Creative industries, creative country

Labor believes the creative industries are central to our lives as Australians.

The visual arts, film, music, theatre and dance chronicle our Australian stories while creating jobs across our cities and regions.

The Abbott-Turnbull Government has delivered nothing but chaos and cuts for the arts. Labor has a plan to fix the damage and restore our creative industries to their rightful place at the centre of Australia’s cultural and economic life.

From Gough Whitlam’s establishment of the Australia Council to the Gillard Government’s wide-ranging Creative Australia policy, Labor has valued and elevated the contribution of the creative industries to Australia’s social, cultural and economic life. 

Our comprehensive plan for the arts will see this sector flourish, reaching out to touch the lives of all Australians.

Read more about Labor’s positive plan for the creative industries here.