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Boost for Local Artists as Major New Works Commissioned

The Albanese Government is continuing its revitalisation of Australia’s arts sector, commissioning 11 of our most exciting artists to create major new works.

17 March 2023

Media release

Boosting Contemporary Indigenous Music

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to support and celebrate First Nations musicians and bands across the country with applications now open for the Indigenous Contemporary Music Program.

16 March 2023

Media release

Australia-India Audiovisual Co-production Agreement

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have announced a landmark bilateral Audiovisual Co‑production Agreement, further strengthening economic and cultural ties between our two nations.

10 March 2023

Media release

Major boost for Australian writers

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on its promise to boost how much local authors, writers, illustrators and publishers are paid by modernising Australia’s lending rights scheme.

10 March 2023

Media release

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN Breakfast
SUBJECTS: Week ahead in Parliament, Voice to Parliament referendum, changes to superannuation, Newspoll results, tax policy, interest rate rises, cost of living, Australian content on television.

06 March 2023

Interview

Jobs and training, the focus of the latest rom-com production to be directed by Will Gluck, starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell

The Australian Government continues to support job opportunities for seasoned film professionals and eager young creatives in the screen industry with $9.4 million in support from the Commonwealth Location Incentive.

23 February 2023

Media release

Putting Australian arts and culture in front of global audiences

The Australian Government will deliver over $590,000 in shared funding to five world-class arts and entertainment projects, showcasing them on the global stage.

17 February 2023

Media release

Live and loud: support to fuel festival recovery

The Albanese Government will invest $2.5 million to help Australian music festivals recover from the pandemic, as part of the $20 million Live Music Australia program.

15 February 2023

Media release

Feature film Sleeping Dogs starring Russell Crowe to film in Victoria

The Australian Government will provide $3.1 million in support through the Location Incentive for feature film Sleeping Dogs, helping to create over 220 jobs for local cast and crew.

14 February 2023

Media release

'Apples Never Fall' series to film in Australia

Apples Never Fall is the latest screen production to call Australia home, with the limited series expected to inject more than $79 million into the Australian economy when production commences in Queensland…

10 February 2023

Media release

National Portrait Gallery Director appointment

The Albanese Government has today announced the appointment of Ms Bree Pickering as Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia for a five-year term beginning April 11.

07 February 2023

Media release

Interview with Christine Layton, ABC Radio Perth
SUBJECTS: National Gallery of Australia, Revive Program, quotas for streaming services

02 February 2023

Interview

National Press Club Address

Thank you very much, Laura. Thank you to the Press Club. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land that we’re on and their Elders past and present.

02 February 2023

Speech

Peter Farrelly’s ‘Ricky Stanicky’ to create over 400 Australian screen jobs as filming begins in Melbourne

The latest Hollywood film attracted down under through the Australian Government’s Location Incentive will create more than 400 jobs for local cast and crew.

31 January 2023

Media release