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 this special two part edition Australian Story follows one man's dream to build the ultimate racing yacht and win the prestigious Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
What would drive a woman to blackmail a state premier? Merri Rose is a former politician who went from high school drop out, to cabinet minister, to prisoner in sensational circumstances.
In May 2008 hardened court officials were moved to tears by one of the most unusual cases ever to come to trial.
In 2003 a young American bride, Tina Watson, died during a honeymoon scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef.
This three part documentary series explores, with criminals themselves, the perplexing question of why they break the law.
A four-part series looking at the Australian legal system through discussion of four criminal cases of the past.
When the hired guns of British American Tobacco came to Australia to appeal a decision in favour of a terminally ill wife and mother, they didn't stop once they had the award overturned.
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
Professor Geoffrey Blainey presents his view of Australia, past and present. In this, his first television venture, he examined Australia's past, exploring not only major influences and events whi
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.
A ground-breaking 6-part series which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the office of the New South Wales State Coroner.
Chequerboard got its name from a poem by Ohmar Khayyam. Today the series is still regarded as one of the ABC TV landmark programs.
A former nun and lesbian, Sister Monica Hingston confronts the Catholic Church’s attitude to homosexuality, by making public a letter to its leader in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, who also happ
For eight years Dr Lachlan de Crespigny, a leading obstetrician, has been at the centre of a bitter battle over the rights and wrongs of a life and death decision he and a team of doctors made at a
In this three-part series, prominent Australians present their view and ideas on 'a good life'.
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.