2008 Advocacy
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Monday, 01 December 2008 11:00

Music Council of Australia Submission to the Commonwealth Review of the ABC and SBS

Principal author: Dr Shane Homan 
December 2008

The review was intended in particular to address the future of the public broadcasters as we enter an era of new digital platforms. It published a discussion paper to guide the thinking of those who intended to make submissions. This discussion paper set forth a number of key objectives for public broadcasting.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 December 2010 12:13
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Wednesday, 01 October 2008 11:00

Music in Early Childhood Education

Submission to the Commonwealth Inquiry for a National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care

Dr Peter de Vries
October 2008

The Music Council of Australia has taken a very strong interest in issues concerning music education and was partly responsible forthe instigation of the Commonwealth's National Review of School Music Education of 2005 and developments since.

On September 5, the Council produced a summit for the music sector, Australian Musical Futures: Towards 2020. 100 leaders from the sector met for a full day of discussion. Among the highest priorities in its report was this recommendation:

Music training should be a requirement for all early childhood teachers and provision of such training should be added to the objectives following from the National Review of School Music Education.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 December 2010 12:13