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Live music inquiry public hearings

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts is holding a second round of public hearings this week for its inquiry into the challenges and opportunities within the Australian live music industry.

This week the Committee will again be speaking with industry stakeholders, including promoters, production specialists, events infrastructure developers, and community organisations. It will also host three case study roundtables on the Cobargo Folk Festival, the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

The Chair, Mr Brian Mitchell MP, said ‘the Committee looks forward to delving deeper into the operational and regulatory challenges that are facing live music event operators’.

‘The Committee is equally looking forward to discussing how the Cobargo, Tamworth and Port Fairy festivals, all longstanding events, are facing these challenges, and what benefits they bring to their local communities and economies,’ Mr Mitchell said.

Details of the public hearings are below, with the full programs and terms of reference available on the inquiry webpage.

More information about the Committee, including membership, may be found on the Committee’s website.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Time: 12.45pm – 1.30pm
Location: Committee Room 1R6, Parliament House, Canberra

Date: Friday, 5 July 2024
Time: 9.00am – 3.10pm
Location: Committee Room 1R2, Parliament House, Canberra

These hearing will be broadcast live at

Media inquiries

Mr Brian Mitchell MP, Committee Chair
03 6398 1115

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2126

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