A new website with an industry toolkit is aiming to make live music venues in Western Australia safer and more inclusive, especially for women and the LGBTQI+ community. Community organisation Safer Venues WA was started as a measure to address safety and harassment concerns after a 2017 survey found 67 per cent of 550 respondents had previously been harassed in a WA venue, and of those people, 80 per cent were women.
The new website provides practical information such as advice on signage and house policy development, door entry and bathroom safety procedures and security briefing scripts. There is also a downloadable harassment report form and after-care cards.
Read Minister Ellery's full media statement
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