Creative Industries should remain central to government policy making and investment


“The creative industries are a key driver of jobs and economic activity in an increasingly service focused economy. They also enrich the lives of all Australians in every city and regional area across the nation. Australia has world class talent and skills across a multitude of creative areas.

“We expect that post the departmental restructure, the government will continue to focus on the economic, cultural and artistic contribution of our industry. We are pleased that the Minister for the Arts remains as Cabinet Minister. We have also been advised that the arts function remains in the new structure and that there has been no reduction to funding and resources.

“The lack of overt acknowledgement of either ‘arts’ or ‘culture’ in the new departmental title is an unfortunate oversight for an industry which provides considerable economic value to the nation and definition to the lives of everyday Australians.

“We look forward to working with government to ensure our industry remains front and centre in government policy making and investment in the future”.

Evelyn Richardson

/Public Release.