Explores the bloody truth behind Australia's worst mass murder, investigating horrifying tale of one of the world's most terrifying and gruesome shipwreck stories of all time. In 1629, the pride of the Dutch fleet was on its way to the East Indies when it hit a coral reef off the coast of Australia and sank. Some of the 300 passengers and crew drowned but most managed to swim to the nearby cluster of uninhabited islands. For the survivors, it was the equivalent of crash landing on the moon. They were stranded thousands of kilometres from any known civilisation, on alien land with little hope of rescue. The survivors probably thought their situation couldn't get any worse. In fact, their nightmare was just beginning.
African-Australians behind the headlines
Six months on, we revisit some of the young African-Australians behind the headlines.
Anna Marsden on Great Barrier Reef
Anna Marsden, managing director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, discusses the $444 million grant it was given by the Government.
The battle over Catholic school funding
Catholic schools have mounted an all-out assault on the Turnbull Government over school funding reforms.
Dr Peter Larkins on Andrew Gaff's suspension
Veteran sports physician Dr Peter Larkins discusses the suspension of the West Coast's Andrew Gaff for punching Freemantle junior Andrew Brayshaw, shattering his jaw and breaking three teeth.
Australia's gig economy
The convenience of ordering a ride in an Uber or takeaway food through a mobile phone app has made it part of everyday life these days. It has caused a major shakeup for businesses and workers in transport and food delivery. But gig work has also been labelled a serious threat to traditional employment and the wages and conditions that come with it.
Greg Chalmers remembers golfer Jarrod Lyle
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of acute myeloid leukaemia aged just 36. Fellow professional, Greg Chalmers remembers his friend.
Is Britain ready to go it alone with no Brexit deal?
The Brexit clock is ticking and the predictions about what life might be like outside the EU are becoming more alarming. The trade secretary has predicted there's now an odds on chance that the UK will crash out of the union with no deal at all. And there's been talk of food shortages and the army being put on standby.
The race to save our Tassie Devils
About 80 per cent of them have been wiped out by a transmittable cancer but there's now not enough genetic diversity in the 20 per cent left to keep the species going. And that means their low birth rate is also threatening their survival.
The struggle for control in this vital theatre of World War II gave the conflict some of its most compelling and powerful stories. The great battle between the Italian Navy and Britain's vastly outnumbered Royal Navy dominated the seas during the early years of the war as both sides sought to support the land campaigns in Egypt and East Africa. At the same time, Britain struggled to maintain its toehold on Malta to ensure that the French fleet did not fall into the hands of the Axis powers. This episode also explores the story of the war in Greece, which was invaded by the Italians in 1940, the Germans in 1941 and finally by the British in 1944. It looks at the constant fight against the German Luftwaffe, which arrived in the Mediterranean in 1941 and did terrible damage to Allied shipping, resulting on the loss of bases in North Africa. The programme also delves into the fascinating story of Operation Mercury, German invasion of Crete, the bloody battle which cost more than 10,000 lives and of the fight for the island of Sicily in 1943, which saw the miraculous evacuation of some 100,000 Axis troops.
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth. In this episode, scientists investigate whether the biblical story of the Book of Exodus could have actually happened.
Kumi meets Simon, who is building and nurturing community from the ground up, Kane who is using his experience to help others break the cycle of drug addiction, and Rachael who teaches kids surfing and self-confidence.
This is the story of a world where territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy that has been going on since the dawn of humanity. From the seventh century on, and for over 1200 years, Africa was the epicentre of a gigantic traffic of human beings traversing the entire globe: Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao and Somali. Over 20 million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. This criminal system thrived, laying the foundations of empires around the world. Its scale was such that for a long time, it has been impossible to relate it comprehensively. And yet, it raises a fundamental question: How did Africa end up at the heart of the slavery routes?
The 365 docobites team, Epiphany and Carl, travelled through five continents for an entire year to introduce the 365 docobites community to a stranger a day via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries. Each docobite is as unique as the stranger it features, allowing their identity to drive the content. It captures the essence of that time in their life: humorous or horrific, dramatic or delightful. What do these people look like, what do they think about, what makes them laugh, cry, scream and shout, what is life like for the strangers of the world? Let's get introduced.
After a physically testing hike across the spectacular Pyrenees, the seven pilgrims continue along the famous Camino de Santiago. to their eventual destination will be the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
We sit down with one of the pioneers of Indigenous bush tucker cuisine, Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo, who is spreading bush flavours through her catering enterprises. We also meet Institchu, a business saving customers alteration costs by using cutting-edge technology to tailor-make men's suits, and we visit the studio of Arthur Seigneur, a French straw marquetry artist keeping a 17th-century technique alive.
Eating whole fish has been a way of life in Australia for over 40,000 years, and for many other cultures around the planet, it's simply the best, most sustainable way to eat. This program reveals the secrets and benefits of cooking whole fish, featuring fried Thai-style snapper, Malaysian fish head curry, and French rouget en papillote.
Budget airline Jetstar is paying its Thai cabin crew a base salary of as little as $100 a week.
Cassandra McLaren, who formed a social media support group for people affected by the drought, joins 7.30 to discuss the fundraising effort for farmers.
Treasurer Scott Morrison joins 7.30 to discusses the National Energy Guarantee and Tony Abbott
Japanese baseball player makes the switch to cricket
Meet the Japanese baseball player who has made the switch to cricket.
Today the Turnbull Government got its National Energy Guarantee through the Coalition party room. The move confirms the waning influence of the former prime minister Tony Abbott on his colleagues when it comes to climate policy.
Power, Spirituality and Free Speech
Panellists: Dr Cornel West, Scholar and Poet; Eric Abetz, Tasmanian Liberal Senator; Anne Aly, Labor Member for Cowan; Lindsay Shepherd, Free Speech Advocate; and Jeremy Bell, People’s Panellist.
Feeding Australia: Foods of tomorrow
To many people, organic or wild caught food is the best and healthiest produce to eat. But in 2050, when Australia’s population hits 40 million, we may have to find more sustainable ways to farm our food than nature currently provides. Chef Paul West, Nutritionist Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong travel across Australia to meet the growers and scientists who are making key breakthroughs in this field.
The Behind the News team report on a new plan to stop shark attacks in WA, a hunt for the best fit working dog in Australia, a backyard invention, Australia’s Science agency CSIRO announces their new chief scientist, an update on Science week, the history of Penicillin plus a wrap-up of the days news and sport.
Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J rips into the political machinations of Canberra and beyond. With an insatiable appetite for politics, Sammy blends comedy and song where he can harass and heckle the politics of the day.
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.
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarised worlds.
For years gladiators have been legendary figures of the Ancient World; the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters like Spartacus, or Gladiator. But our knowledge has been based largely on speculation - until now. Timewatch have secured exclusive access to the biggest archaeological gladiator research project of all time. As it approaches its conclusion, Gladiator CSI reveals the secrets of how gladiators lived, fought and died, not from speculation but from forensic science. In the 1990s a survey for the ancient course of the Holy Procession Path between the temple of Artemis (one of the seven Wonders of the World) and the city of Ephesus in Turkey came upon an unexpected find: a mass burial site. But most of the cadavers did not bear the signs of death from natural causes. Instead, they seem to have met a violent end. In 2002 two forensic anthropologists went to investigate: this was a gladiator graveyard. Although the corpses of gladiators had been found before, they tended to be isolated examples. In this graveyard, no less than 67 were buried. The amount of data was unprecedented. Employing two of the world's leading forensics anthropologists as our two crime scene investigators, this is the story of their investigation. Their research makes ground-breaking conclusions probing popular myths about gladiators: Is the currently fashionable thesis that although gladiators fought vicious contests, they rarely battled to the death, really true? Were the losers of gladiatorial contests really dispatched in the arena by the turning of the emperor's thumb? Were gladiators treated as no more than animals, with no provision for their health or well-being? Spanning two centuries, our 67 corpses reveal great technological changes in fighting equipment and wounds from weapons that were hitherto thought only to be the stuff of myth (like the cubic fore dent).
A look at some of the issues affecting Australia. We check out the future of recycling, what makes an egg "free range" and how dingoes are helping native animals. Plus, a look at a bumper whale-watching season.
Nick, Anna and their three children are ready to build their dream home, a sleek, modernist, '60s-inspired family home on a half-acre block. But as they're about to learn, mid-century building is very different to other styles.
Bricklayer Phil, 60, is rushed to A&E in a critical condition after falling just two feet off a ladder at work and suffering multiple injuries. His injuries are so severe he needs to be transferred to Major Trauma.
This documentary is based on the book of the same name and deals with the death of Duk Koo Kim who was killed in a fight against Ray Boom Boom Mancini in 1982 in Las Vegas. Ray travels to meet Duks' son and widow in a very moving scene.
Meet pianist Anwen, who is living her dream at the world's most prestigious music school; professional artist Aelita, who is preparing for an upcoming show; and the intellectually gifted Finn, who's designing his very own rocket.
We celebrate the lives of those who soared the highest. From Doris Day to Errol Flynn, we uncover what drove them and why the world loved them. Contributions from contemporary commentators and current Hollywood glitterati will bring each icon's legacy up to date as we relive their most magical motion picture moments and explore the personalities behind the names.
Louis Theroux takes Julia Zemiro to the site of his formative years in South London, Westminster and Brixton. They visit his old home, his school, and the famous Brixton Academy, where he saw many famous bands.
Queensland businessman describes the decision of the Supreme Court to freeze his assets as a witch hunt, and says he doesn't owe former workers at Queensland Nickel any money.
Despite previously pleading for privacy after having a baby with a former staffer, Barnaby Joyce and his partner Vikki Campion have reportedly sold their story with a planned paid interview with Channel 7.
The Malaysian government has announced it won't extend the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in the Indian Ocean in March 2015. It is a bitter blow for the families of the 239 people who were on board, who had hoped the plane would be found and they would get answers about what actually happened.
Sir David Attenborough is our guide through the mysterious realm of ants, presenting a cast of queens, workers, scouts and soldiers, with all their amazing stories which play out almost like a medieval saga.