More Aussie Music

Please sign this petition if you support Australian music.

Currently, many commercial 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 encourage media to play a minimum of 25% 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!

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for Arts
    Mark Dreyfus QC MP
  • Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for Arts
    Mark Dreyfus QC MP
  • Prime Minister of Australia
    Malcolm Turnbull
  • Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for the Arts
    Mark Dreyfus
  • Shadow Minister for Communications
    Jason Clare MP
  • CEO of Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
    Chris Chapman
  • Leader of the Australian Greens
    Richard Di Natalie
  • Prime Minister
    Malcolm Turnbull
  • Shadow Minister for the Arts
    Mark Dreyfus
  • Minister for Communications & the Arts
    Mitch Fifield
  • Shadow Minister for Communications
    Jason Clare
  • Minister for Employment
    Eric Abetz
  • Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
    Brendan O'Connor


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