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Friday, 30 October 2015

AFTRS and the quality curve - A reply on behalf of Mitch Fifield

Quite some time ago, a blog entry about AFTRS was posted here . The entry, the most popular ever posted by the way, was notified to the then Minister responsible for AFTRS, the well-respected Senator the Hon George ("Bookshelves") Brandis QC. Now the following reply has been received.

Our Reference: MC15-004403
30 October 2015
Mr Geoffrey Gardner
<geofg2@bigpond.com>
Dear Mr Gardner

Thank you for your email to the former Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, regarding the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Minister Mitch Fifield now has responsibility for the Arts portfolio, and has asked me to reply on his behalf. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

As the national screen arts and broadcast school, AFTRS continues to adapt to the
changing demands of the industry in order to provide advanced education and training to meet the evolving needs of Australia’s screen and broadcast industries. AFTRS has been rated as one of the best film schools internationally and the Australian Government is proud to support its commitment to nurturing young artists. I note that AFTRS students have the opportunity for training in all facets of film and television production and in radio broadcasting, and it is notable that almost all graduating radio broadcasting students are employed in their chosen field.

I appreciate your interest in the performance of AFTRS graduates, and draw your attention to the AFTRS Alumni Survey published in issue 10 of Lumina. This can be accessed at Lumina 10 .

I thank you for writing on this matter.

Yours sincerely

Lyn Allan
Assistant Secretary

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