Politics 2021 – a year of parliamentary brawling

After constant campaigning, Australian screen industry politics 2021 will be remembered as the year of the surprise punch.
Kangaroo in boxing gloves next to defeated opponent

It’s been a tough year of constant combat, but the SPAtans and their Guild allies endured two cliffhangers in Parliament to win at the last heart-stopping moment. Well, sort of win.

2020 had already been a nightmare, what with COVID-19 and Minister Fletcher determined to solve the intractable mess of a screen sector clinging to its food sources in a stampede of streamers.

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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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