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Will he stay or will he go? It's the biggest question in Australian football right now. After weeks of criticism, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has sat down for a ...

Will he stay or will he go? It's the biggest question in Australian football right now. After weeks of criticism, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has sat down for a one-on-one with Australian Story to address the intense speculation surrounding his future.

Mike Willesee is considered a legendary journalist, with a career spanning 50 years on programs such as Four Corners and This Day Tonight before creating A Current Affair. Now ...

Mike Willesee is considered a legendary journalist, with a career spanning 50 years on programs such as Four Corners and This Day Tonight before creating A Current Affair. Now he faces his greatest challenge to date - throat cancer.

Eddie Woo is Australia's most famous maths teacher. He first came to prominence with Wootube - his free YouTube channel that went viral with its fun and easy to understand ...

Eddie Woo is Australia's most famous maths teacher. He first came to prominence with Wootube - his free YouTube channel that went viral with its fun and easy to understand explanations of difficult maths concepts. Over the past year since Australian Story first profiled Eddie, his career has skyrocketed. He's gone from suburban high school maths teacher to award-winning celebrity, because of his unique and contagious teaching style. He was named the 2018 Australian Local Hero in the Australia Day Awards and he's in the running for the $1.3 million Global Teacher Prize - and the title of the world's best teacher. But Eddie's spectacular success has come at some cost to his own students and family.

Sydney GP Dr James Best was prepared to throw out the rulebook on autism as his son Sam entered adolescence. Rather than keeping him to routines and "wrapping him in cotton ...

Sydney GP Dr James Best was prepared to throw out the rulebook on autism as his son Sam entered adolescence. Rather than keeping him to routines and "wrapping him in cotton wool", he wanted to expose the 14-year-old to uncertainty and unpredictability. So Dr Best decided to take a year off work, sell the family house and take his son on a backpacking trip across Africa. It was based on the idea that adolescence represents a particular opportunity for learning, similar to the period during infancy when the brain is highly receptive to change. Although the plan left the parents of some autistic children aghast, it has been hailed as "ground breaking" by researcher Dr David Trembath of Griffith University. But nine days before he was due to leave for Africa, there was a knock on the door that turned Dr Best's life upside down.

UK rapper Professor Green sets out to discover the modern face of homelessness, changing our perceptions of who the homeless are and the harsh reality of their lives.

UK rapper Professor Green sets out to discover the modern face of homelessness, changing our perceptions of who the homeless are and the harsh reality of their lives.

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Disable Bodied Sailors

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  April 30, 2010
David Pescud's crew of disabled sailors take on the deadly Sydney to Hobart, but will drama on the start line, a major problem with one of the sails and an ocean storm ...

David Pescud's crew of disabled sailors take on the deadly Sydney to Hobart, but will drama on the start line, a major problem with one of the sails and an ocean storm threaten their chances? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Looks at how the global football community supported the beautiful game in Christchurch, New Zealand, as it recovers from the effects of the 2010-2011 earthquakes.

Looks at how the global football community supported the beautiful game in Christchurch, New Zealand, as it recovers from the effects of the 2010-2011 earthquakes.

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Opening Shot: Meatwork

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  November 11, 2012
Can you eat meat and really care about the animals on your dinner plate? In this second Opening Shot doco, Meatwork, documentarian and meat-eater, Madeleine Parry wants to ...

Can you eat meat and really care about the animals on your dinner plate? In this second Opening Shot doco, Meatwork, documentarian and meat-eater, Madeleine Parry wants to find out. So she enlists to become an abattoir meat-worker, and works her way up the production line toward the 'killbox'. With unparalleled access to a slaughterhouse, she explores the experiences of the animals we eat and the men who kill them. As she truly becomes part of the industrial meat production process, she faces the reality of killing hundreds of animals a day. Maddie wants to know the truth, but can she stomach it?

Eliza follows the path of new age enlightenment at a spirituality retreat. Hannah seeks higher meaning through charity. They consult a reliable source on growing up - their ...

Eliza follows the path of new age enlightenment at a spirituality retreat. Hannah seeks higher meaning through charity. They consult a reliable source on growing up - their mum - on what they learnt and how to behave.

Outback nurse Gayle Woodford was working alone at night on call in the remote South Australian community of Fregon when a man came to her door asking for Panadol. Moments ...

Outback nurse Gayle Woodford was working alone at night on call in the remote South Australian community of Fregon when a man came to her door asking for Panadol. Moments later she had vanished. "I knew she was in trouble," said her husband Keith Woodford who woke up the next morning to an empty bed. "I just knew". The discovery of Gayle's body in a shallow grave three days later threw the tightknit community of Fregon into freefall and ignited a debate about the security of remote area nurses working alone. In an effort to ensure they stay protected, a grassroots campaign began with the goal of introducing Gayle's Law into every parliament in the country. In this Australian Story exclusive, we hear from Gayle Woodford's husband and work colleagues for the first time and about the issues they hope can be resolved in the aftermath of her death. Introduced by Skye Kakoschke-Moore, former Senator for South Australia.

From Behind Bars Kathleen Folbigg is serving a 30-year prison sentence for killing all four of her infant children. During her 2003 trial the court heard that Caleb, Patrick, ...

From Behind Bars Kathleen Folbigg is serving a 30-year prison sentence for killing all four of her infant children. During her 2003 trial the court heard that Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura were all killed by a mother who was driven to smother her children in fits of rage. Having exhausted her rights of appeal, Folbigg has her hopes pinned on the outcome of a petition seeking a judicial review of her case. Drafted by a Newcastle legal team and submitted three years ago to the NSW Attorney General’s department, the petition argues amongst other things that some of the medical evidence against Folbigg during the trial was flawed. During this program we hear from Kathleen Folbigg for the first time, as she speaks out from behind bars about her conviction and the incriminating diary entries that were instrumental in securing the jury's guilty verdict. We also hear from the then NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery, who remains firmly of the belief that the jury got it right.

The son of an Indian farmer, Barry Singh spent his formative years on his family's banana farm, while nurturing the ambition of playing in and conducting a professional orchestra.

The son of an Indian farmer, Barry Singh spent his formative years on his family's banana farm, while nurturing the ambition of playing in and conducting a professional orchestra.

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My24: Andy/Lyndsey

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC ME  |  June 30, 2014
Andy and Lyndsey's MY:24s made each of them realise just how they could take control of their lives and help them each achieve their dreams.

Andy and Lyndsey's MY:24s made each of them realise just how they could take control of their lives and help them each achieve their dreams.

When scientist Jim Bowler saw a human skeleton emerging from the sandhills of the remote Willandra Lakes in 1974, he had no idea his chance discovery would radically rewrite ...

When scientist Jim Bowler saw a human skeleton emerging from the sandhills of the remote Willandra Lakes in 1974, he had no idea his chance discovery would radically rewrite Australian history. The full excavation revealed a complete skeleton covered in red ochre and in astonishingly good condition. Scientists would date Mungo Man at around 42,000 years old, pushing back the known date of human occupation in Australia by thousands of years. But for Mungo Man's traditional owners, the Mutthi Mutthi, Ngiyampaa and Paakantyi/Barkandji peoples, his discovery and removal to Canberra was a deep source of upset. When his remains were finally returned to country late last year it was an emotional homecoming for all, including Jim Bowler.

For Belinda Green, beauty was a ticket out of a difficult childhood. She was crowned Miss World in 1972 and was Australia's 'it girl' during the '70s. But something was ...

For Belinda Green, beauty was a ticket out of a difficult childhood. She was crowned Miss World in 1972 and was Australia's 'it girl' during the '70s. But something was missing in her life. She began caring for injured wildlife and eventually met an extraordinary vet, Dr Howard Ralph, who inspired a new career path. Now in her sixties, Belinda Green is studying to become a veterinary nurse while volunteering with Dr Ralph in his remarkable wildlife surgery in Braidwood.

As journalist Allan Clarke digs deeper into events on the night Mark Haines died, he discovers more about his last few hours. As he cracks the case wide open, he is led to the ...

As journalist Allan Clarke digs deeper into events on the night Mark Haines died, he discovers more about his last few hours. As he cracks the case wide open, he is led to the man he believes is the killer.

Elisha Rose has lived with the shame and stigma of her father's actions since she was 13 years old. In 1998, Lindsey Rose was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences, ...

Elisha Rose has lived with the shame and stigma of her father's actions since she was 13 years old. In 1998, Lindsey Rose was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences, never to be released. But rather than being consumed by trauma, Elisha is determined to atone for her father's crimes.

The Matildas are the "darlings" of Australian sport right now. Their recent run of wins and positive style of play have seen them catapult to No.4 in the world rankings and ...

The Matildas are the "darlings" of Australian sport right now. Their recent run of wins and positive style of play have seen them catapult to No.4 in the world rankings and attract media attention like never before. But it has been a long hard road to football fame. Today's celebrity footballers were yesterday's "circus freaks". We go behind the scenes with today's team and legends of the game as they reflect on the events that have shaped today's Matildas. Introduced by Matildas striker Samantha Kerr.

Blood on the Tracks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this episode may contain images and voices of people who have died. Over the next two weeks ...

Blood on the Tracks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this episode may contain images and voices of people who have died. Over the next two weeks Australian Story and the ABC’s Unravel podcast series will be exploring the mysterious death of teenager Mark Haines. When Mark’s body was found on train tracks near Tamworth 30 years ago his family were immediately suspicious- was there more to his death than met the eye?Despite the family’s concerns police dismissed any idea of foul play and closed the file on the case. It was only when ABC journalist Allan Clarke embarked on a five year investigation that things started to change. Police have now reopened the case and the podcast team have discovered startling new evidence which suggests Mark’s death was no mere misadventure.

Meet You in Paris In June last year, Mark and Julie Wallace were forced to face every parent’s worst fear when their 21-year-old daughter Sara Zelenak went missing after a ...

Meet You in Paris In June last year, Mark and Julie Wallace were forced to face every parent’s worst fear when their 21-year-old daughter Sara Zelenak went missing after a terror attack in London. For three days, their desperate calls and messages to the young nanny went unanswered as they found themselves caught up in the world of international terrorism, dealing with Scotland Yard, phoning hospitals and navigating the news media from their Redland Bay home. They were en route to London when they received the news that Sara had died. A year after their daughter’s death, Sara’s parents are making sense of the senseless act of terror by focussing on building a fitting legacy to Sara. They’re working towards building "Sarz Sanctuary", a healing retreat to help others facing unimaginable grief and trauma.

Nineteen year old Regina Humphries has been on an extraordinary voyage of discovery into her family's history. What she has gradually uncovered is an unthinkable tragedy of ...

Nineteen year old Regina Humphries has been on an extraordinary voyage of discovery into her family's history. What she has gradually uncovered is an unthinkable tragedy of almost Shakesperean proportions.

Meet the Billy Elliots of Australia! From humble beginnings in western Sydney, Steven McRae and Alexander Campbell have made it to the top of world ballet. The two men first ...

Meet the Billy Elliots of Australia! From humble beginnings in western Sydney, Steven McRae and Alexander Campbell have made it to the top of world ballet. The two men first met as boys competing on Sydney's dance circuit and their careers have been closely intertwined ever since. Both followed unlikely paths into ballet. Steven grew up in a family of drag racers and Alexander was a talented cricketer. Now, in a rare feat for Australia, they're both principal dancers at the prestigious Royal Ballet in London. A surprising story of rivalry, family sacrifice and sheer determination.

The Choirmaster Morris Stuart is a charismatic choir director bringing the sacred sounds of the Central Australian desert to the world. Over a decade ago, the retired pastor ...

The Choirmaster Morris Stuart is a charismatic choir director bringing the sacred sounds of the Central Australian desert to the world. Over a decade ago, the retired pastor was in Central Australia, supporting his artist wife who was on an extended painting trip. He wandered down Alice Spring’s central mall recruiting for a choir. Within a year he’d moulded 50 amateurs into a top-notch choir. When word of Morris’s magic spread to the Aboriginal community, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir was born. And so began an unlikely and inspiring trip from the Red Centre to the cathedrals of Germany.

Samuel Symons led a quietly inspirational life. Diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour at age four, he spent most of his life in and out of hospitals. But Samuel's witty ...

Samuel Symons led a quietly inspirational life. Diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour at age four, he spent most of his life in and out of hospitals. But Samuel's witty personality always shone through, despite the seemingly endless and gruelling treatments. Samuel grew up with his two brothers, Raphael and Joel, mother Elly and his television and radio personality father, Red Symons. But his parents never spoke publicly about Samuel’s illness. That was until Australian Story started filming with them in 2006 and continued tracking Samuel's progress for three years for an intimate and raw look into the journey of childhood cancer. Samuel passed away on October 3, 2018, age 27. His mother Elly introduces this story which looks back on Samuel's remarkable life.

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Shark Tank

Season 3  |  Episode 11  |  TEN  |  September 5, 2017
First in the tank, a 26-year-old attempts to lure the sharks into the spice trade. Next, two mates pitch their squid cleaning product. Finally, a couple offer a stake in their ...

First in the tank, a 26-year-old attempts to lure the sharks into the spice trade. Next, two mates pitch their squid cleaning product. Finally, a couple offer a stake in their dog grooming venture.

Class Of
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Class Of

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  Ten  |  October 3, 2012
Tough love is certainly the order of the day across the college, as English teacher Rhema is forced to take Jess aside to lay down the law; meanwhile, class 'bad girl' Taylor ...

Tough love is certainly the order of the day across the college, as English teacher Rhema is forced to take Jess aside to lay down the law; meanwhile, class 'bad girl' Taylor has turned the corner.

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Class Of

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  Ten  |  September 26, 2012
This week Daniel gets read the riot act. Ryan's usually easy-going nature is forgotten as he explodes with frustration; meanwhile two of the students in Nev's maths class are ...

This week Daniel gets read the riot act. Ryan's usually easy-going nature is forgotten as he explodes with frustration; meanwhile two of the students in Nev's maths class are accused of cheating.

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Shark Tank

Season 3  |  Episode 12  |  TEN  |  September 12, 2017
First in the tank, a 30-year-old attempts to lure the sharks with her personalised biscuit business. Next, a company offering unusual tourist experiences seeks investment.

First in the tank, a 30-year-old attempts to lure the sharks with her personalised biscuit business. Next, a company offering unusual tourist experiences seeks investment.

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Shark Tank

Season 3  |  Episode 6  |  TEN  |  August 1, 2017
First into the tank is Kjetil Hansen with a vegetarian seasoning that makes everything taste like bacon. Later, a dedicated animal lover seeks investment in his rescue app.

First into the tank is Kjetil Hansen with a vegetarian seasoning that makes everything taste like bacon. Later, a dedicated animal lover seeks investment in his rescue app.

Celebrate the achievements of inspiring Australians making a significant contribution to their communities and the Nation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is joined by Chris ...

Celebrate the achievements of inspiring Australians making a significant contribution to their communities and the Nation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is joined by Chris Bath and Kumi Taguchi.

Introduced by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry has spoken exclusively to Australian Story ahead of the Invictus Games which will open in Sydney next week. ...

Introduced by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry has spoken exclusively to Australian Story ahead of the Invictus Games which will open in Sydney next week. Founded by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Sussex in 2014, the Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. One of those competitors will be Garry Robinson who credits His Royal Highness and the Invictus Games with saving his life. In 2010, the former commando narrowly survived a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan. After two years in rehab, he returned home to the challenges of learning to live with a traumatic brain injury and significant physical disabilities. Garry struggled to cope and it wasn’t until his rehab team at Holsworthy Army base encouraged him to enter the inaugural London Invictus Games four years ago that he found a new lease of life.

She was a wife, a mother, a sister and a daughter. Lyn Dawson had everything to live for, so why did she disappear without a trace 36 years ago? Her husband Chris, a PE ...

She was a wife, a mother, a sister and a daughter. Lyn Dawson had everything to live for, so why did she disappear without a trace 36 years ago? Her husband Chris, a PE teacher, always insisted she abandoned him and their two young daughters to “sort things out”. Days later he moved his teenage lover into the family home. Two coroners concluded Chris Dawson murdered his wife but to this day, he has never been prosecuted. The case has gripped audiences around the world since the release of a new podcast, The Teacher’s Pet, by investigative journalist Hedley Thomas. Australian Story first covered the story 15 years ago. This next chapter features exclusive interviews with friends and family of Lyn Dawson and those charged with enacting justice, both then and now.

Gavin Larkin was the ultimate alpha male: a highly successful advertising executive with friends in high places. But there was a problem with his seemingly perfect life. He ...

Gavin Larkin was the ultimate alpha male: a highly successful advertising executive with friends in high places. But there was a problem with his seemingly perfect life. He was, as he says himself, "a bit of a prick" and he was deeply unhappy. Gavin decided to change, and in 2009, he used his marketing nous and his high-profile contacts to create R U OK? Day, a national day of action to prevent suicide. But not long after the launch, the super-fit, indomitable Gavin was anything but okay. He died of cancer just after marking R U OK?'s third successful campaign. R U OK? Day has become one of the nation's most embraced days of action. Six years after we first aired the story of Gavin Larkin, we return to his family to see how Gavin's extraordinary legacy has helped sustain them through their grief.

Australian Story goes behind the scenes with boxing's Mr Nice Guy, Jeff Horn, and his meteoric rise from bullied teen to welterweight champion of the world. The unknown ...

Australian Story goes behind the scenes with boxing's Mr Nice Guy, Jeff Horn, and his meteoric rise from bullied teen to welterweight champion of the world. The unknown teacher shot to international fame in July when he beat Manny Pacquiao, an 11-time world champion with $500 million in earnings to his name.

Mike Willesee is considered a legendary journalist, with a career spanning 50 years on programs such as Four Corners and This Day Tonight before creating A Current Affair. Now ...

Mike Willesee is considered a legendary journalist, with a career spanning 50 years on programs such as Four Corners and This Day Tonight before creating A Current Affair. Now he faces his greatest challenge to date - throat cancer.

Family Confidential returns for a third, headline-grabbing series. Narrated by Gretel Killeen, this series showcases some of the biggest names in Australia and the world, and ...

Family Confidential returns for a third, headline-grabbing series. Narrated by Gretel Killeen, this series showcases some of the biggest names in Australia and the world, and reveals the private story behind the public face. The first episode focuses on Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman.

Born with a rare form of dwarfism, actor and dancer Kiruna Stamell has faced ridicule and discrimination all her life. But her determination to be a performer has never ...

Born with a rare form of dwarfism, actor and dancer Kiruna Stamell has faced ridicule and discrimination all her life. But her determination to be a performer has never wavered and she has overcome every hurdle with dignity and grace. Roles for short-statured actors tend to be one-dimensional and often demeaning but Kiruna refuses to be defined by her height. She chooses to play the kind of roles she might perform in real life - a mother, a lover, a lawyer or a nurse - and by doing so hopes to challenge perceptions of people with dwarfism. For the past 15 years she has worked consistently on stage and screen. Her roles include the film Moulin Rouge, the soap opera EastEnders, the Ricky Gervais comedy Life's Too Short and three plays at London's prestigious National Theatre. Australian Story filmed with Kiruna, her family and her husband, actor Gareth Berliner, while she was involved in an Australian production of The Rover.

Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, the 2017 Australian of the Year and biomedical scientist specialising in adult stem cell research, in conversation with Jane Hutcheon.

Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, the 2017 Australian of the Year and biomedical scientist specialising in adult stem cell research, in conversation with Jane Hutcheon.

Running Empty By Christmas 2011 Queensland chef Matt Golinski was on top of his game. He had a successful catering business and a national media profile courtesy of the Ready ...

Running Empty By Christmas 2011 Queensland chef Matt Golinski was on top of his game. He had a successful catering business and a national media profile courtesy of the Ready Steady Cook television show. But when a fire tore through his Tewantin home on Boxing Day his life and career plans were destroyed in minutes. Matt woke from an induced coma two months later to the news his wife and three children had died in the fire and that he had serious burns across his upper body. "I just sort of went, God, really? You spent eight weeks keeping me alive? Why would you bother," he recalls. A painful and protracted rehabilitation followed and many of Matt’s friends and family doubted he would find a passion for life ever again. But almost even years on, his career is flourishing and he’s found new love and a second chance at fatherhood. For the first time on television he describes how he overcame the unthinkable and found a new passion for life.

The South Australian steel town of Whyalla was facing extinction two years ago. A one-company town, its big employer, Arrium, went bust and the jobs of 3000 steelworkers were ...

The South Australian steel town of Whyalla was facing extinction two years ago. A one-company town, its big employer, Arrium, went bust and the jobs of 3000 steelworkers were hanging in the balance. But the town was determined to save itself. Workers voted in favour of a 10 percent pay cut and were rewarded when British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta came to town.

Out of the Woods From a homeless alcoholic living in the wild to academic success and a book deal, Out of the Woods tells the inspiring comeback story of forest-dweller ...

Out of the Woods From a homeless alcoholic living in the wild to academic success and a book deal, Out of the Woods tells the inspiring comeback story of forest-dweller Gregory Smith. When he left school at 14, dogged by the crushing assessment that he was "functioning at the lower level of the dull range", Gregory Smith had already endured a violent upbringing and months in an orphanage after the break-up of his family. At 35, struggling with a lifetime of trauma, he opted to escape into the wild with no desire to return to the society that had failed him so dismally. Exhausted by years of living off the land and sleeping rough, Gregory emerged from the forest ready to change his life, and gained an undergraduate degree and then a PhD at Southern Cross University. His story offers hope for the most damaged amongst us. "Gregory represents the capacity for transformation against all odds and a real triumph over adversity," says one of his students, Kerry Pritchard. "How to take the crap in life and grow beautiful things out of it."

In the season return of Australian Story, we go behind the scenes of the country's most high-profile same-sex wedding. Like many families across the country, the family of ...

In the season return of Australian Story, we go behind the scenes of the country's most high-profile same-sex wedding. Like many families across the country, the family of Christine Forster and her brother, former prime minister Tony Abbott, was divided by the same-sex marriage debate. After 10 years together, Christine has married her long-term partner Virginia Flitcroft. But beyond the champagne, frocks and flowers is a story of overcoming heartbreak, regret and family divisions.

Waverley Stanley was a 12-year-old Indigenous student at a country Queensland public school when his teacher Rosemary Bishop spotted "something special" in him. Determined to ...

Waverley Stanley was a 12-year-old Indigenous student at a country Queensland public school when his teacher Rosemary Bishop spotted "something special" in him. Determined to get Waverley a better education, Bishop arranged a scholarship at an exclusive private school. Waverley says it changed his life. Nearly 40 years later, Waverley is paying it forward through Yalari, a scholarship program he set up to provide the same opportunity for other Indigenous kids.

The Massimo Mission Like most parents Stephen and Sally Damiani will do almost anything for their children. So when they were first told that their baby boy Massimo had a ...

The Massimo Mission Like most parents Stephen and Sally Damiani will do almost anything for their children. So when they were first told that their baby boy Massimo had a mysterious illness, the first thing they did was hit the medical textbooks. Despite their lack of scientific training, they shocked the medical world when they helped crack their son’s genetic code and diagnose a new type of leukodystrophy. Australian Story first told the remarkable story of the Damianis four years ago. Since then Stephen and Sally Damiani have made huge strides in their efforts to find a cure for their son’s illness and are now at the forefront of cutting edge research which may one day yield a treatment.

Baby Steps When Claudine and Dave Fitzgibbon’s unborn baby boy was diagnosed with spina bifida, it was devastating. This was their third diagnosis and they couldn’t ...

Baby Steps When Claudine and Dave Fitzgibbon’s unborn baby boy was diagnosed with spina bifida, it was devastating. This was their third diagnosis and they couldn’t contemplate the idea of terminating another pregnancy.Their doctor told them about a risky but revolutionary operation that had only been performed in Australia once before. This in utero procedure wasn’t a cure but would hopefully correct a large number of the baby’s physical abnormalities.The stakes were high, but Claudine and Dave decided to take the gamble.Baby Harvey entered the world 18 months ago, but questions remained. Would he still be badly affected by spina bifida? Would he ever be able to walk? This week, Australian Story catches up with Claudine, Dave and baby Harvey to see whether their gamble has paid off.

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My24: Romy/Coen

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC ME  |  June 9, 2014
This week's MY: 24s involve life and death events, and the consequences of their survival. Coen was born with cystic fibrosis and later developed diabetes and Romy lived ...

This week's MY: 24s involve life and death events, and the consequences of their survival. Coen was born with cystic fibrosis and later developed diabetes and Romy lived through the Black Saturday bush fires.

Mick Bainbridge is a former commando who was left battling a crippling case of PTSD after five overseas deployments. When Mick sought support from his command to move to a ...

Mick Bainbridge is a former commando who was left battling a crippling case of PTSD after five overseas deployments. When Mick sought support from his command to move to a training role he says was told to go back to Afghanistan or leave the Army altogether. Enrolling in a law degree, Mick decided that instead of getting mad he would get even, employing his newfound knowledge to take on the system. Now as the youngest councillor ever at the NSW RSL he's using his legal skills to help other veterans take up the fight. Introduced by artist Ben Quilty.

When Emma Watkins became the Yellow Wiggle in 2012, she overcame a backlash to make the yellow skivvy her own, winning over a new generation of fans. As Emma's star rose, ...

When Emma Watkins became the Yellow Wiggle in 2012, she overcame a backlash to make the yellow skivvy her own, winning over a new generation of fans. As Emma's star rose, behind the scenes her health was failing. Eventually she was diagnosed with endometriosis and her decision to go public brought much-needed attention to the disease. Her health problems led her to re-evaluate other areas of her life and at the beginning of the year she separated from her husband, fellow Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie. Emma speaks exclusively about the separation, its fall-out and the couple’s determination to continue working together.

Last time our Agony Aunts and Uncles took us through the Cycle of Love. It was confessional, illuminating, inappropriate and wrong. Now, narrator/interviewer Adam Zwar is ...

Last time our Agony Aunts and Uncles took us through the Cycle of Love. It was confessional, illuminating, inappropriate and wrong. Now, narrator/interviewer Adam Zwar is getting the band back together, as well as some elite additions, to bring you The Agony of Life.

Shark Tank
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Shark Tank

Season 3  |  Episode 7  |  TEN  |  August 8, 2017
First in the tank, a duo from Melbourne seeking investment in their online greeting card business. Next, a 26-year-old looking to expand his mobile gym venture. Finally, a ...

First in the tank, a duo from Melbourne seeking investment in their online greeting card business. Next, a 26-year-old looking to expand his mobile gym venture. Finally, a couple pitch their food brand.

With unprecedented access to three public high schools across Victoria, Western Australia and Northern Territory, Testing Teachers follows six first-time teachers over the ...

With unprecedented access to three public high schools across Victoria, Western Australia and Northern Territory, Testing Teachers follows six first-time teachers over the course of 12 months as they start their new careers as teachers. With a second term under way, the reality of the job ahead is setting in for the six first-time teachers. Now that they're starting to get through to their students, they must come up with inventive ways to bring out the best in them.

Six first-time teachers are on the home stretch of a rollercoaster year, and with final exams looming, they'll soon find out if they've made an impact on the lives of their ...

Six first-time teachers are on the home stretch of a rollercoaster year, and with final exams looming, they'll soon find out if they've made an impact on the lives of their students. At Southern River College on the outskirts of Perth, Sasha is helping one struggling student to make a turnaround after a troubled start to the year. In Melbourne, as the Year 12 curriculum begins, Emmanuel receives some confronting news from a parent. In remote Tennant Creek, Fiona changes tack to help her most reliable student overcome a crippling problem.

The Handshake for Peace is a gesture of friendship and respect intended to inspire the world to unite in peace, solidarity and fair play. The Handshake for Peace initiative ...

The Handshake for Peace is a gesture of friendship and respect intended to inspire the world to unite in peace, solidarity and fair play. The Handshake for Peace initiative was created and developed by the Norwegian Football Association and the Nobel Peace Center in Norway. It has been formally endorsed by FIFA as part of its mission to build a better future through football. This documentary explores how FIFA and the Nobel Peace Center are utilising the World Cup to promote a global message of peace and unity.

Would you trust a group of strangers to help you make the most important decision of your life? Could you expose your world to their scrutiny and judgement? Can you face the ...

Would you trust a group of strangers to help you make the most important decision of your life? Could you expose your world to their scrutiny and judgement? Can you face the truth to change your future? For one desperate person facing a dilemma, this is their last resort.

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Creative Minds: Bill Henson

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 30, 2015
Get an inside look at the creative process with a six-part series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the Australian art world. This series offers an intimate ...

Get an inside look at the creative process with a six-part series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the Australian art world. This series offers an intimate look at the people who define contemporary Australian culture. Sometimes controversial, sometimes moving, always intriguing - we sit down with our Australian artistic icons including Geoffrey Rush, Bill Henson, Stephen Page, Kate Grenville and Robyn Archer to discuss their life story and the influences that inform their work.

Life is complicated and so is love. And an increasing number of people are finding true, emotional and sexual love with objects. This emerging sexual orientation, ...

Life is complicated and so is love. And an increasing number of people are finding true, emotional and sexual love with objects. This emerging sexual orientation, Objectum-Sexuality (OS), is explored through five amazing characters who openly declare their love for objects, from carnival rides to cars and trains, even the Eiffel Tower - not as fetishes, but as loving life partners.

Having made little progress in their search for the perfect man, the princesses must go on as many dates as possible or their undercover mission will end in failure. By the ...

Having made little progress in their search for the perfect man, the princesses must go on as many dates as possible or their undercover mission will end in failure. By the end of the week, they hope to find a genuine contender to take home with them.

Some of Britain's best chefs train up some of the country's worst. Lee works in his mum's cafe, can he be trained up by the youngest UK Michelin star winning chef?

Some of Britain's best chefs train up some of the country's worst. Lee works in his mum's cafe, can he be trained up by the youngest UK Michelin star winning chef?

The inspiring story of three players, including Collingwood's own Moana Hope as they journey towards their dream of the big league as we celebrate the rise of women's football.

The inspiring story of three players, including Collingwood's own Moana Hope as they journey towards their dream of the big league as we celebrate the rise of women's football.

An intimate portrait of a unique family and their single-minded determination to be treated as normal. Gay British millionaires Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow made headlines ...

An intimate portrait of a unique family and their single-minded determination to be treated as normal. Gay British millionaires Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow made headlines 10 years ago when their two children Saffron and Aspen were born to a surrogate mother in the US, using donor eggs and the couple's sperm. They were accused at the time of 'shopping for the ultimate gay accessory''.

Three single princesses from around the world head to the UK to find Prince Charming to take back to their kingdom. Her Royal Highness, 22- year-old Princess Xenia of Saxony ...

Three single princesses from around the world head to the UK to find Prince Charming to take back to their kingdom. Her Royal Highness, 22- year-old Princess Xenia of Saxony is a celebrity in Germany, Her Highness Princess Aaliya of Balasinor, India, has never had a boyfriend or been on a date and Princess Nvannungi Sheillah from Buganda, Uganda, is one of the most famous women in her country.

This week the Undercover Princesses will finally reveal their true identities to their chosen partners. But first they have to find them, and time is running out.

This week the Undercover Princesses will finally reveal their true identities to their chosen partners. But first they have to find them, and time is running out.

Shark Tank
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Shark Tank

Season 3  |  Episode 4  |  TEN  |  July 11, 2017
First up in the Tank, a 28-year-old man seeks investment in his lactose-free coconut milk ice-cream business. Later, the founders of a booking app that links customers with ...

First up in the Tank, a 28-year-old man seeks investment in his lactose-free coconut milk ice-cream business. Later, the founders of a booking app that links customers with stylists and salons.

On tonight's episode of Last Woman Standing, log running with the Xavante tribe in Brazil is the next challenge for the brave competitors. The Xavante live in woodland along ...

On tonight's episode of Last Woman Standing, log running with the Xavante tribe in Brazil is the next challenge for the brave competitors. The Xavante live in woodland along the Rio das Mortes - the river of death - and they have a reputation for being fierce defenders of their lands.

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