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Minister for Communications and the Arts Paul Fletcher has tried to calm the outrage among artists after a controversial public sector restructuring.

Reprinted from SBS News
Article by Nick Baker

Photo by Tyler Lastovich from Pexels

The government has defended its decision to axe the federal arts department, saying artists should welcome its new home within an infrastructure mega department.

Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a number of federal departments would be scrapped, including the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Instead, Mr Morrison said arts will now fall within the new Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, which among other things will oversee road and rail.

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