The Point

February 2019

Closing The Gap

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The Point marks Closing the Gap week. Political correspondent Nakari Thorpe examines what is required to close the gap between Australia’s First Nations peoples and the rest of the nation. Queensland correspondent Ella Archibald-Binge takes a look at a community-controlled health program in Brisbane that is closing the gap...


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The Point marks Waitangi Day and looks at how international treaties have shaped the lives of some of the world’s First Nations peoples. Reporter Ryan Liddle takes a look at New Zealand’s Waitangi treaty and the impact it has had on the Maori people. Journalist Madeline Hayman-Reber investigates what an Australian treaty c...
January 2019

2 February

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The Point reflects after Australia Day at how Recognition of its First Nations peoples might be achieved. Political correspondent Nakari Thorpe speaks with the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition about the next steps needed to move forward. Reporter Ryan Liddle examines how the worlds Indigenous peoples ar...

26 January

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The Point explores the mainstream media’s coverage and public reaction to Indigenous protest on Australia Day. We take a look at the last three years of reactions to the ‘Change the Date’ campaign. Western Australian correspondent Rangi Hirini speaks to the Mayor of Freemantle about why they changed their councils Australi...
November 2018

29 November

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The Point attends the 8th Healing Our Spirit Worldwide conference in Sydney to celebrate the power of Indigenous knowledge, wisdom and shared experiences. Reporter Kris Flanders meets youth advocate Karlie Stewart. Rachael Hocking speaks with the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, Dr Marie Wilson. Hosted by J...

22 November

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The Point addresses the national issue of Domestic Violence and its wide ranging impacts on our Indigenous communities. Reporter Nakari Thorpe travels to Alice Springs to see a community based program that is working with local women who are experiencing family and domestic violence. Western Australian correspondent Rangi ...

15 November

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The Point takes a look at Literacy and speaks with our next generation of young authors and storytellers. We take a look at programs from across the country, helping to create Indigenous writers, authors and poets of the future. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John-Paul Janke.

8 November

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On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, The Point commemorates the contributions of Indigenous Australians in this conflict. Nakari Thorpe looks at the little known efforts of Indigenous nurses. John Paul Janke tells the story of prisoner of war Douglas Grant. Rachael Hocking joins artist Vincent Namiji...

1 November

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The Point takes a look at the impact that mining and energy companies have on our communities, livelihoods and the environment. WA correspondent Rangi Hirini travels to the Pilbara to examine the native title dispute between FMG mining and the local community. Our Queensland correspondent takes a look at what the proposed ...
October 2018

18 October

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The Point marks Indigenous Business Month and meets some business owners making a big difference in their communities. We tour a First Nations run resort in the Flinders Ranges; take a look at a stationary office supplier incorporating Indigenous artworks into stationary; and we follow Aunty Beryl who’s training young chef...