MARCH WITH US TO CANBERRA ON 18 JUNE
JOIN THE ART WORKERS PROTEST
AGAINST HIS EXCELLENCE
ARTS SECTOR CALLS ON PARLIAMENT TO BLOCK FUNDING CUTS
Crikey / Daily Review
16 June 2015
George Brandis unites the crossbench in votes against the government
Heath Aston / The Age
17 June 2015
The legal and constitutional affairs references committee will now review the handling of the letter sent by Martin Place siege gunman Man Haron Monis to the Attorney-General and, separately, Senator Brandis' decision to divert $105 million from the Australia Council to a new program that has been branded by Labor as his own "arts slush fund", the National Program for Excellence in the Arts.
The vote to establish both inquiries, held on Tuesday, was the first time all eight crossbenchers have voted with Labor and the Greens to refer the government to an inquiry chaired by the opposition.Below, protest street poster by Theatre of the Actors of Regard, after Un collège en promenade by CHAM, Le Charivari, 6 March 1869.