A large number of Events Industry people are driving their trucks and signwritten vehicles down to Parliament House, Spring Street Melbourne, this Thursday between 9am – 10:30am.
We have been discussing the issues affecting our industry to our Local Members of Parliament and will be holding a press conference on the steps of Parliament at 10am on Thursday 18th March. We are inviting a number of members of Gov as well as the Opposition MPs to chat with Damian DeJong ( a member of the Aust Amusements Assoc and an Events Supplier ) to highlight the issues of the lack of assistance, removing JobKeeper, impacts of the ongoing COVID restrictions and subsequent loss of jobs and incomes.
In an effort to be “heard” by the Premier, Prime Minister, Mainstream Media and the Public, we are making a demonstration for the Events Industry. There will be a large number representing the vast variety of businesses affected including:
- Marquee and outdoor furniture
- Amusement Rides
- Lighting Companies
- Theming and Styling
- Part Suppliers
- Venue Operators
- Food Truck Venders
All of us will be there to voice our concerns and the lack of follow up of the many promises espoused by both State and Fed Gov for direct support to the Events industry.
We have been forgotten and left to sit in the shadows.
IT IS TIME TO BE SEEN AND HEARD!
Please send this invite to as many Event professionals that have been impacted so that we can finally have a say about the future of our Industry.
Photo: Members of the Philly chapter of Live Events Coalition push roadcases around City Hall, to bring attention to the adverse effects COVID-19 has on the business of live events, and the livelihoods of the people who work in that industry, in Philadelphia July 24, 2020.