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Summer Season | Kidnapping the Gods | 01
Many ancient Cambodian artifacts arrived in Australia during the 1960s and 1970s, when the south east Asian country was in turmoil.
Mario Christodoulou investigates how some had come from looted historic sites or passed through the hands of suspected smugglers, and now feature in major galleries around the world.
The little-known religious code ruling many major public hospitals
Did you know that some of Australia’s largest public hospitals are run according to a religious code of ethics?
Has the age of AI already begun?
There’s new mind-bending technology that creates immersive media from scratch.
Pain in Paradise 02 | Byron's Thin Blue Line
Five years ago, a confronting video of a violent police encounter shocked the Byron Bay community.
Pain in Paradise 01 | What happened in Lateen Lane?
In one dark Byron Bay back alley, a series of baton strikes changes a teenager's life.
Under the Eye of Iran
Protesters say they're being ordered to read false confessions and their activities are under surveillance.