12:52PM 12:23PM  Producers Helen Grasswill and Ruth Dexter chose not to disclose Rush's previous criminal misdemeanours in the episode per legal advice.  Profiles account for both Australian celebrities and lesser known more ordinary Australians.  The program began screening on 29 May 1996. 12:07PM  As a result, The 7:30 Report had less scope for localised, human interest stories. Image via ABC/Australian Story.  It detailed the story of Scott Rush, a 20-year-old Australian male who was on trial in Bali, Indonesia for his part in a heroin smuggling attempt. But now they face another problem. Some of you might find it ironic, but I actually tipped the Wallabies to beat the All Blacks in Brisbane last weekend. Even though it’s similar to these, the Australian flag is one of the most recognized flags worldwide. Shocking CCTV vision has shown the moment a man on a pushbike allegedly kicked a woman to the ground in a cruel and random attack. Joanne Lees’ name may ring a bell. The family and friends of Australian woman Justine Damond - who was shot and killed by a US police officer on July 15 - have opened up about her death. A family was torn apart when a 20-year-old with ice and GHB in his bloodstream caused a horror four-way car crash that killed a beloved mother. A major change has been announced for several suburbs in Greater Sydney, as NSW gets on top of its latest outbreak. 10:09AM Regional Queenslanders fear Brisbane’s problems being “dumped” on them if the state government pushes ahead with a controversial plan, Scott Morrison says. Melbourne Stars fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile is out to make amends against the Perth Scorchers. The series serves as a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner, which ran on Network Ten from 1979 to 1986. 11:30AM Hawks fans want ‘Illawarra’ reinstated to the club’s name, but they must show their support for it to return. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has taken aim at Google after the multibillion-dollar tech giant threatened to pull its search engine from Australia. Former NBA big man Jarell Martin wants to help the Sydney Kings reach the top so he can enhance his chances of returning to the world’s best league. 5:19PM An investigation has revealed what happened when a plane dropped more than 15,000 feet in six minutes as oxygen masks were deployed. It was first broadcast on SoHo on 1 May 2013. 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An idyllic childhood in Zimbabwe was shattered when the … A man who died after a blaze engulfed his regional home managed one final act in a desperate bid to seek help. 1:14PM  In response, an episode of ABC's program Media Watch exposed that a negative sentiment was shared among many Australian Story viewers because the program had chosen not to disclose such information. All times AEDT (GMT +11). 3:11PM After two weeks of mandatory masks and limitations on gatherings, Brisbane residents are dancing into the weekend as restrictions ease. Witnesses were in shock after a freak accident killed businessman Craig Bury at a popular golf course on the NSW south coast.  A year following this Australian Story profile, the three men were exonerated by the Western Australia Court of Appeal.  Producers Ben Cheshire and John Stewart won the TV Week Logie Award for 'Most Outstanding Public Affairs Programme' for this profile. A volunteer firefighter has been charged with arson after an investigation into more than 30 allegedly deliberately lit grass fires. The 2019-2020 summer bushfire season started early and started strong. Garry McDonald's battle is the focus of Monday's Australian Story part of the ABC's "Mental As" week of mental health awareness programming.  Because of this, "Something in the Water" came under scrutiny with critics arguing it should have been more scientifically credible. Wednesday 3rd February (7478) Anti-mask protesters have been stopped from storming a Westfield for the second straight week after police blocked them from entering. The family of a man swept off a walkway into rough swell after a rogue wave hit are ‘distraught’ as authorities race to find him.  The program is classified by the ABC as a News and Current Affairs Program as well as a documentary series. 9:23AM As a result of her departure, it was decided that episodes would no longer be introduced by a presenter. There’s a push by NSW Labor to introduce new laws to prevent the destruction of government documents after the Gladys Berejiklian shredding incident. Over a year ago TEN announced a new dating show Come Date with Me “where delicious food and – potentially – love are on the menu.”. 8:04AM If it's important to you, news.com.au has all the latest updates. This is the moment Google made a bold threat to Aussie internet users in a move showing it was ‘prepared to punish the whole of the country’. What happened to Australian Story? Having scored a century at Adelaide Oval on Friday night, Alex Hales has set his sights on more runs at the same venue against the Strikers.  The episodes focus heavily on Mirella Scaramella, the girlfriend of Fazzari and her efforts to fight the verdict. more on this story. in Environment. Three teenagers have been arrested after another teen was stabbed at one of Melbourne’s busiest train stations. 9:30AM Here’s what it means for the economy. Regional Queenslanders fear Brisbane’s problems being “dumped” on them if the state government pushes ahead with a controversial plan, Scott Morrison says. 2:24PM A miniature pony named Hooty has been dramatically rescued after being trapped in a surprising way at a property in NSW. Qantas’ ground workers are ‘distraught’ over the outsourcing of their jobs as the airline finalises contracts with new suppliers this week. 12:11PM … A host of the A-League’s young stars have given Olyroos coach Graham Arnold some pleasant selection headaches ahead of this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Scott Morrison has been compared to outgoing US president Donald Trump for criticising Cricket Australia’s decision to scrap references to Australia Day. A federal MP has refused to apologise after his Facebook post about Australia Day was slammed as ‘racist, grubby and disgusting’. 11:21AM Ben McDermott is closing in on a return to national duty but in the meantime, he’s focused on lifting the Hurricanes to BBL glory. The Brisbane Lions want to turn potential into premierships after falling just short of a grand final berth last season. 8:22AM An out-of-control bushfire is still raging in Adelaide, with new warnings urging residents they are in danger and to take action immediately. Qantas’ ground workers are ‘distraught’ over the outsourcing of their jobs as the airline finalises contracts with new suppliers this week. 10:07AM Home and Away spoilers, news, pictures, videos, previews and cast interviews from Digital Spy A man who died after a blaze engulfed his regional home managed one final act in a desperate bid to seek help. Bernard Tomic’s social media star girlfriend Vanessa Sierra has apologised after her comments slamming hotel quarantine made national headlines. Brian Goorjian’s transformation of the Hawks has them on top of the NBL ladder. The head of a top Australian university has told a summit of world leaders now is a ‘once-in-a-generation’ chance to take on an even bigger fight.  Whilst Hollingworth was Archbishop there were two serial pedophiles active in three Brisbane Anglican schools and the way he handled the situation was widely deemed across Australia as inappropriate. , Australian Story was initially supposed to be a series of small magazine-style stories.  This article exposed in more detail Rush's prior drug offences. Police officers have been pelted with rocks after a crowd of hundreds of people turned violent in Melbourne. NSW has recorded its sixth consecutive day of no community transmission but virus concerns continue for dozens of Sydney suburbs. 11:54AM Two men have drowned in separate tragedies along Victoria’s iconic surf coast as life savers urged people to be aware of the conditions. Facebook.  The special revealed that over the span of 20 years Australian Story had covered over 800 stories.  The program's status as a News and Current Affairs Program has also been questioned by academics who claim Australian Story exhibits a soft journalistic approach. The family of a man swept off a walkway into rough swell after a rogue wave hit are ‘distraught’ as authorities race to find him.  It is produced specifically by the ABC News and Current Affairs Department. National Cabinet on Friday held talks about the almost 40,000 Aussies, stranded overseas, who are desperate to return to Australia.  The episode was entitled "The Gilded Cage". The Aussie version of the UK Reality series sees singles cooking for potential partners in their own homes. Margaret Court’s sister has swiped back at Daniel Andrews as a Canberra doctor announced she doesn’t want her Order of Australia medal. 3:12PM Australia’s first coronavirus vaccine was pencilled in to be rolled out in February. 6:54AM Don’t ask Australian coach Justin Langer Just 18 months ago he was being compared to Sir Donald Bradman, but Steve Smith is suddenly in the … It’s a fairly broad category, and could be a single TV moment, issue or trend, Australian or international, either on or off screen. WA will soon allow travellers from Queensland and NSW to enter the state without an exemption, but there will still be some restrictions. A grim find at a property near Geelong on Saturday has been linked to the disappearance of a 26-year-old man more than a year ago. A city in Australia is so polluted with toxic lead parents don’t take kids out on windy days and change their clothes once inside – but that’s not enough. The body of a 20-year-old man who was swept out to sea has been discovered by his grief-stricken family. Here’s a snapshot of some of the major events so far. 4:36PM 7:41PM Twitter. By Daniel Kilkelly Neighbours airs Jay Rebecchi exit in Australia. Three people have been killed after an enormous rogue wave swept a group of people into rough swell while they were fishing on the NSW coast. Queensland Police were called to two separate crashes on Saturday night, which claimed the life of one man and left a teenager with “life-threatening injuries”. The body of a 20-year-old man who was swept out to sea has been discovered by his grief-stricken family. Queensland has continued its tough stance on borders, speaking about when it plans to remove hotspot status for parts of NSW. A police sergeant, linked to a specialist command, has been suspended from duty after being charged with accessing vile child abuse material.  The case generated heated public debate and was of great interest to The Australian public at the time. Alex Carey has responded to his IPL delisting with a superb BBL century for the Adelaide Strikers. A police sergeant, linked to a specialist command, has been suspended from duty after being charged with accessing vile child abuse material. An Aussie scientist on a mission to find the origin of COVID-19 in China has been promised access to the lab where the ‘bat woman of Wuhan’ works.  Deborah Fleming who was Australian Story’s executive producer at the time responded to such criticism by saying that the program had sought only to report concerns rather than facts. The ASX pulled back after its recent strong run, with Fortescue among the losers after being forced to release first-half profit guidance. The Gold Coast Film Festival was cancelled just two days after it was announced in 2020. 7:43AM A Victorian snorkeller who went missing off the South Australian coast in a suspected shark attack has been remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’. But after 2020 I’m determining COVID-19 and all it encapsulated as Story of the Year…. 2. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. , Australian Story aired an episode on 13 January 2006 entitled 'The Road to Kerobokan'. 6:25AM Heated texts between Sam Burgess and his ex-wife Phoebe in the wake of the NRL star’s altercation with his father-in-law have been revealed. Hundreds of Australian Airbnb bookings were blocked after the company instituted a new screening system that would flag certain reservations.  These characteristics of the show contribute to its classification as a documentary. , In 2010, Australian Story aired a two-part profile entitled "Something in the Water", broadcast on 15 and 22 February. NSW Health has issued a fresh warning for more than 1 million Sydneysiders to be alert to symptoms and get tested for coronavirus. 9:06AM A watchdog has found Gladys Berejiklian’s office broke the law when it shredded documents relating to a controversial grant program. Plans for a COVID-safe Australian Open have been revealed with fans set to be split into separate zones, each with their own offerings. Alerts have been issued hundreds of kilometres away from Brisbane after virus fragments were detected in wastewater in two regional cities and a town. Two men have drowned in separate tragedies along Victoria’s iconic surf coast as life savers urged people to be aware of the conditions. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has taken aim at Google after the multibillion-dollar tech giant threatened to pull its search engine from Australia. 4:44PM  The program has an intimate approach to storytelling. Tuesday 2nd February (7477) The Parata brothers’ luck runs thin.  These are referred to as profiles and they convey subjective experiences. The plot Half-mystical sci-fi, half-psycho thriller, the plot of Picnic at Hanging Rock has …  This personal approach to story-telling has been well received by many, with the program winning many awards including multiple Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism and four consecutive Logie Awards (2003–2006).  The episode aired only hours after Rush received a life sentence. IN a matter of weeks, the deadly coronavirus has infected over 14,000 people in 25 countries, leading to 300 deaths. Bernard Tomic’s social media star girlfriend Vanessa Sierra has apologised after her comments slamming hotel quarantine made national headlines. The Gold Coast Film Festival was cancelled just two days after it was announced in 2020. Anti-mask protesters have been stopped from storming a Westfield for the second straight week after police blocked them from entering.  The profile was on Alison Bleaney, a doctor and member of local council in the Tasmanian town of St Helens. Horrifying allegations of abuse and neglect have rocked Perth’s leafy western suburbs, as police investigate two deaths at an aged care facility. It’s crunch time for Brisbane Heat in their bid to remain alive in this season’s BBL. 4:25PM , Australian Story tends to explore themes such as 'heroic achievement', 'taking a stand' and 'human weakness'. A man has been taken to hospital after his car exploded into a fireball that caused the vehicle’s doors to bend and its boot to blow off. 9:59AM Hawks fans want ‘Illawarra’ reinstated to the club’s name, but they must show their support for it to return. Many people around the world wonder about the story behind the Australian flag.  Profiles also include footage of and confessionals made by relevant family and friends. 3:57PM 9:57AM NSW has recorded its sixth consecutive day of no community transmission but virus concerns continue for dozens of Sydney suburbs. , Walkley Award for Cinematography to Laurence Mcmanus for "A Cold Wind in August", UN Media Peace Award for 'Best Television' to Tim Lee, Mara Blazic, Kent Gordon, Vince Tucci, Erik Havnen, Ro Woods, Colin Jones, and Stuart Palmer for "A Track Winding Back", National Youth Media Award for 'Best Television Current Affairs Program/Documentary' to Brigid Donovan for "Carve Their Names With Pride", Australian Cinematographers Society Award QLD to Anthony Sines for "Something in the Air", Victorian Press Club Quill Award for 'Best TV Current Affairs Feature' to Belinda Hawkins, Mara Blazic and Roger Carter for "Being Allan Fells", MEAA Queensland Media Award for 'Best Feature/Documentary' to Claire Forster for "Against The Tide", MEAA Queensland Media Award for 'Best Cinematography' to John Bean for "With This Ring", Walkley Award for Journalistic Leadership to Australian Story's Executive Producer Deborah Fleming, Walkley Award for 'Best long-form current affairs' to Helen Grasswill for "The Gathering Storm", Walkley Award for 'Sport Feature' to Ben Cheshire, Jessica Daly and Kristine Taylor for "One Perfect Day", Australian Sports Commission Media Award for 'Best Profiling of an Athlete, Team or Coach' to Ben Cheshire, Jessica Daly and Kristine Taylor for "One Perfect Day", Australian Sports Commission Award for 'Best profiling of an Athlete, Team or Coach' to Wendy Page and Ian Harley for "Man of the Century", Walkley Award for 'Best Sports Feature' to Ben Cheshire, Peter Wilkins and Quentin Davis for "She's Not There", Walkley Award for 'Television News and Current Affairs Camera' to Andrew Taylor for "Show of Force", Australian Sports Commission Media Award for 'Best Profiling of an Athlete, Team or Coach' to Ben Cheshire, Peter Wilkins and Quentin Davis for "She's Not There", Suicide Prevention Australia Life Award to Belinda Hawkins, Elena Christie and Mara Blazic for "The Girl Least Likely", Queensland Media Award for 'Best Current Affairs, Documentary or Feature' to Caitlin Shea and Kristine Taylor for "All The Pretty Horses", Victoria Law Foundation Legal Reporting Award for 'Best report: TV – long form' to Brigid Donovan and Elena Christie for "Cold Comfort Farm", Australian Story has received criticism due to the fact that it does not belong solely to one genre. A grim find at a property near Geelong on Saturday has been linked to the disappearance of a 26-year-old man more than a year ago.  The profile also included an interview with Jodhi Meares, Packer's former daughter-in-law, who had never before spoken out about her experience being a part of the Packer family. Google has been lashed by people across the political spectrum after it issued an ‘extraordinary’ threat to Australian internet users. People have packed into Sydney’s beaches for the weekend as council and police step up patrols with a warning to leave if it gets too busy. , In 2002, Australian Story aired a profile on the former Australian Governor-General and Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane Dr Peter Hollingworth.  He was interviewed from inside Kensington Palace. Australian Air Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2021 UK Air Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2021. The head of a top Australian university has told a summit of world leaders now is a ‘once-in-a-generation’ chance to take on an even bigger fight. In 2001 she was involved in one of the most prominent murder cases of the last 20 years, when her boyfriend Peter Falconio was killed in the Australian …  The episodes are known to frame people or situations in a sympathetic light.  It is expected that when this department gives an issue in-depth attention, it will become legitimated and treated as a current affair rather than solely a human interest story.  As a result of her departure, it was decided that episodes would no longer be introduced by a presenter. 10:03PM 5:05PM Two of Australia’s major banks have dealt a blow to savers by further slashing rates on deposit accounts.  Jones announced she was leaving Australian Story at the end of 2016. A host of the A-League’s young stars have given Olyroos coach Graham Arnold some pleasant selection headaches ahead of this year’s Tokyo Olympics.