Musicians have used song as a means of protest to the Abbott Government's 'bleak and sterile environment', donating their time to compose Down the Abbott Hole.
Just hours after its release, the song is being streamed online and played by radio stations across the country. Down the Abbott Hole is performed and composed by Cairns artist Zelda Grimshaw, with contributions by drummer and recording engineer Nigel Pegrum, and saxophonists Andree Baudet and Ruedi Homberger.
The artists hope the song will inspire other Australians to voice their dissent, and ultimately escape the ‘Abbott Hole’ in which 'fear reigns over logic, and the atmosphere is "cold as ice, black as coal".'
In a statement Grimshaw said, 'Economically, environmentally, and in terms of social equality, Tony’s cronies have plunged us all into a dark age.'
The candid lyrics of Down the Abbott Hole describe "Abbott Hole":