Ben ElthamDec 16, 20156 Comments
Arts copped a beating under Abbott, and Turnbull has continued that recent tradition.
Ben ElthamDec 3, 20153 Comments
The Senate’s report into the Coalition’s arts funding changes is scathing about George Brandis and Mitch Fifield.
Ben ElthamNov 20, 20154 Comments
Hated George Brandis' National Program for Excellence in the Arts? Mitch Fifield's "Catalyst" program is not much better ...
Ben ElthamNov 6, 201511 Comments
Crikey can reveal conservative Senator Ian Macdonald asked an Australia Council critic (and former Family First candidate) to address the Senate arts inquiry.
Ben ElthamOct 23, 20152 Comments
New Arts Minister Mitch Fifield wasn’t giving much away at Senate estimates this week.
Ben ElthamOct 20, 20157 Comments
The news that Michael Napthali will become the Prime Minister’s arts adviser has dismayed many in the cultural sector.
Ben ElthamSep 29, 20153 Comments
The latest report on our opera companies shows a tragedy of Wagnerian proportions.
Ben ElthamSep 21, 20152 Comments
George Brandis did not make many friends in the sector during his time as arts minister, with most in the industry hoping Mitch Fifield will be more sympathetic to their needs.
Ben ElthamSep 18, 20152 Comments
New data released by the Australia Council reveals that large performing arts companies are highly inefficient, writes Ben Eltham.
Ben ElthamSep 3, 20151 Comment
A group of literature organisations has written an open letter to Arts Minister George Brandis, claiming they have been shut out of consultations for an books industry council announced last year.