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60 Minutes: D for Disgrace/Size Matters
D for Disgrace/Size Matters
Nine  |  March 4, 2018
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D for Disgrace
The past few weeks have been an exciting time for thousands of young Australians who have taken the educational leap from high school to university. For many of the students there's the added adventure of moving out of home and into on-campus residential colleges. But in a major 60 Minutes investigation, Allison Langdon exposes a sinister underbelly at many of these residences, a seedy culture of degrading initiation rituals. The "hazing", as it's called, is often dismissed as university tradition or harmless fun, but for an increasing number of victims who have been subjected to humiliating bullying and sexual assaults it's anything but. Even worse, many of the administrators of these residential colleges - the people responsible for looking after the students - are actually looking the other way.

Size Matter
It may seem obvious, but when it comes to big wave surfing, size definitely matters. And at up to 100 feet, or more than 30m, the largest and meanest waves in the world slam into a headland in Portugal called Nazare. Such is this monster break it often breaks those brave - or crazy - boardriders who attempt to take it on. Just this week, Australian surfer Ross Clarke Jones almost died after being wiped off a Nazare wave. But the precarious divide between disaster and glory is precisely the reason he and other Aussie big wave legends like Mick Corbett can't stay away from the place.

D for Disgrace
The past few weeks have been an exciting time for thousands of young Australians who have taken the educational leap from high school to university. For many of the students there's the added adventure of moving out of home and into on-campus residential colleges. But in a major 60 Minutes investigation, Allison Langdon exposes a sinister underbelly at many of these residences, a seedy culture of degrading initiation rituals. The "hazing", as it's called, is often dismissed as university tradition or harmless fun, but for an increasing number of victims who have been subjected to humiliating bullying and sexual assaults it's anything but. Even worse, many of the administrators of these residential colleges - the people responsible for looking after the students - are actually looking the other way.

Size Matter
It may seem obvious, but when it comes to big wave surfing, size definitely matters. And at up to 100 feet, or more than 30m, the largest and meanest waves in the world slam into a headland in Portugal called Nazare. Such is this monster break it often breaks those brave - or crazy - boardriders who attempt to take it on. Just this week, Australian surfer Ross Clarke Jones almost died after being wiped off a Nazare wave. But the precarious divide between disaster and glory is precisely the reason he and other Aussie big wave legends like Mick Corbett can't stay away from the place.

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