ABC heats up Wednesdays in August with Summer Love
[by Tracey Taylor]
Summer Love’s surprise instant parents Kelly (Miranda Tapsell) & Craig (Richard Davies).
Created and produced by Upper Middle Bogan’s Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope, Summer Love is a laugh-packed anthology of eight very different summer holiday stories.
Starring an impressive line-up of Australian talent, including Miranda Tapsell, Patrick Brammall, Harriet Dyer, Nazeem Hussain, Stephen Curry, Sibylla Budd, Tim Draxl, Alison Bell, Bjorn Stewart and Annie Maynard, the only thing the episodes have in common is the setting – the same dream holiday house by the beach.
Our Summer Love stories and characters include: old friends Jules (Sibylla Budd) & Tom (Patrick Brammall) & Jonah (Stephen Curry) & Steph (Harriet Dyer), who discover their friendship may have reached its expiry date; surprise instant parents Kelly (Miranda Tapsell) & Craig (Richard Davies); aspiring rapper Imran (Nazeem Hussain) and his surgeon girlfriend, Nabilah (Sana’a Shaik), who grapple with Imran’s abandonment issues; chalk-and-cheese couple Luke (Tim Draxl) & Olly (Harry McNaughton), whose one-year anniversary brings a surprise interloper into their relationship; strangers Marion (Robyn Butler) & Eddy (Wayne Hope), who find themselves forced to stay together after a double booking; Charlie (Chenoa Deemal) & Zeke (Bjorn Stewart) whose trial separation is not going to get in the way of their annual beach weekend; sisters Hannah (Alison Bell) & Alex (Annie Maynard), who leave their chaotic family lives behind for a holiday recharge; and troubled teenager Frankie (Charlotte Maggi) is surprised when unknown visitor Trevor (Keith Robinson) suddenly arrives on the front lawn.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags granted permanent residency in the Senate
[Rachael Knowles, SBS]
Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy said it was a "small but significant gesture" to make, after the Coalition government dismissed a similar motion in NAIDOC Week of 2020.
Jacinta Price and Marion Scrymgour highlight Indigenous policy failures in maiden speeches
[Steve Vivian, ABC]
The Northern Territory's two incoming federal politicians have delivered powerful maiden speeches, highlighting a "broken" system and conditions faced by Aboriginal people that would not be accepted elsewhere in Australia.
Special Administration ends for Njernda
[supplied by Njernda]
After a 12-month administration process, Njernda Aboriginal Corporation has been returned to community management, after the appointment of a new board, and the implementation of a new organisational structure.