Over the next few months The MAGAP will be working closely with industry heads across all types of businesses across our sector to create what will be a 'voluntary code of conduct'. We want your thoughts so please see below and fill out the form.
This Voluntary code of conduct, will be for businesses who wish to employ creatives on set, businesses involved in all aspects of production and the creative artists themselves.
Parts of the creative industry onset are currently unregulated and many forms of misconduct/mis-treatment and discrimination of talent and creatives currently take place. This is largely due to there not being a Professional Producer on some sets where issues would normally be managed and handled
Some of the issues at hand
- meal breaks / breaks based on a working day
- water/food / bathrooms onset/location
- discrimination / harassament / bullying
- appropriate behaviour on set
- working with children
- rates - what to charge - annual increase in rates like any other industry
- overtime without payment
- Covid - regulations and implementation on set
We will look to work with Government Departments, such as the Human Rights Commission to ensure that all are aware of the Australian Law of discrimination and other departments for other issues.
The Code of Conduct once complete will be free and available for all to sign. Once you are a signatory of the code, you have then have adhered to abide by it and you will have a downloadable logo available to show you are in agreeance. This will be used on your website, email or any other forms of marketing. This will create a set of standards for our sets where this form of action isn't already in place. The Code can also be brought to the attention of whomever is creating a shoot to sign prior to the shoot. Bringing to the attention of all involved in the shoot, prior to the shoot what is considered to be appropriate ettiquette and treatment of all across the whole production and shoot.
If you feel you have been discriminated, harrassed or bullyed
Contact the Human Rights Commission for guidance
hours: 10am - 1:30pm Mon - Fri
or Click below to head to their website
OR. Please call 000 or head to your local police station