Total Control is an Australian political drama tracing the political travails of Aboriginal woman, Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman). In the 2nd series the topic of the child protection system and the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the system is explored.
An anoymous complaint is made about Alex Irving's care of her teenage son, Eddie.
A 'care plan' is put in place, but Eddie decides he wants to stay in his home town of Winton, Queensland while his mother pursues her career in Canberra. Alex signs over guardianship of her son to her sister.