Now in its 21st year, the Ethnic Business Awards continues the tradition of recognising the determination and competitive spirit of Australia's migrant community. These awards were designed to recognise and reward the valuable and innovative contributions migrants have made to Australian business and the economy.
In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean across the North Sea and forced to take shelter in Bergen, Norway. And their trip from hell is about to get a whole lot worse with a catastrophic engine failure for one of them and a dramatic mercy dash by the other.
On the North Sea comradeship counts for everything. The pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, always work together and their skippers Ian Ritchie and John Stevenson look out for one another through thick and thin. This fishing trip will be their toughest yet as ferocious weather, poor fishing and problems with a new net bring unexpected pressures to this successful working relationship. Can they win through?
Multi-millionaire building boss Steve Morgan is working virtually single-handed on a project to provide local schoolchildren with clean drinking water. But just as the water tanks are delivered, he drops the bombshell that he is heading home early.
From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves into the lives of the passionate men and women working in this tough business. Where one wrong move, either in the pit or in the boardroom, could be your last. A stellar cast, including Joel Edgerton, Shane Connor, Freya Stafford and Katie Wall, bring to life the world of mining and international corporate highflyers.
Tonight we gain an insight into the dangerous job of John Alexander who works alone on his tiny boat, fishing in all weather for brown crabs. Elsewhere, Alan Watt returns from the North Atlantic with a lucrative haul of monkfish, but his journey is put in jeopardy when the main winch jams. On the New Dawn, Chaz Bruce endures a nightmare trip
According to Chinese tradition, when a baby is 100 days old, a big celebration should be held. In this episode, a 100-day-old baby celebrates his special day at the West Lake Restaurant and is given a special sword and mirror to fend off any monsters or evil forces in his future life.
Led by entrepreneurs Seb Bishop and Deirdre Bounds, work gets under way on an innovative hotel that could prove to be a real money-spinner for the villagers. But another big idea nearly ends in disaster when a misunderstanding leads to a confrontation with local farmers. Work grinds to a halt and the entrepreneurs find themselves in very hot water.
Twenty-three-year-old Chaz Bruce and his crew on the New Dawn find a rope wrapped around the boat's propeller, but skipper Chaz is reluctant to put into port - even with a storm brewing. On the Amity, Jimmy Buchan's luck seems to have turned - until disaster strikes in the engine room. Meanwhile, one of the most successful skippers in the fleet, Alan Watt, heads for the deep north Atlantic on Genesis in search of the elusive but highly-prized Monkfish.
This episode focuses on the Chinese tradition of fulfilling filial duties. The owner of the West Lake Restaurant, Mrs Qin, takes good care of her parents now she is a wealthy businesswoman. Being a pious Buddhist, she believes in doing good deeds. A widowed mother who suffered enormous hardships raising her six children alone, is thrown a lavish 70th birthday party by her now grown children.
Eight successful British business leaders have been challenged by leading development agency World Vision to improve the living standards of a remote Ugandan farming community. With a combined fortune of more than $1,301,102 billion (600 million pounds) and expertise ranging from construction to marketing, they will need to use their business skills to tackle the seemingly intractable issue of poverty.
Nobody denies that the lifestyle in Australia is second to none. This episode talks to Australian business people who are working to achieve a better work/life balance. It also challenges the notion of the 'sea-changer', as Pria discovers business people re-locating to one of Australia's eight "lifestyle regions" - Noosa.
It's been a disastrous week's fishing for father and son team Charlie and Charles McBride on the Arcane. They have lost their net, suffered a hydraulic breakdown and have virtually no fish in the hold. And after months of frustration Amity finally has her new engine up and running but Jimmy Buchan is under intense pressure to get a decent wage for his crew after such a long lay off.
The West Lake Restaurant is preparing for a huge wedding ceremony. The bridegroom is a wealthy businessman and the bride is a beautiful girl, who was a waitress in the restaurant. She says that money and marriage are co-dependent. The betrothal gifts that her fiance gave to her family were worth over 180,000 yuan. With the lavish ceremony unfolding, the owner, Mrs Qin, reveals her own love story.
Nearly a million Australians now live and work overseas - five percent of the population. Most are professionals. A common perception amongst Australian business people living and working overseas is that they feel cut-off from Australia, due to attitudes back home based on defensiveness and (possibly) jealousy.
The West Lake Restaurant in Changsha, Hunan Province of China, is the largest restaurant in the world. The owner, Mrs Qin Linzy, a proud Communist Party member, started the business in 2000 with no idea that it would be such a success in less than a decade.
The popular series Trawlermen, about the often dangerous lives of trawler fishermen in Peterhead, Scotland, returns to SBS ONE. It is winter and, with force 11 storms expected, the fishing fleet is safely in harbour, except for two boats. The Ocean Venture's young skipper, John D Buchan, has a point to prove to his dad, and he is ready to sail all the way to the coast of Norway through the teeth of the storm to make it.
In what is best described as a layman's look at "the big end of town" in Australia, this series features interviews with prominent business people and experts from both Australia and overseas.
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