Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (Australia)

Report

Regional Economic Development Guide

Australia's regions are vital to the national economy, cultural identity and environmental amenity. They produce the bulk of our exports and are home to roughly a third of our population. Importantly, the economies of our regions and cities are co-dependent and linked through economic, cultural...
Policy

Creative Nation: Commonwealth cultural policy, October 1994

Released in 1994 by then Prime Minister Paul Keating, Creative Nation was the first time an Australian federal government formally developed a cultural policy. $250 million in additional funding was promised to cultural institutions. The report emphasised culture's importance to national identity,and defined culture more...
Report

Review of the Australia Council: May 2012

On 19 December 2011 Arts Minister Simon Crean announced a review of the Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts funding agency. The purpose of the Review was to ensure that funding opportunities offered by the Australia Council reflect the diversity, innovation and excellence of Australia’s...
Report

Expert panel on constitutional recognition of local government

The independent Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government was appointed in August 2011 by the Australian Government. The Panel was tasked with consulting the community on whether Australia's Constitution should be changed to include local government. The Panel consulted nationally and considered feedback...
Report

The future of sport in Australia

The Crawford Review was commissioned to investigate the reforms required to ensure that Australia’s sporting system remains prepared for the challenges of the future. This report examines elite and community level sport as well as sport for young people, women and men, sport for people...