Complaints about racism increasing, Screen Australia’s top Indigenous executive says

Complaints about racism increasing, Screen Australia’s top Indigenous executive says

The Guardian

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Bigotry in film and TV industry will not disappear of its own accord, Penny Smallacombe says in wake of Neighbours allegations

The agency responsible for bringing to the screen some of Australia’s most significant Indigenous projects says complaints of racist and discriminatory behaviour in the film and television industry have risen in the past two years.

Penny Smallacombe, the head of Screen Australia’s Indigenous department, which has overseen projects such as the ABC series Mystery Road and Total Control, told Guardian Australia that complaints from First Nations people working in the industry had risen significantly during her six-year tenure, as had complaints from other marginalised cultural groups.

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