Steven Oliver asks the question 'What did you learn about Cook at school?'. Listen to the responses and the lyrics of the song. How do these perspectives challenge the traditional narrative of Australian history taught in schools for years?. How do you feel about people posing the theory that if Cook had not colonised Australia someone else would have?
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.
Presenter, co-writer and slam poet Steven Oliver takes the audience on an incredible and scenic journey across Australia, from the cliffs of Kurnell to the Torres Strait. As he travels the land interrogating Cook's legacy, he poses the question: in 2020, does Australia have a blurred history of Cook?
He's cheeky, acerbic and always a showman, but there's more to actor, comedian and writer Steven Oliver than meets the eye. Journalist and presenter Karla Grant sits down with the self-described 'sexy' comedian to talk about his life, career, and his film Looky, Looky, Here Comes Cooky, and why he set out to debunk the myth that Cook "discovered" Australia and give a fresh look at the Cook legend from a First Nations' perspective.
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.
Whitney's kids are missing and she has to get to court, which leads to a blowout with Arthur, a missed court appearance, and an unwelcome date with the law.
The worst-kept secret in Alangkwa Valley, the wrong-skin romance between Whitney and Ronnie, is thrust into the community torchlight when Lionel takes a ride along with Night Patrol.
The Guugu Yimidhirr people of Hope Vale in the Cape York Peninsula have created a unique Easter tradition centred around their cemetery that reflects who they are and what they've been through.
A company plans to develop land around the former Deebing Creek Mission and cemetery, causing upset among the traditional owners who protest against the company to save their land.
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.
Action man, Phil Breslin, ventures on a mysterious journey to unlock the forgotten secrets of the Dutch Dakota and its fortune of Lost Diamonds.
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.
When Dion and Mali skip school, a mark is left on Lionel's important visit from the Minister.
Against the backdrop of the global Black Lives Matter movement, and calls for urgent action to be taken over Aboriginal Deaths in custody in Australia with rallies taking place nation-wide, Karla Grant speaks with three families who have lost loved ones while in custody. Through sensitive interviews and photographs, we will bring to life those who have passed: David Dungay Jr, Rebecca Maher, and Nathan Reynolds, and hear how much they were loved and cherished. They are not just statistics. Their lives were more than the tragic final chapter. Their lives matter.
A celebration of modern Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family life from the heart of the Hartas home, a busy and loving family of 13 living in the town of Goodna, Queensland.
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