Parliamentary inquiry gives us a plan for a plan

Julian Meyrick and Justin O'Connor analyse the recent release of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the arts.

Fourteen months after it was announced, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has handed down its report, Sculpting A National Cultural Plan, on Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions.

Labor finished six years in government in 2013 with the launch of Creative Australia, our last national cultural policy. The Coalition finishes an eight year stretch with a call to think about developing one. Still, a plan for a plan is better than no plan at all.

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