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When is National Arts Week?

The fact that Australia does not have a National Arts Week is a glaring absence in our national calendar.

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What's STEM without the flower?

Education’s hottest topic is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) while the subjects that teach us human values are undervalued.

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No Minister: An artist's encounter with Senator Brandis

Behind cocktails and canapes there was a fiery exchange at the Helpmann Awards this week.

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Piracy: measuring the Yo in Yo Ho Ho

How big is the piracy problem? Will it go away? We look behind the headlines to the significance of Department…

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GST changes may not deliver for books and music

The Treasurer is moving to introduce GST on items bought online but will the threshold be low enough for books…

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Missing the boat to China

Touring Swan Lake in China is not the kind of cultural diplomacy that will help Australia gain a foothold in…

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Victorian Screen Industry: heads in sand as government changes rules?

The government is running a review into the funding and support for the entire creative sector. Is the screen industry…

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No country for new videogames: Brandis and Abbott are playing with our creative future

Videogaming is set to suffer under the NPEA, with the draft guidelines explicitly excluding this thriving cultural form.

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Arts Captain's Calls suit the plan for a docile, ignorant public

The National Program for Excellence in the Arts threatens to return us to the days when artists were punished with…

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Arts lobbying succeeds with Senate Inquiry

Arts activists today are celebrating the success of the call for a Senate Inquiry by ArtsPeak, the confederation of national…

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