10 Feb 2016

Cultural heritage institutions get bashed by government.

Australian institutions that belong to all Australians are to be slashed as government hits our cultural heritage.

Based on an article by Phillip Thomson

National cultural institutions in Canberra will cut jobs again as they deal with the Turnbull government's efficiency dividend. Nothing has changed since Abbott put the boot into Canberra.

Cuts of $20 million from the budgets of six institutions over four years  was an "impossible ask".

Institutions effected are The National Museum of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Australian Democracy, National Film and Sound Archive, National Gallery of Australia and National Library.

These institutions say "we've cut fat, we've cut muscle, now we've got to look at what we stop doing."

"The $20m savings will not be able to be found without impacting on services to the public.

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