As everyone keeps telling us: we’re in unprecedented times. And unprecedented times call for unprecedented thinking.

And yet last week’s announcements by the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, reveal a curious reluctance to pursue the most effective means to recovery.

In April the internationally renowned epidemiologist Dr Michael Osterholm was asked by 7.30’s Leigh Sales what governments most needed to deploy to respond to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. His immediate response was: “Creative imagination.”

Which makes right now a critical time to invest in creative expertise.

We’ve heard a great deal during this crisis about the central importance of the arts industry to the Australian economy

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First published in The Guardian Tuesday 28 July 2020