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Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994



Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994

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r r Mr Speaker, the Northern Territory Government recognises the value and contribution of the arts in the social, cultural and economic development of the Northern Territory. Arts activity in the Territory already reflects our culturally rich and diverse population base, and this Government remains committed to encouraging further creative endeavour, guided by the principle of striving for excellence and quality of experience, and to facilitating opportunities for a greater awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts by all Territorians. Our attendance at the theatre, libraries, art galleries, museums, dance performances, and popular and classical music concerts, on a per capita basis is amongst the highest in Australia. An Australian Bureau of Statistics Report published in March 1993 shows that over the 12 months to March 1993, 16 900 Territorians undertook 33 500 projects in a paid or unpaid capacity in culture /leisure activities. This Government is committed to encouraging and facilitating this interest in cultural activities. 2

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