The 6 part series, following on from Hildebrand’s Dumb, Drunk & Racist will see budding young politicians trying to solve the problems of Australia on a double-decker bus ride to “Shitsville.”
At the end of the series the 4 representatives from Liberal, Labor, Greens and the Sex Party will put their solutions to former PM Kevin Rudd who, according to the publicity blurb, “has been to Shitsville and back many a time.
What are Australia’s festering sores? What are the big problems, and who has the bright ideas to fix them?
Joe Hildebrand has a plan. He’s taking four leaders of tomorrow – with fire in their belly and stars in their eyes – on a red double-decker bus ride to ‘Shitsville’ in order to tackle some of Australia’s most fraught issues. Shitsville isn’t a particular destination – it’s that part of Australia which sums up the mediocre side of our national life.
Each week, Joe rubs the noses of our four bright young budding pollies in Shitsville’s darkest and grubbiest corners, examining issues including the explosion of alcohol fuelled violence, the gambling epidemic, Australia’s substandard transport system, the current housing crisis, and the pros and cons of coal seam gas mining.
The 4 leaders of tomorrow are:
· 26 year old member of the Liberal party and staunch monarchist
· 22 year old member of the Labour party who has been volunteering for them since he was 9
· 24 year old member of the Greens and law student
· 21 year old libertarian and campaigner for the Sex Party
And at the end of it, all four will put their ideas to a former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who’s been to Shitsville and back many a time, and who knows the difficulty of making ideas happen.
This is a confronting, funny and intelligent journey into some of our thorniest issues.
Tuesday, July 2 at 9.30pm on ABC2.