60 Minutes on Channel 9 – with reports from Tom Steinfort, Karl Stefanovic, Sylvia Jeffreys and Tara Brown will air Sunday 12 November at 7.00pm on 9 and 9Now.


Australians with a mortgage copped another crippling cost of living hit on Tuesday when the Reserve Bank raised the official cash rate to 4.35%. It’s the 13th interest rate rise in the last 18 months and means many people will now have to become magicians and conjure up money they don’t have if they’re to avoid defaulting on their home loans.

Cruelly, the rate rise came in the same week as two of the four major banks announced enormous profits. Westpac and NAB made more than seven billion dollars each. As Tom Steinfort reports, the current state of Australia’s economy raises many questions, but perhaps the most important is how much more pain can mortgage holders endure?

Reporter: Tom Steinfort

Producers: Garry McNab, Sheree Gibson


From almost the very first episode, the Hollywood sitcom Friends was destined to be a hit. Its brilliance came from its simplicity. Each episode was beautifully crafted and lovingly performed by a charming cast. For ten seasons the friends on the show made us laugh so much we felt like they were our friends. It’s the reason why, in the two weeks since actor Matthew Perry died, so many tears have been shed around the world.

One person who knew Matthew better than most is award-winning television director James Burrows. He worked on the very first episodes of Friends, forging a fatherly bond with the entire cast. In an emotional interview with Karl Stefanovic, James remembers the best of times with his great friend Matthew.

Reporter: Karl Stefanovic

Producers: Laura Sparkes, Sheree Gibson


There’s no doubt Georgia Flipo is a great name, but G Flip is even better. It has a distinct rock star ring to it which the 30-year-old Australian singer and drummer matches with great talent. It’s little surprise the world is now taking notice, but the road to stardom hasn’t been straightforward for G Flip.

Growing up in the Melbourne suburbs, G was confused about life and for years hid an important truth. Now though, openly and proudly queer and non-binary, a burden has lifted. And as Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys finds out, that means G can concentrate on their music as well as their recent marriage to American TV star Chrishell Stause.

Reporter: Sylvia Jeffreys

Producer: Hannah Bowers


Liz Hayes is one of Australia’s most well-known and revered journalists. Over an incredible 50-year career, she has perfected the art of exposing, questioning and celebrating thousands of other people’s stories. Now she has taken on what could be her most difficult assignment. She’s telling her own story. Liz has written a memoir, which Tara Brown discovers is a surprisingly candid portrait of the usually private and rather enigmatic reporter.

Reporter: Tara Brown

Producer: Natalie Clancy


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