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form y separately published work icon The Family Law series - publisher   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Family Law Benjamin Law , 2010 selected work autobiography prose
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Family Law
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'Welcome to The Family Law. The story of a sprawling Chinese-Australian family who are unlike any you've ever met, and yet also disturbingly familiar. Based on the hit memoir, The Family Law is a black comedy series set on Queensland's Sunshine Coast over one hot summer. Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law strives for television soap mega-stardom whilst trying to stop his parents from splitting up, usually with disastrous results.' (Production summary)

For full list of episodes and authors, see Film Details.

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form y separately published work icon The Family Kerr Benjamin Law , Kirsty Fisher , Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2017 13392918 2017 single work film/TV Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2017
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form y separately published work icon Number One Gay Son Benjamin Law , Kirsty Fisher , Australia : Matchbox Pictures SBS , 2019 16969142 2019 single work film/TV Australia : Matchbox Pictures SBS , 2019

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Asian Australian Identities: Embodiments and Inhabitations Mridula Nath Chakraborty , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Intercultural Studies , vol. 41 no. 6 2020; (p. 667-676)

'Theories of embodiment recognise the critical politics of emplacement associated with the body, as well as its situatednesses in, and as, sites of performance. What happens when such locations shift due to crossings in terms of bloodlines, caste, class, family, gender, nation, race, region, religion, ability and sexuality, among others? How do embodiments that cross perimetres of categories inhabit their place and being, both in the Bourdieusian sense of habitus as well as that of phenomenologists like Merleau-Ponty? Following from these questions, we examine and explore the ways in which Asian Australian land/mind/body scapes and embodiments are made meaningful in changing contexts of communities and crossings, how habitations over space, time and history challenge our ideas of being and body. The theme of embodiments and inhabitations reflects on past practices that have shaped, and continue to shape, the lives of Asian Australians, and to interrogate these practices while also moving beyond them to generate new knowledge. Our analyses push the boundaries of notions of home, rootedness, belonging and place, and past and present: we re-invent, instead of simply responding to the limited ways in which Asian Australians have been hitherto conceptualised and their experiences understood in dominant discourses.' (Publication abstract)

Beer With Bella : Benjamin Law Isabella Kwai (interviewer), 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: The New York Times , 31 October 2019;
Set Visit: The Family Law James Mac , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 9 March 2018;
We're Not Living in a Multiracial Television Utopia yet. Here's What Still Has to Change Monica Tan , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 May 2016;
'Waleed Aly winning the Gold Logie was a win for racial diversity on television, but the true measure of change is banality, not superstar exceptions.'
Ask and Ye Shall Receive - 'Family Law' Ep 2 Simon Chan , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal 2006-;

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , Lawrence Leung , 2016 series - publisher film/TV

'Missed out on your fix of family friendly television madness? SBS on demand has you hooked up for watching, and guest me-viewer, Simon Chan has you hooked up for the very personal experience of sitting down to experience The Family Law.

We asked Simon for a “me-view”, i.e. what does a creative, smart, Asian Australian see when they connect with art/culture that is (at last, some might say) directly connecting with them as an audience' (preliminary blurb).

Extra Duty Justin Burke , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 January 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , Lawrence Leung , 2016 series - publisher film/TV
A Sweet and Sour Life Andrew Taylor , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2016; (p. 10)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , Lawrence Leung , 2016 series - publisher film/TV
Family Sees Funny Side of Its Foibles Annabel Ross , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 January 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , Lawrence Leung , 2016 series - publisher film/TV
The Outsider Comedy with the inside Running Michael Idato , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16-17 January 2016; (p. 40)

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , Lawrence Leung , 2016 series - publisher film/TV
The Family Law Review : A Loving and Gently Funny Australian Family Drama Nicole Lee , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 15 January 2016;

— Review of The Family Law Benjamin Law , Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , Lawrence Leung , 2016 series - publisher film/TV
'The Family Law may be the latest show to bring Asian Australians to the small screen, but it’s relatable for anyone who’s grown up in Australia.'
SBS to Premiere Family Law on Facebook Ahead of Its TV Broadcast Michael Bodey , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 January 2016; (p. 17)
Long Arm of Law Gets a Grip On TV Matt Gilbertson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 3 January 2016; (p. 79)
Will Australia Embrace Benjamin Law as Television's New Everyman? Monica Tan , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 January 2016;
Set to Lay Down the Family Law Shannon Molloy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 10 January 2016; (p. 12)
Wogs Laughing - All the Way to the Bank Jordan Baker , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 31 January 2016; (p. 28)
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