MEDIA RELEASE - Book Council > Mitch Fifield, Liberal Senator for Victoria

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Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield

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 and promotion.

 

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.