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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FORUM

AUSTRALIA’S LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY COUNTS THE COST OF COVID – EXTENDED SUPPORT NEEDED

TWO THIRDS OF INDUSTRY JOBS (79,000) LOST, $23.6 BILLION OF ECONOMIC OUTPUT LOST, $10.7 BILLION OF ADDED VALUE LOST  Melbourne and Sydney (14 October, 2020) – The Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF) has asked the Federal Government to urgently consider targeted measures to provide additional support to the live entertainment sector as a new report… Continue reading →

LEIF RELEASES COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES

The LEIF COVID-Safe Guidelines have been released ahead of the Event Summit, taking place on 14th October where LEIF will unveil, along with partners EY, a first ever study to assess the economic contribution of the live entertainment. industry in Australia. Melbourne and Sydney (7th October, 2020) – The Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF), which… Continue reading →

LEIF APPLAUDS THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’s EXTENSION OF JOBKEeper

LEIF APPLAUDS THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S EXTENSION OF JOBKEEPER The Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF), which represents Australia’s largest live event businesses, welcomes the Federal Government’s six-month extension to its JobKeeper program, saying the wage subsidy will support thousands of jobs in the industry, which is among the hardest hit by COVID-19.  LEIF said almost all its members are… Continue reading →

LEIF WELCOMES THE RETURN OF SPORTS FANS IN QUEENSLAND

LEIF WELCOMES THE RETURN OF SPORTS FANS IN QUEENSLAND Melbourne and Sydney (17 June, 2020) – The Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF), which represents Australia’s largest live entertainment and sport businesses, welcomes the Queensland government’s progressive return of fans to venues in Queensland from this weekend as big win for the industry.  Queensland Health Minister,… Continue reading →

LEIF WELCOMES PM’S EASING OF RESTRICTIONS AT OUTDOOR VENUES AND HAS BEGUN WORKING WITH GOVERNMENTS ACROSS AUSTRALIA

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FORUM WELCOMES PM’S EASING OF RESTRICTIONS AT OUTDOOR VENUES AND HAS BEGUN WORKING WITH GOVERNMENTS ACROSS AUSTRALIA News comes as LEIF starts work to make stadia with 40k+ capacity COVIDSafe LEIF will work closely with Federal, State and Territory Governments to implement the new measures and enable the safe easing of further… Continue reading →

INTRODUCING THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FORUM (LEIF)

LEADING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS BUSINESSES UNITE TO SAFELY RESTART THE $150 BILLION INDUSTRY AND BRING BACK JOBS Former Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland appointed as Chair to lead LEIF and develop world’s best practice safety protocols Melbourne and Sydney (Tuesday 9th June, 2020) – Australia’s largest live event businesses have today announced the formation… Continue reading →