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This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. Our top stories: Malcolm Turnbull's pre-election pitch. The PM urges voters to back his economic plan at the Coalition's foreign campaign launch.I'm asking Australians to make a clear choice. Pack a strong government.
and stable Coalition majority government.Also today: Labor's plan to fix the nation's finances. The Opposition releases its election costings.Only Labor is putting forwards a plan with structural improvements to the budget.Plus the brawl over the Brexit. European leaders urge Britain to start leaving the EU as soon as possible. And England completes their clean sweep of the Sydney.
Wallabies, with a tight victory in Sydney. Hello, you're watching ABC News. I'm Jamelle Wells. Let's take a quick look at tomorrow's weather forecast:

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched his foreign election campaign in western Sydney, warning the public against voting for Labor and the minor parties. Mr Turnbull repeated his jobs and growth mantra, and said a return to Labor would see the renewal of asylum seeker arrivals on Australian shores. While Labor has unveiled the final savings measures it will take to next Saturday's election. Let's get some analysis from or Canberra.
political reporter, Julie Doyle, in Canberra. And there was 1 main theme during the Prime Minister's speech today, and that was stability?That is right. He did make a few announcements of some new funding, a package for mental health being the biggest one one, but the theme he kept returning to over and over, was the need, as they described it, for a stable government, a majority Coalition government. He linked it to a couple of areas, one you referred to, border protection. He said that Labor was divided on this area, and only the Coalition would be trusted to keep a strong policy on border protection. He talked about the vote the Britain to leave the European Union, and said that showed this was as time to keep stable government here. He warned voters and talking about -- a lot about what he sdeliebed as the risk of going back to a hung parliaments. He talked about being chaos and dysfunction. Labor argues the hung Parliament worked quite well. But Malcolm Turnbull makes this pitch to voters, saying 23 you go back to that kind of government, it will damage the economy and worsen the living standards. He talked about the Senate as well, for
and he appealed to voters not to go for one of the minor parties and the independents in the Senate. He named a few of those, such as Nick Xenophon and Jacqui Lambie, and Glenn Lazarus and Pauline Hanson. If you know their names but you don't know their candidates or their policies, then you shouldn't vote for them. So, as I mentioned, this one theme that he kept returning to, the dominant part of his speech today, the idea for a need for stable government.It's the same old Labor. A replay of the Gillard years. And another power sharing fiasco with the Greens and independents. That is why I'm urging Australians today and through this week, very careful to consider their vote, both in the House of Representatives and the Senate. We present adstable Coalition majority government. With a positive national economic plan that secures our future and it working today. The alternative at this election is a Labor Party that has lost its way, or a protest vote for Greens or independents. Vote for any of them, and you could end up with Bill Shorten as Prime Minister. In a government where unions, Greens and independents pull the strings.Now, on the same day, Labor has announced its final costings and what did they tell us? Yes, these are the costings and the policies now that Labor will take to the election. There's a couple of new savings measures announced today. One is a cap on who deduction that individuals can returns.
claim for managing their attach returns. That will be capped at $5,000. A year. That other is removing the private health insurance rebate for so-called junk policies. It's counting savings from the government's proposals, that the Government wants to bring in for superannuation. It hasn't said whether it will actually commit to those cheques. It says there will be a review and Labor will make a decision on those in 2017. A few of the savings measured announced. On the big picture, there will be bigger deficits, over the next 4 years, but still committing to balance the budget in 2020, which is the same timetable at the Government proposes, and Labor's figures show there will be stronger surpluses then after that period. So moving ahead over the 10 years. Now, questions to the shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, and the shadow finance minister, Tony Burke, announcing the costings today, how accurate it can be when you're predicting out past the 4 years, out to the 10 years. But that's a decision that Labor has made to base its figures on these 10-year forecasts. Now, also questions today about why the Opposition has decided to reveal these costings today, on the same day as the Coalition foreignly launched their election campaign. Well, firstly, this is a funny day of hiding something. In a press conference with 40 journalists and 7 TV cameras and multiple still cameras. I mean, this couldn't be a suggestion fairly levelled. Now the fact of the matter is, we are announcing this today, not on the Thursday, 2 days before the election, but a full week. Tony and I have extensive media engagements tomorrow in Sydney, where we'll be answering questions as well. We have logistical reasons for being here today.Hows that the Treasurer responded to to that?Scott Morrison responded by focusing on the figures over the next 4 years. Those figures show the deficits under Labor would worsen by $16.5 billion. As I said, Labor has been upfront about saying the deficits would be worse over the next 4 years. The figures are out there, the treasure and the Government will use these all of the way up to polling day. It gives them a line of attack they can focus on. Now, the Government figures, though, the Opposition has raised questions these
about those, because they include these so-called zombie measures, the measures from the 2014 budget that haven't passed the Parliament. The government is including the savings from those measures, even though they haven't passed. And Scott Morrison was asked about those, and how accurate those can be, when those savings are included. These unlegislated measures are put to the Australian people, they are the government's policies and put out there during this election campaign, so there's nothing wrong with counting these savings and that is something that is appropriate to do, because they are the government's policies. Let's hear from Scott Morrison now, attacking Labor over their figures. Today, Labor confirmed the following. Labor confirmed that they'll increase the deficit by $16.5 billion, at least. They confirmed they'll would therefore increase the debt and they would increase taxes over the next 4 years, and indeed, bound, over $100 million in additional taxes over the next 10 years. And this is before the Greens and the independents, with whom they would have to form a government, have exacted their price on Labor's budget. That some Treasurer, Scott Morrison, speaking a bit earlier. Just at the end, that we played, the Treasurer also linking these figures back to this warning about voting for a Labor Greens alliance. So we can expect that, and also this argument over costings to be some of the main focus tomorrow, and the rest of this final week. The Greens have held their campaign launch in Melbourne today, pledging to push a strong renewable energy led economy. The party says is main objectives include protecting the environment, a parliamentary vote for same-sex marriage, and closing offshore asylum seeker processing centres. Richard Di Natale said that the Greens offer a viable alternative to the traditional political parties.It is the Australian Greens who have been leading and shaping the national debate. Increasingly winning support for our courage, for our vision, for our willingness to stand up to those vested interests. Our vote is growing because people understand that innocent people fleeing torture and persecution coming here, seeking protection, can make a contribution to the nation and that we can meet those challenges through a little more compassion, creativity, and cooperation. (APPLAUSE) Our vote is growing, it's growing because people want their precious places to be protected. For their kids, and for their grandkids. It's growing because people want their kids to have a first go in the housing market. It's growing because they don't want to see poverty entrenched in our society. They want people to have access to education, to health, to soish services. They know these are the foundation of a decent society, and they know for Australia to achieve its potential, we must achieve all of these things. So let me finish: Let me finish by saying I'm so proud to be standing with you, leading a party that has the courage and the vision, so sadly lacking in Australia today, that has the courage and vision to stand with people right across the country, on those things that matter. Thanks very much, everybody. (CHEERING) During the Coalition's foreign election campaign launch, several hundred people staged a climate change protest in the Prime Minister's Sydney electorate. Among them, the former Liberal leader, John Hewson, he took aim at the party, saying that not enough is being done on climate change. He said he was devastated when the Abbott government made a deliberate attempt to wipe out the renewable energy sector.I think that climate change should be the dominant issue of this campaign, should've been for quite some time. If we are going to move away from fossil fuels and coal-fired power stations, we got a long way to go. Solar, we are abundant in it, we have the technologies in which to exploit those natural assets. We can organise the finance, I just never understood why we would, in a world where we dress operately need jobs and growth, we wouldn't look at the most shovel ready industry, which is renewable energy. Anti-immigration protesters and their rivals clashed in Melbourne. Officers in riot gear why deployed to the CBD, as more than 100 people were outside Parliament. They left their designated areas. The State Government announced new police powers and higher penalties to deal with protesters covering their faces with masks.

Germ Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union doesn't need to be nasty to Britain or force it to leave quickly as the prepares to exit the EU. The Brexit vote has caused an up heaval in Britain's political ranks. The Tories are looking for a new Prime Minister, while Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing a vote of no confidence in his leadership. Our European correspondent reports from London. Can there still can't quite belief it, young voters who overwhelmingly wanted the UK to remain in the EU, protesting at Westminster, sharing their dismay.I felt really upset. I didn't want to go to work, to be quite honest. Now I feel a bit angry about it. It's almost like a grieving process. I feel that people don't know what they are voting for. They voted based on lies.As far as Europe can concerned, it's time to move on.It shouldn't take ages. That is important. But I will not fight now for a short time frame. We were sad the vote went that way, but it's no reason to be any way nasty during the negotiations.That is not the already
view of European foreign ministers, already looking at the clock. We are hereIng in agreement this process should begin as soon as possible and not be left in limbo, so we can concentrate on the future of Europe and working on that.I hope that we won't get into a cat and mouse game here. That absolutely wouldn't suit Great Britain, and above all, it wouldn't suit the European Union. Exasperation already coming frommure. Here in the UK, there's still confusion and very little information, anded that bound to add to the things in a country spirit down the middle. The man to pushed for this result is under pressure to help explain what comes next. Boris Johnson is the front-runner to replace the Prime Minister, and handle what are bound to be difficult Brexit negotiations. David Cameron still appeared shellshocked, carrying on his duties. A day after his resignation. He's not the only one quitting over this vote. The UK's most senior diplomat in Brussels wanted to remain, but now he's out. I think that people need to see that things flow from those decisions and I felt in this case, it was right that I should stand carry
down, and I don't think I should carry on as though nothing has happened.He is unlikely to be the last to go. The fallout from this starkling result a long way from over. Some Europeans living in the UK say they are feeling confused, hurt and angry about the impebding Brexit. They are worried about being sent home, and don't feel welcome in England anymore.

In London, Poles are packing into clubs and pubs, to support their team in the European soccer finals. Some 800,000 live in Britain, most moved here under European Union laws, and a Brexit has many fearing for their futures. We are all afraid. All my friends, the Polish kumentty here, not very happy. Prk prk Polish is the most spoken foreign language in the UK, and some worry they could be kicked out.I'm disappointed. I thoughts that people from the UK will decide to stay. But unfortunately, they didn't.Others fear it will be they beginning of the end for the EU, and damage ties between who countries who fought together to defeat Nazi Germany. It was Winston Churchill who said that Britain will never forget the Poles. But some in this room see a Brexit as a bit of a betrayal. She was devastated by the result and tone of the referendum campaign.I have lived here for 14 years now. It is my home. I suddenly feel unwelcome. Of course, in life, sport almost always trumps politics. And a nail biting penalty shootout triumph over Switzerland cheered this crowds up.I'm just thinking about Poland winning.But many Poles are asking themselves what should they do now? More than a dozen people have been killed in a brazen attack on a hotel in the Somali capital. Al-Shabaab gunmen stormed the hotel, shooting at guests and taking hostages, after setting off a car bomb at the hotel gate. Armed troops moved in, forcing a gun battle. Guests escaped with their hands up, and there were -- and the wounded were rushed to hospital. More than 20 people were killed in West Virginia as the US state faces their worst flooding in more than a century. More than 25cm of rain fell in parts of the state, flooding the rivers and industrying more than 100 homes. Hundreds of people had to be rescued, and 66,000 homes are without power. Shelters are opened to take in people affected by the floods, and a state of emergency has been declared. Let's get the sport now.

The day after the Wallabies logs their third and final test against England, and critics are already starting to write them off ahead of the upcoming Bledisloe Cup. 84 points were scored in last night's match. Dan Cole was the unlikely man to get the first try of the game. Dane Haylett-Petty scored his first try for the Wallabies, and the Australians held a slender lead at half-time. But again, the boot of English centre Owen Farrell proved the difference, in the 44-40 point win.Last rites for the Wallabies... And Farrell has put them clear. And we can confirm it's 3-0. The first time Australia has lost a series 3-0 on home territory, since 1971.It doesn't get any easier for the Wallabies. They next play New Zealand. The All Blacks winning in a clean sweep in their series against Wales. Eddie Jones says there are places the Aussies need to improve.There were weaknesses in the Australian side we identified. We could get them in various areas and we were able to do that in some extent. The possibility of us winning 3-0 was very strong.Can you tell us what the weaknesses are?No. They are a well coached side. They'll work it out for themselves. The raiders have just defeat the Titans. They Titans traded high flying tries at the start of the game with their guests, but the Raiders eventually scooted away with the win.

In the last game, Melbourne Storm is taking on Wests Tigers.Today's AFL action is under way, with Hawthorn taking on the Gold Coast Suns in Launceston. A short time ago, the Suns were just ahead by 4 points. Last night, a close one when St Kilda beat premiership favourites Geelong by 3. The Saints ambushed their more fancied opponents early, but it was that young Saints side who sealed the game, winning in a nail biter. , and there's the siren! A magical moment for St Kilda! One of the great upsets of 2016. They have beaten the top of the table Cats. Brownlow favourite Patrick Dangerfield has a nervous wait to see 23 he'll face punishment for a knee to a head. Wales is through to the quarterfinals of the Euro 2016, with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland. Both teams struggled to find the back of the net, with Gareth Bale having the best chance to break the deadlock. In the end, an own goal that proved to make the difference.Looking for Robson-Kanu in the middle. He wasn't needed! McAuley stuck out a led. Wales have the lead.Meanwhile, Portugal joins them, with an extra time goal against Croatia to win 1-0.The substitute, he's broken the deadlock. With a matter of minutes to go.Poland was the other winner, beating Switzerland in a penalty shootout. Nick Kyrgios says his preparations is as good as it can be, heading into Wimbledon. He has made the quarterfinals at the tournament before, and again has his eyes on the second week. First up, a tough test against Radek Stepanek.Yeah, I mean, if I get through that, Dustin Brown in that section as well, for me, they are just fun matches. And I'm not looking too far ahead. I know the Kyrgios-Murray, fourth round, pretty exciting. But some tough matches ahead.Kyrgios is seeded for the tournament. -- seeded 15th for the tournament.

Let's take a look at the satellite. A high is bringing settled and cold conditions across the south-east corner of the country. A cold front and trough are triggering showers in central Australia and southern and western parts of South Australia, delivering blustery showers. Lookingard the country for tomorrow, showers are expected in the south and central parts of the state, with the heaviest falls look the coast. New South Wales will have showers along the coast, heaviest in the north. Patchy showers in the north-west, dry in the south-west. Victoria is expecting showers throughout, heaviest in the central parts. Drier in the far north. heaviest in the central parts.
Drier in the far north. For Tasmania, gusty showers along the west coast. For Western Australia, the chance of light showers in the south-west, mostly dry and sunny elsewhere. Showers in the Top End, with the possibility of heavy falls but mostly dry and sunny elsewhere. Looking ahead:

Thousands of people turned out in Darwin, the see a number of the world's best bull riders on some of the toughest animals in the business. It saw more than a few bruises and a few wins.Without much more than a prayer to protect them... much more than a prayer to protect
them... 30 cowboys from five countries tried their best to land 8 seconds on these monsters. Come on!It didn't all go to plan, and some riders were left a little worse for wear. Darwin rider Greg Deveroux wouldn't repeat his his
heroics from last year in front of his home crowd. But they didn't seem to mind.They are very good at riding bulls. And they are very awesome too. They are really cool and I think that one day, that will be me, some day.Cool to watch them get bucked around. Like rag dolls. Would you ever do it yourself?I don't know about that.Even the professionals were struggling It's not just about the cowboys. Some of these bulls have never allowed to rider to stay on the full 8 seconds, even after 50 or more attempts. They makes them in most feared animals in professional bull riding. It came down to a New Zealand cowboy to finally tame goch goch. A Territory-born bull, never been ridden to time. A record the bull maintains.It's a step up from your average bull. They are just fast. We need to get quicker. Another unbeaten bull, Drop Zone, started bucking in the chutes. They got a good score on a reride. A wild night out with some of the best in the business for both man and beast. That's the news for now.


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Hello. I'm James Valentine. This is The Mix -
arts, show business and culture. This is the Art Gallery
of New South Wales. You've got in there no less than
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. You've also got a whole bunch of
would-be Fridas and Diegos dropping off
their Archibald entries here. It is all go.
We're gonna wander round here. Here's what else we're gonna do.

Cabaret gets a make-over. Cabaret is whatever
we bloody well say it is! And the art of
modern documentary-making. Documentaries used to be
the spinach of filmmaking, and I don't think they are anymore. The spinach!

Since her death in 1954, Frida Kahlo's inspired
a kind of worship and fandom we usually associate with
rock stars or movie stars. Her image has been on everything
from postcards to oven mitts. Lisa Skerrett takes a look at
the phenomenon of Frida-mania. (SINGS) # Ya te chupaste a mi hijo # Ahora si maldita bruja... # More tequila! LISA SKERRETT: She's been
the subject of films, books and inspirational Facebook quotes. She's been a muse
on the catwalk, graced the cover of Vogue, and even Beyonce's
dressed like Frida Kahlo. You can find her on socks, on badges, on nails, postage stamps, phone covers, mouse pads. She's even on skin. So, how can one woman's face
have so much currency? Well, it's a thing
called Frida-mania, and it's here. Well, it happens all over the world. We've seen it happen,
um, in a lot of the venues we've taken this exhibition to. People are thirsty
for good female leaders. I think it's great, because it
makes us her work. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who became world-famous in the 1930s. She often painted herself in works that mixed surrealist themes
with Mexican folk art. But why do we love her so much? These Frida pillows
are very...popular. This is Cathy. Her shop stocks
a lot of Frida merch. I think at the moment, I've only got
one pair of Frida earrings. Frida magnets. Oh, the little bag... Everything is popular, but I sell out of these little
double-sided purse mirrors that are hand-painted. These cushions are really popular.
She's a money-spinner. She is. What sort of women
are buying these things? Well, I'd say all ages, from young girls of 16 to women of...60s. I reckon they love her
for her colour, her originality and joy.

It's amazing Frida's art
IS so joyful. At age six, she contracted polio and at 18, she had
a terrible bus accident that broke her spine. She was left unable to have children and even after 35 operations, spent much of her life in pain. This suffering is a constant theme
in her work.

This is Cheralyn. She's an artist and author and organises art tours. Normally, 20 or 30 people turn up, but when she made a Facebook event
for the upcoming Frida exhibition, 14,000 people responded. Has this mostly been
friends inviting their friends? How have people found out about it?
That's exactly what's happened. I didn't share this anywhere. People just saw it and I think if
they saw anything with Frida Kahlo, they've jumped on it. They've heard sort of
in the background that this exhibition is coming and, so, they're really enthusiastic
and they don't want to miss out. I think they all like that energy of all coming together. It's a Frida tribe.
It is a Frida tribe! (LAUGHS) Yeah! But I'm glad that
I sort of coordinated something because I love her so much and she's such a huge influence
on my own work and my own life. I've found a great tenacity
in her story. Physically, she was a broken,
shattered woman and she kept going, you know? And it is a bit of a cliche, but I always do think,
"What would Frida do? "What would Frida Kahlo do?" And I just think,
she'd just be, like, "Stuff it. "I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna paint
this way. I'm gonna create this way. "I'm gonna say it this way
and do it this way."

Frida Kahlo was proud of
her Mexican heritage. She was a celebrity who never missed
an opportunity to be photographed. She flaunted her monobrow
and moustache and wore traditional Mexican dress.

And here, dressed as Frida,
is Bridie. Bridie's an artist
and a high-school art teacher.

I had a poster in my classroom
for a number of years and my students would often
come in and say, "Who's that funny woman
with the monobrow?" And "Why is she on the wall
all the time?" She's kind of like the Mexican
Mona Lisa, you know? Her eyes would follow you
all around the room. Well, teaching Frida, um,
it's always really interesting because I've taught her
to various age groups. I often, you know,
will, uh, look at her as a study of identity. You've done her monobrow?
Yeah, that looks great. We look at, you know,
what she puts across in terms of her identity
and her art-making, so that the kids kind of
understand maybe, "Well, how do I put across
MY identity?" There's some artists that
they just really take to and Frida's one of them. In 1929, Frida married Diego Rivera. He was, she said,
"the worst accident of her life." Diego was a brilliant painter, ugly and sexually voracious. They had a lifelong love affair filled with infidelity and artistic triumph. Diego was by her side when she died at age 47. He said it was the most tragic day
of his life.

Frida Kahlo has...has always been
one of my heroes. This is Meiwah. A few years ago, she created a performance called Las Dos Fridas. So, I wanted to bring her paintings
to life and in the medium that I know how, so within circus
and physical theatre. I drew from different aspects
of her life and symbology from her paintings. I used a mobile steel pole, which symbolised the pole that
impaled her in her tram accident. I did acrobatic flips,
over again, to exhaustion, um, to convey, like, a broken body that was full of pain,
but also passion and determination. Sometimes, I had women in tears
at the end of the show and they wanted to stay back
and talk to me. I think women today
are looking for heroes and for other women artists
to inspire them. And I think Frida Kahlo
is definitely one of those women.

Right now, you've got an opportunity to see the works
that have inspired the worship. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
from the Gelman Collection is in Australia right now. The Gelmans were friends and patrons
of Frida and Diego's, so this is a wonderfully intimate
and personal collection.

Bob, what is this collection?
How did it come about? This is a very personal collection, and let us not forget
that people lived with this. It was mostly put together when Jacques and Natasha,
after they got married...

In this time in Mexico,
during the War, they had a whole influx
of amazing talent in Mexico of singers and writers
and performers and they were all entertained
by the Gelmans, because Jacques was a movie producer
and lived in this circle.

So, what does this exhibition
mean...mean to you? To me, one of the fantastic things
about the Gelman collection is that it's a collection that
lets you put both artists together. And it might not seem like a terribly novel thing to do, but I think it's worth recognising that until relatively recently, there weren't that many
major museum shows that looked at Kahlo
and Rivera together - because, of course, their practices
are so dramatically different. And, on the other hand,
how many married couples painted? Yeah.

Frida Kahlo - '43, 1943. Mm.
What was she doing? What was going on at this point? I consider this, you know,
one of the major Kahlos. It's iconic in many reasons, not only because it combines
Frida's control over Diego, because he is on her mind... Yeah. ..but also because of
the gold background, which is sort of Byzantine icon,
if you think about it. Yeah. So, that's what...
She's made herself iconic. And in so doing,
she has included Diego in it - a gentleman she could never control. (LAUGHS)

Why have we stopped here, Bob?
What do you like about this? Well, I think Diego must have seen
Disney's Fantasia because you have a lot of
dancing cacti. Right.

Did Diego do a lot of landscape,
a lot of this kind of work? Well, yes, there are a lot of
landscapes in his murals. Uh, but he did a lot of portraiture
as well. They lived a very expensive
existence, Diego and Frida, and he had to support himself, so there are a lot of
celebrity portraits, portraits of very wealthy people
in Mexico. So, this is almost like indulgence? It's almost like, "Oh! I'm just
gonna paint something I want." Yeah. And you have a lot of, uh... Well, it's so phallic and...
I mean, just look at it! That is a very female cactus,
that one. Yeah. But the others are
very prickly, wouldn't you say? (LAUGHS)

What do you make of Frida's position
now in the world? Like... Well, it just keeps on growing because people relate to
the paintings technically, if they're
beautifully painted, and then you have the whole
what I call the 'Van Gogh's ear'... You know, her tragic life, her problems with her husband, and surviving and going beyond that and becoming a culture icon.

Over the last few weeks,
Adelaide has been home to the world's leading cabaret festival. All sorts of acts from all over
the world have taken to the stage. But as Eloise Fuss found out, there's a lot more to it than just
feathers and nipple tassels.

Cabaret is whatever
we bloody well say it is!

# Well, this feels wrong
to artistic directors # When I signed on, no-one said
I would share this Really? # Well, you look like a statue
that's been crapped on by birds... # Look, cabaret is what I would call
one of the low arts, which is like stand-up comedy, where it's like you don't need a lot
of bells and whistles to do it. You need a room and you need
a performer and you need ideas, and it's a medium that's intimate. BOTH: (SING) But it's kind of
awesome that we met... # ELOISE: Our chance to laugh,
cry, swoon and dream has come around again, with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. And with seasoned cabaret stars
Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor at its helm, this year's program
was full of possibilities. # We're a great pair # Like Trump and his hair # Like rhyming in Orange Dead...bodies in the Torrens?
Very good. McGREGOR: It's a really immediate
art form, and really accessible
because of that. It doesn't, in any way,
feel elitist. I think you could walk in...
anyone could walk into, you know, most cabaret shows
and, uh...and connect with it.

This year's diverse acts range from long-time political
satirists The Wharf Revue...


..through to the world's
biggest burlesque star, American act Dita Von Teese.

McGREGOR: She's bringing, like,
14 massive cases of costumes. She's got a giant martini glass and a shoe made out of
Swarovski crystals. It's insane. There are gonna be
some difficult conversations in homes in Adelaide after the show, I think. (LAUGHS) Exciting conversations,
I think, Eddie.

But reaching into the heart
of cabaret was Robyn Archer. # I've just gone
and butchered me grandma... # This acclaimed singer, writer
and director has championed classic
European cabaret for decades.

And here, Robyn Archer
has showcased songs from the period when traditional
cabaret really came alive, in 1920s Germany, between the two great world wars. # Lots of banknotes
laid out flat... # ARCHER: They used cabaret... They could no longer use
the main stage's theatre. They couldn't use opera. It became the underground vehicle whereby, for a while,
they could still get away with really hard
social and political commentaries. (SINGS) # The woman still
delivers milk each day... # My version...even though the show
we're doing at the moment, Dancing on the Volcano, has a lot of
the playful songs in it, my version of cabaret
has always been one in which the politics... ..the ability for artists
to commentate politically has been incredibly important. (ENERGETIC ROCK MUSIC PLAYS) But while some acts explore
the art form's history, others catapulted cabaret
into the future. (ROCK MUSIC CONTINUES)

Finucane & Smith
has become globally renowned for their seductive and revolutionary
variety shows, where all sorts of art forms collide. WOMAN: I think our work
is revolutionary but I don't think it's shocking. And the reason I don't think
it's shocking is because we don't try to shock. For me, if you set out to shock someone, you assume that you know
more than them, you assume you've had
a more sophisticated life, that perhaps you have access to
more sophisticated things and that they're sitting there,
going... (GASPS) .."Oh, my God! That's so shocking!" I have no idea what my audience
has been through. So, what I bring to them
is what I call a provocation. So, that comes from
the Italian word 'provocare', which means to invite,
to stimulate, to excite. So, my work is very provocative,
but it's not shocking, and that's why people like it. I think, for me,
that's the future of cabaret. It's got to be political. It's got to be human. It's got to be intimate. It's got to be direct. And it's got to be transcendent
in some way. You've got to leave going...
(BREATHES DEEPLY) It's just one of those shows where,
visually, it's so attractive, it's so seductive,
it's so cleverly put together, with so many different elements, it's like someone just kind of
gently screws the lid off your brain and takes your brain and just... it a little squish. You like that? And then kind of lets you go.
I love that. I really...I think it's really
going to mess with people. BOTH: (SING) # And you can o...nly # Work...with # Whaaaat youuuuu # Get Yeah. # You can only work
with what you get. #


Right now,
we're about to go to the pub and we're going to meet
a couple of great filmmakers who've made wonderful documentaries, so I thought we'd take a look
on the Top Five this week at the top five most successful
and enduring Australian docos of all time.

Way back in 1917, photographer Frank Hurley
accompanied Ernest Shackleton on his doomed trip to Antarctica. Extreme suffering
and courage resulted, as did this stunning silent film
called South.

I was about 5"2', fat, ugly -
very nice. Smokes and Lollies is the first
of Gillian Armstrong's Seven Up! style series that follows
the lives of three teenage girls. GIRL: Well, I used to want to be
a hairdresser or an air hostess but they're sort of like
a fantasy, really. # It was the morning... # Alby Falzon and David Elfick's
Morning of the Earth is THE iconic Australian surf film. It's also a snapshot of a very '70s
brand of eco-spiritualism and it spawned the first
Australian film soundtrack to achieve gold status. MAN: Our basic problem here is all indubitably
down to your administration. Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly's
masterful 1996 film, Rats in the Ranks, somehow manages to find Shakespearean
levels of duplicity and ambition in local council politics. Why was the chairs
and tables always on the side?

Possibly the most watched Oz doc
of all time is Mark Lewis's
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History.

Shot in 1988, it screened in schools
all over Australia, played to huge overseas audiences and is best summed up
by famed US critic Roger Ebert - "An assault of sex-mad giant toads
munching their way across Australia." Its grip is very, very strong
and firm.

Alright, time to have the Pub Chat. I'm a little nervous because
we're doing documentaries and I feel this should be
a very authentic moment. I'm just worried
that it's a bit fake. Performance is great. Are you alright, Jen Peedom?
Yeah, I'm good. Jen Peedom, maker of Sherpa
and many other fine documentaries, usually set at high altitude. Michaela, you like to be
more at sea level, I understand. That's right. Michaela Perske, you've just been in
the Sydney Film Festival. What was it? We had our feature documentary,
Destination Arnold, in there which got a special mention
at the jury prize, which is great.

MAN: Want to turn to your right.

So body building,
mountaineering with Sherpa - I'm getting it. MAN: In the single worst tragedy
ever on Mount Everest. WOMAN: Trying to make the way safe
for international climbers. Tonight, at least 12 people
have been killed, all guides known as Sherpas. Yours is a fascinating example
of the story you wanted to tell that's not what you ended up with... Well, you would say that
but it's actually... I would.
You would say that. But you couldn't have known
that there'd be the disaster. You couldn't have known... I couldn't have known
that there was a disaster but what I knew
was that there was conflict, there was going to be conflict,
because this tension... And through Facebook
I really knew this, because the Sherpas
were really huge adopters of that and I was observing online that they were absolutely at a peak
where...they had the shits. MAN: Sherpas see how much credit
Westerners are getting for a climb on Everest and they know that they've done
most of the grunt work.

What we set out to do
was to explore that tension, that growing tension
between that relationship. You know, there were many
deaths on Everest this year and it proved that there is... ..stuff goes down
absolutely every single year and Sherpa lives are put at risk
every single year so if it hadn't have been
that thing, there would have been
other smaller things. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Did you know what was happening
in Destination Arnold or was it... Well, we did. "I like these characters.
I want to see what happens"? Well, we kind of did.
I mean, we sort of came into it and the girls had been prepping
for a competition that they had to do, like their first
body building competition in order to get them
to the Arnolds. My body-to-be, that's what I want. (WHISPERS) Just got to lose this. On paper it was like, "This is going to happen
then this is going to happen," and of course that didn't happen, and the film was meant to take us
six months and it ended up taking us two years. You've earned the right
to get on stage with the best athletes in Australia.

I mean, in one sense
I think it would be a great time to be making documentaries. The technology is very accessible, you can be putting cameras
everywhere. Is it easier or harder now?

I think it is a really exciting time
to be making documentaries. You know, documentaries used to be
the spinach of filmmaking and I don't think they are anymore. The spinach... (LAUGHS) I think the fact that, you know,
they are showing on the big screen, Sherpa is still in cinemas
10 weeks in, and I think there is an appetite
for them and they are becoming... ..they're becoming
more like movies in many ways. I mean,
when we decided to make Sherpa, we very much...very clearly set out
to make a movie. So the audience has changed,
Michaela? I think the audience
has changed a lot and I think, you know,
Michael Moore actually has quite a lot
to thank for that, to be honest. Hi. I'm Michael Moore. In my home town of Flint, Michigan, General Motors closed the factories
and put 30,000 people out of work. To raise their spirits,
I made this movie. His first film, Roger and Me, it broke down the mould of the way
people think about documentaries as this really boring thing
of some guy sitting there and then it's going to have archive. And I think that audiences
really want to engage in those real-life kind of stories. Is there a purist approach
to documentary that suggests the Michael Moore thing
is a problem? It brought an element of showbiz,
an expectation of entertainment into documentary making? I think when that first started
happening, there was resistance, but I think
that has really shifted now. There is a real sense that those
things and those techniques are acceptable now. It's just people are starting to
play with the form and playing with the form
is becoming expected rather than, you know,
the unexpected, I guess. Yeah, and I think also just the way that people engage with technology
now, it's completely different. You know, you can find things
on, you know, social media and you can find things here
and you can find things there, so I think
one of the biggest challenges for documentary filmmakers is to constantly kind of be
pushing the boundaries of how you tell a story or how you engage an audience
in a really interesting way. I mean, a film like Catfish, I
think, is an interesting example.

WOMAN: Hello?
Hey, Megan. Hi, how are you? Your voice is not at all
what I expected.

They're making entertainment and there's two kinds
of entertainment really. There is the one
where you can escape and there's the other kind
that engages. Right. But all of it should entertain
in some way, shape or form. I did have a radio mentor
at one point who said, "Just because it's worthy doesn't
mean it's allowed to be boring." It's a joke that we actually have
in our office and in the edit suites and stuff
whenever we're making a film - don't ever use the word 'important'. You know, as soon as you kind soon as you say, "This is a really important film," you're kind of putting this
weight on the film straightaway and I'm sure, like,
most documentary films are important but I think it's about... I think it's about kind of going
beyond that in some way and you want to be entertained
and engaged and informed. Let's finish off
with your touchstone documentary. When you're in the thick of it,
you think, "Wow, this could be as good as..." I just adore anything
by Errol Morris. And Werner Herzog,
I completely love Grizzly Man. I think
that's an extraordinary film. Michaela. My two picks would probably
be Kansas, which is a film... It was one of the first
kind of observational kind of frontline films about a
big strike that happened in Kansas. And the other one
would have to be... It's the all-time classic
is Grey Gardens. Well, thanks. I think it's been
a really important Pub Chat and we've really touched on
some issues and we're now going to do a lot
of slow-motion walking shots just to pad it out for a feature. Excellent.
Thank you.

Well, as I mentioned, there's rooms
full of would-be Frida and Diegos here at the Art Gallery
of New South Wales. These are some of the potential
entries in this year's Archibald Prize. Let's leave here and
head up to the Northern Territory to the small Indigenous community
of Barunga. Each year, they hold
an annual three-day festival of music, art and sport. ABC's Felicity James
was there to take a look. (MEN SING IN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE)

REPORTER: Down a dusty track
about four hours from Darwin, I arrive at the tiny community
of Barunga, armed with sunblock
and a festival program.

Music is central
to the Barunga experience but this is not a musical festival.

(CHEERING) It's a fusion of arts, culture,
sports and music, a chance for the community
to open its gates to visitors.

I had a chat to Margaret Katherine about teaching ancient cultural
activities like basket-weaving to new people. Pandanus grow by the river and our great-great-grandmother, it's just a foot walk, no shoes - she has to carry it back
and sew at night. That's all we had. For the babies, to carry this,
for the food that we lay, this, and I think... (TEARFULLY) ..well,
I think it brings back the memory and sometimes when we are here,
all the ladies, and we sing to our ancestor, and we're sharing it to every colour
when they come to see. If we weren't sharing our culture
to the outside world, they would not know us. # I'm not suicidal
just idling insignificantly # I come up here... # This has been Courtney Barnett's
first Barunga experience. Sometimes I feel like I've explored
more of the rest of the world than my own country so it's's nice to,
you know, be given the chance. Was there a band that
sort of sticks in your mind? Some of the local bands
played last night. B2M was so cool, so fun, and, I mean, we got to watch a bit
of Wildflower, which was amazing. They just did a couple
a little teaser set which was fun. And a bit of Gurrumul. (SINGS IN YOLNGU LANGUAGE) Eleanor Dixon, a musician from the tiny Northern
Territory community of Marlinja, let me interrupt her lunch.

For Eleanor, Barunga's a chance
to perform in front of family and visitors
from other remote communities. Music for me is family,
it's country, it's language, it's everything
that I am as a person and it's been with me
since I was little. (SINGS IN MUDBURRA LANGUAGE) But being an aspiring female
musician from a very remote place can have its challenges. It's scary going, especially if girls haven't actually
been out of the community, you know, and it's the first time,
it is scary. (CHEERING) Some regular Barunga acts
draw the crowd every year, including Tiwi Islands band B2M. So who are you guys here to see?
Um, B2M. How about you? I like to see the B2M too. (SINGS IN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE) Come on!

Another much-anticipated act
was Arnhem Land group Wildflower.

The women are back from a break
of several years and for the younger female members
of the audience, they stole the show.

WOMAN: I'm so excited right now. Why are you excited?
For my band and also I'm so excited now, like,
when my family to be here with me.

And finally on The Mix, I'd like to show you what happens when the work of the 15th-century
Dutch painter is reimagined
as an annual aquatic parade.

This is the work
of Hieronymus Bosch. His medieval visions of hell are still pretty much unsurpassed
in the hallucinogenic horror stakes.

This is the Bosch Parade,
or Den Bosch, as it's known locally. It's an annual event
that celebrates Bosch's work and it took place just last weekend
in the town of 's-Hertogenbosch. It's elegant, it's artistic,
but maybe it's a tad Bosch-lite. Something tells me the man himself
would be a little disappointed that there is no...disembowelling,
for example.

About all we've got time for. We've been wandering around
the Art Gallery of New South Wales. It's been here forever
and likely to remain so. Don't forget,
if you want to know more you can follow us on social media,
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on the ABC arts channel on iView. I'm James Valentine.
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