With the election now over, there is much still at stake as we call on the re-elected Government to provide clear policy commitments to our sector.
In the lead up to the 2019 election, Make It Australian wrote to the three main parties – Liberal, Labor and Greens – to seek their responses to specific questions about their support for the screen industry. We are reproducing their answers in full below to help you decide how to vote on May 18.
On 1 May 2019, Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland MP, addressed an audience of almost 500 people at Fox Studios and over live-streaming as part of the Make it Australian campaign about Labor’s plans to modernise the regulatory settings that support Australian content and children’s content in the converged media environment.
The Morrison Government’s decision to extend tax offsets to streaming video services is another missed opportunity to require those platforms to invest in Australian content, say members of the Make It Australian campaign.
Leading lights of Australia’s film and TV industry from in front of and behind the camera will today urge federal politicians from all parties to act to ensure Australian stories continue to be told on Australian screens.
More than 215 prominent actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, editors and others working in the screen industry have put their names to an open letter to the nation's parliamentarians.
Dozens of Australia’s best-known and most successful actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and production crew – including 15 Oscar winners – have penned an open letter calling on the nation’s parliamentarians to protect the local screen industry and to act now to ensure it thrives into the future.
Some of the giants of Australian film and TV have today descended upon Parliament House in Canberra to directly lobby politicians to support the industry’s future.
Indigenous performer Shareena Clanton gave this passionate speech at the Melbourne launch of the Make It Australian campaign on September 18, 2017.