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Why it’s time to end the policy limbo threatening Australian children’s TV

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Anna Potter

Australian children’s television consistently punches above its weight on the international stage, but remains in a policy limbo.

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About the author

In 2015 Anna Potter was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for $A370,000 for her project entitled 'International Transformation in Children's Television 2013–2018'. The comprehensive transnational project will map the shape and scale of rapidly evolving production territories and markets for children's television opened up by media globalisation, and their economic and cultural impact on television made for the child audience.

Anna is a member of the Arts Research in Creative Humanities (ARCH) research cluster at the University of the Sunshine Coast and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.