Federal Election 2016

LPA has identified a number of priority areas for the upcoming 2016 Federal Election. Our top priority is to safeguard sustainability of the live performance industry, with 2 key actions:

  • Return the funding cut of $72.8m over 4 years to the Australia Council to provide long term stability for small to medium companies
  • Maintain and improve transparency of the Catalyst program

Policy Priorities 2016:

LPA Federal Election Policy Priorities 2016

Election Report Card 2016:

Election Report Card 2016


Call to Action: LPA Members Election Engagement Guide 2016

Summary Infographics - Stats & Facts

List of Candidates - Contact Details

21 June 2016: LPA Letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull

Media Releases:

21 April 2016: Peak Body Calls on Federal Government to Hand Back Funds That Will Deliver Jobs and Growth for Live Performance

3 May 2016: Budget Fails to Invest in Jobs and Growth for Live Performance Industry

5 May 2016: Live Performance Australia slams funding silence on eve of drastic cuts

10 May 2016: Live Performance Australia calls on Coalition for funding clarity

13 May 2016: Australia Council Delivers Budget Cull to Live Performance Industry

19 May 2016: The Great Performing Arts Cull in NSW, VICQLD and SA

20 May 2016: Live Performance Australia exposes full impact of Black Friday cull for performing arts

2 June 2016: Live Performance Australia sets out election policy priorities

16 June 2016: LPA releases Report Card: Coalition yet to deliver its plan for live performance industry