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.
A former nun and lesbian, Sister Monica Hingston confronts the Catholic Church’s attitude to homosexuality, by making public a letter to its leader in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, who also happ
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
In this three-part series, prominent Australians present their view and ideas on 'a good life'.
On 7 November 2006 a private member's Bill on embryonic stem cell research was passed in the Australian Senate.
A hard-headed and provocative dissection of the moral ambiguities underlying contemporary attitudes to torture.
After Labor's defeat in the 2004 Federal Election they did a fair bit of soul searching. Kevin Rudd, the then Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs thinks a lot of it had to do with the God Factor.
Robina Courtin, an Australian-born Buddhist nun with a powerhouse personality, believes she has the key to freedom for some of the toughest criminals in the land.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are two of the three 'Bali Nine' facing execution for drug trafficking. They live each day in hope and fear knowing it could be their last.
Schools have become a sort of summary of different Australian values and aspirations.
Health Minister Tony Abbott sparked the abortion debate in 2005 when he called Australia’s rate of abortion 'a national tragedy.' A study found that the overwhelming majority of Australians believe
On a hot summer's day 20 years ago a crime shattered the tight-knit religious community at New Norcia in Western Australia.
Worried residents of Sydney's fringe suburb Claymore join together to regain the streets from troubling influences.
The role of churches and missions in removing Indigenous children from their families.
One of the most controversial documentary programs ever produced by the ABC, dealing with the activities of police in the Sydney inner-city suburb of Redfern.