Renewing Creative Australia - Labor's National Cultural Policy


The arts drive how we find our place here, how we learn about each other and how the world understands us. A cultural policy allows the power of the arts to reach well beyond official arts bodies to the lives and experiences of every Australian.

Labor has a plan to support a vibrant arts sector, value our artists, foster creativity and share our stories with the world.

A Shorten Labor Government will:

  • Restore a National Cultural Policy by renewing Creative Australia.
  • Reverse the ‘Brandis cuts’ to the Australia Council.
  • Support for existing First Nations theatre companies to become major performing arts companies and the establishment of a new First Nations theatre company to produce, co-produce, and commission new work as well as provide skills development in the sector.
  • Funding for the ABC and SBS for scripted drama, children’s television and music.
  • Support for live performance venues.

Click here to find out more and read our full plan.

We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.