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On the 50th anniversary of Vatican II this program revisits the historic three year council that changed the Catholic Church, and examines the ongoing repercussions of its reforms.

On the 50th anniversary of Vatican II this program revisits the historic three year council that changed the Catholic Church, and examines the ongoing repercussions of its reforms.

The shocking story of how an amateur historian's sleuthing uncovered the deaths of up to 800 hundred children at a Catholic care home in Ireland. #ABCcompass.

The shocking story of how an amateur historian's sleuthing uncovered the deaths of up to 800 hundred children at a Catholic care home in Ireland. #ABCcompass.

Tonight, Scott talks to Rolf de Heer, the writer and director of Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby and ten other Australian feature films. With over 20 major awards to his name, Rolf ...

Tonight, Scott talks to Rolf de Heer, the writer and director of Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby and ten other Australian feature films. With over 20 major awards to his name, Rolf is one of our most prolific and respected film directors. Rolf discusses racism, incest, torment, murder, loyalty and love... because these are all themes his films have explored.

The extraordinary stories of three missionaries who have devoted their lives to working with people in some of the most challenging and dangerous corners on Earth.

The extraordinary stories of three missionaries who have devoted their lives to working with people in some of the most challenging and dangerous corners on Earth.

Jane Caro digs deeper into the personal toll that life in the classroom has taken on our teachers. We see how handling difficult students can erode the periodic satisfaction ...

Jane Caro digs deeper into the personal toll that life in the classroom has taken on our teachers. We see how handling difficult students can erode the periodic satisfaction gained by making a difference in a child's life.

In the 500th anniversary of Luther's challenge to the Catholic Church, Kumi Taguchi explores the relevance of the event that kickstarted a revolution that continues to ...

In the 500th anniversary of Luther's challenge to the Catholic Church, Kumi Taguchi explores the relevance of the event that kickstarted a revolution that continues to resonate in Australian lives today.

Could you imagine forgiving the murderer of your child and grandchild? Agnes Furey did just that. In the process, she not only gave the killer his life back, but rediscovered ...

Could you imagine forgiving the murderer of your child and grandchild? Agnes Furey did just that. In the process, she not only gave the killer his life back, but rediscovered her own sense of purpose.

The joy and struggle of being a child and raising a child are combined with the demands of domesticity and the pressure of external forces as our five families courageously ...

The joy and struggle of being a child and raising a child are combined with the demands of domesticity and the pressure of external forces as our five families courageously step up to life's challenges.

Kumi Taguchi explores migration to Australia and changing attitudes towards our newest citizens. Migrants reveal what contributes to their sense of belonging and how it ...

Kumi Taguchi explores migration to Australia and changing attitudes towards our newest citizens. Migrants reveal what contributes to their sense of belonging and how it enriches our society as a whole.

Compass explores the sexual rules of three different faiths to find out what goes on in Jewish, Muslim and Hindu bedrooms. They say you should never talk about sex and ...

Compass explores the sexual rules of three different faiths to find out what goes on in Jewish, Muslim and Hindu bedrooms. They say you should never talk about sex and religion in the same sentence, but for some Australians they go together, like love and marriage. This program features three very different Australian couples who let us into their homes and lives to talk about the private and sacred rituals that are part of their religious practice.

Tom is a 26 year old who feels compelled to give away a kidney to a complete stranger. Tom's friends and family are struggling with the idea of him donating a major organ to ...

Tom is a 26 year old who feels compelled to give away a kidney to a complete stranger. Tom's friends and family are struggling with the idea of him donating a major organ to someone he will never meet. As Tom approaches a decision that will change his life forever, this film explores the boundaries of modern altruism.

As demand for Foster Carers in Australia increases, Compass meets several foster families to learn about the challenges and rewards fostering can bring.

As demand for Foster Carers in Australia increases, Compass meets several foster families to learn about the challenges and rewards fostering can bring.

Ifrah Ahmed is the founder and organiser of the Miss Ethnic Ireland contest, a pageant she created to raise awareness about female genital mutilation of which she herself was ...

Ifrah Ahmed is the founder and organiser of the Miss Ethnic Ireland contest, a pageant she created to raise awareness about female genital mutilation of which she herself was a victim ... when she was 8 years old.

Geraldine Doogue meets veteran actor, elder and activist Jack Charles who at 72 is enjoying newfound fame and purpose, after putting a life of crime and drugs behind him.

Geraldine Doogue meets veteran actor, elder and activist Jack Charles who at 72 is enjoying newfound fame and purpose, after putting a life of crime and drugs behind him.

Compass examines the Salvation Army, trying to reconcile its dual role, and redeem itself in the face of shocking revelations of child sexual abuse in its former children's homes.

Compass examines the Salvation Army, trying to reconcile its dual role, and redeem itself in the face of shocking revelations of child sexual abuse in its former children's homes.

In this episode a Facebook memorial for a young man, a wife's ashes scattered in the sea, a tribal Tiwi ceremony, grieving for those lost without trace and a loved one's ...

In this episode a Facebook memorial for a young man, a wife's ashes scattered in the sea, a tribal Tiwi ceremony, grieving for those lost without trace and a loved one's remains gifted to science.

The Pope who calls himself 'a sinner' is, certainly, a man of contradictions. But who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio? How did the man who was loved and loathed by his fellow Jesuits ...

The Pope who calls himself 'a sinner' is, certainly, a man of contradictions. But who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio? How did the man who was loved and loathed by his fellow Jesuits back in Argentina become Pope?

Part one charts the relationship of an Australian gay man and his American partner and their 40 year fight for recognition of their marriage.

Part one charts the relationship of an Australian gay man and his American partner and their 40 year fight for recognition of their marriage.

A story about faith, religion, love and life after the priesthood. Thirteen Irish ex-priests speak about how they came to be missionaries in the 1960s and '70s and how these ...

A story about faith, religion, love and life after the priesthood. Thirteen Irish ex-priests speak about how they came to be missionaries in the 1960s and '70s and how these young idealists developed much broader ideas about faith.

A story of survival and success: Jewish families who lost everything in WW2 and rebuilt their lives from scratch here in Australia. Compass features three families who ...

A story of survival and success: Jewish families who lost everything in WW2 and rebuilt their lives from scratch here in Australia. Compass features three families who combined their fashion skills with a fierce to determination to survive. The Weinreichs established a multi-million dollar bridal gown business. Cobbler brothers Morris and Adam Perkal, now in their 90s, are still making shoes for the rich, famous and physically disabled. And, Anna Reich, a Schindler's list survivor, is a retired fashionista.

This week at Liverpool Hospital Jacqui has chronic liver disease and not much time left. Chaplain Graham has supported her, and her devoted son Lance, throughout her illness. ...

This week at Liverpool Hospital Jacqui has chronic liver disease and not much time left. Chaplain Graham has supported her, and her devoted son Lance, throughout her illness. When Jacqui dies Chaplain Graham is on hand to help and guide Lance through his grief. Meantime, at Royal North Shore Hospital trainee chaplains Paul Hurst and Dianne Burke are both put to the test while working the wards.

The Assyrians are a vibrant community who have made a great contribution to Australian life since the 1950s. Persecuted for centuries and a people without a country, their ...

The Assyrians are a vibrant community who have made a great contribution to Australian life since the 1950s. Persecuted for centuries and a people without a country, their church has become the focus of their cultural identity.

Brazilian spiritual healer Joao De Faria Texeira treats people using controversial methods. The filmmaker follows the journey of her friend Lya who has advanced cancer as she ...

Brazilian spiritual healer Joao De Faria Texeira treats people using controversial methods. The filmmaker follows the journey of her friend Lya who has advanced cancer as she travels from Melbourne to the Brazilian village.

A positive psychology program is introduced to help the students cope with stress. The Darrabi boys face tough physical and mental challenges, and teachers deal ...

A positive psychology program is introduced to help the students cope with stress. The Darrabi boys face tough physical and mental challenges, and teachers deal compassionately with teen mental health issues.

Looks at the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, its spiritual battle against modernising trends and the evangelical ministry at the heart of its identity.

Looks at the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, its spiritual battle against modernising trends and the evangelical ministry at the heart of its identity.

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a stable of guest panellists in this smart and entertaining Compass series.

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a stable of guest panellists in this smart and entertaining Compass series.

Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine look at the dos and don'ts of devices at the dinner table and explore how to politely commandeer someone's Wi-Fi. Plus comedian Tom Ballard joins ...

Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine look at the dos and don'ts of devices at the dinner table and explore how to politely commandeer someone's Wi-Fi. Plus comedian Tom Ballard joins the hosts to talk about the pros & cons of technology.

Hana Assafiri is a woman on a mission. At a time when Islamophobia is on the rise, she runs regular speed dating sessions where people come and ask Muslim women any questions ...

Hana Assafiri is a woman on a mission. At a time when Islamophobia is on the rise, she runs regular speed dating sessions where people come and ask Muslim women any questions they like about Islam.

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a panel of guests in this smart and entertaining Compass series. Together ...

Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a panel of guests in this smart and entertaining Compass series. Together they'll work out which way their moral compass is pointing on the dilemmas and controversies of our time - big and small - through the prism of faith and ethics. This Compass episode is part of the ABC's focus on Mental Health Week.

Interviewees Luke Russell, John Tasioulas and Mick Dodson show how punishment can be a form of communication and examine if there is ever an unforgivable act.

Interviewees Luke Russell, John Tasioulas and Mick Dodson show how punishment can be a form of communication and examine if there is ever an unforgivable act.

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Janet King: The Smoking Gun

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  April 14, 2016
The suspicion on Karen is quickly transferred to Major Simon Hamilton & continues to mount due to his missing Ferrari, abusive reputation, no alibi for the night of Todd's ...

The suspicion on Karen is quickly transferred to Major Simon Hamilton & continues to mount due to his missing Ferrari, abusive reputation, no alibi for the night of Todd's murder & a shipping container full of handguns.

Donor Unknown follows the story of 20-year-old JoEllen Marsh, as she goes in search of the sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150.

Donor Unknown follows the story of 20-year-old JoEllen Marsh, as she goes in search of the sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150.

Follows an ambitious scheme helping people with mental health issues to turn their lives around by building confidence, self-esteem and trust.

Follows an ambitious scheme helping people with mental health issues to turn their lives around by building confidence, self-esteem and trust.

In a distinguished military career spanning two world wars, Stan Savige became Lieutenant General Sir George Stanley Savige, one of Australia's most decorated soldiers. ...

In a distinguished military career spanning two world wars, Stan Savige became Lieutenant General Sir George Stanley Savige, one of Australia's most decorated soldiers. Compass tracks down the man behind the legend.

Forty years ago a radical new religious movement erupted in Australia. But within 20 years it was over... So what happened to the Charismatics?

Forty years ago a radical new religious movement erupted in Australia. But within 20 years it was over... So what happened to the Charismatics?

Compass presents the extraordinary stories of three missionaries who have devoted their lives to working with people in some of the most challenging and dangerous corners on Earth.

Compass presents the extraordinary stories of three missionaries who have devoted their lives to working with people in some of the most challenging and dangerous corners on Earth.

Three people with Down syndrome take their first strides towards independence. Digby Webster is an artist who wants to live alone, Tom Elenor wants stardom, and Tracie Sammut ...

Three people with Down syndrome take their first strides towards independence. Digby Webster is an artist who wants to live alone, Tom Elenor wants stardom, and Tracie Sammut is an actress who wants to teach.

JoEllen finally meets her biological father who in the mid-80s supplemented his income by becoming a regular sperm donor at California Cryobank. Part 2.

JoEllen finally meets her biological father who in the mid-80s supplemented his income by becoming a regular sperm donor at California Cryobank. Part 2.

Every day in Australia over 40,000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls. Over eight episodes we follow our ...

Every day in Australia over 40,000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls. Over eight episodes we follow our chaplains' journeys alongside the patients and their families at three major hospitals. They are Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist. Regardless of their faith, they all meet the same challenges - to help make sense of the mystery of illness, pain, suffering and despair. This series offers a unique bedside view of the daily life and death drama of hospital life through our chaplains' eyes.

Compass revisits radical religious and social movements in Australia's recent past. From the Orange People to the Charismatics ... from Hare Krishnas to young volunteers on ...

Compass revisits radical religious and social movements in Australia's recent past. From the Orange People to the Charismatics ... from Hare Krishnas to young volunteers on Kibbutz ... All were swept up by powerful spiritual beliefs, philosophies or ideals that changed lives, and left a lasting legacy.

Compass explores how survivors of two very different disasters have made sense of what happened to them. How their survival has impacted their lives? And, have their beliefs ...

Compass explores how survivors of two very different disasters have made sense of what happened to them. How their survival has impacted their lives? And, have their beliefs played a role in their extraordinary experiences?

This week at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney's south-west Anglican Chaplain Graham McKay is visiting Sharren. She's battled disability and diabetes ever since a horrific car ...

This week at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney's south-west Anglican Chaplain Graham McKay is visiting Sharren. She's battled disability and diabetes ever since a horrific car crash 28 years ago left her paralysed down one side. Now Sharren's left leg is not getting enough blood flow and must be amputated. Meantime, at Royal North Shore Hospital, Uniting Church Chaplain Julie Telfer meets Kerina who is being treated for an infected hand and has an interesting story to tell.

Rather than saving souls for the hereafter, the organisation Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH) strives to make life better for those struggling in the here and now.

Rather than saving souls for the hereafter, the organisation Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH) strives to make life better for those struggling in the here and now.

Melvyn Bragg uncovers the real story behind one of the Bible's most enigmatic and controversial figures: Mary Magdalene.

Melvyn Bragg uncovers the real story behind one of the Bible's most enigmatic and controversial figures: Mary Magdalene.

Melany was only 12 when her father died. As a young adult she realised she could no longer shut out the past. Meeting Helen Dunne - a professional shroud maker, was a turning ...

Melany was only 12 when her father died. As a young adult she realised she could no longer shut out the past. Meeting Helen Dunne - a professional shroud maker, was a turning point.

In this four-part special, Jane Caro delves into the fascinating world of parenting, specifically the bond between fathers and daughters and mothers and sons. We meet the five ...

In this four-part special, Jane Caro delves into the fascinating world of parenting, specifically the bond between fathers and daughters and mothers and sons. We meet the five families, each one sharing their unique story.

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. This compelling documentary reveals ...

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. This compelling documentary reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.

Examines Pope Francis' controversial rise to power from Jesuit to Cardinal and eventual accession to the papacy.

Examines Pope Francis' controversial rise to power from Jesuit to Cardinal and eventual accession to the papacy.

Harry Haxton's combined book launch and wake was his way of telling the world he'd had enough of end stage kidney disease. He'd ticked off most of the items on his bucket ...

Harry Haxton's combined book launch and wake was his way of telling the world he'd had enough of end stage kidney disease. He'd ticked off most of the items on his bucket list, ready to live his last week to the full.

Shebah, the taxi service for women, offers a fascinating perspective on women of different faiths and cultures as they drive and ride in a supportive, safe environment.

Shebah, the taxi service for women, offers a fascinating perspective on women of different faiths and cultures as they drive and ride in a supportive, safe environment.

Anzac Day is a time to commemorate the men and women who fought and died; the battles won and lost. But there's another story rarely told, about the women who waited at home, ...

Anzac Day is a time to commemorate the men and women who fought and died; the battles won and lost. But there's another story rarely told, about the women who waited at home, and were left bereft and alone. Around 100, 000 Australian women are classified as 'war widows'. Many lost their husbands in wartime; others in war related circumstances afterwards.

This week at St Vincent's Hospital in the heart of Sydney, Rocco's double lung transplant has taken him to death's door five times in the past six months. He and his devoted ...

This week at St Vincent's Hospital in the heart of Sydney, Rocco's double lung transplant has taken him to death's door five times in the past six months. He and his devoted wife Elizabeth are firm favourites on Catholic Chaplain Father Laurie Christie's rounds. Their love for each other and deep faith humbles and inspires him in his work. Meantime, at Liverpool Hospital, Chaplain Hanh helps heal an old wound as a mother relives the traumatic story of the birth of her 'miracle' baby.

In this episode, a Newcastle mother-of-three collapses with a brain aneurism and is airlifted to Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital for emergency surgery after doctors detect ...

In this episode, a Newcastle mother-of-three collapses with a brain aneurism and is airlifted to Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital for emergency surgery after doctors detect dangerous bleeding in her brain. ICU Chaplain Di Roche helps the family through the crisis, particularly 12-year-old Sally who is afraid to see her mum unconscious and on life support after the operation.

In this two-part special, Compass examines the Salvation Army in Australia, a trusted church-charity engulfed by allegations of sexual abuse in its former children's homes.

In this two-part special, Compass examines the Salvation Army in Australia, a trusted church-charity engulfed by allegations of sexual abuse in its former children's homes.

Jarrod McKenna and Teresa Lee are Christian activists. They share their home in Perth with refugee families and work to make their transition to Australian life as positive as ...

Jarrod McKenna and Teresa Lee are Christian activists. They share their home in Perth with refugee families and work to make their transition to Australian life as positive as possible while demonstrating in politicians' offices.

This week Compass examines the impact Women's Lib really had on our culture and attitudes. After the massive achievements of the late 1960s and 1970s, is sisterhood still ...

This week Compass examines the impact Women's Lib really had on our culture and attitudes. After the massive achievements of the late 1960s and 1970s, is sisterhood still powerful? Interweaving powerful archival footage with the experiences and accounts of those involved, Compass explores the legacy of the women's movement through three generations.

Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Classrooms are where respect and equality can be modelled as well as inform young people about violence and how it can be prevented. Share this playlist which focuses on building respectful relationships.
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
With the rise of new technologies ever wondered how they work or what impact they have on individuals? Find all about the rise of technologies through this great playlist.
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)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference. (ACHGK020,VCGGK096)
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
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)
Environmentalists are full of ideas about how we can make changes in our everyday lives and reduce the impact on our environment. These videos show us how.
Explore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
Bees are actually really important and do more than just buzzing around. This week let's celebrate World Bee Day to help raise awareness on why bees are important for our ecosystem. (ACSSU073)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.
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