Thos weekend 60 Minutes features a story on Matt Wright and a Volkswagon scandal.
The Croc Wrangler
Matt Wright should have “Danger” as his middle name. He loves nothing more than jumping into his helicopter to whip across the outback, only to then wrestle with a rogue crocodile or two. It’s exploits like these that are making Matt an international star as The Outback Wrangler; a modern day Crocodile Dundee. But it’s not all about fame and fortune. Matt’s very real and dangerous job is protecting locals in the Top End from the growing number of giant crocodiles. This Sunday, 60 Minutes goes along for the ride as Matt hunts a five metre monster weighing more than a tonne. It’s a white knuckle ride.
Reporter: Peter Stefanovic
Producer: Nick Greenaway
Volkswagen is right in the middle of a corporate scandal of epic proportions. The German auto giant has been caught lying, on a spectacular scale. 11 million of its ‘clean’ diesel engine cars were equipped with software deliberately programmed to cheat pollution tests. A blatant con that is highly illegal. In Australia, 10 Volkswagen models have now been suspended from sale, and 77-thousand vehicles face recall at the very least. Volkswagen’s ruthless drive to be world number one, hid a dirty secret – diesel engines that couldn’t deliver on high performance and still meet environmental standards. Michael Usher goes inside the Volkswagen lie, and meets the small band of engineering students who’ve brought a giant to its knees.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producer: Gareth Harvey
8:30pm Sunday on Nine