It’s cheap, highly addictive and ultra-powerful.
They're bone-weary, stressed-out, poor and increasingly desperate - yet day and night, year in, year out, Australia's family carers keep responding to a multitude of someone else's needs.
Reporter Matthew Carney goes inside to see first hand the conditions young offenders in juvenile detention are forced to endure.
On Anzac Day morning in 2006, Brisbane man Jayson Dalton took the lives of his two small children, Jessie and Patrick, and then killed himself.
Career criminal Terence Hodson and his wife Christine were kneeling side by side as each was shot twice in the back of the head. They became victims number 26 and 27 in Melbourne’s relentless cycl
Chris Masters' investigation into Queensland police corruption reaches all the way up to the Police Commissioner. A judicial inquiry is announced the day after broadcast.
The rush is on for a beachside lifestyle...but in the drive for a sea-change are we in danger of loving our beaches to death? Australia's coastline is under pressure as never before.
The HIH crash: who knew what and when did they know it?
They might not know it, but the politicians of NSW have some new neighbours...
Reporter Matthew Carney investigates claims by whistle-blowers inside the St John Ambulance Service in Western Australia, who say that poor organisation and a lack of accountability could be contri
Looks at how the white criminal justice system seeks to involve Aboriginal tribal law in the punishment of serious crime.
For decades the Liberal Party has carried itself proudly as a broad church, home to a wide spectrum of ideology among members.
There's another story buried deep beneath the horrific headlines about sexual abuse in indigenous Australia.
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.
Aurukun is a remote Aboriginal community on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula and like many other communities, it is fighting 'the grog'.
Drought boosts his price; rain depresses it. Not so long ago, the water was free for all to use. Welcome to the world of the water baron.
His present identity and whereabouts are mysteries to all but a select few. When he reveals his story to members of a powerful US Senate committee, he's just a silhouette on a screen.
It’s boom-time in the worldwide timber smuggling racket.
Scientists now fear that in less than 25 years from now, for the first time in human existence, there will be no sea ice in the North Pole in parts of the summer.