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16 Nov 2014

In Australia, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the US in 2001, more than sixty pieces of legislation have been passed into law, that significantly strengthen the powers of intelligence organisations. This program opens the file on one of Australia's earliest, highly secretive...


5 Jan 2014

In 1965/66, Australian troops fought a covert war inside Indonesian territory in Borneo. The Australian public was not told about these cross-border operations. In fact, they were kept so secret that only a handful of Cabinet Minister knew of their existence. The soldiers themselves were...


28 Apr 2013

The 1970s was a time of social and cultural transformation in Australia. The rise of women’s liberation, gay liberation, and the so-called ‘permissive society’ meant that the line between private behaviour and public life was beginning to break down.

There was a new willingness...


26 Jul 2012

A wild ride back to the halcyon mid 20th century decades of the newspaper industry in Australia, as some old time press photographers reflect on life behind the camera lens, and their willingness to do just about anything in pursuit of the front page shot....


13 Feb 2012

In the 1930s and 40s, wireless ‘was what television, the internet and the iPhone, all rolled into one, are today’. Empire State tells the story of Ernest Fisk, the man who led the Australian wireless company AWA in those extraordinary decades, and was managing director...

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