Traditions of Resistance Through Song & Struggle

The Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund is a not for profit association established in Australia after the untimely death in 2010 of singer, songwriter, political activist and social justice advocate, Alistair Hulett.

A significant proportion of all funds raised by the Fund goes to grants, prizes and scholarships awarded to musicians whose focus is on social justice issues and whose music champions those aims for which the Fund was established.

The Fund works with community groups, campaigns and organisations to raise money to impact change and advance human rights through music and the arts. You can help further our cause by making a donation or by purchasing an item from the shop. All merchandise sold to the Australian market will contribute to the Fund.

The purpose of the Fund, in addition to preserving Alistair Hulett’s musical legacy is outlined in these four bullet points.

  • Advance, support and develop the appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects, including through the presentation of concerts and the production of both recorded and written music.
  • Promote, present and preserve the traditional and multicultural music and song of Australia.
  • Promote equality, justice and diversity through music, focusing on indigenous people, asylum seekers and refuges, disabled people and the homeless; and on gender rights, sexual equality, freedom from violence and the right to practise religion without bigotry or exclusion.
  • Promote harmony and the lessening of conflict between races, religions and belief systems through music.
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First CD Grant Program

The ‘First CD Grant Program’ offers small grants to assist musicians whose work has a social justice focus. The aim of this program is to assist with the production of a first album (normally a CD) by a musician or musicians who have already written and performed but have not yet been able to publish and distribute their work.
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Meet the Trustees

Tim Anderson
Tim AndersonChair
Tim Anderson is an high profile peace activist. He has degrees in economics and international politics, and a doctorate on the political economy of economic liberalisation in Australia.
 
Alison Hulett
Alison HulettSecretary
Alison Hulett is an internationally recognised graphic designer and brand strategist. For more than 25 years she headed up the design firm EKH Design Pty Ltd.
Ralph Rogers
Ralph RogersTreasurer
Based in Queensland but working internationally, Ralph Rogers is an experienced business manager who brings years of valuable accounting experience and business acumen to the board of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund.
Robert Fagan
Robert FaganTrustee
Bob Fagan is a retired researcher and teacher of human geography and environmental studies at Macquarie University. He also sings and plays guitar with Margaret Fagan and well-known folk band The Fagans.
 
Margaret Perrott
Margaret PerrottTrustee
Margaret is a peace, environment and health activist. She is a doctor with a special focus on the welfare of children and is a veteran peace movement and environmental activist.
 
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Donations

Your support greatly helps the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund preserve Alistair’s legacy and his ideals. Donations enable us to support community groups, campaigns and organisations in raising money to impact change and advance human rights through music and the arts.
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Entries for the 2018 Songs for Social Justice Award are now invited

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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2016 Songs for Social Justice Award Winner Tony Eardley

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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May 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Australian branch of the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund is honoured to have received a number of copies of the rare CD ‘West Along The Road’ by the late, great Scottish singer/songwriter and talented musician, [...]