ARTS WORKERS STRANDED
Victorian and South Australian arts workers are stranded in NSW with their work cancelled or finished and no way to get home.
These arts workers are sole contractors and freelancers who travelled to NSW to earn a living on various gigs or productions while they were allowed to do so, but before their work finished up they were locked out of their home state.
Their applications to return home have been ignored or rejected without reason. They are now facing many more months of separation from their loved ones, with no job, income, or guaranteed accommodation.
I call on the Victorian and South Australian Governments to take urgent action to create a process to bring their workers home safely.