Talent/Client/Starfish Kids Relationship:
*A talent (Artist) engages Starfish Kids to be their agent representative and the Agency has the Artist’s written authority to enter into contracts with any and all Clients on their behalf. At no time is there an employer/employee relationship between Starfish Kids and talent.
*The “Client” or Talent is deemed to carry all obligations and requirements regarding PAYG tax deductions from talent/model fees and the payment of superannuation contributions applicable in accordance with superannuation guarantee legislation.
*PAYG & SUPERANNUATION -I t is the responsibility of the “End User”(the client) to with hold PAYG tax at 20%, according to the Australian Taxation Office guidelines.The “End User”(the client) is also required to pay Superannuation guarantee charge(SGC-currently 9.5%) of the total talent to the nominated superannuation fund if applicable.
*In accordance with the Australian Taxation Office “PAYG” withholding tax guidelines for Agents, performing artists, advertisers and advertising agencies available on the ATO website.
*The Client is defined as the “end-user” by the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) “PAYG withholding for performing artists” guidelines. Web address for these ATO guidelines: www.ato.gov.au/content/20615.htm.
*The talent is exclusively represented and managed by Starfish Kids and the client can in no way deal with them directly in any form. All correspondence and booking arrangements are made directly by the client with Starfish Kids.
It is the responsibility of the Client to ensure that they have adequate levels of Workers Compensation Insurance to cover all Artists used at all locations (including travel to and from a location). The Agency is not required to, nor holds, any such insurance for Artists.
Office of Children's Guardian Regulation:
- under 15 years of age in the entertainment and exhibition, still photography and door-to-door sales industries
- under 16 years of age for any type of modelling
- who are being paid either in money or material benefit.
It also applies to children who are not being paid when there is a mix of paid and unpaid children employed.
The web address for informations for employers: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/children-s-employment/information-for-employers
The web address for information for parents: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/children-s-employment/information-for-parents