Dave speaks at Labor Party event announcing new music policy

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.

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Posted by Bill Shorten MP on Thursday, November 29, 2018


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.