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‘The government has listened’: Australia’s peak bodies praise $300m federal arts policy
Launched by Anthony Albanese at Melbourne live music pub the Espy, the policy offers welcome support for the beleaguered industry

Kelly Burke

30, Jan, 2023 @4:57 AM

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Music, literature and First Nations at the forefront of a $300m boost to the arts, Labor to announce
Albanese government’s new Revive program an attempt to reverse declines to the arts sector but financial details not expected until May budget

Kelly Burke

29, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Simone Lia: Unusual gift ideas – cartoon
For that hard-to-buy-for person…

Simone Lia

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘Happiness can be ignited by making something small infinite’: what makes me happy now
If the last few years have taught us anything, writes Robert Dessaix, it’s that happiness and sadness, even misery can go together

Robert Dessaix

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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On my radar: Ibram X Kendi’s cultural highlights
The American historian on a mind-blowing book, the sheer beauty of South Africa and and seeing his name come up as an answer on his favourite gameshow

Killian Fox

28, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Bat out of Hell: The Musical review – incoherent Meat Loaf extravaganza saved by spectacular music and confetti cannons
With a barely-there script of stereotypes and shortcuts, the story is no longer the point. Everyone is there for the music – and it is glorious

Cassie Tongue

28, Jan, 2023 @1:47 AM

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Wanda Sykes on Trump’s Facebook return: ‘Like letting Hannibal Lecter babysit your most delicious child’
Late-night hosts discuss Meta’s reinstatement of Donald Trump to Facebook and Instagram, and Jimmy Kimmel celebrates the 20th anniversary of his show

Guardian staff

27, Jan, 2023 @4:41 PM

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Alan Cumming hands back his OBE citing the ‘toxicity of empire’
Actor says recent conversations about role of monarchy ‘opened his eyes’ to suffering of Indigenous people around the world

Tim Jonze

27, Jan, 2023 @11:46 AM

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The Guide #71: From Top Gun to Tár, the best picture Oscar nominees ranked
In this week’s newsletter: It’s one of the toughest races to call in years, but this week we rank the ten outstanding candidates to win the biggest prize of all

Gwilym Mumford

27, Jan, 2023 @11:45 AM

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‘Remarkable’: Eastbourne shipwreck identified as 17th-century Dutch warship
Klein Hollandia discovery ‘opens up fascinating chapter in rich, shared maritime history between UK and Netherlands’

Caroline Davies

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Eva Green portrayed as ‘diva’ to shift blame for film collapse, high court hears
Actor is suing White Lantern Films and SMC Speciality finance for fee for A Patriot but two firms are countersuing

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

26, Jan, 2023 @6:15 PM

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Kimmel on Pence documents: ‘Really throwing Republicans for a loop’
Late-night hosts discuss Pence’s classified documents, Trump’s reinstatement to Facebook and the US tanks gifted to Ukraine

Guardian staff

26, Jan, 2023 @4:15 PM

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