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Scott Morrison, here's a quick way to boost innovation: fund video games

Scott Morrison, here's a quick way to boost innovation: fund video games

Josh TaylorMay 2, 2016

You want innovation, jobs and growth? The video games industry could be an easy win for newbie Treasurer Scott Morrison.

Qld arts company collapse leaves funding and projects in limbo

Qld arts company collapse leaves funding and projects in limbo

Ben ElthamApr 28, 20161 Comment

Artslink Queensland has gone into voluntary administration, leaving those artists and projects depending on the company in limbo.

Arts sector's worst nightmare comes true with Catalyst a smokescreen for pork

Arts sector's worst nightmare comes true with Catalyst a smokescreen for pork

Ben ElthamApr 18, 2016

When the National Program for Excellence in the Arts -- now Catalyst -- was announced, many feared it would become nothing more than pork barrelling for favoured projects. They were right.

Massive arts grant highlights the rift between the haves, have-nots

Massive arts grant highlights the rift between the haves, have-nots

Ben ElthamFeb 10, 2016

Arts industry figures have been gobsmacked at just how much money is being distributed to a commercial gallery.

The curious case of the missing $8 million: OzCo and Arts at loggerheads

The curious case of the missing $8 million: OzCo and Arts at loggerheads

Ben ElthamJan 22, 20167 Comments

The top bureaucrat in the Arts Ministry and the boss of the Australia Council are at odds over Mitch Fifields’s Catalyst program. Who’s right?

Heart of the Maddah: why Soundwave music festival collapsed

Heart of the Maddah: why Soundwave music festival collapsed

Ben ElthamDec 22, 20153 Comments

Numerous bad investment decisions ran Soundwave into the ground.

'A high-risk option': Turnbull born to rule, but for how long?

'A high-risk option': Turnbull born to rule, but for how long?

Margot SavilleDec 11, 20157 Comments

Many commentators think Malcolm Turnbull will be in residence at Kirribilli for many years to come. But Paddy Manning, the author of a new book on Turnbull, is not so sure ...

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Myriam RobinNov 26, 20156 Comments

Publishers, predictably, want to keep Australia's restrictions on importing books as they are. But savvy customers and e-book sales mean it soon might not matter anyway.

Climate denier Ian Plimer takes on the people's Pope

Climate denier Ian Plimer takes on the people's Pope

Margot SavilleNov 24, 201515 Comments

Goodness gracious, Pope Francis thinks that stopping carbon emissions will help the poor, when everyone knows only coal and the free market will do that.

'A bloodbath': excellence is out, innovation is in, arts are still screwed

'A bloodbath': excellence is out, innovation is in, arts are still screwed

Ben ElthamNov 20, 20154 Comments

Hated George Brandis' National Program for Excellence in the Arts? Mitch Fifield's "Catalyst" program is not much better ...