Children’s sector confronts government, politely

The children's television sector looks like the biggest loser out of the current rebuild of the sector, and producers are pushing back against the government.

There’s a lot of reasons to love the Australian children’s TV sector. Besides the fact that kids love their work, we know they are significant forces in the evolution of national identity.

For a generation they have hosted and sustained the spirit of sheer wacky inventiveness in a sector dominated by dramatic realism and storyworlds built on fear, threat and duty.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.