For decades the republic's morals police have enforced strict rules that seem to cover just about everything, from dog ownership, which is banned, to clothing. Drinking alcohol is punishable with 40 lashes. Repeat offenders can face the death penalty. Despite the rules, many young people in Iran are rebelling. They're taking their lives in their hands and defying the regime to party in secret.
Preparing For War With North Korea
Donald Trump's administration says war with North Korea gets closer every day. On the ground on the Korean peninsula the US military is preparing and planning for war. Matthew Carney was given rare access to what soon be America's biggest military base, Camp Humphreys, the logistics centre and staging post for any future conflict.
Elderly Involved In Growing Number Of Fatal Car Crashes
The grieving family of a young man who was killed when he was knocked off his motorbike by an elderly driver have called for stricter testing of seniors before they are allowed to keep their drivers licences.
Commonwealth Bank Accused Of Misleading Privacy Commissioner
A customer at the centre of a dispute with the Commonwealth Bank says the bank was trying to cover repeated, unlawful accessing of her account information by a bank contractor. The banks says it simply made an administrative error.
The Federal Speaker has announced five by-elections will be held on the 28th of July to replace MPs who were forced to step aside. But the date has enraged Labor because the party has its national conference on that same day. Laura Tingle discusses what it means.
Biologist Matthew Vickers was on a research trip with James Cook University in January when a two-metre shark nearly tore his arm off. It's left him and others wondering how protected students and volunteers are when they venture into the wild.
It was long thought the sort of folk magic practised in Europe didn't make it to Australia, but the country's old buildings are telling a different tale. Evidence is mounting that early settlers and convicts brought their superstitions with them.
Investigations around the country have found officers emptying vials of the potent painkiller Fentanyl and switching them out for saline, or worse still, tap water. In NSW, where the problem is at its worst, the ambulance commissioner has ordered for a state-wide investigation into drug protocols and random drug-safe audit.
Shark bite exposes volunteer insurance problems
Biologist Matthew Vickers was on a research trip with James Cook University in January when a two-metre shark nearly tore his arm off. It's left him and others wondering how protected students and volunteers are when they venture into the wild.
Victoria Police Accused of Excessive Use of Force
A joint investigation by 7.30 and the Age has found several cases in which police have allegedly gone too far, with people apparently bashed and brutalised during arrests. Now the incidents are being investigated by Victoria's corruption commission and Victoria Police's internal investigation of complaints against it is being questioned.
Police Commissioner Responds to CCTV Footage
Victoria's assistant police commissioner, Luke Cornelius, responds to the shocking CCTV footage showing police bashing and brutalising people during arrests.
Health Insurance Premiums Increase 17 Years in a Row
With health funds being allowed to once again increase their premiums, and this time at twice the rate of inflation, many are questioning whether private health insurance in value for money.
Salman Rushdie On Latest Book And Identity Politics
Award-winning author talks about his latest book, The Golden House, which deals with contemporary issues such as the Donald Trump era and identity politics.
Kindergarten Girls on International Day for the Girl Child
We'd all like to think our daughters are treated the same way as our sons, but as the latest Hollywood scandal shows, we still have a long way to go. But many kids today are being raised with terrific attitudes about sharing the load at home and at work.
Cancer Council's Sobering Warning On Melanomas
The Cancer Council has warned that more than 20 percent of potentially deadly melanomas are pale, not the typical black moles we've been told to look out for. And it has amended its diagnosis guidelines for doctors.
Are Year 12 Exams Worth The Stress?
As hundreds of thousands of students prepare for their final exams, some educators are wondering whether they are worth all the stress.
As the Trump administration pulls America out of international meetings on climate change, we visit communities who are already feeling its effects, and being forced to leave their homes. Climate change is often discussed as a problem that's coming, but in reality it's already here. Rising sea levels caused by global warming are, right now, forcing some Americans out of their homes, while others fear for the future of their communities. This week on Dateline, reporter Jeannette Francis meets Americans, from Alaska to South Beach, who are worried their cities and towns are at risk of going underwater.
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