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Cultural funding by government, Australia, 2004-05

30 Aug 2006
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More than $5 billion was spent by the public sector in Australia on cultural activities in 2004-05, according to this ABS report. Governments in Australia gave the largest proportion of their total cultural funding to broadcasting and film ($1.2 billion) in 2004-05, followed by nature parks and reserves ($1.0 billion), libraries and archives ($515 million) and other museums ($483 million). The Federal government outlaid $1.8 billion for cultural activities, an increase of 4% from 2003-04. Of this total, $1.3 billion (75%) was spent on arts related activity (which includes broadcasting and film), with the remainder ($432 million) spent on heritage activities.

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