The #Arts Needs Your Support

By April 10, 2020News

The #Arts Needs Your Support

As President of the VABT, I am seeking your assistance in our plight to keep our entertainment industry from falling through the gaps of this COVID-19 Crisis. If you are in the #arts industry or you are a supporter of the #arts you can help! Our Treasurer confirmed in question time yesterday (8th April 2020) that he will have the power to extend wage subsidies to 1.1 million more casuals, local govt workers, uni staff, temporary workers, disability workers, arts and entertainment and charity workers. The sector needs to lobby.

You can help in TWO Ways!
ONE: If you can take time to watch this link I have posted on YouTube and like it, I would be most grateful!
TWO: Help us lobby our politicians (see below)

It’s simple and will only take a few minutes of your time.

There are 4 emails to be sent from all arts and entertainment industry workers. 
NOTE: If you’re not in our industry but support the #arts
Just change: I work in the arts and entertainment industry as an [insert job description here].
To: I support the arts and entertainment industry. 

 

Email to: Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg: Josh.Frydenberg.MP@aph.gov.au
Dear Josh Frydenberg, 
I am [insert name].  I work in the arts and entertainment industry as an [insert job description here].
The COVID-19 crisis has shut down my industry and as a result many of us are not earning a wage and cannot afford to live. Also, many of us do not currently qualify for the JobKeeper subsidy. 
The JobKeeper legislation gives you the power to extend the wage subsidy to workers like me in the arts and entertainment industry. 
Please Treasurer, act now and extend the JobKeeper subsidy to my industry and keep the Australian arts and entertainment sector alive.
Sincerely,
[Insert name here]
   
Email to:
2. Your local Federal Member (google their email address)
3. Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for the Arts: Paul.Fletcher.MP@aph.gov.au
4. Tony Bourke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts: Tony.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au

 

Dear [Federal MP’s name here],
I am [insert name].  I work in the arts and entertainment industry as an [insert job description here].
The COVID-19 crisis has shut down my industry and as a result many of us are not earning a wage and cannot afford to live.  Also, many of us do not currently qualify for the JobKeeper subsidy.   
The Treasurer has the power to act now and extend the JobKeeper subsidy to my industry. 
Please help. I urge you to lobby Josh Frydenberg and keep the Australian arts and entertainment industry alive.
Sincerely,
[Insert name here]

Much appreciated

Sally-Anne Upton

President VABT