International streaming platforms will be required to invest in more local Australian content, under new quotas set to be outlined by Arts Minister Tony Burke at the National Cultural Policy Launch on 30th January 2023, with the policy hoped to be passed later this year, and a start date of 1 July 2024. The policy will require international streamers to reinvest revenue back into local productions, yet a period of extensive negotiations will still be required to iron out the finer details of the policy, including what percentage is to be reinvested.
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The National Government’s new National Cultural Policy – Revive – has been released and will set the course for Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector for the next five years. The policy is intended to "bring drive, direction and vision back to the $17 billion industry – which employs an estimated 400,000 Australians."
Backed by $286 million in dedicated funding over four years, Revive’s centrepiece is the establishment of Creative Australia. Creative Australia will be the Government’s new principal arts investment and advisory body. The governing body of Creative Australia will continue to be known as the Australia Council.
Within Creative Australia four new bodies will be established:
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One of the key stadium out-door venues across the South-West is the Hands Oval located in Bunbury. From January 2023, this site is undergoing a $17.42 million re-development into an 800-person stadium to provide all round sport, recreation and events, including football. This major redevelopment aims to support the future of regional sport and entice state and national events to this community. It is planned for completion in 2024.
The non-profit Organisation Prepare Produce Provide (PPP) will be collaborating with Crown Perth as part of the World Indigenous Tourism Summit being held in March this year. PPP will be providing opportunities for students and teachers to engage with a variety of programs developed around the summit. Some of the events available for the students are the opportunity to work with chefs on:
Ten new Jobs and Skills Councils (previously referred to as Industry Clusters) commenced January 2023. The Jobs and Skills Councils will work with Jobs and Skills Australia to determine workplace skill needs and training pathways.
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has released a Jobs and Skills Australia discussion paper. The paper is an opportunity for interested parties to provide their views to the Australian Government about the ongoing arrangements of JSA, ahead of permanent arrangements being finalised.
The discussion paper is focused on the areas of functions and ways of working for Jobs and Skills Australia’s ongoing operations.
Submissions close 5pm AEDT, 10 February 2023.
Download the paper and make a submission.
The Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council’s new charitable arm, Aboriginal Tourism Western Australia, established to secure philanthropic and Lotterywest partnerships, has sourced inaugural funding of $3.9 million over the next four years.
The historic four-year funding agreement, provided through the support of philanthropists and Lotterywest, will see Aboriginal Tourism Western Australia (ATWA) receive $975,000 a year over to develop new Aboriginal tourism initiatives in the state.
Working in close partnership with the WAITOC, ATWA will build business capacity, deliver mentoring, and support emerging Aboriginal businesses at the grassroots level.
Visitors to Western Australia consistently express enthusiasm for undertaking authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences when in the state. WAITOC said that the additional funding will go a long way in developing 60 businesses during the four-year period.
Following AusActive's 2023 Australian national survey of industry professionals and businesses, for the first time, "Fitness Programs for Older Adults" has taken the number 1 fitness trend spot. The shifting demographics and desire for preventative and maintenance health has led to a greater focus on designing and catering fitness programs for the older adult. Fitness staff will have a growing need to gain the knowledge and skills to tailor programs to this group and understanding of the physical changes that occur as the body ages and how best to support this.
Pilates also landed in the top 10 fitness trend spots for the first time.
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has released a Request for Proposal for the Launch into Work Employer Panel 2022–28 on AusTender.
The department is seeking responses from businesses interested in becoming members of the Launch into Work Employer Panel (the Employer Panel).
The Employer Panel will be established by April 2023 and cease on 30 June 2028.
Members of the Employer Panel may use Launch into Work projects to recruit at least 30 eligible job seekers per year into vacant entry-level roles within their business.
Projects are co-designed with the department and tailored to the entry-level roles being filled. They will include the training, practical workplace activities and mentoring necessary to build the skills and confidence of participants, so they can move directly into employment in the business at the end of the project.
5.00 pm (ACT local time)
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Further information about this Request for Proposal is available on AusTender.