Politicians shouldn’t decide what stories we can and can’t hear.
Arts Minister George Brandis has cut funding to the Australia Council and put himself in charge of $104.7 million over four years in arts funding.
But arts funding should be allocated on merit, not according to the whims of the Minister.
For 40 years the Australia Council has supported Australian artists and companies -- helping tell our stories, grow our economy and present our nation the world. We want independent, peer-assessed arts funding.
Add your voice to tell George Brandis to abandon his attack on the Australia Council and restore independence to arts funding.