The ADG recognises and acknowledges that sexual harassment and abuse are serious issues impacting the screen industry, including in Australia.
We acknowledge and respect the brave individuals who are speaking up about these issues.
We recognise that our community is using the #MeToo hashtag to challenge the code of silence around sexual harassment at the risk of experiencing further discrimination in the industry.
We recognise that our roles as directors and producers comes with a professional responsibility to not abuse the power dynamic inherent in the relationship.
We expect all our members to take individual responsibility for their actions and adhere to the Australian Human Rights Commission Sexual Harassment code of practice.
We encourage anyone who has been subject to sexual harassment or abuse within the industry to report their complaint to the police.