2GB: David Hunt interview on surprise Aussie inventions

Historian David Hunt sits on the panel of a new show called Aussie Inventions That Changed The World, exploring the story behind some of Australia’s most iconic creations!

Dr Hunt tells Chris Smith it was an Aussie who first invented artificial ice and prepaid postage.

A few listeners called in to reveal their own knowledge of Aussie inventions, including the brother of the man who invented ultrasound machines!

Hardball shows us a real, contemporary father-son relationship


Upcoming live-action, fish-out-of-water comedy, Hardball, begins April 1st on the ABC Me app. With it comes a father-son relationship with a lot of heart.

One of the most striking aspects of Hardball is that for a comedy, it has a serious edge. Among the fervour and the drama of the handball court, the series puts considerable thought into what it means to be a father today.

ABC ME leads the charge for next generation of TV viewers

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Watching Hardball, which commences Monday, April 22, on ABC ME, there's a jump-started narrative more enjoyably brisk than most adult comedies; the show doesn't dilute what works for an adult audience, instead it finds a tempo and tone that zips along for a tween crowd. 

Not emu-sed: Filming Australia's wildlife and its challenges


By Tosca Looby

As a nature documentary maker, I have spent days staring at a dog dropping. It was in a glass box. A multi-award-winning cinematographer sat beside me, macro lens trained on the scene, as we watched and waited for a swarm of blowflies to descend.

Herald Sun: Op Ed by Tosca Looby

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‘We captured creatures no-one could identify’

Magical Land of Oz is the first blue-chip natural history series to be commissioned and broadcast by the ABC in almost two decades. It has been a huge project, spanning the breadth of Australia’s landmass and her three oceans, showcasing animals many Australians won’t realise exist on their continent, using camera technology that has allowed new access to wild animals.

Press Release: ABC and Screen Australia invest in Northern Pictures' new children's live action comedy, HARDBALL

Press Release: ABC and Screen Australia invest in Northern Pictures' new children's live action comedy, HARDBALL

Set in Western Sydney Hardball is a live action comedy series that follows fish-out-of-water Mikey and his two misfit mates, Salwa and Jerry. Their goal? Make Mikey the sweetest-bestest-acest handball champ Western Sydney’s ever seen. He’s got the most powerful strike in the world, if only he could make the ball land in the right suburb!

WA Today: TV viewers bite back, week of April 19

A job well done

Employable Me is currently the best show on free to air TV. To meet the candidates for employment who have neuro diverse conditions is a privilege. At times humorous, quirky, painful, and brilliant, their stories are deeply moving and expand our knowledge of what is is to be human. Good luck to Tim, Rohan and Kayla and their families. I have a lasting image of Tim smiling, his eyes shining when he was offered a job which suited his unique skills. A man of few words, his eyes said it all. - Lynne Boyd, Brighton East

The Conversation: Employable Me has struck a chord but will it change employers’ attitudes to disability?


“I’m glad you can make use of my weapons grade autism”, laughs Jonathon in the ABC TV series Employable Me. He has landed a competitive paid internship, channelling his passion for accountancy. As well as a love of numbers, he has a wicked sense of humour and a way with words. And his sentiment is in line with the theme of the series, which promotes harnessing the strengths of its participants, rather than focusing on what they cannot do.

Mumbrella: ABC documentary Employable Me Australia edges towards Ten’s Hughesy We Have a Problem


As Seven continues its TV ratings winning streak with the Commonwealth Games, the battle between other programs has tightened. The ABC show Employable Me entered OzTam’s overnight preliminary ratings top 20 with a metro audience of 400,000 metro viewers, not far behind Dave Hughes' show Hughesy with Have a Problem.