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More than 280,000 people are employed in the creative industries in NSW. They are an invaluable asset to our economy and are vital to the wellbeing of people and for ensuring connected communities.

Cate can frequently be found enjoying the many festivals NSW has on offer and has repeatedly fought for their survival against Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s ongoing attempts to shut the state down. In 2018 she convened an emergency roundtable in response to proposed regulations that led to the closure of several local festivals, and teamed up with the Opposition and Crossbench to have them reversed in the NSW Parliament. 

In 2019 Cate was a member of the Inquiry into Sydney’s Lockout Laws which ultimately led to their removal everywhere but Kings Cross. She remains committed to their complete removal and the revitalisation of our live music scene. 




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Cancelled music festival a call to arms to defend musos and creatives

Greens MP and music spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has called on Minister for Music John Graham to urgently explain the circumstances that have forced Sydney Festival headline music festival Summerground to be cancelled, and to scrap  the event-killing User Pays Policing model.

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