Melbourne actors campaign to keep live theatre local
Friday, 14 September 2012
On Sunday almost 200 Equity members gathered at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne to hear about the Live Theatres, Local Jobs campaign, what Live Performance Australia’s decision to rip up the overseas artists agreement means for performers and to discuss our next steps.
The message from performers who attended the meeting was clear: "Australian performers are united in their resolve to be treated with respect. We want more opportunities for local actors, not less."
Earlier this year Live Performance Australia (LPA), the employer body representing producers and theatre companies, walked away from a 20 year commitment to support Australian artists in theatre and live performance.
Bert La Bonte delivers a passionate speech to Melbourne performers
Thanks to Corinne Grant, Alan Fletcher, Reg and Judith Gorman, Bert La Bonte, Michael Crosby and Equity Director Sue McCreadie for their passionate speeches in support of our craft.
Read more about the campaign here.