Forty percent feature film rebate saved by industry lobbying

The lobbying worked. The government's plan to reduce the 40% rebate for the feature sector has been abandoned.

The federal government’s plan to reduce the 40% rebate for the feature sector has been abandoned. Here is the announcement, clearly and simply on the website of Paul Fletcher, the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. 

So the industry gets the best of both worlds. The government will also continue its insurance guarantee. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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