Australian Story lifts the lid on a clash of ideologies over the future of some of the most spectacular and pristine areas of Cape York.
When Kerry Tucker was jailed for seven years for theft and fraud, she had two choices. She could give in to the shame and hopelessness or apply her energy and brains to building a future.
One hot summer morning in February 2001 police from the local cop shop went to arrest 57-year-old Jim Hallinan at Adjungbilly on an outstanding warrant.
In 1998 Australian Story featured a story about reformed heroin addict and dealer Terry Walker who had become a pastor reaching out to outlaw bikie groups and those in the community with drug and a
This program centres on the small township of Harcourt in Central Victoria. In 2008 the harmony of rural life was ripped apart after a fatal car accident involving five young friends.
Bill McHarg had it all. As the Victorian Chairman and one of the founders of Colliers International, a hugely successful global property firm, he wielded enormous power and influence.
In this special two part edition Australian Story follows one man's dream to build the ultimate racing yacht and win the prestigious Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
What would drive a woman to blackmail a state premier? Merri Rose is a former politician who went from high school drop out, to cabinet minister, to prisoner in sensational circumstances.
In May 2008 hardened court officials were moved to tears by one of the most unusual cases ever to come to trial.
In 2003 a young American bride, Tina Watson, died during a honeymoon scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef.
This three part documentary series explores, with criminals themselves, the perplexing question of why they break the law.
A four-part series looking at the Australian legal system through discussion of four criminal cases of the past.
When the hired guns of British American Tobacco came to Australia to appeal a decision in favour of a terminally ill wife and mother, they didn't stop once they had the award overturned.
When America established its Pacific base in Australia, the country's prime minister warmly welcomed the thousands of GIs stationed there - except for the black GIs, who were told to stay on their
Professor Geoffrey Blainey presents his view of Australia, past and present. In this, his first television venture, he examined Australia's past, exploring not only major influences and events whi
Over 35 years ago, during the Vietnam War, American bombs rained down on Laos in the 'Secret War', leaving it the most bombed country in history.
A ground-breaking 6-part series which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the office of the New South Wales State Coroner.
Chequerboard got its name from a poem by Ohmar Khayyam. Today the series is still regarded as one of the ABC TV landmark programs.
For eight years Dr Lachlan de Crespigny, a leading obstetrician, has been at the centre of a bitter battle over the rights and wrongs of a life and death decision he and a team of doctors made at a
On 7 November 2006 a private member's Bill on embryonic stem cell research was passed in the Australian Senate.