As we told you yesterday, Quadrant’s editor-in-chief Keith Windschuttle reckons the Australia Council cut his journal’s funding as revenge on George Brandis (who is somewhat ideologically aligned with it). Crikey asked the Australia Council if they wanted to respond, and got this:

“Four Year Funding has been assessed through a rigorous process, with arts practice panels of expert peers assessing the applications. 262 applications were received and assessed and ranked by 73 peers across nine panels. The full decision making process has been available on our website for some time …

Quadrant was not the only journal not to receive four-year funding. Meanjin, considered a left-wing journal, was also unsuccessful.”

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Peter Fray
Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey