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SPECIAL BROADCASTING SERVICE CORPORATION (SBS)
This qualitative research sought to explore the role media play in the lives of young people, defined as between the ages of 16 and 40 ( who were separated into age bands) from culturally diverse backgrounds, in particular whether it offered possibilities for enablement in a cultural and political sense. The research was based on focus groups which were conducted with the aim of extracting the personal experiences of the participants.
Questions covered six main areas:
Further details of question areas are contained in the Appendix 2 of the Connecting Diversity publication.
Australian standard statistical classifications were followed loosely for cultural and ethnic groups, country of birth.
Focus groups were from: Sydney (NSW) - Liverpool, Chatswood/Willoughby, Strathfield/Burwood/Ashfield; Brisbane (Qld)- Inala/Richlands, Stretton-Karawatha, Mount Ommaney; Western Australia - Bunbury, Carnarvon, Broome.
AVAILABILITY OF DATA AND PUBLICATIONS
Connecting Diversity: Paradoxes of Multicultural Australia (ISBN: 0-9750116-3-4)
Available in hard copy from SBS:
Phone: 1800 500 727 (toll free); 02 9430 3878
Mail: Locked Bag 028, Crows Nest NSW 1585
Available on the SBS website as a PDF document: http://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/corporate/index/id/40/h/Policies-Publications
Manager, Policy, Research and Community Engagement
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation
Ph: +61 (0) 2 9430 3817
Fax: +61 (0) 2 9430 3047
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