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.
When it comes to Indigenous affairs, one of the most contentious parts of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership was his rejection of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Karla Grant sits down with former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull where he reveals for the first time, in detail, why he did not support an Indigenous voice enshrined in the nation's constitution, a key recommendation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and why he ultimately rejected the proposal in October 2017.
After a five-year struggle, a brave Gumbangerri family find where their lost son and infant brother was buried in the southern hemisphere's largest cemetery, and had him exhumed and reburied on country. What they didn't expect was to uncover a racist and incompetent NSW funeral system, or to find themselves proposing new culturally appropriate burial laws for First Nations Australians. Karla Grant joins the Kelly family as part of this special investigation and repatriation of baby Michael's remains.
In this The 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.