Living Black Season 22

Next week 4th May: What's it like to be an Indigenous first-year medical student?

Medical experts are calling for more Indigenous Australian doctors to help close the health gap especially in remote communities. Journalist Ella Archibald-Binge met a first year medical student in the Kimberley region of WA.


Quaden Bayles: Standing Tall

This week, the story of Quaden Bayles a compelling and resilient four year old, who was born with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Like all children born with dwarfism, Quaden is no stranger to hospitals.

Since birth he has struggled with health complications including severe sleep apnoea and persistent middle ear infections.

But his biggest challenge to date has been slowly losing the use of his arms as legs as a result of building pressure on his spinal cord.

Journalist Hannah Hollis follows Quaden and his family on an emotional journey as they prepare for high risk brain and spinal surgery.


In the following weeks, we will explore a number of issues affecting Indigenous Australians, including the Freedom Rides, health, transgender people and a tribute to Black Diggers.

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Living Black returns with Karla Grant, one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous female media personalities at the helm, the Living Black team includes video journalists Ella Archibald-Binge, Hannah Hollis, Laura Murphy-Oates and Ryan Liddle.

Tune in on SBS ONE on Mondays 5pm and NITV on Tuesdays 9pm for Indigenous stories that matter to all Australians, hosted by Karla Grant.

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  • More Galleries
    • Allan's Top End trip
    • Coober Pedy
    • Dalai Lama visits Australia
    • Deadlys 2012
    • Gary's SA & NT trip for Living Black
    • Kalgoorlie
    • Karla In WA
    • Lionel Rose
    • Living Black 'Conversations' - Week 1
    • Living Black - Conversations - Episode 4
    • Living Black - Conversations - Week 2
    • Living Black Conversations S2013 Ep8 - David Wirrpanda and Kyah Simon
    • Living Black in Alice Springs
    • Living Black in Melbourne
    • Living Black in Ramingining
    • Living Black in Sydney
    • Living Black in Warmun
    • Mabo 20th Anniversary
    • Murrdi Paaki Road Trip
    • New York Marathon
    • On location in Tully
    • On the road in the NT & Qld
    • The Music Project
    • The Music Project 2012
    • The team in Nhulunbuy and Mornington Island
    • WA through Noongar eyes

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