Support Act welcomes the pledge from NSW State Labor that was made on Friday (17 March) of $2 million over four years to support its life-saving programs, should Labor win government this Saturday.
It also applauds the $4 million that was pledged to support the recommendations of the Music Industry Review.
The announcements form part of the $103 million pledge that State Labor made in support of the policy paper distributed by the #VoteMusic industry alliance on 20 February.
Clive Miller, CEO of Support Act, explains: “A critical element of supporting music in NSW is ensuring that we are creating sustained culture and behaviour change through the development of psychologically safe workplaces that are free from harassment, discrimination, bullying and sexual harm, and which promote safe and productive workplace cultures where music workers of all genres are seen, heard and valued.
“The funding pledge announced by the Shadow Minister for the Arts, John Graham, will greatly assist Support Act’s programs in this area. It will also help fund our First Nations mental health and wellbeing programs and crisis relief services, which provide short term financial relief to musicians, managers, crew and music workers who are still doing it tough”.