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Culture Dumping

Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 10:00pm

How does the Australia Council set its funding priorities?
“Dumping” is a trade term, denoting the practice whereby one country unloads its surplus production on another at a price the locals can't match. Dumping has undermined Australia's agriculture and manufacturing industries, all in the name of free trade. And there is a cultural equivalent of dumping – we buy up the surplus created by Europe and America and in the process undermine our own cultural creators and institutions.  Read more