Papers and Reports


AMPAG sometimes prepares papers or reports, responding to current issues affecting the major performing arts sector. These issues have included arts education, the impact of digital technology and the viability of funding arrangements for theatres.


Transitioning Regional Economies Inquiry - Submission

Transitioning Regional Economies Inquiry - Submission

AMPAG submits that measuring characteristics of arts and cultural making and engagement across regional communities will provide valuable insight into factors impacting communities’ social and economic resilience and adaptability.

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457 Visa Changes - Submission

457 Visa Changes - Submission

AMPAG business case to add and retain certain occupations on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List and to amend specified visa conditions.

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Foreign Policy and the Arts - Submission

Foreign Policy and the Arts - Submission

A coordinated strategic approach that includes effective planning and resourcing is required to take full advantage of what the arts can offer in an international context, and Australia’s major performing arts companies are pleased to be able to contribute to the development of this white paper as a step towards realising this vision.

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Inquiry into the VET Student Loans Bill 2016 - Submission

Inquiry into the VET Student Loans Bill 2016 - Submission

AMPAG is concerned that the proposed remedy to cut the rorting of government support for vocational training will have a very significant negative impact on access to quality industry focused performing arts training.

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AMPAG response - NPEA guidelines

AMPAG response - NPEA guidelines

AMPAG has provided a response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts, outlining the affect the National Program for Excellence in the Arts is likely to have on the whole sector and the major performing arts companies in particular.

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Entertainment Visa Review

Entertainment Visa Review

This page contains the federal government discussion paper on the Review of the 420 entertainment Visa and AMPAG's response.

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Education Submissions

Education Submissions

In this submission AMPAG highlights the valuable role of arts in maximising student education and social outcomes more broadly.

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In Australia special conditions - Submission

In Australia special conditions - Submission

​AMPAG submission on ‘In Australia’ special conditions, May 2012. The draft legislation on the 'In Australia' principle has also been the subject of significant work by AMPAG. We had concerns that with the tightening up of the definitions unintended consequences may arise.

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Charity fundraising reform - Submission

Charity fundraising reform - Submission

AMPAG submission on charity fundraising reform, April 2012, in response to the government’s discussion paper. AMPAG again expressed its concern about any increased compliance burden.

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NFP Governance Arrangements - Submission

NFP Governance Arrangements - Submission

AMPAG submission to the Review of not-for-profit governance arrangements, January 2012, in response to the government’s consultation paper, aiming to reduce red tape and simplify how NFPs are managed and administered.

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Digital Scoping Paper 2011

Digital Scoping Paper 2011

In 2011 AMPAG completed a Scoping Paper on the impact of digital technology in order to bring all companies up to speed with new technology developments and also to explore different models.

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Major theatre company studies

Major theatre company studies

At the end of both 2005 and 2008 AMPAG, in conjunction with the major theatre companies around the country, commissioned studies on the viability of these companies under their funding arrangements.

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