AusMusic T-Shirt Day

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Scully, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          Support Act is a charity which provides financial help, advice and practical assistance to artists, roadies and music industry workers who are experiencing hardship due to illness, a mental health problem, an injury or other crisis which impacts on their ability to work in music;

(ii)         a study by Victoria University reported that musicians are five times more likely to suffer from depression and 10 times more likely to show symptoms of anxiety. A survey of almost 3,000 music industry workers found that suicide attempts were more than double that of the general population;

(iii)        AusMusic T-Shirt Day is an annual community fundraising event established to expand the Support Act Crisis Relief and Funeral Support Services as well as the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline - a free, confidential 24/7 professional counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music;

(iv)       AusMusic T-Shirt Day is an opportunity to celebrate Australian music while raising funds and awareness for artists, roadies and music industry workers experiencing hardship; and

(v)         organisations can participate in AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2019 by registering as a team on the Support Act website and encouraging staff to wear their favourite AusMusic T-Shirt and make a donation to Support Act;

(B)        Council endorse supporting the City's participation in AusMusic T-Shirt Day on 15 November 2019; and

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          register the City of Sydney for AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2019;

(ii)         promote the City's support and participation in AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2019 through the City's media channels; and

(iii)        encourage staff to participate in the fundraising event.

Carried unanimously.


Report author: Erin Cashman

Publication date: 19/08/2019

Date of decision: 19/08/2019

Decided at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

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