Anne Deveson was the first female talkback broadcaster in Australia, a writer/filmmaker/mental health activist/mother. At 85, she grappled with Alzheimer's as she prepared to donate her papers to the National Archive.
Age delivers frailty but also brings healing sweetness to a combative relationship, a son accepts that he will never know his origins, a mother becomes a grandma and a family discovers that good things can come from dark places.
On the coldest day of the year, hundreds of volunteers gather at Sydney Town Hall to welcome homeless people as guests for the day and provide a range of services including dental and medical care, lunch, clothing and free hugs.
In this five-part series, Compass goes behind the scenes of Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and secular funerals. We enter privileged territory to share religious rites and rituals practised in 21st century Australia.
Julie McCrossin charts the rise of Australia's LGBTQI rights movement. From the first Mardi Gras to legislative and social changes, we hear from those who put everything on the line in the fight for equality.
Black Power with Stan Grant: Looking back on pivotal events like the founding of the tent embassy and the Freedom Rides, Stan asks how far have we come? Is there such a thing as an Indigenous nation and how does it define itself?
Geraldine Doogue interviews Indonesia's first female stand-up comedian Sakdiyah Ma'ruf. Having learnt to speak English by watching TV, she enjoys combining religion and humour with the freedom that only comedy allows.
The Exodus Foundation has been providing a free hot Christmas lunch to those who need it for over twenty years. This year founder Bill Crews is expecting meals to be served to 3000 people in two gigantic sittings.
A journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: "What do you believe?" People from ten different faiths wrestle with some big questions inside their homes, prayer houses and sometimes, from the back seat of a taxi.
This week in the Special Care Nursery, at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, Uniting Church Chaplain Julie Telfer supports the anxious parents of a premature baby. Breanna's journey to life has been perilous. Her mother Janet's still is. She's upstairs in another ward having chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Meantime, at St Vincent's Hospital, Catholic Chaplain Father Laurie Christie has been asked to visit 82-year-old Khanh who has terminal lung cancer. Khanh knows he is dying but is restless. Father Laurie understands why. All Khanh's children have arrived for a final farewell, but one crucial family member is still missing.
This week at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, Uniting Church chaplain Julie Telfer is visiting a patient struck down with Devic's Disease, a rare illness that damages optic and spinal nerves. Sandra is gradually going blind and is also having difficulty walking. Her treatment is acutely painful, and now she's had a big setback. Julie's on hand to support her through it.
For the first time on television God in The Lodge examines an aspect of Australian politics often overlooked: the religious beliefs that have shaped and driven our prime ministers. This week Compass takes a look at Australia's leaders from 1966 to 2014, including John Gorton, William McMahon, Gough Whitlam, Paul Keating, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.
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.
Cana Farm provides a new way of life for some of society's most marginalised people through its prison release support program. Here inmates learn both practical and life skills as they try to reintegrate into society.
Is the need to confess an imperative all humans share? Kumi Taguchi reveals what confession looks like today; the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Catholic tradition, and a secular urban confession offered on street corners.
Humans have always shared a special relationship with certain animals, but how are animals venerated in Australia today? This program explores an intriguing range of animal related rituals, prayer and blessings.
Gretel and Matt discuss the etiquette of Saturday sports and the rules of exercise. In a hidden camera social experiment comedian Greg Larsen learns how not to behave in a gym and Merv Hughes stops by to talk sportsmanship.
Anglican Minister David Smith is a man of many callings - a parish priest, a professional boxer, a political activist and father of four. Father Dave is as comfortable in a boxing ring as he is in the pulpit.
Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine teach us how much to spend on wedding gifts, enlighten us with the man's guide to childbirth and talk about the dos and don'ts of funeral etiquette with funeral director Vanessa Jeffery.
What makes a good life? Why are we here? Is there a God? Whether you believe or not, many of us search for answers. Theologian Scott Stephens returns to Compass with a host of new guests to continue the search for meaning.
Each episode of How Not To Behave tests the boundaries of a familiar theme providing a 'how-to' guide for all of us, offering solutions to our social shortcomings once and for all. Part comedy, part social anthropology... How Not To Behave is like Seinfeld meets Attenborough.
In which parts of a change room is it okay to walk around naked? What's the tooth fairy's going rate? Is it ever okay to pick up at a funeral? Should you discipline other people's kids; dump a partner by text; or have the in-laws on Skype while your partner is giving birth? From dinner parties to supermarkets, the workplace to the gym, Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine will escort you through the unwritten rules and necessities of modern society.
In the first of a three part series on modern prophets, Geraldine Doogue interviews writer Tim Winton, a deep thinker whose life has been underpinned by his faith and commitment to making a difference.
Geraldine Doogue goes back to dinner with women across Australia to find out how their faith and values, hopes and dreams, careers and relationships have fared. In 2005 Compass put the great Australian suburban dream to the test over dinner in Kellyville in Sydney's north-west. Geraldine got up close and personal with five fabulous women, quickly dubbed the real desperate housewives, who were all juggling jobs, mortgages and raising families in the 'McMansion' belt. It was a lively, no-holds-barred discussion. In this program they do it all again, and we find out how the women's hopes and dreams have survived the past seven years.
In this episode Scott invites comedian and television producer Julian Morrow to reflect on his beliefs, background and his work in television. Julian is the executive producer of The Chaser. Its unique brand of guerrilla comedy has made it one of television's most popular and contentious programs. Scott talks to Julian about some of the show's more controversial sketches, his Catholic upbringing and experiences that have changed his life.
In which parts of a changeroom is it okay to walk around naked? What's the tooth fairy's going rate? Is it ever okay to pick up at a funeral? Should you discipline other people's kids, dump a partner by text, or have the in-laws on Skype while your partner is giving birth? From dinner parties to supermarkets, the workplace to the gym, Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine will escort you through the unwritten rules and necessities of modern society.
Is it a school's job to teach kids about sex? Is the biological aspect of relationships still taught by fitting a condom on a banana? In the second of a 3-part series about sex and faith, we turn up for class to find out.
Scott's guest tonight is Dr Philip Nitschke, one of our most controversial Australians. Philip's stand on voluntary euthanasia has inextricably connected him to death, but he has a lot to say about the meaning of life too. Scott talks to Philip about life, death, tragedy, sorrow, love, hate, forgiveness, God and betrayal. His answers are disarmingly frank and surprising.
Scott meets rising star of the Australian film industry, Warwick Thornton. His debut feature Samson & Delilah, shot with untrained actors in Central Australia, won a swag of international awards and put Warwick on the world stage. But life could have been very different for the kid who grew up wild on the streets of Alice Springs. Warwick talks to Scott about religion, redemption, awe and passion.
Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine teach us how to dress our age, discuss the dos and don'ts of tattoos and the rules of honesty. Plus, award-winning costume designer Tim Chappel shares his views on fashion faux pas.
Gretel and Matt teach us how to address hygiene issues amongst co-workers; explain the rules of the changing room; and examine the 'man hug'. The hosts also talk to special guest and shark attack survivor, Paul De Gelder.
Part comedy, part social anthropology... How Not To Behave is like Seinfeld meets Attenborough. Each episode tests the boundaries of a familiar theme providing a 'how-to' guide for all of us, offering solutions to our social shortcomings once and for all.
Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine teach us how to deal with a noisy neighbour, the etiquette of bin night and the rules for borrowing from next door. Special guest Myf Warhurst stops by to discuss neighbourly behaviour.
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.
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)
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)
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.