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SPA and MEAA announce the release of draft policies relating to workplace bullying, investigations and discrimination and harassment.

SPA and MEAA announce the release of a draft policies relating to workplace bullying, investigations and discrimination and harassment.

“Over the past few months our industry has been under the spotlight. But I am hopeful some good can come out of this moment of catharsis. For a while now we have been working proactively with MEAA to introduce measures to address a number of workplace safety issues. It is timely, given the recent focus on our sector, that today I announce that SPA and MEAA are leading industry efforts to address sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination. Everyone has a right to a safe workplace. I encourage everyone concerned with building a better, safer industry to send us their comments” Matthew Deaner, CEO of Screen Producers Australia said.

“The safety and wellbeing of people who work in our industry is of paramount importance to MEAA” said Zoe Angus, Director of Equity.

The consultation period on the draft policies is open until 16 February 2018. These documents may form the basis for the eventual policies that are included in the Screen Safety Code currently being negotiated by SPA and MEAA. The documents are for discussion and consultation purposes only and are presented without prejudice to negotiations on the Screen Safety Code.

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Comments may be sent to James Cheatler, Director of Policy and Government Relations | james.cheatley@screenproducers.org.au or Zoe Angus, Director of Equity, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance | zoe.angus@meaa.org.

Separately, in early January 2018, SPA will also announce details of its Safe Workplace Training in Melbourne and Sydney.

Media contact: SPA - James Cheatley - 0419482680

Download the media release.