Media

12 Oct James Paterson’s welcome lateral thinking

By Terry Barnes Good on Victorian Liberal Senator James Paterson for his media campaign to sell Jackson Pollock’s drunken daub, Blue Poles, to help pay down the national debt.  Forgive the puns, but he’s succeeded in framing the debate about debt reduction in a way that...

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10 Oct Blue Poles ought to be sold

By Caleb Bond WHY should the Federal Government continue to own a foreign artwork worth hundreds of millions of dollars when that money could go so much further? It’s a question Victorian Liberal senator James Paterson posed last week and one no one has yet been able...

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07 Oct Abstract idea to cash in on Pollock

By Rob Harris NATIONAL treasure Blue Poles should be sold to pay off debt, a Liberal senator says. The abstract expressionist painting, by American artist Jackson Pollock, was controversially bought in 1973 for $1.3 million - then a world record price for a contemporary American painting. The National...

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16 Sep Aunty defends wisdom of its font

By DARREN DAVIDSON The ABC has defended itself against accusations of “extravagant spending” after it emerged the organisation paid $32,750 for a new typeface. An ABC spokesman insisted it was right for the organisation to use taxpayers’ money for the project, saying it would save the...

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