Arts funding review to be considered in secret

johnboy 26 November 2010 3

The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is wondering aloud why submissions on the Loxton review for arts funding in the ACT are not being published:

“Yesterday, in the inquiry into the 2009-10 annual reports, Mr Stanhope’s departmental head told the committee that the submissions would not be released,” Mrs Dunne said. “He said the candidness of the views was such that the submissions should be kept confidential.

“The government received over 70 submissions in response to the report, prepared by consultants, Peter Loxton and Associates, but only the government will have the benefit of the views and the wisdom of the arts community.

“The rest of us can only speculate as to those submissions and whether they will be taken into account by ACT Labor. Comments made by people involved in a wide variety of arts activities have been quite critical of the report and its recommendations. The formal submissions that I have seen are equally critical.

So… submissions will only be released when they are not candid?

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3 Responses to Arts funding review to be considered in secret
I-filed I-filed 11:24 am 26 Nov 10

Leaks please!

trevar trevar 10:42 am 26 Nov 10

For ‘candid’, read ‘critical’.

His Stanliness must think of the children and not confuse them with views that differ from his own…

Holditz Holditz 9:44 am 26 Nov 10

The R-A have had some ‘candid’ views of the various arts fittings, and yet it hasn’t gone all confidential…

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