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Crisis line ‘Brother To Brother’; and Murray Darling Basin

Alan Thorpe, Director of Dardi Munwurro (Strong Spirit) 24 hr crisis line 'Brother To Brother' talks about the important work of  on supporting Aboriginal men through COVID; and Fred Hooper, Chairperson, Northern Basins…

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Truth Telling Process & Aboriginal Lives Matter

Marcus Stewart, Co-Chair of the First People's Assembly of Victoria, talks about the Victorian Government’s support for a truth-telling process; and Tracey Hanshaw, founder of Justice Aunties Inc, talks about NITV's premiere of…

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Hard Lock Down in Melbourne Public Housing

Jill Gallagher AO discusses Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations' (VACCHO) response to the hard lockdown in Melbourne's public housing.

With presenter Daniel James.

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Structural racism and Low Uptake of the Flu Vaccine

Dr Shireen Morris, a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, discusses how public support for the Uluru Statement From The Heart is key to the end of structural racism in Australia…

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Death in custody Law Reform & Lidia Thorpe

CEO of Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, Dennis Eggington, talks about law reform in the wake Ms Dhu's tragic death in custody in 2014. And Gunai-Gunditjimara woman Lidia Thorpe discusses her new…

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Coalition of Peaks and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Co-Chair of the National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, Nerita Weight talks about Coalition of Peaks partnering with Australian governments to close the gap; And Meriki Onus, co-founder of Warriors of the…

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Gary Foley & Ruling on use of Tear Gas

Historian, activist and actor Gary Foley talks about the current Black Lives Matter protests and their historical significance, as well as his appearance at the upcoming St Kilda Film Festival. And Nerita Weight…

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Rio Tinto, and First Nations Arts Awards winner

Chief Executive of the National Native Title Council, Jamie Lowe, discusses the recent destruction of an Aboriginal heritage site by Rio Tinto mining company in the Western Pilbara region; and artist Thea Anamara…

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Sorry Day, Rec Week, and Social housing.

On this Sorry Day episode, Dr Andrew Peters talks about the importance of recognition and reconciliation; and former CEO of Aboriginal Housing Victoria, Jenny Samms, provides an update on the Victorian Government's announcement…

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Documentary ‘Maralinga Tjarutja’ & the lack of social housing

Writer and director Larissa Behrendt talks about the making of her new film MARALINGA TJARUTJA. And Kellyanne Andy, Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Service Inc CEO,  discusses access to public and social housing…

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Listening to Elders, and First Nations service men and women

Visual artist Mayrah Dreise talks about the importance of listening to Elders' wisdom and knowledge; and the Australian War Memorial's Indigenous Liaison Officer Michael Bell talks about the history of First Nations men…

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Clean Out Prisons Campaign

First Nations lawyer Roxanne Moore and Tanya Day's daughter Apryl Watson discuss the impact of COVID-19 in prisons. With presenter Daniel James.

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Reconciliation & COVID-19 in Aboriginal Communities

Reconciliation Victoria CEO Diana David and newly appointed Co-Chair Shane Charles explore a future of respect, justice and understanding; and journalist Amy McQuire reports on the fight against COVID-19 in Aboriginal communities. With…

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Aboriginal people in STEM; and inDigiMOB

Indigitek Director, Ben Armstrong, yarns about the lack of Aboriginal people in ccience, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers; and Catherine Liddle of First Nations Media Australia discusses digital inclusion and cyber safety…

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Coronial inquest into Tanya Day& lack of PPE for Aboriginal health organisations

Karen Heap, Chairperson of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation discusses the need for personal protective equipment in Aboriginal health settings; and Apryl Watson, daughter of Tanya Day, discusses the findings of…

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Impacts of COVID-19 in prisons, food security in remote Aboriginal communities

Dr. Thalia Anthony from UTS's Faculty of Law discusses the potential impacts of COVID-19 in prisons and CEO of Leedal, John Rodriguez informs on the disruption in food supply in remote Aboriginal communities…

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Binge shopping, Aboriginal patients face racism and Sovereignty: A Way Forward.

Dr Tanya Schramm, a board member of Australian Indigenous Doctors Association about patients facing racism during the pandemic. Then Youth Affairs Council Victoria’s Young Thinker in Residence Levi McKenzie-Kirkbright discusses his essay Sovereignty:

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Protecting Aboriginal communities from COVID-19 and the Stolen Generations redress scheme.

Daniel is joined on the line by Dawn Casey, Deputy CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, to discuss some of the measures put in place to protect Aboriginal communities from…

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The Mission - 10 March 2020

This week on The Mission, Daniel is joined on the line by co-host of NITV football talk show Yokayi Footy, Tony Armstrong. Then Daniel is joined in the studio by the host of…

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The Mission - 3 March 2020

Daniel returns to interview Archie Roach and then is joined on the phone by CEO of Aboriginal Housing Victoria, Darren Smith.

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The Mission - 28 January 2020

Guest host Rachel Hocking and Lidia Thorpe discuss Invasion Day protests and paying the rent. Then Rachel interviews Sydney singer/songwriter, Akala Newman.

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The Mission - 21 January 2020

Guest host Gizmo D is joined by co-host Yorta Yorta musician, Allara. First up an interview with Boonwurrung man, Steve Parker, about his work in flora and fauna education. Then Creative Director Caroline…

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The Mission - 14 January 2020

Guest host Gizmo D presents selected tracks from Arrente language learing tools from the arrernte-angkentye.online resource. Plus, Bundjalung man and Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation CEO Oliver Costello phone in to discuss cultural burning.

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The Mission - 7 January 2019

Award-winning NITV journalist Madeline Hayman-Reber has been covering the effects of the bushfires in Aboriginal communities. She tells guest host Gizmo D what she’s been seeing and hearing on the ground.

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The Mission - 24 December 2019

Daniel shares a short section of his interview with Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe from earlier this year and then, deliveres a live reading of his essay 10 more days.

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The Mission - 17 December 2019

Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri woman Leah Purcell is a writer, director and actor. She sits down for an in-depth discussion with Daniel James about her new novel, The Drover’s Wife.

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The Mission - 10 December 2019

Chair of Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Reference Group Ian Hamm discusses the ‘Working with Stolen Generations: Understanding Trauma’ guide and kit for GPs; then Victoria Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO tells us…

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The Mission - 3 December 2019

The Saturday Paper journalist Rick Morton explains how it only took two days of research to learn that none of Andrew Bolt's claims about Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu were borne out by the…

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The Mission - 12 November 2019

Host Daniel James, discusses the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody and the police shooting death of a young Warlpiri man. Then Daniel interviews author Tara June Winch.

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The Mission - 5 November 2019

Daniel is joined by First Nations assitant curator at The Australian Museum, Mariko Smith.

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The Mission - 29 October 2019

Claire G. Coleman delves into her second novel, The Old Lie; then, Richard Weston, chief executive of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care, discusses the Family Matters report, showing Aboriginal…

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The Mission - 22 October 2019

Thomas Mayor chats about his new book, Finding the Heart of the Nation, and director Charmaine Ingram tells us about her documentary, Tayamangajirri, screening on NITV.

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The Mission - 15 October 2019

Winda-Marra CEO Jason Kanoa discusses the need for Criminal Record Discrimination reform. Daniel also interviews Emeritus Professor Jon Altman about the research he has conducted on the detrimental impact of Newstart on Aboriginal…

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The Mission - 24 September 2019

Professor Marcia Langton talks about the youth edition of her book Welcome to Country; then, Amos Roach gives us the details on his Melbourne Fringe Festival show Neon Corroboree.

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The MIssion - 17 September 2019

Daniel interviews Tyson Yunkaporta about his book Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World.

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The Mission - 10 September 2019

Uncle Jack Charles joins Daniel for a convo about his new book, Born Again Blakfella. Then, Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher provides an update on the process towards Treaty.

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The Mission - 3 September 2019

Daniel speaks with Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) CEO Trevor Pearce about the upcoming repeal of public drunkenness laws, and Tina Raye, Program Manager of The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, about Indigenous…

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The Mission - 27 August 2019

Wiradjeri man and journalist Stan Grant discusses his film, The Australian Dream. Plus, former Greens MP Lidia Thorpe shares her thoughts on Djab Wurrung, The Uluru Statement from the Heart, and Treaty.

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The Mission - 13 August 2019

Daniel interviews Bundjalung woman and the Miles Franklin award-winning novelist Melissa Lucashenko. He also talks to The Deans of Soul about their album Equal.

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The Mission - 30 July 2019

George Newhouse, lawyer for the family in the coronial inquest into the death of Naomi Williams, and Naomi’s best friend Talea Bulger talk to Daniel. Then, Rodney Dillon, Palawa Elder and Indigenous Rights…