Safeguarding body the Creative Workplaces Council established by Government

The Federal Government has established the Creative Workplaces Council, a national body intended to raise and set workplace standards across the arts.

A new body to raise and set workplace standards across the arts has been established by the Albanese Labor Government. Creative Workplaces will provide advice on issues of safety, welfare and pay in the arts and entertainment sector, refer matters to the relevant authorities, and work with the sector to develop codes of conduct and resources for the sector.

Today (Friday 11 August) the Federal Government announced the appointment of Kate Jenkins AO as Chair of the Creative Workplaces Council.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts