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Right now, the Federal Government is proposing to wind-back nearly four million square kilometres of protections for our pristine marine parks – that’s a total area larger than Victoria and Tasmania combined. If this anti-environment action goes ahead, it would be the biggest reduction in marine parks to have ever taken place – and it will have devastating impacts for our oceans and the precious creatures that inhabit them. We have a chance to save @themarineparks & urge anyone who values the environment to sign the petition now at www.themarineparks.com.au (swipe up on instagram story)
‘Midnight Oil: 1984’ is in select cinemas now! Swipe up on our story for session times and locations.
Last night at a screening for the new film ‘Midnight Oil: 1984’, Rob Hirst revealed that Midnight Oil will be releasing a film and possibly a live album of the final shows on their Great Circle World Tour. While release plans are still being finalised, August has been pencilled for release. Unfortunately we cannot confirm any more specific details on the release at this time, but you can be sure that you’ll hear it here first. Keep up to date with all Midnight Oil news by  subscribing to the band’s newsletter via the link in Instastory.
Midnight Oil, recipients of the Ted Albert Award for Services to the Music Industry at the 2018 #APRAs

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@apraamcos has announced that Midnight Oil will be the recipients of the 2018 Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at the 2018 APRA Music Awards. 
APRA Chair Jenny Morris said, “Midnight Oil’s uniquely Australian songs took on societal issues with fiery determination and a musical conviction that continues to connect on a global scale. I don’t want to say there will never be another Midnight Oil because the world will always need a band like Midnight Oil – now, more than ever.” On hearing news of the honour Midnight Oil said, “Midnight Oil is proud to receive the Ted Albert Award for 2018. It's a great honour for our band. Ted's great skill was his knack for picking talent, his genuine love for original Australian music, and the creation of his legendary production house - which has become a by-word for excellence and success. Midnight Oil's connection to Alberts began in 1978, when the band - in between playing sweaty pub gigs in and around Sydney - recorded our first album at the Boomerang House studio in King St ('Whoah! A band that eats!' said Harry Vanda, when he caught us scoffing burgers). Nine years later we were back at Alberts, this time at Neutral Bay, to record Diesel and Dust - an album inspired by the Australian desert and Top End communities, but which opened doors for us right around the world.” The 2018 APRA Music Awards will be held on Tuesday 10 April. #APRAs
A new movie titled “MIDNIGHT OIL 1984” is coming to select Australian cinemas on May 10. Take a look at the trailer for the film which features fresh and rare footage from on and off stage of the Oils in the mid 80’s. Tickets and more info available via mad.mn/midnightoil1984.

For fans outside Australia, head over to the official Facebook event page “Midnight Oil 1984 - The Movie” and click ‘attending’ - news about international rollout will be shared here as it is confirmed.
Check out Rob Hirst and Lez Karski’s new 5 track EP, 'Powerful Owls' - a wild blend of bluesy riffs, trippy pop and meaty grooves: http://radi.al/PowerfulOwls (or swipe up in story)
From @peterrgarrett: "Today I am becoming an official ambassador for #stopadani. For me, stopping the grotesque Adani mine is the key environmental campaign of this year. We need to give the Great Barrier Reef a fighting chance, and carve out a cleaner, renewable energy future for Australia. This dud project has warts all over it, as more and more people are coming to understand. Sanity must prevail and this is the year to chart a new planet friendly course for our country."
Jim Moginie's 'Perpetua EP' is out today, get it here: http://radi.al/Perpetua

In Jim's own words: "This picture of me was taken in Fluntern Cemetery in Switzerland, where James Joyce is buried. We came there to honour the great man and his wife Nora. "During recuperation after the amazing Midnight Oil world tour I was mostly horizontal. So I put together an EP of songs I recorded a couple of years ago, along the lines of last year’s ‘Under The Motherland’s Flag’ EP. "In 2016 I had just turned a significant age, so barricaded myself into the studio with engineer El Ninety and banged them out during the winter months, playing most of the instruments myself with my son Sam on drums. "The text was thus. ‘The moment is now. There is no time to dilly dally around the periphery’. So, while I'm thus philosophically engaged, I'm releasing the 4 song EP, called PERPETUA, on Ash Wednesday (or if you like) St. Valentine’s Day, February 14. Because there’s a song called Eternal Love on there. There’s a co write with Sarah Blasko on there too, and another with some Nashville cats. "Perpetua. The title fits: it's in honour of the glorious dead: ancestors, relatives, friends, childhood heroes. We are but passing through, it’s feckin perpetual. OK. That’s a mawkish idea to some. And I say ‘You’re on earth, there’s no cure for that.’ ‘No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.’ Actually that was Beckett." Share the ❤️ on Valentine's Day.
Unfortunately it’s not possible for Midnight Oil to police every item that is sold on the internet, but as a general comment, buyers should always beware that there are lots of scammers out there, and fans should therefore always act with appropriately high levels of skepticism before making any unofficial Midnight Oil-related purchases. In this particular instance, given the price and quantity of the items, we want to make it clear that Midnight Oil did NOT sign these guitars. In other words they are NOT authentic as the seller is claiming. This has been communicated to the website which is enabling the sale and the seller. - Oils HQ
See Midnight Oil featured in the Australian Music Vault, opening at Arts Centre Melbourne from Dec 19. More info: www.australianmusicvault.com.au
Repost from @peterrgarrett “In conversation with Al Gore on the Australian perspective  of climate change and how we will stop the Adani Mine.” www.24hoursofreality.org