She was roaming Cape York in the wet season, ill and alone. To those who gave the strange young woman food and drink or a bed, she gave her name as Anna, from Germany.
Since deregulation, we're borrowing money like never before....$211 billion in 1996. And the banks are reaping the rewards.
With the fierce debate over the prescription of amphetamine-like medication to children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, many parents are looking for drug-free alternatives.
Early in 2001 an international police squad burst into a bustling Bangkok office and arrested 80 mostly young western expatriates, including a group of Australians.
For years he's warned that welfare payments – sit down money - have encouraged irresponsibility and a hand out mentality in indigenous communities.
If your late model car goes missing, don't expect to see it again soon.
One in five Australian women – perhaps your workmate, or your neighbour or your friend – knows the humiliation and terror of domestic violence.
Four Corners talks to the Chief Justice, Sir Anthony Mason on a range of issues.
Reporter Quentin McDermott reports on the war between police and Gypsy Joker bikies that led authorities to cut a deal with a murderer and drug dealer.
Charlotte and her three young children scrape by on welfare. The only child support she’s had from her estranged husband is a princely, one-off, $5.
Greedy, gullible, or victims of the taxman's tardiness? Tens of thousands of Australians who jumped aboard the 1990s tax minimisation bandwagon are being called to account.
In an industrial landscape where many unions are diminished in numbers and influence, the Police Association of Victoria keeps on growing its membership, shirtfronting critics and crunching deals.
So you want to build a giant development on an idyllic sweep of beachfront. Who are you going to call?
Edward Russell's story is a compelling indictment of Australia's failure to care for its most vulnerable citizens. For most of his 25 years, he found only the gaps in the safety net.
When sordid tales of sex and money and development deals spilled out of the Wollongong anti-corruption hearings, Labor luminaries dashed for cover.
Does the legal system abuse the victims of child sexual abuse all over again? Some of Australia's top judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers and victims themselves say it does.
A chart of the last weeks in the life of Esther Wild and the dilemma faced by her doctor, Philip Nitschke, who had been treating her for cancer.
Australia may be one of the most internet-connected countries on earth, with a super-fast broadband network on the way.
Lorna, Richard and Muriel lead lives that are rich and full – but they intend to deliberately end their lives when they think the time is right.