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Defamation and Sedition Laws Public Seminar

January 1, 2006 represented a new dawn for the Australian media and arts industries. Learning about the effects and consequences of changes to defamation laws is of vital importance. Will the new Defamation Act 2005 make any difference? What are the day to day implications for journalists, writers, film-makers and bloggers? The Arts Law Centre

MusicNSW Blanket Public Liability Program

For those who have recently joined us, MusicNSW is working with AON trying to get cheaper insurance premiums for NSW bands and artists. To do this we need to group a HUGE collection of people together to apply at the same time. We are calling this The MusicNSW Blanket Public Liability Program. To get started

Indent Awards Announced

As celebrations get underway for National Youth Week, Indent – The Hub for All-ages Entertainment in NSW is pleased to announce the winners of the Indent Awards, acknowledging young event organisers positive contributions to their community. The Indent Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of young event promoters who engage in creating drug and alcohol-free

Whichway Regional Workshop Update

Our Claire Portek is currently on the road conducting music workshops across regional NSW . The workshops cover diverse subjects from songwriting, hip hop, how to start a radio station to basic music industry introduction sessions. facilitators that have joined Claire on her adventures have included Hip Hop producer Les Beckett, singer song writers Tonchi

Australian Law Reform Commission calling for submissions

This is to let you know that the Ozsedition website is up and running again as the Australian Law Reform Commission is calling for submissions to its inquiry into the sedition provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Bill passed late last year. Please visit the website for more details on the inquiry and on how to make

Protecting Live Venues Reminder

Just a reminder that the cause is still on the agenda. Parliamentarians are voting mid year and it’s important they hear our voices before they vote. The list of Parliament Members and their email addresses can be found at

Bar Broadway on it’s way Back

After disappearing from Sydney’s live music scene for a couple of years Bar Broadway is officially on its way back. Itching to deliver the city with high quality, culturally diverse entertainment, Bar Broadway will accommodate all genres from acoustic, hard rock, live funk to chilled beats 7 days a week. And that’s not all! Bar

MusicNSW responds to the draft Liquor Bill

MusicNSW submitted our response on Feb 10 to The Department Of Gaming and Racing on the Draft Liquor Bill. Having spent time looking through the Bill (not your standard bed time reading) we made the following comments. – We supported the move to an administrative structure. – We requested that an appeal process be considered

Whichway announces Regional Indigenous Music Workshops for March 06

Whichway, a project of MusicNSW, is pleased to announce six music workshops to go ahead in regional NSW. The workshops are designed to meet the needs of Indigenous musicians in local regional areas and Whichway staff will be working with local community groups and organisations to bring the workshops to life. Following an expressions of

Ozco Buzz and Int. Pathways Grant Deadline Approaches

The Buzz youth music program is part of the Australian Goverment’s Young And Emerging Initiative. It offers flexible support for young (26 years old and under) musicians, sound artists and music related arts workers through grants with the fixed amout of $2,500. It provides funding for performing, recording, professional development and creating new work. More