The Australian Media Literacy Alliance is an unincorporated group of organisations whose objectives in the area of media literacy are closely aligned. The founder members are:
- ABC Education (ABC)
- Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
- Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD)
- National Film and Sound Archives (NFSA)
- National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA)
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
- Western Sydney University (WSU)
ABC is the national broadcaster which has a remit within its charter to educate all Australians. It has a long history of providing educational materials to Australian schools and families. In 2018, ABC Education introduced Australia’s first Media Literacy Week.
ALIA is the peak body for school, public, tertiary and other libraries. Libraries have always been a rich source of quality information, today they also play a vital role in bridging the digital divide.
MoAD helps people understand Australia’s social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future. In 2019, it opened the new permanent exhibition Truth, Power and a Free Press.
NFSA is Australia’s ‘living’ archive of audio-visual materials, a provider of media literacy education for students and lifelong learners, and a destination for deep engagement with Australian media culture based on its collections, which are a rich resource for fostering critical perspectives on the media.
NSLA brings together the expert knowledge and innovative capacity of Australia’s national, state and territory libraries, whose content collections are together valued at $4.1 billion.
QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre conducts world-leading research for a creative, inclusive and fair digital media environment.
WSU’s Institute for Culture and Society researches transformations in culture and society in the context of contemporary global change. It champions collaborative, engaged research for a globalising digital age.
Together, these seven organisations have insight into content creation, information provision, education and media and information usage. They are able to bring other organisations to the table with specific expertise in these and other related areas.