Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Qld premiers literary awards scrapped.

Read it here from the SMH.

Campbell Newman has scrapped the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, arguing the $244,000 saving was part of the Liberal National Party's promised cost-cutting drive.
The move was not specifically flagged before the state election and has prompted criticism on Twitter this afternoon, with people raising concern it was an ominous sign about the approach the LNP government would take on supporting the arts.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/books/new-premier-tears-up-literary-awards-20120403-1wad1.html#ixzz1qytJNRV8

There will be a backlash, a cry from the arts, and more than a few annoyed writers.

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