Addressing Sexual Harassment

August 2018
Code of Practice to Prevent Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has released the Australian Live Performance Industry Code of Practice to Prevent Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying (Code).

The Code came into effect on 3 September 2018.

ABOUT THE CODE
The code is organised in two parts:

  • PART A – A guide for employers including an overview of the relevant legislative framework and obligations, as well as best practice guidance on steps you can take to effectively prevent and respond to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. A copy of Part A can be found here.
  • PART B – Templates and resources to assist you to develop new policies and procedures
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Mar 2018
Know Where the Line Is - Resources
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The Know Where the Line Is national awareness raising strategy is a tripartite partnership between the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mar 2018
Ending workplace sexual harassment: A resource for small, medium and large employers
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The resource aims to assist small, medium and large employers to understand and meet their legal obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act. It also provides practical guidance on how employers can prevent sexual harassment and how to respond effectively when it occurs.

February 2018
Code of Conduct for Employees, Volunteers, and Contractors at The Flying Fruit Fly Circus

The Code of Conduct for Employees, Volunteers, and Contractors at The Flying Fruit Fly Circus goes in tandem with The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Child Protection Policy, which is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact The Flying Fruit Fly Circus directly.

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December 2017
MEAA 2017 Sexual Harassment in Live Theatre Survey
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December 2017
LPA Statement on Harassment and Bullying

As the peak employer body for live performance in Australia, LPA strongly supports safe and respectful workplaces for everyone, without exception.

Workplaces should be non-threatening, respectful, safe and free from all forms of harassment. All employees have the right not to be sexually harassed or discriminated against in the workplace. That is the law. No excuses.

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December 2017
National Code of Behaviour - Confederation of Australian State Theatres (CAST)

TNA endorses CAST’s National Code of Behaviour.

CAST is committed to cultural change for the betterment of our industry. We are introducing a national code of behaviour, and we are committed to a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual harassment or bullying in the workplace. We are also committed to empowering those working with us to report inappropriate behaviours. By upholding a consistent industry-wide standard, we can work together to eradicate sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace and ensure we move forward as a collective, safe and supportive industry.

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December 2017
Theatre Network NSW Code of Behaviour

TNA endorses the Theatre Network NSW (TNN) Code of Behaviour.

The following code is based on the Royal Court Theatre’s Code of Behaviour from the UK and published in response to our theatre sector’s demand and hope for culture change to prevent sexual harassment and abuses of power. Published by TNN as a living document in which the sector is encouraged to respond to, this code has been developed as an initiative of the NSW Theatre Producers Working Group, which includes members of whyareyouwinkingatme and MEAA’s National Performers’ Committee. As a living Code of Behaviour, sector revision and addition of this code is to be expected.

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