This life and death subject was taboo territory for decades. For Aboriginal people, it was a matter of shame. For non-Aboriginal people, it opened up accusations of racism.
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'.
Drought boosts his price; rain depresses it. Not so long ago, the water was free for all to use. Welcome to the world of the water baron.
Every year about 75,000 Australians hear the dreaded diagnosis: they have cancer. The good news is that these days most people beat the disease.
His present identity and whereabouts are mysteries to all but a select few. When he reveals his story to members of a powerful US Senate committee, he's just a silhouette on a screen.
It’s boom-time in the worldwide timber smuggling racket.
Scientists now fear that in less than 25 years from now, for the first time in human existence, there will be no sea ice in the North Pole in parts of the summer.
In Canberra's eyes the rolling scandal of child sexual abuse in Indigenous communities demanded action, swift and certain.
Australia is planting trees. After years of debate about logging old growth forests what could seem more sensible or more worthy?
He's been admired and envied by scientists around the world. His students held him in awe. But now the stellar career of Professor Bruce Milne Hall is at the brink of ruin.
They had been warned, they thought they had made the necessary preparations but nothing could prepare the people of Victoria for the fireball that swept through their state. How did it happen?
This program explores the fraught issue of whether, and in what circumstances, disabled people should be sterilised.
When it comes to generating waste Australians are top of the heap. We are the second largest producers of rubbish in the world behind America.
"When you're anorexic you think you're pretty cool 'cos you think you've got lots of self-control and willpower. And everyone else is weak. you think you're a cut above.
Australia's well is running dry. The world's most arid continent is also the biggest user of water per head of population.
It was billed as a "victory for the whales". The International Whaling Commission meeting in Korea had fended off Japan's push for a return to commercial whaling.
The High Court judgement known as the WIK case turned traditional concepts of land ownership on their head by stating that Native Title could co-exist with pastoral leases.
Child sexual abuse is all too common, but the eagerness of counsellors and therapists to "uncover" repressed memories of abuse can have devastating consequences.
Our world might be getting smaller, thanks to technology, but virtual worlds and games are booming.