MAAS Documents site.... No frills, just stuff.
This is not a Government or MAAS website: it is not the policy of the government
to provide basic information to the people. The museum authorities have asked me
to make it clear that divulging this information is not approved by them. details
Note: 19 July. Some Government papers, mainly those
relating to the Inquiries, have been withdrawn from this website on the advice
of the Legislative Council Office. If what you want is not avaiable contact me
on 0403 615 134 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some items have been withdrawn: if necessary to to the Government websites, eg
First Inquiry: Includes submissions, hansard of hearings,
reports and Government documents, and 'other documents' - usually answers to
questions on notice, and the final report and responses to it go to
For the current Inquiry the corresponding page is
Hansard for Parliament can be seen at
The Business Case papers that were released in April-June
2018 can be accessed
page. It may be desirable to read
this guide page first.
A 2014 'Business
Case' prepared for the upgrading of the museum in 2014. It was essentially
an ambit claim begun under director Rose Hiscock and obviously was the basis for
the claim in the Telegraph of 18 July 2018 that a SECRET report indicated that
huge amounts were needed to make the Powerhouse suitable for purpose. For
comment, see the Powerhouse Museum Alliance Website.
Thanks to the people who have commented: please also see
but if you are not happy to have your name on your comment send your
comments to me at
Link to bulletins 1-43
Material on the relationship between MAAS and the
Affiliated Organisations, 2012 to date. This follows a
very encouraging, very informal discussion with Ms Havilah on 7 February 2019
and is source material for information only at the present time. We welcome Ms
Havilah to MAAS and wish her a very long and happy association with the MAAS,
including the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo.
August 2018 we produced a briefing on the
Powerhouse 'move': nothing but the
facts (remember those?) see
this page. As of August 10
copies have been sent, with personalised covering letters, to all state MPs,
Parramatta Councillors, MAAS trustees and Inquiry participants. The booklet is
getting good 'word of mouth' and not all of them have been thrown in
the bin! Copies are also being sent to media outlets. There are some booklets
if you would like one, email
email@example.com and one will be mailed to you.
No critical responses have been received. Replies from the Government are either to
the effect that this is
project, totally ignoring our reasoned arguments, or letters stating that
the matter was
referred to the Arts Minister who also totally ignores our facts. Labor recipients emphasise
that the 'move' is no longer their policy, and Greens remain supportive.
Accordingly succinct summaries of the proven facts has been
prepared and circuloated widely. We undertook to publicise any material received
from the Government that casts doubt on the stated facts or provides reasoned
argument why the conclusions we have drawn are invalid.