FREEDOM STORIES

BushTV Goes Inside and Creates World’s First Prison Run TV Channel  Already a disadvantaged group in Australia, Aboriginal people’s mental health suffers badly when they are imprisoned. Up to 93% of Aboriginal detainees have some form of mental illness. With an alarming 80% Indigenous prison populations in many northern Australian prisons something radical needs to be done about First Australian prison populations and recidivism. Freedom Stories was a  pilot partnership with the …continue…

The House That Jack Built

Anyone who inspires you to drive 2000km into the harsh channel country of Western Queensland… to work for free during your holidays and shoot film all day… in the middle of summer… and stay up late editing all night agonising over every detail… and writing and reading and researching until you fall asleep… and make it all seem like play has to go on my list of all-time awesome people. …continue…

“What do you guys actually do at BushTV… besides go bush and fish and make films?”

At BushTV we love producing content for our clients, but we don’t just make stuff…we campaign using our media rich content on social platforms. how we can help you campaign, fundraise, warm up your constituency, reinvigorate your community or brand. We love working with the NFP sector, or helping Government agencies connect with their clients in remote locations and we work with industry to connect with their local communities too…and …continue…

SHARE YOUR TIPS Staying Mentally Healthy During Mental Health Week

We all know we have to exercise regularly and eat healthy to stay fit and healthy. But what do you do stay mentally healthy? Why don’t we start a discussion now during mental health week about our own homegrown best tips to stay healthy in the head happy in the heart! For more info about Mental Health Week http://mentalhealthweek.com.au/

Have a laugh with someone you love this week – Happy Mental Health Week!

Hey BushTV Crew, Mental Health Week is all about raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community. A critical part of reducing stigma and supporting those with a mental illness and their carers is education. This awareness and understanding can come from many sources. Throughout Mental Health Week local and regional events are organised by many different communities, not-for-profit organisations, individuals and workplaces. These events, coupled with …continue…

BUSHTV AND QUEENSLAND DISABILITY NETWORK (QDN) ANNOUNCE THE “FEAR OF DIFFERENCE” PHOTO COMP FOR DISABILITY ACTION WEEK

Hey BushTV Crew! It’s Disability Action Week and you can get involved right here! BushTV is holding a photo comp that reflects the true spirit of inclusion and access. To get the word out there every time you ‘like’ ‘comment’ and ‘share’ this post BushTV donates $1 to the Queenslanders Disability Network! (up to $1000). Everyone is invited to submit a photo that addresses the societal isolation caused by our …continue…

Let’s spread the word : TODAY is R U OK Day peeps? R U OK? R U OK?

Hey BUSHTV crew, It’s R U OK? day TODAY & we encourage all Australians to take time out & ask friends, loved ones & work mates R U OK? R U OK? It’s a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones. On that day we want everyone across the …continue…

YOU SHARE WE CARE – Fly the flag at half mast today for Suicide Prevention Day and remember our lost loved ones

When you share our story another person cares about the impact of suicide on families and communities. Every year in Australia over 2000 people die from suicide. Indigenous rates of suicide especially amongst young men are some of the worst per capita in the world. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day so BushTV is holding a special vigil; a day of sharing loving comments and stories and also sending special …continue…

MAKE US PAY : BushTV donates one dollar for every new fan on our facebook during National Indigenous Literacy Day

It’s National Indigenous Literacy Day and you can get involved! Can you imagine not being able to read a newspaper, a road sign or directions on a bottle of medication? Sadly, this is a reality faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in remote communities today. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote …continue…

DEADLYS 2011 – Male Artist of the Year Nominee Dan Sultan talks about his year.

One of BushTV’s faves Dan Sultan has been nominated for best male artist at this years Deadlys, along with Buddy Knox, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Troy Cassar-Daley and John Bennett. “I think anything that puts Indigenous people into the mainstream psyche or consciousness in a positive light is very powerful and very important for us.” “The year leading up to the Aria’s was pretty wild. To receive a couple of Aria’s, a …continue…