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The alarm bells are ringing loud and clear.

The disturbing news that Australia’s largest multi-arts centre Carriageworks has entered into voluntary administration is cause for alarm across the sector and demonstrates the real risk of broad and permanent venue closures across the country unless the government provides direct support. Performing arts centres will be...

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05 May
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Funding Round Up – Government COVID-19 Support

  The information supplied was last updated 23-12-2020.    FEDERAL    On 27 August 2020, the Federal Government announced an additional $3.1 million to expand mental health and wellbeing services available through the Ahead for Business initiative to ensure small business owners and their staff can access support and resources. The federal...

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29 April
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Letter to the PM

TO The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Regional Development Thursday 26 March 2020 Dear Prime Minister, At this most debilitating time in Australia’s cultural life, our creative, cultural and entertainment industries require urgent support to ensure that jobs and infrastructure survive...

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22 March
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ATO Assistance – businesses and individuals impacted by coronavirus

Published 9.00am AEST Tuesday, 17th March 2020   Australian Tax Office support measures The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced it will implement a series of administrative measures to assist Australians experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Options available to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 include: ...

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16 March
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State by State response to ban on public gatherings

Published 9.00am AEST Tuesday, 17th March 2020 Information available so far from states in response to the bans on mass gatherings: NSW      The New South Wales Public Health (COVID-19 Public Events) Order 2020 directs that a person must not hold a public event at which there...

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16 March