Category Archives: Member Updates

Executive Officer Update – October 2023

27th October 2023

I have spent some time out and about, meeting members and other friends of the AMA. Last wednesday I attended the COSBOA Council Day, the AMA is an active member of this peak body for small business associations. I caught up with CEO Luke Achterstraat, a leading advocate for small business in Australia and a guitarist who loves to go to his local music store. Continue reading

Review of Modern Awards including GRIA

22nd September 2023

The Fair Work Commission has announced a review of modern awards which will cover everyone’s favourite award, the General Retail Industry Award (alongside the Hospitality Industry (General) Award, Fast Food Industry Award & Restaurant Industry Award, Clerks Award). The Federal Government agreed to review the modern award system in exchange for crossbench support for the passage of the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill 2022. Continue reading

Spectrum Update: WRC Agenda Item 1.5

25th August 2023

The World Radiocommunications Conference will be held later this year (WRC-23) and will as usual consider a wide range of telecommunications and spectrum management issues.

There is one agenda item of particular interest to the music products industry, item 1.5 relating to the 470-694 MHz frequency band in Region 1 (Europe / Africa). This covers the frequency range (520 to 694 MHz) currently available for broadcast in Australia, and devices such as wireless microphones. Continue reading