The New South Wales State Government is calling for the entertainment industry to review the Entertainment Industry Act 2013 and ensure it is still fit for purpose and achieving its intended objectives.
NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Natasha Mann said the NSW Government wanted to ensure the regulatory framework for the entertainment industry was up to date and still relevant for the sector.
“We’re seeking feedback from all parties – this includes performers, lawyers, managers, venue operators and any other industry representatives who would like to have their say,” Ms Mann said. “The past couple of years have been difficult, with the COVID pandemic having a major impact on the State’s nightlife, with performers and venues forced to cancel entertainment.”
Industry stakeholders and members of the public are encouraged to provide feedback which will improve regulation and decide if any changes can be made to ensure legislation achieves objectives and operates effectively.
“We have witnessed pivotal changes to the entertainment industry, not only prompted by the pandemic but the introduction of new technologies continues to shape how entertainment is consumed and delivered,” Ms Mann said. “A review of the Act is essential to continue to protect and support the industry and to ensure it’s up to date, relevant and reflects the changes to the entertainment sector.”
NSW Fair Trading administers the Act, which establishes a code of conduct for the entertainment sector and provides dispute resolution for issues arising between performers and industry representatives.
To have your say on the Entertainment Industry Act, visit: https://www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/entertainment-industry-act
The consultation is open until 5pm Thursday, 29 September 2022.