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The Fringe is Back! Time to Back the Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe kicks off tonight and the Greens today have called for both sides of potential Government to back the Fringe with the funding commitment outlined in the PWC Report.

The Greens strongly welcomed Labor’s announcement today that a Labor Malinauskas Government will commit to an additional $2 million in funding per year from State Government as called for by the recently commissioned PWC Report and urged a Marshall Liberal Government to do the same.

Pundits predict a potential hung Parliament after the March 19 state poll and independents and cross bench parties will be vital for the passage of any legislation including Budget Bills if this is the case. The 2021 Lucas/Marshall Budget Legislation failed to pass both Houses of Parliament.

 Quotes attributable to Tammy Franks MLC, Greens SA Parliamentary Leader:

“The Fringe is an iconic Adelaide event that launches careers, connects communities and keeps Adelaide at the heart of the Arts. It is a much-loved Festival of our Festival state and deserving of support from all sides of politics to back them in in these tough times of ‘living with Covid.

“Investment on our most popular Arts Festival should be a unity ticket for South Australian politicians.

“We welcome the Marshall Government now backing an earlier Greens call for free transport for this Fringe and Festival season, now we urge them to back the Fringe itself and deliver for artists and audiences alike.

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