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Marta and Other Famous Aussies Record Song Condemning Treatment of Asylum Seeker Children


Famous Australians record song condemning treatment of asylum seeker children

Prominent Australians, including Bryan Brown and Ita Buttrose, highlight the plight of incarcerated children with song We’re Better Than This

A group of more than 30 high-profile Australians, including actors Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan and Deborah Mailman, businesswoman Ita Buttrose, author Thomas Keneally and former Wallabies captain George Gregan, have come together to record a song that highlights the plight of child asylum seekers in detention.

The recording brings together noted figures from a diverse range of fields, including business, the arts, academia, sport, religion and media, who together condemn the conditions in which children are being detained, particularly on the islands of Nauru and Christmas Island, highlighting an unsafe environment and lack of schooling.

Brown, who has been instrumental in the project, told Guardian Australia he had no difficulty finding participants. “We’ve all read a lot [about this issue] over these last few years and been very troubled by it and not really known what to do,” he said.

The actor decided that recording a song might help attract attention to the issue. We’re Better Than This Australia was recorded in a Sydney studio, with musical direction by Darren Percival from The Voice.

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What Now for Janet King?

Image635520621909353265With the news that A Place to Call has been resurrected for two seasons on Foxtel, what happens to my other favourite show “Janet King”? TVTonight has some news about that.

At the Screen Forever conference ABC Channel Controller Brendan Dahill told me he “would love to have more Janet King, but Marta is doing 2 seasons of A Place to Call Home for Foxtel….. and she is Janet King.”

Foxtel’s season begins shooting around April, so the prospects of more Janet King seem to have slipped somewhat from view.


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