This week’s arts news & trending topics

What's in the headlines and what people are talking about in the arts this week.
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Child abuse accusations shock Qld arts sector
A senior figure in the performing arts has been charged with multiple sexual offences against both adult males and boys as young as 12 over a 20-year period.

A national body for First Nations arts and culture
A new report borne out of consultations with the sector will move forward the idea of a national body for First Nations arts and culture.

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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