Submission

AFC submission to Department of Communication, Information Technology and the Arts' 2006 Review of Australian Government Film Funding Support

14 Jun 2007
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This submission argues that Government support for Australia's audiovisual industries through regulation, direct subsidy and indirect incentives exists to deliver cultural outcomes, that is, Australian stories and Australian characters on Australian screens.This report argues that Government support for Australia?s audiovisual industries through regulation, direct subsidy and indirect incentives exists to deliver cultural outcomes, that is, Australian stories and Australian characters on Australian screens.

Australian audiovisual content plays a central role in creating community cohesion and promoting a sense of national identity. Since the introduction of film quotas in the 1930s and television content quotas in the 1960s, through to the establishment of the AFC and the AFTRS in the 1970s, Australian Governments have committed to policies which recognise that Australia needs to express our constantly evolving identity, and to communicate this to Australians (and the world), through the most popular and accessible forms of cultural expression ? film, television and new media.

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2007
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