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New appointment to strengthen key maritime institution

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Padraig (Paddy) Crumlin as a part-time member of the Australian National Maritime Museum Council, for a three-year term.

30 August 2023

Media release

Speech - Launch of Creative Australia
SUBJECTS: Launch of Creative Australia

24 August 2023

Speech

New Creative Australia board to lead arts sector revival

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced its appointees to a new board to lead Creative Australia.

24 August 2023

Media release

Putting words into action to safeguard Indigenous languages

The Albanese Labor Government has reaffirmed its commitment to preserving and promoting First Nations languages with the release today of…

23 August 2023

Media release

Appointments to Music Australia Council

Australian musicians, promoters and industry executives are among those poised to lead Music Australia – bringing new drive and direction to the contemporary music industry.

23 August 2023

Media release

Kate Jenkins AO to chair Creative Workplaces Council

Australian artists and arts workers deserve safe and fair workplaces.



11 August 2023

Media release

New appointments to strengthen Australian storytelling

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointments of Mr Michael Ebeid AM and Ms Pallavi Sharda as members of the Screen Australia Board, each for three-year terms.

25 July 2023

Media release

Speech, NIDA Graduation
SUBJECTS: NIDA, Australian essential workers, performing arts

23 July 2023

Speech

Bringing prized Australian art to regional audiences

Five innovative exhibitions showcasing works by Australian artists will tour the country with support from the Albanese Labor Government.

14 July 2023

Media release

Investing in youth arts participation

The Albanese Labor Government is investing $3.42 million to ensure young Australians have greater opportunities to learn, appreciate and excel in the arts.

13 July 2023

Media release

Nurturing First Nations languages and arts

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to support First Nations cultural expression by investing more than $5.1 million in community-based organisations delivering vital languages and arts activities around the country.…

12 July 2023

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Supporting more global opportunities for Australian artists

Australian artists are storytellers who help us to know ourselves, understand each other and let the world get to know us.

11 July 2023

Media release

First Nations visual arts to prosper

The Albanese Labor Government is investing in 42 First Nations art centres and organisations, with more than $5 million in funding through the latest round of the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.

04 July 2023

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A new chapter for Australian writers

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on its promise to support Australian authors and publishers by expanding Australia’s Lending Rights Schemes.

26 June 2023

Media release

Turning up the volume on live Australian music

The Albanese Labor Government is backing Australian musicians and live music venues across the country with a $2.5 million investment.

26 June 2023

Media release