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MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Peter Garrett MP Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

PG/27 26 February 2008

MINISTER CONGRATULATES AUSTRALIAN OSCAR WINNER

Australia congratulates Eva Orner on her Oscar for Best Documentary for her work Taxi to the Dark Side.

The Academy Award is the latest in a string of achievements by this talented Australian producer, including an AFI Award, a Logie and an Australian Human Rights Award.

Australian documentary-makers have a reputation for bravery and integrity - shining a light on uncomfortable and confronting issues.

The Australian Government is strongly committed to supporting our documentary film makers. Documentary makers will be able to access direct funding from Screen Australia from 1 July, and indirect support is available through the Producer Offset.

Media contact: Margot Marshall 02 6277 7640 or 0418 624 847