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A Pentecostal church trying to build power within the Liberal Party this week on 60 Minutes

PRAYING FOR POWER

Next Saturday, Victorians go to the polls to vote in a state election. So far, publicly
at least, the campaign has been largely unremarkable; the incumbent MPs up against the wannabes, jousting over the usual political slogans, promises and accusations. But there’s a battle underway that few people are aware of, and it’s one that has serious national implications. On 60 MINUTES, a joint investigation with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald reveals the serious ambitions of a relatively obscure Pentecostal church which is trying to build power within the Liberal Party. As Nick McKenzie reports, the City Builders, as it’s known, is accused by former members of being more cult than church, denouncing abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage and transgenderism.

Reporter: Nick McKenzie

Producer: Clair Weaver

THE BLOODY LIE

For more than a decade Elizabeth Holmes spun a despicable bloody lie. She told the world she’d invented a medical miracle. It was a machine which, with a tiny drop of blood, could almost instantly diagnose myriad diseases. Holmes promised to revolutionise healthcare, and in doing so fooled many wealthy investors. It led to her becoming a darling of Silicon Valley and an inspirational billionaire. But when whistle-blowers started questioning her claims, Holmes’ fairytale, along with her company Theranos, was destroyed. Earlier this year, Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of fraud. Now it’s judgement day as she discovers her punishment.

Reporter: Tara Brown

Producer: Naomi Shivaraman

60 MINUTES – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, AT 8.40PM ON CHANNEL 9 & 9NOW

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