AusHeritage’s submission for a new National Cultural Policy

After almost a decade of no national cultural policy in Australia, the new government has called for submissions to help develop a new 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.