Screen Industry Code of Conduct Information Session
Learn more about the Screen Industry Code of Conduct with Screen Producer Australia's Pravin Menon.
This session was presented by Pravin Menon (Director, Government Relations & Operations at Screen Producers Australia) to provide an overview of the Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice.
Video Time Stamps
00:00 Holding Slide
06:10 Welcome from Willie Rowe
06:50 Session Overview from SPA’s Pravin Menon
08:38 Introduction to the Code
09:25 What is the Code?
11:34 Why do we have a Code?
17:34 Who does the Code apply to?
24:35 Key Legal Concepts
32:14 What does and doesn’t the Code cover?
37:49 Where does the Code apply?
39:17 Discrimination Overview
41:48 Harassment Overview
45:12 Sexual Harassment Overview
47:13 Workplace Bullying Overview
50:32 Vilification Overview
51:54 Victimisation Overview
54:28 What is not Workplace Bullying?
55:05 What are your rights and obligations as an employer?
1:03:55 Where can employers seek advice or submit a complaint?
1:17:07 What are potential consequences for non-compliance?
1:28:09 What steps can employers take to minimise risks?
1:43:41 What other resources are available?
About the Screen Industry Code of Practice
The Screen Industry Code of Practice was developed by both Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to support the prevention of workplace discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the screen industry.
Although described as a voluntary industry code of practice, Screenwest encourages all screen industry practitioners to adopt and follow it.
Screenwest also expects all funding applicants (including their employers and contractors, if applicable) to comply with all state and federal safe workplace legislations and use reasonable efforts to follow the recommendations of the Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice. This is referenced in the Business Terms section of the Screenwest Terms of Trade.
You can download the Code of Practice, examples, template documents, and FAQs from the Screen Producers Australia’s about page.