Society and Culture

Compass - God in the Lodge

God in the Lodge examines the religious beliefs of Australia’s Prime Ministers from Federation to now. In recent years our Prime Ministers’ religious beliefs have become more public but in our...

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Compass - Faith & Funerals

The rites and rituals performed in Australia today are determined by our culture, values and beliefs. In this five part series we go behind the scenes of Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant...

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Centenary of ANZAC: 2014-2018

ANZAC CENTENARY: COMMEMORATING AUSTRALIA AT WAR 1914 - 1918 Every year, ABC Library Sales produces DVDs of the ABC’s special broadcast programming of ANZAC events. The 2015 ANZAC Centenary releases...

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Our Little Secret (Opening Shot)

Chas Fisher, a 28-year-old survivor of child sexual abuse, wants to know why people sexually abuse children. On a personal level, he wants to get his head around what happened to him when he was six...

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The Final Word (Opening Shot)

Those close to death seem to have insights on life that the rest of us fail to understand, as we race through our seemingly infinite days. The Final Word asks the people whose lives are being cut...

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Four Corners - Gas Leak!

The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true? Until now much of the information used to back this claim has come from the industry...

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Dynasties - Series 4

An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their...

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Anzac Day March

ABC TV's traditional coverage of the ANZAC Day March on Australia's most sacred day continues with live broadcasts of each State's capital city parade. The broadcast in most States and Territories...

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Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals

Geoffrey Robertson, QC, hosts and orchestrates a series of discussions on social issues, using a "hypothetical" format - i.e., an imaginary situation is created, and a selected panel of experts...

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Four Corners - Power to the People

Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it's decentralising production to the rooftops of homes and commercial buildings across Australia. So...

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