The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-12-30T02:02:51Z Experience Treasury Summer Nights 2016-12-30T02:02:51Z experience-treasury-summer-nights Treasury’s hotel courtyard will be transformed this January when we serve up all the summer vibes with a half-size tennis court, lawn games and live music. To be held every Friday in January, (plus a special BBQ and surprise band on Australia Day), guests can sit back and enjoy the tennis on the big screen or relax whilst listening to smooth tunes and acoustic live music. QLD Managing Director, Geoff Hogg says Treasury Summer Nights is going to be one of the best places to spend a Friday night during January. “Treasury’s hotel courtyard will be the perfect place for the after-work crowd to congregate, relax and revel in the thrill of the tennis, and on Australia Day, what better way to celebrate than with a great Aussie band and barbeque,” said Geoff. We’ll be celebrating Pimms O’Clock at the end of the working week each Friday at 5pm, together with our official beer partner, Coopers, who will be pouring the best Australian made beer at their pop up bar. The Frosé Rosé wine bar will be equipped and serving up the summer’s drink of choice, care of our friends at Jacobs Creek. Opening Hours (from 5pm) Friday, 6 January 2017 Friday, 13 January 2017 Friday, 20 January 2017 Thursday, 26 January 2017 (Australia Day special) Friday, 27 January 2017 No bookings required. ENDS Media Contact Luana Latham Communications Manager Treasury Brisbane T: 0427 904 284 E: luana.latham@star.com.au Short + Sweet: SNACKABLETV youth broadcast network for short-form content launches 2016-12-01T01:16:58Z short-sweet-snackabletv-youth-broadcast-network-for-short-form-content-launches Meet SNACKABLETV, a revolutionary digital youth network housing the best in bite-sized content. It’s an entirely new way for young people all over the world to access high quality short-form entertainment for FREE, without annoying advertisements or subscriptions. VIEW THE SIZZLE REEL Millennials are diverse, curious and engaged - so, SNACKABLETV is too. It does not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, creed or socio-economic status, only against beige content. SNACKABLETV launches with solid collaborations and partnerships as official Youth & Content Broadcaster for Sydney Festival, co-produced podcasts with the team from Melbourne’s Sans Pants Radio and short films produced by future creative superstars from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Offering something for everyone, SNACKABLETV plays host to content across seven channels; Culture, Film, Gaming, Music, Podcast, Style, and a dedicated hub for today’s news, events, and the best of the net; What’s Hot. Original series’ will feature respected members of the creative community including; street artist Scott Marsh; music journalist Danny Clayton; celebrity fashion stylist Mikey Ayoubi; mindfulness coach Kylie Ryan; comedians Rhys Nicholson and Robbie Armfield; musicians Client Liaison, Sleep Makes Waves and The Jezabels; and so much more incredible talent in front of and behind the lens. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. The network will lead the fight against ‘Digital Litter’, a result of too much access to poorly made content. Everything on SNACKABLETV is short, sharp, and captivating. It’s video that is never boring, always inspiring, with an added dose of learning for the socially aware, completely free of charge to the viewer. SNACKABLETV Co-founders Kate Edwards and Shae Constantine said today: “We are extremely proud to be launching Australia’s first short form broadcast network made especially for young people. “SNACKABLETV is purpose built as much for the consumer as it is for the creator – it’s a conduit between the two worlds. We identified a gap, in that there is so much good content out there and before now it hasn’t had a home or a chance to get to an audience who will appreciate it. “Our doors are wide open to young creatives and creators. We want to distribute the best short-form content the world has seen, and this is only possible with a truly robust digital platform to facilitate the relationship between creator and audience. That platform is SNACKABLETV.” Content is currently available online (mobile, tablet or desktop) via SNACKABLETV.tv The bar has been set high and SNACKABLETV is committed to pushing the boundaries in both the controversy and quality stakes. New content will be released on all channels across the network constantly. Stay tuned for updates on exciting co-productions and distribution partnerships. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. Interview and content requests contact The Lantern Group: Louisa Read +61 412 955 101 louisa@lanterngroup.com.au Fiona Gulin +61 487 992 333 fiona@lanterngroup.com.au CONNECT WITH SNACKABLETV FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM #snackableTV MEDIA MATERIALS DROPBOX Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Call for Papers DEADLINE 23rd October 2016 & ECI Excellence Awards 2016-10-10T01:49:46Z early-childhood-intervention-eci-call-for-papers-deadline-23rd-october-2016-eci-excellence-awards 27th NSW/ACT Conference - Call for Papers Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED - 23rd October 2016 In order to build the best conference program, we are seeking papers for sessional workshops. ECIA NSW/ACT is inviting professionals to submit abstracts for presentations, workshops or panels that explore innovative practices, challenges, research and policy directions. Click here to view or download the 'Call for Papers' Flyer. Click here to view or download the Abstract Submission Template to aid with your submission.* *Note: The Abstract Submission Template may automatically begin downloading in your default browser. Check your browser or go to the Downloads folder on your computer to access this document. Read more... Excellence Awards The Excellence Awards aim to honour and recognise outstanding achievements in the ECI sector that have contributed to the improvement of the lives of children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The Excellence Award categories celebrate and acknowledges teams and organisations that demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and a commitment to assisting children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families to achieve their goals. The ‘Excellence Awards’ will be presented for outstanding achievements in the ECI Industry at the NSW/ACT Conference on 25th - 26th May 2017 at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach. Award Categories The following award categories will be open for nominations: Outstanding family-centred practice Champion of Inclusion Team around the child Innovative practice Applications and Nominations Applications will open on 14th November 2016. Nominations must be for a team or organisation in the early childhood intervention sector operating in NSW or ACT and includes; early childhood educators, special educators, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, audiologists, social workers and psychologist. Applicants can self-nominate their team or organisation or nominate another team or organisation. Nominations for individuals will not be accepted. ECIA Members and Non Members are eligable to apply.* *Note: ECIA Members can nominate at no cost. Non ECIA Members are required to pay an application fee of $99 (inc. GST). Theme: ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future Location: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach Dates: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May 2017 Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT 2017 Conference has as its theme ‘ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future’. This provides an exciting opportunity for service providers and professionals interested in Early Childhood Intervention and Early Childhood, to come together with a focus on building the capacity of our sector and the community, understanding the NDIS and the impact on children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The conference will have a strong focus on the key issues affecting practice in early childhood intervention, now and into the future. State Conference Registrations NOW OPEN Register now to receive the Early Bird discount! Registrations for the NSW/ACT Conference ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future are now open. You can register to attend the two day conference on: Both days – Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May 2017 Day One Only – Thursday 25 May 2017 Day Two Only – Friday 26 May 2017 Two Days One Day Early Bird ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate* $505 $305 Early Bird Non-Member Rate* $585 $345 ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate $560 $360 Non-Member Rate $640 $400 *Early Bird rates will finish on 24th March 2017 If you have any queries about registering for the conference or need any further information, contact Libby Forsyth on (02) 9873 2593 or admin@ecia-nsw.org.au. Read more... AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T02:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au A Taste of Broome celebrates local Indigenous women 2016-08-07T23:44:54Z a-taste-of-broome-celebrates-local-indigenous-women This year's A Taste Of Broome (ATOB) will celebrate the role of local Indigenous women in the creation of the community's identity through pearling and the town’s cultural development. The event, now in its fourth year, has quickly become a highlight of the Broome tourism calendar with the full outdoor show opening this Thursday 11th August at the Goolarri Amphitheatre in Broome, Western Australia Hear their stories and walk with us hand in hand as together we experience the journey of Broome’s history as seen through the eyes of her mothers, sisters and daughters. We'll also learn more about their heartbreak of loss and suffering, through to their joys at seeing family return home after long dives' away. ATOB continues to be a unique music and picture show experience that combines Broome's distinctive Indigenous culture and its multicultural community to promote its vibrant soul through music, dance, food, arts and crafts, tradition and heritage.  Building on the success of the 2015 event, this year's ATOB will not only celebrate local women but will also feature a number of new performances, artists and cuisine. Goolarri Media Enterprises Chief Operations officer Kira Fong says ATOB continues to promote Broome's unique lifestyle and cultural history, and is the region's premier Indigenous arts event. "ATOB is an award-winning multi-arts performance and cuisine-based project, primarily focused on the unique multiculturalism within the community of Broome and the Indigenous heritage and culture inherent in the region," Kira says. "It combines the performing arts mediums of dance, music and film to create a dynamic and rich production that celebrates Broome's identity." The 2016 ATOB season will see’s Guy Ghouse taking over from Stephen Pigram as Creative Director. Guy’s history in Broome started when he was 13 years old, watching bands perform at the Roebuck Hotel. Guy has since studied at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, toured nationally and internationally, is a four-time WAMI award winner, producer, recording artist, educator and facilitator. “To be back in Broome is an honour and a chance to give back to the town that has taught me so much,” Guy says. A number of other acclaimed artists are taking part in this year's show including long time favourites Stephen “Baamba” Albert, Naomi Pigram, Bojesse Pigram, Lorrae Coffin, Susie Quicke, Tania Mckenna, Arnhem Hunter and Mick Stevens. And some incredible new talent including Emma Sibosado and Pauline Bin Sali who come from a family with a pearling history that runs back to the hard hat days of the old Luggers. Pauline’s song “Visions” is completely memorising and tells the tales of old, paying homage to the days before social media and digital connection, where people saw loved ones disappear into the horizon with no contact until they eventually returned, if at all they did. This year there will also be a new food stall called "Little Feed", which will feature delicious desserts made from locally collected bush foods. A Taste of Broome is supported by Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions. This funding and support has allowed the continued training and employment for Indigenous people through event management and media and further strengthens connection between industry and community. Since the show's beginning in 2013, A Taste of Broome continues to achieve greater social, cultural and economic fulfilment, and prosperity. People agree that the show improved their understanding of Indigenous culture and Broome’s history, and an impressive 100 per cent of people say they would recommend the event to others. -ENDS- TICKETS SALE INFO For ticket information head to goolarri.com/atob Make a sandwich. A simple solution to conquering hunger in our immediate society. 2016-06-01T10:10:59Z make-a-sandwich-a-simple-solution-to-conquering-hunger-in-our-immediate-society PR Consultant, Candice Meisels, walked passed a less fortunate person in a walk way at a main Sydney station. Candice states, “I saw so many people walk past. I get that they don't want to give money. I thought how can we create a solution, simply and not just talk about creating a solution... Next time you make a sandwich for work, school lunch or to eat on the way into the city... Make another simple sandwich and hand it to someone you know will be at a station or on a city street... It's that simple... .” Candice believes that this simple concept can work anywhere in the world where you know a less fortunate person or homeless person frequents. She believes that it will work really well in Australia, as Australia is a nation of ‘mate ship’, community, compassion and warmth. Candice Meisels encourages you to like the Facebook page and remember to make an extra sandwich to hand to someone less fortunate that you pass on the way to work, a meeting or to catch up with friends in the city. Candice adds: " Many people make a sandwich for work, for their kids school lunch or just as a snack for their commute or car journey. Next time you prepare a sandwich, think about where you are going to be and if there may be a less fortunate individual at that particular train station or city street. You don't have to give cash or coins but a sandwich is something that is immediate and can satisfy hunger immediately." https://www.facebook.com/Make-A-Sandwich-793935230737513/ AUSTRALIA’S LEADING AUTHORS GATHER TO CONDEMN GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO CREATE A CULTURE OF BOOK THIEVES 2016-05-18T23:21:03Z australia-s-leading-authors-gather-to-condemn-government-s-plan-to-create-a-culture-of-book-thieves Who: Richard Flanagan, Nikki Gemmell, Andy Griffiths, Tom Keneally to lead Alist roll call of Australian and international authors When: Thursday 19 May at 6.45pm – 6.55pm Where: Art Gallery NSW, just before the 16th annual Australian Book Industry Awards begin What: Photo opp with limited vox pops available on request. Don’t close the book on Australian stories. The Australian government is about to make significant changes to copyright, threatening the future of our Australian story. But at what cost to writers, culture and jobs? Guest ABIA presenter and Man Booker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan will deliver a speech in response to the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property draft report around 10pm during the gala ceremony. ‘Australians deserve that their lives, experiences, country and culture be reflected in the literature that they read.’ - Thomas Keneally For more information, please contact: Emma Rusher T 0423 214 626 | emma@houseofrusher.com TCS Awarded for Empowerment of Woman 2016-05-01T22:00:00Z tcs-awarded-for-empowerment-of-woman Sydney | Mumbai, May 2, 2016: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, was named Platinum winner in the “Empowerment of Women Award” category at the Global CSR Conference and Awards recently held in Bali, Indonesia. The Global CSR Summit & Awards raises awareness of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a core strategic corporate function. It honors outstanding individuals and companies around the world for their contributions in seven areas of focus on environment preservation, community transformation and poverty alleviation, women’s rights and welfare, workplace practices and product innovations. Out of 200 entries received worldwide, a final selection of 42 companies were honored in seven award categories. TCS prevailed in the Empowerment of Woman category, named the Platinum awardee in a category that also included Bank Indonesia (Gold),
Mastercard Asia Pacific (Gold),
Qualcomm Wireless Reach (Silver),
PT Omron Manufacturing of Indonesia (Bronze). Melvin Chan, Founder of The Global CSR Summit & Awards commented: “This category was strongly contested. While the other contenders scored high in some areas, the overall highest average score went to TCS where they were excellent in showing the close integration of their gender equality policy with their business practices. The success of TCS' culture of inclusiveness and diversity is clearly evident in the strong contribution of their large women workforce towards their bottom lines." TCS won the Empowerment of Woman award specifically for its “TCS Go4IT” program in Australia. TCS Go4IT is designed to overcome the shortage in Australia of woman who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”) and to inspire interest for young woman to pursue careers in the ICT sector. (recent data shows 75% of the fastest growing roles in Australia require STEM backgrounds, and that woman occupy 20% of roles in ITC, compared to 45% in all occupations nationwide). TCS Go4IT is assisting to alleviate this national concern, providing an intensive work experience program available for young woman. By the end of 2016, over 250 young woman from over 75 schools in Australia will have competed the TCS Go4IT program. Key outcomes of the program thus far include: increased interest of students to study technology at high school and university; increased interest in a exploring a career in technology; changed perceptions of gender in technology; and Increased confidence and employability skills. More about TCS Go4IT can be read here: http://www.tcs.com/about/corp_responsibility/corporate-social-responsibility/Pages/TCS-Go4IT-work-experience-program-girls-IT.aspx Girish Ramachandran, President, TCS Asia Pacific added: “TCS is committed to creating opportunities for woman in technology and dismantling gender stereotypes that exist in the industry. As one award-winning example we are very proud of, the TCS Go4IT program in Australia is successfully offering opportunities for young woman to become passionate about careers in technology, helping to inspire a new horizon of national innovation and leadership in an exciting, dynamic and highly-in-demand profession”. The Empowerment of Woman award is the latest recognition for TCS, a company on a global drive to make gender equality a core tenant of its operating model. TCS is committed to enabling women to fulfill their professional ambitions across all areas of its organization, while championing everyday equality in the workplace. On 20 April, TCS was named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK. TCS employs over 100,000 women globally, a third of its total workforce. TCS also invests in training to help women at all levels excel in their roles, including one-to-one coaching when they take up senior roles, a Rising Stars Program for women with three-to-five years’ of experience, and the Pathways to Success Workshop, a leadership programme for women with five-to-eight years’ experience. TCS has had a formal Diversity & Inclusion corporate function since 2010, designed to provide strategic guidance and support for diversity programmes across the globe. This initiative is led by senior managers who act as role models and help to demonstrate the positive impact that diverse teams and recruitment can have on the business, with a focus on gender equality. About Global CSR Summit and Awards The Global CSR Summit & Awards 2016 was started 8 years ago. The event has grown from strength to strength and attracted a strong following of over 200 global and regional companies globally that participated or followed the event. The Global CSR Summit & Awards has become known as a global brand known for raising cutting edge ideas and topics in matters of societal transformation, product innovations that change the world and controversial topics that aim to inspire bold ideas to drive large scale changes and improvements to the environment, people and the planet. This year, the organisers have incorporated a new dimension into the Global CSR Summit by co-locating a new event, The Global Good Governance Award. More about the Global CSR Summit & Awards can be found here: https://globalcsr.pinnaclegroup.global/2016/ About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS): Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS,infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 353,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com. For TCS global news, follow @TCS_News. Contacts Global: Email: pradipta.bagchi@tcs.com Phone: +91 22 6778 9999 India: Email: h.ramachandra@tcs.com | shamala.p@tcs.com Phone: + 91 22 6778 9078 | +91 22 6778 9081 Asia Pacific: Email: sean.davidson@tcs.com Phone: +65 9139 3668 Proposals to cut access to Family Tax Benefits will only produce hardship and complicate system - National Foundation for Australian Women statement - Marie Coleman available for interview 2015-11-30T01:22:35Z proposals-to-cut-access-to-family-tax-benefits-will-only-produce-hardship-and-complicate-system-national-foundation-for-australian-women-statement-marie-coleman-available-for-interview FTB changes - NFAW Statement   30th November -The National Foundation for Australian Women is profoundly concerned by revised proposals by the Government to substantially cut access to Family Tax Benefits Parts A and B. The cuts will produce hardship for low income families, especially single parent families. They further confuse and complicate the system of family payments, rather than simplifying. They are not likely to have any positive impact on female work-force attachment. They will hit hard in identifiable regions with high concentrations of low incomes families and lack of employment opportunities- outer suburban areas of capital cities, and the regions. (Electorates with the lowest rates of families claiming FTB and so less likely to be impacted include Wentworth and Curtin.) Hypothetically, it is suggested that losses in family payments will be offset by access to cheaper child care. A parent of a 13 year old won’t be getting much out of that switch. The changes will penalise those sole parents who are already in employment- for each $ earned there is a $ loss in FTB. For the households where the parent, or parents are already working, the changes won’t produce additional workforce participation. These proposed changes are an attempt to make the lowest income families repair the Budget at a time when overall outlays on family benefits are in steady decline. It is completely untrue that Social Security payments for families are rising unsustainably. NFAW agrees with ACoSS- there is a need to change FTB- but that should have a focus on adequacy and the alleviation of child poverty, not just achieving savings. The Government’s proposals undermine our confidence in anything else proposed in the name of welfare reform. It is worth remembering in the context of current talk of changes to the tax mix and the need for compensation that the current structures being gutted were introduced by the Howard Government as compensation for the introduction of the GST. NFAW urges Senators to reject the changes once the new Bill is tabled. NFAW notes that the Senate Community Affairs Committee report on the previous Bill is due to be tabled on Monday 30 November. This alone will be a cause for confusion as the as yet unseen untabled Bill is considered. -ENDS- For further comment: Marie Coleman AO PSM, Chair, NFAW Social Policy Committee.  0414483068   Indigenous leader, Mr Noel Pearson, to Join Trinity 2015-11-10T05:13:01Z indigenous-leader-mr-noel-pearson-to-join-trinity The status of Academic or Teaching Fellow is awarded from time to time to a person who will render outstanding service to the academic life of the College. Noel hails from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on the South Eastern Cape York Peninsula, and he has spent decades advancing reform on native title, economic development and social policy for the people of Cape York. He is an Advisor for the Cape York Partnership and Chairman of Good to Great Schools Australia. As a national voice in indigenous affairs, Noel will contribute to the life of the College through formal and informal interactions with Trinity students, including mentoring our indigenous students, hosting regular discussions with the wider student cohort and speaking at significant Trinity occasions.   Noel joins Professor Marcia Langton, the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, who is a Fellow of the College, as a role model for the more than 25 indigenous students currently resident in the College. Professor Hinchcliff said that Noel’s appointmentillustrates Trinity’s continued commitment to education of indigenous students. eziway Group Announces Appointment of New General Manager 2015-11-10T00:55:11Z eziway-group-announces-appointment-of-new-general-manager In this new role, Tony Blackwell takes leadership of eziway Salary Packaging services, including the Car Leasing and Salary Packaging divisions. Tony brings a deep understanding of key PBI drivers to the position of General Manager.  His extensive experience spans health, education, employment and community support.  Having also served as Chief Executive for Victorian and Tasmanian non-profit organisations, he is keenly aware of the role strategic leadership plays in optimising scarce resources to deliver high quality, compliant services eziway Managing Director, Paul Gozzo said: “Tony Blackwell brings substantial experience from the not-for-profit sector where he has been instrumental in establishing partnerships, leading change and contributing to better community outcomes.  His capacity for relationship building will strengthen the eziway service approach and further extend the development and delivery of superior, customer focused solutions.” eziway Salary Packaging Wins Prestigious Australian Service Excellence Award 2015-10-30T00:38:18Z eziway-salary-packaging-wins-prestigious-australian-service-excellence-award eziway Salary Packaging has won the coveted Service Excellence in a Business Unit for Victoria, and Highly Commended Service Excellence in a Business Unit nationally at the prestigious Australian Service Excellence Awards held in Melbourne on 28 October 2015. The internationally recognised award show, held by the Customer Service Institute of Australia, recognises the ingenuity and innovation of Australia’s most outstanding customer service-driven organisations and individuals. The Service Excellence in a Business Unit awards specifically recognise eziway Salary Packaging’s dedication to better customer service, and reflect that eziway sees the world through a customer lens. eziway Salary Packaging Managing Director, Paul Gozzo said: “An honour like this isn’t about individuals.  It’s testament to the hard work and dedication of a great team. For the business, it means we’ve got our focus right in striving for highly personalised customer service. eziway Salary Packaging will certainly be continuing to find ways of delivering the sort of experiences that win over customers for life. Our sincere gratitude to CSIA for recognising our efforts in this way.” Anouche Newman, Chief Executive Office at CSIA said: “The awards are more and more competitive each year, and this year saw an incredibly high standard. Each winning individual and organisation should be very proud of their achievement. Their award is testament to their commitment to customer service excellence and passion for creating great customer experiences. We believe customer service is a fundamental to the success of every business. It gives them a strong competitive edge and we are delighted to have the opportunity to acknowledge this through our awards program.” For more information about the Australian Service Excellence Awards, go to http://www.csia.com.au/awards-recognition.      Corroboree to be held on one of Australia’s most important historical sites 2015-10-20T02:42:10Z corroboree-to-be-held-on-one-of-australia-s-most-important-historical-sites C3West Blacktown Native Institution Corroboree, Saturday 7 November 2015 On Saturday 7 November (5–9pm), the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) through the C3West program will be collaborating with Blacktown Arts Centre and UrbanGrowth NSW to host a Corroboree on one of Australia’s most important historical sites – that of the Blacktown Native Institution – and unveil site-responsive artworks. This third and last on-site event is the culmination of a year-long project, and builds up on the two Blacktown Native Institution Artist Camps which took place in June 2014 and March 2015. Over two weekends of culture, healing and sharing, these events offered an iterative and interlinked series of discussions, art-making workshops and storytelling sessions. Artists Darren Bell, Karla Dickens, Steven Russell, Kristine Stewart, and Leanne Tobin came together with the community, local artists, academics and historians to work towards three intended outcomes: the creation of a website as a keeping place for personal stories about the site (unveiled in March this year, the bniproject.com website went on to win “Best Indigenous Project or Keeping Place” at the 2015 Australian Museums and Galleries National Awards); creative direction for future permanent usage of the site; and the creation of new temporary public artworks to be unveiled at the Corroboree on 7 November 2015. On 7 November, everyone is invited to participate in free family activities, including storytelling, live music, traditional food and a BBQ, children’s workshops, a ‘tear catcher ceremony’ by Leanne Tobin, as well as performances by: Pioneering hip-hop artist Brothablack, who will be composing a song about the history of the BNI site. Brothablack worked with the Blacktown Arts Centre on the Urban Theatre Projects work Back Home (Sydney Festival 2006). Blues & Roots singer Krista Pav, who has developed language research through the Blacktown Arts Centre Performing Arts Program. She will be singing these compositions in language as well as some blues and roots standards. Uncle Wes Marne, a well-loved local storyteller and elder, will be leading storytelling around a campfire. The Blacktown Native Institution was a residential school for Aboriginal and Maori children that operated 1823–1829. Originally located at Parramatta and later moved to Blacktown, it is among the first known sites where Aboriginal children were removed from their parents and institutionalised – a practice that continued in Australia until the 1970s. In 2013, the site was activated through on-site artworks and an exhibition at Blacktown Arts Centre. For more information visit bniproject.com and mca.com.au Location: Corner Rooty Hill Rd North and Richmond Rd, Oakhurst. Bus 757 stops on Rooty Hill Rd North. Parking available on site. Please contact us for high-resolution images. Media ContactsMyriam Conrié / Claire JohnsonMuseum of Contemporary Art Australia0429 572 869 / 02 9245 2417myriam.conrie@mca.com.auclaire.johnson@mca.com.au Jodie Polutele Blacktown Arts Centre 02 9839 6245 / 0428 359 514 jodie.polutele@blacktown.nsw.gov.au About C3West Project Partners C3West (for Community, Contemporary Art and Commerce) creates situations for artists to work strategically with business and non-arts government organisations, with a focus on Western Sydney. This specific project is a collaboration between Blacktown Arts Centre on behalf of Blacktown City Council, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and UrbanGrowth NSW. Our media partners are Gadigal Information Service & Koori Radio. Image: Karla Dickens, Loving Memory (production image), 2015, installation view, Blacktown Native Institution site, Oakhurst NSW. Co-commissioned by C3West on behalf of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Blacktown Arts Centre on behalf of Blacktown City Council and UrbanGrowth NSW. Image courtesy and © the artist 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | Nominated artists revealed 2015-10-07T05:58:50Z 2015-aria-awards-connected-by-telstra-nominated-artists-revealed 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | Nominated artists revealed Courtney Barnett wins ARIA Award for Best Cover Art and leads the nominations Tame Impala front man, Kevin Parker wins two ARIA Awards for Producer Of The Year AND Engineer Of The Year An Australian music awards first – Twitter live vote for Best Australian Live Act     With just seven weeks until the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today announced the nominees in all categories, with the winners to be announced at The Star, Sydney on Thursday, November 26, 2015.  The 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra are supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Telstra, The Star, David Jones, Qantas and PPCA, and will be broadcast on TEN on Thursday, November 26. ARIA Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand & President, Asia, Denis Handlin, AM said “On behalf of the ARIA board, congratulations to all of today's winners in the Fine Arts and Artisan categories. It is a truly excellent group of artists and creative contributors that we celebrate today and an outstanding achievement to win an ARIA Award for their particular genre or craft. Each of the nominees and winners truly demonstrate the influence and creativity of Australian music. I would also like to congratulate all of the nominees announced today for the ARIAs on 26 November and we look forward to celebrating a wonderful night of awards, music and performances at The Star Sydney.” ARIA Awards were presented to the recipients of three ARIA Artisan Award categories (Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year and Best Cover Art) and four ARIA Fine Arts Awards categories (Best World Music Album, Best Jazz Album, Best Classical Album and Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album) at the Nominations Event – they became the first of many artists to be acknowledged by their peers for their creative contributions over the last twelve months. Highlights of the ceremony included Courtney Barnett who won her first ARIA Award in the Best Cover Art category and secured eight nominations in total, making her the most highly nominated artist at the event. Kevin Parker from Tame Impala added to his ARIA Award collection by winning both Producer Of The Year and Engineer Of The Year ARIA Awards for his work on the band’s latest #1 ARIA album, ‘Currents’. ARIA Chief Executive Officer, Dan Rosen, added “2015 has been another stellar year for Australian music with 14 Australian artists reaching the top of the ARIA Charts and the likes of AC/DC, Courtney Barnett, Iggy Azalea, Tame Impala and Vance Joy featuring strongly on charts and festival stages around the world. This success is celebrated today with the winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards and the announcement of the nominated artists for the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra. We can’t wait for the ARIA festivities to begin.” NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said, “Congratulations to the ARIA Awards Fine Arts and Artisan category winners and to each of the nominees announced today. The NSW Government, through Destination NSW, is proud to have secured Sydney as the home of the ARIA Awards and we look forward to welcoming this year’s nominees and the Australian music industry to Sydney in November.” In an Australian Awards show first, Twitter Australia will be giving fans the opportunity to vote exclusively in the Best Australian Live Act category. Fans can start voting for their favourite Australian Live Act now by heading to Twitter using the following hashtags: #ARIAS5SOS, #ARIASCOURTNEYBARNETT, #ARIASGANGOFYOUTHS, #ARIASHERMITUDE, #ARIASHILLTOPHOODS, #ARIASNICKCAVE, #ARIASPAULKELLY, #ARIASSHEPPARD, #ARIASTHEPREATURES, #ARIASVANCEJOY The 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra will again give Australian music fans the chance to have their say in who takes home an ARIA Award, with four publicly voted awards: Song Of The Year, Best International Act, Best Australian Live Act and Best Video. For more information on the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra publicly voted awards, visit ariaawards.com.au/public-voting Stay tuned for further announcements of performers and presenters for the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra in coming weeks, including the full program of events for ARIA Week, which is back bigger and better in 2015. Featuring the Electronic Music Conference (EMC), the popular ARIA Masterclass, and curated showcases by triple j Unearthed, Sony Music Australia, Warner/UNFD/Maniacs, MGM & The Music and more to be announced, ARIA Week ensures that music fans and venues around Sydney are going to be spoilt for musical choice in the lead up to the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra. 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | Thursday, November 26, 2015
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On sale 9.00am on Monday, October 12, 2015 from www.ticketek.com.au   THE 2015 ARIA AWARDS CONNECTED BY TELSTRA NOMINATION LEADER BOARD    EIGHT NOMINATIONS Courtney Barnett It was Courtney Barnett’s moment to shine at the 2015 ARIA Nominations Event where she accepted her first ARIA Award for Best Cover Art for the Top 5 ARIA album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’. The album, which went #10 on the Billboard Album Charts and #13 on the UK Album Charts, secured nominations in the following categories: Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist and the publicly voted categories for Best Australian Live Act and Best Video for the song, ‘Pedestrian At Best’ which was directed by Charlie Ford. ‘Pedestrian At Best’ has been named by Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, Mashable and Entertainment Weekly as the best song of 2015.   SEVEN NOMINATIONS Hermitude Electronic duo, Hermitude celebrate seven ARIA Award nominations with their  #1 ARIA Album, ‘Dark Night Sweet Light’ being nominated in the following categories: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Independent Release as well as the publicly voted categories for Best Australian Live Act and Best Video for ‘Through The Roof’ Featuring Young Tapz directed by Kess Broekman-Dattner. The album was also nominated in two Artisan Awards categories: Producer Of The Year for Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart and Engineer Of The Year for Mitch Kenny. Vance Joy Vance Joy’s star continues to rise both locally and internationally. His Platinum-selling #1 ARIA Album, ‘Dream Your Life Away’ and Platinum-selling single ‘Georgia’ have garnered Joy seven ARIA Award nominations including Album Of The Year, Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Pop Release and three publicly voted categories for Best Australian Live Act, Song of the Year and Best Video (directed by Luci Schroder) for ‘Georgia’. Vance Joy’s single ‘Riptide’ set a record on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the single to have spent the most weeks in the Top 100 in ARIA Charts’ history. SIX NOMINATIONS Tame Impala After winning Best Rock Album and Album Of The Year ARIAs at the 2013 ARIA Awards for their album ‘Lonerism’, Tame Impala’s winning streak continues in 2015 with Kevin Parker taking out both the Producer Of The Year and Engineer Of The Year ARIA awards in the Artisan Awards categories for Tame Impala’s #1 ARIA Album, ‘Currents’. The album is also nominated in the following categories: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Pop Release for their single ‘Let It Happen’.   FIVE NOMINATIONS Gang Of Youths Gang of Youths’ debut album ‘The Positions’ debuted at #5 on the ARIA Album Chart in May 2015. As well as earning them Feature Album on triple j, FBI and Triple M, the album has also scored ARIA Award nominations in the following categories: Best Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist and the publicly voted category, Best Australian Live Act. Nathan Johnson was nominated for Best Artwork and Adrian Breakspear and Peter Holz were nominated in the Engineer Of The Year category for their work on the single, ‘Radioface’. Jarryd James Brisbane singer songwriter, Jarryd James’ double-platinum #2 ARIA single, ‘Do You Remember’ has secured the talented newcomer five ARIA Award nominations in the following categories: Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Independent Release and the publicly voted category, Song Of The Year.   FOUR NOMINATIONS Daniel Johns Vocalist, composer, guitarist, pianist and producer Daniel Johns released one of the most anticipated debuts this year in Australian music ‘Talk’ which reached #2 on the ARIA Album charts. The album was launched with two sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Festival where Daniel was hailed as one of the most exciting artists in the country. Daniel Johns has received four ARIA Award nominations including Best Male Artist and the publicly voted category, Best Video for the single ‘Aerial Love’ that was directed by Lorin Askill. The album also received nominations in the Artisan award categories for Best Cover Art (Daniel Johns, Aref and Peter Salmon-Lomas) and Producer Of The Year (Daniel Johns and Damn Moroda) for the single ‘Preach’. 
 THREE NOMINATIONS Conrad Sewell Conrad Sewell’s Platinum-selling, ARIA #1 single, 'Start Again' has reigned in three ARIA Award nominations for the talented singer songwriter including: Best Pop Release, Breakthrough Artist and the publicly voted category, Song Of The Year. Flight Facilities Flight Facilities' Gold-selling, #3 ARIA debut album 'Down To Earth' featuring Brisbane's Emma Louise, New York's soulful comedian Reggie Watts, rapper Bishop Nehru, Melbourne's Owl Eyes, and Australia's national treasure Kylie Minogue has received three ARIA Award nominations in the following categories: Album Of The Year and Best Dance Release, as well as Timothy Lovett being nominated for Best Cover Art. Lee Kernaghan 2015 marked the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC’s landing at Gallipoli. In honour of this landmark occasion, former Australian of the Year and music legend, Lee Kernaghan, teamed up with a host of local artists and musicians to create the ARIA #1 Album, ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’, which held the top spot on the ARIA Album charts for four consecutive weeks. The album is nominated in three categories including: Best Country Album and the publicly voted Best Video for ‘Spirit Of The Anzac’s’ directed by Duncan Toombs. Long-time producer and collaborator Garth Porter received a nomination in the Producer Of The Year category. Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Multiple ARIA Award winner and ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee, Paul Kelly’s latest album ‘Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions’, a soul album featuring the likes of Clairy Browne, Vika and Linda Bull, Dan Sultan, Kira Puru and himself has secured three nominations in the following categories: Best Adult Contemporary Album, Best Independent Release and the publicly voted, Best Australian Live Act category. The Preatures 2013 ARIA Award nominated rock band, The Preatures’ debut album, ‘Blue Planet Eyes’ has garnered the group three ARIA Award nominations: Best Group, Best Rock Album and the publicly voted Best Australian Live Act category. Sia After scooping 4 ARIA Awards in 2014, Sia returns in 2015 with three nominations for her double platinum single,  ‘Elastic Heart’ in the following categories: Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and the publicly voted category, Song Of The Year. The Waifs One of Australia’s most loved touring bands, The Waifs returned in 2015 with their seventh album, ‘Beautiful You’ which has earned them three ARIA Awards nominations for Best Blues And Roots Album, as well as Nick Didia being nominated in the Artisan Awards categories for Producer Of The Year and Engineer Of The Year.   TWO NOMINATIONS 5 Seconds Of Summer – Best Group and Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Alison Wonderland – Best Dance Release and Best Video (publicly voted category), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Best Classical Album and Engineer Of The Year, Meg Mac – Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist, Peking Duk – Best Dance Release and Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Shane Nicholson – Best Country Album and Best Video (publicly voted category), The Veronicas – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category) and Best Video (publicly voted category)   ONE NOMINATION #1 Dads - Best Male Artist, AC/DC – Best Group, Allan Browne Quartet – Best Jazz Album, Amy Dickson – Best Classical Album, Baby et Lulu – Best World Music Album, Barney McAll – Best Jazz Album, Beat The Drum – Celebrating 40 Years Of triple j – Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Bondi Hipsters – Best Comedy Release, Born Lion – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Buddy Goode – Best Comedy Release, C.W. Stoneking – Best Blues And Roots Album, Calvin Harris – Best International Artist, Catherine Britt – Best Country Album, Christine Anu – Best World Music Album, Citizen Kay – Best Urban Album, Dead Letter Circus – Best Rock Album, Delta Goodrem – Best Video (publicly voted category), Ed Kuepper - Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Ed Sheeran – Best International Artist, Flume – Best Video (publicly voted category), Foo Fighters – Best International Artist, Genevieve Lacey / James Crabb – Best World Music Album, Giggle and Hoot – Best Children’s Album, Grace – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Grigoryan Brothers – Best Classical Album, Gurrumul – Best World Music Album, Guy Sebastian – Best Male Artist, Hayden James – Best Dance Release, Hiatus Kaiyote – Best Urban Album, Hilltop Hoods – Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Hozier – Best International Artist, Iggy Azalea – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), In Hearts Wake – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, James Bay – Best International Artist, Jessica Mauboy – Best Female Artist, John Farnham and Olivia Newton John – Best Adult Contemporary Album, Joseph Tawadros – Best World Music Album, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Best Jazz Album,   King Parrot – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Mark Ronson – Best International Artist, Marlisa – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Marlon Williams – Best Blues And Roots Album, Matt Okine – Best Comedy Release, Meghan Trainor – Best International Artist,  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake - Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Mustered Courage – Best Country Album, Nathaniel – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Nick Cave – Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Northlane – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Oh Mercy – Best Adult Contemporary Album, One Direction – Best International Artist, Opera Australia - Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Paul Grabowsky – Best Jazz Album, Play School – Best Children’s Album, Pond – Best Cover Art,  Rhys Muldoon – Best Children’s Album, Ronny Chieng – Best Comedy Release, Rüfüs – Best Dance Release, Sally Whitwell – Best Classical Album, Sam Moran – Best Children’s Album, Sam Smith  - Best International Artist, Sammy J & Randy – Best Comedy Release, Sarah McKenzie – Best Jazz Album, Seth Sentry – Best Urban Album, Sheppard – Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Szymon – Best Adult Contemporary Album, Tamara-Anna Cislowska – Best Classical Album, Taylor Swift – Best International Artist, The Black Sorrows – Best Blues And Roots Album, The Meeting Tree – Best Urban Album, The Water Diviner (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, The Wiggles – Best Children’s Album, Thy Art Is Murder – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Tim Rogers & The Bamboos – Best Blues And Roots Album, Troy Cassar-Daley – Best Country Album, Tuka – Best Urban Album   FINAL FIVE NOMINEES Winners to be announced Thursday, November 26, 2015 at The Star Event Centre, Sydney Telstra Album Of The Year Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records/Remote Control) Flight Facilities - Down To Earth (Future Classic) Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks) Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)   Best Adult Contemporary Album John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John - Two Strong Hearts (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Megan Washington - There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia) Oh Mercy - When We Talk About Love (EMI) Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions - Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia) Szymon –Tigersapp (EMI / Eloper Music)   Best Blues And Roots Album C.W. Stoneking - Gon' Boogaloo (King Hokum Records / Caroline Australia) Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams (Caroline Australia) The Black Sorrows - Endless Sleep (Head Records) The Waifs - Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM) Tim Rogers & The Bamboos - The Rules of Attraction (Warner Music Australia)   Best Children's Album Giggle and Hoot - Hootastic Tunes (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Play School - Favourite Things - Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Rhys Muldoon - Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam: BOO! (6 Degrees Records / MGM) The Wiggles - Rock & Roll Preschool (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)   Best Comedy Release Bondi Hipsters - Fuhck The Bahnks (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Buddy Goode - Songs To Ruin Every Occasion (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Matt Okine - Live at the Enmore Theatre (Century Entertainment) Ronny Chieng - Chieng Reaction (Century Entertainment) Sammy J & Randy – Live (Head Records)   Best Country Album Catherine Britt – Boneshaker (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia) Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Mustered Courage - White Lies and Melodies (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia) Shane Nicholson - Hell Breaks Loose (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia) Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride (Liberation Music)   Best Dance Release Alison Wonderland – Run (EMI) Flight Facilities - Down To Earth (Future Classic) Hayden James - Something About You (Future Classic) Peking Duk - Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch / Universal Music Australia) Rüfüs - You Were Right (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)   Best Female Artist Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Jessica Mauboy - Can I Get A Moment? (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Meg Mac - MEGMAC EP (littleBIGMAN / Inertia) Megan Washington - There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia) Sia - Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)   Best Group 5 Seconds of Summer – LiveSOS (EMI) AC/DC - Rock Or Bust (Alberts / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)   Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album Born Lion - Final Words (FOUR|FOUR / Universal Music Australia) In Hearts Wake – Skydancer (UNFD) King Parrot - Dead Set (EVP Recordings / Rocket Distribution) Northlane – Node (UNFD) Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War (UNFD)   Best Independent Release Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited) Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions - Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings) Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)   Best Male Artist #1 Dads – Nominal (Pieater / Inertia) Daniel Johns – Talk (Eleven / EMI) Guy Sebastian - Tonight Again (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited) Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)   Best Pop Release Conrad Sewell - Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia) Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited) Sia - Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings) Tame Impala - Let It Happen (Modular / Universal Music Australia) Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)   Best Rock Album Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis (UNFD) Gang of Youths - The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)   Best Urban Album Citizen Kay – Demokracy (Asphalt Records / MGM) Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks) Seth Sentry - Strange New Past (High Score Records / Inertia) The Meeting Tree - R U A Cop (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Tuka - Life Death Time Eternal (EMI)   Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA Conrad Sewell - Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia) Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Gang of Youths - The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited) Meg Mac - Never Be (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)                                                                                     PUBLICLY VOTED AWARDS   Best Australian Live Act 5 Seconds Of Summer - Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour (EMI) Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Gang of Youths - Gang of Youths National Tour (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light Tour (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater Australian Tour (Golden Era Records / Universal Music Australia) Nick Cave - Nick Cave Australian Tour (Bad Seed / Kobalt Label Services) Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions - Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia) Sheppard - The Bombs Away Tour (Chugg Music & Empire Of Song / MGM Distribution) The Preatures - The Cruel Tour (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia) Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away Tour (Liberation Music)   Best International Artist Calvin Harris – Motion (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Ed Sheeran – X (Atlantic UK / Warner Music) Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Hozier – Hozier (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) James Bay - Chaos And The Calm (Universal / Universal Music Australia) Mark Ronson - Uptown Special (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Meghan Trainor – Title (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) One Direction – Four (Syco / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour (Capitol / EMI) Taylor Swift – 1989 (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Australia)   Best Video Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland - U Don't Know feat. Wayne Coyne (EMI) Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns - Aerial Love (Eleven / EMI) Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – Wings (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Clemens Habicht for Flume - Some Minds feat. Andrew Wyatt (Future Classic) Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude - Through The Roof feat. Young Tapz (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Filmery for Shane Nicholson - Secondhand Man (Lost Highway Australia) Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music) Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas - You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)   Song Of The Year Conrad Sewell - Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia) Grace  - You Don't Own Me feat. G-Eazy (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Iggy Azalea - Trouble feat. Jennifer Hudson (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia) Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited) Marlisa - Stand By You (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Nathaniel - Live Louder (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Peking Duk - Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch/Universal Music Australia) Sia - Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings) The Veronicas - You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)     FINE ARTS AWARDS | ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015   Best Classical Album WINNER: Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Amy Dickson - Island Songs (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - Brandenburg Celebrates (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Grigoryan Brothers - This Time (Which Way Music) Sally Whitwell - I Was Flying (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)   Best Jazz Album WINNER: Barney McAll – Mooroolbark (ABC Jazz / Universal Music Australia) Allan Browne Quintet - Ithaca Bound (Jazzhead / MGM Distribution) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Quarters! (Flightless / Remote Control) Paul Grabowsky – Solo (ABC Jazz / Universal Music Australia) Sarah McKenzie - We Could Be Lovers (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)   Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album WINNER: Various Artists - Beat The Drum - Celebrating 40 Years of triple j (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Ed Kuepper - Last Cab To Darwin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake - Paper Planes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Opera Australia - Bliss (Brett Dean / Amanda Holden / Peter Carey) (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Various Artists - The Water Diviner (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Universal Music Australia)   Best World Music Album WINNER: Gurrumul - The Gospel Album (Skinnyfish Music / MGM) Baby et Lulu - Album Deux (Independent / MGM) Christine Anu - Island Christmas (Social Family Records / Universal Music Australia / The Orchard) Genevieve Lacey / James Crabb - Heard This and Thought of You (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Joseph Tawadros - Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)     ARTISAN AWARDS | ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015   Engineer Of The Year WINNER: Kevin Parker for Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) Virginia Read for Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - Brandenburg Celebrates (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Adrian Breakspear and Peter Holz for Gang of Youths – Radioface (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Mitch Kenny for Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Nick Didia for The Waifs - Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)   Producer Of The Year WINNER: Kevin Parker for Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) Daniel Johns and Damn Moroda for Daniel Johns – Preach (Eleven / EMI) Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart for Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Garth Porter for Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Nick Didia for The Waifs - Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)   Best Cover Art WINNER: Courtney Barnett for Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Daniel Johns, Aref and Peter Salmon-Lomas for Daniel Johns - Talk (Eleven / EMI) Timothy Lovett for Flight Facilities - Down To Earth (Future Classic) Nathan Johnson for Gang of Youths - The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Bjenny Montero for Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again (EMI)                         ARIA announce the Fine Arts and Artisan Nominees for 2015 2015-09-29T23:40:13Z aria-announce-the-fine-arts-and-artisan-nominees-for-2015 ARIA announce the Fine Arts and Artisan Nominees for 2015  Commemorative artwork by Koori visual artist, Blak Douglas unveiled   The first ARIA Awards for 2015 will proudly be presented at the official ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra NOMINATIONS EVENT in Sydney on Wednesday, October 7.   ARIA Chairman and Chairman & CEO Australia and New Zealand, and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment, Denis Handlin AM, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees in the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards. The ARIA Board is delighted to celebrate the diverse and talented Australian musicians and artisans in all seven categories. It will be a pleasure to join together with the nominees, labels and industry partners to recognise the excellent work, passion and contributions represented through these awards.”   The ARIA Nominations Event honours our impressive 2015 ARIA Nominees for the FINE ARTS and ARTISAN Award categories including; Best Classical Album, Best Jazz Album, Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Best World Music Album along with Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of the Year and Best Cover Art.   The FINE ARTS and ARTISAN Award categories herald the beginning of the 2015 ARIA celebrations leading up to ARIA Week festivities from November 20 and the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra on Thursday, November 26 at The Star Event Centre, Sydney that will be broadcast around Australia on TEN.   ARIA is thrilled to continue the tradition of unveiling commemorative artwork to celebrate the ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra and we are honoured to announce that 2015 Archibald Prize finalist, Koori visual artist, Blak Douglas has designed the commemorative artwork for this year’s ARIAs. Blak Douglas said:   “Generally my paintings are known for a sharp commentary on social justice and with quirky titles and poignant metaphors, often within a trademark 'Australiana' landscape. This year's ARIA design is of no exception. I immediately thought of the unearthed. The unsung, the undiscovered, the forgotten and the excluded. Only a very small percentage of talented musicians have their voices heard. Commodification... the make and break of the broadcasted voice. The visual metaphor in my design is the Thylacine. It's vocal frustration goes unheard within then treacherous landscape spiked with awards. A virtual minefield of opportunity. The road sign indicates the journey ahead. The rewards will come so long as there's enough fuel in the tank.”   This is the third year an Australian artist has created a unique commemorative artwork to celebrate the ARIAs. The inaugural ARIAs commemorative artwork was revealed in 2013, designed by much-loved Australian artist and ARIA Hall Of Fame recipient, Reg Mombassa. In 2014, Australian icon, Ken Done (A.M.) perfectly captured the spirit of the Awards with his colourful and bold take on the commemorative artwork.   ARIA CEO, Dan Rosen added:  “We are very excited to be launching the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra celebrations by recognising the incredible nominees for the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards. These accomplished artists and technicians continue to push the boundaries and we are proud to have them represent the Australian music industry both here and around the world.  We are also delighted to welcome Koori visual artist, Blak Douglas to the ARIAs this year. Throughout his career he has created some award-winning paintings and we are very fortunate to have had his talent and creativity involved in designing this year's ARIAs commemorative poster.”   The ARIA Awards and ARIA Week are proudly supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.     FINE ARTS AWARDS | NOMINATED ARTISTS   Best Classical Album Amy Dickson - Island Songs (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - Brandenburg Celebrates (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Grigoryan Brothers - This Time (Which Way Music) Sally Whitwell - I Was Flying (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)   Best Jazz Album Allan Browne Quintet - Ithaca Bound (Jazzhead / MGM Distribution) Barney McAll - Mooroolbark (ABC Jazz / Universal Music Australia) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Quarters! (Flightless / Remote Control) Paul Grabowsky - Solo (ABC Jazz / Universal Music Australia) Sarah McKenzie - We Could Be Lovers (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)   Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Album Ed Kuepper - Last Cab To Darwin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake - Paper Planes - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Opera Australia - Bliss (Brett Dean / Amanda Holden / Peter Carey)  (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Various Artists - Beat The Drum - Celebrating 40 Years of triple j (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Various Artists - The Water Diviner - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Universal Music Australia)   Best World Music Album Baby et Lulu - Album Deux (Independent / MGM) Christine Anu - Island Christmas (Social Family Records / Universal Music Australia / The Orchard) Genevieve Lacey / James Crabb - Heard This and Thought of You (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Joseph Tawadros - Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Gurrumul  - The Gospel Album (Skinnyfish Music / MGM)   ARTISAN AWARDS | NOMINATED ARTISTS   Engineer of the Year Virginia Read for Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - Brandenburg Celebrates (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia) Adrian Breakspear and Peter Holz for Gang of Youths - Radioface (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia) Mitch Kenny for Hermitude  - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Kevin Parker for Tame Impala  - Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) Nick Didia for The Waifs - Beautiful You  (Jarrah Records / MGM)   Producer Of The Year Damn Moroda for Daniel Johns - Talk (Eleven / EMI) Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart for Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music) Garth Porter for Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia) Kevin Parker for Tame Impala - Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia) Nick Didia for The Waifs - Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)     Best Cover Art Courtney Barnett for Courtney Barnett  - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control) Daniel Johns, Aref and Peter Salmon-Lomas for Daniel Johns - Talk (Eleven / EMI) Timothy Lovett for Flight Facilities - Down To Earth (Future Classic) Bjenny Montero for Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again (EMI)   Nathan Johnson for Gang of Youths - The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)     Stay tuned to ariaawards.com.au for all 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra updates.  #ARIAS