MEDIA RELEASE: LABOR LOVES LIVE MUSIC AND WANTS TO END FAKE AND OVERPRICED TICKETS
TONY BURKE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIA
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
MEMBER FOR WATSON
STEVE GEORGANAS MP
MEMBER FOR HINDMARSH
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR ADELAIDE
LABOR LOVES LIVE MUSIC AND WANTS TO END FAKE AND OVERPRICED TICKETS
Today Shadow Minister for the Arts and Steve Georganas MP, member for Hindmarsh and candidate for Adelaide, met with the music industry, fans and artists to about the pressures on live music in Adelaide and Labor’s commitment to stop fake tickets.
People are sick of being ripped off being sold fake tickets or overpriced tickets.
At the moment we are lucky enough to have the Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week.
And with acts like Kylie Minogue, the Rudimentals and Hugh Jackman touring Adelaide over coming months Labor wants consumers to be careful when buying tickets.
Sellers like Viagogo have been widely criticised for selling tickets at exorbitant prices which can turn out to be fakes.
Labor has committed to a policy that:
Legislates a resale price cap of 110%
Bans ticket-buying bots, and
Directs the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to review the policy measures to ensure the reforms are having their intended effect.
If these measures aren’t working then Labor will legislate further until we have addressed dodgy ticket resale websites.
“With investment from the former Labor State Government, Adelaide is suddenly on the map again for international artists. We now have the most amazing sporting and music venue at Adelaide Oval that attracts the best of the best.
Federal Labor will ensure everyone gets an equal opportunity to see their favourite acts” said Steve Georganas
Labor’s music policy will also provide a package of measures to support more children to learn and play music at school and in community music hubs, more young bands reach overseas markets and to support industry keep live music in the community and heard around the nation.
Labor wants to see more Australians making music, listening to music, and seeing music live.
TUESDAY, 5 MARCH 2019