So you want to build a giant development on an idyllic sweep of beachfront. Who are you going to call?
In an industrial landscape where many unions are diminished in numbers and influence, the Police Association of Victoria keeps on growing its membership, shirtfronting critics and crunching deals.
Greedy, gullible, or victims of the taxman's tardiness? Tens of thousands of Australians who jumped aboard the 1990s tax minimisation bandwagon are being called to account.
It's part of a service industries revolution that's sweeping workplaces, based on the old notion that time is money.
Early in 2001 an international police squad burst into a bustling Bangkok office and arrested 80 mostly young western expatriates, including a group of Australians.
Across the world, coral reefs are turning into marine deserts. It's estimated that more than a quarter have been lost and that 40 per cent could be gone by 2010.
Since deregulation, we're borrowing money like never before....$211 billion in 1996. And the banks are reaping the rewards.
Respected journalist Jeff McMullen returns to ABC TV to host a series of fascinating discussions about Australia's future.
The Manifolds is the classic tale of a family that had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time.... and what's befallen them since.
Following the recent collapse of several large Australian corporations, Compass explore the human effect of sudden job loss in the lives of ordinary workers.