Identifying priorities for a Cultural Policy for Australia


28 July 2011

A draft National Cultural Policy framework will be released by the Federal Government this month outlining reforms to Australia’s commitment to the arts, its creative industries and the broader areas of cultural life and value in innovation and heritage and social cohesion.

A conference to be held on Tuesday 2 August, at the University of Western Sydney’s historic Female Orphan School will provide a unique opportunity for researchers in the humanities, arts and social sciences to put their case to politicians and policy makers on the key priorities for a National Cultural Policy.

“CHASS will bring together its membership to work with government to identify existing and potential case studies of where and how cultural policy meets practice.” Professor Sue Willis, President of CHASS said.

A keynote address will be provided by Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy on the government’s vision for Australian culture and broad policy objectives covering heritage, innovation, creation and expression.

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