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Falling through the cracks: the precarious plight of performing artists
January 7, 2019
What can be done to stop performers falling through the gaps between tax, superannuation and social security systems? ….
In fact, not only have we done it before but Australia did it early. Surprisingly, many people still think today that a dedicated institution exists in Victoria for the support of elderly members of the theatrical profession. Known then and now as The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria (OCAV), it was founded in 1869 by a group of passionate believers in self-help, including George Coppin, the largest figure on the Australian stage at the time. Read more
Lyn and Keith Geer moved to Leith Park because OCAV offers all the levels of care they might require down the track. “We thought it was a good time to make the move, while we are both still fit."