With the New South Wales election just weeks away on 23 March music fans in the pissed off state have a chance to vote out Gladys Berejiklian and her antiquated government.
Gladys and Co have been a festering sore on the music industry while her casino owner buddies are immune to her destructive decisions that are ripping millions of dollars out of the New South Wales economy and denying millions of music fans the simply right of entertainment.
Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers made a comment during the recent Australian tour. “Did they figure out that stupid shit in NSW yet? Trying to pass that law so it’s impossible to put on a concert? Make it hard for people to go and see live music? That is the stupidest fu*king thing I have ever heard in my whole life! What could make a community better than everyone going out to see live music?… Live music forever for the people,” he said.
So far 126,000+ people have signed the change.org petition and 10,000 physical signatures have been collected meaning the petition can be published in the NSW Parliamentary Hansard and debated in the House.
Over 10,000 music fans also attended the Don’t Kill Live Music rally in Sydney.
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
The biggest opportunity to make our voices heard now lies just ahead in the NSW State Election. Don’t miss your chance to fight for the music we all love.
1. Enroll to Vote
To make your voice heard this election make sure you are enrolled at the right address! Check your enrolment here > https://check.aec.gov.au/?fbclid=IwAR3_TMNFOjF7TBoodiy5rZ9stBYaikgnTJNUiMMwGRO5_wKTR4uimshjpQ4
2. Learn About Each Party’s Music Policy
You should cast your vote for the candidate that has the best music policies, and the best outcomes for music festivals. For an up-to-date register of each party’s music policies, check out MusicNSW’s Election Report Card > http://www.musicnsw.com/nswvotes2019/2019-nsw-state-election-report-card/
3. Let Politicians Know Music is Important To You
Politicians go wherever there are votes – so let them know this is an election issue for you. They have to respond to you – so ask them any questions you like! Find the details of any state politician here > https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/members/Pages/all-members.aspx
4. Tell Everyone You Know
Talk to every NSW voter you know & tell them why you’re voting to protect music in this state! Not just your family & friends, make sure you make your voice heard with those who may not already be supportive of our cause.
5. Get Out & VOTE on March 23
Applications for postal and online voting are already open, or simply attend a local voting station on the day. To make your vote count make sure you number ALL your preference – not just your number 1 vote! Full instructions > https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Elections/State-government-elections/2019-NSW-State-General-Election
The petition is up to 126,000 – add your signature to demand the Berejiklian government stop killing live music HERE.