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How Dan Andrews is using covid as cover to kill the arts in Victoria as we know them



Victoria’s state budget cash splash is a boon for the state’s arts industries and a guarantee that they will continue to vote Labour for years to come. It’s a budget founded on the government’s underlying alliance with the construction industry and a continuation of the Kennett legacy known as the “Edifice Complex “. As the budget papers claim, it’s a massive new investment, that will permanently cement (sic) Victoria’s reputation as “the nation’s cultural capital. “   

It’s showtime -the biggest ticket item is more than $1.46 billion dollars (out of a total cultural spend of $1.68 billion) allocated to break ground on the ongoing transformation of Melbourne’s Arts precincts. I’m not sure how the…

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