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Fair Go 4 Live Music petition delivery to Parliament on Wednesday April 7th at 12.30pm

1 Apr 2010

Over 20,000 Victorians demand that ?¢‚ǨÀúhigh-risk?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ conditions be de-linked from live music.

Since the closure of The Tote Hotel in mid-January, the Fair Go 4 Live Music petition has been collecting signatures from music lovers all around Victoria, calling on the State Government to overturn the link between live music and ?¢‚ǨÀúhigh risk?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ conditions on liquor licenses for live music venues.

Melbourne?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s musicians and music lovers marched through the city streets for the SLAM Rally on February 23rd and it?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s time to return to the steps of Parliament with the delivery of the petition to the Legislative Council on Wednesday April 7th at 12.30pm by various decades of well-known Victorian musicians.

The Victorian musicians who will be presenting the Fair Go 4 Live Music petition to Parliament are:

1930s - Harold Frith
1940s – Mike Rudd
1940s – Ross Wilson
1960s – Jon Von Goes
1960s – Kram
1970s – Clare Bowditch
1970s – Angie Hart
1980s – Dan Sultan
1980s – Evelyn Morris

More musicians to be confirmed.

Despite the signing of the Live Music Accord with the State Government, the link between live music and ?¢‚ǨÀúhigh risk?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ still exists. More disturbingly, no venues have had their high risk conditions removed since the signing of the Accord. The music industry and the public want to see real action on this issue. We want action, not just Accords.

The threat to Victoria?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s vibrant live music culture remains in place. The 22000 signatures attest to the public support of live music. SLAM, FG4LM and Music Victoria will redouble their efforts to bring this issue to the attention of the public.

 


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