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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:57

The Former ABC Orchestras

The MCA played a part in securing the release of the ABC orchestras from central control.

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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:57

The Ralph Tax Impost

The MCA campaigned alongside other arts organisations for the reversal of the government’s proposal to disallow certain artists’ expenses as deductions against income for tax purposes. The proposal was withdrawn.

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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:56

Australian Music on the ABC

In 1996, funding cuts to the ABC threatened the reduction or destruction of ABC radio live music programming. MCA campaigned successfully to save live music activities because they are the primary means by which Australian audiences can hear Australian musicians and Australian compositions.

Again in 2000, there was a very similar threat, with major cuts to the already very small musicians’ budgets announced for all ABC national radio networks. The MCA organised a petition to the Chairman of the ABC, requesting restoration of the full funding allocation. The campaign was successful.

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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:54

Review of Commercial Radio Codes of Practice

Since 1942, there have been statutory requirements on Australian radio broadcasters to assign at least a specified percentage of music broadcast time to Australian music. With the passage of the current Broadcasting Services Act, the statutory requirement was replaced by a self-regulatory regime, Code of Practice 4, administered by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), the trade association of commercial radio broadcasters.

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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:53

Cultural Diversity

The Music Council is working within Australia, and through the International Network for Cultural Diversity and the International Music Council, for the protection and enhancement of cultural diversity.

Read these various papers and policies:

INCD Draft International Instrument for Cultural Diversity

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

There are other relevant cultural diversity documents in that same section of the website. See also under Resources. Sample Music Forum Articles for articles on music and globalisation.

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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:51

National Campaign for Music Participation: Music. Play for Life

This campaign is organised conducted by the Music Council, the Australian Music Association and the Australian Society for Music Education.

Visit the campaign website

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Friday, 17 December 2010 21:20

Music Policy Recommendations for the 2004 Federal Election

The Music Council of Australia has prepared a set of policy objectives which it is recommending to all Federal political parties.

NOTE: The Labor Party adopted a music policy based in part on the Music Council's recommendations. It proposed to fund the establishment of new community-based regional conservatoria of music. The funds were to be assigned to the Music Council, which would work to establish the conservatoria and serve as the conduit for Commonwealth financial support.

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