Feds release insurance dosh

The government's COVID-19 insurance system has now started and works under very tight rules.

Minister Fletcher’s office today published a release announcing that screen producers can now access TIF, the Temporary Interruption Fund, which contains $50m. This is very important, and enables the stalled trainyard of productions to shunt into action. The industry has pushed hard for this. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.