Letters sent to Federal Parties
Here is the letter sent to the NFSA's Minister, Senator Mitch Fifield, on 6 March seeking the views of his party on future support for the NFSA.
Identical letters were sent to the Shadow Arts Minister, Hon. Tony Burke MP, and the leader of the Greens, Senator Richard di Natale.
Inter alia, attention is drawn to the $500m funding announced for the Australian War Memorial and the imbalance of such an allocation when the NFSA and other institutions are financially strapped.
Any replies will be posted here.
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