New Releases

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 years old. But he also hopes that understanding the motivation behind these crimes will allow...
Kids on Speed? is a hybrid of observational documentary, factual intervention and social experiment. Working together for the first time, a team of experts, led by dynamic Clinical Psychologist Professor Mark Dadds, put 4 families with 5 children suspected of having ADHD, through a cutting edge...
  • Four Corners - Stone Cold Justice

    The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country's military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its treatment of children in the West Bank, occupied territory. This joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for...

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  • Catalyst - Don't Panic (Surviving Extremes)

    Two Australian families are hit by a Category 3 tropical cyclone and a catastrophic bushfire. Are they ready? ... And are you? What would you do if a natural disaster was heading for you? Would you panic? We like to think we'd react well, but the truth is, most of us wouldn't. Our brains partially shut down, and we can react in really weird and...

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  • Compass - Who Foster Cares?

    As demand for Foster Carers in Australia increases, Compass meets several foster families to learn about the challenges and rewards fostering can bring. Almost 40-thousand Australian children live in ‘out-of-home-care’, but already there aren’t enough foster homes to go around. Now, foster care providers in NSW are reaching out to previously...

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  • Australian Story - Cracking the Code

    The Damiani family's story has been described as a breathtaking example of how medicine can be transformed by the determination of ordinary people. Four years ago, Stephen and Sally Damiani's baby son Massimo succumbed to a mystery disease. In the space of a few weeks, the toddler lost the ability to eat and crawl. The prognosis was bleak and the...

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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 itself. The problem is this "cleaner-greener" claim doesn't always square with experience on the ground. Next on Four Corners reporter Matthew Carney...

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  • Australian Story - A Sapper's Lullaby (Fred Smith)

    Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. As a career diplomat, he's represented Australia in Bougainville and more recently in Afghanistan. But it's his second career as a musician that came to the fore in Uruzgan province, when he wrote a song about the death of Australian soldier Ben Ranaudo. "Dust...

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  • Compass - Best Buddies

    The story of two unlikely friendships that might never have formed if not for a groundbreaking scheme... Called “Best Buddies”, the program matches up disabled and non-disabled students and has had growing success in NSW public high schools. This story follows two ‘buddy pairs’.

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  • Gallipoli Dawn Service

    Each year Australians and New Zealanders make the pilgrimage to Anzac Cove, Gallipoli to pay tribute to the troops who landed on the beach in 1915. First broadcast in 2005, a DVD memento of the commemoration of this significant chapter in Australian history can be purchased for each year of the ABC's live broadcast.

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