The Australian film and television industry was worth AUS$6.1 billion ($6.5 billion) to the nation’s economy in 2009/10, with $5.5 billion in direct contributions from the 40,000-plus people working in the sector, according to a report released on Wednesday by consultants Access Economics and commissioned by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).
The report assessed the economic contribution of the film and television industry in its entirety — from small production companies through to large distribution and exhibition businesses, and from productions made for online viewing through to those for wide television network viewing.

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