Changes to Australia's ABN Could Close Down Artistic Practice

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Only two days left to make a submission to Treasury's Black Economy Taskforce on their proposed overhaul of the ABN system (for taxation) in Australia.

The affect on all Artists from some of the proposals could make Artists choose not to practice professionally and result in a silent death of creativity and innovation. If you have an hour and are an artist then write a letter. Submissions close on 31st August 2018.

I wrote a submission as a visual artist knowing full well that between sham contracting, terrorism and billion dollar fraud the dampening effect on Artists' professional practice is at the bottom of the barrel of priorities for this Task force. I did it anyway using my own experience as an artist of 32 years. Your own experience as an artist in your own words is equally valid.

I believe the effect on innovation in this country will be cumulative and significant over time and that Artists contribute powerful and tangible soft powers throughout a nation's consciousness that is immeasurable.

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