The Office For the Arts released its own communique with a summary of arts support. It includes the transfer of CPA to the Australia Council:
Limelight Magazine has a more comprehensive analysis by Steve Dow with details of Australia Council’s forward estimates. It quotes Ben Eltham saying the Australia Council is ““bumping along and getting a little bit of indexation”, rising from $221 million in 2022-23 to $247 million in the 2025-26 forward estimates.” However TNA assumes this includes the Creative Partnerships Australia funding of around $5mil p/a.
The Guardian’s general piece by Caitlin Cassidy on the budget includes an analysis that the arts has been cut in real terms:
The Sydney Morning Herald’s piece by Linda Morris also notes future funding for the policy: “Future funding decisions for the sector would be set out in the new National Cultural Policy, Burke said.”
The Conversation includes a piece by Jo Caust with a big section on the history and role of Creative Partnerships Australia. It notes that “It remains to be seen how these functions will be folded into the Australia Council.”