These days the great Australian dream of home ownership has been replaced with the great Australian whinge that for most people, it's no longer possible. What's left is the great Australian divide between the haves and the have-nots. The reason why buying a home is so expensive seemingly defies the rules of economics, but the reality means it's cheaper to call Paris or New York home instead of Sydney or Melbourne. Want-to-be home owners might be down, but they're not out and as you'll see, there are ways to turn dilemma into opportunity.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producers: Jo Townsend and Sean Power
AMERICAN HERO VILLAIN
As a footballer, there was none better than OJ Simpson. As a human, there aren't too many worse. It's more than twenty years since Simpson was famously charged with murdering his former wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. The court case, an eight month spectacle fuelled by the public's obsession with celebrity, ended with the jury's surprising 'not guilty' verdict. But two years later a civil court decided Simpson was liable for the deaths, and ordered him to pay more than thirty million dollars in compensation. In 2008 OJ Simpson was jailed for 33 years after a botched armed robbery in Las Vegas. The one-time American hero is likely to be paroled next year, which means more torment for the victims’ families.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen
PARENTAL AS ANYTHING
As every mother and father knows, there’s no rulebook for the right way to raise children. Good parenting is just as much about good luck as it is about good management. This week Karl Stefanovic meets parents who pursue a more ‘unconventional’ path to bringing up their children. And while you may not agree with what they do, remember that like the rest of us, they’re as proud and loving of their children as anyone else.
Reporter: Karl Stefanovic
Producer: Jo Townsend