Government help for sector has sting in tail

Fletcher v Burke over the government's determination to pay international producers. The local sector is not so lucky.

The federal government accidentally made a policy announcement today when it announced $400m for an overseas incentive fund to boost Australian industry activity.

Lest you think this is a lot of money, we hasten to point out it runs over the next seven years, which is a remarkably long projection in any times, let alone with the economy is in viral turmoil.

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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.