It’s a long standing issue that most people seem to have an opinion on..Why are soap operas and dramas on commercial television not reflecting cultural diversity?… Reflecting our society as it is today? Peta-Jane Madam, from SBS World News interviewed me yesterday about this hot issue. As a result from all this, I hope for a change for the better as children of colour need positive role models to identify with and look up to in order to feel accepted in our society. Television and the media are powerful sources that do this.
I feel that the Australian television and film industry can be comparative to the U.K. and U.S., with the help of colour blind casting and changes in script writing -where characters are not stereotyped but are ‘positive’ reflections of our society, as it is today.