You're hot, then you're cold: Creative industries policy making in Australia

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Much compelling evidence has emerged over the last two decades demonstrating the importance of Australia’s creative industries. In 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed that culture is ‘big business’ in this country. Yet despite this, interest by policy makers at all levels of government has been intermittent, at best. This chapter gives a brief history of policy development, and offers a number of reasons for why policy and politics have not focussed more resolutely on Australia’s creative economy. It finishes with a discussion of Australia’s ‘unfinished agenda’, one which demands attention not only by government, but also industry and higher education, if we are to properly meet both the challenges and opportunities before us.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative business in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationLearnings from the Creative Industries Innovation Centre, 2009 to 2015
EditorsLisa Andersen, Paul Ashton, Lisa Colley
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherUTS ePRESS
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780992451820
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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