Opinions & Analysis
When is National Arts Week?
The fact that Australia does not have a National Arts Week is a glaring absence in our national calendar.
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.
No Minister: An artist's encounter with Senator Brandis
Behind cocktails and canapes there was a fiery exchange at the Helpmann Awards this week.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…