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Touring performing arts to inspire regional and remote communities

The Albanese Labor Government is increasing arts access to regional and remote Australian communities, with eight performing arts tours to share in over $1.9 million under the latest round of the Australia Council’s Playing…

29 September 2022

Media release

Live Performance Support Fund

The Albanese Labor Government will establish a national COVID-19 Live Performance Support Fund for events such as plays, concerts and festivals.

27 September 2022

Media release

“Land of Bad” starring Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth generates 270 jobs for Australia’s screen sector

As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthening employment and development opportunities for Australia’s screen sector, over 270 jobs for local cast, crew and extras will be created through the latest film production attracted…

23 September 2022

Media release

Uncle Jack Charles

A trailblazer, a truth-teller and an incredible artist – today we’ve lost a great Australian.

A Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung and Yorta Yorta man – Jack Charles

13 September 2022

Media release

National Cultural Policy takes shape

The Albanese Labor Government’s landmark National Cultural Policy is taking shape, with artists and entertainers all over the country having their say on the future of their industry.

26 August 2022

Media release

Treasures of the Tek Sing to return to Indonesia

More than 1,600 souls were lost when the Chinese trade ship Tek Sing ran aground on a reef and sank off the Indonesian coast in 1822.

So great was the loss of life, the shipwreck was later referred to as the “Titanic of the East.”

17 August 2022

Media release

Disappointing results highlight the need for more Australian screen content

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has today released the first results under new Australian content reporting for metropolitan commercial television broadcasters. 

10 August 2022

Media release

Australia mourns the loss of 3 musical icons

Australia has lost three giants of music and entertainment in just over a week.

Olivia Newton-John, Judith Durham and Archie Roach all showcased Australian stories to the world in their own way.

09 August 2022

Media release

Interview with Michael Cathcart, ABC Radio National
SUBJECTS: National Cultural Policy, Arts Week.

09 August 2022


Let's get this show on the road: developing national cultural policy

Some of Australia’s finest artistic and creative minds will help guide the development of the Albanese Labor Government’s landmark National Cultural Policy.

02 August 2022

Media release

Archie Roach statement

What a loss.

Archie Roach was proof that music could change lives and move hearts.

Music changed his life and his music changed Australia.

31 July 2022


Safeguarding Indigenous languages and arts

The Albanese Labor Government will boost support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and the arts.

28 July 2022

Media release

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors to return home

The Albanese Labor Government is facilitating the return of 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors from the United States of America back to Australia.

21 July 2022

Media release

Protecting First Nations visual arts and crafts

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to protecting First Nations artists and businesses from the scourge of fake visual arts and crafts.

19 July 2022

Media release

Boosting arts in regional and remote communities

The Albanese Labor Government will fund 38 arts projects in regional and remote communities under the first round of the 2022 Regional Arts Fund Project Grants.

15 July 2022

Media release