Why the Greens are an arts party

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In the first arts play in the 2013 federal election campaign the Greens have announced a policy for a $10 million boost to arts funding. This is why.
I am passionate about the Arts because it is key to achieving our personal potential and the transformation of Australia from a resource based economy to a knowledge and information based, innovative and creative society capable of facing the major challenges of this century.

Throughout my lifetime I have watched visual and performing artists contribute in a hugely significant way to social and environmental change and was reminded of that recently when I visited Reina Sofia Gallery in Madrid to see the fantastic exhibition of Encounters with the 1930s which highlighted how art and power joined force during the Spanish civil war.

Christine Milne

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