National Academy's music lives on!
After a whirlwind 6 week campaign, it has been announced that the National Academy of Music will remain open for 2009, running its full planned program, with Brett Dean as Artistic Director.
The Rudd Government is trying to pretend that it has not done a backflip on this, but the effect is that, instead of being scrapped as originally planned by Arts Minister Peter Garrett, the Academy will continue to operate for at least another 12 months, and its future looks bright beyond that.
You can read all about what Christine Milne has done to help save the Academy from Garrett's axe here.
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