For decades coal-rich Australia has regarded renewable energy as virtuous, but incapable of meeting the needs of a modern economy.
With more and more Australians living longer the task of finding quality care for people who can't look after themselves is getter tougher.
This episode focuses on the town of Marysville, 95 kilometres north of Melbourne. Thirty four men, women and children lost their lives in a fire that police now believe was deliberately lit.
Imagine being about to give birth, cocooned in a speeding car on a night-time dash to a hospital that’s still hours away, every bump, every brake to dodge a kangaroo sharpening the pain and discomf
Australia may be one of the most internet-connected countries on earth, with a super-fast broadband network on the way.
Lorna, Richard and Muriel lead lives that are rich and full – but they intend to deliberately end their lives when they think the time is right.
It's a summer ritual: fire fighters across Australia battling hundreds of bushfires, putting themselves at risk to save other people's lives and property.
How do you know if you can trust your doctor? It's been the ultimate insider's secret, the doctor you would never let near your own family or friends.
For more than 30 years Australia has rested its security on the seemingly ageless wings of its F-111 fighter fleet. But in aviation circles these days there are doubts and rumblings.
How do we deal with parents who are drug addicts or alcoholics? Do we just accept the dangers they pose? Is it enough to rely on rehabilitation services and monitoring?
This program won the WALKLEY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COVERAGE OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS in 2000.
The Liverpool Plains in northern New South Wales has been called the food-bowl of Australia, the nation's most fertile agricultural land.
They stand pristine and empty, cocooned in a silence broken intermittently by the roar of low-flying fighter jets.
If you haven't already looked after a loved one who is frail, ill or disabled, there's a fair chance that, someday, you will.
For just over 50 years "the pokies" have been relieving Australian punters of their money. For every dollar spent at the racetrack, $5 is spent on poker machines.
It’s cheap, highly addictive and ultra-powerful.
They're bone-weary, stressed-out, poor and increasingly desperate - yet day and night, year in, year out, Australia's family carers keep responding to a multitude of someone else's needs.
Each week more than a thousand Australians are delivered the cruel diagnosis: they have dementia - incurable, untreatable, terminal.
Reporter Matthew Carney goes inside to see first hand the conditions young offenders in juvenile detention are forced to endure.
What do you do when you've lost your job, lost your home and you have three kids to feed? You end up in a motel cooking, eating and sleeping in one room at the taxpayer's expense.