News: September 2019

Indigenous Literacy Day Wednesday 4 September 2019

Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation advocates for more equal access to literacy resources for remote communities. It encourages the rest of Australia to raise funds and advocate for more equal access to literacy resources for remote communities. Here is a link to some ways you can participate on this day and thereafter:

Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, Member for Bradfield, said on his appointment:

‘I have worked extensively in the communications sector since the mid-nineties – as a policy adviser, as a senior executive at Optus for eight years, as a consultant serving the sector, and more recently as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications from 2013 to 2015.’

‘I am delighted that the portfolio includes responsibility for Australia’s vibrant and critically important arts sector. Australia’s performers and creative artists are world renowned – and make a profound contribution to our national identity.’

Notably, during the Howard Government he served in Senator the Hon Richard Alston’s office. The Minister said, ‘I hope to be able to build on their achievements’.

New Director of Artbank

Zoe Rodriguez commenced as the new Director of Artbank in August 2019. Before this, Zoe was a lawyer at the Arts Law Centre of Australia. From 2008 to 2017, she managed the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.