Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
The hidden park of last resort
It’s one of the last affordable caravan parks near Sydney's CBD where people can actually make a home.
Many of the residents were driven here in one of life's desperate moments, but as Mridula Amin discovers, not everyone wants to leave.
The Base Tapes | Part 2
In the second and final episode of his investigation, Alex Mann tracks down the two youngest candidates who applied to join the neo-Nazi group and tries to find out how they were radicalised.
The Base Tapes | Part 1
Secret recordings reveal how a global white supremacist terror group dedicated to inciting a race war recruited young Australian men.
Alex Mann investigates.
The small town torn apart by big bets
Peter and Kath were investors in a secret punters' club that turned out to be a multi-million dollar scam.
When the kingpin pleaded guilty, there were nearly two thousand victims left desperate to find out where their money went.
Rachael Brown investigates whether the middlemen know.
The place where people mysteriously disappear
Warren Meyer was a keen bushwalker who always came prepared for a hike.
When he vanished in the wild terrain of the Yarra Ranges, police were baffled.
Ashlynne McGhee investigates whether his disappearance could be linked to the other unsolved mysteries of Victoria's high country.
The chilling secrets of a Melbourne guru
For decades people have flocked to a bucolic ashram in one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs to hear Russell Kruckman spin his folksy brand of meditation, yoga and spirituality.
But as Dan Oakes reveals, there's something rotten in this Shangri La: a horrific list of sexual abuse allegations.