A review into Australian and children’s content is underway and the Commonwealth Government has indicated that it will actively seek community and industry responses to the complex questions around support for Australian and children’s content in the future.
The ABC is one of Australia’s most trusted public institutions. It is generally considered to be one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions. The ABC’s brand is arguably part of the nation’s identity. However, can the ABC really be trusted with the future of Australian children’s television?
The Commonwealth Government is preparing to launch a wide-ranging review of the Australian Content Standards. Even before the official announcement, the commercial broadcasters wasted no time making it clear that children’s television was their preferred target.
To the attendees of the Screen Forever panel: ‘Millennials – WTF do they want and HTF do we work with them?’ we offer a simple solution. Offer us a seat at the table, and we’ll be more than happy to break bread.
It’s National Children’s Week, a celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship. This year the Children’s Week Council has chosen Article 17 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – children’s right to media – as its theme.