A modern-day opportunity for First Contact
Nov16

A modern-day opportunity for First Contact

“Six out of ten Australians have had little or no contact with Indigenous people.” First Contact will challenge perceptions, confront prejudices, and offer redemption to its six participants. Hosted by Ray Martin the three episode series is an insight into the broader nation’s view on our first Australians. Taking six Aussies from Redfern to Elcho Island, Alice Springs to the Kimberley and the Pilbara the series is...

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“At least no one died.” (#GoBackSBS S02E03)
Aug31

“At least no one died.” (#GoBackSBS S02E03)

Has the journey changed the opinions of the six participants? Has it been more than just an opportunity for Reith & Deveny to lock horns? What’s the outcome of this up-close asylum seeker process and how will it help the conversation? Those questions will be best answered in tonight’s Insight special on SBS – this is the final part of the journey. All six paricipants arrive in Indonesia, the start of the final...

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“I just felt so inadequate.” (#GoBackSBS S02E02)
Aug30

“I just felt so inadequate.” (#GoBackSBS S02E02)

Another incredible season two episode of Go Back To Where You Came From highlights the greater gap between what some privileged and comfortable people of the west take for granted and the stark reality of life as a refugee. There’s riots all over Kabul (some may say it’s because of the arrival of the three westerners!) because some of the American troops have burned copies of the Koran, and understandably Reith is...

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“With a lot of people going through the system, mistakes are made.” (#GoBackSBS S02E01)
Aug29

“With a lot of people going through the system, mistakes are made.” (#GoBackSBS S02E01)

The concern that the addition of “Celebrities” to the Go Back To Where You Came From experience would turn it into a sanitised soap box for the prominent Australians involved could not have been further from the truth. The soap box is still there – it’s more that the issues facing the participants are more compelling that a specific opinion. Having S01 host/guide Dr David Corlett run the participants through...

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Puts back in what the sponsors take out (@GruenSweat)
Jul27

Puts back in what the sponsors take out (@GruenSweat)

It’s a complete tease – 4 episodes of the usual Gruen suspects talking sport sponsorship and branding to tie in with the London Olympics, and then it’s gone forever. Or at least until the next Olympics. Which, depending on the needs of sponsors, could be sooner than we think. With Gruen Sweat however, we’re guaranteed more insight from the panellists in what has undoubtedly become one of the ABC’s marquee...

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Can Of Worms, Round 2
Jul12

Can Of Worms, Round 2

Straight out of the gate, the second episode of Can of Worms felt different. It was pacier, edgier, and they’d dropped the opening monologue and Dicko was behind the desk to start with. It seemed to relax everybody, and we were straight into the conversation. One of the major criticisms of the show from it’s first episode last week was that it didn’t seem to know what it was doing, or what the guests were supposed to...

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