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The seven-episode series Unravel: Juanita tackles one of Australia's most chilling and unsolved true crime stories. In the early '70s, Sydney's Kings Cross was a hotbed of controversy around corruption and high-rise development, and the heart of Australia's criminal underground. Juanita Nielsen moved to Kings Cross where she published a local newspaper and became a vocal opponent in the fight to preserve heritage terraces and affordable housing in the area she loved. Did her activism cost he ...
 
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Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is safe and effective for children between the ages of 5 and 11 as it prepares to file for emergency use authorization with the FDA. The FBI raids the home of Brian Laundrie's family a day after authorities found the remains believed to be that of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito in Wyoming. The latest on the unfolding…
 
If you're locked down right now, you're probably spending quite a lot of your time imagining how much better 2022 will be. NSW and Victoria both have roadmaps out of lockdown that project a significant re-opening once 80% of the population older than 16 is fully vaccinated later this year. The national COVID plan sets out something similar for othe…
 
With an FDA advisory panel recommending Pfizer booster shots only for those over 65 or at high risk, Martha goes one-on-one with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the latest setback for the Biden administration in its booster plan push. After the Pentagon admitted a drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians was a mistake, Martha interviews Adm. Mike Mullen o…
 
To mark the return of theatre to New York City, Michael revisits his private tour of Broadway with Audra McDonald, then delivering her Tony Award-winning performance in Porgy and Bess, and Tony Sheldon, who was starring in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.Also, we check in with the New York Times' chief theatre critic Jesse Green and preview next wee…
 
People who are abused as children can face life-long health and social problems. Many struggle despite cognitive behavioural therapy, anti-depressants and the like. How much faith should we place in the new frontier of psychiatric medicine? The drug more often associated with motherhood – oxytocin – is showing promise in the laboratory. Can the ‘lo…
 
Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental health conditions. It affects a significant number of people in the community, a large proportion of them having suffered trauma early in life. The emotional instability, fear of abandonment and patterns of self-harm can alter someone’s life and that of their lo…
 
Australian parliamentarians, from across the party divide, believe it’s time for the United States to stop its pursuit of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. Assange remains in a UK prison, despite defeating a US extradition request. If the US appeal succeeds, he faces espionage charges, and the possibility of a long jail term. Should Assange be fre…
 
Multiple crews investigating a military jet crash outside of Fort Worth, Texas. A body found near Grand Teton National Park where investigators had been searching for missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito. This, as authorities in Florida continue the search for her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who disappeared after being named a person of interest in the …
 
British rapper, poet and writer, Akala, equates reading and writing to a form of magic. He brings this passion to the page in his debut YA novel, The Dark Lady, about pickpocket Henry, set in the time of Shakespeare's London. Also, The Overthinkers, a debut by a Sydney writing duo and Nick Earls on his heart surgery recovery as well as Empires, his…
 
Things were looking shaky for Christian Porter for days before he resigned from the frontbench. In less than a year, the man formerly described as one of the most promising members of the Coalition's cabinet, has had a dramatic tumble from Attorney General to the backbenches. He maintains he's done nothing wrong, in spite of sharp criticism over an…
 
British rapper, poet and writer, Akala, equates reading and writing to a form of magic. He brings this passion to the page in his debut YA novel, The Dark Lady, about pickpocket Henry, set in the time of Shakespeare's London. Also, The Overthinkers, a debut by a Sydney writing duo and Nick Earls on his heart surgery recovery as well as Empires, his…
 
For something that we commonly consider to be as regular and predictable as clockwork, time sure can feel weird. Sometimes it drags, sometimes it rushes, sometimes it seems to stop altogether. We don't experience this skewed perception with other phenomena - with colours, for instance. The blue of the sky looks like the blue of the sky, no matter w…
 
If there’s one thing Australians know how to be smug about, it’s that our country is home to some of the most incredible ecosystems in the world.But today, we’re visiting one that is massive in size, massively economically important … and massively underappreciated, to the point that that you may never have even heard of it.…
 
Do you consider yourself a shrewd manipulator? Are you cynical about the nature of human beings? If so, you might rank highly in Machiavellianism - a personality trait that's based on the writing and views of Niccolo Machiavelli, the 16th-century Italian political philosopher. We look at what makes a Machiavellian personality, and how it fits into …
 
About seven million Australian low literacy -meaning they're often not able to read a text message, decipher the destination of a train or bus, or to use the internet. A new three part documentary series by SBS "Lost for Words" follows eight brave Australians taking on a life-changing opportunity to transform their lives in an intensive nine-week a…
 
After a year of political instability, Lebanon is experiencing one of the worst economic crises in modern history. Dwindling supplies of fuel and medicine have pushed the country's health system to the edge of collapse. Joao Martins, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) head of mission in Lebanon, discusses the situation and his conce…
 
The Hunter region in New South Wales is of course famously a coal hub, but the writing is on the wall for coal, though that may take decades to happen. However, already some of the region’s businesses are already preparing for that shift, led by global supply chain moves towards zero emission production.…
 
California recall. Testimony of Larry Nassar victims. Instagram's negative impact on teenage girls. Social media aiding the fight to end homelessness. The latest updates from Apple. Civilian space travel from the perspective of a NASA astronaut. Breaking racial barriers in NASCAR. Canceling Oktoberfest. A Hurricane Nicholas prankster.…
 
What defines success? Australia’s founding fathers proudly dispossessed Aboriginal inhabitants in the name of nation building. Ben Wyatt argues success is now defined by including indigenous people. He was WA’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister when Rio Tinto destroyed the Juukan caves. Now a board member, the former politician explains how it was allowe…
 
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