This weekend 60 Minutes catches up with a criminal and much more.
It’s one of Australia’s biggest mysteries, involving drug trafficking, money laundering, CIA spies and claims of murder. The collapse of the infamous Nugan Hand Bank wiped out tens of millions of dollars, most of it from mum and dad investors. When Frank Nugan, one of the founders of the bank, was found dead it meant just one man knew where the money was, and the answer to many more questions. Then he disappeared – vanished from the face of the earth. For 35 years he’s been out of reach of the Australian authorities – but now 60 Minutes has finally caught up with Michael Hand.
Reporter: Ross Coulthart
Producer: Stephen Rice
A Riotous Affair
Amy and Dan first laid eyes on each other as the Cronulla riots raged around them – a notorious day of violence that flared in Sydney’s south ten years ago and brought shame to our nation. Frightened by the riots, Amy and Dan retreated to a quiet club some kilometres away from the alcohol fuelled racism. The hours passed, and they fell in love, but as they emerged from the club a vigilante group of teenagers set upon them. Dan told Amy to run, before being bashed to the ground and stabbed – almost to death. This is a love story like no other, because Amy returned to ride in the ambulance with Dan to hospital and waited as doctors worked to save his life.
Reporter: Karl Stefanovic
Producer: Laura Sparkes
The fate of the mighty humpback whale is one of the great environmental success stories of our time. Once on the brink of extinction, numbers are now healthy. And Australia’s so called “humpback highways” are crowded with these magnificent mammals. They’re also returning in force to remote and little-visited corners of the world like Tonga. This Sunday, Allison Langdon experiences the unique chance travellers and scientists are sharing in the Pacific – to swim with humpback whales.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Nick Greenaway
8:30pm Sunday on Nine.