Ben Eltham

A handy guide to reading government budget documents

NAVA has asked me to write a handy guide to reading government budget documents. So, here goes. 

Impact of budget cuts on the visual arts sector

As a journalist, I’m called upon to travel to Canberra annually to report on the federal budget. In most years, issues such as health, education and defence are paramount. This year’s budget was different. One of the most interesting announcements was a short section in the budget papers concerning the Ministry for the Arts.

Back to Normality

Ben Eltham looks at cultural policy in Australia where the 'new normal' is a replication of the old.