On February 10th, 1964, the HMAS Voyager bungled a routine exercise and passed under the bows of the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne.
In 1987, one 19 year old youth took two rifles and a shotgun, and walked out onto Hoddle Street, a main thoroughfare of Melbourne.
Geoffrey Robertson, QC, hosts and orchestrates a series of discussions on social issues, using a "hypothetical" format - i.e., an imaginary situation is created, and a selected panel of experts dis
The 1991 trial of former Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, created Australia-wide attention and a controversy that continues to make front page headlines.
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:
This special compile DVD looks at the allegations of sexual abuse of four elderly women in a Victorian nursing home in February 2006, which sparked calls for state and federal governments to introd
Law Matters is a consumer law series, hosted by Susanna Lobez, former barrister and producer/presenter of Radio National's The Law Report.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a black Kenyan father and a white American mother from Kansas, President Barack Obama was raised in Indonesia and then later in Hawaii by his maternal grandparents.
The year 2007 and specifically Sunday, 27 May 2007, marked the 40th Anniversary of Australia's most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation's history.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
It was set up in 1972 and it's been the focal point for many important protests over the years... but what does the future hold for the tent embassy site?
Lloyd McDermott was the first Aboriginal man to play international rugby for Australia, but within a year it was all over when he refused to play in South Africa as an 'honorary white'.
Darwin has one of the largest populations of homeless Aboriginal people in the country. They're called the "Longgrasses", people who sleep under the stars either by choice or circumstance.
Ripples From Wave Hill is the definitive first-hand account of Australia's first successful land rights campaign as told by the Aboriginal people who fought for their land and the radicals who join
Message Stick ventures into the studio to present “Talking Stick” a series of programs hosted by Miriam Corowa.
An urban perspective on non-Indigenous involvement in the reconciliation movement in Australia.
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
A series from a range of highly acclaimed documentaries by award-winning filmmaker - David Goldie.
From time to time, the ABC broadcast a variety of lectures and discussions on topics of general interest.