Danby’s New Role

March 28, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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Michael Danby has been sworn in as the new Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts.

Michael Danby with his children Laura and Byron, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and wife Amanda

Michael Danby with his children Laura and Byron, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and wife Amanda

The Labor member for Melbourne Ports said: “I am honoured to have been appointed by the Prime Minister as Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts.
My passion for the arts began as a teenager, while helping in my late mother’s art gallery next to Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. It was also there that I met many great actors who attended and often opened exhibitions at the Gallery.

Michael Danby with Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the background

Michael Danby with Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the background

As well as entertaining and inspiring us, artists tell our stories, and reflect our diverse society; through our artists, we know and understand Australia better.
My friends and the large artistic community of my electorate of Melbourne Ports, know me as a keen supporter of all the arts. Only last Wednesday night I attended a showing of the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition at the National Gallery. The next day I expressed admiration of the NGA curators for assembling such an aesthetically important retrospective by the premier modern multimedia visual artist.  Click here to read more
Both Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population, Communities and the Arts Minister Tony Burke and I honour Former Minister Simon Crean’s work in assembling “Creative Australia.” The new Minister and I will continue to work for Australia’s thriving culture so it plays an even more significant part in Australia’s future.

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One Response to “Danby’s New Role”
  1. Clare says:

    Who did Mr Danby vote for, Julia Gillard or Kevin Rudd? I am a constituent and I want to know.

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