Paul Keating’s Creative Nation: a policy document that changed us – The Conversation AU

Today marks 20 years since the publication of Creative Nation. An ambitious and expansive project by Paul Keating’s Labor Government, it was the first Commonwealth cultural policy document in Australia’s history. Its initial impact was significant, with Keating committing A$252 million of additional spending over four years to the arts and cultural industries in Australia.

But Creative Nation’s legacy in Australian life since 1994 has been nothing short of profound.

Creative Nation changed the …