Hosted by Guy Pearce, Advancing Australia uncovers 36 inspirational stories of ordinary Australians who are doing extraordinary things with cutting-edge ideas and passions for change, proving that we can all do better, together.
This 12-part series puts major national issues under the spotlight, with each episode telling the story of innovators who are generating change and inspiring others to do the same. From Bondi to Broome and Phillip Island to Melville Island, we meet and showcase the brilliance of modern-day Australian heroes, who have overcome obstacles to drive change.
The impact of climate change is threatening the Australian way of life, while inequality and discrimination mean the great Australian dream remains elusive to many of us. Our beaches and waterways are clogged with the waste of our consumer-obsessed society, and those of us who struggle with mental health or physical challenges still face insurmountable barriers along the path to inclusion and participation.
But across this big, brown land of ours, ordinary Australians from all corners of society and all walks of life are tackling these big issues, one clever idea at a time.