Simon Crean

  1. Drama In Aussie Politics Sees Peter Garrett Quit, New Communications Minister Appointed

    July 01, 2013 1:21 AM EDT In a wild and dramatic five days of politics Down Under, Australia has a new minister for communications, its culture minister has added another portfolio and Peter Garrett – the former frontman of Midnight Oil who became a prominent Labor Party ...

  2. Australia’s Arts Minister Simon Crean Out, ‘Creative Australia’ Faces Unknown Fate

    March 22, 2013 2:50 AM EDT Australia is without an arts minister less than two weeks after the incumbent Simon Crean presented the country’s first cultural policy in nearly 20 years. In an eventful day for Australian politics, Crean was dismissed on Thursday after he unsu ...

  3. Mixed Music Biz Response for Australia’s National Cultural Policy

    March 14, 2013 4:14 AM EDT Australia’s federal arts minister Simon Crean has unveiled its awaited National Cultural Policy, the most significant overview of this country’s cultural activities and its support framework in almost 20 years. It's carried in “Creative Aus ...

  4. Neil Finn, Missy Higgins, Simon Crean Deliver Speeches During APRA Song Summit

    May 29, 2012 10:06 AM EDT Australian musicians Missy Higgins. Inspiration, perspiration and the damned writer's block were key themes explored over the three-day APRA Song Summit, which wrapped Monday in central Sydney. Australia's federal arts minister Simon Cre ...

  5. Australia Cuts Funding For Radio Broadcasters

    May 11, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Australia's independent music community is poring over a federal budget which contains some real surprises, not the least a particularly sour note for the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project. There's a financial boost for music indust ...