Queensland Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP, outlines Labor's ambitions and plans for the arts if the ALP are re-elected on Saturday.
Many years ago, I was deep in conversation with a remarkable man from a discrete Aboriginal community in Queensland’s central west. He had been heavily involved in the establishment of radio stations across remote Indigenous communities and was a champion of social, cultural and economic progress for his own people for many decades. Deep conversations about the challenges ahead and the lessons of the past were his speciality. These conversations usually took place under the shade of a tree or a veranda hording against a backdrop of cultural practices, including the sounds of music, song, dance or the visual reminders across the community of the ancient and more modern stories of that special place – all of which served as a constant reminder that art and culture was and is central to the human existence.
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