NATIONAL CULTURAL POLICY - ADG SUBMISSION
Our government is developing a National Cultural Policy for the decade ahead. To expedite this process, it used the Creative Australia policy developed by the Julia Gillard government in 2013 as its foundation.
The consultation process required respondents to reflect on 5 pillars or goals from the 2013 Creative Australia policy distilled as follows:
- First Nations
- A Place for Every Story
- The Centrality of the Artist
- Strong Institutions
- Reaching the Audience
Our joint submission with ASDACS included calls for;
- Greater funding and support for First Nations and Torres Straight Island screen stories and practitioners as well as more robust practices for Cultural Safety and protection of First Nation’s IP.
- Removal of cultural barriers and improved support to enable practitioners from marginalised communities to create and prosper in fulfilling screen industry careers including more diverse leadership within our screen institutions and public broadcasters.
- Better recognition of the creative contributions of screen directors including recognition that the principal director of a screen work is an author and has an unassignable right to remuneration as is the case in many European territories.
- Improved conditions for screen directors to ensure that they operate within a sustainable employment framework that enables them to create and prosper over their entire careers within the sector.
- Enhanced government broadcast regulation to ensure more Australian stories reach Australian audiences; including improved funding of our Public Broadcasters, restoring Australian content quotas for commercial FTA networks, new content quotas for Streamers and increased local content on Subscription TV.
You can download and read our full submission here.