WA merger plan abandoned

WA cultural leaders have welcomed the shelving of a plan to merge the state’s three major cultural institutions.

The West Australian government has stepped back from a controversial ­proposal to amalgamate the state library, art gallery and museum after strong objections from the cultural sector.

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has welcomed the decision. ‘We are very happy that the government has taken in the views that we expressed,’ ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher told ArtsHub.

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