The Point: January 25

On NITV’s The Point‘s Rachael Hocking discusses if Australia in “One and free” and what it means to be Australian.

Then on Tuesday the Sunrise Ceremony will move to Queensland for the first time.

The Point

Featuring live crosses to Shahni Wellington at Sydney Festival’s Vigil, audiences are encouraged to reflect as a panel of special guests, including Sydney Festival’s Artistic Director Wesley Enoch, NRL star Dean Widders, FECCA CEO Mohammad Al-Khafaji and Harmony Alliance Chair Nyadol Nyuon discuss how we can truly celebrate and respect our migrant, colonial and rich Indigenous stories in order to move forward as a united country.

7:30pm Monday on NITV and SBS VICELAND.

Sunrise Ceremony

The two-hour special network event (live now from Coolangatta, QLD) will invite audiences to deepen their understanding of Australia’s past, present and future as the dawn rises.

Hosted by NITV’s John Paul Janke and featuring Network 10 presenter Narelda Jacobs (presenting from North Head, Manly), the program will feature a range of guests, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices such as Guyala Bayles, Rhoda Roberts and Amy McGuire, as well as public figures including Kerry O’Brien, Sheik Wesam and Shirley Le. Musical performances will frame the ceremony, with appearances from Troy Cassar-Daley and Kev Carmody*. 

Following the Sunrise Ceremony, rolling news coverage from every corner of the country will be hosted by Natalie Ahmat and Darren Mara via NITV News on air and Facebook Live, culminating in a wrap program NITV News: Day 26 hosted by Rae Johnston at 7:30pm.

6am Tuesday January 26 on NITV, SBS and Channel 10.

The Sunrise Ceremony will also broadcast worldwide through Maori Television and the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network.

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