Submissions

Not for Profit

The federal government has conducted several inquiries and reviews in 2011 and 2012, looking at issues in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. These are in the context of the government establishing the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission (ACNC) in October this year.

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Federal Government Arts Policy

AMPAG responds to the many inquiries and discussion papers released by the Federal Government that might affect its member companies and, in turn, the broader arts sector. All our submissions and responses can be found here.

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Digital

For some time AMPAG has been discussing with member companies and others how digital technology affects performing arts companies in their business practices, marketing and reaching audiences. There are both pros and cons for the major performing arts companies.

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Tax Reform

For a number of years AMPAG has been working with a taxation expert preparing submissions to the Federal Government on potential taxation reforms which would benefit the arts sector. Some have been adopted but AMPAG has two main issues it still wants addressed and continues to lobby about these in various forums.

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National Arts Curriculum

A national arts curriculum is currently being developed for kindergarten to Year 12 by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) which is responsible for the management of curriculum, assessment and reporting at the national level.

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Performing Arts uniquely positioned to advance Australia’s soft power

Performing Arts uniquely positioned to advance Australia’s soft power

DFAT has launched the first Soft Power Review to consider ways to better leverage Australia's soft power assets and build effective partnerships to advance Australia's security and prosperity. AMPAG’s submission to the Review, summarised here, outlines the vital role that cultural diplomacy, including diplomacy through the performing arts, has in advancing Australia’s soft power.

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Music inquiry and classical music

Music inquiry and classical music

AMPAG’s submission to the parliamentary inquiry into the Australian music industry, summarised here, recommends a number of steps to secure the growth and sustainability of the classic music sector.

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Draft bills carry serious implications for the arts

Draft bills carry serious implications for the arts

AMPAG is concerned about the negative effects that the draft Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill and the draft Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill will have on the arts, should they go ahead as they stand.

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Skilled Migration- Job Code Eligibility Review

Skilled Migration- Job Code Eligibility Review

AMPAG provides evidence to support its argument that job codes for dancers, Artistic Directors, Arts Administrators and Music Directors should be moved from the short to the to the medium-to-long term skilled migrant list.

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Gonski 2-Education Excellence Review

Gonski 2-Education Excellence Review

AMPAG submits evidence in support of Introducing a STEAM-oriented ecurriculum backed up by rigorous professional development for arts teachers and a supportive organisational framework.

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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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