Brisbane Residents Being Told To ‘Dob’ In Aussie TV Show
Brisbane residents are being told to ‘dob’ in the crew of a controversial Aussie reality show in an attempt to stop filming.
Producers of SBS’ Struggle Street plan to film the next series in Inala, but Brisbane City Council is doing their best to stop locals from being targeted.
The first series of the show, filmed residents of Sydney’s Mt Druitt and was met with much ire when the show went to air.
The three-part doco, which showed one of its pregnant stars smoking a bong [watch below], was described as “poverty porn”.
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Locals were so outraged by the series they protested outside SBS’ headquarters with a convoy of garbage trucks led by Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali.
Council has denied the show’s producers a permit to film on council property and are determined to ensure it’s enforced.
Talking to Quest, a spokesman said any reports of the show using council land would be immediately investigated.
“Enforcement activity, as in any case of unapproved activity on council land, can include warning notices and fines,” he said.
Photo: The Ashley family starred in the first series
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who represents the electorate of Inala, has previously called the show an insult to the “good, decent, hard-working people” who live there.
"They don't want someone to come in here take the mickey out of them and talk down the suburb when we have spent decades building the suburb and the capacity up,” she told the ABC.
"Struggle Street is not happening. It is not happening here, it is not happening in Queensland."
The SBS has continued to defend the show and says it won’t be about a specific area.
They say the series aims to “help audiences to engage with the broader issues”.
Struggle Street is due to air later this year.