This week, Music Victoria provided a submission for the Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism and events sectors. You can read the full submission here.
Our other recent/current work includes:
- Pursuing DH to change their guidelines and benchmark us against other states, and other industries and settings (across two meetings);
- Exploring options under the Public Events Framework for all sized venues and events (not just those with capacities over 1000);
- Meeting with Ministers and Advisors from Health, Creative Industries, Small Business, Employment, Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation;
- Presenting at the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Impact of Covid-19 on Events and Tourism (yesterday – a transcript will be available);
- Ongoing communication with Creative Victoria;
- Speaking with the media to raise the profile of our concerns and to counter the perception of ‘trading as usual’;
- Fielding many emails and phone calls across the sector – hearing your stories first-hand, and sharing these with government.
Here’s how you can help:
- We would encourage those of you who follow our online presence simply because you love music – to speak to your local members (choose your electorate in the dropdown to find out who they are) and share your experiences and concerns for the current live music situation.
- Make your own submission to the Inquiry into the Impact of Covid-19 on Events and Tourism (due tomorrow) here.
- Continue to give us your feedback and experiences so we can keep passing this on to the government.
- You can also help music workers, crew, and musicians by donating to Support Act here.
- And finally, please continue to support your local musicians, venues, festivals and industry – the hard times are far from over.