ArtsPeak calls for Government response to Senate Inquiry

The Federal Government has yet to respond to recommendations from the Senate Inquiry into the Brandis cuts.
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Minister Fifield at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe; photo via Facebook.

The confederation of Australian national peak arts organisations and state arts industry councils, ArtsPeak, has called on the Federal Government to urgently respond to the recommendations of the Senate Inquiry into the impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budgets on the arts.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts