Why new National Cultural Policy needs input from all Australians

It’s time to raise our voices as we move closer to a new National Cultural Policy.
A teenage girl in a darkened exhibition space taking a photo of artworks in it.

Federal Arts Minister Tony Burke is on a mission to connect with as many Australians as possible during the consultation phase of his Government’s National Cultural Policy development – a process he says will be completed by the end of the year.

Town Hall meetings are underway, and submissions are now open for everyone to have their say on how they want the arts to feature in our lives over the next decade and beyond.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).