They're bone-weary, stressed-out, poor and increasingly desperate - yet day and night, year in, year out, Australia's family carers keep responding to a multitude of someone else's needs.
Each week more than a thousand Australians are delivered the cruel diagnosis: they have dementia - incurable, untreatable, terminal.
Reporter Matthew Carney goes inside to see first hand the conditions young offenders in juvenile detention are forced to endure.
What do you do when you've lost your job, lost your home and you have three kids to feed? You end up in a motel cooking, eating and sleeping in one room at the taxpayer's expense.
On Anzac Day morning in 2006, Brisbane man Jayson Dalton took the lives of his two small children, Jessie and Patrick, and then killed himself.
Career criminal Terence Hodson and his wife Christine were kneeling side by side as each was shot twice in the back of the head. They became victims number 26 and 27 in Melbourne’s relentless cycl
Clinicians now believe that modern strains of super-strength cannabis are increasingly triggering psychoses, depression and anxiety disorders in teenagers.
They can't rip it out fast enough.
Chris Masters' investigation into Queensland police corruption reaches all the way up to the Police Commissioner. A judicial inquiry is announced the day after broadcast.
In August 2007 an unfamiliar expression appeared in the Australia media. A "subprime mortgage crisis" was unfolding in the United States.
Paul Kelly sheds light on the dismissal of the Whitlam government in November 1975 by the then Governor General, Sir John Kerr.
The rush is on for a beachside lifestyle...but in the drive for a sea-change are we in danger of loving our beaches to death? Australia's coastline is under pressure as never before.
The HIH crash: who knew what and when did they know it?
They might not know it, but the politicians of NSW have some new neighbours...
Reporter Matthew Carney investigates claims by whistle-blowers inside the St John Ambulance Service in Western Australia, who say that poor organisation and a lack of accountability could be contri
Looks at how the white criminal justice system seeks to involve Aboriginal tribal law in the punishment of serious crime.
Coles and Woolworth's sell 70 per cent of the dry groceries and half the fresh food that Australians consume – among the highest concentrations of market power in the developed world.
This episode is about Lurnea High School, highlighting the crisis when principal, Robyn Cragg clashed with six senior teachers leading to union involvement and threats of a statewide strike.
Four Corners revisits Box Ridge, the sight of the first Four Corners location shoot 32 years ago, to see if the living and working conditions of the local Aborigines have changed any.
For decades the Liberal Party has carried itself proudly as a broad church, home to a wide spectrum of ideology among members.