Labor arts policy welcomed by sector

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Richard Watts

A national Indigenous theatre company, restored funding for the Australia Council, and a focus on the centrality of the artist are among the key platforms of Labor’s Renewing Creative Australia.

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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten at an ALP event on Sunday, together with Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek, the Shadow Minister for Education and Training and Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. Image via Facebook.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Twitter: @richardthewatts