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.
Jacki Whittaker thought one of the bedrooms in her Melbourne rental home smelt like "cat piss". But the real culprit was something far more sinister.
The previous tenants had been cooking methamphetamine in the bathroom resulting in significant contamination.
Jacki and her two adult children were told by a testing company they must leave immediately because it wasn’t safe to stay in the house.
In this episode, we investigate allegations that staff at a popular Alice Springs hotel managed by Australia’s largest hotel group, Accor, have been segregating Aboriginal guests into inferior rooms.
Undercover recordings and a whistleblower account reveal Aboriginal guests being charged $129 for a room with dirty sheets on the bed, and chicken bones and broken glass on the floor.
You've heard of online trolls, but what happens when they share your private data, like your contact details, with malicious intent? ABC Life’s Osman Faruqi found out the hard way.
Last August, a far-right activist posted his phone number on social media. Osman was inundated with racist text messages and phone calls that continue to this day.
In this episode, which is a co-production with ABC L…
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Tarazan074 reviewed this podcast on Feb 23rd, 2018
"Brilliant, well researched investigative journalism. A diverse range of topics/stories covered. Super interesting content, well produced!!"