Many Australians have traditionally engaged in an orgy of spending in the lead-up to Christmas, lavishing huge amounts on gifts for family and friends. But for some, it's gone too far.
Burma is one of the world's most closed and surveiled societies. It is a nation where independent journalists are banned and where translators and guides are often threatened.
Year 9 students at Geelong Grammar School's Timbertop campus in the Victorian Alps undergo the first year of a world-first experiment in education.
Dr Maarten Stapper is a man with some fascinating ideas on how to manage our land better. He is unconventional, stubborn and difficult.
Forty-one year old Gavin Larkin was the ultimate alpha male with a seemingly perfect life. He was a highly successful advertising executive with friends in high places.
Shane Dolan was a small businessman doing comfortably well when he came across a job advertisement for an aid worker in Africa.
Statistics show that one in four women suffer from depression at some point in their life, and with men it's one in six. Experts in Indigenous health say it's double that in our communities.
Brian Dowd was unemployed, addicted to alcohol, gambling and about to end it all when a phone call saved his life. This defining moment inspired him to take back control of his life.
In 1936 The John Of God Sisters took over ccontrol of the Bungarum Leprosarium for Aboriginals near Derby in WA.
Frances Bodkin, known to many as "Aunty Fran" is a 76 year old D’harawal woman from the south of Sydney.
In the first years of settlement in Australia there were more than 250 recorded Indigenous languages.
"The more I give… the more I keep" is the philosophy of Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, a Yuin elder from Narooma on the South East Coast of Australia.
Fire Talker traces the life of Charlie Perkins from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most influential Indigenous figures in Australia’s history.
We look at Jeff Gambin, a retired business man and gourmet chef, who devoted his life to the homeless, feeding them and helping them get back into society and find jobs.
Every December Jean and Peter Ridley hook up their "Caravan of Hope" to bring Christmas cheer and joy (and toys for kids!) to the people of the bush.
MABO tells the story of Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at fifteen, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that once and for all overthrew the notion of terra nullius
Sheikh Khalil Chami advises frustrated suburban Australian women on how they can get divorced.
There’s a growing resistance - particularly among young Bali locals - to rampant development on the island and tourism at any cost so they’re mobilising.
Presenter, Miriam Corowa hosts Message Stick's 10th birthday celebrations, in a show featuring some of the most memorable moments and inspirational characters from the past ten years.
Riau province in Sumatra is home to the world’s biggest paper plant. It’s owned and run by Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd, better known by the more disarming acronym APRIL.