The Northern Territory news Mon 4 May 2015
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MONDAY MAY 4 2015 SWITCHEDON 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA onSwitched YOUR WEEKLY TV GUIDE Tune in for a good laugh COMEDY took Ian Meadows (The Moodys) to indigenous communities that few southerners will ever have the chance to visit. The kind of communities that PM Tony Abbott recently described as a lifestyle choice. I think that its great that this shows coming out now, it sheds some light on the narrowmindedness of comments like that, Meadows (pictured) said. Its incredibly damaging, the patronising undertones of comments like that. I hope a show like this allows people to laugh at everyone involved. 8MMM Aboriginal Radio is filmed and set in Central Australia, where well-meaning but misguided whitefellas such as Meadows Jake, acting GM of the radio station exist uneasily with the native land owners. Co-starring Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires) as trainee Jessie, theres casual racism and misunderstandings but lots to laugh at. Meadows says the amazing opportunity to film in the NT has coloured his perspective. Whether it was just hanging out with people hearing stories, or chatting to people on set who live there, and hearing first hand the kinds of institutionalised racism and political infighting, and all the humour and frustration that comes with it you can read about this stuff from afar, but dealing with people directly was really interesting. Meadows says filming in Alice Springs reminded him of growing up in a small mining town in Western Australia. It felt like I was back in Collie in a way, he says. In my experience, there was tension, but there was also a lot of things that could bring people together. 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, ABC1, Wednesday, 9.30pm ANNA BRAIN LIFE WITHOUT BARRIERS - NORTHERN TERRITORY in urban, rural and remote locations. We deliver the full scope of community services in more than 250 communities across Australia. In the Northern Territory we provide: OUT-OF-HOME CARE DISABILITY SERVICES CHILD CARE HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE Our programs assist children, young people, adults, older Australians and families to live the best life possible. We are here to support our community. If you need support to access any of our services, please contact our state ofce on (08) 8930 2300. Life Without Barriers is one of Australias most signifcant, not for proft organisations providing care and support services