MEDIA RELEASE - Book Council
15 December 2015
The Government has announced it will
not proceed with the Book Council of Australia.
This decision is reflected in the
Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) released today by the Treasurer
and Minister for Finance.
I will be consulting widely with the
literary community about alternative sector-led mechanisms for representation
I thank those who had indicated their
willingness to serve on the Council, particularly Louise Adler AM, who had
agreed to be Chair, and the many people who have generously shared their views
on Australian writing and reading.