Had me until I read this paragraph.

This is a big-picture view of culture and its consequences may be hard to both administer and measure. But it’s a strong, dynamic vision of the sector’s potential contribution not just to a materially replete Australia but to a spiritually rich one too.

Culture, healthy culture is replete in the absence of ‘spirituality’ whatever that may be. In fact, it would probably contribute more if it were to embrace Pinker’s scientism. But perhaps that;s the barrier to a ministry of culture. Maybe we need two, one founded in reality, the other in fantasy, you take your pick.

via Australia needs a super culture ministry – here’s why.

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