Budget shock decimates Australia Council

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Ben Eltham

Australia’s arts industry is in shock after a dramatic intervention by Minister George Brandis in tonight’s budget.

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$104.8 million over four years has been ripped out of the Australia Council’s budget to create a new slush fund, apparently to be decided at the discretion of the Arts Minister of the day.

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Ben Eltham is ArtsHub's industry columnist.