Key People

The list below groups senior executive staff according to area of responsibility.

Our Work

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Artbank is a one of a kind, Australian Government support program that acquires the work of living, Australian contemporary artists – making the collection available to the general public through a leasing program.

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Catalyst supports innovative arts projects by small-to-medium arts and cultural organisations that cannot easily find funding from other sources.

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The Meeting of Cultural Ministers comprises the Australian, state and territory government arts and culture ministers.

Corporate Plan 2016-20

The Communications and Arts portfolio touches every household and business in Australia and is critical to Australia having a knowledge-based, innovative economy.

Our Corporate Plan 2016–20 sets our course for the future, identifying our purpose, values, operating environment, strategic priorities, capability and risk oversight and management.

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The objective of the Department of Communications is to develop vibrant, sustainable and internationally competitive communications and entertainment sectors of the Australian economy. The Department supports the Minister for Communications through the provision of policies, expert advice, and planning and managing the implementation of initiatives across Australia.

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