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Events Industry at a crossroads

We are an industry without a voice in the WA state Government. A minister who's role is to advocate and present our industry's challenges into sharp focus.

This article is representative of just a fraction or this massive industry of creatives and support businesses that are being left behind during the COVID crisis.

The Guardian writes "More than 3,500 names in the Australian music industry have signed an open letter calling on the government to extend jobkeeper beyond 28 March.

The letter, drafted by the music rights organisation Apra Amcos, was sent to prime minister Scott Morrison, treasurer Josh Frydenberg and arts minister Paul Fletcher on Wednesday.

Signatories include Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, Missy Higgins and Bernard Fanning, along with members of bands the Cat Empire, Birds of Tokyo, Killing Heidi and Midnight Oil.

The chief executive of Apra Amcos, Dean Ormston, said the music industry had been one of the sectors hardest hit by Covid-19, with analysis showing live music was still operating at 4% of pre-Covid levels.

“The last 12 months has been one of the most distressing and destabilising in living memory,” he said. read more via the link.

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