This life and death subject was taboo territory for decades. For Aboriginal people, it was a matter of shame. For non-Aboriginal people, it opened up accusations of racism.
Aurukun is a remote Aboriginal community on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula and like many other communities, it is fighting 'the grog'.
Drought boosts his price; rain depresses it. Not so long ago, the water was free for all to use. Welcome to the world of the water baron.
His present identity and whereabouts are mysteries to all but a select few. When he reveals his story to members of a powerful US Senate committee, he's just a silhouette on a screen.
It’s boom-time in the worldwide timber smuggling racket.
Scientists now fear that in less than 25 years from now, for the first time in human existence, there will be no sea ice in the North Pole in parts of the summer.
In Canberra's eyes the rolling scandal of child sexual abuse in Indigenous communities demanded action, swift and certain.
Australia is planting trees. After years of debate about logging old growth forests what could seem more sensible or more worthy?
He's been admired and envied by scientists around the world. His students held him in awe. But now the stellar career of Professor Bruce Milne Hall is at the brink of ruin.
The High Court judgement known as the WIK case turned traditional concepts of land ownership on their head by stating that Native Title could co-exist with pastoral leases.
Child sexual abuse is all too common, but the eagerness of counsellors and therapists to "uncover" repressed memories of abuse can have devastating consequences.
Since winning a South Australian Senate seat back in 1984, her less-than-shrinking-violet personality and style have certainly added plenty of colour to the often dowdy and grey landscape of Austra
Gary Morgan's family have been polling Australian's thoughts and opinions since the early '40s when his father Roy conducted a survey to assess the readership of Rupert's dad Sir Keith Murdoch's He
This is one man, many Australians still blame for one of the most divisive episodes in this country's political history - the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government on November 11, back in 1975.
The program begins with a look at some of the career highlights of one of this country's most influential newspaper cartoonists.
According to a group of leading scientists brought together by documentary maker Martin Durkin everything you've ever been told about global warming is probably untrue.
A four part documentary series for SBS following ordinary Australians as they deal with the agonizing everyday choices which most of us hope never to have to face.
The story of Australia's Messiah, his wife, his lover and the man who would bring him down.
On February 10th, 1964, the HMAS Voyager bungled a routine exercise and passed under the bows of the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne.
In 1987, one 19 year old youth took two rifles and a shotgun, and walked out onto Hoddle Street, a main thoroughfare of Melbourne.