Submissions

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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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

Transitioning Regional Economies Inquiry

The Australia Major Performing Arts Group, AMPAG understands the purpose of the inquiry is to; ‘devise an analytical framework for assessing the scope for economic and social development in regions which share similar economic characteristics, including dependency on interrelationships between regions.’

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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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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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AMPAG Letter to Senate Inquiry 2013

AMPAG Letter to Senate Inquiry 2013

AMPAG supports in general terms the restructure of the governing board of the Australia Council to ensure it has the appropriate business and governance skills to manage risk.

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AMPAG Submission to ACNC Final Reporting

AMPAG Submission to ACNC Final Reporting

All of AMPAG's companies raise philanthropic funds which must be reported in the states
where they are raised. Some of our ‘national’ companies raise funds in several states
to support their national touring and educational activities.

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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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AMPAG Submission to Charitable fundraising regulation reform

AMPAG Submission to Charitable fundraising regulation reform

Charities are a vital part of the community’s experience, growth and inclusiveness. While the focus of many is to protect and support the vulnerable, others exist to nourish the community in other ways—through religion, through multicultural activities, and, importantly, through arts and culture.

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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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