What happens when a foreign mining company bails out of a big project in a developing country? Who wins? Who loses?
Leading up to the global financial crisis, the entrepreneurs of Ireland were having a field day. Money was being borrowed, investment projects approved and the economy was booming.
Ask most Australians about the impact of the GFC and they'll tell you it wasn't too bad.
It's been described as the boom that keeps on giving - an export bonanza that will help Australia ride through a world-wide economic downturn.
Twenty years after the High Court's Mabo judgement, the inside story of the court decision that threatened to divide a nation.
"We haven't brought you justice... No-one's been called to account." This is the unflinching judgement of Gary Jubelin, one of the nation's leading murder investigators.
A Four Corners team investigates both the merits and the risks of the "kill-capture" campaign.
Right now there are over 4,000 people held in immigration detention centres across Australia.
One suicide is a tragedy. But what happens when a community is rocked by a series of suicides, one after another, all of them young people?
We hear from the adult world all the time about what poverty is and how to fix it, but rarely from the children who experience it.
How authorities are failing to protect women and children in mortal danger, and failing to prevent their partners' homicidal rage.
Antibiotics are the wonder drugs of modern medicine. They've allowed doctors to save and extend life by killing infection and enabling ground breaking surgery.
Ask any visitor to Australia what they'd like to do and they'll probably tell you they'd love to cuddle a koala.
**Warning - Coarse Language and violence**
This is a story Australians think they know: the gift of a donated organ that transforms the life of someone with a devastating illness.
Australians love a bargain, but what's the real cost of cheap clothes from the sweat shops in Bangladesh?
When a small casino opened on the sleepy outpost of Christmas Island in 1993, few realised what a blinding and instant success it would be.
Every hour of every day, our digital interactions are being recorded and logged.
Nelson Mandela promised a South Africa based on freedom and equality.
While debate rages over Australia's border security, there's growing evidence that the greatest threat to Australia's national security potentially comes from foreign computer hackers.