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Family Rules finale reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald

What's on TV: Wednesday, December 19 Family Rules (Final) NITV, 8.30pm One of the showers is broken, there's a dispute over make-up and no one knows what's for dinner. But none of this daunts Daniella, who remains preternaturally calm, loving and controlled, most of the time. The mother of nine... Read More

Family Rules continues to shine in the Sydney Morning Herald

What's on TV: Wednesday, December 5 Family Rules NITV, 8.30pm "In Year Nine I was, like, Mum, can you go and work somewhere else? But now I like having her around." Which sums up the attitude of the Rule girls to having their mother work at their high school. Danielle... Read More

Get to know the Rule sisters

Meet the Rule sisters: a crazy Aboriginal family set to take over your TV The Rule household in WA has one mother, nine daughters and whole lot of chaos. So who are the women on NITV's fly-on-the-wall docu-series? You may have met them in Season One and this year, they're... Read More

Family Rules is a TV pick of the day in the Sydney Morning Herald

TV Picks: Wednesday, November 14 FAMILY RULES Series return ★★★ 8.30pm, NITV The large, all-female Rule family return to show us more of their everyday ups and downs in suburban Perth. There is a real sense that nothing is manufactured here, and that can mean a lack of fizz. Still,... Read More

Family Rules is the critics choice

Critics' Choice: Child Genius, Family Rules, A Million Little Things, Orangutan Jungle School FAMILY RULES Series return *** three stars Wednesday 8.30pm, NITV. It's the incidental philosophy springing mainly from Indigenous widowed mother-of-nine-daughters, Daniella Rule, that spares this observational documentary from being quite as banal Keeping Up with Kardashians, the... Read More

Campaign Brief features Family Rules

Season 2 of series 'Family Rules' by WA-based Metamorflix and Sandbox coming up on NITV Sandbox has undertaken sound and vision post-production for the second season Family Rules, coming to NITV this month. The six-episode, half-hour series of Family Rules - about the larger than life Rule family from Perth... Read More

Family Rules supermum, Daniella talks to the Echo Newspaper

Family Rules back this month NOONGAR woman Daniella Borg and eight of her nine daughters appear in the second season of Family Rules, which starts on National Indigenous Television on November 14. Ms Borg, who is the community engagement officer and Aboriginal indigenous education officer at Governor Stirling Senior High... Read More

Family Rules featured in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Green Guide

What's on TV: Wednesday, November 14 Family Rules NITV, 8.30pm Reality television tropes got a welcome shake-up with the first season of this warm observational documentary series about the indigenous matriarch Daniella Rule, a Noongar woman who was raising nine daughters after her husband was senselessly killed in a random... Read More

FilmInk features Season 2 of Family Rules

Keeping up with the Rules: Australia’s favourite sisters are back! Family Rules returns to NITV for a second season. Premiering on Wednesday 14 November at 8.30pm on NITV (Channel 34) The larger than life Rule family is returning to Australian screens! Family Rulesseason two will air weekly on Wednesdays on... Read More

Decider TV features Family Rules

Australia's favourite sisters are back - FAMILY RULES returns for season two The larger than life Rule family is returning to Australian screens! FAMILY RULES season two will air weekly on Wednesdays on NITV from 14th November at 8.30pm, and will be available for catch up on SBS On Demand. The second season... Read More

TV Tonight on Family Rules

Returning: Family Rules NITV observational series Family Rules returns for its second season in November. The series turns the cameras on Perth’s Rule family, headed up by matriarch Daniella Rule, as her mob navigates adolescence, young adult life and parenthood. NITV’s Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said: “NITV has a proud... Read More

TV Tonight features Project Planet

Project Planet Starts on ABC Me July 25th ABC ME host Lawrence Gunatilaka will host Project Planet, the 8 part junior version of War on Waste. Rallying younger viewers to help the environment by making a meaningful contribution to sustainability, this features high schools in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Screening... Read More

Screenwest announces that Family Rules is back!

Australia’s favourite girl gang is back, with NITV’s Family Rules returning for its second season Family Rules will return for a second season in 2018, with filming commencing this October. In season two the lives of mother, Daniella and the younger and middle Rule sisters, Hannah, Jessica, Aleisha, Sharna, Kelly... Read More

Screen Australia support Family Rules Season 2

MIDNIGHT OIL, DAVID GULPILIL AND BOB HAWKE – SCREEN AUSTRALIA INVESTS $4 MILLION ACROSS 15 DOCUMENTARIES Screen Australia today announced $4.15 million in production investment funding for 15 new documentaries through the Documentary Producer and Commissioned programs. The projects include a companion piece to upcoming SBS drama Sunshine; actor Sam... Read More

NITV announces that Family Rules will return for season 2!

Get ready for the squeals and the squabbles as your TV obsession Family Rules returns. The documentary series with a twist, Family Rules is set to return to television screens for its second season with more drama than ever before from the 10 Noongar ladies. This time around we’re invited... Read More

From The Western Frontier Season 3 airs on NITV

FROM THE WESTERN FRONTIER 3 airs on NITV starting Monday, 22 May at 7:30pm The third instalment of the FROM THE WESTERN FRONTIER series examines the legacies of the Stolen Generations policies through the eyes of young Aboriginal women. THE THIRD SPACE, written and directed by Casey Kickett, is the... Read More

Elle Australia talks with Family Rules sister, Shenika Bennell.

Indigenous model Shenika Bennell on love, loss and drawing on the sisterhood After losing her father to violence, Shenika Bennell feared losing the legacy of his Aboriginal Ngadju culture, too. But it was the women left behind that proved the ultimate source of strength. Growing up, the first thing everyone... Read More

Vogue Australia features the Rules!

Family Rules: Inside the best Australian reality show you've never seen Meet the Rule family: single mum Daniella Borg and her nine daughters – stars of the new six-part series Family Rules (available on SBS Demand now) which is the best reality TV you’ve never seen. It is a fly-on-the-wall... Read More

Mamamia takes a look at the premiere of Family Rules!!

The best moments from the premiere of Australia's new favorite show, Family Rules. The first episode of NITV’s Family Rules aired last night, and it has Australia talking for all the right reasons. Dubbed the “Aussie Kardashians” the show features Daniella Borg and her nine daughters facing the dilemmas of family life in... Read More

Family Rules in Content & Technology Magazine

Learn the Rules of the Indigenous Modern Family ‘Family Rules’ premiered Monday the 9th of January, 7.30pm AEDT on NITV (Ch 34 and Foxtel 144).  As Daniella, matriarch of the Rule family, and her daughters face a world full of teenage angst and peer pressure, all whilst trying to find... Read More

Sydney Morning Herald reviews episode 1 of Family Rules!

Family Rules S1 E1 review: 'Indigenous Kardashians' outshine Real Housewives These diamonds in the rough have more sheen and class than all the carats on The Real Housewives of Melbourne's ring fingers put together. Even though they have been dubbed Australia's "Indigenous Kardashians", NITV's reality show on the Rule family has... Read More

Family Rules a TV highlight in the Sydney Morning Herald

TV highlights: Wednesday, January 18 SBS suffered a 2016 annus horribilis, with pundits muttering darkly about the new Viceland channel and its relationship to the hoary old SBS charter (in particular, that troublesome bit about reflecting Australia's multicultural society). So it was just in the nick of time that the six-part... Read More

The Guardian reviews Family Rules

Family Rules: Indigenous family of 10 strong women star in refreshing new reality series A woman marries the love of her life, has nine daughters with him, then finds herself widowed. More than a decade later, this family of 10 women let a camera crew into their lives. On the... Read More

The Eastern Report reviews Family Rules

Suburban spotlight on Perth Noongar family in doco series Family Rules A NEW documentary series coming to the small screen in January will spotlight a fragment of Perth most locals have never seen before. Filmed mostly in Midland, Family Rules follows the lives of a suburban Noongar family, comprising matriarch Daniella Rule... Read More

Family Rules is Fairfax’s pick of the week

In Family Rules, an Indigenous mother rules the roost of nine unruly daughters On the one hand, it's unfortunate we even have to say: "Look! Just like us!" On the other, the reality is that our Indigenous community tends to be invisible unless there's some catastrophe to report. So Family Rules does something... Read More

The Courier Mail features Family Rules

Tragic past of ‘Aussie Kardashians MEET the remarkable Rule family — nine loud and feisty daughters and their fearless matriarch, followed by a TV crew for a new local Read full article Read More

The West Australian features Family Rules

We are not the Kardashians: Perth family in fly-on-wall doco When documentary makers approached Perth mother Daniella Borg and her nine daughters about starring in their own TV show, her initial reaction was shock. “We were surprised. We were approached after a documentary was done on my daughter Angela Rule,... Read More

Family Rules in TV Tonight

Let’s kick off the year with a show that ticks a few extra boxes, shall we? Family Rules on NITV turns the camera on contemporary Indigenous women living in Perth. Right there you have a bunch of words that are already left behind by the majority of what’s on Free to Air. Daniella... Read More

Family Rules gets a billboard in the centre of Sydney

It's here! Our #FamilyRulesNITV billboard is up on William Street in Kings Cross, right across from the iconic Coca-Cola sign. It's a big moment for the Rule Family, but also for NITV who are proud to have significant Indigenous representation in one of Australia's most famous locations. See the video of the...

Screenhub speaks with Family Rules Series Producer, Gillian Moody

Ten years in, NITV captures hearts with largest doc series yet Once broadcasters realised that audiences love intimate true life stories, the small world of observational documentary came under tremendous pressure. The networks wanted cliffhangers, heroes and villains, always called ‘strong, compelling stories’. Producers were told to set the action... Read More

Women’s Agenda features Family Rules

How a single mum of nine daughters navigates work, teenage angst & her cultural heritage In 2004, a single punch rendered Daniella Borg a single mother. Her partner, Kevin Rule, the man with whom she shared a life and nine daughters, was killed by a coward punch. Their youngest daughter... Read More

Media Week features Family Rules

New NITV series teaches the rules of the indigenous modern family Australia’s indigenous channel NITV has announced the premiere of its upcoming ob doc Family Rules on Monday January 9. Family Rules follows the Rule family, led by matriarch Daniella – who is forced to raise nine daughters on her... Read More

IF Magazine features Family Rules

New NITV series teaches the rules of the indigenous modern family NITV’s new observational documentary series, Family Rules, will air from January 9. The Metamorflix-produced series follows the matriarch of the Rule family, Daniella, and her nine daughters, aged between 12 and 29. Daniella is raising them on her own... Read More

Family Rules in Filmink

New Doco Series Family Rules Looks at Life in an All-Female Indigenous Household Mum Daniella presides over a family of nine sisters in this six part series from Perth based production company, Metamorflix. NITV’s upcoming observational documentary series, Family Rules, looks at the challenges faced by the Rule family –... Read More

Family Rules unveiled as a new series by SBS / NITV

SBS unveils refugee and asylum-seeker dramas for 2017 as Viceland launches Two topical new dramas exploring the refugee and asylum-seeker experience in Australia and new documentaries putting racism and poverty under the spotlight headline SBS’s TV offering for 2017. After facing some criticism for drifting away from its multicultural charter,... Read More

Family Rules in B&T

NITV Unveils Brand New Series, Family Rules, Slated For January For six nights across two weeks in January, Australia is invited to look into the lives of nine sisters and their mum in a landmark new series on NITV. Family Rules is a half-hour observational documentary series, giving an intimate... Read More

Campaign Brief features Family Rules

Sandbox moves into television series with post production of six-part Family Rules for NITV A six part observational documentary series coming up on NITV in January has taken Perth post-production house Sandbox into the world of series TV. Produced by Perth-based Metamorflix, Family Rules is described as an up close... Read More

National Indigenous Times features Family Rules

Kardashians no match for Daniella and her daughters They’ve been called the black Kardashians. But a family of nine beautiful daughters raised by their mother and about to feature in a new, fly-on-the-wall television series reject the comparison. The six-part series called Family Rules follows the lives of the Rule... Read More