Senator McAllister tours Fox Studios

4.00pm | May 05, 2017


The cultural importance of the creative sector is well recognised. These companies help us express ourselves and tell Australian stories. But it’s also important to remember that these businesses employ thousands of people and contribute hundreds of millions to the Australian economy (more than $86 billion in 2014). Today’s meeting included key people involved with movies like the Great Gatsby and the Lego movies. They shared some of their expertise on how they compete with world leaders in LA, including the impact of the NBN and the quality of talent produced by our TAFEs and unis. Although this government seems determined to ignore the arts, it is important that this vibrant sector gets the support it needs to continue being a strong part of our economy.