60 Minutes (Australian TV program)
|Created by||Don Hewitt (original format)|
|Presented by||Liz Hayes (1996–present)|
Charles Wooley (1993–2005, 2009–present)
Tara Brown (2001–present)
Liam Bartlett (2006–2012, 2015–present)
Allison Langdon (2011–present)
Sarah Abo (2019–present)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||40|
|Executive producer(s)||Kirsty Thomson (2016)|
|Production location(s)||TCN-9 Willoughby, New South Wales|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||11 February 1979 –|
|Related shows||60 Minutes (1968–present)|
60 Minutes has won numerous awards for broadcasting, including five Silver Logies, one Special Achievement Logie, and received nominations for a further six Logie awards. In 2018, 60 Minutes was inducted into the TV Week Logie Hall of Fame.
- Gerald Stone (1979–1992)
- Liz Hayes (1996–present)
- Charles Wooley (1993–2005, 2009–present)
- Tara Brown (2001–present)
- Liam Bartlett (2006–2012, 2015–present)
- Allison Langdon (2011–present)
- Sarah Abo (2019–present)
- Ellen Fanning (1999–2000 full-time, 2009–present)
- Peter Overton (2001–2009 full-time, 2009–present)
- Karl Stefanovic (2005–present)
- Ray Martin (1979–1984 full-time, 2010–present)
- Georgie Gardner (2014–present)
- Tom Steinfort (2018–present)
- Jana Wendt (1982–88, 1994)
- Jeff McMullen (1985–2000)
- Jennifer Byrne (1986–93)
- Mike Munro (1986–92)
- Richard Carleton (1987–2006)
- Tracey Curro (1993–97)
- Ellen Fanning (1999–2000)
- Paul Barry (2004–05)
- Peter Harvey (2003–2013)
- Michael Usher (2009–2016)
- Ross Coulthart (2015-2018)
- George Negus (1979–86)
- Ray Martin (1979–84)
- Ian Leslie (1979–89)
- Kate Baillieu (1979, resigned before show went to air)
Past and present commentators include:
In March 2016, a news crew for Australia's 60 Minutes working with Jan Sjunnesson came under attack, including having stones thrown on them and a car running over the foot of a cameraman who was trying to prevent it from leaving in the immigrant-dominated district of Rinkeby of Stockholm. 60 Minutes published the video, on which reporter Liz Hayes states "there are now 55 declared no-go zones in Sweden."
In April 2016, Tara Brown and eight other people (including three other staff members of Nine, David Ballment, Stephen Rice, and Ben Williamson) were arrested on allegations of child abduction in Beirut. According to Lebanese authorities, 60 Minutes allegedly paid $115,000 directly to the Child Abduction Recovery International Agency, despite claims that the exchange was made by the mother of the children. The abduction agency used has also been widely discredited, with fake recovery stories being posted on Facebook and their operators having been arrested all over the world. The recovery involved the team waiting in a parked car on the street and then snatching the children from their grandmother and nanny before driving away. "A Lebanese judicial source" told The Guardian that the group were to be charged with "armed abduction, purveying threats and physical harm" – crimes which carry sentences of twenty years imprisonment with hard labour. The group were released from custody only after Nine paid a substantial money settlement to the father of the children the subject of the abduction attempt. This operation sparked wide debate about the ethics of the journalism being conducted and was a great humiliation to 60 Minutes.
- List of Australian television series
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- "Awards for 60 Minutes: Logie Awards". Internet Movie Database. 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
- Vincent, Peter (1 March 2016). "60 Minutes film crew attacked by a 'group of masked men' in Stockholm". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- Hayes, Liz (20 March 2016). "Breaking Point". 60 Minutes (Breaking Point). 2:54–2:59: 60 Minutes Australia. Archived from the original (video) on 24 March 2016.
there are now 55 declared no-go zones in Sweden
- Miranda, Charles (13 April 2016). "Kidnapping charges filed against 60 Minutes crew over botched child recovery mission in Lebanon". Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- Shaheen, Kareem; Safi, Michael; Elgot, Jessica (12 April 2016). "Suspects in alleged Beirut kidnapping face jail and hard labour". Retrieved 13 April 2016.