Brett and Wendy Whiteley were icons of Australian art – he the internationally acclaimed “rockstar” artist, and she his glamorous wife and muse.

Ben Quilty is an Archibald prize winning artist with a lifelong interest in concepts of masculinity - from youthful excesses with drugs, alcohol and fast cars to soldiers on the front line.

This Australian Story provides a rare insight into the mysterious world of Australia's elite Commando regiments.

In this Australian Story the human side of reproductive technologies is explored.

At the age of 21, aeronautical engineer Lauren Burns was told a family secret that turned her world upside down.

Australians are among the biggest consumers of illicit drugs in the world according to a recent UN report.

Arthur Phillip is arguably the most important person in Australia's history. Scott Bevan presents a revealing account of the man who helped lay the foundations for modern Australia.

Australia is home to some of the most unusual animals on the planet including koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, possums, lizards, even deadly snakes.

Australia is home to some of the most unusual animals on the planet including koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies, possums, lizards, even deadly snakes.

Don't miss the ABC broadcast - order your copy now! 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first Australian and New Zealand troops to serve in WW1.