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One year of Revive

The Albanese Labor Government is delivering on all the commitments it made in Australia’s new national cultural policy. In the year since we launched Revive, we have:

  • Established Creative Australia to modernise arts funding
  • Reversed the Brandis cuts
  • Established Creative Workplaces to improve workplace standards and safety
  • Established Music Australia to support the contemporary music industry
  • Established Sharing the National Collection so art is shared with regional and suburban galleries
  • Extended lending rights so Australian writers are better paid
  • Boosted funding for performing arts training organisations
  • More support for games developers through Screen Australia
  • Improved tax breaks for the video games industry
  • Increased funding to Sounds Australia to unlock international opportunities for our musicians.

On top of this, the Government has:

  • Restored funding to Australia’s nine national cultural institutions after a decade of cuts and neglect under the previous government
  • Secured the long-term future of Trove
  • Increased the Location Offset to 30 percent.

The Government is continuing to deliver on the commitments in Revive, with:

  • Local content obligations on streaming platforms to be legislated this year
  • The establishment of a dedicated First Nations body within Creative Australia this year
  • The establishment of Writers Australia next year
  • The establishment of an Australian poet laureate next year.

Quotes attributably to Arts Minister, Tony Burke:

“The launch of Revive was a gamechanger for the arts in Australia.

“It was always meant as a five-year plan to help the sector recover after a decade of cuts, and culture wars, as well as the impacts of the pandemic.

“It will take more than one year to turn around the impact of that wasted decade, but just one year on from the launch of Revive and that recovery is well underway.”

For more information on actions completed under Revive, visit Progress under Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place | Office for the Arts

Office of The Hon. Tony Burke MP, Minister for the Arts