Veteran political watchers had never seen anything like it. One, independent member of parliament dominating the news day after day. Ipswich fish and chip shop owner, Pauline Hanson was a political phenomenon. Not for what she was. But for what she was saying. Her views on race and immigration were considered extreme by some but apparently shared by many millions of Australians.
Richard Carleton hosts a discussion between a panel of politicians and an audience of candidates and supporters of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party. The view is that the major political parties in Australia are out-of-touch with the concerns and aspirations of everyday citizens. Labor, Liberal, and National Party politicians no longer represent the will of the people.
Ivan Milat stalked, tortured and killed seven young backpackers in the Belanglo State Forest just south of Sydney. When he was finally locked up - never to be released - we thought we'd heard the last of that terrible name. But there was another monster lurking in the Milat family.
For some people, flying is an anxious white-knuckle ride as they carry a pressing fear that the aircraft will crash. But there's another risk that may be far greater, which affects us all. It's called Aerotoxic Syndrome and it's caused by breathing contaminated cabin air. Some experts are calling it the asbestos of the airline industry - it can result in a range of serious health problems, even death. But what's most shocking is the way aircraft manufacturers and operators have known about the problem for years and have done nothing about it.