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Inviting Entries for 2016 Songs for Social Justice Award

By |August 29th, 2015|

The Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund (Australia) is proud to invite entries for the 2016 Alistair Hulett Songs for Social Justice Award. The closing date for entries to be considered for the 2016 Award is 31 December, 2015.

For more information please see

2014 Songs for Social Justice Award Winner (Australian)

By |April 21st, 2014|

The 2014 Award was won by Miriam Jones for her song, “Post Post Feminist Revolution”. The winner was announced at the closing concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra on 21 April 2014 and the judges made the following comments:

“We were very pleased this year that entries to the 2014 Songs for Social Justice Award came from right across Australia and tackled a wide range of social justice themes. Our judges were unanimous in recommending that the 2014 Award […]

Anti-Coal Seam Gas song wins national music award.

By |April 20th, 2013|

Marrickville-based band The Lurkers are the winners of this year’s ‘Songs for Social Justice’ Award, presented by the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund.

The Award, now in its second year, continues the legacy of Alistair Hulett, one of Australia and Scotland’s leading political songwriters and performers, who passed away in 2010.

“The intention of the Award is to encourage more Australian musicians to use their skills to make progressive change in our society”, said Alison Hulett, Secretary of the Alistair Hulett Memorial […]

Songs for Social Justice Award 2013 won by The Lurkers for ‘Mining Man’

By |April 2nd, 2013|

On Easter Monday, 2013, the 2013 ‘Songs for Social Justice’ Award was presented at the final concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra. The winning song, ‘Mining Man’ was performed by its composers, The Lurkers – Sydney-based proponents of “subversive homespun bluegrass”. The following letter from the judges (written when the identity of each of entrants was still unknown to them) provides an eloquent and fitting tribute to both The Lurkers and to Alistair Hulett, whose songwriting and political […]

Songs for Social Justice Award 2014 Now Open for Entries!

By |March 30th, 2013|

See more details and terms and conditions on the Songs for Social Justice Award page.

Songs for Social Justice Award 2013 winner to be announced at the National Folk Festival final concert

By |March 26th, 2013|

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Victor Jara, A Night To Celebrate His Life and Music

By |September 3rd, 2012|

For more information see our FaceBook page at Victor Jara

Songs for Social Justice Award 2013 Now Open for Entries!

By |June 12th, 2012|

Interview with Steph Miller

By |May 3rd, 2012|

Click the link below to read an interview with Steph Miller, winner of the first Songs for Social Justice competition in Australia, 2012.

Vote for Lads of the BLF. A Roaring Jack Song

By |January 19th, 2012|

5 Song Set, an Oregon based Blog (“a semi-monthly five song music podcast, featuring an eclectic mix of generally upbeat music” to quote the blog’s website) is running a competition to determine the favourite song played during 2011, as selected by listeners.

Podcast Episode 9 posted on May 6th featured, to celebrate May Day, 5 songs about unions and the labour movement, one of which was Lads of the BLF by Roaring Jack. So, if you want to vote for […]