7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 29th
- HEART ATTACK TERRITORY – Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease. Certain southern regions of the ACT did especially poorly – although the reasons are perhaps a little more complicated and a little less alarming than the statistics.
- REFUGEE EMBASSY – a pop up Refugee Embassy appeared outside the office of the Department of Immigration. More than a stunt, it aims to provide a genuine service to asylum seekers.
- CHISWELL WITH A STRAIGHTFACE – Luke Chiswell – up and coming artist whose work features on shirts and shoes as well as gallery walls. His signature piece is called Straightface.
- BBC’s DIM VIEW OF CANBERRA – From the archives, BBC reporter James Cameron takes a very dim view of Canberra (early 70s).
- BRING HOME THE BACON – Canberra is home to boutique bespoke bacon makers – they’ve been winning prizes.
- CLOSER – Canberra by night.
Photo is by retired 7.30 reporter / producer Jeremy Thompson (Belconnen from the Lake).