Biography

Band manager David Powell took the Melbourne rock band Jet from obscurity to ARIA triumph and then onto the international stage.

This special program pays tribute to Margaret Olley, one of Australia's best-loved artists and an extraordinary mentor and benefactor.

Paul de Gelder was a Navy clearance diver with a reputation as one of the toughest of the tough.

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.

From our remote north, the remarkable story of the first traditional aboriginal woman to become a priest.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is a writer and thinker who at just 40 years of age, has lived many lives.

Jack Heath is a former diplomat and political adviser who became a high flying speech writer and confidante of a prime minister.

Jennifer Byrne conducts an in-depth interview with the late author and journalist Christopher Hitchens, discussing life and his memoir Hitch-22 Some Confessions and Contradictions: A Memoir.

By the late 1890s, Western Australia's Goldfields were a lure for ambitious young men from all parts of the globe.

An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life.