In Newcastle NSW the road-trippers meet the Foong sisters who run a fashion business. Artistic and entrepreneurial they are amazing role models for Kay, having made a success of their label against all odds and their parents' initial disapproval. Next, Layne Beachley doesn't pull any punches about what it takes to be the best in the world. Success comes at a price and this is something that resonates powerfully for Bruce, who wants to be the best at something - he is just not sure what.
Looks at disability in Australia from a unique point of view - a crew of disabled sailors are competing in the most famous ocean race in the world, the Sydney to Hobart. Tonight, the selection trials are coming to a close and final crew for the 2009 Sydney to Hobart crew will be chosen; which disabled sailor will have their ticket to Hobart? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
The story of the Panthers, a rugby league club located in the bustling multicultural Sydney suburb of La Perouse. The La Perouse Panthers have a long standing tradition as a successful football club in all age groups, dominating the local south Sydney Rugby league competition and the New South Wales Aboriginal knockout. They have always been considered the team to beat for many generations, and pride and emotions always run high. Through the La Perouse Panthers many racial barriers have been broken down.
Twenty-seven young men begin their quest to become members of the navy's elite clearance diver branch. At the RAN's diving training school in Sydney they launch into the week-long clearance diver assessment test (CDAT). Overseen by a team of experienced navy divers, they will be taken into a physical and mental 'hell' specifically designed to test strength and endurance and weed out the weak. Only 14 will make it.
Australia's blockbuster novelist, Bryce Courtenay, plundered his own incredible life story to create his internationally bestselling books and films. But when he put the story of his son's tragic death into print, it scarred the family forever. Today, as Bryce Courtenay struggles to complete his next book, his family reveals the difficult and complex truths behind the larger-than-life fiction.
This one-hour film, by Liz Mermin, tracks a unique development project that began in the summer of 2004 when a group of volunteer American hairstylists, financed by the beauty industry, arrived in Afghanistan to open a beauty school.
This week the Chopper Rescue team attend two emergencies. On Hinchenbrook Island a family's yachting holiday of a lifetime takes a dangerous turn. Meanwhile a drama unfolds mid-air as a motorcyclist with catastrophic injuries has trouble breathing while being flown to Brisbane.
Building 173 in downtown Shanghai has witnessed three quarters of a century of the most dramatic upheaval in modern Chinese history, including World War II and the Japanese invasion, the rise of Communism and the Cultural Revolution. Its residents tell an intimate tale of how these violent changes have altered the course of their lives.
In the final episode of Navy Divers the men of basic clearance divers course number 67 are deployed to a remote tropical island off the Queensland coast where they must complete the final 'demolitions' phase of their training. It's the part of their course they've been waiting for. They have thirty tonnes of high explosives, artillery shells and bombs, and three weeks to blow it all up.
In New York in 1999, Nicholas White became trapped in an elevator for 41 hours, despite the elevator having an emergency phone and being monitored by security cameras. Trapped In An Elevator recounts Nicholas' story, while also exploring the history and mechanics behind these ubiquitous machines.
Joining Paul McDermott on this episode of Room 101 is a woman who made her name in the brutal world of competitive cooking where she was instantly loved by the Australian public. Australia's most successful runner-up Poh Ling Yeow brings her pet hates to the Room 101 table.
This week the Chopper Rescue team attend two emergencies. On Hinchenbrook Island a family's yachting holiday of a lifetime takes a dangerous turn when 8-year-old BJ badly fractures his arm. BJ is in intense agony and the only painkiller on board is paracetamol. While in Southern Queensland drama unfolds in mid-air as a 31-year-old motorcyclist with catastrophic injuries has trouble breathing while being flown to a specialist spinal unit in Brisbane.
Thirty years after their separation, and 20 years after his death, actress Jane Birkin goes back, dipping into the memories of the family holidays she shared with French music legend Serge Gainsbourg. With honesty and wit, Birkin narrates her own Super 8 films.
Monika, and her fiance Duane are getting hitched. Duane thinks it's cool getting married at Monika's workplace with Amanda, the Registrar, officiating. While transgender, ballet dancer, Julia is seeking a change of name.
This week Damon begins preparing for new auditions. Keira is feeling the pressure to do well in exams. Wyatt is in trouble after lying to his Mum about getting suspended from school and Leila struggles with being in the selective class. Title also stylised as My Year Seven Life.
In this My Year 7 Life episode, introvert Hudson resolves to speak up more in class as he puts himself forward for form leader and strategises with family about how to deal with lunchtime bullies. Seb gets an email for an interview for the job he had recently applied for. Title also stylised as My Year Seven Life.
Features 48 collisions filmed in ultra slow motion between dancers, boxers, martial artists, gymnasts, football players, wrestlers and street culture enthusiasts. This documentary goes behind the scenes and follows the production as it unfolds. Over 140 collisions are filmed in three days.
Edward Nino Hernandez is one of the shortest men on earth at just 27 inches tall. For most of his 24 years his tiny body has been a big problem. This warm, humane film explores the extraordinary challenges of negotiating the world as an adult male who is the same size as a six month old baby.
In episode two of Navy Divers the real training begins. In the first module of the course the new recruits must prove they can cope with the deep. Clearance divers are often used to conduct deepwater battle repairs to ships and strategic infrastructure. When working under these conditions danger is ever present and small mistakes can rapidly turn into life threatening disasters.
In episode four the Townsville crew leaves before dawn to fly back out to the 'ghost yacht' drifting on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Police regard the yacht as a potential crime scene and the crew must pick up vital navigation equipment and computers which may provide information needed to help search for the missing three-man crew. After they have retrieved the equipment, the Townsville crew joins an all out search for the vanished men. Meanwhile, the Cairns crew flies to the Mossman River Gorge. A teenage boy has become stranded on a rock in the middle of rapids and all attempts to reach him have failed.
The untold family saga behind our most iconic bush legend. RM Williams was a legend in his own lifetime. The epitome of the iconic bushman and Australia's pioneering spirit. Swagman, cameleer, gold prospector and explorer, he built a multi-million dollar brand, based on the skills he developed in the bush.
Love's Harvest is a series of four half-hour beautiful and intimate stories about organic farmers. Each episode portrays the experiences of couples and families toiling hard for their belief in organic goodness and the love and life it provides.
Emmett's plan to build a drone is put on hold so he can get Conner an awesome birthday present. Paige tells Wayne to spend more quality time with Emmett, which translates into him resurrecting Emmett's drone project.
Conner's date is ruined by her brothers' snobbery. When Emmett discovers he can get a discount on his bike repair in exchange for a date with his sister, Conner jumps at the chance to teach her brothers a lesson.
Allan Martin committed seven armed bank robberies in his youth and was locked up in Melbourne's Pentridge Prison for 20 years - sharing the rock-breaking yards with the likes of Chopper Read. Amazingly enough, out of this world of violence emerged a poet.
Brothers Ray and Peter Mickelberg, former abalone fishermen, were fitted up for Australia's biggest gold heist: $650,000 dollars worth of gold bullion - or 68 kilograms of gold - from the Perth mint in 1982. They were framed by a corrupt cop, bashed, wrongfully imprisoned for almost a decade, and financially destroyed. They never stopped fighting to get out and, now acquitted, seek compensation from the WA government.
Why do we collect what we collect, decorate in certain styles or become obsessive about adding to particular possessions? In this five-part series, three professional 'sticky beaks' - Gerri Williams, Julie Nimmo and Andrew Urban - check out the stories behind the acquisitions. In this first episode, we discover what a retired couple, a young Aboriginal artist, a prisoner and some 'empty nesters' have in common - a pride in their surroundings.
Strong willed, educated and forthright Indian-Australian Ramona Dhillon was 27 when she fell head-over-heels in love with Anurag Saboo, the eldest son of one of Rajasthan's wealthiest merchant families. When she decided to marry him secretly at a Melbourne registry office, neither of their families were impressed, and Anu and Ramona were soon to find they had walked headlong into an epic clash of cultures.
A powerful series on some of Australia's most famous and influential families opens with the hidden face of Frank Lowy, at an extraordinary turning point in his family's history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the global multi-million dollar retail brand Westfield which Frank Lowy created from a small suburban shopping centre. But behind the meteoric success is a family that is still struggling to reconcile its past and its future.
Once the darling of the wine industry, talented winemaker Andrew Garrett and his family have now been forsaken by the industry that once celebrated them. Starting their amazingly successful business on a $3000 loan, Averil and Andrew Garrett worked their dream hard with innovative marketing and production and their label became a national and international bestseller. But their high life and rollercoaster ride came to a full stop when fire devastated the historic winery they had hoped to make the headquarters of their empire.
Bob Jane's name and face is one of Australia's most famous brands, but the cost of this fame and the lifestyle it brought, has been significant. The country's leading 'revhead' made it out of tough working-class Brunswick in Melbourne to motor racing fame and a multi-million dollar tyre empire. But the flamboyant racing king has paid a large personal price along the way.
In episode three, the Townsville crew get a call from the Queensland Water Police. The Coast Guard aircraft has sighted a mysterious yacht drifting far out to sea on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. There is no record of the yacht and they are unable to make contact with her. Operating at the very end of their range the Townsville crew winch a rescue officer down into the open sea. After a hard swim he climbs on board to discover an empty yacht. Hours later the story of the 'ghost yacht' on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef flashes around the world.
For Carla and Anne-Marie, women and goats go together but a long drought takes its toll on their cherished goat herd. Carla and Anne-Marie are known for their delectable goat's cheese. It's the reward for ditching their teaching jobs and taking the plunge to farm organic goats on rolling granite country in Central Victoria.
Chopper Rescue is a unique observational documentary series following the work of the helicopter rescue crews of Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ), who serve the people of far north Queensland. The Chopper Rescue crews are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and operate out of two bases in the far north cities of Townsville and Cairns. Consisting of pilot, air crew officer, rescue crew officer, paramedic and emergency doctor, the crews cover vast distances from the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef to the remote outback.
From the Logie-award winning team that brought us Dynasties, Family Fortunes is a four-part half-hour series that explores how dramatic reversals in fortune - for better or worse - have affected Australia's most interesting families. Episode one looks at the family behind motor racing legend, Peter Brock. For the first time, director Tracey Spring goes behind the scenes and joins the Brock family as they face Peter's devastating legacy.
Family Confidential returns for its second season, inviting you into the homes of six of Australia's most powerful and intriguing families. In the first episode, Shannon Noll, a multi-platinum recording artist, shot to fame in 2003 as the runner-up on the first series of Australian Idol. In just eight years, Shannon had 10 consecutive top 10 singles in the ARIA charts - the only artist in Australia ever to do so - and, now with sales in the millions, he's one of Australia's top-selling performers. Yet Shannon's success hides a family tragedy.
During an online lecture, Paige shares a heroic story from Wayne's past that may not be true. The kids take on internet trolls attacking Wayne's story but start to question if the online community is actually right.
When Adam injures himself while sneaking in from a party late, Emmett covers for him and has to endure the consequences. Wayne is worried about Adam's football career and Bentley is jealous of all the attention he's getting.
Darlene has flown in from Canada to give her son Niles away at his wedding ... only problem is, he's gone missing. Malaysian born Meera is trying to get her sex change recognised on her passport before a trip back to Malaysia.
Paige thinks the Wayneys are too reliant on their electronic devices so she leads them on a family camping trip to The Devil's Ottoman. Paige's plans for them to reconnect with each other and nature are only half successful.
Paul McDermott is joined by Australian TV legend, the journalist and author Ray Martin. Ray wants Paul to banish parking inspectors and small dogs. And for Ray, 'life's too short to waste it on going to the Opera' not to mention his annoyance at people who stop at the top of escalators. But will Paul agree and banish them to the Room 101 vault?
Only thirteen men remain on the course and the training is becoming more severe. The surviving recruits face the nightmare of maritime tactical operations where sleep becomes a distant memory. Clearance divers must be able to carry out clandestine reconnaissance operations behind enemy lines. To achieve this, they use a special re-breather or bubble free diving set and conduct their operations under the cover of night. During this module the men must reach new levels of fitness. They must also prove they are a team tight enough to face the potentially fatal consequences of operating behind enemy lines.
In episode two, the Cairns chopper must fly to the small Aboriginal community of Hopevale where a baby girl is severely dehydrated. On the way back to Cairns the crew is diverted to pick up a 13-year-old boy with a suspected fractured pelvis. As they fly to pick up the boy at Mossman Hospital, tropical storm clouds gather and the crew must decide whether to fly on using satellite navigation or abandon the task and leave it to the night crew. Meanwhile, wet conditions on Magnetic Island off Townsville contribute to a terrible car smash. A critically injured 22-year-old is trapped in his ute and is in intense pain.
Why do we collect what we collect, decorate in certain styles or become obsessive about adding to particular possessions? In this 5-part series, three professional 'sticky beaks' - Gerri Williams, Julie Nimmo and Andrew Urban - check out the stories behind the acquisitions.
Australia's most brilliant young pianist, Simon Tedeschi, was first placed in front of a keyboard at eighteen months by his grandmother Lucy Gershwin, a Holocaust survivor. Their relationship is a story about music, the Holocaust and the true nature of inheritance.
A refreshing series about something we've all thought about at one point in our lives - "if only" we'd done or said something else, then perhaps things would have turned out differently. The series features people from all walks of life telling their personal stories about an event or decision in their past that they now regret.
Mohsen was an asylum seeker going mad in detention until Suzanne Tsannes took his case all the way to the High Court. Suzanne, 62, is a psychotherapist who is married with two adult children. Mohsen, 33, is an Iranian poet who two years ago was granted refugee status after four years in detention. Suzanne met Mohsen at Villawood Detention Centre in 2001 and theirs is the story of one person's crusade for another's freedom, justice and sanity.
After Rashiq's father fled Iran, he was held in detention in Australia for six years. It then took another three years for the family to be granted visas. Rashiq, being the oldest of four children bore much of the responsibility of raising the family during the separation from his father. Now as a teenager, recently arrived in Australia, he is determined to define and live a freedom that he has been unable to experience before.
About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. Learn about and promote awareness of the challenges that people with disability face.
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.
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
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)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
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.