THIS WEEK ON 60 MINUTES
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, AT 8.30PM ON NINE
Alida Lancee is a very brave Perth GP whose life is about to change. On 60 MINUTES she will make a very serious confession which will put her reputation, her livelihood and, most of all, her freedom on the line. She will publicly admit to helping one of her patients die, and she will name that patient. It’s an admission which will likely lead to a police investigation and a possible charge of murder. Dr Lancee is taking this action because she says euthanasia laws need to be changed to ease the suffering of terminally ill Australians. She says if she has to pay an enormous price for her beliefs, then so be it.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Joel Tozer
POLITICIANS BEHAVING BADLY
Here’s a question. Do we ever get any answers in Question Time? It’s supposed to be an important part of the parliamentary process, a chance to keep the government accountable on important issues of the day. In reality, it’s become a screaming match of insults and abuse, and a grubby window through which we’ve witnessed a decade of brutal politics and the career execution of four prime ministers. As a result, people outside the Canberra bubble are increasingly cynical about out of touch MPs, mostly men, who seem to seem to delight in bullying each other and their female colleagues. In a special report for 60 MINUTES, the Nine Network’s political editor Chris Uhlmann speaks with former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop who reveals Australian politics has become an international joke, the ‘coup capital of the world’.
But there is some positive news. Free from the constraints of her jet-setting ministerial position, Ms Bishop has committed to an even more significant leadership role: improving behavior in the Australian parliament.
Reporter: Chris Uhlmann
Producer: Howard Sacre
If ever proof was needed of how time flies while you’re having fun, just look at Rod Stewart. It’s hard to believe, but he’s been making hit records for more than 50 years now and his latest album, his 30th, will be released next week. It’s an extraordinary career which clearly shows a hard drinking – and loving – life of rock-star excess agrees with him. Rod’s 73, but looks and acts decades younger, and as Liam Bartlett discovers from the passenger seat of Rod’s canary yellow Lamborghini, success means never having to slow down.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producer: Laura Sparkes