NFSA gets new money, cheers everyone up

The government responds to a tough week in screen policy with a startling announcement. The NFSA and the National Archive will be able to preserve their magnetic material, just in time.
Face of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, preserved by the National Film and Sound Archive

The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, with the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher, and Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja gathered together outside the NFSA on Friday 3 December 2021. They were finally responding to a desperate, slow motion campaign to save the nation’s audiovisual heritage which is decaying on magnetic tape.

Said Friday’s release,

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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.