Open letter to Senator the Hon Mitch FifieldĀ 




Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield 

Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts, Manager of Government Business in  the Senate

22 March 2017


Dear Minister,

On behalf of the 3,000 or more authors represented by the ASA, I would like to thank you for not only listening to but also acting on, the concerns that we, along with many of our arts colleagues, have been raising about the diminution of funding for the Australia Council for the Arts.  Your decision to return the majority of Catalyst funding to the Council is greatly needed and much appreciated.

The ASA is one of the small to medium sized arts organisations slated to benefit from this funding decision, and we welcome the opportunity to further enhance the services that we offer to our authors throughout Australia.

We also look forward to continuing to work with you to help support and develop the careers of writers, who contribute so generously and successfully to Australian culture and sense of community.

Our thanks again,

Best wishes,

Juliet Rogers


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