The Point: July 12

NITV current affairs program, The Point, tonight celebrates NAIDOC Week by looking at the invaluable contributions and legacy that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made.

The Point’s NAIDOC Week special, will be broadcast live from the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art with the backdrop of Sydney Harbour and will encompass this year’s theme, ‘Because of Her, We Can!’. Hosts for this week’s program, Rachael Hocking and Nakari Thorpe, will be joined by an all-female guest panel. The stellar line-up includes, Shadow Minister for Human Services and Preventing Family Violence, Linda Burney, Mayor for the Torres Shire Council, Vonda Malone, copyright lawyer Terri Janke and the National Co-Director of Seed, a branch of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Larissa Baldwin.

Also on the program, NITV’s Queensland correspondent, Ella Archibald-Binge meets with Tori Nikolaou, one of the first Indigenous women to fly as a commercial airline pilot. We celebrate the achievements of eight generations of Indigenous nurses and midwives in the Queensland town of Toowoomba, and Rachael Hocking speaks with Julie Ann Guivarra, the first Indigenous female Ambassador to Spain.

8:30pm tonight on NITV.

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