Page 2441 - Week 08 - Thursday, 6 June 2013

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video

Hope the voyage is a long one.

May there be many a summer morning when,

with what pleasure, what joy,

you come into harbours seen for the first time;

may you stop at Phoenician trading stations

to buy fine things,

mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,

sensual perfume of every kind—

as many sensual perfumes as you can;

and may you visit many Egyptian cities

to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.

Arriving there is what you are destined for.

But do not hurry the journey at all.

Better if it lasts for years,

so you are old by the time you reach the island,

wealthy with all you have gained on the way,

not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvellous journey.

Without her you would not have set out.

She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.

Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,

you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

Vale John Harry Notaras.


DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (4.58): Tonight I would like to highlight, especially to Canberra arts organisations, the new approach to private sector funding for the arts that has grown out of last year’s federal government review of private sector support for the arts. Creative Partnerships Australia was launched in February this year as a result of a recommendation from the review for the amalgamation of the Australia Business Arts Foundation and Artsupport Australia. The aim is to promote, encourage and facilitate business, philanthropic and donor support for the arts.

We already see this happening in Canberra with business support of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and various events of the centenary, but this new organisation offers new opportunity for our arts sector. Creative Partnerships Australia have people in every state of Australia helping to form partnerships between businesses and arts organisations to drive investment in Australia’s cultural sector.

This initiative to connect business with arts organisations is more than just about money; a partnership with arts organisations is a way to deliver on corporate objectives and priorities such as brand alignment, employee engagement and

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video