ABS cuts valuable arts and culture statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics cuts research and reporting on the arts in a call to tighten its belt.
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Source: www.governmentnews.com.au/tag/australian-bureau-of-statistics/

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has announced that it will discontinue its work in the area of creative and cultural activity in Australia.

Acting Australian Statistician, Jonathan Palmer, released a revised ABS work program that proposes to discontinue examination of Culture, Sport and Recreation statistics.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina