The Point

August 2019

Season 2019 Episode 30 - Garma: Federal Politics and Speeches

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The Point takes a look at some of the key speeches featured at the 2019 GARMA Festival and explores this year’s theme ‘Pathways to our Future'. We hear from the Minister for Indigenous Australian’s Ken Wyatt on what voice, treaty, truth means to him. We also hear some of what Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar and NACC...

Season 2019 Episode 29 - Garma

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The Point travels to North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory for the 2019 Garma Festival and explores this year's theme 'Pathways to our Future'. We also unpack all the latest news, speeches, music, entertainment and culture of the Yolngu people. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
July 2019

Season 2019 Episode 27 - Public Policy

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The Point examines the Community Development Program (CDP) Work for the Dole scheme and the impacts that it is having on our communities. Western Australian Correspondent Rangi Hirini travels to the Western Kimberleys and discovers why the Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation signed onto the CDP scheme. Journalist Jennifer S...

Season 2019 Episode 26 - Empowerment of Indigenous Arts

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The Point examines the economy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and fashion and how artists are empowering themselves within the industry. Reporter Ella Archibald-Binge visits the annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and follows the journey of the choir from Mer Island, bringing language and culture to the festiv...

Season 2019 Episode 25 - Youth Parliament

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The Point broadcasts a youth forum from Old Parliament house from the national NAIDOC focus city, Canberra. Hosts Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke will be joined by five young guests to design a future declaration for young Australians. Celebrating and acknowledging our shared history and aspirations from our ancient Fi...

Season 2019 Episode 24 - Truth In Our Trauma

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The Point joins a panel of guests to explore truth telling in Australia with a focus on decolonising our history. We showcase First Nations contributions to building the cultural economy of Australia alongside the colonial and multicultural arms of our history, including how this narrative has been hijacked through structu...
June 2019

Season 2019 Episode 23 - Moments In Our History

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The Point joins a panel of guests to explore truth telling in Australia with a focus on the key moments in our history since colonisation. Journalist Jack Latimore examines the impact that the Frontier Wars have had in preventing a treaty from being signed. Reporter Ella Archibald-Binge explores the little known chapter of...

Season 2019 Episode 22 - The Colonial Myth

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The Point joins a panel of guests to explore the treaty process across Australia and the international experience of our Indigenous brothers and sisters overseas. Reporter Ryan Liddle unpacks the benefits of a treaty or treaties for First Australians. Journalist Rangi Hirini examines the reparation of stolen bodies and if ...

Season 2019 Episode 21 - Makarrata

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Michael Mansell, Leah Cameron and Richard Frankland join The Point to explore the treaty process across the country and the potential impact to native title. Reporter Rangi Hirini breaks down what’s already underway across the country and Rachael Hocking investigates exactly what a Makarrata Commission could look like. Hos...

Season 2019 Episode 20 - Statement From The Heart

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A special panel of guests joins The Point to examine the process of national consultation undertaken by the Referendum Council and forums held around the country which culminated in the historic Uluru Statement. Reporter Ryan Liddle examines what the Sami peoples Voice to Parliament in Norway looks like. Madeline Hayman-Re...