Getting Bleach

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Australian mainstream tele:
If you like colour, beware you might just get bleached

SUZANNE NGUYEN'S

SC11_Bleached-10Have you ever watched Whiteland? It’s actually called ‘Wonder land’ but I like to point out how very generally plain and white Australian tele are. There’s a lack of cultural diversity found on commercialised Australian television. Shows like Neighbours and Home Away projects a ‘White Australia’ and doesn’t necessarily show who we are today.

It’s disappointing to see, we promote ourselves as being a multicultural society. Yet what remains to be seen are the lack of diversity found in the media, catwalks and television. Even when they do have other nationalities on the shows, why do they have to be the streotypical ‘token’ Asian or Indian?

There is a trend happening on reality television, we see more varieties and nationalities. Dami Im won the Australian X-Factor and she demonstrated a new kind of reality. She may not be born here, she and her family immigrated to Australia when she…

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