Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
LPA seeks targeted financial stimulus for live performance industry
Live Performance Australia (LPA) is calling for a targeted industry package advising that without this financial assistance there will be no bridge to recovery for many companies.
The shutdown of events and venues in response to Coronavirus has already cost the performing arts industry thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in lost income with LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson advising “we are on the front and back ends of this crisis, and without immediate and substantial support for under-capitalised commercial and Not-For-Profit companies, we won’t have an industry in the next few months.”
The economic stimulus package announced by government is welcome and critically important for the Australian economy by providing support for workers and businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Richardson adds “Australians who work in live performance or who rely on the industry for their livelihood have been the first to be hit by the coronavirus economic tidal wave and they will be the last to recover.
Richardson advised that they expected people and businesses who operate in the performing arts industry, including large casual workforce and sole traders, to be able to access some of the help that has been announced, including faster access to income support payments but stresses that “many of our performing arts companies and businesses have seen their entire revenue evaporate overnight”.
The small business package measures announced, while welcome, will not make a material difference to 80% of our companies.
“These are businesses whose entire revenue has fallen off a cliff. Without immediate support, they won’t survive.
“They also have no certainty about when or if they will be able to resume operations in the future.
“As the Prime Minister warned, this is not a two or four-week situation. We are in this for six months or more.
LPA advise that following the second stimulus package announced, the industry needs an additional $650 million in targeted support measures to be announced in the next few days.
Richardson added “today Australia’s live performance peak body and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) stand united in calling for a clear commitment from government that it will provide an emergency industry package this week. Otherwise, this will be the death knell for Australia’s world class live performance industry.”
For an overview of LPA’s revised emergency industry package click here.
17th March 2020 - LPA calls for $850 million live performance support and stimulus package
11th March 2020 - Live Performance Australia release Coronavirus statement
19th December 2019 - PAC Australia announces merger of key national performing arts events
9th September 2019 - Touring regional performing arts to receive $1.6 million federal funding
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…read more
The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…read more
Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!