The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

PAC Australia response to “Sculpting a National Cultural Plan”

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The report from the federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s Creative and Cultural Industries has been released.


PAC Australia today welcomed the long awaited report from the Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s Creative and Cultural Industries. From a committee which included Liberal, National and Labor members, we should see these bipartisan recommendations turn into real reform, and we look forward to working on a national cultural plan.

Alongside the recommendation for a national cultural plan, a number of the recommendations from the report directly impact how PAC members operate, and we’re now looking towards their further development. Among them:

  • Recognition of the role of each level of government in growing cultural and creative industries (2 -1.25) and the need for these three levels of government to work together (2 – 1.26).
  • That the Commonwealth consider their role in working with tertiary providers to address regional skills development (9 – 3.81), with a cross-portfolio pilot program to be considered between the Departments of Education, Skills & Employment, and Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications alongside regional arts and cultural organisations (9 – 3.82).
  • That the criteria for capital expenditure set out in the Australian Education Act 2013 include expenditure relating to equipment and facilities for arts, performance and cultural activities. (14 – 5.65)
  • That the Office for the Arts investigate ways in which to support regional peak bodies for the creative and cultural arts industries and institutions (19 – 6.87)

The full report and list of recommendations can be reviewed here.

PAC Australia will work with the our sectors partners and the Office for the Arts to review these recommendations as they are incorporated into upcoming federal election campaigns – and of course post-election.