Greens will reverse cuts to Australia Council & the arts

Greens Arts spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the Greens will reverse the Liberals’ devastating cuts to the Australia Council following reports that up to 50 previously funded organisations have lost funding, including in the electorate of Melbourne.

“This is a tough week in a grim year for artists and people working in the arts right across the country,” Mr Bandt said.

“The real effects of the Liberals’ devastating $105 million cuts to the Australia Council are now becoming apparent as arts organisations across the country have learnt that they’ve lost funding and will have to cut projects, jobs and potentially even close their doors.”

“The Greens will restore independence and confidence to the Australian arts sector by reversing the Liberal government’s ruthless cuts to the Australia Council.”

Media contact: Adam Pulford, 0429 109 054