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.
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
A profile and conversation with Melbourne's Tim Costello, leading Baptist Christian and active social commentator.
In the 1930s an extraordinary institution was born in this country. It was forged during the depression years by a fearless fighter for social justice - Father Gerard Tucker.
Compass meets the hidden generation of young carers, kids like Hayley Wilson. She has been looking after her parents since she was eight and is now 16.
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.
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
One in five Australian women – perhaps your workmate, or your neighbour or your friend – knows the humiliation and terror of domestic violence.
A chart of the last weeks in the life of Esther Wild and the dilemma faced by her doctor, Philip Nitschke, who had been treating her for cancer.