Larteasha Griffen reports on the causes of Indigenous youth crime in Townsville, what authorities are trying to do to solve the broader problems, and how those strategies fit into the Justice Reinvestment Campaign.
Is Australia ready to vote yes to a referendum? This Awaken special, hosted by award-winning Stan Grant and filmed in front of a studio audience, features a panel discussion of Indigenous leaders and constitutional experts on what progress has been made to advance the discussion on Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Thomas Mayor is a young Indigenous leader who knows what it takes to fight for human rights. Mayor is the branch secretary for the Northern Territory Maritime Union and co-chair of the Uluru Working Group. Host Karla Grant speaks to Thomas Mayor about the importance of Australia going to a referendum and the movement towards constitutional reform. Mayor discusses his involvement at the historic Uluru Convention and unpacks the recommendations of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and why Indigenous Australians need a voice enshrined in the federal parliament along with truth telling and treaty.
It's branded paternalistic and harsh but the people of Cape York say the welfare reform program is getting results. We visit Aurukun, one of the four Queensland communities living with these reform measures.
Hosted by acclaimed television journalist Jeff McMullen the forum hears from Aboriginal people affected by the Stronger Futures legislation in the Top End, specifically Arnhem Land where it is proposed to extend the Northern Territory’s Intervention for another 10 years
Daniel Boyd paints Captain Cook as pirate. Yolngu man Wanyubi Marika's art tells ancient stories. The past is embedded in Jonathan Jones' light installations. Esme Timbery adapts shell work traditions.
Richard Flanagan journeys with presenter Alan Yentob through his native Tasmania, visiting the places that have inspired his novels, and on to Thailand, to see first-hand the site of the Death Railway.
It's been 20 years since Damien Monkhorst and Michael Long made national headlines over an incident of racial vilification in a 1995 Anzac Day game between Collingwood and Essendon. The moment caused pain to players and divided fans. The incident forced the AFL to change the way it did business. Amongst those changes was the development of the AFL Indigenous Round and racial vilification laws. In this special Awaken, Stan Grant talks to major players, including Michael Long, about that day and the years and actions that have followed.