Before Gang of Youths took the stage Friday night for the final show of the Australian Say Yes To Life tour, Dave Le’aupepe spoke in Sydney at a Labor Party event where plans for a new governmental music policy were shared.
His appearance came less than a week after the band announced plans to organize a campaign to kick ticket reseller Viagogo out of Australia. Friday’s event was streamed live on Facebook, and you can watch it below. Dave begins to speak at about the 31:30 mark, and he’s on stage for about 6-7 minutes.
As someone who lives ~8,000 miles away, I’m not going to claim any knowledge of the issues and politics involved. (I’m familiar with ticket resellers, but Viagogo isn’t a big player here in the U.S.) If you’re looking for more on Friday’s event, I’d recommend this article from The Music, which also has a few paragraphs recapping Dave’s speech.