Since deregulation, we're borrowing money like never before....$211 billion in 1996. And the banks are reaping the rewards.
Through trauma and sickness alcohol kills more than 3000 Australians and hospitalises 70,000 annually.
Cartoonist Bill Leak has had depression all of his life. He is not alone. One in five Australians will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives.
With the fierce debate over the prescription of amphetamine-like medication to children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, many parents are looking for drug-free alternatives.
Early in 2001 an international police squad burst into a bustling Bangkok office and arrested 80 mostly young western expatriates, including a group of Australians.
We visit the Northern Territory which has the largest network of "barefoot doctors" to see why they are proving to be so successful, and why attempts to impose Western health standards on Aborigine
Children across Australia talk about the alarming impact of bullying on their lives.
It's part of a service industries revolution that's sweeping workplaces, based on the old notion that time is money.
For years he's warned that welfare payments – sit down money - have encouraged irresponsibility and a hand out mentality in indigenous communities.
One in five Australian women – perhaps your workmate, or your neighbour or your friend – knows the humiliation and terror of domestic violence.
Four Corners talks to the Chief Justice, Sir Anthony Mason on a range of issues.
Australia is in the midst of a water crisis ... no longer is this a story of drought in the bush – it’s reached right into our city suburbs.
Reporter Quentin McDermott reports on the war between police and Gypsy Joker bikies that led authorities to cut a deal with a murderer and drug dealer.
Charlotte and her three young children scrape by on welfare. The only child support she’s had from her estranged husband is a princely, one-off, $5.
In an industrial landscape where many unions are diminished in numbers and influence, the Police Association of Victoria keeps on growing its membership, shirtfronting critics and crunching deals.
So you want to build a giant development on an idyllic sweep of beachfront. Who are you going to call?
In December 1986, two city teenagers, Simon Amos and James Annetts, left the outback station where they were employed and never returned.
Edward Russell's story is a compelling indictment of Australia's failure to care for its most vulnerable citizens. For most of his 25 years, he found only the gaps in the safety net.
About 2,000 Australians deliberately kill themselves each year, a tally that exceeds the huge but humdrum toll of road deaths. On average, one young person dies by suicide every day.
Mortgages doled out to people on disability support pensions; loans to refugees with no English and no jobs that leave their families with next to nothing to live on; home loans so large they push