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Celebrating identity, defending freedom, fairness

budget 2000: Celebrating our identity, defending freedom and fairness


This Government intends to celebrate our identity in the world as people who support and defend freedom and fairness, who enjoy arts, music, movement and sport, and who value our cultural heritage.


 $146 million arts, culture and heritage package. [Announced 18 May]
 $16 million for high performance sports. [Announced 17 May]
 $5 million for the 2003 America's Cup defence. [Announced 10 May]
 New funding for Sport Education Scholarships.
 National Archives removed from Internal Affairs and made a self-standing department. [Announced 19 May]
 New funding signalled for Defence Force capital equipment upgrade
 $3 million for National Library for new purchases and improving electronic access

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