Earlier this year the WNBL team SEQ Stars was forced into liquidation.
The entertainment industry has long been plagued with a culture of artists and entertainers working for free with the promise of “exposure”.
Equity is on the brink of reaching an agreement that includes major improvements to the ways residuals are calculated, collected and distributed to performers for the use of their television work.
A blokey culture that rewards ‘mates over merit’, tolerates sexual harassment and abuse, pays lip service to work-family balance, and perpetuates the gender pay gap has been exposed by a landmark survey of women in the Australian media.
The media reforms introduced by the Turnbull Government are too much about fighting old analog wars and will do nothing to promote greater diversity of voices in the Australian media landscape. In many cases they may actually lead to a greater concentration of ownership.
MEAA CEO Paul Murphy said: “While it’s true existing laws have become increasingly ineffective in the face ...