Struggle Street


The Story Behind the Stereotype: The Facts and Realities of Ice Dependence and Recovery

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SBS advises reading the Discussion Guide for this video before viewing. This Guide contains vital contextual information and can be found on the Cracks In The Ice website: . This Video and the Discussion Guide work together as a Community Screening Resource highlighting some of the challenges and misconceptions around the drug ‘ice’, and addressing some commonly asked questions. It has been created in collaboration between SBS, Keo Films Australia...
Episodes 2017

Season 2 Episode 6

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In the final episode of Struggle Street, Michael has a financial windfall and decides to indulge his passion. Indigenous couple Josh and Monica have been sleeping rough after Josh was released from jail and struggle to find anyone who'll rent them a home. Meanwhile, Jess finds a welcome escape in art. Her painting of a pet canary has just been entered into a local art show - so can a small victory mean big changes for her and mother Michelle?

Season 2 Episode 5

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Jarrod and his two eldest children find themselves on the streets and struggle to get emergency assistance. Nearby, Sue is battling housing authorities as she attempts to find alternative accommodation, and mother and daughter Michelle and Jess are coming to terms with life on the poverty line. Michelle has had to leave her job to care for daughter Jess, who suffers a rare genetic disorder - and it seems their financial plight means even a wheelchair is out of their reach.

Season 2 Episode 4

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At 55 years of age, Sue's been told she has four weeks to leave her home. With little money, and a growing public housing waiting list, she faces the very real prospect of homelessness. Kiwi parents Jarrod and Sharon agree to part ways in an attempt to clean up their lives, as welfare authorities are called. Meanwhile, things are looking up for Michael. He's about to get a new set of teeth - but will his renewed confidence be enough to get him back on his feet and into work?

Season 2 Episode 3

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Michael finds himself at war with his brother as they try to deal with their mother's will and Allan is trying to get his new landscaping business up and running - but it's one step forward and two steps back as he battles bureaucracy and his creditors chasing unpaid loans. In Brisbane's south-west, Jarrod and Sharon are at breaking point as they battle to stay clean from drugs and keep their family together. Struggle Street continues Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 8.30pm on SBSTV and On De...

Season 2 Episode 2

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After 22 years, factory worker Nick faces an uncertain future following the closure of the Ford plant and single mother Tamara finds herself the victim of a vocational training loan scam. Meanwhile, neighbour Allan is struggling after racking up over $30,000 in payday loans and police are sent in to remove Norma and her family from their home. Struggle Street continues Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 8.30pm on SBSTV and On Demand.

Season 2 Episode 1

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The new series of Struggle Street offers a raw and unflinching portrayal of struggle and hardship in Australia. In episode one, we meet Australians from diverse backgrounds facing a range of challenges, from unemployment to addiction and a lack of housing. Single mother Norma is facing homelessness and Kiwi shelter residents Jarrod and Sharon battle to overcome addiction.
Episodes 2015

May 19, 2015

Expired 3.1 3,231 x
Struggle Street concludes this week with a two hour special. In the heart of the ‘lucky country’ some Australian families and individuals are living on the fringes, facing the daily hardships of unemployment, drug addiction and illness; struggling just to get by. This fly-on-the-wall observational documentary series gives a voice to those doing it tough right on the doorstep of Australia’s most affluent cities. Residents invited cameras in for exclusive, uncensored access to their lives over a ...

S1 Ep2

Expired 3.3 3,529 x
New three-part, fly on the wall observational documentary series Struggle Street gives a voice to those doing it tough right on the doorstep of Australia’s most affluent cities. This week, Peta and Ashley’s family dramas come to a head, when son Corey’s drug use leads to an explosive confrontation outside the family home. Nearby, long-time heroin addict Bob is facing his own demons. Not only is he fighting off possible eviction – his pregnant girlfriend has disappeared with all the money he ha...

S1 Ep3

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In the final installment of this three-part series, parents Ashley and Peta look to the future, after ice-addict Corey’s dramatic exit from the family home. Peta is turning her attention to community work, and has big plans for the upcoming local Christmas Fair. Twenty-three year old son Tristan is forging a new role as a disability spokesperson, and all eyes are on youngest son Zac to carry the hopes of the family forward. But the good news is tinged with sadness, after Ashley receives a worry...