Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) today welcome the appointments to the inaugural Centre for Creative Workplaces Council.
ARIA and PPCA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “We welcome the appointment of former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins as Chair of the Centre for Creative Workplaces Council. Ms Jenkin’s outstanding work as commissioner improved law, policies, practices, and funding to foster greater gender equality and address sexual harassment.
“The appointment of Ms Jenkins ensures the important work started by the Music Industry Review will continue with the expertise and dedication it deserves. We look forward to working in partnership with the Centre, and other States and Territories, on implementing the recommendations of the report. We want to ensure our industry workplaces are safe, inclusive, and respectful.”
“It is encouraging to see a progress since the passing of the Creative Australia legislation in June, but the best announcements and intentions are nothing without robust execution. We cannot afford to get this wrong. We look forward to an announcement on the Council for Music Australia in the near future and look forward to working closely with both Councils to tackle the huge challenge faced by local music and to secure our talented artists the global fame they deserve. We can absolutely achieve this with the right investment and strategic support, but we need to be ambitious and execute well.