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Background Briefing brings you true stories not everyone will want you to hear.

Background Briefing ABC News

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    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings

Background Briefing brings you true stories not everyone will want you to hear.

    Tears, tea and bloodshed — can violent men ever change?

    Tears, tea and bloodshed — can violent men ever change?

    This week reporter and Dharawal woman Brooke Fryer goes inside a program that's helping violent men turn their lives around.

    • 39 min
    Finding Jean Nassif

    Finding Jean Nassif

    He left a trail of defect-riddled apartment buildings across Sydney and debts exceeding $600m to his creditors. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest. The NSW Premier has even offered to pay for his flight back to Australia. This week, Background Briefing tracks down the notorious and elusive Jean Nassif, who gives his first exclusive sit-down interview since he left Australia more than a year ago.

    • 34 min
    Dancing with Bulls

    Dancing with Bulls

    Ruby's barely a teenager, and already she's become a champion bull rider. She's also had eight concussions and multiple brain bleeds. Reporter Tynan King investigates how this extreme sport became her obsession — even as it threatens her life.

    • 34 min
    04 Stop and Search | The Botched Backyard Operation

    04 Stop and Search | The Botched Backyard Operation

    There are only two witnesses to Brad Balzan's final moments: the two officers who chased him into his backyard. But their accounts of what happened don't match up.

    • 26 min
    03 Stop and Search | The Numbers Game

    03 Stop and Search | The Numbers Game

    As the investigation into Bradley Balzan's death continues, serious questions are raised about how the country’s largest police force uses its search powers.

    • 34 min
    02 Stop and Search | Last Moments Before Gunshots

    02 Stop and Search | Last Moments Before Gunshots

    Brad Balzan is shot dead in his own backyard after a police encounter goes wrong. In episode two of Stop and Search, a new mini-series by Background Briefing, reporter Paul Farrell asks why was he running away, and why did the officers chase him down?

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

eunce ,

It’s a well-told story, but presenter’s voice is too relaxing

The presenter’s voice is so relaxing and hypnotic that I can’t concentrate on the story. 😂 She should do those sleep stories.

meditfsa ,

Fabulous

I love this show. Very disturbing insights into what happens to whistleblowers

Ji_HL ,

About ep “Tiny device that can …”

I come from France and I am absolutely shocked that women in Australia have to go to a GP for any gynaecological procedure. You wouldn’t go to a GP to get your teeth done! The female reproductive organ is both specialised and sensitive. I reckon it deserves more respect and specialised care. But as you mentioned, patriarchy and the power of GPs over public health are against us. Great eye opening episode.

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