Love Child actress Miranda Tapsell uses Logies speech to call for more diversity on Australian television

Miranda Tapsell at last night's Logies: The Love Child actress picked up two awards.

Miranda Tapsell at last night's Logies: The Love Child actress picked up two awards. Photo: Getty Images

Indigenous actress Miranda Tapsell awesomely used her Logies acceptance speech last night to urge the industry to make Australian television more diverse. 

The Darwin-born actress scored two Logies on the night for her role as Martha in Nine's Love Child: Most Popular New Talent and Most Outstanding Newcomer.

After thanking her mentor Leah Purcell, Tapsell called on the people in the room to step up their efforts in casting non-white actors in prominent TV roles.

"Put more beautiful people of colour on TV, and connect viewers in ways that transcend race and unite us," she said. "That's the real team Australia."

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Viewers and industry folk praised Tapsell's speech and echoed her sentiments:

Tapsell - who previously starred in Redfern Now and The Sapphires - earned a standing ovation from the audience, and reiterated her thoughts while talking to journalists in the backstage press room. 

"The great thing about being a woman of Aboriginal heritage in 2015, we are seeing more and more roles where race is not the central thing. We're always going to see an element of that in a show set in the '60s but at the end of the day, she's one of the girls," Tapsell said of her character Martha.

"I really hope it's the beginning. I hope we don't stop there in making diverse casting and we're really on our way there in Australia and I hope we continue this cultural shift."

Source: Buzzfeed