Australia’s arts community has a big diversity problem – that’s our loss – The Conversation AU

The revelation last week that, for the second year running, every actor nominated for a major acting award in this year’s Oscars is white has prompted furious debate. The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promised to take “dramatic steps” in order to bring about “much needed diversity”.

That’s a conversation that Australia needs to have as well. The arts are how we tell stories about ourselves, and inform …