Of course, there is the Life Of Caesar podcast I co-host with Ray Harris, which sits in the Top 100 on iTunes (sometimes it gets as high as #23) – but aside from that, what else is out there?
I’m asking for a couple of reasons – I’m on a panel at BE Fest next week talking about content marketing and I’d love some examples of people doing it right.
I’m also working on a marketing strategy for a client who would like to support up-and-coming Aussie talent.
To be clear, here’s what I’m looking for:
1. The show must be independently produced – no radio shows.
2. The show should be produced in Australia.
3. The show can be audio or video (including YouTube shows).
4. The show should have a large audience and should have at least 50 reviews on iTunes or YouTube with an average 4 star rating on iTunes or a bunch of upvotes on YouTube.
I wonder how many of you are, like me, feeling terrible about the indigenous affairs situation in Australia.
Gundjeihmi hand stencil
My guest today is Justin O’Brien, Executive Officer of the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (www.mirarr.net). The Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) represents the Mirarr traditional owners of the Ranger uranium mine area, the site of the proposed Jabiluka uranium mine, much of Kakadu National Park and parts of Western Arnhem Land. They are the royalty receiving entity for the Ranger uranium mine and intimately associated with the political and social advancement of Indigenous rights.
We talk about some of the factors relating to indigenous youth suicide and the general need for more non-indigenous Australians to spend time with our indigenous citizens so we can better understand their situation.
Young Aborigines are four times more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous Australians. Experts and aboriginal elders believe a variety of reasons drive aboriginal youth to suicide, including a disconnection from traditional culture and land.
In Western Australia’s Kimberley region suicide has reached epidemic proportions, with one suicide every week on average since the end of December 2011.
Good ol’ Clive Palmer, who often sounds like he’s batshit crazy, actually made some sensible comments about Australia’s asylum seeker policy (another reason I’m embarrassed to be an Aussie these days).
Mining magnate Clive Palmer says the Federal Government should allow asylum seekers to fly to Australia to have their claims processed.
A political stalemate has gripped federal politics since two asylum seeker boats capsized, killing almost 100 people.
Mr Palmer does not support offshore processing, and says the current system puts asylum seekers in a difficult position.
He says even though many asylum seekers can afford plane fares, they are not allowed to fly so they turn to the riskier alternative of trying to reach Australia by boat.
“People who are in Indonesia and want to come to Australia cannot buy an airline ticket because the Australian Government stops them,” he told the ABC after the Liberal Party’s national conference.
“All that needs to happen is that the Government needs to stop telling airlines and other people not to give people safe transport.
“If they come down here and if they’re refugees, that’s one thing. If they haven’t got a legitimate claim, they can go right back on the plane the next day.”
I don’t know who created this graphic, but it’s been doing the rounds on Facebook and it’s pretty damning.
The bottom line as far as I’m concerned is that we have a responsibility to accept genuine refugees, to make their travel to Australia fast and safe, and to process their claims for asylum quickly and efficiently once they are here.
For frak’s sake, people – we are one of the wealthiest countries per capita on the entire planet with the lowest population density to boot. What is WRONG with us? Why are we so mean and churlish? Why are we so selfish and scared?
I seriously think we, as a nation, are suffering from some kind of clinical depression. We have everything going for us and yet we seem to have lost our basic human decency. It’s just not acceptable.