This season’s premiere episode will be presented from Rockingham in Western Australia, investigating the controversial issue of mentally impaired people who are detained in prison without trial or conviction, and where Indigenous prisoners are over represented.
In this new season Living Black will report from some of the most remote areas across the country to cover hard hitting news and current affairs stories impacting on communities. The team will chase the stories rarely covered by mainstream media and unearth the issues which local people face on a daily basis. A feature of the series will be the continuation of the Living Black Conversations one-on-one interviews with some of this country’s most interesting and topical faces including Ray Martin, Wayne Quilliam and Cathy Freeman.
With Karla Grant, one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous female media personalities at the helm, the Living Black team includes video journalists Hannah Hollis, Laura Murphy-Oates and Ryan Liddle and journalist/series producer Liz Deep-Jones.
Host Karla Grant will be presenting and reporting on the ground, exposing unique and significant stories from across the country. “Together the team and I will journey to some of the most remote corners of Australia, spending time with people getting to know them, delving deeper, and getting to the heart of their significant stories. We’ll continue to highlight issues that need attention and celebrate Indigenous achievements,” said Grant.
Living Black continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of Indigenous issues that are relevant for all Australians. From topical news and current affairs, to features on high profile Indigenous Australians and celebrating Indigenous triumphs – Living Black gives all Australians a solid place to learn more about the nation’s First Peoples.
Tuesdays at 8pm on NITV from 16 September.