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Greater support for the Australian screen industry

Australian film and television actors, creators, workers and businesses will benefit from new legislation passed by Parliament today that will boost investment in our screen industry and stories.

04 July 2024

Media release

Backing First Nations artists and Australian writers

The Australian Government has delivered on its commitment to support First Nations arts and the Australian literature sector with new legislation passed by Parliament today.

04 July 2024

Media release

Appointments to National Archives of Australia Advisory Council

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced three new appointments to the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council.

02 July 2024

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Strengthening arts collaboration between Australia and the world

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering more than $800,000 to support closer artistic and cultural connections across the region and the world, with five new grants under the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund.

01 July 2024

Media release

Directors appointed to the Bundanon Trust Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Bruce Solomon, and the reappointments of Mr Ezekiel (Zeke) Solomon AM and Professor Patricia Davidson, as Directors to the Board of Bundanon Trust. 

28 June 2024

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Sharing the National Collection: Golden opportunity for Maryborough to host national treasures

Regional Victoria’s goldmining history is set to shine when the Central Goldfields Art Gallery displays beautiful colonial and contemporary gold jewellery from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection.

28 June 2024

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More funding to get live Aussie music pumping across the country

Inner-city, suburban and regional music venues will all benefit from a share in $2.5 million under the latest round of the Australian Government’s Live Music Australia program.

26 June 2024

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Funding to help invigorate First Nations art industry

89 First Nations-owned art centres, art fairs, regional hubs and industry service organisations across the country will receive a share of more than $21 million in funding through the Albanese Labor Government’s…

26 June 2024

Media release

Appointment to the Public Lending Rights committee

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Rachel Bin Salleh as a member of the Public Lending Right Committee, as the Australian publisher representative.

25 June 2024

Media release

Appointments to the National Film and Sound Archive Board

The Australian Government has today announced the appointments of Ms Margaret Pomeranz AM and Ms Karina Carvalho to the Board of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), each for a term of three years.

24 June 2024

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Supporting Australian writers and publishers

More than $26 million is on its way into the pockets of Australian authors, publishers, and illustrators – including, for the first time, creators of audio and eBooks – under the Australian Government’s Public Lending Right and Educational…

24 June 2024

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Reappointment of National Gallery of Australia Council Chair

The Australian Government is pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr Ryan Stokes AO as Chair of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia for a three-year term.

21 June 2024

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Museum doors open for collections to tour

An array of captivating artistic works will tour the country thanks to $1 million in funding from the Australian Government’s National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program.  

20 June 2024

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Country festivals receive funding to keep audiences inspired

Close to $700,000 in funding will be provided to 18 regional and remote festival projects across the nation, as part of Round 18 of the Australian Government’s Festivals Australia program.

20 June 2024

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Appointment to the Board of Old Parliament House

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of former Senator Sue Knowles as a part time member of the board of Old Parliament House for a three-year term. 

14 June 2024

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