- WA Media Awards

This year the Commission sponsored the Social Equity Report category at the annual Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance’s WA Media Awards.

Kirsti Melville from ABC won the Social Equity Report award for her report on the history of Rottnest Island titled Rottnest Island: Black prison to white playground.

Acting Commissioner John Byrne congratulated Kirsti on her well-deserved achievement.

“Aboriginal people continue to face a great deal of discrimination in Western Australia, both directly and indirectly.

“That is why it is so important for stories about Australia’s Aboriginal history to be published in the media to promote a better understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people,” he said.