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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)
  • First Nations Media (FNM)
  • 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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Australian Media Literacy Alliance research reveals urgent need for a national media literacy strategy

Australian Media Literacy Alliance research reveals urgent need for a national media literacy strategy

The Australian Media Literacy Alliance has released a report this Global Media and Information Literacy Week that calls for a united and collaborative approach to the development of a national Media Literacy strategy for all Australians in response to the barrage of misinformation impacting society.

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Latest Research

All of our documents and findings are kept together here in our Latest Research section.

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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