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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

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

09 August 2022

Interview

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

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

Speech

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

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

Supporting arts and cultural events in regional and remote Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is supporting the resurgence of arts and cultural events throughout regional and remote Australia, with 14 projects to share in over $630,000 under Round 14 of the Festivals Australia program.

15 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

Interview with Kylie Baxter, ABC Radio Hobart
SUBJECT: National Cultural Policy consultation

06 July 2022

Interview

A new era for the arts in Australia

The Albanese Labor Government will consult with artists and creators across Australia as we develop a new National Cultural Policy that will bring drive, direction and vision back to the arts industry.

01 July 2022

Media release

Statement on death of Frank Moorhouse

I was saddened to hear of the passing of preeminent Australian author and journalist, Frank Moorhouse AM, on Sunday at the age of 83.

29 June 2022

Media release