What Happened 24hrs After Petition to Save Australian Events Industry Went Live

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The Events Industry is speaking up! On the morning of Wednesday 25 March 2020, petition EN1414 we submitted to the House of Representatives on behalf of the Australian Events Industry, was opened for signatures.

In the first 24 hours, the petition:

collected 1,000+ signatures, and counting,

was shared by Event Professionals and supporters on social media more than 80 times, and

has been profiled by industry stalwarts at Australasian Special Events and Spice News

It’s so gratifying to see our industry come together for this urgent government petition. Together, we will be heard.

Let’s get to 2,000 signatures

Help spread the word

Here are 4 simple ways to spread the message and ask for signatures.

You’re welcome to use these image assets, brand-neutral and free for everyone, to promote the petition.

4 Ways to Garner Support

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1. SHARE on your social channels

Please spread the word on all your social channels, and encourage your followers to SIGN and SHARE.

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The petition link is: https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN1414

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2. ADD an image to your email tag

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Remember to include the link: https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN1414

3. SEND to your mailing list

If you don’t have a fully fledged mailing list, simply email your contacts. And if you want, use the below:

“Dear Colleague,

Our Events Industry is suffering, and is on the verge of total collapse.

The events sector was the first and hardest hit by the Australian Government’s ban on public gatherings following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Since then, the number of meetings, conferences, festivals and events has effectively gone to zero. The outlook is grim, likely lasting for at least six months.

The countless professionals, contractors and suppliers in the Events Industry have suffered a devastating blow, and are counting on your support.

Will you help?

Sign petition EN1414 to request the Australian Government provide an immediate and substantial financial stimulus to the Events Industry.


Thank you in advance for your support.”

The petition EN1414 link is: https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN1414

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4. Do you have connections with influencers and/or politicians?

Reach out to them directly and ask for their support. The more visibility we get, the more weight our petition will carry when presented to the House of Representatives.

With enough signatures, we’ll request Hon. Anthony Albanese MP to personally present it to the House of Reps.

And thanks for supporting our Events Industry.

Keep well. Stay safe. Take care.

Warm regards,

Gav George

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Gav George

When his school music teacher loaned him a cassette tape (yes, he's that old) of a fusion band, Gav entered the jazz world after years of classical music training. He was lucky enough to play with some of the greatest living jazz musicians and toured key festivals. Then Enhance founder Alison Clarke called on Gav to work on the company's marketing. This led him to his new passion of… marketing! Gav oversees Enhance's marketing initiatives, gets a kick out of connecting with clients and unearthing new talent. Gav still has that cassette tape, so if his music teacher reads this, please get in touch so he can return it.

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