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Strand 4: Regulation


  • To build on an earlier research project to gain deeper and updated insights about the effects of busking laws;
  • To determine whether and how recent rule changes in Melbourne and Sydney have affected the experience of buskers;
  • To investigate whether busking laws impact differently on different categories of buskers (eg style/type of performance, gender etc), including those who avoid the permit system, have failed auditions etc;
  • To investigate whether/how buskers are impacted on by other public space regulatory mechanisms (eg banning orders directed at anti-social behaviour).