You may have already seen the ABC story about this that broke on wednesday this week. What you wouldn’t know is that we worked with them to unearth the truth about what happened in the process. We too had our own Freedom of Information request in that we shared.
Funding for arts and culture in NSW is simply not good enough:
Of the 1.1m supposedly allocated, in fact only $700K was actually made available to arts and cultural organisations to bid for, in Australia’s most populous state. Don Harwin, the current NSW Arts Minister clearly thinks the budget is his own personal slush fund to give out as he sees fit. He’s been doing a Brandis!
The ABC managed to uncover a number of organisations that missed out on funding including:
So here are the files we received, please feel free to download and share.