For more than a century the hamlet of Yarloop, in the south of Western Australia, has lived off the bounty of its soil.
"Adverse Outcomes" investigates deaths and injuries among newborn babies at a nationally famous teaching hospital.
John Howard will finally get to deliver on his bold vision.
The heart-rending story that tells what it's like to live with a disability, or to care for someone who is disabled, in Australia today.
Police, drugs and money - a special report on a three year undercover investigation into NSW police corruption.
Australia might be riding on the coal miner's back but it seems many Australians are paying a terrible price for the mineral export boom.
It began as a well-intentioned social reform: fling open the doors of big institutions and help mentally ill people live in the wider community.
The old mantra – all girls have XX chromosomes and all boys have XY – is no longer reliable. The proof lives in as many as 40,000 Australians whose chromosomes don’t match the standard.
Is it parents who cave in to "pester power" by allowing their kids too much junk food – and not making them run and jump?
Reporter Debbie Whitmont travels to the Top End to discover what will happen following a government move to scrap a controversial 35-year-old experiment in bilingual education.
On the eve of the government's release of its controversial climate change legislation, reporter Liz Jackson investigates the relentless lobbying campaign conducted by environmentalists and in
It's a telling statistic that seven out of ten Australians die what might be called an "expected death". In many cases doctors can tell patients roughly how long they have to live.
Typical of many regional centres around Australia, Mackay in Queensland is a place that appears to have it all - tourism, lucrative mines and lush farmlands.
Doug Longbottom, an Aboriginal elder from the south coast of NSW, is laying down the law to young Robert Ardler.
The harrowing story of the therapist whose work led some patients to believe they'd committed or been the victim of shocking sexual crimes.
Every day, worldwide, laboratories routinely analyse human genes to pinpoint a whole range of suspected diseases. Life-saving treatment can depend on fast, accurate diagnoses.
For some time now there's been a bruising debate about the balance of funding handed out to public and private schools.
Twins Anne and Helen were 20 years old when they learned they had been conceived from an anonymous man’s sperm. They spent the next 20 trying to crack the mystery of his identity.
In 2010 no one was predicting Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott would lead their respective parties into a Federal election. Now they are involved in the political fight of their lives.
Private tollways are catching on in Australia’s biggest cities, an experiment in controversial deals called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).