60 Minutes Australia: Belle Gibson, Gangsters’ Paradise, Troubles at Home (Channel 90, Sunday 19 May 2024)

60 Minutes on Channel 9

The latest episode of 60 Minutes Australia, airing on Channel 9 on Sunday, 19 May 2024, features three compelling stories: an interview with the brother of Belle Gibson, an investigation into Dubai’s appeal for Australian crime bosses, and a report on the failures of the residential care system.

The episode opens with an investigation into the controversial figure of Belle Gibson, who, a decade ago, garnered significant attention with her claim of defeating terminal brain cancer. What set her story apart was her alleged rejection of conventional medical treatment in favor of natural remedies. Her story garnered worldwide attention and established her as a hero in the wellness industry. However, it was all a lie, and the episode explores the impact of Gibson’s deception on her victims, including her brother, Nick Gibson, who provides an emotional interview.

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In the second story, reporter Nick McKenzie investigates why Dubai has become a haven for Australia’s biggest organized crime bosses. A leak of Dubai property records not only reveals their addresses but also sheds light on how the city attracts crooks and suspected criminals from around the world.

The third story shifts the focus back to Australia, where reporter Christine Ahern examines the failures of the residential care system. This story is prompted by a recent case in which a 12-year-old girl in state care was charged with the murder of a 37-year-old woman. The charges were eventually dropped due to the girl’s young age and lack of mental capacity. However, the case highlights the larger issue of vulnerabilities within the residential care system, as Ahern meets with a young woman who shares her traumatic experiences and calls for immediate reforms.

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Catch 60 Minutes Australia: Belle Gibson, Gangsters’ Paradise, Troubles at Home on the Channel 9 and 9Now on Sunday, 19 May 2024, at 8:40 pm.

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