In Canberra's eyes the rolling scandal of child sexual abuse in Indigenous communities demanded action, swift and certain.
Australia is planting trees. After years of debate about logging old growth forests what could seem more sensible or more worthy?
He's been admired and envied by scientists around the world. His students held him in awe. But now the stellar career of Professor Bruce Milne Hall is at the brink of ruin.
The High Court judgement known as the WIK case turned traditional concepts of land ownership on their head by stating that Native Title could co-exist with pastoral leases.
Child sexual abuse is all too common, but the eagerness of counsellors and therapists to "uncover" repressed memories of abuse can have devastating consequences.
Since winning a South Australian Senate seat back in 1984, her less-than-shrinking-violet personality and style have certainly added plenty of colour to the often dowdy and grey landscape of Austra
Gary Morgan's family have been polling Australian's thoughts and opinions since the early '40s when his father Roy conducted a survey to assess the readership of Rupert's dad Sir Keith Murdoch's He
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.
The program begins with a look at some of the career highlights of one of this country's most influential newspaper cartoonists.
According to a group of leading scientists brought together by documentary maker Martin Durkin everything you've ever been told about global warming is probably untrue.
A four part documentary series for SBS following ordinary Australians as they deal with the agonizing everyday choices which most of us hope never to have to face.
The story of Australia's Messiah, his wife, his lover and the man who would bring him down.
On February 10th, 1964, the HMAS Voyager bungled a routine exercise and passed under the bows of the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne.
In 1987, one 19 year old youth took two rifles and a shotgun, and walked out onto Hoddle Street, a main thoroughfare of Melbourne.
Geoffrey Robertson, QC, hosts and orchestrates a series of discussions on social issues, using a "hypothetical" format - i.e., an imaginary situation is created, and a selected panel of experts dis
The 1991 trial of former Queensland State Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, created Australia-wide attention and a controversy that continues to make front page headlines.
This special compile DVD looks at the revelations of sexual abuse and violence perpetrated against Aboriginal women and children in some Northern Territory communities. Segments include:
This special compile examines the issues around the controversial plan by the Federal Government to intervene in Aboriginal communities. Segments include:
This special compile DVD looks at the allegations of sexual abuse of four elderly women in a Victorian nursing home in February 2006, which sparked calls for state and federal governments to introd
Law Matters is a consumer law series, hosted by Susanna Lobez, former barrister and producer/presenter of Radio National's The Law Report.