Greens establish Senate Inquiry into National Cultural Policy


The Greens have successfully moved for a Senate Inquiry into the Albanese Government's National Cultural Policy released last week. 

Greens Arts and Communications Spokesperson and Chair of the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said:

“After a decade of neglect, a National Cultural Policy was very welcome. A number of initiatives proposed by the Greens were adopted and that was particularly pleasing.

"But we must make sure the policy is as strong as it can be, with adequate funding behind it. A Senate Inquiry will provide an opportunity to examine the policy in detail ahead of the May Budget.

"Artists and creatives were confused last week to hear the Government was backtracking on a minimum wage and policy gaps around skills, training and education have already appeared. Funding is yet to be allocated to save our national cultural institutions or the National Library’s online archive the Trove, which runs out in July. Matters such as this will be examined by the Committee."