Sports journalist and broadcaster Craig Hamilton was about to catch a train from his hometown Newcastle for the assignment of a lifetime, covering the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Compass asks: What is peace of mind in today's anxious world?
Everyone wants to be happy. So why is there is such little understanding of what causes us to be happy?
Walking Wounded is a moving story about ageing WWII veterans who fought as very young men, only to spend the rest of their lives suffering the consequent trauma in silence.
This moving Compass story focused on ways of dealing with infant death, either still births or babies who only live for a few hours or days.
George Negus with four special segments looking at the challenges of change. People flipping out, freaking out, shifting gear and forging major changes in their lives.
An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of Australia's greatest painters.
To its backers, Woomera detention centre played a humane yet crucial role in housing the growing numbers of boat people landing on Australia's shores.
Cartoonist Bill Leak has had depression all of his life. He is not alone. One in five Australians will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives.
About 2,000 Australians deliberately kill themselves each year, a tally that exceeds the huge but humdrum toll of road deaths. On average, one young person dies by suicide every day.
They might not know it, but the politicians of NSW have some new neighbours...
Every year about 75,000 Australians hear the dreaded diagnosis: they have cancer. The good news is that these days most people beat the disease.
Under the guidance of Father Chris Riley, former street kids get the opportunity to learn how to tame wild brumbies using techniques taught to them by renowned horse handler Greg Powell in the Sout
Aboriginal men were invited to attend and participate in the Aboriginal Men's Sharing and Learning Circle at Camp Wollombi that considered many of the issues and challenges confronting today's Abor
A follow-up to the earlier Andrew Denton series "Blah Blah Blah", using a late-night chat-show format, and featuring a particular topic for each episode, with comedy sketch segments, vox pop street
Croatian-born grandmother Gina Sinozich has painted a prodigious and impressive collection of hundreds of internationally celebrated paintings since she first took up a brush just six years ago.
This four part series examines four emotions in detail, from their evolutionary origin, to how the emotion is regulated by the body's own drug factory.
Whatever happened to the real Rain Man, the quiet genius Kim Peek, whose extraordinary life story inspired the character played by Dustin Hoffman?
When it comes to life skills the one we are least trained for is probably parent hood. And when it comes to children’s behavioural problems the parenting role is often stretched to the limit.
It is something that thankfully most of us will never experience but for those that have endured a major trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a profound and often debilitating impact o