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Film And Television Part Of The Knowledge Nation Bob McMullan - Shadow Minister for the Arts

Media Statement - 17 November 2000

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The film and television industry is well placed to succeed in the 21st Century as part of Labor's plan for a Knowledge Nation, Shadow Minister for the Arts, Bob McMullan, said today.

Mr McMullan was guest speaker at the Screen Producers' Association of Australia Annual Conference in Sydney today.

"The film and television industry fits Labor's vision of a Knowledge Nation as it is a major producer of the currency of the 21st Century - intellectual property," Mr McMullan said.

"The industries that succeed over the next decade will be those, like the film and television industry, which produce the vital ingredient that feeds the online environment - content.

"Therefore, the film and television industry fits Labor's vision of the Knowledge Nation as an industry of the future which is at the cutting edge of technology.

"Industries, such as film and television, provide high-skilled, high-wage jobs, and generate ideas and innovation.

"Most importantly, in a globalised world, the film and television industry plays a vital role in telling the world who we are and what we stand for.

"Labor will continue to support the film and television industry as it plays an important role in defining our culture and our identity," Mr McMullan said.

Authorised by Geoff Walsh, 19 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.