More Aussie Music - please sign the petition
  • Petitioning Chris Chapman

This petition will be delivered to:

CEO of Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Chris Chapman
Leader of the Australian Greens
Senator Christine Milne
Minister for the Arts
George Brandis
Shadow Minister for the Arts
Tony Bourke
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Malcolm Turnbull

More Aussie Music - please sign the petition

    1. John Prior
    2. Petition by

      John Prior

      Sydney, Australia

Currently, many radio and television stations in Australia play less than 10% local music, while the internet is completely unregulated.

More Australian music in the Australian media is vital to "developing and reflecting a sense of Australian identity, character and cultural diversity", as outlined in the Federal Government Broadcast Act.

The FTA (Australia United States Free Trade Agreement) prevents the Australian government from setting the local quota higher than 25%, however, the FTA does not prevent the Australian Government from setting a minimum quota of 25% Australian music in the Australian media.

Australia has local content quotas to protect local producers in television, mining, agriculture and other industries, why not music?

More Australian music in the Australian media will:

revive the local recording industry

revive the live music industry

create stable employment for tens of thousands of musicians

create a booming music export market worth billions of dollars each year

keep music royalties in Australia worth hundreds of millions of dollars each year

increase music tourism to Australia worth billions more

To revive the Australian music industry, the Australian Government should immediately introduce legislation requiring 25% minimum Australian music content, composed and performed by Australians, in all genres, in all Australian media, including radio, television, internet and live shows.

If you feel strongly about Australian music, now is the time to stand up and do something!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. Who's Who Of Oz Music Sign 'More Aussie Music' Petition! #4

      John Prior
      Petition Organizer

      John Sayers - studio designer
      Lucius Borich - COG, Kevin Borich
      Ray Burgess
      Joseph Calderazzo - CC Entertainment
      Peter Fenton
      Lloyd Swanton - The Necks, the catholics
      Kevin Stanton - Mi-Sex
      Rex Goh - Air Supply, Savage Garden
      Lily Dior
      Melanie Horsnell - The Saddle Club, Love in the First Degree

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. Who's Who Of Oz Music Sign 'More Aussie Music' Petition! #3

      John Prior
      Petition Organizer

      Wendy Matthews
      David Redhill - Australian Marketer of the Year, Deloitte CMO and partner
      Dave Brewer - the catholics
      Rockinghorse Recording Studios
      Phoenix Lighting Hire
      Ross Ryan
      Andrew Cowan
      Peter Tilbrook - Masters Apprentices
      Jeffrey St John - The Embers
      Laurence Richards - promoter
      Adam Harvey - CMAA Award winner
      Angry Anderson – Rose Tattoo
      Brad Carr - Choirboys
      Brad Shepard - Hoodoo Gurus
      Warren McLean – Divinyls
      Don Martin – Mi-Sex
      Jak Housden - The Whitlams
      Doug Williams – The Mix
      Clifford Hoad - Kings Of The Sun
      Dario Bortolin - Jimmy Barnes
      Kirk Lorange - Chasin the Train
      Dieter Kleemann - Kamal, Deni Hines, Jeff Duff, Leo Sayer
      Harry Brus - The Amazons, The Dave Miller Set, Hair, Jeff St John, Wendy Saddington, Blackfeather, Ross Wilson, Hunger, Mother Earth, Fender Benders, Foreday Riders, Duffhead, The Healers, Matt Finish, Kevin Borich, Renée Geyer, Australian Crawl, Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson, Billy Thorpe, Long Way To The Top, Mitch Anderson…

    5. Reached 4,000 signatures
    6. Who's Who Of Oz Music Sign 'More Aussie Music' Petition! #2

      John Prior
      Petition Organizer

      Australian Independent Musicians Association
      Australasian Country Music Association
      Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance
      Marty Weiczorek - Australian Freelance Musicians Alliance
      Nathan Brenner - President Australian Music Managers Forum
      Denny Burgess - Chairman of Australian Songwriters Association
      Clive Harrison – President Australian Guild of Screen Composers
      Adrian Keating - 1st Violin Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestras
      John Wardle – Raise The Bar, Sounds Australia
      Helen Marcou - SLAM
      Anthony O’Grady – Music Network
      Tim Ritchie – Radio National
      Matt Rule - Annandale Hotel
      Neil Wedd – Indie Initiative
      Anita Monk – Wrokdown TV
      Soozie Pinder – Wrokdown TV
      DennisHeape - MY105FM
      Mark Sanders - Port Stephens FM
      Phil Stafford – music journalist
      Chris Stafford – music journalist
      Buddy England – The Seekers, The Mixtures
      Gordon Rytmeister – Australian Idol Band
      Paul Berton – Leo Sayer, Rene Geyer
      Joe Tattersall – Stylus, Ayers Rock

    7. Who's Who Of Oz Music Sign 'More Aussie Music' Petition!

      John Prior
      Petition Organizer

      Steve Kilbey - The Church
      Suze Demarchi - Baby Animals
      Edward Parise – Baby Animals
      Mitchell Anderson - The Voice
      Simon Meli - The Widowbirds, The Voice
      Abby Dobson - Leonardo's Bride, The Voice
      Emma Pask - James Morrison, The Voice
      Shauna Jensen - Jimmy Barnes, The Voice
      Erana Clark - Australian Idol voice coach
      Mark Punch - CMAA "Musician of the Year"
      Iain Mclennan – The Sports, Ariel, Mondo Rock
      Kerry Ian Mckenna - Masters Apprentices
      Bob Spencer - Skyhooks, The Angels
      David Bridie - Not Drowning Waving
      Peter Astley – Smithys Music Store
      Annalisse Morrow – The Numbers
      Jade MacRae – The Sapphires
      Sean Wayland - James Muller
      Neale Johns – Blackfeather
      Gavin Wood – Countdown
      Ken Francis – Fresh Music
      Cameron Undy - 505 Club
      Darryl Beaton - D1 Cartel
      Darren Heinrich – MEAA
      Jonathan Zwartz
      Adam Armstrong
      Max Sharam
      Max Merritt
      Mia Dyson
      John Swan - Swannee
      Alan Barnes
      Dave Graney
      Billy Field
      Atticus Jones

    8. Reached 3,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • heath ceccato AUSTRALIA
      • about 19 hours ago

      compare music with sport in this country...

    • Rachelle Ferrier MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 days ago

      Because there are so many awesome musicians out there!!!!! and I LOVE them

    • Sharon arnold MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 days ago

      we have heaps of talent here, give us all a chance to hear it!

    • Sarah Cowan AUSTRALIA
      • 9 days ago

      As a working musician this is essential to boosting my paltry APRA payment! Australia produces some of the world's best music and we need the support of the Australian media or the industry will curl up and die.

    • David Talbot AUSTRALIA
      • 12 days ago

      The culture of a country is very important for shaping the people, and therefore making a country distinctive, which enriches the human culture.


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