60 Minutes May 22

This weekend 60 Minutes has alot jam packed into it’s hour.


Like many young Australians, Airdre Mattner from Adelaide wanted to explore the world. But what happened to the 25- year-old primary school teacher in Seoul, Korea, should be a warning to every traveller. She thought Seoul was a safe city, but she was wrong. During a night out someone spiked Airdre’s drink. Unable to get help, she was abducted by one man then handed over to two others who raped her. As awful and unimaginable as the assault was, Airdre’s ordeal became even more distressing when she reported the crime to Korean police. Investigators made her feel as if it was all her own fault. Incredibly, sex attacks on foreign women are becoming increasingly common in South Korea and neighbouring Japan, but Airdre Mattner is bravely refusing to let the perpetrators get away with their crime.

Reporter: Allison Langdon

Producer: Grace Tobin


Cate and Bronte Campbell are the fastest female swimmers in the world and among our strongest hopes for gold medals at the Rio Olympic Games later this year. But what sets the Campbell sisters apart from many other athletes is their ability to ignore the increasing hype about their success. Swimming is important to them, but refreshingly, Cate and Bronte are best friends first, rivals second. However, they are still determined to win at Rio, and they know that means one sister will have to beat the other.

Reporter: Peter Overton

Producer: Jo Townsend


It’s only a tiny scrap of land in the South Pacific, but Norfolk Island has a long history that dates back to the mutiny on the Bounty. Half of the island’s 1800 residents actually trace their ancestry back to Fletcher Christian and his band of mutineers. Understandably, Norfolk Islanders are proud and protective of their piece of paradise, but they now fear they could lose it. Earlier this year the Australian government shut down Norfolk Island’s parliament, claiming the island is broke and the locals are incapable of looking after themselves. There is now a modern mutiny underway on Norfolk as the residents refuse to accept what they say are Canberra’s arrogant and high-handed tactics. Never one to shy away from a revolution, Charles Wooley accepted the assignment of visiting one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

Reporter: Charles Wooley

Producer: Gareth Harvey

8:30pm Sunday on Nine