Australia’s Arts and Cultural Ministers are seeking to identify ways in which the MPA Framework can be strengthened. Anyone in the arts sector and those with an interest in Australian arts and culture are encouraged to have their say.
The major performing arts sector supported under the MPA Framework comprises 28 leading companies in dance, theatre, circus, opera and orchestral and chamber music.
Survey responses will help inform a report on opportunities to strengthen the MPA Framework, which will be provided to the Meeting of Cultural Ministers later this year.
The Major Performing Arts companies employ approximately 10,500 people and reach about four million people through performances, school activities and workshops each year.
The survey closes at 5pm 9th August. Access the survey here
The WA Government has confirmed over $3 million funding for five important local grassroots sporting projects for the Shire of Broome. The funding will go towards an upgrade and expansion of the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre's (BRAC) multipurpose outdoor courts as well as other priority projects. Read more
The Federal Government has announced it will contribute funding towards the construction of a new multi-purpose community and sports facility in Harvey. The new facilities will include a multi-purpose community and sporting centre, a large social room, kitchen/kiosk facilities, bathrooms, change rooms and administration rooms. Read more
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will hold their bi-annual Sport and Recreation Industry Awards at Optus Stadium on August 8 2018. The awards are the premier accolades for any organisation in the industry as they recognise innovation and exceptional achievement across all areas of sport and recreation in Western Australia.
Tickets for the breakfast celebration are available online from the Department's website here.
The new multi-purpose Mundaring Arena has opened, with the indoor sports facility able to cater for year-round play in grassroots basketball, netball, hockey, badminton, volleyball and soccer. The $10 million arena is a joint project between the State Government, Shire of Mundaring and Mundaring Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, with additional funding provided by local user sports associations. Read more
The National Association for the Visual Arts (nava) is holding a Visual Arts forum in Canberra on the 14th and 15th August 2018. Artists, designers, makers and decision-makers from across the nation are invited to be part of Australia's only national contemporary arts event. For more information, please visit the Future/Forward page of the nava website.
Updates have been made in the RGR08 Training Package to qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, which have either been superseded or deleted. The updated products are now part of the RGR Racing and Breeding Training Package.
The latest information can be found on Training.gov.au
The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training is inviting feedback from stakeholders on the functionality of https://training.gov.au/ (TGA).
The TGA website gets over 7 million visits per year and is the authoritative source of information for VET sector users. Over the coming weeks, TGA is undertaking a review.
If you are a TGA user and interested in participating in planned user research, please complete the short registration form or contact the TGA Project mailbox.
The Australian Cruise Association will be hosting its 22nd Anniversary Conference & AGM in Broome from 12 to 14 September 2018. This year’s conference, Forging Stronger Relationships is sponsored by Tourism WA, Cruise Broome and Kimberley Port Authority. The Australian Cruise Association invites members and non-members to attend.
Early bird registrations on the Australian Cruise Association's website are available until July 31.
The number of Tasmanians that visit WA is set to grow with a direct air service linking Perth and Hobart. The service will be operated by Virgin Australia, commencing in September 2018.
According to Acting Tourism Minister Bill Johnson, "The flights will make it easier and more attractive for Tasmanians to come and explore all the things WA has to offer, including watching a footy match at Optus Stadium, swimming with whale sharks on the Ningaloo Reef or exploring the magnificent Kimberley region.
"Increasing aviation access to Western Australia is important in helping us attract more visitors to the State and cementing our reputation as Australia's western gateway." Read the media statement here.