APRA AMCOS supports safe workplaces in the contemporary music industry.
We are committed to the prevention of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying. Our commitment extends to asking our suppliers and partners to adhere to a code of conduct to ensure the prevention of discrimination and harassment in their workplaces.
Below is a resources guide, to support organisations in creating a code of conduct; and assist people who have experienced discrimination, harassment or bullying.
National Sexual Assault, Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
1800RESPECT is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services to provide support for:
People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence Their friends and family
Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence
1800RESPECT is a confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
They can provide information, referrals to help services and counselling.
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Area Health - Sexual Assault Services
Many local Area Health Services have sexual assault services, for help with crisis counselling as well as medical and ongoing counselling needs, help in reporting a sexual assault to the police and preparing for any court hearings or making a victim impact statement. These services are free and confidential. Please check with your local area health service.
Support Act Wellbeing Helpline
1800 959 500
A free, confidential counselling service that is available 24/7 to anyone working in Australian music or the arts, who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing.
Support Act First Nations Dedicated Support Line
1800 861 085
Support Act First Nations Dedicated Support Line facilitates a culturally safe experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, crew and music workers.
This is a free and confidential service specifically catered to First Nations people in providing help with your mental health and wellbeing.
Support Act Manager Support Hotline
1800 818 728
Support Act now offers a consultative service for artist managers, line managers, team leaders and those with MHFA training (“managers”) who are providing support to music and arts workers in relation to their mental health and wellbeing.
National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC)
Community Legal Centres (CLCs) are independently operating not-for-profit community organisations that provide legal and related services to the public, focusing on the disadvantaged and people with special needs.
Women’s Legal Service
Women’s Legal Services Australia is a national network of community legal centres specialising in women’s legal issues
Policy and Legislative Requirements
Live Performance Australia
Live Performance Australia (LPA) has released the Australian Live Performance Industry code of practice to prevent workplace discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying. This code mirrors the code released by Screen Producers Australia (SPA). Both organisations worked closely with Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to develop and finalise the codes.
The code is organised in two parts: Part A is a guide for employers, including an overview of relevant legislative framework and obligations, as well as best practice guidance on steps employers can take to effectively prevent and respond to discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace; and Part B includes templates and resources to help employers develop their own policies and procedures:
Fair Work Ombudsman
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner - Image Based Abuse
Image-based abuse (IBA) occurs when intimate, nude or sexual images are distributed without the consent of those pictured. This includes real, altered and drawn pictures and videos. While most image-based abuse is about the sharing of images without consent, it can also include the threat of an image being shared.
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides support for people who have experienced image-based abuse by providing reporting options, support and resources for victims, their family and friends, and bystanders.