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arrangement, where the personal opinion of the Minister determines who and what should be a part of the Festival, is outdated.”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