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02.02.2012

Support Australian performers and sign Australian Actors Equity's petition to the LPA

FIA's Australian member Actors Equity is running a campaign to encourage theatre producers to renew their commitment to building a strong and sustainable live performance industry in the country. Australian producers, represented by the LPA (Live Performance Australia), have indeed unexpectedly terminated the long standing Live Theatre Agreement that was covering the use of overseas artists. This agreement saw Australian theatre producers commit to conduct a casting for Australian performers before importing a performer from overseas.

This sudden and disappointing breach in the protection of the Australian Live Performance industry and its workers now needs to be reversed. Join Australian actors in their fight to get theatre producers to renew the expression of their faith in Australian performers and to work with FIA member Actors Equity MEAA to develop a new agreement respecting the concerns of both producers and performers. Sign the petition here.