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Cultural policy in Australia

Eltham, Ben and Westbury, Marcus 2010, Cultural policy in Australia. In Davis, Mark and Lyons, Miriam (ed), More than luck: ideas Australia needs now, Centre for Policy Development, Haymarket, N.S.W., pp.40-44.

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Title Cultural policy in Australia
Author(s) Eltham, BenORCID iD for Eltham, Ben orcid.org/0000-0003-4639-460X
Westbury, Marcus
Title of book More than luck: ideas Australia needs now
Editor(s) Davis, Mark
Lyons, Miriam
Publication date 2010
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 3
Start page 40
End page 44
Total pages 279
Publisher Centre for Policy Development
Place of Publication Haymarket, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) cultural policy
Summary  In early 2010, more than 15,000 people gathered on Bourke Street in front of Victoria’s Parliament building to register their protest against an unpopular government decision.1 The colourful crowd chanted and marched, sported placards and banners, and listened to speeches by local identities.

What were they protesting about? Climate change? Refugees? The war in Afghanistan?

No, they were protesting about a decision by Liquor Licensing Victoria to enforce onerous security requirements on live music venues in Melbourne. The new regulations had led to the closure of one of Melbourne’s best-loved rock venues, a Collingwood pub named The Tote. Many other venues were threatened with the same fate.

This was a protest about cultural policy.
ISBN 9780980835618
Language eng
Field of Research 160502 Arts and Cultural Policy
Socio Economic Objective 910205 Industry Policy
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053360

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention
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