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5 Oct 2015

A diverse, independent media is seen as central to a functioning democracy yet tight government regulation in Australia has failed to ensure a plurality of voices.

Since the mid 1980s, while media ownership has steadily been deregulated, it has also become more concentrated....



20 Mar 2014

As part of the Arts for all Queenslanders Strategy development, Stuart Cunningham proposes a working concept of innovation for arts and cultural sector.

Innovation is an overworked buzzword, a cliché which any serious thinking person can see through immediately. If that is...


31 Oct 2013

The creative economy could fuel Australia's next boom

By Stuart Cunningham , Queensland University of Technology

Australia is richly blessed with an abundance of resources which, along with robust legal, business and political infrastructure, has allowed it to pull through tough times on...

7 Mar 2013

Mining a different type of boom: the growth of Australia's creative services

By Stuart Cunningham , Queensland University of Technology

There is much gnashing of teeth about Australia’s two speed economy and warnings about the so-called “Dutch disease” – a resources-driven boom that...


25 Oct 2011

CCI supports the federation government’s initiative to develop a National Cultural Policy, the first since Creative Nation in 1994.

From the wide raft of aspirations, intentions and possibilities embodied in the Discussion Paper, this looks to be much more than business-as-usual in cultural policy....

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