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What is Media Literacy?

Media literacy is the ability to critically engage with media in all aspects of life.

The Australian Media Literacy Alliance is an unincorporated group of organisations whose objectives in the area of media literacy are closely aligned. The members are:

  • ABC Education (ABC)
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
  • Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD)
  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)
  • National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
  • Western Sydney University (WSU)

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Find out about the latest Media Literacy research published by AMLA core members.

Libraries and Media Literacy Education

In 2023 the Australian Library and Information Association collaborated with researchers from the University of Canberra to conduct a national study of the media literacy needs and perceptions of libraries and information services (LIS) professionals.

Towards a National Media Literacy Strategy

Australian Media Literacy Alliance developed this to outline a direction for the development of a national strategy for Media Literacy in Australia.

Adult Media Literacy Australia: Attitudes Experiences & Needs

In 2020 we implemented Australia’s first nationally representative survey on media literacy. The survey was designed with input from diverse voices in the media literacy field including researchers, media producers, policymakers, government agencies, educators and public cultural institutions.

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