TV diversity still a challenge in Australia: Screen Australia


Regardless of constructive adjustments in on-screen variety, a brand new report from Display screen Australia has discovered that many Australian communities stay chronically under-represented.

A nonetheless from the 2020 ABC-Netflix TV drama ‘Stateless’ (Picture: Bonnie-Elliott)

On-screen illustration of a lot of Australian communities stays “critically low” in native TV drama productions in comparison with inhabitants benchmarks, a brand new variety report from Display screen Australia has discovered. 

The report, launched Friday, assessed the range of predominant characters throughout 361 Australian dramas on TV and on-line, broadcast because the peak physique’s final variety report in 2016, up till 2021. 

Over that interval, the variety of First Nations peoples showing on-screen noticed a “sturdy” improve to 7.2% from the 4.8% seen in 2016, whereas illustration of individuals residing with disabilities rose to six.6% from 3.6%. 

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