Creative Workplaces Council
The Australian Government’s Minister for the Arts announced the inaugural members of the Creative Workplaces Council on Friday 11 August 2023, with their positions to take effect from Thursday 24 August 2023.
The members of the Council are:
- Kate Jenkins AO, former Sex Discrimination Commissioner (Chairperson)
- Tina Lavranos, Executive Director at DarkLab
- Michel Hryce, Director of People and Culture at Michael Cassel Group
- Tony Ayres, Writer, Director, and Producer
- Ruth Hazleton, Singer, Musician, and Songwriter
- Fiona Donovan, Production Designer
- Bjorn Stewart, Actor, Writer, and Director, a Kuku Yalanji/Wemba Wemba man
The role of the Creative Workplaces Council will be to inform and support the operation of Creative Workplaces. The Creative Workplaces Council will report to, and work closely with, the governing Board for Creative Australia, which will continue to be known as the Australia Council Board.
The Creative Workplaces Council will meet at a minimum 4 times each year and further information about the meetings will be published on this page.
About Creative Workplaces
Creative Workplaces is an initiative of the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy: Revive launched on 30 January 2023. It will be established as a new function within Creative Australia under the Creative Australia Act 2023.
Creative Workplaces will promote fair, safe, and respectful workplaces for Australian artists and arts workers. This means it will support arts workers and arts organisations.
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If you are in immediate danger or at risk of harm, contact the Police by phoning 000.
For wellbeing support, you can contact:
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
- Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – 1800 959 500
- Support Act First Nations Dedicated Support Line – 1800 861 085 or 1800 959 500 (option 3)
- 1800 RESPECT
For information on your rights at work, or to report workplace bullying, harassment or discrimination contact:
Additional resources and support organisations for the arts and entertainment sector:
- Arts and Wellbeing Collective
- Beyond Blue
- The Black Dog Institute
- The Big Anxiety Festival
- Emerging Minds
- Entertainment Assist
- The Lowitja Institute
- Mind Australia
- Reach out
- SANE Australia