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What’s On TV? Monday 24 June – Sunday 30 June

What’s On TV? Monday 24 June – Sunday 30 June

24 June 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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Rose Park Primary's My Place Experience

Rose Park Primary's My Place Experience

17 June 2019

In the lead up to the 2019 My Place Competition, see how Rose Park Primary School in South Australia approached last year’s story writing competition.

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Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

Who Got Funding at the ACTF Board Meeting?

13 June 2019

The successful applicants are made up of experienced industry writer, director and performer teams – and weirdly each team has a family connection!

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2019 Logie Nominations Announced

2019 Logie Nominations Announced

12 June 2019

The 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards will air live from The Gold Coast in Queensland on the Nine Network and 9Now on Sunday, June 30.

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New Series The Inbestigators Debuts June 21

New Series The Inbestigators Debuts June 21

12 June 2019

The Inbestigators, a new live-action comedy/mystery series from Gristmill (the creators of Little Lunch) will begin June 21 on ABC ME.

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Australia’s First Database for Multicultural Children’s Books

Australia’s First Database for Multicultural Children’s Books

11 June 2019

Included in the database are picture books, nursery rhymes, plays, short stories and graphic novels. Key story concepts include empathy, family, kindness, resilience and respect.

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What’s On TV? Monday 10 June – Sunday 16 June

What’s On TV? Monday 10 June – Sunday 16 June

7 June 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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ACTF CEO to Address 2019 ALEA National Conference

ACTF CEO to Address 2019 ALEA National Conference

31 May 2019

The ACTF has a longstanding relationship with the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA), and we are proud to be partnering with the organisation for this year’s National ALEA Conference, which will be held in Melbourne from 9 – 12 July. 

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Teaching Resources for Refugee Week

Teaching Resources for Refugee Week

31 May 2019

Teachers, are your students currently investigating the lives of refugees and asylum seekers? The ACTF has a range of engaging educational content and support materials related to Refugee Week and World Refugee Day.  

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Announcing the 2019 My Place Competition

Announcing the 2019 My Place Competition

31 May 2019

Who could live in the My Place house in 2019? Your students can share their imaginative thoughts in this year’s short story contest for primary students in Years 3-6.

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Little J’s ‘Nanna’ Announced as SNAICC’s Children’s Day Ambassador

Little J’s ‘Nanna’ Announced as SNAICC’s Children’s Day Ambassador

20 May 2019

2019’s Children’s Day presents the opportunity for all Australians to learn about Indigenous culture and highlights the need for better access to culturally-appropriate childhood education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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The ACTF’s #SleepAtTheG Team Raises $10,000 for Homeless Youth

The ACTF’s #SleepAtTheG Team Raises $10,000 for Homeless Youth

20 May 2019

Thanks to the kind support of our donors, the ACTF’s #SleepAtTheG team has exceeded its $10,000 target to help end youth homelessness in Victoria.

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Ian Booth and Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg Join ACTF Board

Ian Booth and Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg Join ACTF Board

20 May 2019

Ian Booth and Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg have been appointed by the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, as Commonwealth representatives to the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) Board for three-year terms.

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What’s On TV? Monday 20 May – Sunday 26 May

What’s On TV? Monday 20 May – Sunday 26 May

20 May 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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Woven Threads Accepted in Asia’s ShortShorts Film Festival

Woven Threads Accepted in Asia’s ShortShorts Film Festival

16 May 2019

An episode of animated refugee series, Woven Threads has been accepted in ShortShorts Film Festival’s “Ladies for Cinema” program.

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New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

10 May 2019

Summer’s Day is a warm coming-of-age story which follows 11-year old Summer as she gets her period for the first time. Our latest education resource supports Years 5-8 teachers in using this locally-produced short film in their classrooms. 

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Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

Commemorate National Sorry Day with My Place

10 May 2019

Every year on 26 May, Australians acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal people, particularly those belonging to the Stolen Generations and their families. In the My Place episode ‘Laura’, one girl reflects on how policies of forced child removal affected her own family members. 

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ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

ACTF Education Outreach: Brisbane

10 May 2019

Being part of a national organisation, the ACTF Education team regularly partners with schools, subject associations and education departments across the country. Last week, our travels took us to north to sunny Queensland.

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Michelle Rowland's Election Pledge for Australian Screen Stories

Michelle Rowland's Election Pledge for Australian Screen Stories

6 May 2019

In a speech to the Make It Australian campaign, the Shadow Minister for Communications pledged that if elected, the ALP Government would convene a Taskforce to conclude the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review and implement a consistent set of support mechanisms for Australian drama, documentary and children’s content. 

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What’s On TV? Monday 6 May – Sunday 12 May

What’s On TV? Monday 6 May – Sunday 12 May

2 May 2019

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. See what’s on free-to-air and pay TV this week.

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