60 Minutes


Should we read anything at all into the fact that the non-renewal of Ross Coulthart’s contract has come just two days after it was announced that Mark Llewellyn is returning to Nine?


Sure looks like it.


Sunday 8 April at 7:00 pm

Frank Wark is about as evil as a man can be. Thankfully, he is now in prison, where he is likely to spend the rest of his life. For years he was free to commit atrocious attacks on women, including rape and murder. If that isn’t horrendous enough, what is truly alarming is that we now know Wark’s crime spree could have, and should have, been stopped as soon it began. But as Ross Coulthart discovers, this violent predator, now aged 61, was able to continue his nefarious ways due to some of the sloppiest police work you will ever see.
Reporter: Ross Coulthart
Producer: Grace Tobin

Australia’s export of live sheep, mostly to the Middle East, is very lucrative. Last year it was worth a quarter of a billion dollars. The very point of the business is that the sheep arrive at their destination alive, but transporting thousands of animals on long voyages across the sea is challenging. For years, exporters have assured the Australian public the safety and well-being of the sheep is their priority. And because they don’t allow cameras on board, we have had no choice but to accept what they say. That all changes on 60 MINUTES this week. Liam Bartlett has obtained secret video, recorded over multiple trips, which proves we have all been lied to. It shows disturbing animal cruelty and exposes a shameful industry.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producer: Howard Sacre



Ross is good but his presentation style is more suited to 4Corners, imo.


Not tabloid enough for 60 Minutes?


Sunday 15 April at 8:30 pm

It’s sickening to contemplate, but Australia is teetering on the edge of losing the war against illicit drugs. This epidemic of misery is the scourge of our time, but despite the efforts of local law enforcement agencies the volume of narcotics – especially ice – smuggled into the country is growing. As is the casualty count. However, as close as we are to defeat, surrender isn’t an option. Now Australian police are going directly to the source to try to stop the menace. And when it comes to drug cultivation and production, Mexico claims the unwanted tag as the place to be. As Tom Steinfort found out, taking on the drug cartels and crime gangs is incredibly dangerous work, but it just might save a generation of young Australians.
Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producer: Nick Greenaway and Joel Tozer

The royal wedding of Harry and Meghan is a modern-day fairytale. The handsome prince met the beautiful young actress on a blind date 20 months ago and almost instantly they fell in love. Now the chapel is booked, the dressmakers – rumoured to be Australians – are hard at work, and the guest list is the subject of breathless consternation. But as the big day, May 19, approaches, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also facing a blowtorch of cruel scrutiny, much of it directed at the American divorcee. Not that the happy couple will let it ruin the so-called wedding of the century.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Stefanie Sgroi

Depending on your age, Simon Baker is either that Aussie bloke from the TV show The Mentalist or, if you’re older, that sassy kid who played a young copper in the 90s soapie, E-Street. In reality Baker is one of our most successful and in-demand international actors. He has his own star on the Hollywood walk of fame and was once voted the sexiest man on television. Now he has come home to add “director” to his resumé. In a revealing interview with Allison Langdon, Baker explains that his first feature film is an enormous test of his skill, bringing author Tim Winton’s acclaimed novel Breath to the big screen.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Stefanie Sgroi

Note new start time.


Sunday 22 April at 8:30 pm

The problem with the word influenza is its misappropriated meaning. We get a cough or cold and then wrongly moan that we’ve got the flu. It’s a mistake which means we don’t take the real flu seriously enough, even though last year it killed 1100 Australians and put another 30,000 in hospital. It’s a deadly danger but there is some good news. On assignment for 60 MINUTES, Karl Stefanovic reports how scientists are working on a super vaccine to beat the different and often mutating strains of the virus. It is hoped that the new vaccine will be much more effective and longer lasting than the current annual flu jab. In the meantime, Australians need to do all they can to avoid the flu.
Reporter: Karl Stefanovic
Producers: Stefanie Sgroi, Sean Power

There is no diplomatic way of saying it: Russia and the West are heading to war. Last week’s US-led airstrikes on Syria infuriated Moscow. But last month the West was equally enraged at the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy in the UK, using a nerve agent. That incident caused farcical tit-for-tat expulsions of Russian and Western diplomats in nearly 30 countries. So far no leaders are willing to blink or back down, but they do want to be heard. Vladimir Putin’s man in Canberra, Ambassador Grigory Logvinov, warns that Australia’s blind support of Russia’s enemies is helping to bring the world closer to global nuclear conflict.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producers: Gareth Harvey, Joel Tozer

Forget housewife superstar Dame Edna Everage and cultural attaché Sir Les Patterson, Barry Humphries has another extraordinary character to add to his act. Himself. After 60 years of revealing his genius through others, audiences will now get to know the real Barry Humphries. And in a career as successful as his there’s plenty to know, including how his demons almost destroyed him. But as Barry tells Liz Hayes in a candid and sometimes naughty interview, nothing can beat his addiction to making people laugh.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: David Hardaker

9Now will have an exclusive 60 MINUTES half-hour special with Barry Humphries and Liz Hayes.


Note - new line up image.


Sunday 29 April at 8:30 pm

There’s no question that bullying is shameful behaviour that claims too many young Australian lives. What is terrifying is that the tormentors no longer leave their taunts in the schoolyard. Technology and social media let bullies follow their victims home. For parents, the dilemma is how to protect their children. Last month Mark Bladen decided to confront the teenager he thought was bullying his daughter. But what started as heated words became an ugly and violent scuffle. Liz Hayes reports the outrage that followed was not what many expected.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producers: Bryce Corbett, Gareth Harvey

In 2018, is it too much to ask that women be paid the same amount as men for doing the same job? Apparently the answer is yes. In Australia – and most other western countries – the wage gap between the sexes is substantial. But there is one country in the world with a solution. Tara Brown travelled to Iceland where it’s now law that companies pay up. Women and men, in equivalent roles, get equal money or their bosses cop a fine. Everyone seems pretty happy there, so why couldn’t it work here?
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Stefanie Sgroi

Not too many 21-year-old men can boast a Ferrari in their garage and a pop star girlfriend by their side. But there are not too many 21-year-olds like Aussie Ben Simmons. In a very short time, he has made a big name in the lucrative sport of basketball. Playing in his first year with NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers, he’s done so well that he’s already being compared to legends of the game like Magic Johnson and LeBron James. Now there’s intense speculation that his next playing contract will earn him $100 million. But as Tom Steinfort discovered after spending several days with Ben, none of the attention is going to his head. As the youngest of six kids, Ben’s very grounded family simply won’t allow it.
Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producer: Nick Greenaway



Former Seven News/Sunrise reporter and presenter, Talitha Cummins, featured on 60Mins last night during a story on alcoholism affecting Australian mothers.


Sunday 13 May at 8:30 pm


Where is Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

For the last 1528 days that has been the constantly asked question which so far has no answer.

On a special edition of 60 MINUTES this Sunday night, Tara Brown investigates what is now the world’s most confounding aviation disaster. What happened to the Boeing 777 airliner carrying 239 passengers and crew that vanished on March 8, 2014?

With the latest search for the plane in the remote southern Indian Ocean winding down, 60 MINUTES brings together five leading aviation experts from around the globe:

• Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau when MH370 vanished
• Larry Vance, former Senior Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada
• Captain Simon Hardy, Boeing 777 specialist pilot and instructor
• Captain John Cox, renowned aviation safety expert, pilot, instructor and test pilot
• Charitha Pattiaratchi, Professor of Coastal Oceanography at the University of Western Australia

Their task is to re-examine the known evidence, re-test the myriad theories about MH370’s mysterious disappearance, find what might have been overlooked, and contemplate the unthinkable: that instead of a catastrophic equipment failure that turned MH370 into a ghost flight, this disaster was a deliberate act of sabotage and murder carried out by the pilot in command, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah.

And if sabotage is the case, what implications would that frightening scenario hold?

Can 60 MINUTES’ team of aviation specialists pinpoint vital new data which finally unlocks the secret to locating Malaysia Airlines MH370? Find out this Sunday night, only on 60 MINUTES.


Wonder if there’ll be substance…


Where are they filming this MH370? Looks like the 9 News Curved back screen?


I thought it was the dedicated ‘Situation Room’ :stuck_out_tongue:



Here are some caps of tonight’s special edition of 60 Minutes about MH370.

and the full episode


The quality of the screen and the size of the space makes me think it might be in Studio 2 with that curved video wall instead.


I spent th Show trying to work out where it was. Looks like the Today Show studio to me with the border taken off the screen. Studio space too large to be the 6pm studio.


According to New Limited there was more that wasn’t told.



Sunday 20 May at “after the Voice” no stating time given; 9:00pm ish

The week leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry is not what Meghan Markle ever would have expected – with her own family stealing the bride-to-be’s limelight. While it has been a stressful time for Ms Markle, there’s one thing Hollywood celebrities and the Royal Family both understand – the show must go on! On 60 MINUTES, Allison Langdon reports on the most anticipated wedding in years, and asks palace insiders where to now for the Royal newlyweds?
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producers: Stefanie Sgroi, Eliza Berkery

The regard which Australians have for banks has never been lower, and with the banking Royal Commission recommencing its public hearings on Monday, it will probably sink even further. On 60 MINUTES, Liz Hayes meets a very brave former bank worker who, through shame, feels compelled to speak out. For three decades Catherine was a teller. She says at first it was an honourable job, and she genuinely thought her role was to help the customers. But then the banks started putting profits before people and her bosses made her do the same. The dirty tricks Catherine reveals provide an alarming insight into the culture of Australian banking institutions.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: David Hardaker

The great prize in the battle for dominance between Israelis and Palestinians is Jerusalem. Ironically, its name means “city of peace”, but that’s something neither side seems to want. This week there were more protests, and more deaths, after the United States relocated its embassy to the holy city. The move recognises Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and that enrages Palestinians like nothing else.
Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producer: Nick Greenaway