After almost a decade of no national cultural policy in Australia, the new government has called for submissions to help develop a new policy. (https://www.arts.gov.au/have-your-say/new-national-cultural-policy). AusHeritage welcomes this decision and has made a submission that outlines three key points:
- A cultural policy is broader than an arts policy and must include cultural heritage
- Along with the Minister’s current goals, there should be a focus on sustainability, education, interactions with other national priorities such as health and wellbeing, and adherence to international conventions, standards and ethics
- Cultural diplomacy , international and intercultural exchange, and respectful partnerships in the region are critically important to support.
The full submission is here.