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Letting the whole Assembly horn in on the multicultural festival

By johnboy - 25 June 2009 6

The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan, triumphant in State of Origin rivalry, is thrilled that the always controversial Multicultural Festival is to be freed from John Hargreaves idea of fun:

    ACT Greens Multicultural Affairs Spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA has welcomed the Government’s announcement to develop a formal monitoring and evaluation process for the Multicultural Festival…

    “But the current arrangement, where the personal opinion of the Minister determines who and what should be a part of the Festival, is outdated.”

    “That is why the Government agreeing to the Estimates Committee recommendations that it review and evaluate the Festival is so positive.”

    “It has been suggested that certain events should not be included in the Festival because they do not fit in with the Festival’s unwritten vision.”

    “I’d like to see this Festival becoming more, rather than less, inclusive and interactive in its activities. This evaluation might help identify a wider notion of what this Festival can be about.” Ms Bresnan said.

Of course with any review process there is a danger the baby will go out with the bathwater.

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6 Responses to
Letting the whole Assembly horn in on the multicultural festival
A Noisy Noise Annoys 12:03 pm 26 Jun 09

Let’s hope they don’t try another disaster like Kate Carnell’s merging of the Canberra Festival and the Multicultural Festival.

johnboy 9:18 am 26 Jun 09

Skidbladnir said :

(Beer And Meat On A Stick Day)

C’mon Trevar, the search field is there to help you.

Skidbladnir 9:15 am 26 Jun 09

(Beer And Meat On A Stick Day)

trevar 9:11 am 26 Jun 09

harley said :

So long as we still get BAMOASD.

BAMOASD? I’m always bemused by the political machinations behind the festival, but I suspect this may be an acronym…

poptop 5:11 pm 25 Jun 09

A formal monitoring and evaluation process?

RIP Multicultural Festival: Good Night, Sweet Prince.

harley 3:29 pm 25 Jun 09

So long as we still get BAMOASD.

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