Government faces Senate Inquiry into arts funding

Labor, Greens and Independents have combined forces to pass a move for a Senate Inquiry into the National Programme for Excellence into the Arts.
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The Senate has referred the issue of arts funding to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, which will report by 15 September.

The Committee will examine the establishment of the National Programme for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA), which under a Federal Budget allocation will takes $27 million a year from the Australia Council budget to be allocated by the Ministry for the Arts.

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