One of 10 children with many different fathers, Heath Ducker lived in abject poverty in a run down house. At the age of 12, he was sexually abused by his best friend's father.
When Australian Story first met teenage fiction author John Marsden in 2002 he was suffering writers block and had given up full-time teaching.
Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder.
It's very easy to feel powerless when it comes to solving the problems created by centuries of burning fossil fuels.
An historic milestone for the Anglican Communion took place on on November 4 2006 when Katharine Jefferts Schori, a Bishop from Nevada, become the leader of the Anglican Church in America.
Final Vows follows three nervous young women, afraid that despite years of preparation they might fail their final test of Ordination as a Buddhist nun.
David Shrimpton is the Salvation Army's 'Flying Padre' and two days out of three he's flying across the Northern Territory to around 130 cattle stations and communities carrying the Christian messa
In Australia today around 31 000 children are being raised by their grandparents.
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.
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
A compelling view of New York Christian preacher Pastor Bill Wilson, who runs the largest Sunday School in the USA; a longhaired maverick evangelist who drives frenetic services, which include hip-
*WINNER* ATOM AWARDS 2006 - Best Documentary Science, Technology and the Environment