When Kerry Tucker was jailed for seven years for theft and fraud, she had two choices. She could give in to the shame and hopelessness or apply her energy and brains to building a future.
Peter Roberts isn't a musician who works in the public eye.
In 1998 Australian Story featured a story about reformed heroin addict and dealer Terry Walker who had become a pastor reaching out to outlaw bikie groups and those in the community with drug and a
Bill McHarg had it all. As the Victorian Chairman and one of the founders of Colliers International, a hugely successful global property firm, he wielded enormous power and influence.
On a lonely Australian headland, one of our oldest lighthouses has been dying for 18 years.
In 2006 ago Yael Abraham was a single woman and a successful lawyer turned real estate agent. But money and a good career left her feeling unfulfilled and empty.
One of 10 children with many different fathers, Heath Ducker lived in abject poverty in a run down house. At the age of 12, he was sexually abused by his best friend's father.
When Australian Story first met teenage fiction author John Marsden in 2002 he was suffering writers block and had given up full-time teaching.
Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder.
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
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.
It's very easy to feel powerless when it comes to solving the problems created by centuries of burning fossil fuels.
Chequerboard got its name from a poem by Ohmar Khayyam. Today the series is still regarded as one of the ABC TV landmark programs.
China’s economic growth in the last ten years has been the envy of the rest of the world.
An historic milestone for the Anglican Communion took place on on November 4 2006 when Katharine Jefferts Schori, a Bishop from Nevada, become the leader of the Anglican Church in America.
Final Vows follows three nervous young women, afraid that despite years of preparation they might fail their final test of Ordination as a Buddhist nun.
David Shrimpton is the Salvation Army's 'Flying Padre' and two days out of three he's flying across the Northern Territory to around 130 cattle stations and communities carrying the Christian messa
In Australia today around 31 000 children are being raised by their grandparents.
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.
This program examines the changing patterns of belief in this country, and coincided with the release of the Australian 2001 Census figures which confirmed the continuing decline of traditional Chr