The Morrison Government’s long-awaited package for the arts and entertainment industry announced is too little, very late.
The arts and entertainment Industry was one of the first to be hit by COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, it has suffered enormously throughout the lockdown and will be one of the last to recover.
The $250 million package, falls well short of what is needed to save jobs. The Government found $700m for their home HomeBuilder scheme, so there’s no excuse for giving hundreds of millions less to the arts sector.
The Greens plan to Re-Create Australia by:
- Creating Australia's Future - A $300 million program that would see an Artist in Residence in every school and library across the country.
- Billion Stories Fund - an Australian content fund that will help kick start Australia’s screen industry and tells Australian stories.
- Australia Live - A $1 billion grants fund to inject money into Australia’s festival, music and live performance sector.
The arts and entertainment industry has always been there for the Australian community during times of crisis. They’ve stepped up to keep creating and connecting with our community.
It is time that we gave back and supported the industry that gives so much to our social fabric and cultural identity.
The Greens have a plan that will help Re-Create Australia - but we need your help to put the pressure on the Morrison Government to support the plan.
Sign the petition to help save our arts and entertainment industry.