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Kate Schaffner announced as Director of Creative Workplaces

Creative Australia has today announced the appointment of Kate Schaffner as Director of Creative Workplaces. Creative Workplaces is an initiative of the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy: Revive.

As a newly established function of Creative Australia, Creative Workplaces will promote fair, safe, and respectful workplaces for Australian artists, arts workers, and arts organisations.

Kate has considerable experience in workplace relations and in leadership roles in the public sector. She has contributed to the implementation of several recent workplace relations policy reforms at the Fair Work Commission.

Kate Schaffner
Kate Schaffner

She also has a deep understanding of workplace culture and employment issues. Her knowledge of issues relating to pay, safety, and wellbeing will be instrumental in delivering Creative Workplace’s mandate.

The appointment comes after Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Tony Burke appointed a Creative Workplaces Council, chaired by former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins AO and fellow Council members, all with deep sector knowledge and experiences.

Creative Workplaces will play a key role in delivering on the Government’s commitment to ensuring fair, safe and respectful workplaces for people working across the arts sector, as outlined in the National Cultural Policy: Revive.

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