OzCo cuts will fund Book Council

The Abbott government is funding its new Book Council of Australia by cutting $6 million from the Australia Council.
[This is archived content and may not display in the originally intended format.]

Image: lifehacker.com

The 2014 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has revealed that the Abbott government is funding its new Book Council of Australia by cutting $6 million from the Australia Council over the forward estimates.

‘The Government will provide $6.0 million over three years to establish the Book Council of Australia (the Council), as part of the broader restructuring of government bodies within the Arts Ministry,’ the MYEFO papers state.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Like this content?

Become a Member and unlock unlimited Access today

Ben Eltham
About the Author
Ben Eltham is ArtsHub's industry columnist.