Victorian Greens redouble push for arts sick pay

Left out of Victoria's sick pay pilot scheme, arts workers are in a Catch-22, says Greens candidate Gabrielle de Vietri.

The Victorian government’s recent announcement of a two-year pilot scheme guaranteeing five days of paid or carer’s sick leave to casual and self-employed Victorians is good policy, according to Gabrielle de Vietri, Greens candidate for the seat of Richmond.

Only one thing is preventing a good piece of policy from becoming an excellent piece of policy.

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Acting Performing Arts Editor Jason Blake is a career arts writer, critic and editor. He studied theatre directing at the VCA and NIDA, served as arts editor for the Sydney City Hub, edited subscription TV guides and reviewed theatre for the Sydney Morning Herald from 2009-2017. He was co-founder of and recently publications manager for the Sydney Film Festival. He shares his home office with a possum.