ABC Q&A coming to Rockhampton

For the first time, ABC TV’s Q&A will be recorded live from Rockhampton on Monday 6th October and we need YOU to join the debate!

Hosted by award-winning journalist, Tony Jones, Q&A is the show where YOU ask the questions. We go live to air every Monday night at 9.35pm on ABC.

On Monday 6th October Q&A will be live from the Pilbeam Theatre in Rockhampton as part of the ABC’s ‘Mental As…’ campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues in regional Australia.

On the panel:

Psychiatrist, mental health reform advocate and 2010 Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry

Comedian Josh Thomas used his own experience – his mother was diagnosed as bipolar – when  wrote the TV comedy Please Like Me, and has become an advocate for mental health in the US and Australia.

Lived experience practitioner Louise Byrne from the Central Queensland University in Rockhampton

The managing director of the Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, Jennifer Bowers

And Bob Katter, the Independent Queensland MP who strives to raise awareness about the plight of farmers in regional Australia.

Would you like to be in the audience for Q&A Rockhampton?

Please register your interest via the Q&A website and we’ll be in touch with more information: and click on ‘Join the studio audience’ or follow this link:

In the ‘How did you hear about us?’ section of the form, please write: Fitzroy Basin Elders Committee

Family and friends are welcome, just ask them to register too!

Audience members will need to be available from 7.30pm

We look forward to seeing you at Q&A Rockhampton.

Christine El-Khoury – Producer, Q&A ABC1

Tel: 02 8333 4065     Web:

Applications Open for ABC Operations Assistant Indigenous traineeships

ABC Resources is pleased to invite applications for two new Operations Assistant (Indigenous) traineeship positions at our TV studios in Elsternwick, Melbourne.

Successful applicants will receive a two year full-time paid traineeship in television technical production (with the possibility of applying for an ongoing position). The traineeship includes on-the-job training and mentoring from experienced professionals in grip and rigging, lighting, vision control, audio, camera, post-production and television transmission.

Please pass on to potential candidates, interested colleagues, or distribute to relevant email distribution lists. If you do elect to distribute more widely, please make it clear that these positions are targeted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Please refer to the attached flyer and to apply.

For more information, contact:

David Tasker, Manager Operations Victoria/National Manager Resources Sales, on 03 9524 2700 or email:

Applications will close on 25 October 2013.

Traineeships will commence from mid December 2013.

VIC Indigenous traineeships flyer

Casting TV Series

My name is Kirsty de Vallance and I am casting for a new TV series for the ABC called Jillaroo School. Steve Pelham suggested I contact you as we are keen to find some indigenous women who may be interested in applying. They need to be over 18 and genuinely wanting to try a new career.

I have attached a flyer for the media release and I was hoping you could send on to your networks.

Thank you for your time,

Kirsty de Vallance
A Cast of Thousands
p +61 2 8411 1045 | m +61 403 182293
PO Box 459 Pennant Hills. NSW. 1715. Australia.

JILLAROO SCHOOL looking for applicants – media release

Redfern now new ABC drama

Don’t forget!!! Write it on your wall!!!! Please turn on your TV so we get the ratings, but more importantly WATCH – REDFERN NOW – Thursday 1st of November ABC1 please push this out thru your net work. DON’T MISS THE FIRST EPISODE “Family’ because this is my acting one OR NUMBER FIVE ‘Sweet Spot’ this is the one I directed!! But more importantly watch all the episodes because its gonna be a deadly, deadly black as black TV series!!!!
From Leah Purcell

Mabo – New series on ABC

Watch out for ABC TV’s new series “Mabo”

Starts 8.30pm Sunday, 10 June 2012 on ABC1

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