In Australia today around 31 000 children are being raised by their grandparents.
Robina Courtin, an Australian-born Buddhist nun with a powerhouse personality, believes she has the key to freedom for some of the toughest criminals in the land.
This program examines the changing patterns of belief in this country, and coincided with the release of the Australian 2001 Census figures which confirmed the continuing decline of traditional Chr
This story of music, faith and heroism focuses on the Brunswick Salvation Army Band whose fate in World War II is one of the most tragic and little told episodes of Australia's wartime history.
A profile and conversation with Melbourne's Tim Costello, leading Baptist Christian and active social commentator.
In the 1930s an extraordinary institution was born in this country. It was forged during the depression years by a fearless fighter for social justice - Father Gerard Tucker.
Compass meets the hidden generation of young carers, kids like Hayley Wilson. She has been looking after her parents since she was eight and is now 16.
One of the most controversial documentary programs ever produced by the ABC, dealing with the activities of police in the Sydney inner-city suburb of Redfern.
Almost 1,000 men and women travelled from around Australia to hear Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull apologise for the abuse, neglect and suffering they endured in fo
One in five Australian women – perhaps your workmate, or your neighbour or your friend – knows the humiliation and terror of domestic violence.
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.
Reporter Matthew Carney goes inside to see first hand the conditions young offenders in juvenile detention are forced to endure.
Could there be a relatively cheap and cost-effective way to stop prisoners reoffending?
This life and death subject was taboo territory for decades. For Aboriginal people, it was a matter of shame. For non-Aboriginal people, it opened up accusations of racism.
Frontier is considered television's first comprehensive account of Australia's hundred and fifty year land war.
Under the guidance of Father Chris Riley, former street kids get the opportunity to learn how to tame wild brumbies using techniques taught to them by renowned horse handler Greg Powell in the Sout
Tens of thousands of Australian parents regard Professor Carl Wood as a miracle worker.
For quite a few years now, we have probably been referring to it as the 'bionic ear'. But to its creator, Professor Graeme Clark, it's the 'multiple-electrode cochlear implant'.
Solo round-the-world yachtsman, builder, businessman, unstoppable environmentalist and generally all-round good bloke - someone had the temerity to call him 'Captain Yucky-Poo of the High Seas' - M
This is one man, many Australians still blame for one of the most divisive episodes in this country's political history - the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government on November 11, back in 1975.