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Miranda Tapsell used her speech at the Logies to issue a challenge to producers to reflect the diversity of Australia on our TV screens. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Let’s see all the faces of Team Australia on our TV screens

When Miranda Tapsell called for more diversity in Australian television in her Logies speech, she hit the nail on the head. It's time for Australian producers to take colour-blind casting seriously.
For 30 years the families of Ramsay Street have been working out their problems before a devoted international audience. AAP Image/Ten

After 30 years, can Neighbours and Australians become good friends?

Why don’t we Australians love our Neighbours? Perhaps the long-running soap is a local victim of tall poppy syndrome – but the sunny vision of Australian suburban life remains wildly popular internationally.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is released around the world this month. Never mind the top tens, this film will skew the box office stats for 2014 and 2015. Image: John Bell as Bain and Luke Evans as Bard. Photo: Mark Pokorny. Warner Bros

Bad Hobbits Die Hard: how to make a better Top 10 movie list

Tis the season to make Top 10 lists. Why? Because we are hurtling with unavoidable haste toward the end of another calendar year. It’s almost impossible to get through the day without some kind of Top…
Critics looking to make sense of Australian screen culture might do well to leave the cinemas and check out YouTube. Instagram

Is Kurt Coleman the future of Australian screen storytelling?

Weirdness is one of the most distinctive features of Aussie cinema. From Jim Sharman’s kooky debut feature Shirley Thompson Versus The Aliens (1972) to the sublime spookiness of Picnic at Hanging Rock…

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