Catrina Lawrence is 16, struggling but forthright and full of dreams and hopes. She wants to become an actor, an artist, even an evangelist.
Heroin and alcohol - two drugs with very different reputations. One is feared and one is glamourised.
George Negus with four special segments looking at the challenges of change. People flipping out, freaking out, shifting gear and forging major changes in their lives.
Through trauma and sickness alcohol kills more than 3000 Australians and hospitalises 70,000 annually.
How do we deal with parents who are drug addicts or alcoholics? Do we just accept the dangers they pose? Is it enough to rely on rehabilitation services and monitoring?
It’s cheap, highly addictive and ultra-powerful.
Clinicians now believe that modern strains of super-strength cannabis are increasingly triggering psychoses, depression and anxiety disorders in teenagers.
A member of a ‘raskol’ gang talks about rape as a ritual part of crime. A career truck driver on the highland’s highway picks up a teenage prostitute – just part of his routine.
Aurukun is a remote Aboriginal community on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula and like many other communities, it is fighting 'the grog'.
This special compile DVD looks at the revelations of sexual abuse and violence perpetrated against Aboriginal women and children in some Northern Territory communities. Segments include:
This special compile examines the issues around the controversial plan by the Federal Government to intervene in Aboriginal communities. Segments include:
A follow-up to the earlier Andrew Denton series "Blah Blah Blah", using a late-night chat-show format, and featuring a particular topic for each episode, with comedy sketch segments, vox pop street
Heroin addiction is a worldwide medical and social problem that seemingly has no cure.
Ever felt bloated, tired, lacking in motivation? A kind of overloaded feeling like you’ve eaten and/or drunk far too much?
In this program Greg Fleet, one of Australia's leading comic performers, shares half an hour of laughter, tears, truth and pain telling his story of when he was addicted to heroin.
This five part series explains the mechanisms through which these drugs have their effect, and in doing so illuminates some aspect of the workings of the human body.
Youth-driven discussion program, hosted by John Faine. This series reviews situations in which teenagers make contact with the Police Legal system. Drama is used to demonstrate issues.
The story of Ted Noffs, a maverick Methodist minister, whose groundbreaking work with the young and destitute in 1960s Australia lives on through his son and grandsons.
Compass follows the fortunes of three young men diagnosed with a mental illness who are given a new chance in life by getting a roof over their heads.