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What's a new National Cultural Policy for?

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Scott O'Hara

Do we need a National Cultural policy? Well yes, says Scott O'Hara. But the Discussion Paper's vision for the future is a relief to anyone worried that a new policy was actually going to change things.

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About the author

Scott O'Hara is the Manager of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Previously he was Chairman of Arts Training NSW, Executive Manager of Arts Culture and Events at Sydney Olympic Park, and the foundation CEO of CCDNSW, after holding various positions at the Australia Council, in visual arts and music education, the community sector, and working as an archaeologist and musician. He has also lectured on Arts management, legislation and policy at Macquarie University and served on the Boards of various arts organisations and Government committees. He holds qualifications in Arts Management and Ancient History, and has been published as a photographer, poet, music critic, academic and commentator on the arts. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the Author, and are not necessarily the views of Sutherland Shire Council.