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Australia's arts sector was again let down badly in federal budget

Jenna Price
By Jenna Price
Updated March 31 2022 - 8:05pm, first published 6:30pm
Jane Campion won best director for The Power of the Dog at this year's Academy Awards. Picture: Getty Images

When Jane Campion won the best director Oscar for The Power of the Dog, her alma mater immediately spread the news. Campion is a former student of the proud-as-punch Australian Film Television and Radio School. I tried to call and give her the bad news about her old school's funding squeeze the morning after the budget but, hell, busy lady. Her people never got back to my people.

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Jenna Price

Jenna Price is a Canberra Times columnist and a visiting fellow at the Australian National University.

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