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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:36

Culture and Australia's negotiations under the DOHA round of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

Australia's negotiations under the current round of GATS differ in some significant ways from the negotiation of the free trade agreement with the United States of America.

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Friday, 17 December 2010 23:34

Proposed merger of Sony Music Entertainment (Australia) Limited and BMG Australia Limited

The Music Council was invited by the ACCC to comment on the proposed merger. Due to lack of time and resources, it was not possible to explore the situation in great depth. Further, the opinions of the MCA membership were split for and against. The submission therefore did not take a position, but offered the arguments put by both sides.

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NOTE: The ACCC in due course consented to the merger. If the overseas home offices were merged, it is difficult to see how it could do otherwise. Subsequently, there have been reported reductions in staff numbers at the merged entity, termination of contracts for some artists, and a reduction in back catalogue. At the same time, there is said to be an additional buoyancy among the independent record labels.

 
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Friday, 17 December 2010 20:26

Culture and the proposed Australia/United States of America Free Trade Agreement

SEE ALSO: Cultural Diversity in the Proactive Examples section.

The Music Council has joined with a number of Australian professional arts organisations in a coalition, the Australian Coalition for Cultural Diversity (ACCD), to advocate the interests of culture and cultural diversity during negotiations for free trade treaties, whether bilateral, regional, or under the auspices of the WTO.

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Friday, 17 December 2010 20:24

Small to Medium Performing Arts Sector

The Music Council has responded to the Report to the Ministers on an Examination of the Small to Medium Performing Arts Sector, produced by a Working Party for the Cultural Ministers Council (the council of arts ministers from the Commonwealth and the states and territories). The purpose of this report is not yet clear. The Music Council has taken the report to be a survey of the circumstances of the sector, serving to guide a more complete and satisfactory inquiry that would result in better governmental support. It is also possible that the report is an empty gesture, responding to calls from the community following the inquiry into and increased funding for the major performing arts sector. The Council is calling for a full inquiry.

Response to the Report to Ministers on the Small to Medium Performing Arts Sector

Response to the Nugent Report by ArtsPeak, the National Coalition of Arts Advocacy Organisations. The Nugent Report was the outcome of an inquiry into 29 major performing arts organisations, including orchestras, opera companies and Musica Viva, 2001

Submission to the Inquiry into the Definition of Charities and Related Organisations, January 18, 2001. The inquiry was under the auspices of the Commonwealth Treasurer.

GST-Free Status for Accredited Private Music Teachers Submission to the Senate Committee on the New Taxation System, Parliament House, Canberra, January 28, 1999

GST-Free Status for Professional Development Programs of Not-for-Profit Music Organisations Submission to the Senate Committee on the New Taxation System, Parliament House, Canberra, January 28, 1999

Submission to the Mansfield Review of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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