Actors and crew deliver #saveourstories petition to Parliament
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Leading Australian actors and crew visited Canberra on Tuesday to deliver a petition to Arts Minister George Brandis urging the government to not axe the visa rules that protect local jobs and stories.
Minister Brandis refused to meet the MEAA delegation to receive the #saveourstories visual petition, despite repeated requests. Instead, actors Geoff Morrell, Nadine Garner, Jay Laga'aia, Dave Nichols (key grip) and Robyn Elliott (costume supervisor) met with Labor shadow ministers and key cross-benchers.