Writers hit back at funding cuts

Industry fears for future of Australian writing, as national infrastructure is cut back again.
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Insiders fear that Australian literary infrastructure may be in danger under funding pressures. Photo by MILKOVÍ on Unsplash

 As the small to medium sector feels the impact of last week’s funding decisions, many industry insiders fear that the national infrastructure for writing, already cut to the bone, may collapse altogether.

Paul Dwyer, Chair of Australian Plays, said that in the current funding climate, many arts organisations are ‘really, really struggling, like seagulls fighting over a mouldy cheeseburger’.

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Alison Croggon
About the Author
Alison Croggon is an award-winning novelist, poet, theatre writer and critic. She has 30 years experience reviewing performance for outlets such as The Australian, the ABC and The Monthly and generated an international reputation as a performance critic with her influential blog Theatre Notes. In 2009 she was the first online critic to win the prestigious Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year Award. Twitter: @alisoncroggon