The Age, John Bailey
24 March 2022
“It became really clear to me that there’s no protection for independent artists and independent companies,” says Valente. “There’s no union, no representation, there’s [lobby group] Theatre Network Australia and that’s really about it. COVID was making that very explicit. Most people were just cut off and felt abandoned.” In the lead-up to the next federal election, Theatre Network Australia has joined 15 other national bodies to draw attention to the under-valuation of the performing arts.”
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