House debates

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Statements by Members

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

1:41 pm

Photo of Luke GoslingLuke Gosling (Solomon, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I want to speak about Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, which is on this coming Thursday 30 November. It's a fantastic initiative to raise funds for Support Act, which is a music industry charity. It delivers crisis relief services to musicians, managers, crews and music workers across all genres, even rap. It doesn't discriminate. Rock 4 R'n'R, which stand for Rock for Reflection and Remembrance, is a veterans band, and I want to acknowledge them. They played in the parliament here a little while back. In fact, today the veterans minister and I repped their Rock 4 R'n'R T-shirts. Well done, Rob Pickersgill and Harry Moffitt. Harry Moffitt is also the lead singer of the Externals, a band from Perth coming out of the SAS regiment.

I also repped a T-shirt from a band called Coloured Stone. They're a Territory band. Deputy Speaker Claydon knows them. Bunna Lawrie started the band in 1977 in South Australia. They played at the Darwin Railway Club the other night. They did their first Barunga Festival in 1985, and they're still sounding awesome. They're an example of the incredible First Nations music in our nation. I want to acknowledge Music NT and Darwin's Skinnyfish Music as well.