Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music rock Canberra

AMPAL has attended the second Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music event at Parliament House along with APRA AMCOS, ARIA, PPCA and other industry associations, and songwriters and artists Diesel, Montaigne, Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock), Megan Washington, Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) and Daryl Braithwaite. 

In Canberra to stress the importance of copyright and government support for the contemporary music industry, these songwriters performed in front of more than 300 staffers, senators and MPs.

The delegates discussed their views on why the Productivity Commission’s recent recommendations to expand Australia’s copyright safe harbour provisions and introduce a US-style ‘fair use’ exception into the Copyright Act are a blunt attack on Australia’s creative industries. General Manager of AMPAL, Matthew O'Sullivan, noted ''we urge the Federal Government to refer any proposed copyright safe harbour amendment to the Department of Communications and the Arts for a comprehensive review and evidence-based inquiry; and full consultation with the creative industries.'