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Original Australian work, not majors performing classic repertoire, is what distinguishes our nation's cultural contribution to the world.
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Australia thinks of itself as freer than Indonesia but our northern neighbour has a cultural generosity we might envy in the current political climate.
The National Program for Excellence in the Arts threatens to return us to the days when artists were punished with lost funding if the Government didn't like their politics.
Arts activists today are celebrating the success of the call for a Senate Inquiry by ArtsPeak, the confederation of national peak arts organisations.
Theatre for young people is entirely dependent on the small-to-medium sector, vulnerable to the Brandis reallocation and resultant suspension of AusCo six year funding.
The essential conflict between the Minister for the Arts and the Australia Council may boil down to the politics of a re-purposed luxury car.
The Abbott Government has trashed the principle of arm's length funding free from political interference, argues the Opposition.
Two entirely separate funding entities disbursing the same combined pot cannot be adding to ‘efficiencies’ so what is the Government playing at?
Principles of arms-length funding are being sacrificed to a 'trickle down' approach the Federal Government would not countenance in other parts of the economy.
The principles of independent arts funding are under threat as the Budget foreshadows the greatest shake up since the Australia Council was established 47-years ago. We explain the likely implications for artists and arts organisations.
Our major performing arts companies are clinging to an outdated not-for-profit model while commercial theatre makes the money they need.
ANZAC cultural programming has fed millions into arts funding while creative proposals on other subjects are unable to secure government support.
Artists and designers have so much more to offer urban planning that a cosmetic fix.
Science has shown us the facts but art is needed to stimulate action on climate change.
The excitement of 'Mad March' in Adelaide could last all year with clever activation of the city's infrastructure.
Theatre Network Victoria has used the 100-day anniversary of the Victorian Goverment to put a polite bomb under the Minister.
Abuses continue but the Government refuses to protect artists through a mandatory Indigenous Art Code.
Will future historians view the internet as heralding a new Dark Age, a time of lost opportunity and widespread cultural regression?
As government funding gives way to more private sponsorship, accountability is being replaced by pressure for arts companies to reflect the values of those giving the money.
Rowena Orr SC, who appeared, with Neil Clelland QC, for Paul Yore in his 2014 fight against child pornography charges discusses the implications of the case for freedom of expression.
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