Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) . . Page.. 2223 ..
Increase the overall Arts Fund by a minimum of $1.25 million beginning in the 2017-18 Budget.
In accordance with Standing Order 100, I provide you with the following response to the petition for presentation to the Assembly:
On 15 May 2017, the Government announced a new funding package for the arts as part of the 2017-18 ACT Budget. The $21.6 million package in the 2017-18 Budget will support the Government’s vision for a more vibrant ACT, with better community facilities and services in the arts sector.
This package includes:
• $500,000 for Project funding to ensure that a minimum of $750,000 is available for Project funding for each of the next four years;
• $100,000 funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists for each of the next four years;
• $250,000 funding to the Australian National University for its new Advanced Music Performance Program for each of the next four years;
• $130,000 for Art, Not Apart for each of the next three years;
• $100,000 for DESIGN Canberra for each of the next three years;
• $35,000 funding for Kulture Break for each of the next three years; and
• Funding for new pop-up arts events in Woden and Gungahlin commencing in 2018-19 for three years.
The Government has developed a new arts funding plan and intends to consult with the community on this plan and how it can be implemented.
The Government intends to consult with the community on a proposed advisory body for the arts through a series of roundtable meetings.
Thank you for bringing this petition to the attention of the ACT Government.
Criminalisation of a non-consensual sexual image—petition 5-17
By Mr Ramsay, Attorney-General, dated 20 July 2017, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Le Couteur on 10 May 2017 concerning the criminalisation of revenge porn.
The response read as follows:
I write regarding Petition No 5-17 - Revenge Porn - Criminalisation, tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly on 10 May 2017 by Ms Caroline Le Couteur MLA.
The petition proposes the ‘criminalisation of the non-consensual disclosure of a sexual image (revenge porn).’
The ACT Government takes the issue of intimate image abuse very seriously. The sharing of intimate images without a person’s consent is a violation of their privacy. These images are shared to humiliate, harass and traumatise the victim and impact their privacy and reputation. Section 12 of the Human Rights Act 2004 provides that everyone has the right not to have his or her privacy