During the summer of 2002/3 south-east Australia was hit by the worst bushfire season for twenty years. An area the size of Scotland was burnt, five people died and over 500 homes were destroyed.
With access to guerrilla activists and their undercover filming, Matthew Carney reports on the coalition of farmers, local townspeople and even a corporate titan who want to halt Australia's gas ru
"Burn the plan, burn the plan."
A story that tells the latest chapter in the life of a remarkable community that has battled with missionaries, governments and the horrors of alcohol abuse.
Still the rain falls and for an astonishing third year in a row the outback rivers flow all the way to Lake Eyre.
In Painting Australia six prominent Australian landscape painters take us to their favourite locations, those often hidden and secret places that inspire their work and ignite their passion.
Reporter Debbie Whitmont goes to the north-west coast of Western Australia to talk to the people at the centre of a bitter dispute over the location of a gas processing plant the mining company say
In February 2009 ferocious bushfires ravaged Victoria. Whole towns, 178 people, vast forests and millions of animals perished.
Despite industry assurances that the welfare of cattle sent to Indonesia is "generally good", Four Corners reveals that many thousands of these animals die slow and hideous deaths.
Fraser Island, off the coast of Queensland is the only place in the world with a population of pure dingos, but some authorities say they're in trouble with their numbers declining.
This program is about an unlikely alliance between a GP, a group of oyster farmers and a Sydney scientist.
A series that revisits the lives of people originally filmed for the ABC's Big Country finding out what has happened to them since the program.
This three-part documentary series filmed over 10 years focuses on the Australian prison system and its impact on the lives of inmates on the inside and their families who wait for their return int
An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and the
Kam Yan (meaning "Come and Yarn" in Torres Strait Creole) is a series from the ABC's Indigenous Programs Unit. Each episode takes us on a visit to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community
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.
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.
Ask any visitor to Australia what they'd like to do and they'll probably tell you they'd love to cuddle a koala.
In a world premiere documentary, take a journey along one of Australia's great rivers.
The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true?