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MEAA is the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.

The Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Cultures of the lands and seas of which we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations Peoples, Elders and Ancestors. We acknowledge that Sovereignty was never ceded and stand in Solidarity towards a shared future.

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My MEAA Story: Merryn Schofield

Merryn Schofield is a freelance screen art department worker.

Posted on 5th, December 2023

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Notice of MEAA elections

MEAA has made arrangements via the Fair Work Commission for the Australian Electoral Commission to conduct elections ...

Posted on 15th, November 2023

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MEAA statement on Israel and Palestine crisis

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) is appalled at the outbreak of violence unfolding across ...

Posted on 6th, November 2023

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MEAA Chief calls for fair wages and inclusive workplaces in Australia’s booming screen sector

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance chief executive Erin Madeley argues that with the Australian screen industry ...

Posted on 25th, October 2023

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A message to MEAA members following the 2023 referendum

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance today restates our commitment to justice for First Nations people ...

Posted on 16th, October 2023

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Reversal of funding cuts a great result for the NSW screen industry

The restoration of funding for the NSW screen industry will ensure thousands of jobs and small ...

Posted on 27th, September 2023

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Know your rights: independent contractors V casual employee

As a performer it is important to know whether you are being engaged as an independent ...

Posted on 21st, September 2023

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Creative Workplaces will help to deliver safe and fair jobs in the arts and entertainment sectors

MEAA welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to safer and fairer workplaces across all art forms with ...

Posted on 11th, August 2023

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Beware of clauses that undermine screen crew contracts

There has been increase in clauses appearing in contracts that undermine crew conditions. Always make sure ...

Posted on 10th, August 2023

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Why has SAG-AFTRA called a strike? The 160,000 members of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood’s largest union, authorised a ...

Posted on 14th, July 2023

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Support ballet dancers as they take industrial action

On Friday night, The Australian Ballet’s dancers are taking industrial action for the first time in ...

Posted on 23rd, June 2023

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Red Bull win gives dancers wings

Following collective action by members of Equity Committee Dancers Australia, Red Bull have committed to paying ...

Posted on 24th, May 2023

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SA End of year get together

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Posted on 29th, November 2023

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The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance acknowledges the traditional custodians and cultures of the lands and seas on which we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples, elders and ancestors. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and stand in solidarity towards a shared future.
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