The Point explores the campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Australia, with discussions around the ongoing impact that incarceration has on our young people. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
Investigative journalism, celebrity interviews, international and domestic news, and live crosses to events around the nation.
The Point explores the early stages of our children's development and the need to strengthen all families so they can give their kids the best start to life. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
The Point examines how black artists and musicians use their work to highlight issues impacting on our communities throughout the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. The team also investigate the path forward for black creative industries from stage to screen to dance and entertainment in rebuilding after coronavirus-related restrictions have eased across the nation. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
The Point look back at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as a defining moment when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures were shared to the world. From Cathy Freeman lighting the cauldron, to Yothu Yindi performing at the closing ceremony, the team explore this moment in our history and examine whether Australia has grown in the two decades since. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
The Point celebrates First Nations Fashion, from designers, to artists and accessories, black businesses have been able to thrive throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We explore how artists express culture, identity, and storytelling through their work. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
On World Suicide Prevention Day, The Point investigates why suicide rates of our people are four times higher than non-Indigenous Australians. We explore how our communities are coping with isolation and mental health through the coronavirus pandemic. And we hear Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung artist Jandamarra Cadd's personal journey. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
The Point showcases the work of our people protecting biodiversity and Country across the globe. We explore why an Indigenous-led national cultural fire strategy could make a difference to the 2021 bushfire season as we join the Girringun Rangers for a traditional burn in Cardwell. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
The Point investigates the impacts domestic violence is having in our communities and families as some states enter a second coronavirus lockdown. We explore how the tightening of COVID-19 restrictions has had a traumatic impact on some households and families. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
The Point explores what a truth telling process could look like in Australia as we confront the nation's forgotten history. In the 250th year since Lieutenant Cook's alleged discovery of Australia, we ask how history can be decolonised, and what should be done with the countless number of statues and tributes to the 'crooks' that litter our towns and cities.
In this Point special, Rachael Hocking speaks with Jamie Lowe, the CEO of the National Native Title Council, and Josie Douglas, the executive manager of the Northern Land Council, about how better quality and less crowded housing is necessary to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In this in-depth interview, Rachael also explores the need for greater government investment in helping First Nations people realise the 'Australian Dream' of home ownership.
The Point takes an in-depth look at 'cancel culture' and examines how media companies have been responding to content that depict racist views and stereotypes of our people across historic and current creative works. Cancel culture is increasingly becoming more common - but at what cost? We explore whether cancelling, keeping or contextualising content is the best approach to educate audiences. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
In this Point special, Rachael Hocking speaks with Janine Mohamed, CEO of the Lowitja Institute, and Fiona Petersen, CEO of The Healing Foundation, about how to strengthen and support the Coalition of Peaks as they strive to change the parameters of the Closing the Gap reforms. In these in-depth interviews, Rachael also discusses the need to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have good access to data and information on closing the gap and how to measure success.
In this Point special John Paul Janke speaks with Catherine Liddle, CEO of First Nations Media Australia and Muriel Bamblett, CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency about how government agencies and institutions can be held to account to close the gap for our people and make meaningful and lasting reforms.
In this Point special, Rachael Hocking speaks with John Paterson and James Christian about the importance of First Nations community-controlled service sectors to deliver Closing the Gap services.
John Paul Janke speaks with Katrina Fanning, chair of the ACT Elected Body, about how First Nations people can jointly develop decisions with governments on Closing the Gap.
In this Point special, Rachael Hocking speaks with Pat Turner, lead Convener of the Coalition of Peaks, CEO of NACCHO and co-chair of the Joint Council, to discuss the formation of the Coalition of Peaks and the ongoing partnership with government to negotiate a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.
This program marks what should be NAIDOC Week. We look at the rich protest history that NAIDOC was born from and how its evolved over the years to celebrate the achievements of our community and put us squarely on the map. We speak to those that have made key contributions to the evolution of our national week, and we talk about what NAIDOC could look like in the future. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
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