INQUIRY INTO STATE RECORDS ACT FINAL HEARING

Last hearing today for the Social Issues Committee inquiry into the State Records Act 1998 and Policy Paper on its Review which I Chair. We heard from a variety of witnesses who were sharing their views on the proposal to merge State Archives and Records Authority with the Sydney Living Museum.  Continue reading

VARUNA NATIONAL WRITERS HOUSE FOUR YEAR FUNDING ANNOUNCED

Varuna the National Writers House is a unique cultural gem in the upper Blue Mountains nurturing our writing talent and international reputation. So it was exciting to meet with Chair of the Board Jennifer Scott to confirm $740,000 over four years to support their invaluable cultural work. And to hear about this great cultural institution. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS ARTS SECTOR FOSTERED BY MULTI-YEAR FUNDING TO DELIVER PROJECTS

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP today announced that Varuna the National Writers House will receive $740,000 in long-term funding over the next 4 years to develop and deliver multiple arts and cultural activities. Continue reading

INQURY INTO STATE RECORDS ACT- SITE VISIT

Today the Social Issues Committee inspected the Museum of Sydney, NSW State Archives at Kingswood and Elizabeth Farm at Parramatta as part of our inquiry into the state archives act and the proposal to merge the Sydney Living Museums and State Archives. Very illuminating site visits.  Continue reading