SBS's documentary, "First Contact" (which aired on SBS One HD and NITV), takes six non-indigenous (i.e. white) Australians and immerses them into 'Aboriginal Australia' for the very first time (unbelievably, at least 4 in 6 white Australians have never even met an indigenous Australian) - the documentary series captured the nation’s attention this week, amassing a television audience nearing 1 million viewers, while the program’s Twitter hashtag (#FirstContactSBS) trended worldwide.
NATIONAL SHAME: This boy isn't good enough for Australia
Even before this year's G20 summit had begun, Australia's conservative / right-wing Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had upset and insulted many in Australia's indigenous community. In welcoming British Prime Minister David Cameron to Sydney, Abbott described the area as being nothing but bush when the first European fleet arrived.
It was the race riot that sparked heated debate about what it meant to be Australian and made headlines around the world.