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Appointment of Public Lending Right Committee Chair

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Olivia Lanchester as Chair of the Public Lending Right Committee.

15 November 2023

Media release

State of the Arts Oration
SUBJECTS: Australia’s new cultural policy Revive, Gough Whitlam’s arts legacy, investing in Western Sydney arts and artists.

08 November 2023

Speech

Appointment of new Screen Australia CEO

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Deirdre Brennan to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Screen Australia.

31 October 2023

Media release

New Director appointed to Bundanon Trust Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Jasmin Shahin as a Director of the Bundanon Trust Board for a three-year term.

27 October 2023

Media release

Historical treasures returned to China

The Albanese Labor Government has today returned three objects of cultural significance to the Chinese Government in a special ceremony at the Chinese Embassy in Canberra.

25 October 2023

Media release

First Nations ancestors coming home from Vienna

The Australian Government has today welcomed the return of six First Nations ancestors from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna in a special ceremony.

12 October 2023

Media release

First Nations ancestors to return home from the UK

The Australian Government has today welcomed the return home of 11 First Nations ancestors from two collecting institutions in the United Kingdom.

05 October 2023

Media release

Appointments to National Archives of Australia Advisory Council

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointments of Ms Nicola Laurent and Dr Kirsten Thorpe as members of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council, each for three-year terms.

04 October 2023

Media release

Sharing the National Collection: Hockney for HOTA and Mueck for Maitland

More regional audiences will have the chance to appreciate artistic masterpieces – as part of the Albanese Labor Government’s Sharing the National Collection initiative.

23 September 2023

Media release

Appointment to National Portrait Gallery Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Valerie Tam to the National Portrait Gallery of Australia Board for a three-year term.

20 September 2023

Media release

Reappointment of Co-Chairs to the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the reappointments of Ms Christine Grant and Mr Phillip Gordon as Co-Chairs of the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation, each for three-year terms.

18 September 2023

Media release

More funding to inspire Australia’s creative kids

More young Australians will be supported to pursue artistic endeavours with the Australian Government announcing a further funding boost for youth arts.

13 September 2023

Media release

Appointments to Digital Games Tax Offset Advisory Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced its inaugural appointments of Johanna Egger and Morgan Jaffit to the Digital Games Tax Offset Advisory Board, both for three-year terms.

12 September 2023

Media release

Major art and cultural exhibitions to tour the country

More Australians around the country will be able to experience exhibitions at their local galleries and museums thanks to $1 million in funding from the Albanese Labor Government.

11 September 2023

Media release