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
When sordid tales of sex and money and development deals spilled out of the Wollongong anti-corruption hearings, Labor luminaries dashed for cover.
Does the legal system abuse the victims of child sexual abuse all over again? Some of Australia's top judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers and victims themselves say it does.
A chart of the last weeks in the life of Esther Wild and the dilemma faced by her doctor, Philip Nitschke, who had been treating her for cancer.
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.