Sexual harassment, bullying and misconduct of any kind have no place in our creative state. Creative Victoria expects all funded organisations and projects to provide a safe and respectful working environment for all.
This means having robust policies and procedures in place that are clear, up to date and well promoted within your organisation.
At the request of the Minister for Creative Industries, Creative Victoria has also convened a working group of industry leaders to explore ways to address these issues within the creative industries in Victoria, and to promote and advance cultural change.
The members are:
Nicole Beyer, Executive Director, Theatre Network Australia
Dave Giles-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Fashion Council
Caroline Pitcher, Chief Executive Officer, Film Victoria
Anthony Reed, Chief Executive Officer, Games Developers’ Association of Australia
Claire Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Arts Centre Melbourne
Kate Torney, Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian, State Library of Victoria
Catryn Tuckwell, General Counsel, Arts Centre Melbourne
The following resources have been compiled to assist you to better understand these issues, and develop appropriate policies and procedures.
Australian Human Rights Commission
- Know Where the Line Is
- Writing an effective sexual harassment policy
- Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Resource for Small, Medium and Large employers
- Recognising and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Information for Employees
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)
Codes of Conduct
Theatre Network Australia
Live Performance Australia
- Industry Code of Practice to Prevent Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying
- CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault)
- 1800 RESPECT National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
- Beyond Blue
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line
- WIRE (Women’s Information and Referral Exchange)