Lose your job in Australia and there's a good chance there will be a safety net to catch you. The Newstart allowance, Medicare benefits, along with other programs provide help.
Australians love a bargain, but what's the real cost of cheap clothes from the sweat shops in Bangladesh?
Every hour of every day, our digital interactions are being recorded and logged.
Nelson Mandela promised a South Africa based on freedom and equality.
The story of two unlikely friendships that might never have formed if not for a groundbreaking scheme...
While debate rages over Australia's border security, there's growing evidence that the greatest threat to Australia's national security potentially comes from foreign computer hackers.
Australia's economy - and unemployment rate - might be the envy of countries around the world, but it doesn't mean poverty and unemployment have been eradicated.
Directed by Maya Newell, Growing up Gayby follows director Maya Newell who was raised by two mothers, and charts her journey as she explores the impact of gay parenting.
As demand for Foster Carers in Australia increases, Compass meets several foster families to learn about the challenges and rewards fostering can bring.
As Australia continues to grapple with boat arrivals, Compass looks at who is helping asylum seekers already here and why.
Madison Stewart is a young woman with a passion for a creature of the deep that strikes fear in the hearts of most people - sharks.
Selected Episodes and clips from The Checkout are available from ABC Library Sales.
It's amazing to think that in the 1900s a mere tenth of the world's population lived and worked in cities. Today, it's more than half.
An epic tragedy in which a good man is compelled by desperation, fear, ambition and love for his family to participate in a crime of inhuman savagery.
Go behind the headlines and inside the heads of young Aussies as they experience the fun, anxiety, hope and confusion of Schoolies on the Gold Coast and in Bali.
Mental illness is no laughing matter. But then again, sometimes it can be.