What Does Australian Culture Need?

“The answer to Australia’s cultural crisis under Howard, according to the artists and their academic handbags, is more money. Our money, of course, in the form of taxpayer-funded subsidies to the arts. But those calling for more money had better be careful what they wish for. By all means let’s start a debate on this issue, but that means, as a starting point, following where the money has gone over the past few years. And it’s not a pretty picture…”