Australia’s creative industries are world-class – but action is needed to ensure our local sectors get the investment they need to grow and compete in the evolving global economy.
That is why Labor will invest $85 million in Australia’s Creative Economy to support start-ups, small and medium sized businesses and attract international investment to create the skilled jobs of the future in Australia’s creative industries. As the trend to automation continues, the demand for creative skills is expected to increase.
The creative economy includes services across music and performing arts; web and software design; game development; film and broadcasting; publishing and visual arts; architecture and design. Creative employment includes employment in the creative industries, as well as creative jobs embedded outside the creative industries in the wider economy.
Australia is well placed to benefit from the development of this job-generating sector, and Labor is taking a strategic and hands-on approach to ensure we do. Labor will:
After six years of Liberal cuts and policy inertia, only a Shorten Labor Government will advance Australia’s Creative Economy.
We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.