What’s happening to the National Cultural Policy? Sadly, the answer appears to be: nothing.
Keen readers of this column will know that the Gillard government’s National Cultural Policy was slated for release on or before this Tuesday’s budget. This has been the firm guidance from Arts Minister Simon Crean’s office since mid-2011. Indeed, Crikey was told about a month ago that there would be an announcement for the weekend before the budget, and perhaps even a “mini-lock up” for arts journalists seeking to cover the announcement.