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Totally Brilliant, Total Control returns to ABC for the final time

[supplied by Yasmin Kentera]


Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair and Rob Collins. Image: supplied

Starring two titans of Australian screen Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths, ABC’s prestigious and razor-sharp political drama Total Control makes its final return with more powerplays, betrayals and soul-searching from Sunday 14th January at 8.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.



Council calls for boundary change to stop “huge issues” of managing Cape York icons [by Kerrie Hall] Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (“NPARC”) and the Traditional Owners of some of Cape York’s most iconic destinations are calling for an urgent rethink of local government boundaries they say have no regard for communities who call the northernmost part of Australia home.


Traditional owners form new negotiating body to speed up sacred site protection talks at NT's McArthur River Mine [Jane Bardon, ABC] Traditional owners frustrated by the pace of negotiations with mining giant Glencore over protecting their sacred sites around the McArthur River Mine, have established a new negotiating body to help speed up the talks.


After decades of struggle, Mornington Island building projects set to ease housing crisis, improve services [Julie Andre and Larissa Waterson, ABC] On a remote island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, several major building projects have been launched to tackle the community's housing crisis and inject millions of dollars a year back into the community.

Over six gripping episodes, Deborah and Rachel are joined by a stellar line up of stars including Rob Collins, Wayne Blair, Anthony Hayes, Wesley Patten, Steph Tisdell, Daniela Farinacci, Lisa Flanagan, Benedict Hardie, Anita Hegh, Huw Higginson, Catherine McClements, Fayssal Bazzi, Ursula Yovich, Lisa Hensley and Trisha Morton-Thomas.

It’s been two years since the explosive events of the second season and outsider turned kingmaker, Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman), is completely at home in the nation’s capital. But what she’s about to discover will test her like never before.


The think tank run by Rachel Anderson’s (Rachel Griffiths) reprobate advisor Nick Pearce – the one that made substantial donations to her election campaign – was backed by private interests in order to buy political influence. Rachel stuffed up. And the corruption allegations could destroy them both.

As Alex and Rachel battle to control their political destinies, they will uncover the truth about who was behind the dark money. And why. Can Alex achieve the change she’s been fighting for or will it cost her everything?

The final instalment of this critically acclaimed political drama is not to be missed.

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