This week’s arts news and trending topics

What's in the headlines and what people are talking about in the arts this week.
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What caught our readers’ attention this past week? From back-pedalling Ministers to queer bushrangers to leading institutions across the ditch and fringe happenings, the week has been a mix of big reads. This is what caught your attention:

Minister for the Arts back-pedalling on promises
Is the “revitalisation” of plans for Powerhouse Ultimo a sign of the NSW Government’s dwindling commitment to the arts?

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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