60 Minutes: Mar 3

This Sunday, ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess, the Salt Creek monster and Australia’s BMX Olympic hope.

On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess, the Salt Creek monster and Australia’s BMX Olympic hope, Saya Sakakibara.

Security Insecurity
As Australia’s top spy, ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess has one of the most important roles in the country. This week he had a stark announcement for all Australians. He warned that unless we smarten up our ways, the security of the nation is in immediate danger. Burgess revealed that more Australians are being targeted for espionage and foreign interference than ever before. To prove his point, he also controversially highlighted the case of a former politician who sold out Australia after being recruited by a foreign power. On 60 Minutes, Burgess tells Nick McKenzie even more alarming details about the threats to our way of life.
Reporter: Nick McKenzie
Producer: Hannah Bowers

The Monster’s Daughter
Children of criminals are often forgotten victims. Trying to reconcile feelings of love and loathing for a lawbreaking parent, can be confusing and damaging. And even if the children are adults, they can face challenges, as 36-year-old Kendehl knows too well. She’s the daughter of Roman Heinze, better known as the Salt Creek monster. In 2016, he lured two backpackers to a remote camp site and violently assaulted them sexually and physically. That they managed to escape Heinze is remarkable. Accepting that her father committed this evil act remains difficult for Kendehl, but as she tells Tara Brown in an intriguing interview, adding to her conflict now is that even though he is locked away, he has turned his aggression on her.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Naomi Shivaraman

Bumps in the Road
The sport of BMX racing is not for the meek. It’s fast, fiercely competitive and highly dangerous. On the track, it’s no wonder Australia’s Saya Sakakibara is the world number one. She combines supreme athleticism with breathtaking skill. But it’s her mental strength that’s really being tested as she prepares for the Paris Olympics. As Adam Hegarty reports, Saya’s road to the top of her sport has not been without bumps, but successfully overcoming them is the mark of this champion rider.
Reporter: Adam Hegarty
Producer: Natalie Clancy

8:40pm Sunday on Nine

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