In 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. WIFT Australia attended consultation sessions regarding the inquiry and will submit an official written response. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to make written submissions up until 28 February 2019.
Codes of Conduct
The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance joined forces with the Screen Producers Association and Live Performance Australia to create codes of conduct for both the screen industry and live performance industry. Both codes commit workers to positive conduct while engaged by the production company. They can be downloaded at MEAA Screen Industry Code & Live Performance Industry Code.
Screen Australia implemented a Code of Conduct to Assist the Prevention of Sexual Harassment for all productions approved for funding from 2 April 2018. This Code clarifies the responsibility of Producers to ensure their workplaces are free of harassment and assault with financial implications if incidents are not handled appropriately. WIFT Australia have given feedback on both drafts code of conduct. More information can be found at Screen Australia Code of Conduct.