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.
A moving documentary on a group of Aboriginal prisoners in Long Bay Jail, Sydney.
Respected journalist Jeff McMullen returns to ABC TV to host a series of fascinating discussions about Australia's future.
Almost 1,000 men and women travelled from around Australia to hear Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull apologise for the abuse, neglect and suffering they endured in fo
Chris Masters reports on major revelations of corruption in the NSW Police Force.
She was roaming Cape York in the wet season, ill and alone. To those who gave the strange young woman food and drink or a bed, she gave her name as Anna, from Germany.
Since deregulation, we're borrowing money like never before....$211 billion in 1996. And the banks are reaping the rewards.
With the fierce debate over the prescription of amphetamine-like medication to children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, many parents are looking for drug-free alternatives.
Early in 2001 an international police squad burst into a bustling Bangkok office and arrested 80 mostly young western expatriates, including a group of Australians.