One of 10 children with many different fathers, Heath Ducker lived in abject poverty in a run down house. At the age of 12, he was sexually abused by his best friend's father.
Anne Garton is a young Queensland woman who set her sights high from an early age and consistently achieved outstanding results in the sporting, academic and professional arenas.
Australian Story looks at a medical mystery, as two Australian women, Mary Rezo and Shani Eldridge, battle to come to terms with a rare and debilitating lung disease that strikes down women of chil
In 2000 Tim McCallum was accepted into the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts in Western Australia; the culmination of a childhood dream.
In May 2008 hardened court officials were moved to tears by one of the most unusual cases ever to come to trial.
This program features a harrowing and multi-faceted account of the impact of heroin addiction on an average, middle class Australian family.
Jane Hansen lived a charmed life. She channelled all the opportunities of her generation - education, challenge and adventure - into a successful career as a television journalist.
Lachlan McCarthy first came to John Butler's attention in 2005 when he applied for a grant from a seed fund run by the musician.
27 year old Gayle Shann was working with her husband putting in fence posts on their property “Cantaur Park” when her glove became entangled in a drilling machine inflicting shocking injuries and n
Riding instructor Anne Skinner isn't meant to be alive. She spent years teaching children with disabilities the joy and therapeutic values of horse riding.
More and more Australians are experiencing the effects of mental illness, either directly or indirectly.
An ABC Health Series that encourages kids to know themselves, like themselves and be themselves.
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.
The only full length documentary ever made about Brett Whiteley, Difficult Pleasure is a revealing portrait of one of Australia's finest painters.
Most people have heard of the illegal drug Ice, also known as crystal meth or methamphetamine.
What if you were able to vaccinate your children against addictive drugs like nicotine, heroin, cocaine or amphetamines before they were even old enough to try them?
Anorexia is every parent's nightmare. It's the dieting disease that strikes young girls seemingly at random. This disease has the highest death rate of any psychiatric disorder.
For parents and teachers of kids with food allergies managing lunchtime can be a nightmare.
Once known as manic depression, Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition that affects 100,000 Australians. And while it can be treated, there is no cure.
James Vote is a 65–year–old diabetic suffering from peripheral vascular disease. Doctors told him it was inevitable he would lose his leg.