You're hot, then you're cold: Creative industries policy making in Australia

Cunningham, Stuart D. (2015) You're hot, then you're cold: Creative industries policy making in Australia. In Andersen, Lisa, Ashton, Paul, & Colley, Lisa (Eds.) Creative Business in Australia: Learnings from the Creative Industries Innovation Centre, 2009 to 2015. UTS ePress, Sydney, N.S.W, pp. 159-174.

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Much compelling evidence has emerged over the last two decades demonstrating the importance of Australia’s creative industries. In 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed that culture is ‘big business’ in this country. Yet despite this, interest by policy makers at all levels of government has been intermittent, at best. This chapter gives a brief history of policy development, and offers a number of reasons for why policy and politics have not focussed more resolutely on Australia’s creative economy. It finishes with a discussion of Australia’s ‘unfinished agenda’, one which demands attention not only by government, but also industry and higher education, if we are to properly meet both the challenges and opportunities before us.

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ID Code: 89368
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 have been peer reviewed.
Keywords: Creative Industries, Policy Making, Australia, Creative Economy, ‘unfinished agenda’
DOI: 10.5130/978-0-9924518-2-0
ISBN: 9780992451820
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2015 01:45
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 02:34

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