Glossary

  • Compass - Kingdom Airwaves

    Evelyn Lowah, a respected Torres Strait Islander and born-again Christian, is a popular radio presenter in Cairns in far north Queensland. She and her cousin Thomas Seveka play Gospel music and talk...

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  • Compass - Yulki: Arnhem Land Priest

    From our remote north, the remarkable story of the first traditional aboriginal woman to become a priest. In 2009 Yulki Nunggumajbarr became the Anglican Church's first remote area indigenous woman...

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  • Compass - Vale Patricia Brennan

    Explores the life and work of Dr Patricia Brennan who led the campaign for the ordination of women priests in Australia's Anglican Church, and won. Front and centre of this Compass tribute is an...

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  • Compass - Chinese New Year, A

    As Australia welcomes in the Chinese New Year, Compass explores what it all means. As well as marking the beginning of the lunar year, it's a time when the Chinese community pays respect to their...

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  • Compass - Almighty Dollar, The

    As the world grapples with the Global Financial Crisis, Compass asks: Should our lives be ruled by the almighty dollar? In the 21st century money has become the measure of all things, but what does...

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  • Compass - Schools of Thought

    Should ethics be offered to school students as an alternative to religious instruction or scripture classes? When public schools offer scripture classes students who opt out may sit idle. Should...

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  • Cafe and Boxes

    'A day in the life of a Darling cafe' is the theme of Sydney Dance Company's CAFE written and choreographed by dancers Paul Mercurio and Kim Walker.

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  • Carbon Cops

    Carbon Cops is a hybrid series that blends science the environment and observational documentary - tackling what we can all practically do about global warming. The series inspires and motivates. It...

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  • Cars That Ate China, The

    China is in the midst of an automotive revolution that has not been witnessed since the halcyon days of Henry Ford. Cars are now the ultimate symbol of status and prosperity in a country that is well...

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  • Case for the Coroner, A

    A ground-breaking 6-part series which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the office of the New South Wales State Coroner.

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  • Cassowaries

    William McInnes narrates this first feature documentary on Australia's giant, magnificent and endangered Southern Cassowaries as they struggle to survive when a once-in-50-year cyclone destroys their...

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  • Casualties of War

    Casualties of War follows the personal journey of 28 year-old Chris as he adjusts to civilian life after serving in the army for 11 years with the elite special forces in East Timor. As a result of...

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  • Catalyst - Addicted to Ice

    Most people have heard of the illegal drug Ice, also known as crystal meth or methamphetamine. A few years ago, Ice was mainly confined to America but recently more and more of it is turning up in...

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  • Catalyst - Addiction Vaccines

    What if you were able to vaccinate your children against addictive drugs like nicotine, heroin, cocaine or amphetamines before they were even old enough to try them? Drug addiction remains a huge...

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  • Catalyst - Agrichar

    In universities and laboratories all over the world, scientists are racing to help find a solution to halt climate change. And the answer may come from deep in the Amazon. In the Amazon basin, huge...

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  • Catalyst - Anorexia Gene

    Anorexia is every parent's nightmare. It's the dieting disease that strikes young girls seemingly at random. This disease has the highest death rate of any psychiatric disorder. But now scientists...

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  • Catalyst - Better Allergy Testing

    For parents and teachers of kids with food allergies managing lunchtime can be a nightmare. Remarkably, nearly one in five Australians now has some sort of food allergy, and the impact on family and...

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  • Catalyst - Beverly Uranium Mine

    Australia's uranium reserves are the largest in the world. Some of our most common uranium deposits are crusted around sandstone, often beneath the water table. If the ore deposits are sandwiched...

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  • Catalyst - Bibolar Disorder - The Right Diagnosis?

    Once known as manic depression, Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition that affects 100,000 Australians. And while it can be treated, there is no cure. For ten years, Craig Hamilton endured...

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  • Catalyst - Blood Pump

    James Vote is a 65–year–old diabetic suffering from peripheral vascular disease. Doctors told him it was inevitable he would lose his leg. He was determined to find another option and joined a world...

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  • Catalyst - Blue Tongue

    Catalyst travels to England where a nasty side effect of global warming has occurred. A disease that normally only occurs in tropical or subtropical parts of the world made its first appearance in...

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  • Catalyst - Bushfire Special

    This special episode looks at different facets of Australia's greatest environmental peril. DECISIONS UNDER FIRE Fire services are turning to psychology to understand how fire managers can make the...

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  • Catalyst - Canberra Firestorm

    In this summer of fire, one tragedy stands out - the Canberra bushfires. In a single day, four lives were lost and more than 500 homes were destroyed in and around our national Capital. Within days...

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  • Catalyst - Carbon Country

    It's bushfire season in western Arnhem Land: Aboriginal people are reviving traditional burning patterns; Scientists are measuring how ecosystems are affected by fire; The developers of a gas...

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  • Catalyst - Cheating Sleep

    Is it possible to cheat sleep and get away with it? Scientists believe sleep helps repair nerve cells; allows for the encoding of memories and improves learning. However, with work going global,...

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  • Catalyst - Choice

    Our entire market economy is based on one idea, the more choice you have the happier you get. But science suggests we're going against human nature. In fact, too much choice can actually make you...

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  • Catalyst - Climate Change Special

    A Catalyst special on the pressing environmental issue of our time. Carbon Bigfoot

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  • Catalyst - Coal Gas

    For decades, scientists have worked to develop technologies that can unlock the energy from coal while reducing the risks of digging it up and burning it. Now entirely new industries are booming as...

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  • Catalyst - Complex Pain

    A sprained ankle or twisted knee causes pain which tells the body there's an injury and it's time to take action. Treatment follows, the injury heals and after a while the pain goes away. But what...

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  • Catalyst - Copenhagen

    In December 2009, representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Denmark to hammer out the most important carbon reduction agreement the world has ever made. Amidst reports the climate is...

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  • Catalyst - Corporate Psychopaths

    Is your boss manipulative? Intimidating? Totally lacking in remorse? Yet superficially charming? Then you could be working with a workplace psychopath. The latest figures suggest one in ten managers...

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  • Catalyst - Council House Two

    Council House Two, or CH2 as its known, is quite possibly the eco-office block of the future – many of its design principles have been taken from nature.

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  • Catalyst - Day After Kyoto, The

    Are you Kyoto confused? Overwhelmed by global warming? With the Kyoto Protocol to curb the world's carbon dioxide emissions coming into effect, Catalyst goes beyond the headlines and behind the...

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  • Catalyst - Deep Brain Stimulation

    After being diagnosed with a devastating neurological disease called Generalised Dystonia, Luke Wilmot became confined to a wheelchair for most of his teenage years. As a result, Luke was robbed of...

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  • Catalyst - Dementia Map

    Do you ever worry one day you'll lose your marbles? It’s the cost of us all living longer. In our 60’s, we’ve a one in 100 chance of dementia. By our eighties, it’s one in three. And what’s...

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  • Catalyst - Dino Mechanics

    What do a dinosaur and a Victorian bridge have in common? Well, quite a lot actually. Paul Willis visits Bristol in the UK to look at the work of engineering genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel – and...

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