The Modern Award Review was announced on 15 September 2023. As per the commitment made in Revive, Minister Burke requested the Fair Work Commission investigate existing award coverage and minimum standards in the arts and culture sector, including potential coverage gaps, as part of this review. A discussion paper will be issued on 6 November and submissions will be invited in response by 4 December 2023. Consultations with interested parties will be held between 11-12 December 2023 and 22 January-2 February 2024.
Peak body for the visual arts, NAVA, is undertaking a sector survey to help unpack arts sector Award coverage gaps. NAVA has set recommended minimum standards for the payment of artists and arts workers through the Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design since 2001. The most recent edition of the Code was endorsed by the Australian Government in January 2023, as part of the National Cultural Policy, Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place.
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Learn more an contribute to the review at the Fair Work Commission