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When was the last time you saw an indigenous actor playing a professional, a judge, or a pilot in an Australian drama? More often then not, Aboriginal actors are cast as troubled characters, grappling with addictions and dealing with abuse. Actors Shareena Clanton and Richard Frankland are speaking up about their desire to see more intelligent, nuanced Aboriginal characters.

And just a warning, this segment contains strong language and themes. If you’ve got kids around you might want to turn down the radio for the next few minutes.

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