Owning your own property seems to be part of the Australian DNA. But with rental prices across the nation increasing, generation Y's approach to housing is changing. Y Dwell presents three very different approaches.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is a writer, broadcaster and filmmaker whose groundbreaking work has changed Australian attitudes and influenced social policy. Peter Thompson talks to Anne Deveson about her early days in Australia as a war refugee, her adult years in post-war Europe and the relationship that persuaded her to make a life down under.
From the moment he burst onto the stage in the 1970s, dashing corporate raider Robert Holmes a Court captured the public's imagination with his brilliance and daring. He was the enigmatic and dazzling outsider with a romantic, hazy Rhodesian past - admired, feared and loathed in almost equal measures.
The Yellow Tail wine has just been ranked Australia's most powerful wine brand in the world. But the story of the family that created it - a family that has come from nowhere to become Australia's wealthiest winemakers with assets close to four hundred million dollars - has been clouded by gossip and innuendo about their home town.
It used be that everyone knew what it meant to be a man. A man was rugged and reliable and got the job done. But then came the worst recession in 80 years. So what happens now that the job is gone? The End Of Men is a compelling new documentary that takes a profound look at how men are coping with the evolving role of masculinity in today's world, where the old rules no longer apply.
Two years since Cuba announced the most sweeping and radical economic reforms the country has seen in decades, Simon Reeve heads to the Caribbean island to look at how economic liberalisation is taking hold of communist Cuba.