Ancient Egyptian art in the Museo archeologico nazionale (Florence). Photo by Sailko via Wikipedia.
More than 2260 submissions have been received by the Senate Inquiry into the Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts.
The high number of submissions shows the widespread public concern about the changes. Typically Senate Inquiries receive much smaller numbers of submissions: the Senate Inquiry into Wind Turbines received 438 submissions, and the ongoing Senate Inquiry into Third Party Certification of Food (i.e. Halal certification) to date has received 388 submissions.