Two Indigneous entries have appeared in the annual culture power list.
By
NITV Staff Writer

5 Oct 2017 - 1:23 PM  UPDATED 5 Oct 2017 - 2:23 PM

An annual list naming Australia’s culturally most powerful people has included Indigenous actress Leah Purcell and the former Referendum Council.

The referendum and its co-chair Megan Davis were listed at seven on the list, while actor Leah Purcell came in at number eight.

The culture power list is released annually by the Australian Financial Review Magazine.

TV producers/brothers, Carl and Mark Fennessy topped the list ahead of the AFL Women's League and Waleed Aly.

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The brothers are the creators of the television hits Masterchef, Offspring, Australian Survivor and Australian Ninja Warrior.

The AFL Women's League was second on the list.

AFR editor Matthew Drummond told AAP the list which included five women, two Indigenous figures and one gay person was the "greatest snapshot of the diversity existing within Australian society at present".

 AFR'S TOP 10 MOST CULTURALLY POWERFUL PEOPLE

   1. Carl and Mark Fennessy

   2. AFL Women's

   3. The Murdochs

   4. Waleed Aly

   5. Racka Racka

   6. Nicole Kidman

   7. Megan David and the Referendum Council

   8. Leah Purcell

   9. Rebel Wilson

  10. Leigh Carmichael