Don’t judge me on money, says Minister

The Minister for the ​Arts Senator Mitch Fifield says being a strong advocate for the arts doesn’t mean delivering government funding.
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Speaking at the National Press Club, Senator Fifield described the arts as the soul of the nation.

‘As Minister for Communications and the Arts I see myself as having responsibility for both the sinews and the soul of the nation: the sinews through Communications and the soul through the Arts.

‘The sinews being that which is essential, connective and often unseen. And the soul, well the closest any minister comes to that in a secular, pluralistic democracy is the Arts Minister.’

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